First of all, accept my felicitations for the upgraded version
of SWM. I love reading the education column titled Learn
English with the British Council. I find this new column
very effective and an authentic way to improve English.
I would, however, ask you to take a suggestion. Maybe you
can introduce a new column titled Word Power/Vocabulary
similar to the column called Word Power, written by Peter
Funk in Reader's Digest Magazine. I firmly believe it would
be helpful for everyone. My fellow young learners of English
and I are all looking forward to your kind consideration.
I am a regular reader of SWM. I like the magazine very much
and collect it every Friday. I think that it is one of the
best magazines in Bangladesh. Since I am a business student
and very interested in business-related information, I would
like to know more about the current business situation in
Bangladesh and believe that SWM can help me to develop business-related
skills and hope to see a "Business Topic" page
in the future issues of SWM. There is also another point
I would like to mention. I find that SWM fails to maintain
good cover stories and covers. I feel that as a prestigious
magazine, SWM should be more careful about the quality of
their cover pages and choose their topics appropriately.
Qazi Shohel Ahmed
I really enjoyed going through the write-ups by Srabonti
Narmeen Ali and Elita Karim in the 22nd October issue of
the SWM. In the holy month of Ramadan, such articles were
expected. Srabonti was right in saying that we have the
'luxury' of fasting while some other people are "fasting"
all the time. Her article made me think about the real aim
of fasting. Again, Elita Karim's 'The Way of Life' was a
simply written article. But the message it gives us is very
important for this generation. Thanks to both these talented
writers for their good work.
I am very pleased to see that SWM is running its new Education
column in association with the British Council. Undoubtedly
it is a very good idea and is doing wonders to help SWM's
readers to understand and become more fluent in English.
I would like to request to the authority of SWM to keep
it up and continue with the British Council without interval.
I have been a regular reader of SWM of the last four months.
These days I wait eagerly for Friday only to read the latest
edition of SWM. Considering all the aspects I think SWM
is a better magazine than most of the other weekly publications
that come out. AS I am a rural inhabitant, however, I have
to endure much trouble to purchase it because no member
of my family goes to town on Friday. Is there any way you
would be able publish any day other than Friday?
Md. Abdul Basit (Karim)
Cover on Farida Parveen
Thanks very much for a fabulous cover story on the living
legend Farida Parveen in October 15, 2004 issue of SWM.
I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Saymon Zakaria
and Mustafa Zaman for undertaking such a pioneering task.
They have made it easier for us to know about the singer's
past life and course that led to her fame. Thanks to the
photographer for most befitting and crystal clear snapshots.
The cover is simply superb with the photograph of the Laon-maestro
against a natural setting. The phenomenal singer Farida
Parveen's devotion to singing Lalon's song has affected
a majority of listeners. Her rendition of Lalon is the proof
of the fact that she is made for creating the bridge between
the lyrical and the musical flow of the spirituality of
Lalon's songs. The spirit of Lalon and that of Farida Parveen
are merged together to create a spiritual-ambience that
appeals to most. None but Farida Parveen deserves the title
maestro, as she really creates the melodies for eternity.
She is the princess of melody, our Nation's pride. She is
indeed the voice of Bangla Soul.
Congrats! - The queen of our heart-- Farida Parveen! May
God be beside you always. Thanks again to the SWM Family!
SWM is the only place where we get decent jokes to read.
I would like to give special thanks to SWM for publishing
the jokes page. My brother and I had never failed to read
this page every Friday and we find it amazingly funny. Thanks
SWM and thanks for making us laugh. Hoping your jokes page
Rubaida W Sharmin
I was especially delighted to read regular writer Chintito's
beautiful article titled-'Ramadan thoughts" in the
October 29, 2004. It was an amazingly written and important
article, crucial in explaining to the Muslim community about
the significance of Ramadan. As a publication of a Muslim
country, I think SWM should publish at least one column
about Islam every week, especially because these days there
is a lot of confusion about what Islam is and what it stands
for. I would especially like to thank Chintito for his sensible
and brilliant article.
Sultan Md Wohid
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