The comparatively new addition to Star Campus, 'Young crafts' has turned out to be a current craze among the youth. I, especially look forward to this section as it perks me up. Witnessing such young people coming up with extra-ordinary creations, regenerates hope and faith within me. These interesting profiles show the passion of the young minds towards science and the arts. First 'shakha', which is an art almost on the verge of extinction, and then, the following week, an artist who creates ornaments with scraps! Both the ideas were out-of-the-box and they inspired me a lot to think differently. Thanks to Star Campus team for giving them a platform.
Hurdco International School, Dhaka.
The spirit of Ramadan
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
Every year the holy month of Ramadan comes with the lessons of piety and fraternity for the entire humankind. Due to the fast pace of modern life, most of us lead a very busy life. As a result we often get distant with our loved ones. However, the month of Ramadan provides us with a great opportunity of having iftaar with our family and friends. I also love the tradition of getting up early in the morning and having sehri with all my family members. Though, students have to attend classes and exams even in Ramadan, they make the most of their stay on campus by arranging iftaar parties and relishing delicious food with friends. These iftaar feasts often become a source of unforgettable memories for us. Ramadan is my most favourite time of the year as this is the best time to have a get together with our friends and family.
Maria Yesmin Srity
United International University,
The importance of Freedom of Speech
After the end of the autocratic military regime in the 1990s, we the people of Bangladesh aspired for a democratic society where everybody will enjoy freedom of speech. However, it is a matter of great regret that even after 22 years of democratic rule, the right to free speech is still a far cry in our society.
The attack on 'Dewal', the last novel by the celebrated author late Humayun Ahmed, from the ruling state power would discourage the young writers to express their minds freely. In another unexpected event, famous blogger Asif Mohiuddin has faced police custody for writing about the turmoil in Jagannath University. Considering the situation, we, the young folks of Bangladesh believe that unless the right to free speech is established properly, a truly democratic Bangladesh would not be possible.
Department of International Relations
University of Chittagong, Chittagong.
An irreparable loss
The demise of the celebrated author Humayun Ahmed is an irreparable loss for the world of Bengali literature. Since my days in school, I have been an avid reader of Humayun Ahmed's books and I happen to know some friends who have taken up the hobby of reading books only because they find the legendary characters created by Humayun Ahmed such as Himu, Misir Ali and Shubhro interesting. He was indeed a great story teller. Though he is no more in the material world, I think through his work he will be living in our hearts as long as Bengali literature will survive. Plus, the legacy he has left behind will continue to inspire our youth to emerge as Himus and Shubhros of the real world. I pray for this great author's departed soul.
Imperial University, Uttara
RAFATUL BARI LABIB
DRUMMER OF THE
1. SOUND OF MUZAK - PORCUPINE TREE
2. ITS JUST A FEELING- MAROON5
3. MONE PORE- WARFAZE
4. MEANT TO LIVE- SWITCHFOOT
5. SLIDE- GOO GOO DOLLS
6. PRIDE- U2
7. WONDERWALL- OASIS
8. HIGH HOPES- PINKFLOYD
9. UNWELL- MATCHBOX 20
10. WISH YOU WERE HERE- INCUBUS
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