Star Campus deserves great appreciation for last week's issue. The cover photo was brilliantly captured and it whetted my appetite. I loved the 'spotlight'. The lines I liked most were about the cage-description of Bangladesh. Special thanks are offered to the musicians and the bands for dropping in on Shahbagh to express solidarity with the protesters. 'Post Campus' article was a great read. The article under the panel of 'Inspiration' was truly inspiring as Rahi did a patriotic duty. Poetry Slam, the article written about the poetry competition was commendable. There were some attracted phrases in it as well. All in all, it was a wonderful issue!
Bangladesh University of Textiles,
Do Not Believe in Propaganda
Shahbagh protest, first ever non-partisan movement in the history of Bangladesh, has shown how the young can go beyond political belief.
Photo: KAZI TAHSIN AGAZ APURBO
It has been once again proved that the young never vow to any injustice and incongruities in exchange of anything. Responding to the call of the young bloggers, people of all classes have been coming to Shahbagh to express their solidarity, immediately after the verdict awarding Kader Mollah life term was delivered on Feb 5, 2013. But a group of miscreants is trying to label the movement as 'government sponsored' and 'movement of atheists'. The group is even misleading people to believe that the ruling party is paying Tk 1- 2 thousand to each protester per day. But the reality is that people are coming to Shahbagh intersection because they want to relive the spirit of liberation war. In fact the protest is not against any religion but against the crime and evil force. I would call upon everyone to express solidarity with the protesters at Shahbagh, Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, it does not matter, come join the rest of us.
(The student wishes to not disclose his name. He is a Honours final year student at the Department of English, Dhaka College)
Recall the freshmen days of your college or university, all the anticipation, excitement, butterflies in the stomach. Everyone wishing of good things happening to them, though many get a shock from the bullies. It is more common in public universities than private ones. Think for a minute, if we try to get respect by bullying, it will not work. Respect is earned, not demanded. We may get a minimum amount of 'respect' but not acceptance. Is this a way to make the first impression? Bullying creates revenge seeking bullies. Being bullied is like a knock out punch to self confidence and self esteem. Let's put our self in their shoes and imagine. We should look ahead for a bond of true respect, co-operation and appreciation as it is never too late for a new beginning.
Ekushey Boi Mela
Firstly, I would like to thank everyone for paying their tributes to Bangladesh by taking part in the Shahbagh movement. Without the youth of the nation, the movement would have been impossible, and once again, injustice would pave its way and secure a place in the pedestal. However, due to the momentum caused by the Shahbagh movement, the Ekushey Boi Mela, seems to be sent to the backdrop. Every year, thousands of young people rush through out this month, to attend this book fair. But, unfortunately, this year things went to the other side, as Shahbagh attracted majority of the crowd to rejoice in the echoes of victory. Thereby, I would really like to call upon the youth of this nation, to divide their attention to both poles. Please, if you can, then try and visit the Ekushey Boi Mela, during its last few days.
Dhaka City College,
1. NICE TO KNOW YOU- INCUBUS
2. BEST OF YOU- FOO FIGHTERS
3. CREST OF WAVES- COLDPLAY
4. IN LOVING MEMORY- ALTERBRIDGE
5. TUI KI JANISH NAH- ARNOB
6. EGIYE NAO- NEMESIS
7. SHOW ME HOW TO LIVE- AUDIOSLAVE
8. HEART'S A MESS- GOTYE
9. WAVES- GUTHRIE GOVAN
10. ASSASSIN- JOHN MAYER
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