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Protest, Treason or Outright War?

Over the last 24 hours I have contemplated about speaking out or keeping quiet. I suppose there are benefits to both options. We listen to our leaders and the opposition expecting or perhaps hoping that they are being honest. Yet today I am left pondering why is there a hartal today? The Opposition leader clearly […]

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Farewell, Dear Dada-ji

This morning the day started in the usual way. My son off to school, me busy with tasks until the news was delivered that a very dear soul had left the world. Some call him Maestro, Guru, Singer, Entertainer and many others. To me he was always just Dada-ji. The first time I saw him […]

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237 Birthdays

Yes! This year America has celebrated its 237th Birthday or Anniversary of it’s independence from Britain in 1776. Congratulations America! While many people believe that the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4th, 1776, in fact, it was merely adopted by the Continental Congress. Further, according to Valerie Straus who writes the The Answer […]

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Rest in Peace

Yesterday, the news came out of the demise of Jean Stapleton, our beloved Edith Bunker from the classic sitcom, All in the Family. This news made me contemplate the television shows I have watched over the years and I realized how much I miss some of them. The funny family humor, warm households of parents […]

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Dhaka Tribune

This morning my Newspaper guy delivered the Dhaka Tribune to me. Normally we get The Daily Star (TDS), sorry #Kazi Anis Ahmed. It has been that way since we came to Dhaka and although we have tried the Daily Sun and New Age at times, we always end up going back for some reason to […]

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Renewed Spirit

Why renewed spirit? Well, recently I had attempted to change my email host. It seemed such a simple task, but turned out to be more complicated than I thought. I should have known better. Microsoft always makes things difficult. I have maintained a few domains on Microsoft Live Domains. In the past, I wasn’t thrilled […]

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Shahbag Protest–Democracy in Action

Technorati Tags: Bangladesh 2021,Bangladesh,Lori Imdad,Asia,Shahbagh Protest,1952 Language Movement,Shaheed Minar,Southeast Asia,East Pakistan,Vision 2021,Digital Bangladesh,Dhaka,Political Parties Today, we sit on the precipice of the 21st Anniversary of the Bengali Language Movement while thousands of citizens have thronged to Shahbagh in a mass protest for the death of the convicted war criminals. Citizens joined together for no other […]

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Losing Mom

Of all the things I imagined in my life, the hardest has been losing my Mother. She had beaten colon cancer in 2005 only to be diagnosed with cancer again at the end of 2012. The doctors gave little hope with her only treatment option being Chemo until she couldn’t take it anymore. She had […]

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