Monthly Archives: December 2012


‘Control’ Is Not Bad, Especially When We Are Dealing With ‘Guns’!

Just after the Shikh Temple massacre in Wisconsin a few months ago, Time Magazine published an article titled “The Case for Gun Control”, where the author Fareed Zakaria made a strong case in favor of stricter gun control laws.  Although he offered valuable insight concerning the topic, the masses paid him little attention after the […]

By |December 18th, 2012|International, Politics, Society, Terrorism|20 Comments

Homage to my martyr colleagues

Homage to my martyr colleagues

-Ajoy Roy

Fourteenth December is known to us as “Shahid Budhijibi Dibas” (Martyr Intellectual Day). I am not sure if the word “Martyr” is the exact equivalent to “Shahid”. I think the word Shahid carries much more deeper feeling and intensive sense that touches heart. We shall, who had even remote touch […]

By |December 15th, 2012|1971 genocide, Bangladesh, Culture, Liberation war|4 Comments

Welcome Back to the Dark Ages

By Paul Krugman

Quite a few bloggers are having fun with Senator Marco Rubio’s bobbing and weaving in response to a question from GQ magazine during a recent interview:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

Marco Rubio: I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Activism, International, Religion, Society|2 Comments

The Koran Unveiled

written by Attila Romenian


1. Does the Koran really call for war against non-Muslims?
2. Does it really sanction domestic violence and say women have to obey men?
3. Does it really mandate women to cover up from head to toe?
4. Are Muslim men really promised virgins and wine in paradise?
5. Does the Koran really endorse martyrdom?
6. Does […]

By |December 9th, 2012|Education, Religion, Society|4 Comments

Internet freedom under attack in Bangladesh

The 14-minute trailer of the movie titled “Innocence of Muslims,” a movie that may or may not exist, is poorly made and outright stupid. Anyone of even modest intelligence, Muslim or not, will find it painful to watch. The trailer, produced by Egyptian-born U.S. resident Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was initially uploaded to YouTube in July […]

By |December 3rd, 2012|Activism, Bangladesh, Human Rights, Politics|3 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

At Least at the UN, Palestine Returns Home

by César Chelala

After an overwhelming vote in her favor (138-9 with 41 abstentions), Palestine has finally returned home. Sixty-five years after the United Nations General Assembly voted for the partition of Palestine into two states (one Jewish and one Arab), Palestine was granted a non-member observer State status in the United Nations, reaffirming […]

By |December 1st, 2012|Celebration, International|2 Comments
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