Monthly Archives: September 2015

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We must talk about hurting ‘religious sentiments’

This write-up by Mr. Mahfuzur Rahman was published in the daily observer of Bangladesh on Sept 21, 2015:

Four freethinking bloggers have been murdered in the country this year alone. The jihadists who murdered them claimed that their writings demeaned Islam. The killers and their cohorts are of course a tiny minority in society. There are, […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Bangladesh, Mukto-Mona, Philosophy, Politics, Religion|1 Comment

Avijit’s Legacy Lives On

Today is the first birthday of Avijit Roy that we commemorate without him. His life was taken by Islamic terrorists earlier this year, when he was in Bangladesh to attend the Ekushey Book Fair. Avijit was a prolific and accomplished author, a fierce defender of human rights, and dedicated much of his life to the […]

By |September 13th, 2015|Avijit Roy|1 Comment

Commemorating Avijit Roy’s life and work on his 44th birthday

September 12, 2015, is the 44th birthday of secular, humanist writer Avijit Roy. Before he was murdered by Islamists Extremist group this February 26th, the founder of the Mutko-Mona platform Avijit Roy was involved in furthering many issues including science, free thought, humanism, and literature. He introduced the free thought movement in Bangladesh to the […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Avijit Roy|3 Comments

Down to memory lane-our initial days in Mukto-mona forum

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It was perhaps fall  of 2004.  I relocated from New Jersey to California in a new job. I don’t remember exactly how but  I found a Yahoo group called Mukto-mona [https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/mukto-mona/info]. The group immediately pulled my attention and time. Keep it mind, in those days, Yahoo group was the most vibrant of all social media […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Avijit Roy|0 Comments

Violence is the Greatest Drug Ever Invented- Dhrubo Tara

Author: Dhrubo Tara

What is the name of the single most toxic drug in the world? Cocaine, Ecstasy, Cannabis or something else? Scientists and drug addicts may provide varied ‘expert’ opinions over the issue, or if you amass enough courage to approach a romantic poet, he/she may say, it is the madness of love […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Avijit Roy|2 Comments

Happy Birthday Dr. Avijit Roy, the “Future man”- The Science Guy

Author: The Science Guy, Canada

Let me start with the epic sci-fi film Interstellar. The climax involves Cooper emerging in a tesseract, which appears as a stream of bookshelves, with portals that look out into Murphy’s (Cooper’s daughter) bedroom at different times in her life. Cooper realizes that the tesseract and wormhole (that Cooper and others […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Avijit Roy|0 Comments

Thoughts on Avijit Roy- Maxim Sergienko

Author: Maxim Sergienko
Non-believer, No party affiliation
09/09/15

I never knew Avijit Roy. I understand that like me he was a freethinker and a secularist. I have a feeling that if I had met him we would get along quite well and enjoy a long conversation. I knew of him slightly – I heard that he wrote a […]

By |September 12th, 2015|Avijit Roy|1 Comment
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