We were appearing for First Term Exam in grade VI at DPS STS School. Three of my best friends and I were to sit in the same exam hall. Two of us were sitting very close, but one was sitting slightly farther. It was during our General Knowledge exam that there was this question of identifying a writer and writing two names of his novels. There was a picture of Muhammad Zafar Iqbal. The friend of mine sitting at a distance could not identify the picture because it was blurry and neither was she very interested in Bengali books. She asked me the answer. I whispered “Muhammad”. She told me she knew that his name starts with Muhammad but I thought she was telling me she knew the writer's name. So I moved on to the next part and told her the name of one of his novels-“Prodigy”. After the examination, we were all discussing answers. My friend came up to me and said that she'd given all answers, thanks to me. But all of us couldn't help laughing when she told us that she had actually written “Muhammad Prodigy” as the writer's name!
Lamia Saiyara Adrika
RAJUK Uttara Model College, Dhaka
The 'Bandar'ban Story
Last year, my friend, Bapti, went to Bandarban with his family during the winter holidays in December. After his return, Bapti shared his experience with us about how much he enjoyed the trip and what not. Suddenly, he told me that he apparently saw me in Bandarban! I was surprised and I told him that I wasn't there and I was stuck home throughout the holidays. After a very long conversation on how he could've possibly seen me there, he chose to tell me that he apparently saw me hanging from a tree. Even though I was completely lost for a split second, I then realised that he was talking about a monkey he saw hanging from a tree and was indicating that I was that monkey! I was so mad at him after he said that but now, when I remember it, I laugh from time to time.
Tasnim Tabassum (Shatabdi)
BIAM Model School and College,
When I was in school I had friend named Sam. He was a really cool guy except he used to make up these weird stories to get out of trouble and sometimes even for no reason. When we were in Class ten we were the seniors of school. So we used to walk around like we own this school. One day when we were hanging out in lunch time, a boy came to us to tell us that James(the singer) has come to school. We were all surprised but Sam being his usual self started blabbering about how he knows James and how he is like a big brother to him. But we didn't know that James was standing behind us and the kid who told us he is here was actually his relative. So Sam looks behind him and finds out James, his face pale white. And that's the last time he ever bluffed.
North South University,