Loving Silly Tales
I am not much of a magazine reader, to be honest. The first and last pages of newspapers and day to day fiction books are all that my reading subsides. But every Sunday, I can't wait for my father to bring the Daily Star newspaper from his office with the Star Campus magazine folded inside with its weekly Silly Tales. Even though it takes me around five to six minutes to read the entire page, I end up smiling and my day brightens up. There was this one silly tale about playing truant in school which was something I can relate to. This particular silly tale really cheered me up after a pretty bad morning in school. Our English teacher encouraged us to write feeds and silly tales to magazines such as Star Campus to increase our writing standards. So this week I chose to write a feed on silly tales and I am also planning to write a silly tale for next week about a really funny incident that happened to me in school. I hope Star Campus could increase the number of silly tales in their magazines; something around six silly tales every week could be great.
European Standard School, Dhaka.
Being Fit and Healthy
Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
Naziba Basher's 'Ramadan Tips: Be Fit, Be Healthy' last week was a delightful read! She revealed a very helpful guide to eating healthy during the holy month of Ramadan and I personally benefited from it a lot. After long hours at school while fasting, one tends to gobble down whatever is presented before them which, usually, results in stomach aches and queasiness. After reading Naziba's article, I've been bringing a box full of healthy eats to school every day and I am definitely enjoying my iftaars more!
Raffles Institute of Higher Education, Dhaka.
The Railway Ticket Conundrum
Due to the limited number of locomotives, managing rail tickets has become almost a dream come true for the people who travel in trains. The problem becomes severe before special occasions like Eid or Puja. This year the ministry of railway made the announcement for selling special tickets for Eid very late in Ramadan which in turn helped the illegal black ticket sellers. Though there were scarcity of tickets in the ticket counters of the railway stations, tickets were available in the black market. As a result many people had to buy tickets from the black ticket sellers which, in turn, deprived the government from a huge amount of revenue. I believe instead of buying black tickets, people should have informed the law enforcing agency about this illegal business. Only if we raise our voice against this malpractice, the authorities concerned will be compelled to take measures to stop mismanagement in selling rail tickets and will ensure us a safe journey by train.
Department of International Relations.
University of Chittagong, Chittagong.
I had been worried about what to buy this Eid. Usually I tend to follow the Star Campus Trends page a lot nowadays and I was expecting something on Eid wear this month. Every season there is something new going on around the city, a new type of Panjabi or a new colour. Since I am not always available for shopping I was hoping the Campus magazine would do a Trends on Eid wears. Thankfully, the article titled 'The everything places' published in the August 5,2012, issue of Star Campus turned out to be a great guide on Eid shopping for the students. After reading the article, I went to the Panjabi shops of Elephant road with my younger brother and managed to buy two really 'cool' Panjabis at very reasonable prices. I hope the Star Campus will continue to publish such stories on Campus Trends so that students can stay trendy all around the year!
Notre Dame College, Dhaka.
IMRUL KARIM EMIL
VOCAL OF THE
1. I WONT GIVE UP -- JASON MRAZ
2. FIND MY WAY -- GABE DIXON BAND
3. KEEP IT LOOSE, KEEP IT TIGHT -- AMOS LEE
4. O RE CHIRAIYA -- SATYAMEV JAYATE
5. PLANE -- JASON MRAZ
6. BHENGE GELO JOROTA -- ELITA
7. NEWSDAY -- NEMESIS
8. RONG -- WATSON BROTHERS
9. JUST A FEELING--MAROON 5
10. MAJHE MAJHE (RABINDRA SANGEET) -- ARNOB
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