Inside Bangladesh’s Night of Terror

July 07, 2016 / The Huffington Post (link to article) Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu Minutes before, the upscale restaurant had been brimming with life. “I was waiting for my food when they walked inside—barely a year or two older than me, wearing jeans and t-shirts. Within minutes they pointed their weapons at us, killed the … Continue reading Inside Bangladesh’s Night of Terror

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Where have all the Projectors Gone

March 18, 2012 / The Daily Star As the floor mama insisted on switching off the multimedia projector, students were queuing in front of the computer, hurriedly plugging in their pen drives and copying the week’s lecture. I pushed past the queue in hopes of getting my USB drive plugged in – I had another … Continue reading Where have all the Projectors Gone

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