I thought it would help my studies if I stayed at my college
hostel. The first six or seven months after I moved in, there
were no problems. But for the last two or three months, some
local vagabonds are causing trouble. Some of them aren't even
students and have become terrorists. They come to the hostel
at night when we are trying to study, chase out some of the
students, take over their rooms and take drugs there. They
ruin the educational environment. We have talked to our principal
about it but he cannot give us any assurance that it will
stop as our area is an active political zone and local terrorists
have a lot of power. Please help.
This is a very unacceptable situation. You should go back
to the principle in a bigger group and demand redress of the
situation. You can also go to the police but make sure that
this does not put you in any extra danger. Try to find an
influential person who will speak on your behalf. These are
some of the unfortunate facts of our society today but we
have to resist it somehow.
I am an Honours student of Chittagong University. My family
is very poor. My father passed away 10 years ago. Now it's
just my mother and myself. To meet my education expenses I
tutor students. I have to work very hard and often fall ill.
Life has become very difficult and I'm very depressed. Please
Even if life is hard you have to go on. Remember, there is
always light at the end of the tunnel. The important thing
is to persevere and come out successful. Continue to work
hard and you will be rewarded. Think of this as a temporary
phase in your life which will soon pass. There are many people
in our society who do have the chance to go to University
and get a higher education, think of them and feel fortunate.
I am a student of Geography and Environment at Jagannath University.
I will be sitting for my Honours exams soon. My problem is
that I don't feel comfortable around the teachers of my department.
I even have a difficult time speaking to them face-to-face.
I feel ashamed, but I don't know what my own problem is. What
should I do?
You might be an overly shy person. The way to get over shyness
is to meet more people and have conversations. You can start
to do this with sympathetic people, people who are sensitive
to the problems and special needs of other. There are many
around us with these qualities, try to identify them and talk
to them. Gradually you will get over this and will start to
feel comfortable even to talk with strangers.