The Death of a mantra, a hashtag, and a death wish.
For many, the fear of losing what you have and the unknown would stop a person from turning their totally life upside down just to have to rebuild it over again, but when you feel in your heart with utmost passion and belief that your existence is valuable and there is a greater purpose, you make that decision.
In May 2013, I had been in Bangladesh for almost two months and met a new side to the country that in my past I had never encountered. What had changed was, first I was not a tourist visiting various families homes around Dhanmondi or the Tri-City (BGB a.k.a. Baridhara, Gulshan and Bonani, the affluent... Continue Reading →
Bangladesh makes world's biggest human flag I had the privilege last year on December 16, 2013, Bangladesh's Victory Day to attend the Dhaka's National Parade ground, where 27,117 Bangladeshi students and armed forces held up red and green placards to create the World's largest human flag. The flag is the Bangladeshi national symbol which was... Continue Reading →
When President Barack Obama ran for president in 2008 as the first biracial president of the United States, a major topic of discussion was his race.Obama is half White American and half African. The discussion on his identity emerged from both White and Black communities. Mind you, this individual was running for the most powerful... Continue Reading →
When I was young I struggled academically. I was haunted by the need to live up to my father and grandfather’ expectations. My grandfather was a highly educated and accomplished doctor and my father an engineer. Coming from lineage of successful Bangladeshi men, the pressure ate at me.In high school I flourished academically only to... Continue Reading →
EDITORIAL - Bangladesh, the land where you can piss but you can’t kiss. On any given day in Bangladesh, you will see a series of men squatting off to the side as a stream of urine splash the ground. Looking side to side with no worries in the world, they continue on their way. Now... Continue Reading →
In the United States my favorite way to get around is by motorcycle. I cut through southern California traffic and get to my destination easily. I take the precaution of wearing denim pants, ankle protecting shoes, a padded jacket, riding gloves, and most importantly a certified helmet. My wife has her own gear for riding... Continue Reading →
Practicing religion for others - that is the problem with Muslims today. If in Islam the actions of an individual are measured by their intentions and following the 5 pillars. Then why is there such a compulsion to be Arab like?Even converts in the United States adopt clothing, mannerisms, and even speak like Arabs when... Continue Reading →