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Old April 27, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Ayo,

I always hated our national anthem composed by Tagore. I always believed it to be a weak link amongst many other weak links which debilitates the country. I always thought Bd should have a national anthem based on ancestral hubris or the war of liberation. Perhaps both. It should be ferocious, relentless and epic.

Our current song is too nature based. It makes us weak as a nation to have two whole lines in the anthem dedicated to a fruit. And what if I don't like mangoes? Did Tagore not think the Bengali people loved grapes as well? I'm ashamed to say that Pakistan has a way cooler national anthem than us, and India's one is marginally better as well. My favorite national anthem has got to be Kazakstan's one. Check it out if you can, greatly bellicose, deep roaring melody. Awesome stuff. Ours is just so blase. It's even possible to fall asleep in the middle of singing it, and has to go down as one of Tagore's worst compositions.

So what do we do now? I say it's time to replace our national anthem with something more ferocious and sacred. Let's not keep this tree hugging, whale kissing, piece of boring anthem we have right now. Let's go with the liberation theme, it's always a great instigator of emotions and will never fail to move us. We shall never have to yawn again in the middle of the anthem.

My replacement choice is "Karar Oi Louho Kopat". This one.
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDOzokCmM70&feature=related

Great beginning, plenty of guns, altogether a energetic crowd puller! Love it.

So what do y'all think should be our new national anthem?
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Old April 27, 2012, 09:45 PM
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The following comment can be applied as a sarcastic and a legit post. (How often does that happen.)

We should change our flag too. It's too dull.

(Sarcastic in context of this thread, legit because I've always felt that way.)
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:48 AM
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The following comment can be applied as a sarcastic and a legit post. (How often does that happen.)

We should change our flag too. It's too dull.

(Sarcastic in context of this thread, legit because I've always felt that way.)
We should go back to our original flag, the one with the yellow map in the middle.
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Old April 27, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Now I think we should change the name of our country too as it's hard and too long to pronounce ...

Peaceman bhai, there are so many things we don't like...for example lots of people doesn't like their name given by their parents but we still move on as that's our identity... we don't change our identity.. call us old school but we should accept some of these stuffs just the way it is..
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Old April 27, 2012, 10:41 PM
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Now I think we should change the name of our country too as it's hard and too long to pronounce ...

Peaceman bhai, there are so many things we don't like...for example lots of people doesn't like their name given by their parents but we still move on as that's our identity... we don't change our identity.. call us old school but we should accept some of these stuffs just the way it is..
I changed my goddamn given name as soon as I turned 18. Thank God America!
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Peaceman bhai, there are so many things we don't like...for example lots of people doesn't like their name given by their parents but we still move on as that's our identity... we don't change our identity.. call us old school but we should accept some of these stuffs just the way it is..
Of course. And yet certain factions at certain periods of history can so easily tug away at our identity and change or at least bend it in some form forever. I'm just speculating whether we went wrong with Tagore's "Shonar Bangla". Secondly, I'm seeking suitable replacements. In reality, no Bangladeshi govt. will ever have the guts to change the national anthem for fear of the opposition making a big issue of it in the election.
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Old April 27, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Oh I don't like our national team jersey color as well but that's what best represents our country... so no room for a change ...
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Old April 28, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Our current song is too nature based. It makes us weak as a nation to have two whole lines in the anthem dedicated to a fruit. And what if I don't like mangoes? Did Tagore not think the Bengali people loved grapes as well? I'm ashamed to say that Pakistan has a way cooler national anthem than us, and India's one is marginally better as well. My favorite national anthem has got to be Kazakstan's one. Check it out if you can, greatly bellicose, deep roaring melody. Awesome stuff. Ours is just so blase. It's even possible to fall asleep in the middle of singing it, and has to go down as one of Tagore's worst compositions.

So what do we do now? I say it's time to replace our national anthem with something more ferocious and sacred. Let's not keep this tree hugging, whale kissing, piece of boring anthem we have right now. Let's go with the liberation theme, it's always a great instigator of emotions and will never fail to move us. We shall never have to yawn again in the middle of the anthem.

Sung or orchestrated correctly, our anthem gets more praises than any of the other other subcontinental anthems. You do know that probably a quarter or more of Pakistanis have a hard time understanding the meaning of their anthem ?

If roaring melodies/aggressive tunes are your forte, there are many of them as good as or better than Kazakhstans: check out their neighbour Uzbekistan's, or better still Romania, the ever bloody La Marseillaise or the Turkish Istiklal Marsi.

The slowest anthem i have ever head is Taiwan's yet it is very effective. New Zealand has a similarly slow paced anthem to ours, talking of love, peace, praises and what not, yet its one of the most popular anthems in Rugby World.
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:36 AM
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Sung or orchestrated correctly, our anthem gets more praises than any of the other other subcontinental anthems. You do know that probably a quarter or more of Pakistanis have a hard time understanding the meaning of their anthem ?

If roaring melodies/aggressive tunes are your forte, there are many of them as good as or better than Kazakhstans: check out their neighbour Uzbekistan's, or better still Romania, the ever bloody La Marseillaise or the Turkish Istiklal Marsi.

The slowest anthem i have ever head is Taiwan's yet it is very effective. New Zealand has a similarly slow paced anthem to ours, talking of love, peace, praises and what not, yet its one of the most popular anthems in Rugby World.

Great info. And no, I didn't know that about the Pakis.I guess we will just have to disagree as most of this stuff is subjective anyway. To me our anthem is dead with zero potential. A change is the way to go.
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Old April 28, 2012, 12:21 AM
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I am rather proud of Bangladesh's anthem - speaks of love for the motherland and evokes the beauty that is Bangladesh. I would rather chose this over any war mongering blood letting anachronistic and xenophobic diatribes set to music. Bangladesh's anthem in his serenity gives hope that the nation to can overcome it's violent present and achieve the calmness embodied in the anthem.

Let's face it - we are not going to war. We don't need a martial anthem.

Yuou want violent anthems? No, not written by Lil'Wayne.

I give you Algeria:

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"We swear by the lightning that destroys, By the streams of generous blood being shed"
"When we spoke, none listened to us, So we have taken the noise of gunpowder as our rhythm, And the sound of machine guns as our melody"

Peace is definitely out in that one.
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:32 AM
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I am rather proud of Bangladesh's anthem - speaks of love for the motherland and evokes the beauty that is Bangladesh. I would rather chose this over any war mongering blood letting anachronistic and xenophobic diatribes set to music. Bangladesh's anthem in his serenity gives hope that the nation to can overcome it's violent present and achieve the calmness embodied in the anthem.

Let's face it - we are not going to war. We don't need a martial anthem.

Yuou want violent anthems? No, not written by Lil'Wayne.

I give you Algeria:



Peace is definitely out in that one.
Hahaha, we are opposites in this regard. Very different preferences.
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Hahaha, we are opposites in this regard. Very different preferences.
Hmm... So you do like xenophobic diatribes set to music?
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:42 AM
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Hmm... So you do like xenophobic diatribes set to music?
Well....no, of course not. But I don't like crying over the beauty of banyan trees. I'm willing to meet you halfway though. Keep some of the nature stuff, and give me one stanza on the Mukti Bahini. I'll settle. Lol.
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Well....no, of course not. But I don't like crying over the beauty of banyan trees. I'm willing to meet you halfway though. Keep some of the nature stuff, and give me one stanza on the Mukti Bahini. I'll settle. Lol.
Well - write a rap anthem that mixes the mango groves, the jele in his boat, and the rakhal chhele in the foggy morning along with the roar of a tiger, the march of the mukti bahinis, and the crunch of glass breaking during hartal.

I want you to say:



More seriously, it looks like, BC 10 - RH 0, so far.
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Old April 28, 2012, 01:38 AM
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Puran pagole bhat pai na, notun pagoler amdani!
Oh, I got plenty of rice. This time I was hoping to add some soy sauce to it.

Apologies in advance, if I failed to construe the meaning of your phrase.
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I don't really mind our national anthem, talks about the beauty of Bangladesh
I find it interesting how Rabindranath wrote Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka's anthem!
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I don't really mind our national anthem, talks about the beauty of Bangladesh
I find it interesting how Rabindranath wrote Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka's anthem!
Tagore wrote Srilanka's anthem? Where did you get that from? :rofl: It was Tagore's student.
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:40 AM
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Tagore wrote Srilanka's anthem? Where did you get that from? :rofl: It was Tagore's student.
The news has surfaced only recently.

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Like Bangladesh and India, Rabindranath Tagore is the writer of Sri Lankan National Anthem too. We all knew that, Rabindranath is the writer of national anthem of Bangladesh and India. But it is now newly explored that, he is the writer of Lankan anthem too. News reported in Bangla News 24.

Basically, a student of Tagore named Samarkun has translated a Bengali Rabindra song before while Sri Lanka was not independent. Sri Lanka was a British colony before their independence in 1948. Samarkun was studying in Biswabharati where Tagore was his teacher. Once, Samarkun requested his teacher to write a song for his country.

Then Rabindranath Tagore wrote down the song in Bengali. Samarkun translated it and the translated version approved by the committee on national anthem.

Source : http://www.dhakanews.info/sri-lankan...ranath-tagore/
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Though it is not confirmed yet whether Tagore indeed wrote the Sri Lankan anthem, but he did have some influential connection to the song.

This is what Wikipedia has to say:

Sri Lanka Matha is the national anthem of Sri Lanka. The song was written and composed by the Ananda Samarakoon in 1940, and was later adopted as the national anthem in 1951. It was written when Sri Lanka was still a British colony and was initially written as a tribute to Sri Lanka, expressing sentiments of freedom, unity and independence, and not for the purpose of serving as a national anthem. The song however became very popular throughout the 1940's and when Sri Lanka gained independence in 1948 it was chosen to be the national anthem, 3 years later. The first independence day it was sung was in 1952. Ananda Samarakoon was Rabindranath Tagore's student and the tune is influenced by Tagore's genre of music.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Matha
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1. There is no point in ranting over something that is not happening.
2. Our national anthem is top-class. Enough said
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We don't have the word 'Bangladesh' in our National Anthem. Anyone knows of any other National Anthem that doesn't have the name of that country in their anthem?
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We don't have the word 'Bangladesh' in our National Anthem. Anyone knows of any other National Anthem that doesn't have the name of that country in their anthem?

Too many to name. I'll start with my own 'Star Spangled Banner'.
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I never found our national anthem that catchy,I usually love our patriotic songs and sing alone sometimes but didn't happen with our anthem.
Anyway,I'd prefer this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52T1jNZcfDQ
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I never found our national anthem that catchy,I usually love our patriotic songs and sing alone sometimes but didn't happen with our anthem.
Anyway,I'd prefer this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52T1jNZcfDQ
Yes! I love this one too. Would take it any day over "Shonar Bangla."
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We don't have the word 'Bangladesh' in our National Anthem. Anyone knows of any other National Anthem that doesn't have the name of that country in their anthem?
Japan' Kimgayo
Saudi Arabia
Israel's Haikvah
Turkey's Istiklal Marsi
and of course
the American Star Spangled Bannaer
and quite a few others
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