I am Avijit; Not Charlie, Not Farkhunda

While I have to acknowledge that I am not the first to use the phrase, “I am Avijit”, when I say it, it is not a mere slogan for me. As I use this phrase, I mean real solidarity with what Dr. Avijit Roy stood for; and in one word, it is “Humanity.”

The usage of […]

Why I Am Not a Muslim

The title of this article could have been “Why I Am Not a Hindu, or “Why I Am Not a Christian”, etc.; replacing the word Muslim with the name of any other religious group. If I did not want to make the title sound negative, I could have made it something like “Why I Am […]

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, […]

The Aberration of Veiling Women

Recently there were two op-ed articles in the Bangladesh-based internet daily,, on the issue of veiling women. Bangladesh is a Muslim-majority country, and veiling of Muslim women is a serious topic there, with increasing number of women there using veils.

The first one was posted on July 31, 2014. The author, A. Rahman, is a […]

Misery in the Fraudulent ‘Holy Land’

The old story of human despair due to the Muslim-Jew conflict continues in the so-called holy land. In the last few weeks more than 800 Palestinians and dozens of Israelis have been killed by the two fighting parties (1). The tolls on both sides include innocent children, who are neither fighters nor hate-mongers nor policy […]

Silver Lining in dark clouds

Bangladesh’s political horizon is now dark and getting darker by the day. A bunch of self-aggrandised predacious people, surrounded by slavish cronies and sycophants, are making the lives of millions of hard-working, self-reliant people up and down the country a total misery.

This is what an unknown middle-aged, working-class house-wife by the name, Gita Sarkar […]

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