July 23, 2004, SWM published my experience with the local
bus and how the sergeants harassed the bus driver in front
of the Science Laboratory. Recently, I received a telephone
call threatening me for mentioning the sergeants. I discussed
this matter with Professor Dr. Neaz Zaman who inspired me
to write about this to SWM. Sometimes, I actually wonder about
the so-called democracy we keep talking about all the time
in this country.
Kaiser Toma English Dept, DU
work in a restaurant. We usually arrange parties such as seminars,
birthdays, wedding ceremonies, wedding anniversaries and so
on. A few days ago, an elderly man came up to me to arrange
a surprise party for his wife on their 24th wedding anniversary.
He told me how he remained indifferent and apathetic towards
his wife all these years but now he truly regrets it. He admitted
how he didn't appreciate his wife's role, as he should have.
When his wife actually came to that surprise party she was
overwhelmed with joy and happiness. It made me think that
how, as a husband, we take all the love, care, commitment
and sympathy from our wives for granted and remain indifferent
to reciprocate even with simple gratifying words. I would
like to take this opportunity to thank my partner for being
so patient, loving and caring through all these years and
tell her the most endearing words "I love you"!
Sohel Hara, Olympia Palace Restaurant, Topkhana Road
other day when I was passing by Bangla Motor, something caught
my attention. Now it's the autumn season here in Bangladesh
and we have many visiting species of birds that migrate all
the way from the Arctic regions. But to my dismay, there are
some people who trap these birds and sell them on the streets
like mere fowls! But these birds are here for the winter and
the law should protect them. In other countries, it is actually
illegal and the penalties are severe. Our govt. should take
some initiatives to protect the wildlife here. After all,
it is one of our "precious" resources.