I came across this interesting quote on language, when Star Campus published the spotlight on language. The quote described language as “the god gone astray in the flesh”. We need to understand that languages can act as important tools to spread information and bring changes. When we start using language, we need to be conscious of the fact that we do not have the privilege of being apolitical or insensitive. This goes mainly for writers, who can use language to move people and actually bring changes in society. The spotlight was interesting since the writer stressed on the importance of both English and Bangla in Bangladesh. Education should be made more holistic when it comes to usage of both the languages.
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
I love Asrar Chowdhury's write-ups. They are informative, witty and intelligent- all the ingredients that make writings interesting. The last piece was pretty cool, given that Asrar Sir said that the “Net-Gen” is the generation of young people who are always on the forefront when it comes to using new technology. Given that we live in a much globalised world, we need to be tech-savvy. Teachers should become more aware of the latest software and programme they can use to make fun lectures too (just a suggestion)! Information travel so fast now- through facebook, tweeter etc. It is wise if we keep track of evolving technologies around us.
Eden Mahilla College, Dhaka.
Music for the young
Since Star Campus is doing so many reviews on books and movies, why leave out music then? I remember there was an album review published about Nemesis's new album 'Tritio Jatra' in Star Campus which was really nice. It is something the music lovers love to know about and there is a vast range of bands and albums which can be reviewed. And along with me a lot of people who love music would love to read a good music review every now and then. The way the young band scene is growing- good album reviews would certainly be a boost for a lot of other young bands to aim for something bigger.
North South University,
Time to Start
Political hierarchy in the educational institutions is an issue which I think everyone finds it important to be changed in conceptualisation and practice. The difference between the developed and underdeveloped countries is that while developing countries stimulate politics by knowledge, research and practice, underdeveloped countries are very much eager to stimulate politics by the exhibition of shameless power. The breakdown of educational institution is very much visible in recent times. We should think about our own approaches to the problems and think of solutions. It is true that only our effort is not enough but it is an important factor. We the young people should take the big portion of responsibilities and this is the time to start thinking of solutions and ways to implement them.
Asif Mohammed Fahad
University of Chittagong,
True To Colours
Last week's trends article was one of those that put a smile on my face. I liked the trends articles of Star Campus more than others because I am a fashion addict. Last week's one was really different. I thought portraying February as such a colourful month was done very nicely. Nobody seems to look at this month in such a jolly way but when you think about all the wonderful occasions, it really hits you and you remember how much happiness lies in just this one month especially when spring arrives. However, apart from Piran and Ideas, there hardly seems to be anymore stores that are mentioned in the articles.
Raffles Design Institute,
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