not Chittagong Diary?
I am a regular reader of The Daily Star. But, I am
frustrated about the Star Weekend Magazine, because
it is discriminatory towards the diary writer living
outside Dhaka. I am a Chittagonian, and also a C.U.
student. But I have never seen a page in the star
weekend magazine for Chittagong and the Chittagonian.
Most of the pages of this magazine are occupied by
the writings from Dhaka on Dhaka. Why can't we have
a Chittagong Diary? I am not antagonistic to the Dhaka
dwellers, but since the magazine is a national one,
I think it is justified to demand a page for the Chittagonian.
The events and incidents that are being regularly
taking place in the commercial hub that Chittagong
is merit a mention. But, as a popular publication,
The Daily Star simply does not have a niche for the
port city. Please set aside the partial rule, and
allocate spaces for other important cities.
Ahmed Jitu's writing on Sept 10 on the Tritio Matra
discussion on cricket shows that some vital points
have not been recorded. What Mr Fazlul Alam was saying
that people of Bangladesh made a lot of sacrifice
for getting their freedom, but they have not yet got
what they fought for. Winning a cricket match would
be a thing to celebrate, but itwill not be akin to
having solved our political or social crisis. Alam
pointed out that despite Pakistan's excellence in
this game, which made that country well known worldwide,
Pakistan is facing political, economic and social
degeneration. He said that unless a country solves
the problems in all these sectors, a mere cricket
win does not mean much.
I was pleased to hear him say that labour migration
from a country is nothing to be proud of. It should
be looked at as one of problems as it shows that this
country cannot find employment for its own people.
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apparently has a massive chip on his shoulder where
Pakistan is concerned. We played well in Pakistan,
but we lost. That is the fact of the matter. Nothing
to be ashamed of, because we put up a good fight.
But harping on the discrimination of the other side,
be it lights or captaincy reverses the image and highlights
us as poor and sore losers. That we surely are not.
This is the new millennium, and who wants to sound
like a broken record while siding with a certain party?
Chintito should pay heed.
have just read the cover story of SWM of September
26,2003,which was about Dr.Quader. I am praising the
editor and writer for highlighting such an issue.
I am very happy that such kinds of human beings are
still present in our country. I have seen many doctors
racing with others to earn money. However is it the
duty of a doctor to make money or help the people?
When I had just completed my S.S.C and was applying
for admission in a college, I needed to attest my
papers by a first class officer. I went to a doctor
who was such an officer. He asked for money before
attesting those papers. I was shocked. There are many
doctors in Dhaka city, to meet with them people have
to take appointment two or three month in advance.
A doctor should be reminded of his responsibility
towards people. Money should never be their driving
Mizanur Rahman Nayan