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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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Paradise Lost or Gained?

February 1, 2011
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When John Milton wrote Paradise Lost, he definitely didn’t have the idea that the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Middle East would be a permanent lost cause. The recent uprising in the Middle East against long serving autocratic regimes indicate two things; you can’t get away with oppression in 21st century technology era, and poverty is as real in…

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Shot through the heart, and you’r to be blamed..

January 14, 2011
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Shot through the heart, and you’r to be blamed..

I never thought the first blog of this year is going to be about death of a girl, whose birth was a symbol of triumph against the evil we are all fighting since 2001. But as it turns out, the New Year for us just came as a change of date, nothing more than that.…

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