Marriage in the days of ISIS and SCOTUS

July 5, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Marriage in the days of ISIS and SCOTUS

“The arc of moral universe is long but it bends towards justice” is an immortal quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. That Arc finally bent towards justice when the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made Gay Marriage the Law of the land.  The Christian Right (I am also sure religious fundamentalists of...
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I forgive you

June 24, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
I forgive you

“I just want everyone to know that I forgive you“. So said Nadine Collier, the daughter of 70-year old victim Ethel Lance, in an emotion-choked and electrifying victim statement, when confronted with the evil of Dylann Roof. She went on, “You hurt me, you hurt a lot of people, but I forgive you”. This little runt of...
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A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

June 21, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

Today I want to introduce you to a bigot and a Nobel laureate who ultimately is a coward and self-serving politician like the best of them. I am of course talking about Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese politician and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
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There is Milk and Honey in the Buriganga

January 26, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
There is Milk and Honey in the Buriganga

Count ‘em! Not one, not two but five of them met with the media barons of Bangladesh
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Posted in Economy, Politics, Violence | 5 Comments »

Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

January 14, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Cowards in Paris, cowardice of the Ummah

“If you cannot laugh at your God, then that God must be very small. The Prophet is, well, a midget,” so said Stephane Charbonnier, the Editor-in Chief of Charlie Hebdo, just a few years ago.
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Collecting grievances, killing prosperity

January 6, 2015
Kayes Ahmed
Collecting grievances, killing prosperity

Bangladesh all of a sudden is looking at yet another
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Sex, garment industry and social revolution

November 20, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Sex, garment industry and social revolution

Dear reader, I will credit the fact that you are reading this rant
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Posted in RMG, Social Issues | 24 Comments »

Moving up the value ladder? Not so fast!

November 1, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Moving up the value ladder? Not so fast!

I am on one of my periodic swings thru Bangladesh and other Asian countries from which we source products
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Posted in Economy, RMG | 3 Comments »

Pity the Arabs!

August 25, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pity the Arabs!

While the bloodletting went on in Gaza, the Arab capitals were curiously silent. Nah, they were not all that silent, they were actually backing Israel
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Pay, or else!

August 9, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Pay, or else!

The problem is with the “Or Else” part. The political talking heads are throwing deadlines like “pay by Thursday’’, the BGMEA is saying it will pay by Wednesday
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Hypocrisy without end or shame

August 2, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Hypocrisy without end or shame

Sunday July 20th, I woke up to shrill and urgent screaming by the American media, two American/Israeli soldiers have been killed in the Gaza fighting by Hamas. Max Steinberg 24, and Nissim Sean Carmeli 21
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Let them eat cake! Still?

April 23, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Let them eat cake! Still?

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche“, (let them eat Cake) or Let them eat brioche (bread with eggs and flour, hence cake) has been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette
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