A NEW REPUBLIC IS BORN

Awrup for AlalODulal.org Unbeknownst to many, a new republic was born; it quietly crept up on the citizens of the old republic, while they were applauding and lauding themselves, for bringing to power through their franchise demagogues who promised them a rose garden of development. This new republic is called Banistan. Continue reading

Beyond Black and White: Reflections on Racism and the Idea of Race

Black Lives Matter Protest, NYC, Nov 2014, Wikimedia Image

Black Lives Matter Protest, NYC, Nov 2014, Wikimedia Image

By Prashanta Tripura for AlalODulal.org

Baltimore is the latest flashpoint involving massive protests and outbreaks of violence in response to police brutality against Black youths in the US.  Not too long ago, similar turns of events unfolded in other American cities as well, e.g. in Ferguson, Missouri.  Continue reading

Teach Your Sons

Photo: bdnews24.com

Photo: bdnews24.com

Teach Your Sons

By Irfanur Rahman Rafin, translated by AlalODulal.org (Bangla original below)

My mother taught me something at the beginning of my teenage years. I lived in Savar at the time and had started to experience some of the human body’s mysteries. Continue reading