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  Volume 6 | Issue 21 | May 27, 2012 |


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Future in the making

The spotlight on the four students who transformed their ideas into business was very inspirational for all the young readers. Their efforts will surely have a good impact on the society. More importantly, it is a matter to be proud of that they were the runners up of the Global Social Venture competition. Building houses in a more cost efficient manner is something our underprivileged people of the nation need to know about. I found the 'Jutin' idea amazing; and how it takes less time to produce, compared to tin-sheets. All in all this is a good business for the group, which can be an economical aid for the country in the near future.

Shamim Ahmed
Jagannath University, Dhaka.

Inefficient Railway

Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo  

After a separate railway ministry was formed, I was rather hopeful. I thought that the railway system would be radically changed. Of course, I was not surprised when the opposite happened. I take the train when I go to Mymensingh, my hometown, during semester breaks. Technically, it should not take more than two or three hours to reach Mymensingh, but sadly it takes six or seven (and sometimes more) hours via train. Not to forget, there are confusions in the train schedules too. After some time, I stopped bothering and grew indifferent. There should be a solution to this indifferent feeling, but more importantly, to the inefficient system in the railway sector.

Nurul Kabir
University of Dhaka, Dhaka.

Youth and Hope

Photo: Kazi Tahsin Agaz Apurbo

Bangladesh is not a battlefield, but lately our politicians have turned it into one. On behalf of the citizens, I would like to remind them that the government is not to be considered merely an organisation or association, but a system of which the civil society is an important part. So whatever the parties do, should be for the sake of the people. They are more interested in playing out their selfish games to gain power. They think we are brainless creatures, who do not have the intellect to figure out what they are up to. It is a grim situation, but I become hopeful when I look at the young people and their enthusiasm and energy.

Md Mehedi Hasan
Government Rajendra College, Faridpur.

A space of our own

It is nice to see young people actively involved with cultural events. Last week, there were two write ups in the Star Campus: one on the drama festival by NSUCDC and one on the celebration of Shakespeare's birthday by the students of Dhaka University. Both the articles were interesting, because they spoke of the students' enthusiasm and dedication. Students should not stop being active, because everyone needs an escape from studies once in a while. Our music, art, drama are portals through which we enter worlds that are only ours. I think it is important that we all have something personal, and make sure to keep that space protected. That space defines who we are.

Maya Motallib
Rajshahi University, Rajshahi.

Want more write-ups on Travelling


I think there should be more travel write ups in the Star Campus. I know for a fact that there are plenty of young travellers, explorers and globe-trotters who love different cultures and people. They can write about their experiences and let the young people of the country know that there is so much to embrace outside the borders of the country. It will be helpful for young readers to get to know about different cultures, food, languages and people. Moreover, travellogues are always fun to read. Pictures can make the write-ups more interesting!

Sakib Hossain
Chittagong University,

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