Posts Tagged ‘ Secularism ’

An orgy of killing in Bangladesh

August 16, 2015
A. Rahman
An orgy of killing in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is in a spell of killing of atheists, humanists, and free-thinkers for upholding secularist views by the fundamentalist Islamists in the name of religion. All of these victims were secularists, as they aspired to see a free democratic society with a clear separation of religion – whatever that religion could be – from...
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Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

Delhi elections and after

February 24, 2015
Sanjay Kapoor
Delhi elections and after

Delhi is hardly the capital it used to be many years ago
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Posted in India, International, Politics | No Comments »

Delhi ka Laddoo

February 10, 2015
Syed Bashir
Delhi ka Laddoo

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are realising how bitter sweets can be.
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Posted in Democracy, Election, India, International, Politics, Religion, World | 3 Comments »

India and the US get closer and cosier

February 3, 2015
Sanjay Kapoor
India and the US get closer and cosier

US President Barack Obama’s town hall engagement with the people of Delhi
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Posted in China, India, International | 1 Comment »

Bangladesh comes of age

April 3, 2013
Syed Bashir
Bangladesh comes of age

Perceptions matter as much as objective realities in global politics and economy. Bangladesh has taken giant strides in many areas of social and human development
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Posted in Achievement | 6 Comments »

Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

April 3, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Shahbagh and bloggers: From allies to enemies?

Shahbagh will be remembered as the great emotional outburst of several generations for a cause that stirred many. It came about as a result of dissatisfaction with the verdict of the ICT which was seen by most as a formality
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, Poverty, Religious Extremism, War Crimes Trial | 10 Comments »

Binary mindset and intolerance

December 29, 2012
Mo Chaudhury
Binary mindset and intolerance

What is the common defining element of extremism, polarization, either or, anything but, and my way or high way? The answer is that they are all binary or digital (zero/one) in nature since they define things in terms of two disjoint
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Posted in Religion, Religious Extremism, Uncategorized | 13 Comments »

Secularism and Islam: The myth and the reality

December 19, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
Secularism and Islam: The myth and the reality

In the last few weeks, Jamaat-backed organizations have attacked police officers left and right. The government has suggested that these attacks are pre-planned, with the goal of generally de-stabilizing society.
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Posted in Politics, Religion | 22 Comments »

Fifteenth Amendment introduces fusion of ideologies

July 7, 2011
NM Harun
Fifteenth Amendment introduces fusion of ideologies

A notion about Bangladesh has been created over the years that the nation is condemned to watch a monotonous one-act drama –– the power struggle between the Awami League and the BNP. This colours the current debate on the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution and the focus is hence on the dispute regarding the...
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Posted in Politics | 16 Comments »

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