On February 26, 2020 it will be five years since Avijit Roy was killed brutally by Islamist extremists as he was making his way back from the Dhaka Book Fair. During these five years, Bangladesh has been passing through a nightmare; a nightmare from which it is not likely to be released in the near […]
India has recently amended its Citizenship Act of 1955 to include clauses whereby Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who entered India illegally on or before the 31st of December, 2014, will not be treated as illegal immigrants; and they will be entitled to be citizens of India.
This act […]
If you’re trying to trim the excess body weight, probably you’ve already heard about the ketogenic diet, also known as keto. It is the latest weight-loss trend in town, and everyone, even the Kardashians, are talking about it.
But what, precisely, is a Ketogenic diet?
Starvation of carbohydrate is at the heart of the keto concept.
You can trace the […]
Life without food is completely unimaginable. It is not just the source of calories essential for our body to function but also, for most of us, food means celebration. We not just enjoy cooking and tasting the food to remain human, we also love sharing them with family and friends as norms of social and cultural […]
It may sound surprising to you that your gut is colonised by a community of 100 trillion bacteria.
These little orgasms have an overwhelming effect on our life as the majority of them act as instrumental vehicles in our body’s metabolic system by improving energy harvest from foods. For example, they can degrade the polysaccharide such […]
By Syed M. F.
Famed Indian author Arundhati Roy had recently made her way to Dhaka and for someone who does not ardently follow her every footstep, this event would not have bothered me if not for the furor over the cancellation of one of her speaking events. I will, however, not spend the limited space […]
“What does the Arundhati Roy imbroglio say about our democratic freedoms?”
I’m sure, you all are familiar with the Bengali proverb: “A donkey always makes the water dirty before drinking.”
If you have ever wondered what that actually means, look no further than the Arundhati Roy affair.
Arundhati Roy, who became, much to her chagrin, a human weathervane […]