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  • The bell also tolls for you

    The Pahela Baishakh festivities bring out the best in us Bangladeshis. Apart from its creative and cultural aspects, Pahela Baishakh

  • Being Muslim – a pre-existing condition?

    Recently, I have started reflecting on the implications of being a Muslim in a world that is predisposed to think that Islam is a religion of violence and hate.

  • Love – the best revenge

    There is no silver bullet for raising a child since parenting is a complex task with uncertain outcomes. Perhaps the hardest part of parenting is imparting a value system to children. It's hard because values are often subject to cultural, ethnic and social biases.

  • What's in a word?

    Nelson Mandela aptly said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”.

  • “Then they came for me”

    In his bestselling book, The Black Swan (2007), Nassim Nicholas Taleb developed an interesting theory.

  • Barack Obama

    Goodbye, Barack Obama

    All good things must come to an end, but some things leave us with a lingering “feelgood” emotion. Such was the Presidency of Barack Obama.

  • The complexity of simplicity

    Recently, I have been reflecting on the act of giving gifts. My thoughts were partially triggered by the frenzied shopping sprees I witnessed during the Christmas season in the United States.

  • Living in a post-truth world

    I have been racking my brain for a positive New Year message. But the US election outcome, the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Aleppo, the brutalities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar have plunged me into despair.

  • Cuba:Looking back to move forward

    Following Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro's death on November 25, numerous columns and articles have been written about his achievements and failures.

  • An open letter to Donald Trump supporters

    Let me begin by congratulating you on a stunning victory after an unprecedented campaign that your candidate conducted for more

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