Should we have given Reshma some time before asking any questions, to get over the shock she was in? Or was it only normal for us to rush to her and ask about her mental state
Years ago, I was asked to answer a question during an extensive journalism training course organised by Reuters-Thomson Foundation. The trainer who asked the question was a famous editor from one of the African newspapers. The question was quite complicated, at least for us who did journalism in this country.
He asked: “You’re a photojournalist. On your way to the office, you’re in the middle of an incident. A man is about to stab another man. What would you do? Would you take the photo first, or would you try saving the man from getting stabbed?”READ MORE
We feel it would be better if there wasn’t any phone call. The conversation evidently reflected animosity, and unfriendly and uncompromising attitudes towards each other
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the much-awaited phone call for holding a dialogue. We heaved a sigh of relief, thinking that this could be the moment for alleviating the country from the grip political gridlock.
However, to our dismay and disquiet, that didn’t happen. Someone had leaked their conversation and the media went gaga about it. It seemed someone supplied the conversation to the media.READ MORE
‘Why, don’t Bangladeshis speak Urdu?’ he seems quite appalled, adding, this time in English: ‘I thought all Bangladeshis speak Urdu.’
“Are you from Bangladesh?” a very humble Indian delegate from Hyderabad, coming to attend the ongoing South Asian Conference on Sanitation in Kathmandu, during a tea break, asks me in Urdu.
“Yes, I am, but how did you know I was from Bangladesh?” I ask curiously, in English.
“I saw you asking questions during the civil society meeting. I was sitting at the back. Those were interesting questions,” he tells me, again in Urdu.READ MORE
To the minds of the commoners like us, the Jahangirnagar campus cannot be termed as a place for education any more; the pro-government and pro-opposition party educators seem to have lost all credibility as educators
When we were toiling with our “troubled education life” during Dhaka University’s most rowdy days, we used to envy our friends who went to Jahangirnagar University.
Our JU mates didn’t have to suffer as we did, they didn’t have “session jams,” they didn’t have any undue interference for getting seats at their halls of residence, they even completed their masters much ahead of us and went into the job market at least two years before us.READ MORE