The week in re(ar)view
Fish enjoying relief goods
Prince of corruption
Gone to the animals
One such animal loving minister had 37 deer. Apparently you need permission to rear deer. Question is, what do you do with so many?
Partying on the beach
Complete ban on all sorts of political activities
In the meantime Hasina has decided to spend the time writing. Other politicians have decided to learn HOW to write.
EC wants more powerrrrrrrrr
Legal experts, however, said the EC cannot be provided with such power as it is not a court of law. We hope not.
By Gokhra and Mood Dude
Things not to say
To a guy with goatee- “An old lady from the village called, she wants her little goat's beard back.”
To an actor/actress from T.V. - “Boy, they must put a lot of makeup on you.”
To a bald guy- “So…which brand of gel do you use?”
To a guy asking for directions- Say nothing….just stare at him, wearing a dumfounded expression on your face.
To a guy sitting with his girlfriend- “Dude, where did you get the new one from?”
To a “Harry Potter” fan- “Harry Potter won't die in the next movie instead he will be turned into a 60 year old guy by a spell and Sylvester Stallone will play the role in the movie.”
To a male interior decorator/fashion designer/dancer- “You aren't gay? Now are you?”
To a Chinese/Japanese guy after forcing him to jump from a roof- “Now you tell me that you don't know martial art and can't soar through air.”
Location: Roadside Drain By Geneva Camp
What To Bring: A wet suit, a fishing rod, a water-proof bag, air-tight food container, pocket change, a jar and a small bird-cage.
What to Do: Sit inside the drain and quietly observe your surroundings. Engage in casual conversation with your fellow mates who you have brought along; and on some occasions with passer-bys. Place your pocket change on a piece of paper before you and watch it grow (it might even decrease, you never know).
Pay attention to the constant flow of the water, below you. You'll be surprised at the variety of objects that can be found in this modern day spring. Now it's best to have two friends along with you. Maintain your distance so as to not disturb or irritate the free flow of the water.
You can use your fishing rods to capture tadpoles and on a lucky day you might even catch a cat-fish! If you are really good at observation, you can actually extract many “banned” substances floating freely. Dry them carefully and put them in your bag for safekeeping. On numerous occasions you will see, feel and smell the presence of some squishy objects- these are best left alone. No, it is not your grandmother's homemade “halim”. While you chat with your friends, you can enjoy the delicacies floating under you. They maybe soggy, stale and may taste queer at first, but once you get used to the smell, they are rather tasty. They are thrown out by the numerous clean and hygienically perfect restaurants around you. For best results, starve three hours before your expedition- then trust me you will immensely enjoy the most tantalizing treat ever and best of all, it's free! You can also observe the tranquil lifestyle of the locals. The noises never die down and you can witness “Bangladesh's Most Wanted” at work, live! You can even catch sight of celebrities who keep such a low profile, some claim they are underground! All in all, it will be a satisfying experience and you will return with cool gossip, tadpoles, a stash of forbidden goodies, amazing tales and a stomach filled to the capacity! Till next time, enjoy this trip and make sure to wear clean clothes- we don't want to seem unhygienic now!
By Osama Rahman
Voice of the Population is a megaphone announcing the opinions of young minds for the country to know.
This week they let us know “Whether it was right or not that Hawkers were being removed from the streets.”
“In a way it's good because the pavements aren't going to be blocked anymore, but it's also bad because the hawkers will suffer since selling goods was their only income.” Rashila
“All I can say is that Dhaka looks better, and we can finally walk in peace. So I welcome it.” Rabib Rafiq
“Unplanned eviction is not recommended. Alternative sources of employment should be considered. Otherwise, people might resort to begging, mugging, and stealing. Because they need to survive.” Fahian
“I think it's OK. The streets now look cleaner, nicer and "walk-able"!” Anamika
“I think it is not at all right. A lot of people cannot afford to buy from supermarkets and hawkers just made it easier to get normal goods at low costs.” Mishti
“I don't think it's a good thing. Just for some space, so many people are being driven out of work. And since they don't have jobs now, they have no livelihood, and a lack of alternatives would mean that they'd be forced to go into crime … or starve to death.” Jishnu
“I think I appreciate this new policy. This is actually good for our civic society in terms of transportation and traffic jams. But on the other hand, I'm very much concerned about all the people who have lost their jobs. I hope the caretaker government will take steps to ensure that they get back their jobs.” Shaonly
“Dhaka doesn't look like Dhaka anymore! I quite miss the traders with their goods on the footpaths!” Fara
Compiled by: Iftikhar Azam
Pen name woes
Death metal done to death
Source: Piano, Sings, Ghuri.
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