Remembering Roja: A devout festive nation

July 29, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Remembering Roja: A devout festive nation

The last time I was in Bangladesh during roja, it was 1995. It has been 17 years since; I‚Äôve regularly visited Bangladesh, but never during roja. Over the last 12 years, in this ‘bidesh bibhui’, ‚Äėroja‚Äô has been replaced by ‚Äėramadan‚Äô.
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Humayun Ahmed: A thousand more years

July 20, 2012
Rumi Ahmed
Humayun Ahmed: A thousand more years

Today, my facebook page was a collage of grief. Every single friend of Bangladesh origin had something to say about the death of Humayun Ahmed — some sadness to share, some feelings of loss to express.
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