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Departments / Feminism: The Most Misunderstood and Misused Term
« on: March 25, 2019, 11:14:55 AM »
In Bangladesh Feminism is the most misunderstood and misused Term. This post is created to clarify the definition and classification as well as describing some terms so that we will not misunderstand and misuse the term.

Departments / Tagore's Views on Education
« on: January 08, 2019, 11:36:51 AM »
The topic is created to share Rabindranath Tagore's views on education, particularly female education, as expressed in his non fictional works, i.e. letters and essays.

Common Forum/Request/Suggestions / Creative Writing
« on: March 30, 2017, 11:01:19 AM »
This post will continue talking of creative writing. I am sharing my thoughts on poetry now:

 কবিতা  ই জীবন , কবিতা  ই  সার্বজনীন . কবিতা  মানব  জীবনের  আর  দশটা  প্রবৃত্তির  মতো . আমার  যেমন  ক্ষুধা -তৃষ্ণা  আছে , তেমনি  কবিতার  জন্য  প্রেম . কবিতা  লিখি , পড়ি  নিজের  আনন্দের  জন্য . কবিতার  আকর্ষণ  অমোঘ , যেমনটা  প্রেমের . কবিতার  শক্তি  ও শ্রেষ্ঠ  যেমনটা  প্রার্থনার .
বিষয় বিচারে  কবিতায়  নতুনত্ব  আর কি  বা  আসবে  ! চিরকালের  বিষয়  ছিল  প্রেম  আর  যুদ্ধ , তাই  রয়ে  গেছে , থাকবে  ও  . কিন্তু  বর্তমান  সময়ের  অস্থিরতা  ও  অস্থিতিশীলতা কবিতার  tone ও  mood এ একটা  চিরস্থায়ী  বিষাদ  এর  বোঝা  চাপিয়েছে .
কবিতার  কাঠামো  ও  ভাষা  নিয়ে  অনেক  বিতর্ক  শুনি , দেখি . এ  বিষয়ে  আমার  অবস্থান  খুব স্পষ্ট . বিংশ  শতাব্দীর  কবিতা  যেখানে  tradition ও  canon কে গুড়িয়ে  দিয়ে open-form নিয়ে  করেছে  নানান  experiment /নিরীক্ষা  সেখানে  একবিংশ  শতাব্দীর  ও  থাকবে  নতুন  form-এটাই  স্বাভাবিক . ভাষার  ক্ষেত্রে  poetic diction কে  অনেক  আগেই  আল্লাহ  হাফেজ বলেছেন  কবিরা . এখন কবি  তার  দৈনন্দিন  জীবনের  ভাষায়  ই লিখতে  স্বাচ্ছন্দ  বোধ  করেন . তার  অর্থ  এই  নয়  যে  আজকের  কবি  rhetoric ও  prosody মানছেন  না . উপমা , অলংকরণ  কোনোটার  এ  অভাব  নেই  . কিন্তু  চলিত  ও  নিত্য  ব্যবহারিক  শব্দের  প্রচলন  এখন বেশি  দেখা যায় .

English / Modern Poetry
« on: July 14, 2016, 01:55:16 PM »
Sharing a great modern poetry by W.B.Yeats
The Second Coming
TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Faculty Forum / Job Interview Tips
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:51:41 PM »
Job interview is a menace for not only the beginners but also for experienced candidates. But, like all the arts of the world, it is also a skill to be successful in an interview. And this skill also depends on some tricks and tips.
Here goes some :
Please remember-
    Body language carries- 55% impression
   Verbal communication takes -07% only
   Intonation, pause, sighs and emotion bears -38% of it.

to be continued....

English / Famous Literary texts of the Subcontinent
« on: July 12, 2011, 12:55:31 PM »
Our subcontinent is rich in Literary creation. Here goes the brief introduction of some of the texts:
1.Meghduta :
A short poem of 111 stanzas, it is one of Kālidāsa's most famous works. It recounts how a yakṣa, a subject of King Kubera (the god of wealth), after being exiled for a year to Central India for neglecting his duties, convinces a passing cloud to take a message to his wife on Mount Kailāsa in the Himālaya mountains.[1] The yakṣa accomplishes this by describing the many beautiful sights the cloud will see on its northward course to the city of Alakā, where his wife awaits his return.
In Sanskrit literature, the poetic conceit used in the Meghaduta spawned the genre of sandesha kavya or messenger poems, most of which are modeled on the Meghaduta (and are often written in the Meghaduta's mandakranta metre). Examples include the Hamsa-sandesha, in which Rama asks a hamsa bird to carry a message to Sita, describing sights along the journey.
In 1813, the poem was first translated into English by Horace Hayman Wilson. Since then, it has been translated several times into various languages. As with the other major works of Sanskrit literature, the most famous traditional commentary on the poem is by Mallinātha.
Source: Wikipedia

English / Art of speaking
« on: July 05, 2011, 04:09:23 PM »
There comes a time in any person’s life when he’ll have to give an impromptu speech. It may be for anything – a friend’s bachelor party, a teacher trying to get you to speak up in class, or even in a casual debate. It happens more often than most people would think.
Now the prospect of this may seem frightening to some. You certainly wouldn’t want to look like an idiot in front of a group of people. Fortunately, there are ways you can circumvent nerves and avoid stammering like a fool while you find the right words to say. Here’s some advice on how to give a good impromptu speech:
1.   Know your direction. You’ve got to know how you want to deliver your speech before you actually speak. Should you go the serious, awe-inspiring route, or the hysterical, laugh-a-minute path? The best way you can make a decision is to get a quick feel for your audience. What type of people are they? What direction would they most accept? Your speech will be praised significantly more if you speak in a language that works with those listening.
2.   Prepare some backup. It isn’t uncommon to forget what you were going to say. What separates a good speech from a disaster is how well you can catch yourself. It’s good to have a backup plan for the times when your mind suddenly blanks. That way, if you’re caught without something to say, you can maneuver yourself out of that situation gracefully instead of gibbering and shaking in a nervous sweat. In serious situations, you can bail yourself out with a polite way of excusing yourself. If you’re going for laughs, it’s okay to be candid about your mental block.
3.   Plot a course. Before you speak, try to make a quick mental outline of what you want to say. Some of the worst speeches came out of people who didn’t take a moment to organize their thoughts before opening their mouths. Your outline doesn’t even have to be in-depth; all you really need is a guide to help keep your thoughts on track.
4.   Keep it short and sweet. Impromptu speeches aren’t expected to be long, epic narratives. In fact, the more concise you get, the better. A lot of people tend to hide their nerves and their being unprepared by using a lot of words. The problem is, they tend to miss the point when they do this. Speaking clearly and with as few words as possible shows confidence in your own opinions, and that makes you a much better public speaker than those who just seem to rely on their wide vocabularies.
5.   Watch your words. Lastly, you’ve got to listen to yourself. You do not want to say something you’ll eventually regret. Some things might be private matters to others in the audience, or certain words can be offensive to others. Even the tone in which you speak affects the reception of your speech. Listen to the words that are coming out of your mouth to make sure you’re saying what you want your audience to hear.
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