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February 11, 2013
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The verdict of Kader Molla didn’t make me numb for a second, it made me angry. I was saddened prematurely. Like many I thought this verdict would be condemn only by a handful of people in the print or electronic media and one or two organization will hold a human chain and protest rally. At…

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Poverty, policies and politics – US election 2012

November 5, 2012
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Poverty, policies and politics – US election 2012

So this story starts where I ended the last one. The election has become a mega marketing campaign. The group who’ll sell their product better with bigger ad campaign, more mail in marketing material and confident salesmen will win the race. This time to pick the cost of commander-in-chief is nearly three billion dollars and…

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Poverty, policy and Politics…

November 4, 2012
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According to US census in 2011 Mississippi’s poverty rate was 22.6; New Mexico 21.5, Louisiana 20.4, Kentucky 19.1, South Carolina 18.9, Texas 18.5. All up from 2010. Funny thing is, it’s easy to say that President Obama’s policies are not working. That’s the reason these states are all in deep poverty. It is partially true,…

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Science Alarm!

April 12, 2012
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Science Alarm!

I was watching Elon Musk’s interview in The Daily Show the other night. Those who don’t know, Elon is the entrepreneur and engineer who co-founded PayPal. Later he established Tesla Motors, the premier electric car company and now SpaceX- the first private initiative for space expedition and space tourism. Answering a question he said he…

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So this is what success looks like!!

March 21, 2012
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So this is what success looks like!!

I was talking to a friend of mine, who is a big believer in reverse psychology. If he says he doesn’t believe in God, means he’s praying five times. He is so much into this stupidity that now if something good happens to him, he just can’t enjoy the moment. I was tired, from life…

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Our Women and Hijabs: A Curious Question

March 14, 2012
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Our Women and Hijabs: A Curious Question

This is a topic that I observe very closely. Hijab has become an indicator of present path of a society and the future turns it might take. Let it be in a Islamic society, in a Muslim majority society or a multicultural society. I’ll try to give my observations for all three kinds of societies…

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Revival of Bangla

February 21, 2012
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Revival of Bangla

Bangla language is going through a phase. The phase is not of natural evolution, rather transformation due to pollution. This pollution should have been stopped by society and its so called intellectuals, but as many social issues the medicine is prescribed by our activist courts. I salute them one more time. Many good things can…

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Occupy Wall Street

October 13, 2011
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“Occupy Wall Street” has caught many off guard, not only domestically but also globally. It almost seems like some dumb kids were spending way too much time (probably around five minutes) watching global news and realized what has happened in the Middle East. Since the Arab Spring, virtually every country in that region has experienced…

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March, Bangladesh and Some Observation

March 25, 2011
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March, Bangladesh and Some Observation

This is the month of March. We always celebrate our Independence Day on this month, but we were actually celebrating one of the success of this independence with the organizing of World Cup Cricket this year. We could’ve done this long time back in 1996 but couldn’t do it. Why? Well because our players were…

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Dilemma of Investment: DSE Story

February 7, 2011
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Dilemma of Investment: DSE Story

Just saw the Dhaka Stock Exchange has gone to the Wibley Wobley again. It reminds me of another stock market, but for that everyone will have to know a bit of history. That’s the US stock market back in the 20s. The whole market used to run on rumors. Average people will invest all they…

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