the hue and cry across the country on the frustrating
artistic value of and obscenity in Bangla films has
been on in full volume, then the release of "Matir
Moyna", a work of Tareq and Catherine Masud,
has been identified as a relief. By being nominated
for an OSCAR , Matir Moyna has represented our cultural
richness, and succeeded in spreading it around the
world. Despite failing to get the Oscar, we have been
able to prove that we have the brain, intellect and
creativity for making world-class movies.
We have also learned that this particular movie is
going to be on screen in various halls and theatres
in the UK and USA after having some successful shows
in France, Canada and other countries. I thank Tareq
and Catherine Masud for such a creative work of art.
This is a clear message to our other film producers
and directors. A film can be artistically valued and
at the same time, a box office hit if it has calibre.
Unnecessary abusive language, fighting, songs or vulgarity
are not the main elements in a popular film. They
should bear in mind that art is based on substance
rather than buffoonery.
Star Magazine, Live Long
congratulations go to the amazing 7th anniversary
issue of SWM. Seven years may be termed as a honeymoon
period for this magazine, but through time it has
gained popularity in the full glare of publicity.
It still have a long way to go in its journey in tracing
the truth and striving for novel innovations but it
has become the number one mass circulation supplementary
weekend magazine in our country. Its special coverage,
news items, spicy materials, intellectualism, professional
excellence and reporting, ethics and moral essence
are commendable. The proactive and talented writers
are dedicated to the people's rights to know. It never
stoops to the level of the gutter press, which many
mainstream papers do, at least occasionally. I, on
behalf of all SWM-loving readers, thank and congratulate
the SWM staff on this special occasion hats off to
SWM. Many happy returns on your anniversary!
Aminul Islam,Dhaka University
Central Library: What Happens Inside
goes without saying that DU is the apex institution
for learning and students from all over the country
strive to get admission to study in different fields
such as arts, sciences, humanities and much more.
Every year almost 4,500 students are enrolled here
The central library of the University is its nerve
centre, where enthusiastic young students gather around
to quench their thirst for knowledge. The library
has a vast collection of books, journals, age-old
papers, ancient manuscripts and so on. However, these
days, it seems that people come into the library just
to meet up on dates, rather than to read and study.
This is very problematic for those select few who
do actually want to study because it is distracting
to hear people gossiping with each other. Consequently
the environment for studying is being hampered to
a great extent.
We urge the authority to pay a little more attention
to what is going on inside the central library at
Ali Saikat,Dhaka University