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July 25 , 2003

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They are everywhere yet invisible. Invisible, because we have no time to see them. They are bright, young, energetic but little to look forward to. They are in their teens and twenties, an ambiguous stage in which they must grow up all too quickly and become men. Trapped in the whirlpool of poverty, with hardly any opportunities to grow and develop and with no role models to look up to, no mentors to guide them, these young men are struggling to keep their heads above water. Many times they are lured into the world of crime and drugs, a hell from which few can escape. Some, in spite of the unsavoury temptations, manage to keep away, earn their own keep and even dare to have dreams of their own.
But for how long? In the absence of any concrete policy to provide educational and employment opportunities, in the wake of increasing materialism of the rich and class hatred among the deprived, in the reality of institutionalised crime, can these young souls be saved? SWM explores the frustrations of our less privileged youth, their aspirations in life and the social and psychological reasons behind the increasing corruption of our young men.




The Team

Mahfuz Anam

Managing Editor
Syed Fahim Munaim

Magazine Editor
Aasha Mehreen Amin

Senior Staff Writer
Fayza Haq

Staff Writers
Lavina Ambreen Ahmed
Shamim Ahsan
Imran H. Khan
Mustafa Zaman
Ahmede Mainul Hussain
Kajalie Shehreen Islam
Srabonti Narmeen Ali

Regular Contributors
Neeman A Sobhan
AFM Mohiuddin 

Manan Murshed

Zahedul I Khan

Monirul Islam Bhuiyan

Md. Shaheen Hossein

Selim Shamsul Huda Chowdhury

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