cover story, bad cover
cover story on September 6, 2003 on Crocodiles was
a well-written one. Dr. Rashid deserves credit for
bringing out this important national issue into light.
This particular issue of the magazine has certain
historic value, as on the cover the image of the crocodile
used is the last female in her blood-line. She is
told to be too fat and too old to produce fertile
eggs anymore, so once she dies, we loose a blood-line.
She is known in the majar as Dhala Pahar, one eye
that is visible on the image was damaged some how.
But the cover design needed more attention. The image
quality could have been improved and subtitles on
the right hand side of the cover just ruined a 'could
be brilliant cover.
all about cricket
was a little upset when Bangladesh failed to win the
match against Pakistan. I watched 'tmata', a very
famous program on Channel I that same night in which
Mr. Fazlul Alam and Mr. Imdadul Haq Milan participated.
Although I enjoyed the program very much, I must disagree
with Mr. Fazlul Alam on the issue that a win in a
cricket game has no positive impact on a nation. I
believe winning a cricket match is a huge deal for
the people of Bangladesh. I should give you an example.
Last night I was chatting in the net with some Bangladeshi
friends who are living abroad. They asked me eagerly
whether we would be able to win the match or not.
It's a prestige issue for the Bangladeshis living
abroad. Because if Bangladesh wins they will celebrate
and shall be able to work with more dignity. I also
like to include that in the foreign countries both
Bangladesh and Pakistan are considered as poor countries.
But cricket can give Bangladeshis a new sense of pride.
According to Mr. Alam, cricket is a silly game, but
I believe it can change the position and prospect
of a nation.
to SWM, I have become a very big fan of Neeman A Sobhan
who makes my day every Friday morning. I look forward
to her write-ups throughout the week and read her
articles first thing on the magazine. She has a natural
flair for writing and observing the minutest details
of life. Thanks again Ms. Sobhan! Look forward to
more of your write-ups in the coming months.
or leave Dhanmondi
Dhanmondi a posh area of Dhaka city? I say no because
it has failed to satisfy the criterion to be a posh
area. Silence is unthinkable in Dhanmondi. Schools,
private universities, hospitals, offices etc have
occupied almost every road in Dhanmondi. I live at
road-10/A and there are six schools, three hospitals,
a factory, and a few offices on my road! Regular commuters
of different vehicles create horrible traffic. I study
at IBA and so everyday I miss my morning classes because
of the traffic. The Dhanmondi air is polluted because
of the Hazaribagh tanneries. Some tea stalls occupy
has been a lot confusion and controversy over the
nomination for the post of SG of the OIC from Bangladesh.
In 1971 when the Pakistani army committed endless
and inhuman atrocities on the Bengali men, women and
children, the role played by our OIC friends (?),
excepting perhaps a few, has not been forgotten. Looking
at the feather of the birds, don't you think our nomination
very logically fits the crime?