excellent cover story
Thanks to Star Weekend Magazine for an excellent cover story
"Leading Women to Change" published in the March
11 issue. Thanks to Kajalie Shehreen Islam for writing on
Nurjahan Begum, because I really enjoyed reading this article.
Nurjahan Begum, the editor of Begum magazine, was able to
juggle being a journalist, activist and social worker all
together. She was a member and president of various women's
organisations. She has been moving us forward. I am proud
that such an inspirational character is from our country
and was extremely interested to read about her. On the occasion
of International Women's Day, thanks to SWM again for this
heartfelt article and keep up the good work!
am proud of SWM
I am a regular reader of Star Weekend Magazine and also
a subscriber of The Daily Star. Reading this magazine gives
me tremendous pleasure. I am a student of Satkhira Govt.
College and I am in need of better English skills. SWM provides
me with the opportunity to learn better English every week.
The Jokes and Books sections are my favourites. All the
cover stories are also praiseworthy. However, I would request
that SWM publish columns for Internet and Computer in its
Technology section. Also, I would like to suggest to the
Editor that SWM try to incorporate news and information
about all the districts in Bangladesh.
GM Shaharia Azam Rume
The cover story on the living legend Nurjahan Begum, editor
of Begum magazine -- the milestone in women's journalism,
published in the March 11 issue of SWM, was extremely good.
It is great to learn the facts about the legend's life from
very early childhood till date -- her outstanding knowledge,
zeal, her fight to improve the society, her indomitable
determination to emancipate Bangali Muslim women who then
were confined into the four walls of their domain.
Her father Mohammad Nasiruddin, another legendary journalist
and editor of the then pioneering monthly Shawgat, instilled
the rudiments of perfect education and the enlightened urges
into her vein at a very early age that ultimately culminated
into the present day champion personality!
It's amazing that even at this age, she on her sacred path
with the same zeal. It's nice that her two worthy daughters
are already involved in her endeavour. She is the champion
icon for the present day enlightened women.
We salute the living legend Nurjahan Begum. Thanks to SWM
and the writer Kajalie Shehreen Islam for paying tribute
to this personality on this special occasion.
Rafiqul Islam Rime
life, culture and glory
I am an avid reader of SWM. I really enjoy it and can't
imagine a weekend without being able to read it. It has
undergone lots of changes, blips and progress to get where
it is today with a style that has made it invincible. There's
nothing left to say about how educational and impressive
the Education, Sci-tech and Trivia sections are. However,
I believe that you should have a page for Islamic life,
culture and glory, especially because Islam is being slandered
as a religion of militancy by the Western media. SWM can
dispel such shocking misconceptions to a great extent, as
thousands of readers read it. You can also have a page for
poems sent by the readers.
great cover story women working
Thanks to Star Weekend Magazine for its cover story "Leading
Women to Change" published on March 11, 2005. I enjoyed
reading the article and pay my tribute to the renowned journalist
and social worker Nurjahan Begum. Nurjahan Begum did many
things for women's development which was not an easy task
during that time. These days we do not find equally determined
and courageous women working for the progress of women.
In spite of religious conflict and social blindings, she
has always aspired to do better for women. May we be blessed
with more women like Nurjahan Begum, who acts for the betterment
life of women not only politically but also socially.
Mamunur Rashid Tomal
Department of English, DU
Religion has a very sensitive role in our lives and also
is the reason behind many conflicts. I've read some conversations
on the internet where both Hindus and Muslims are engaged
in debates about religion and end up verbally bashing the
other religion. Some of the Muslims were making comments
that exhibited such intolerance about other religions that
it was embarrassing for Muslims. Similarly, I read articles
on Islam written by people of different religions. I'm really
disappointed by their attitude and lack of knowledge of
We should not fight each other on the issue of religion.
I feel that we should all know our own religion, and also
know other religions because knowledge of other religions
can only strengthen our understanding of our own. We also
need to be open to other people's points of view. We should
listen to them, understand and examine them, and only then
can we prove that we are not wrong. I don't know of any
evidence to prove that I am right but this is my belief
and religion is based on belief. Some may need proper evidence.
We should respect others beliefs' in order to get the same
-- An Up-to-Date Magazine
I am extremely happy to get SWM every Friday. Undoubtedly,
SWM is the best weekly magazine in Bangladesh. SWM is a
magazine for everyone. All the columns are interesting,
such as Dhaka Diary, Education, Jokes and Write to Mita.
I will be glad if it also starts a column on multi-level
marketing because most of the people in our country are
very ignorant on this particular subject.
University of Chittagong
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