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I miss my moustache

Ever since my hormones started to change and all those disgusting hair started to grow in every nook of the body, I knew I'll be into trouble for it. I didn't like how they slowly crept up from my toes. I didn't mind it much; “Oh! Let it, let's see how it goes. Mom said it'll be like that, all those changes.”

So days were going quite good until I realized that my legs weren't all that smooth and nice like those girls who gaily danced and jumped around in the TV sets with their boyfriends, then the hair removal ads made it worse. I soon came to persuade myself that I need hairless limbs.

So now, I thought, all's well- until I was told how dramatically significant my moustache looked. By brothers offered their razors guaranteeing 'a close smooth shave'. The parlour girls offered to give me free moustache threading when I went in to have a new haircut( just for looking 'in').

I enjoyed the attention it got, I actually thought that it defined my lips further. Then the guys in class had this thing to look at it in mid sentence when talking. The guys in our group enjoyed breaking their boredom by cracking jokes, all on the expense of my growing moustache. I even found that I was pulling at it whenever I thought over things.

The other day, I was spending the night over in my friend's house. She suddenly brought up the idea of clearing it up. I shrieked, I jumped around but she was adamant. So, with the menacing strand of thread I bore the ripping pains. I totally felt like a chicken being plucked alive.

And it was over! She had to do it quick with all the squirming going on. I looked at the mirror. What have I lost? Nothing much, just a moustache. Not a big loss there.

The writer forgot to include the name

Cool Adda

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 occasion with the 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 tad-poles and on a lucky day you might even catch a cat-fish!

If you are real good at observation, you can actually extract many “banned” substances floating freely. Dry them carefully and out them in your bag for safe-keeping. On numerous occasions you will see, feel and smell the presence of some squishy objects, these are best left alone. No, they are not your grand-mother's home-made halim.

While you chat with your friends, you can enjoy the delicacies floating under you. They may be 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 gossips, tadpoles, a stash of forbidden goodies, amazing tales and a stomach filed to the capacity! Till next time, enjoy this trip of yours and make sure to wear clean clothes, we don't want to seem unhygienic now!

By Osama Rahman

Myth Box

Fiery Monsters

Dragons- the awe inspiring creature which appears in almost all cultures worldwide. The physical description and supposed abilities of the beast vary immensely according to the different cultures in which it appears. However, the unifying feature of almost all interpretations is it being a serpentine or otherwise reptilian monster and often possessing magical or spiritual qualities.

The two most familiar interpretations of dragons are either European dragons, derived from various European folk traditions, or unrelated Oriental dragons, derived from the Chinese dragon. The word "dragon" derives from Greek drakôn, "a serpent of huge size". Dragons are usually shown in modern times with a body like a big lizard, or a snake with two pairs of lizard-type legs, and able to emit fire from its mouth. The European dragon has bat-type wings growing from its back.

Like most mythological creatures, dragons are perceived in different ways by different cultures. Dragons are sometimes said to breathe and spit fire or poison. They are commonly portrayed as serpentine or reptilian, hatching from eggs and possessing typically feathered or scaly bodies. They are sometimes portrayed as having large yellow or red eyes, a feature that is the origin for the word for dragon in many cultures. They are sometimes portrayed with a row of dorsal spines, keeled scales, or leathery bat-like wings. Winged dragons are usually portrayed only in European dragons while Oriental versions of the dragon resemble large snakes. Dragons can have a variable number of legs: none, two, four, or more when it comes to early European literature. Modern depictions of dragons tend to be larger than their original representations, which were often smaller than humans.

These fire-breathing beasts often have major spiritual significance in various religions around the world. In many East Asian cultures dragons are revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the universe.

They are associated with wisdomoften said to be wiser than humansand longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. Dragons in European mythology eat maidens and livestock. Chinese Dragons devour flesh, precious stones, milk and fish.

By Nishita Aurnab
(Sources: D.R.A.G.O.N and wikipedia)


The wise fox

Once there was a fierce lion who would devour any animal who happened to cross his path. One day a wise fox was passing the lion's den. The lion called the fox to have dinner with him. As the fox went inside his den he was surprised to see no food on the table. Outside the den there was a lake. He told the lion he was going to the lake for swim as he knew the lion was planning to eat him. The lion followed him slowly behind. When the fox was two inches behind the lake, the lion jumped on him to eat him. The fox quickly dodged the attack. The lion was drowned in the water and died.The fox said, "if you hadn't tricked then I would not have killed you."

Moral of the story: - If you trick others, others will trick you.

Razin Rahman

Be warned!

You have probably heard about the lawsuit over a spilled cup of coffee. However, there are many other silly lawsuits involving products that have received far less attention. For example:

A prescription of sleeping pills says, "Warning: May cause drowsiness"

A container of underarm deodorant says, "Caution: Do not spray in eyes"

A cartridge for a laser printer warns: "Do not eat toner"

A cardboard car sunshield that keeps sun off the dashboard
warns: "Do not drive with sunshield in place"

A bathroom heater says: "This product is not to be used in bathrooms"

A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: "Caution - Risk of Fire"

A box of birthday cake candles says: "DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity"





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