Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

September 22, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Amending balance in a high-trapeze act

One of my favourite TV channels was c-SPAN, which unfortunately my cable company does not provide any more. I could watch important US Senate Committee
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Posted in Law and Justice | 3 Comments »

Section 164

September 8, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Section 164

“I have explained to (name) that he is not bound to make a confession and that, if he does so, any confession he may make may be used as evidence
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Posted in Human Rights, Law and Justice | 5 Comments »

Brothers of a lesser parent

June 15, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Brothers of a lesser parent

We were taught in school in Pakistani days about the origin of the Lahore resolution of the Muslim League. Jinnah, a secular gentleman according to
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Posted in Minority Group | 37 Comments »

Neanderthal me!

June 8, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
Neanderthal me!

A new revolution in mass education is MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), given by top professors at many of the most well-known universities
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How much land do Gunday require?

March 10, 2014
Ahmed Shafee
How much land do Gunday require?

After 45 minutes of watching the much talked about Indian movie ‘Gunday’, I could not resist falling asleep.
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Posted in 1971 | 10 Comments »

Two Niazis

December 24, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
Two Niazis

What is common between the most honoured sports personality in Pakistan and the most disgraced General?
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Posted in 1971, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

My beautiful red telephone

October 30, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
My beautiful red telephone

I “knew all about telephones” before going to school. I only needed two cigarette cans (holding 50 sticks, available in those days) and a long piece of string
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Politics | 12 Comments »

Phylogeny of social beasts

August 4, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
Phylogeny of social beasts

News: A family in Kushtia is recently feeling very insecure as the police are not showing interest in arresting a teacher
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Posted in Law and Justice, Women's Rights | 16 Comments »

Mr Speaker, Sir

June 11, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
Mr Speaker, Sir

One of my good friends, who is a specialist in gender studies and served for many years in the UN, always keeps his ears open to nab anybody who, according to him
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Posted in Parliament | 10 Comments »

Jamal Nazrul Islam: The passionate learner

March 17, 2013
Ahmed Shafee
Jamal Nazrul Islam: The passionate learner

Last year when my university was looking for a convocation speaker, I suggested the name of Jamal Nazrul Islam, but learnt immediately that he had already been one.
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Posted in Education | 13 Comments »

The moderate Muslim

December 13, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
The moderate Muslim

The YouTube was recently made re-accessible and I downloaded a couple of songs — one old and one new, because I enjoy both, then the Gangnam style phenomenon
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Science and invention, Social Issues | 10 Comments »

Asymptotic freedom

December 16, 2011
Ahmed Shafee
Asymptotic freedom

One of the great successes of modern science is discovery of the theory of strong nuclear force which is responsible for the binding of neutrons and protons inside different nuclei. Particles called gluons are responsible for this strong force which provides us with the energy in nuclear reactors and in atom bombs. One of...
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Posted in 1971 | 10 Comments »

And death for his ambition

August 14, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
And death for his ambition

On a picoscale I am part of history. I was the first person to voluntarily visit Dhanmondi Road No 32 on15th August 1975. During the General Elections of 1954, the United Front made a clean sweep in East Pakistan, conceding the ruling Muslim League only 10 seats.
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Nearly finished brief biography of a well-known scintilla

July 14, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
Nearly finished brief biography of a well-known scintilla

There is a story about a young unknown author approaching a famous writer with a huge manuscript and asking him to suggest a title for it.
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Posted in Achievement, Science and invention | 8 Comments »

“Your Honour” and mine

May 31, 2012
Ahmed Shafee
“Your Honour” and mine

Humayun Ahmed has been advised by the High Court to follow actual history in writing his new historical novel. Apparently that sounds logical.
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Posted in Democracy, Law and Justice, Politics | 20 Comments »

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