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12:00 AM, January 12, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 12, 2018

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First issue of 2018

The editor's note of the Star Weekend issue of January 5 was a wonderful piece of writing to wrap up the news that has gone by last year. The past year has left many indelible impressions for us to ponder and we all have to do a little soul-searching in order to face the year ahead.

We embark on a new year in which we will read more news—good, bad, exciting. Stories and events in 2017 may have had a small impact or led to some change in our lives. It may even have brought about changes in the government. But without some sort of lesson learnt from the news that was reported day after day, there is little point to reporting on issues that matter.

Mashudul Haque

Central Road, Dhaka

 

An informative read

The last issue of the Star Weekend addressed the most crucial issues of last year and provided updates about them. I enjoyed reading the articles since it gave me more information on issues that were almost forgotten. We live in a time when the social media rules the roost. One second we are on to something, and then we forget about that very issue by merely opening a new tab or scrolling down. The last issue of Star Weekend which had articles on disappearances to the state of Haor after the floods, was a timely reminder to all of us that there's still a lot to do. Sure, it may be a new year, but the problems of old continue to plague us and we need to address them and find solutions as soon as possible.

Sharmin Akhter,

Farmgate, Dhaka

Wonderful year-end satire special

I read with utmost interest the timely year-end special satire issue of the Star Weekend magazine. How wonderfully you have described worrying events of 2017 with wit and a good sense of humour!

Every write-up ranging from politics to sports, human rights to education was a marvel to read. Let good sense prevail among us all that the happenings of the past will not reflect in the new year. We hope Bangladesh will enter into a new era in 2018 and its troubles will slowly be addressed.

I wish every writer in the Star Weekend team and its voracious readers a prosperous, wonderful new year.

Nuzhat Rifa Ehsan

Baridhara, Dhaka

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