It was my sister's wedding, and I was destined for my village, Gobindopur. I had received a letter from my mother about the occasion only a day ago. Understanding the urgency, I lost no time in packing up and set for my village.
The surrounding environment seemed to have come to a halt in the railway station as the frustrating moments passed by. I did not have the slightest idea of how to pass my time. However, the matter was soon solved when I realised that I hadn't taken my breakfast that morning. I went to a nearby coffee shop with a newspaper, which I had bought recently from a peddler, folded in my hand. I ordered for a cup of coffee and a pack of biscuits to go along with it. Soon a rather shabby looking waiter served my food and went away.
I scrutinised my watch for the third time; the train was nearly an hour late and in the meantime I had scanned nearly each and every corner of the newspaper. Right then, an unusually tall man (approximately 6ft 5") with curly hair and reddened eyes entered the coffee shop and sat right opposite to me. His fingers were stained with nicotine and his shirt with grease. He gave me a sombre look and abruptly took my pack of biscuits tore it and poured nearly half the contents into his mouth leaving me in the most bewildering situation of my life. What was even more surprising was that he was acting as if nothing had happened and started reading a newspaper magazine, which he had brought with him.
I could not believe my eyes. However, I also acted as if nothing had happened and took one biscuit from my packet, dipped it into my coffee and ate it. Little did I know what surprise awaited me. The man suddenly erupted like a volcano and gave me the coldest look ever for no explicable reason (after all it was my pack of biscuits). Nevertheless, I did not care and took each and every one of the remaining biscuits and gobbled them up at once. Just then, the man abruptly threw his magazine away and stood up from the chair. I also got ready for the hostility. Without saying anything, the man went away. I thought he had realised his mistake .So, I took my newspaper and was about to leave and right then beside my cup I saw "my" pack of biscuits lying safe and intact.
By Fardin Humayun
Hey! I'm back, guys with more ghetto-speak for you! I know(should I be bold enough to say) ingenious words have been conjured up by our ever so hard-working adolescents. To make our life a little bit easier for you, I have dug a couple of more words for you to get by:
1)Flossin' - This
means to roll in an amazing ride with the general intent to enjoy ostentation
Its amazing how a meek species such as ourselves( if you're still guessing, I meant adolescents) could develop such an extensive language. Yes, it is something the great scientists have yet to unravel, but for now lets just stick to the how-to's of speaking such a foreign lingo. You getting' me?
Make your Windows desktop in Bengali
Can you imagine you can make your Windows desktop in Bengali! Yes folks my desktops all icons names are in Bengali. Even my start menu programmes names are in Bengali. Yes by using Windows built in Unicode support you can rename all icons in Bengali. You can also make your desktop in Bengali by using some third party software (like Alpona). But with my tweaking procedure you don't need to buy those costly softwares.
First, you will need a Unicode supported Bengali font. You can download it from http://software.bdcomcom/bangsee/bsfp.zip To writing with this font you will also need Bangsee Word. To download trial version of Bangsee Word go to http://software.bdcom.com/bangsee/bangseeword/ Don't fear this trial software is only for writing some names and for this little tasks trial version works perfectly. After downloading install the font pack and software.
Then go to desktop and right click on it, select "properties" and then from the tabbed windows select "appearance" after that click on "item" (In Windows XP click on "Advance" then click on "item") and from the scroll down box select "Icon". Then from the font drop down box select "Bangsee Unicode" click "Apply". Run Bangsee Word's trial version and write whatever you want to see in your icons label. Suppose for "My Computer" icon first you have to write "Amar Computer" by Bangsee Word than copy the Bengali word and go to desktop right click on "My Computer" icon (in Windows XP Click start then "My Computer" icon) and select rename and paste your bangle name.
Now what are you seeing? Yes "My Computer" icon turned into Bengali "Amar Computer". Change your entire desktop icons name by this procedure. Now you can have a Bengali desktop. Now you can ask why we didn't use other Unicode unsupported fonts cause if we use those all windows font names which can't be renamed would became unreadable. If you have any problems doing this procedure just mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
By I.M. Tanjin Ahsan
You are very special, mother
mother, I have managed to choose
By Shafquat Huq
man was chosen for jury duty who really wanted to be dismissed from
serving. He tried every excuse he could think of but none of them worked.
On the day of the trial, he decided to give it one more shot. As the
trial was about to begin, he asked if he could approach the bench.
to a certain college paused to admire the new Hemingway Hall that had
been built on campus. "It's a pleasure to see a building named
for Ernest Hemingway," he said.
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