4. Changing trends of Pastimes
(বিনোদন সময় প্রবণতা পরিবর্তন)
(a)How do pastimes change in the modern age?
(b)What types of pastimes are there in the present age?
(c) What types of pastimes do people per at this age?
(d) How do people enjoy the present pastimes?
Time passes on and the taste of the people changes inevitably. Pastimes have been a part of our daily life. It stimulates man’s faculty of work and accelerates his vigour and energy. But change is the fashion of the day. In every sphere of life, change is obviously found. It is mostly because of the development of science and technology, way of life, availability of modern amenities. In the past snake charming puppet show, Jatra, jarigan, Sharingan, Kobi gan were very popular. But now these have lost their appeal. People are no longer interested in them. Now television and satellite channels have taken the place of radio. Even television is losing its appeal because now young people are becoming more and more interested in Computer games, Facebook, browsing, chatting, and video games. Internet connection through mobile operators has taken the whole world in the grip of our young generation. Every mobile set has become a magic box or Aladin’s lamp which brings all sorts of amusing culture and cultural traits in hand. As a result, people are no more interested to spend time in age-old pastimes. Once Origami was a popular pastime. But now the robot has preoccupied the brain, to Our young, generation. Thus, it is widely found that significant changes are bringing about a revolution in our present day’s pastimes.
Word meaning: inevitably (adv)- অনিবার্যভাবে; stimulate (v)- উদ্দীপনা জাগানাে; accelerate (v)- বৃদ্ধি করা; vigor (n)- উদ্যম; sphere (n)- ক্ষেত্র, স্তর; obviously (adv)- স্পষ্টভাবে; amenities (n)- আমােদ-প্রমােদ; সুযােগ-সুবিধা; appeal (n)- আবেদন connection (n)- সংযােগ; grip (n)- মুষ্ঠি; generation (n)- প্রজন্ম; sorts (n)- প্রকার; traits (n)- ধরণ; significant (adj.)– গুরুত্বপূর্ণ; revolution (n)- বিপ্লব, আবর্তন।