I looked at the FB profile of one of the terrorists (Nirbas Islam) in Gulshan attack in Bangladesh. Nirbas looks perfectly normal teenager coming from affluent family and his profile shows no inclination that he is at all a radicalized religious youth. However, it is quite clear the guy had a deep interest in […]
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 […]
Arrest of the “atheist bloggers” of Bangladesh- A country sinking further into Islamic fundamentalism
I can’t recollect how I lost my faith in God but as far as I recall, I never had one since my parent didn’t force me to think of God and fairly tale of religion. They forced me to study hard so that I could survive well for my future.
But I am watching my son […]
Nobel peace prize has always been controversial. Just imagine a terrorist like Yasser Arafat or an war criminal like Henry Kissinger was awarded for their contribution to ‘humanity’ where as Gandhi never won Nobel Prize in peace! I guess the last information was enough to puncture the glory of Nobel peace prize and this year’s […]
For a long time I have admired Gandhism, specially the aspect of self realization of truth as only mean to personal and social change. Experimenting with truth also consumed me a lot but the obsession paid off in my personal and professional life. Being an atheist, I had difficulty to assimilate how non-violence conforms to […]
No doubt for last two days, arrest of Kobad Ghandhi, a politburo member of the Maoist rebel group rocked the national media. Definitely what stirred the most is his sacrifice of career and Persian family fortune which he and his wife inherited during 1970. After he was baptized in Leninism in London, he continued to […]