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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 […]

‘MY FEUDAL LORD’ AND ISLAMIC MORALITY

My feudal lord:

The book ‘My Feudal Lord’, – written by Tehmina Durrani of Pakistan (first published in 1991) qualified to be her autobiography. Though quarter of a century old, the book is still relevant in today’s Pakistan. It covered mainly the turbulent period of her second married life spanning about 15 years (from mid seventies […]

By |June 11th, 2014|bangalee freethinker, Culture, Religion, Society, Women|4 Comments

ARUNDHATI ROY: THE GODDESS OF SMALL MINDS

Suzanna Arundhati Roy (writer of “The God of Small Things” which was published in 1997) labels India as a “Hindu Corporate State”. She criticizes Modi and RSS whenever she gets a chance. She markets ‘Babri Mosque’ and ‘Gujarat riot’ as symbols of her secular intellectuality. She bypasses ‘Godhara incident’ with great vagueness; but speaks about […]

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