Ruminating on sermons

August 16, 2012
Aly Zaker
Ruminating on sermons

I was in my village home on the night of Shab-e-Barat. This is a very important night for the Muslims of this sub-continent. I was once told by an Arab friend that there was no such thing as Lailatul Barat observed in any part of the Arab world.
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This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

April 9, 2012
Aly Zaker
This summer, ‘more’ the reason for misery!

It was one of those breathless and still evenings. The two of us, me and my friend Barkatullah, a homoeopath of our village, were sitting by the pond at my village home. The guard light of our home was on. All of a sudden the light went off.
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On the question of globalisation

March 28, 2011
Aly Zaker
On the question of globalisation

There is an increasing demand for making this world smaller and of late, the buzz word ‘globalisation’ is becoming ever so popular. While I subscribe fully to the core idea of globalisation, I am tempted to further the discussion by referring to some of my personal observations.
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The day closest to my heart

December 15, 2010
Aly Zaker
The day closest to my heart

I am writing this piece for our Victory day. By the time it gets published, it will either be the day we won our victory or the day have had come and gone by. But does it really matter? This day still holds the same place in our hearts as it used to 39...
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Cruising through drains!

November 9, 2010
Aly Zaker
Cruising through drains!

We went to a picnic a couple weeks back. Our colleagues had demanded that it’d be better if we went by a motor-launch for a day-long ride. The direction was set for Murapara Jamdani Palli by the river Shitalakshya via Buriganga. It has been ages since I travelled by the river route, the last...
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Intrinsic ugliness shows through

October 14, 2010
Aly Zaker
Intrinsic ugliness shows through

I am, as is customary with me late in the evenings, sitting in front of the TV seeing whatever is happening in the box. At times when I get bored I zap the channel and surrender to yet another demonstration of utter uselessness. I keep seeing. Mind you, I ‘see’ more than I ‘watch’....
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Cultural stimulus at primary schools

April 21, 2010
Aly Zaker
Cultural stimulus at primary schools

When we were in primary school, it was customary that at the end of the year there would be an ‘annual variety show’ on the occasion of the prize giving ceremony for excellence in academic and non-academic performances. Academic performance, needless to say, has to do with the ‘core’ functions of an educational institution....
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