Sir Western Milon
There is one musician in Bangladesh who is so great that He has been knighted… by Himself. His name is Western Milon, or rather Sir Western Milon. His fantastic lyrics, unique singing voice and totally fabulous method of producing music videos has taken the online music community of this country by storm! That guy is beyond the definition of awesome. Just look at his hairstyle. And his face. He looks like a cross between Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix! Naturally His guitar skills and singing should be awesome, right? And so it is. Here's Rising Stars' review of 3 of His most fantastic songs:
Guitar Haatey (Guitar in my hands):
E duti Akhi (These two eyes):
An authentic album review was not possible as none of the music stores had His recent released album. A few even gaped at this reporter when he was insisting that Sir Western Milon was a sensation. We protest at this sort of treatment of the once-every-thousand-year Musical Talent. Also, we protest his recent arrest for being under the influence. He is a rock star! That is what rock stars do! Viva Sir Western Milon.
Oh by the way, always address Him as Sir. That's a rule the fans have set.
By Ero Senin
Crazy New Year celebrations
Do you find yourself at a loss about how to celebrate the New Year in a different way this time around? Take a look at some of the weirdest traditions observed all around the world. You might want to try them out, but don't forget to remind yourself that there might be considerable risk involved in the procedures.
A “Broken” New Year
Same Procedure Every Year
A Deadly Welcome
New Year with a Suitcase
What colour is your underwear?
By Shamsil B. M. Kamal
War-ld Cup Preview
I'd been crying for a long time now, but in vain. I could hear voices shouting from the adjacent room and I was old enough to recognise them as my mother's and father's. Why would they be shouting and screaming in the middle of the night? The World Cup 1999 was the only reason. It was Bangladesh's first mega sporting event and Bangladesh had as much a chance of winning as the electricity not going off for a whole day. Nearly impossible but the Tigers surprised everyone (including themselves) as they crushed Pakistan. They fought with bravery, they fought with hope, they fought like it was WAR.
I was way too young to understand anything, I was barely two. It was just meaningless excitement and endless screaming and today we are looking at the World Cup coming to our very own.
Excitement and eager anticipation is flying through the air. The fans can't wait. But are we ready? The two stadiums, SBNCS in Mirpur, Dhaka and ZACS in Chittagong have major renovations going on and are on the right track. The installations of the new plastic folding seats and a DJ rocking the stadium makes a fanatic's experience of a WC game much better and enjoyable. The biggest worry, probably are the floodlights. A day-nighter was supposed to be played by Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in the recent series but was called off as the floodlights were misdirected and were shining on the pitch like spotlights. This seems to be the only problem so far as security also seems tight
The reason why the WC is so widely anticipated is obviously our own cricket team, the Tigers, who are in the best form of living memory, making the Kiwis look like Dodos in front of the home crowd and absolutely flooring them to win the series and later also beating the Zimbabweans, has really boosted the hopes of countless fanatics of Bangladesh. Shakib has had an amazing run of late, being ranked the No.1 all rounder and playing English County cricket for Worcestershire. He has held the team together during Masrafe Mortaza's absence due to, obviously, a knee injury which unfortunately has proved to be a regular occurrence. On the upside Shakib Al Hasan has been named captain for the WC and that is great for our team.
Even though there are countless fans in Bangladesh who are dying to buy tickets for the event, including people like my 13 year old friend whom I doubt has ever touched a cricket ball in his life. Hopefully the fanatics will make the visiting teams so disoriented that they lose to the Tigers and hopefully Bangladesh will fight like it is WAR and do well in the “War-ld Cup 2011”.
By Ahnaf Zarif Rahman
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