As an academic, I often share with students my writings that are related to the courses I teach. That was not the case with our educators when I was a student in the Department of English at Dhaka University. The reason was not because there were no writers among our teachers.
The move probably came as a form of counterstroke against Twitter’s ridiculous measure of allowing people to have verified accounts with $8. “Real tired of this free speech platform requiring me to be John Green. I AM A SOCK COMPANY,” Green tweeted.
It is also etched in the corners of multiple pages of the notebook I am writing this draft in. It is on my passport, also on my pajamas. It is the word the world knows me by—my name. Specifically, my last name, Nuri.
"I have lifted from these stories. I’ve stolen from these stories. But you know, I’ve remade the characters so they don’t directly relate to anyone’s biography. But I cannot deny that a lot of the anecdotes, events and arc of the story come from certain family experiences", states Sandeep Ray.
The workshops were the sessions I’d look forward to. Someone actually reading your work, studying it, telling you what you do well, telling you what you can improve on, all phrased constructively (“I like this!” was a banned phrase). If you’re pursuing writing, workshopping—on some level or another—is what you’ll need.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez once famously said, “All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret.”
Despite the exclusivity of the title, bookstores are flooded with "number one bestsellers".
Besides the brilliantly unconventional addition of an Intelligence Agent as the main audience, the story’s language, unflinchingly charged with a humorous tone, is enough to keep a reader’s eyes glued to the screen.
Reactions amongst social media users are high after a post by author Taslima Nasreen, where she claimed to lose around 20 kgs of weight last Tuesday night. In her Twitter account, she also mentioned being overjoyed about wearing her favourite summer trousers, saris and casual shirts once again. Most of the comments that followed either expressed gratitude on her achievement or asked about the details of the accomplishment. While we don’t know how Taslima Nasrin reduced her weight so effectively, here’s a few pointers from Star Lifestyle.