Is all happiness lost to Shukhi?

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How many Shukhis have to endure violence, severe torture and sometimes death when demands for more dowries not being met in Bangladesh? How many monstrous husbands and in-laws will abuse and kill innocent young women because their poor parents cannot pay the dowry amount to the husbands or to their families? This is happening all… Read more »

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No tears for thousands of other Rajans

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#OPINION: Syed Ashraf falls, as Tajuddin Ahmad fell “One of the few decent men in politics today leaves government under a cloud that ought not to be there.” Social media is in a state of froth about the beating to death of 10 year old Rajan at the hands of callous murderers. The Minister… Read more »

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Disability In Bangladesh: Silence on the issue

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Disability in Bangladesh is discussed but an ignored topic. People in wheelchairs are usually taken for granted, mostly pitied. The elderly do not get the help they should when they do become disabled; the young are ridiculed and scapegoated when they should be assisted and taken care of. The disabled are perceived as useless, and… Read more »

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The personal is political

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I am a 21st century slave. I am given a slave name by my owner. Science is used to say I am less evolved. Theology is used to keep me from owning property. Biology is used to see me as a vessel where the rights of my body are not my own. I could be… Read more »

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A bigot, a coward, and a Nobel Laureate

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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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