June 2nd, 2014

Leadership on the Line by Martin Linsky—Chapter 4 Review: Think Politically

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Submitted by nilkanto on Mon, 02/06/2014 - 2:21am

[justify]Politics is all about relation, communication and interpretation. Being a Leader, One must put the hat on in all times possible. Relationships play important part and working with those relations are more important. The chapter talks about 6 types of relations but it’s not an easy task to keep up all 6 roles. But that’s what Leadership really means, maintaining all ends.

April 30th

Leadership on the Line by Martin Linsky—Chapter 3 Review: Get on the Balcony

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Submitted by nilkanto on Tue, 29/04/2014 - 11:49pm

After finishing this part of the book, the first thing that came up in my mind is-“staying alive is important.”

April 22nd

råtten byen

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Submitted by nilkanto on Mon, 21/04/2014 - 8:01pm


I live in a Rotten City. Every Morning I wake up hoping that I am in different world.

Technology has not gone that far I guess.

I open up the tap only to find metal sound of me moving the head.

No water. How many days it has been?

January, February, March....actually lost track.

I find myself trying to hear life. No water, no life I guess.

March 8th

Childhood obesity and Bangladesh

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Submitted by guest_writer on Sat, 08/03/2014 - 3:24am

In our part of the world, where chubby children are considered cute and healthy, parents often fret over the physical appearances of their children. There are parents who routinely feed their children burgers, fries, pizzas, pastries, etc. from the belief that these will make their children appear healthy.

March 7th

Leadership on the Line by Martin Linsky—Chapter 2 Review: The Faces of Danger

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Submitted by nilkanto on Thu, 06/03/2014 - 6:36pm

The title carries the chapter’s intention. Intention to make us understand the forces or faces the dangers of being in front will hold. Most of the times when you are trying to do something good (in your own sense), the obstacle comes from some place we barely give a thought about.

March 6th

Falguni Days

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Submitted by guest_writer on Thu, 06/03/2014 - 5:27am

I was reading a write-up by a friend on Falgun (the Bengali month that marks the beginning of spring in Bangladesh) where he compared the season and the festivity around it with Vincent van Gogh's "Wheatfield with Crows." A prolific writer, my friend's writing carried me back to the Falguni days I left behind in Dhaka.

March 5th

My Ancient Mariner

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Submitted by uchhola [Guest] on Wed, 05/03/2014 - 1:37am

That eighteen hour long journey chocked me like death! Billions of nightmarish thoughts have been creeping across my heart for the last eighteen hours! Pursuing higher education in an alien country where I have NOBODY was an ignorant, douche-like decision. (Didn’t listen to Mom as I was adult enough to make all the horrible decisions I want).

March 3rd

My Personal but Curious Case with the Bangladesh Studies Network

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Submitted by shehab on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 4:40am

If you never heard of the Bangladesh Studies Network, this is a FaceBook group with their agenda illustrated in the following description.

March 2nd

Leadership on the Line by Martin Linsky—Chapter 1 Review: The Heart of Danger

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Submitted by nilkanto on Sun, 02/03/2014 - 12:39pm

The changes that we seek in our society, in our life is not easy to accept or get used to. People have their own habits, beliefs and responsibilities. Even though they can be bad ones, but it’s not easy to give up. There is fear inside their heart and mind. Fear of losing relations, money, freedom, civil rights and mostly losing stability from their life. They also could lose everything.

February 20th

The Days of Slavery - Nazim Mahmud

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Submitted by Jajabor.Backpacker on Thu, 20/02/2014 - 1:15am

The Days of Slavery

- Nazim Mahmud

Theater artist and cultural organizer; Deputy Registrar, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi

“Ask them to shoot you right in the middle of your forehead”, I looked up into the eyes of the speaker who prescribed such an advice. “That’ll be a painless death, absolutely painless”, said Dr. Syed Sajjad Hussain, my professor in the University of Dhaka. Incidentally, he was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Rajshahi at that time and I was simply a staff member there. So, he could crack a joke in front of me, even if it was about as serious a matter as life and death.