Why I support Shahbag! Having keenly observed the Tahrir Square revolution and the eventual victory of Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists in Egypt, I no longer get easily impressed by crowd-sourced movements. A multitude of activists, connected primarily via Facebook, as well as progressive bloggers had gathered on Bangladesh streets demanding death penalty for a war …
Tag Archive: Humanism
Mar 03 2013
Oct 18 2012
Madanjeet singh, the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and the Founder of the South Asia Foundation is one of the greatest secular humanists of our time. An attack on Malala Yousafzai prompted him to donate one million U.S. dollars to women's education and empowerment.
Sep 29 2012
Aug 11 2012
The reason I am a feminist is really quite simple: I am a feminist because I am a Humanist and a socialist. I am a Humanist and a Socialist because I am a human being and I have a single guiding principle which, like a coin, has two sides: I am better than no one. …
Jul 12 2012
Scientists discovered a 5th moon of Pluto. They have named it P5. What are the religious bigots doing? They are not interested in exploring things. They are waiting for the- age-old-moon-visited-and-flagged-by-the-Americans to rise, so they can begin their Ramadan-fasting. Throughout the world, superstitions revolve around the Moon. If you want to know about them, they …
May 13 2012
We all know Mother’s Day is a big buck business. It is still a good day. Children think of their mothers for at least one day a year! When my mother was alive, I didn’t have time to think of her. She died. Now I think of her everyday. I repent everyday.
May 09 2012
Dear Alom Shaha, Thank you for sending me your ‘The Young Atheist’s Handbook’. I haven’t started reading the book. But I’ve listened to your interview today. I understand what you have said. I was thinking of Sam Harris’s recent article while listening to you. You probably have read the article. Sam Harris said TSA screeners …