As long as the needs of language users continue to change, so will the languageEvery year, a few foreigners who wanted to learn Bangla and managed to do so surface on our local media and start sermonising us on our language. They seem more Bengali than the Bengalis.
It’s like some of those people we have in our country who are more American than the Americans themselves. This section of foreigners who have been learning Bangla for several years, try to argue that using non-Bangla words is a shame for the Bengalis. And on the eve of Ekushey February, our media men interview them and tend to wow at what these foreigners try to say.READ MORE
How can someone ask a person in pain to get down from his bed and pose?Say there are 20 television channels, another 20 newspapers, and another five online news portals based in Dhaka city alone. So, we can roughly estimate that about 90 journalists, photojournalists, and camera-persons would be present if there was an incident worth covering. Hmm … 90!
I won’t be surprised if the figure rises up to 100. This is exactly what has been happening in Dhaka Medical College’s Burn Unit. At least 100-or-so news-related persons are reportedly visiting DMC’s little unit on a daily basis.READ MORE
A reputed and credible political analyst’s comment on a recent TV program was quite thought-provoking for me, and for a large number of people in this country. Referring to some research done by a university, he said: “We the common people don’t want democracy, we want peace.”READ MORE
You’re the people who should let us know how our tomorrow will look likeEsteemed politicians (both elected and non-elected):
Hope all’s well with most of you. I’ve always wanted to request for a lot of things in Bangladeshi politics, but couldn’t, as I’ve been a bit shy thinking whether I’d matter to you.
First, please allow me to thank all of you for having the stamina to come into politics and work from that arena. Politics needs a huge amount of mental and physical strength, which we commoners usually don’t have. You excel in that sphere.READ MORE