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12:00 AM, August 26, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 26, 2016

Star Diary

FRIGHTENED FOR MY FATHER

I am a sixteen year old student. My father, who is around 40 years, insists on riding his motorcycle without wearing a helmet. He says that the helmet is too inconvenient and he feels uncomfortable while wearing it. When I tried to explain to him why it's important for me, he told me not to worry and pragmatically explained to me that even if anything does happen to him, I would be well provided for. I want my dad to around for a long time and am at a loss to explain how important he is to me. 

Nishat Anjum

Uttara, Dhaka

I SURVIVED

I lost my job around four months back when the company I worked for was forced to shut down and am still waiting to be employed. I have applied to a number of jobs but to no avail. This sudden and drastic change in my life has shattered me and the thought of not being able to provide for my family is killing me. Suddenly I met one of my old friends and I discussed my problem with him. He boosted my confidence so much by shading light on all the things that I could do with my potential. After talking to him, I decided to start my own business. It is not something fancy and big, but I am glad that I can start something on my own. I have dealt with my depression and feel immensely proud of myself.

Mahbubul Karim

Dhanmondi, Dhaka

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