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A Ray of Hope

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The victory of Dr Selina Hayat Ivy as the first mayor of Narayanganj City Corporation gives a ray of hope in the corrupt political scenario of Bangladesh. Unfortunately, after the 40 years of independence, Bangladesh has not had a government who has taken a real interest to work for the welfare of the people. The two major political parties came to power alternately and ruled the country for ages. Both seem to take the same road when they come to power, though they give a lot of hope and make promises when they are in the opposition. While in power, they are busy fulfilling their own agendas. After years of military rule, the people had great expectations from the elected government. The two women, who lead the two major political parties, have not made any attempts to fulfil the expectations of the people. The people are fed up with the present Government, but they are afraid to ask for a change as the opposition party will also walk in the same line. But the victory of Dr Ivy gives us a hope that an alternative is possible. Her victory has proved that the people of Bangladesh have learnt to elect the right person to work for them. Gone are the days of money and power! Let the victory of Dr Ivy inspire the people of goodwill to work together and give an alternative government.

Ripon Rozario
Rome, Italy

What Walls Shouldn't Say!

Thanks to the writer for a very familiar and very interesting piece, “If Walls Could Talk”. That was informative and thought-provoking for city dwellers. I want to add something to this: if you go through the streets, you will find some advertisements like 'Harano Joubon Fire Pete' (To Get back Sexual Strength) or ‘Harano Jouboner Stayi Shomadhan’ (Permanent Solution for Sexual Strength). That is really embarrassing for both children and their parents. Children usually want to know from their parents what it means. Sometimes it misguides young minds and makes an impact on their adolescent phase. So concerned authority should take initiatives against this sort of false message from fake groups.

Mizanur Rahman
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka

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