“It is as though a human mind was extinguished for performing its noblest function”. A sobering collation of thoughts, feelings and wishes in the wake of a chilling and brutal murder of a philosopher, advocate, blogger, free-thinker and US national – Dr. Avijit Roy. Alochonaa.com condemns such attacks and advocates free speech, tolerance and inclusion in all its forms.
After a field trip to Bangladesh, Australian MP Laurie Ferguson shares his observations of the country’s recent development challenges, successes and future problems.
What is the state of female empowerment in Bangladesh today? Well-known Bangladeshi businesswoman and philanthropist Rubana Huq discusses.
In this raw and emotive piece, Faruk Wasif of Bangladesh’s largest Bengali newspaper, Daily Prothom-Alo, discusses the recent death of his countrymen, Rubel Ahmed, in a UK detention centre and the continuing degradation of the rights of immigrants around the world.
In the final part of this series, Finlay Green explores the lives of Lakchunhar, who suffers at the hands of an abusive husband, and Rawshunara, who outlines the detrimental impact of the ‘Aratdar’.
Dr. Rene Wadlow is highlighting for alochonaa.com individuals who have enriched culture and built trans-frontier bridges of understanding. Lalon Shah, a Baul of Bengal, is such an artist. The avenues of inner peace of the Bauls merit being more widely known.
Shafiqur Rahman states the exigencies of domestic politics are often the driving force for large democracies to change their foreign policy, with India being no exception. In recent decades, India’s foreign policy has dramatically changed since the new collation took power. Everything indicates that power will change in the ongoing Loksobha Election, but whether neighbouring Bangladesh will see any substantial change in policy from Delhi will depend on whether the new government finds change to be expedient.