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87% of our women are rape victims: What are we, a nation of rapists?

No human word can explain the pain of being raped by the person whom we love and trust most. Unfortunately, almost all of the Bangladeshi women live through this painful reality, and when I say women, I literally mean our sisters and mothers.

A gruesome picture was found in 2011 by a study carried […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Human Rights, Women|5 Comments

A three in one

By: Basharat Ishtiaque

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​I’m a girl. A pure bold Muslim Bangladeshi born. I am certainly entitled to live my life my way. No one has the authority over me to make me forgo my rights.

The key thing that affected my life drastically was being born as a female child in Bangladesh. Not to mention, […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Freethinking, Human Rights, Women|1 Comment

The Brave are the Dead: Barbarism in Bangladesh

By: Chris Emmanuel Dsouza

The cult of ISIS style king has penetrated into Bangladesh society. This has been well orchestrated in the series of street murders of Secular Bloggers in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is a country, which was carved out of Islamic Republic of Pakistan in 1971, after a bloody battle against the Pakistan Army, costing over […]

Wildly, but in silence

A Bangladeshi expatriate boy came out of a nightclub in Moscow city before the session came to an end. He was dressed with a winter jacket, jeans pants, a woolen cap and a pair of gloves for the temperature of the night was -04 degree Celsius and it was snowing incessantly all over the place. […]

By |December 18th, 2014|Literature, Society, Women|1 Comment

The girl of easy virtue of our village

One day in the evening, I was wandering with some of my friends along the earthen road beside the narrow river flowing near our overpopulated village. Suddenly, we heard a riotous noise coming from another part of our village. No sooner heard the noise, we rushed to the place. After we had reached there, we […]

By |November 19th, 2014|Liberation war, Literature, Women|4 Comments

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today (September 14) is Ada Lovelace Day. Did we know that?

This day is tied with Ada Byron who has been recognized as the ‘first computer programmer’ (though it is still subject to debate).

Well…this post is not only about Ada. We know the names of Hypatia, Madame Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Lise Meitner, Rachel Carson, Barbara McClintock, […]

The Aberration of Veiling Women

Recently there were two op-ed articles in the Bangladesh-based internet daily, bdnews24.com, on the issue of veiling women. Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country, and veiling of Muslim women is a serious topic there, with increasing number of women there using veils.

The first one was posted on July 31, 2014. The author, A. Rahman, is a […]

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