The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to change

It was immediately after the overthrow of the dictator H.M. Ershad in 1990 that our nation made its gradual progress towards representative democracy. Like all avenues of culture, dictatorship of...

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to Change - Part 3

The tragic events of August 1975 had cascading effects in our cultural life, with very few equals in our tumultuous history. It was to be the beginning of a long and debilitating experience as our...

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to Change - Part 2

Post independence Bangladesh had lingering sadness creeping into our lives and would overwhelm our culture at every juncture. The first years were spent trying to resuscitate the nation back from...

August 11, 2018
August 11, 2018

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to change

It was immediately after the overthrow of the dictator H.M. Ershad in 1990 that our nation made its gradual progress towards representative democracy. Like all avenues of culture, dictatorship of...

August 4, 2018
August 4, 2018

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to Change - Part 3

The tragic events of August 1975 had cascading effects in our cultural life, with very few equals in our tumultuous history. It was to be the beginning of a long and debilitating experience as our...

July 28, 2018
July 28, 2018

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to Change - Part 2

Post independence Bangladesh had lingering sadness creeping into our lives and would overwhelm our culture at every juncture. The first years were spent trying to resuscitate the nation back from...

July 21, 2018
July 21, 2018

The Culture of Intolerance and Resistance to Change - Part 1

Unfortunately, these conflicts have spilled over to the millennium where 'globalization' or 'global cultures' are just not random inferences.

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

Driving Cows, Goats and Humans in Mirpur Traffic!

For those of us not using chauffeur driven cars and literally 'battling' an existence by self driving or using Uber, CNG three wheelers or public transports to commute - matters in the...

July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

Celebrating the life of Ishrat Akhond

On the evening of 1st July 2016 I had set out to a mall in Mirpur with my family for some shopping ahead of Eid. Around 8 pm I logged into Facebook and saw a friend's post in my newsfeed that...

June 30, 2018
June 30, 2018

Decibels of the drug war

Life revolves around our experiences and first hand experiences determine our course of action in dealing with the many travails of life itself.

June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018

Annisul Huq as initiator of Shilpir Pashe Foundation

It was a relief for Lucky Bhai. He now had a place to rest and recuperate to functional levels in what turned out to be the last months of his life. He could also get to meet legions of fans and...