My University : The Neglected Corners

Almost all university campuses on earth are bursting with life,joy and fun. BUET was an exception up to the year 2005. It was known as the nerd camp of Bangladesh. But somehow situation started to change, thanks to the effort of some energetic and extremely enthusiastic cultural activists. Now BUET campus has become one of the most culturally active, dynamic and joyous campuses in Bangladesh. Though the nerd camp identity has lost it’s glory ( You have to sacrifice your previous identity to some extent to achieve another brand new identity), the newfound Identity is celebrated here with utmost enthusiasm. Cultural functions, different competitive programs etc. keep happening in almost every week.

Positive change? or Negative? That decision is for the students to take. Yet, there are some lone runners who prefer the old identity over the new one. Deviation from the root purpose might cause the uprooting of academic Glory ( which is already happening).

I prefer to stay separated from all the fun and chaos. I enjoy the quite side of my campus, I love to walk on those corners where the already popular or wannabe popular never come. And I do love to capture those corners in my memory machine.

01 - Semi Shattered Window

There are numerous windows with half shattered glasses. Nobody cares. If somebody care, he can’t seek attention. Everybody has got many more important tasks… Yet, at least the entire glass is not broken. There is hope.

02 - Of Crows and Colors

BUET campus has one of the highest concentration of birds in Dhaka city, for it holds a lot of trees within its campus. Dhaka city is a concrete jungle without any sign of green in it. BUET campus is at least helping the birds to stay around this godforsaken city.

03 - PUET

The new academic building is one of the largest single academic buildings in south asia. The view is full of tranquility in Dusk, and I often spend a lot of time watching the sky and the light bathed building.

04 - The Untouchables

These metals serve very important purposes, yet neglected. Well, neglecting is inevitable…!

05 - The Barren Antena

Once upon a time, when cable network was nonexistent in this parts, this antenna was used to catch clear signal for the Television . Now it is out of service. Yet it is there, tolerating the battering of sun,rain,dew.

06 - Sunbathed Garden

Residential Halls have very well maintained Gardens. But the students don’t appreciate the gardens at all. Appreciation for Nature and it’s beauty is not a part of Modern Bengal culture. It’s all about hiring sound systems, arranging concerts, throwing away all the wastes here and there and polluting the entire campus. BLACK & WHITE makes sense now?

07 - The Never Used Path

Once upon a time this path was probably in service. Now, the only purpose it serves in addition to being photographed is holding the fallen leaves.

08 - Post Office - A Dying Breed

This is 21st century ! There is no place for a traditional post office in this fast moving world, let alone in this ultra fast moving university campus…

09 - Of Stars and Piercing Rays of Freedom

Few moths ago, a new monument was opened for the public in Suhrawardy Uddan. This is titled as ” Swadhinota Stambha”, which can be translated in English as Freedom Minaret. It involves lighting up the entire minaret in such a way that the light shall pierce the dark night as far as it can. A country where power outage is more common than the availability of power, yes, very appreciable(!) monument.

10 - Exit and Entry

The corridor through which I walk more than 10 times everyday. The entrance and exit way from my Hostel building.

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