“Hear it? Indian secularism is both enduring & audible”

The article under above title written by M J Akbar & published in The Times of India on 7th December 2014 is copied and pasted below. The visitors may find the contents interesting.

As the debate continues to swirl around secularism, albeit with ebbing intensity, but still provoking a loose nerve or two, an intriguing question […]

By |December 7th, 2014|Activism, Culture, Human Rights, India, Religion|5 Comments


Islamists may feel elated that in Dar-al-harb called India, there is a small patch of virtual Waziristan where sort of Sharia is in practice in term of not allowing female students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) to enter its ‘Maulana Azad Library’ which has been declared ‘only for male students’.

The Vice Chancellor (VC) of […]

By |November 14th, 2014|Activism, bangalee freethinker, Culture, Human Rights, India|3 Comments

The Truth Behind Reza Aslan’s ‘Brilliant’ Take Down on Bill Maher

Moderator’s note: Reza Aslan is a media celebrity and an Islamic apologist, who obviously feels threatened by the growing Atheist movement in the US and worldwide.  One of his recent tweets he wrote, ‘I’ve written about Muslims, Jews, Xtians, Buddhists, Hindus, Atheists. I’ve never received more venomous threats than I do from Atheists’(see […]

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, […]

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims written by Ali A Rizvi

A Pakistani-Canadian writer and activist, Ali A Rizvi, wrote this ‘Open Letter’ to all moderate Muslims in the Huffington Post. It is worth reading and highly illuminating. The link is given first, followed by the full text.

An Open Letter to Moderate Muslims
Posted: 10/06/2014 3:17 pm EDT Updated: 10/07/2014 8:59 pm EDT MOSQUE SILHOUETTE

I’m […]

What happened to ‘freedom of speech?’

A Rahman

The chorus of condemnation of the ex-Minister for Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Mr Abdul Latif Siddiqui (ALS) for raising some pertinent questions regarding Hajj and its implications are raging not only in Bangladesh but also in all countries of the world where Bangladeshis live. On Sunday, 28 September afternoon local time, Abdul Latif […]

From Farabi to ISIS: The Virus of Faith is Indeed Real!

Blasphemy Rights day or Blasphemy day in short, is very near (September 30th).   This day is dedicated to those who are systematically being persecuted, harassed, or killed for their simple expression of Freethought (more precisely, for their ‘blasphemous’ views towards religion).  I wrote a small piece last year (see here).

This year I […]

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