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  Volume 6 | Issue 22 | June 03, 2012 |


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Law enforcers- the real perpetrators

Most of us live in a bubble, unharmed by the rest of the world. When you read news of teachers getting beaten by police, one cannot understand how to react. It is great shame for the nation because we cannot give proper respect to teachers. The event of May 15, when the non-government primary teachers were assaulted by the police, shows that there is an urgent need of proper training of the police force. They beat up whoever they like- teachers, students and journalists. The Home Minister, Shahara Khatun, keeps asking the people not to take law in their hand. My question is, if we do not, will they? And when?

Sameeha Rashid
East West University, Dhaka.

Just keep climbing!

Photo: Star File

It feels great when we read news about young people reaching new heights. Recently, Nishat Majumder and Wasfia Nazreen climbed Mount Everest. Of course, many people have climbed Mount Everest, but it is particularly a matter of pride for us because these two young women stand out as inspirations for all the women in the country. The time has gone when women thought think about marriage and being homemakers only (not that I disrespect any of that), but now is the time to dream on, be ambitious and go places to inspire others. These young climbers make Bangladesh more and more visible on the map, for the world to know about us.

Sadab Hossain
Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka.

Open to experiments

Photo: Arif Hafiz

It is really exciting that Dhaka is observing several international cultural events from time to time. More such events will expose our young people to different cultures and people of the world. Whether it is a live performance by the Indian band 'Something Relevant' or theatrical presentation of 'Hamlet: The Clown Prince' by Rajat Kapoor's team or 'The Vagina Monologues', I think people in Dhaka are ready for experimental events. Students should check these events out to open up their minds to different ideas and thoughts, to know more about the world and become more culturally oriented!

Rabid Ahsan
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka.

Solution to power crisis?

Development within any sector in any country largely depends on power or electricity. Our industrial sector is growing day by day, for which we need uninterrupted power supply. But it is a matter of deep concern that currently we are not being able to generate the desired amount of power. Present government has taken some initiative regarding this problem. They have rented several power plants. But, is it a sustainable solution to power crisis? Rental power plant is effective for the short term. In the mean time we have to think of constructing long lasting power plants based on coal, gas or hydroelectric power, which need to be cost effective and permanent.

Ahasan-ul Ferdous
Department of Economics,
Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

Writing Diaries

Photo: Jessica Islam Lia

Writing diaries is one of the best activities or hobbies. It is impossible to keep all our secrets and feelings to ourselves. On the other hand, each and every secret cannot be told to others. There is a risk of getting misinterpreted and judged. In case of diaries however, we can write down all our personal feelings, ideas and thoughts and not worry of being judged. Moreover, writing will help preserve memories and moments that one can go back to after years. Going back to the past and cherishing over fond memories can be quite pleasant.

Shafkat Samin
St Joseph Higher Secondary School, Dhaka.

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