beats a good beating!
depend on machines, feeling a need for them go on with our
lives. When these machines and devices go all haywire and
don't work properly, we seem to go out of our minds ourselves.
However, sometimes even these machines seem to dread the violent
mentality of their human masters! The other day, as I was
reading, the electricity went off. For some reason, the spare
charged-light would not switch on by itself. I went over to
it and tampered with the switch box for a while. It simply
wouldn't work. Finally, I lost my patience and went and gave
the charger a big slap, more out of anger than to get it working
again. However, it immediately began to work!
A friend at BUET related a similar story when he and his friends
were trying to fix his personal computer. After what seemed
like years, the PC simply would not work. Unable to do anything
about it, and the thought of pending assignments and projects
pressuring them one of the boys hit the CPU with a hockey
stick. Believe it or not, the PC started to work almost immediately!
I guess nothing beats a good beating, even in the case of
Jahed Jiti VNC
few days I was invited to a wedding ceremony. It was nice
to get together with old friends and family members, where
everyone was all happy and cheery. Some were joking around
with the bridegroom and even asked him what he had demanded
in dowry from his in-laws. "A personal computer and a
cell phone with a camera", came his reply. It's very
depressing to see that this age-old dowry system, even though
illegal, is still an integral part of any wedding ceremony.
However, if this happens to be the case, then one day, every
home in the country, including the ones situated in rural
areas, will be filled with modern gizmos and new technology.
Well, in any case, it's always better to demand a personal
computer insted of money!
Roy Dept. of English, DU
night at the Public Library
to a recent declaration by the government, the Public Library
is now accessible 24 hours a day. This is very beneficial
for students and people who like to spend time reading and
doing research. One night, I decided to go over to the library
and check out for myself if readers and students do make use
of this establishment or not. I took a friend along to this
little adventure of ours expecting to see nerds and young
philosophers in particular occupying the halls. However, what
we saw was a group of people sleeping and everything was calm
and quiet around. Some were clearly vagabonds and some were
street hawkers with no other place to actually spend the night.
In the daytime, the public library also turns out to be a
spot for friends who gather and have long addas,
lovers who meet up secretly and just the normal everyday person,
who basically has nothing to do. The public library should
rather be called a multipurpose establishment, where one and
all can do everything that they do at home.
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