Re-born in the City: to Learn, to Love, to Live.

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Submitted by guest_writer on Fri, 20/07/2012 - 10:45pm

It was 2009, and the decision was made. I had to leave my family and friends. I had to leave the campus that I had been dreaming about being a part of. I had to leave the highest educational institution in the country in order to go to a just one year old institution. I had to leave the place and environment I know like my palm to place I had never been to.

Walkin in memphis

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Submitted by nilkanto on Wed, 18/07/2012 - 12:33pm

Raindrops are falling on my head

The famous spider man sound track...

And how mesmerizing it becomes when you find the melody in rain.

Suited up, bag on back and here I walk in the rain, with the song in my lips.
Feeling bit cold, only few are in the rain, few crazy and few in love.

What we are

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Submitted by nilkanto on Fri, 06/07/2012 - 9:16pm

They say, music can bind hearts even if they are far away.
Well If not, then how two person 6098 kilometers apart feel the same beats at the same time.

6098 kilometers!
the girl puts the map on the floor. Then one toe in one city, another one is on the other. Calls her roommate to help her out.
" See it's only a foot away", She laughs.

The Desert Safari

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Submitted by monmajhi [Guest] on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 3:51am

One Moment in Annihilation’s Waste,
One Moment, of the Well of Life to taste –
The Stars are setting, and the Caravan
Draws to the Dawn of Nothing – Oh make haste !
-- Omar Khayyam*

Bangladesh vs Myanmar Maritime Boundary Dispute Verdict: A Brief Summary

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Submitted by fazamal4 [Guest] on Wed, 28/03/2012 - 5:59pm

The initial public reaction to the verdict of the Bangladesh vs Myanmar maritime boundary dispute delivered by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on March 12, 2012 was unanimously celebratory.

An Ache for Innocence

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Submitted by mehbuba [Guest] on Sun, 25/03/2012 - 8:04pm

An Ache for Innocence
By: Iris Zubair

I have been missing my childhood so much lately that I’m almost ashamed of it. At the age of 22, nobody has the time or sympathy to make excuses for wishful thinking. But I find myself doing nothing else these days. I daydream and imagine simpler times in my life when every decision didn’t seem so monumental, so incredibly life changing.

An overview of the killings of BSF at the border and 'Boycott Indian Products' movement

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Submitted by skyblue-modu on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 5:19am

You all remember Habibur, right? You know, that Habibur who was stripped down and beaten like an animal while the Indian border guard Jawans sipped hot tea from their cups? The same Habibur, who had trouble with the 'management' so the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Jawans set fire to his genitals using petrol. That's right, I am asking about the same Habibur.

Tribute to the legendary Bangladeshi musician Shah Abdul Karim

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Submitted by dhrubo on Wed, 22/02/2012 - 1:47am

Hope all my dear Sachal friends are sachal and okay. After long time logged in and want to share one my small experimental work with my sachal friends, please have look and give your sincere feedback. Take good care of you.

Keno Piriti Banailare Bondhu

"Standard English: what it isn’t" : a summary

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Submitted by monmajhi [Guest] on Sun, 19/02/2012 - 12:49pm

I recently stumbled upon the following summary of an article titled "Standard English: what it isn’t", by the eminent sociolinguist Peter Trudgill. I wrote this a long time ago as a training 'reading assignment'. Majority of it is cut/paste business I think (I haven't closely compared it with the original this time). But, since the recent Bangladesh High Court suo moto ruling against the use of "distorted Bangla" and the resultant debate (a very old one though) on 'Standard Bangla", it occurred to me that this article by Mr Trudgill, a well known authority on dialects , is although about English and not about Bangla or at all about the kind of debate we are having at this moment due to the High Court ruling - may still be able to shed a bit of light on some issues relevant to us - albeit very indirectly.

So, I've decided to post my summary here (without the last 2 paragraphs of it) in the spirit of sharing and hoping that it is suitable for Sachalayatan and does not break any of its posting guideline and most importantly - readers find it illuminating, interesting and pertinent in some way, despite the poor quality of my summarization. Interested readers can still read the full original article by Trudgill here.