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 […]

Passing away of Suchitra Sen

Suchitra Sen, the brightest icon and the ‘queen of hearts’ of Bengali films, sadly passed away on Friday, 17 January 2014, aged 82 in Kolkata, India. She succumbed to the respiratory malfunction and breathed her last at 8:25am this morning. She was born as Rama Desgupta in Pabna, Bangladesh on 6 April 1931. She left […]

By |January 17th, 2014|bangalee freethinker, Culture, Human Rights, India, Women|2 Comments

One Percent of the Price of a Shirt: May Day gift to Bangladeshi Garment Workers!

Horrible and deplorable social and working conditions are the reasons for the continuous tragedies of garment workers. Their less than subsistence level wage-rate is a revealing indicator of the bigger problem, often overlooked. The problem, absence of social justice, must be understood in the context of the sociopolitical condition in which they live. […]

By |May 1st, 2013|Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics, Society, Women|4 Comments

Closet Case : An Experience of Coming out of a Bangladeshi Girl

written by buttertoes

Mom rushed into my room bursting with excitement. She was holding a paper in her hand which she almost thrust on my face.

Mom: “We got a new proposal for you! Just take a look at the biodata. You won’t not be sorry.”
I gave out an exasperated sigh: “I told you mom I don’t […]

By |December 2nd, 2012|Activism, Culture, Society, Women|5 Comments

Judge Alleged of molesting a subordinate female staff

By William Gomes

Mrs. Salma Begum, aged 42, a cleaner of the First Court of Settlement of Dhaka, has been working in her job for around 20 years.
Salma alleged that she was molested by a judge Mr. Mohammad Yasin, the Chairman of the First Court of Settlement.
She said that On 23 February 2011while she […]

A world without borders

By William Gomes

I dream a world without fear, hatred, tears, soldiers and borders. I dream a world full people, full with love seeking for justice and peace. In future I don’t want to see any military debacle as the Pakistan army and their local agents’ raped 200,000 women and killed over 3 million Bangladeshi […]

Islamic Sharia Law in Brief!

Islamic Sharia Law in Brief! 

By Syed Kamran Mirza

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January 7, 2011

 Cynicism of the Islamists to promote barbaric “Sharia-based Islam” in the west is going on uninterrupted due to the utter ignorance of the westerners about Islamic ideology in general, democratic convenience, and also by the “politically correct nonsense” spewed by many western politicians by their selfishness […]

By |January 11th, 2011|Religion, Society, Women|3 Comments
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