When is divorce good news? In incidents like Farzana’s

November 16, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
When is divorce good news? In incidents like Farzana’s

The recent news about a Bangladeshi woman, Farzana, who divorced her husband at the wedding ceremony after he and his family asked for dowry is a strange piece of good news for many of us. This woman showed guts and moral strength and did what millions have failed to do and many don’t do...
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Is the AL-BNP fighting a Shia-Sunni religious war?

November 7, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Is the AL-BNP fighting a Shia-Sunni religious war?

As we celebrate Eid through food, prayer and animal sacrifice, we are reminded of the impact of religion and its symbols in our life, spiritual and secular. Yet there are crossovers too such as when religious principles affect secular matters such as marriage and inheritance laws which are a mix of both streams.
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