The Spirit of Volunteerism
Last week's Spotlight titled 'Bijoy- more than just a celebration' was a thought provoking one. It felt nice to read about young volunteers who are going the extra miles to help the less privileged ones of the society. The writer rightly put in the article that the contribution of our valiant freedom fighters during the liberation war was indeed voluntary. Though, after so many years of our independence, our country is still lagging behind on so many aspects, we should not be discouraged and give up all our hopes. If each of our young people take a small voluntary step to do something better for the country, together they can make a huge difference. On the occasion of our 41st victory day, let us pledge to strive to bring smile on as many faces as we can, so that we can make a better Bangladesh, for real.
University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi.
A delicious food attack
|Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo
I couldn't resist the temptation to have Alam bhaiyer Jhal Muri after reading last week's Campus Edibles. The article, tastefully written by Sumaiya Ahsan Bushra, literally made my mouth water with the pictures of different kinds of special Jhal Muri. A friend and I found out the Alam Bhai's Jhal Muri Cart on the premises of Charukola last Sunday and tasted some of his special items such as Mishti Muri and Achar diye Jhal Muri. Each of those delicacies tasted heavenly. What make them so delicious are the special spices and pickles that Alam Bhai puts on them. The best part is that all of the items come in such economic prices. I must admit that Alam bhaiyer Jhal Muri was the best street food I have ever had in Dhaka. I will certainly go to Alam Bhai's again, hungry for more!
University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka.
I loved the Going Spiral last week, Lot to Think About, by Saad Adnan Khan! It was truly awe-inspiring. He wrote with so much passion for our country. It is nice to see the young generation feeling so much and questioning so much about the current state in our country. It is because of individuals like him that the rest of the youth gets more inspiration to strive further and help the country move forward. I thank Saad Adnan Khan and the rest of the Star Campus team for believing in and inspiring other young individuals to help our country and bring peace and unity amongst us!
For the Sake of Rivers
A few days ago, my friends and I went on a river cruise to Chandpur. The cruise was a lot of fun. Moreover, it let me have a certain revelation. That is river transport is the most comfortable means of transport in Bangladesh. It took us only 3 hours to reach Chandpur, as there was certainly no traffic jam on the river. Due to the population boom, the numbers of vehicles on our roads are increasing every day. However, our country is full of rivers and most of its districts can be reached through waterways. The concerned authority should introduce water transports on new routes to remove the burden of people and goods from roads. Plus, if we can keep our rivers in good shapes by dredging them from time to time, it would obviously be beneficial to the environment.
University of Dhaka
ZIHAN JASPER AL-RASHID
1. SOLDIER ON - OASIS
2. HER MORNING ELEGANCE - OREN LAVIE
3. HARVEST MOON - CASSANDRA WILSON
4. STRANGE & BEAUTIFUL - AQUALUNG
5. WEIRD FISHES/ARPEGGI - RADIOHEAD
6. RE: STACKS - BON IVER
7. YOUNG BRIDE - MIDLAKE
8. UNTITLED 3 - SIGUR ROS
9. ACQUIRED DREAMS - NITIN SAWHNEY
10. WHERE LOVE WENT WRONG - AUGUSTANA
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