Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

April 17, 2015 / The Daily Star (link to article) I'm a lousy utopist. I daydream about waiting behind a line of people to enter polling centres – homemakers, teachers, middle-aged medical officers, rickshawpullers, third year university students, artists, activists – and a social entrepreneur. Are we finally voting for a city mayor we believe … Continue reading Why I Am Excited about the City Mayoral Elections And ultimately, does my vote matter

This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In

March 01, 2015 / Youth Ki Awaaz (link to article) I am in shock since Avijit’s murder. A Bangladeshi engineer, writer and blogger, Avijit Roy was best known for his outspoken religious discourse, atheism and science. He founded the online platform Muktomona to encourage others to engage in liberal thinking and religious questioning. He lived in the … Continue reading This is Not the Bangladesh I Grew Up In