lost and found
while back, when I was a student of Dhaka University, I was
returning to campus after a summer vacation along with two
friends. Upon reaching the campus from Gabtoli, the CNG dropped
us off, took the fare and drove away. Unfortunately, one of
my friends forgot to take out his luggage. We ran after the
CNG, screaming at it to stop but it was simply too far away.
My friend had his clothes, cash, books, academic papers, necessary
mark-sheets etc. in his baggage and all was lost. We could
do nothing but just stand there on the pavement. Suddenly,
we saw the CNG driving back towards us! It seems that the
driver had noticed the luggage and quickly returned to give
it back. We were overjoyed and offered him some money but
he declined, saying that he had just done his duty. It was
definitely surprising and refreshing to see honesty and the
realisation that we can still have faith in our fellow beings,
Hossain, Department of English, DU
couple of days ago, a friend and I were returning to our university
hall from Mirpur. It was close to midnight when we got on
a local bus. After a short while, another passenger got on
and sat next to us. When the conductor approached him for
the fare, the passenger surprised everyone in the bus by saying,
'Only if you play some music, I will pay the bus fare.' Accordingly,
the driver switched the player on, playing music as requested.
To everyone's astonishment, the passenger began to dance in
the bus with the help of the conductor, a 10- year old boy.
We finally got off the bus at Shahbag, with a smile of course.
We seldom get to experience such humour in our hectic day
to day life and it was a refreshing change.
Alam, Zia Hall, University of Dhaka
Lesson to the young
other day I was walking on Badamtoly More in Agrabad. The
rhythmic shouts of 'Ch-a-garam' (hot tea) and 'Lebu cha' (lemon
tea) drew my attention to an old man of about 60 years of
age. He was carrying a flask, a few cups in a tiny bucket
and some biscuits and cakes for sale. It is always a sad sight
when the educated young men cheat on their fellow men and
take bribes while working at a job to make extra money. Maybe
they could follow the example of this old man, who was painstakingly
trying to earn his bread on the street.
Department of English, Chittagong Universityz