Technology and a New Year’s resolution

January 1, 2014
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Technology and a New Year’s resolution

The irony of our time is that we have tuned out the real world by surrendering our heart and soul to the virtual world.
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Nelson Mandela and the power of forgiveness

December 7, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Nelson Mandela and the power of forgiveness

On 12 June 1964, Nelson Mandela, age 46, was sentenced to life for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow
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‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’

October 31, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
‘The Trials of Muhammad Ali’

If you have the courage of your conviction and act on it, people will love and respect you, even if they hate and scorn you at first.
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Posted in Achievement, Sport | 4 Comments »

Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

October 5, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Archer Kent Blood’s shining legacy

The recent publication of “The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide” by Gary J. Bass, a professor of politics and international affairs
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Voyage across infinity

September 18, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Voyage across infinity

Voyager 1, the little plutonium-powered spacecraft launched 36 years ago by NASA and equipped with primitive technology by today’s standards
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Egypt’s unfinished revolution

July 7, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Egypt’s unfinished revolution

Good riddance. That seems to be the verdict of the majority of Egyptians at the fall of Mohamed Morsi, the first democratically-elected president of Egypt a year ago.
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Spying, privacy and “The East”

June 10, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Spying, privacy and “The East”

Timing can transform a good movie into a memorable one. Such is the case with the thriller “The East,” released just as we are trying to come to terms with the revelation that the U.S.
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MOOCs and the future of education

May 26, 2013
Hasan Zillur Rahim
MOOCs and the future of education

YES: NO doubt education is ripe for revolution. In the 21st century, we are still using an educational model unchanged since antiquity: A teacher stands in front of a classroom
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Grief, guns and guts

December 17, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Grief, guns and guts

“A Robin Redbreast in a Cage/Puts all Heaven in a Rage,” wrote the poet William Blake. But there is something far more hideous that can put heaven, and all of us, in a greater rage. It is the murder of children.
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Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

November 11, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Obama’s second victory more impressive than first

In his historic victory speech in 2008, the-then senator Barack Obama began with these ringing words: “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible
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Bangladeshi-American Democratic Caucus

October 29, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Bangladeshi-American Democratic Caucus

Political activism for promoting community interests as well as the common good is the hallmark of a flourishing democracy. Without active and focused political participation
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Condemning the killings in Libya

September 13, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Condemning the killings in Libya

The death of J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, at the hands of extremists has shocked the civilized people everywhere. Libyan Prime Minister Abdur Rahim Keib declared
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On happiness

September 5, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
On happiness

Everyone wants to be happy but few attain it. One reason is that many of us mistake success for happiness.
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Scientific renaissance in Muslim countries

December 27, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Scientific renaissance in Muslim countries

A remarkable interactive exhibition called “Islamic Science Rediscovered” at the Tech Museum in San Jose, California, (http://www.thetech.org/islamic_science_rediscovered/) in the heart of Silicon Valley is drawing large number of visitors.
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The Arab world after Gaddafi

October 21, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
The Arab world after Gaddafi

The flag of freedom flies high across Libya today. After only eight months, Libyan fighters liberated their country from Moammar Gaddafi, a tyrant who had waged war against his people for more than four decades.
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