Jul 31, 2005

The Sorting Hat Quiz!

Hello people,

I took this sorting hat quiz without getting the
invitation or the owl from Hogwarts. But I didn't lose hope so I've taken this test already.


They say that the sorting hat will put you in the house that you wish for, the house that you will fit in the most. But this's been proved wrong in my case.
I was eagerly wishing for Gryffindor (It's Mr. Potter's house that always wins the trophy!) and hoping that if I didnt get into Gryffindor then at least Slitherin house (They are the most intelligents because they are the villains :P) where I can fit myself.

But alas! This is where the sorting hat put's me into.



Yes, It's Ravenclaw.You can take this test to see where the hat puts you into. Click here or the image to know which Hogwarts house will you be sorted into?



Have fun :)
Chao

Adda!

Adda dite ke na bhalobashe? Keu hoyto beshi keu ba kom. Kintu Adda emon i ek jinish jate hariye jete kokhonoi karor apotti dekha jayna.


Addar jonopriota thekei udbhabito hocche nittyo notun projukti. Instant messenger er akashchumbi jonopriotar karon to addai.

Biggyapon er bhashao poribortito hoye jacche addar karone. Torun projonmo er kache nijeder ponnyo jonoprio korte bebohar kora hocche "Fissh fish..kot kot " ittyadi bibhinnyo shobdo.

Kintu uddeshyo shei ektai..torun projonmo er majhe jonoprio adda ke puji kore nijeder bebshar unnoti shadhon...

Shudhu torun rai ki? Amra shobai ki chaina kajer fake ektu adda niye montake juriye nite?

Location: The Road Infront Of My House
Date: February 2nd,2005
Image by: Shafi



Jul 29, 2005

Road To Champion's League

Everton have avoided Liverpool in the the Champions League third qualifying round but face a tough task against Villarreal of Spain. Real Betis have to fight against former runner up Monaco to see themselves on the next round.



Champions League third qualifying round draw :

Basle 1893 v Werder Bremen
Celtic or Artmedia Bratislava v Partizan Belgrade or FC Sheriff
Shakhtar Donetsk v Inter Milan
Steaua Bucharest or Shelbourne v Rosenborg
Manchester United v Hajduk Split or Debrecen
Malmo or Maccabi Haifa v Dynamo Kiev or FC Thun
Everton v Villarreal
Liverpool or Kaunas v CSKA Sofia or Tirana
Sporting Lisbon v Udinese
Valerenga or FC Haka v Club Brugges
Rapid Vienna or F91 Dudelange v Lokomotiv Moscow or Rabotnicki Kometal
Anderlecht or Neftchi v Slavia Prague
Trabzonspor or Anorthosis Famagusta v Rangers
Brondby or Dynamo Tbilisi v Ajax
Real Betis v Monaco
Wisla Krakow v Panathinaikos


Jul 28, 2005

Rain!


It had been months since it rained last. The whole country was burning like hell. Suddenly on may 25th ‘The Rain God’ looked upon us. I tried to capture some moments of that day with my Cam.



The first picture was taken from the window of my room.



This one’s from the veranda. You can see the road in front of our house.



Finally, it’s after the rain. Can you feel the refreshing blends of nature?

Jul 25, 2005

Shadhinotar Mane!

Tumi Hay Bujhbe Ki Bhai,
Furfur Din Kete Jay,
Tumi Hay Bujhbe Ki Bhai,
Furfur Din Kete Jay,
Bojhaccho Shadhinotar Mane?

Je Odhin Dine Raate,
Bullet e Je Buk Pate,
Shey Bujheche Shadhinotar Mane!

Shey Bujheche Khachay Theke
Gorad Bhangay ki Dom Lage,
Shey Bujheche Khachay Theke
Gorad Bhangay Ki Dom Lage,
Lage Koto Rokto, Koto Gham?

Slim Gym e Fele Ashi Ghaam,
Foreign Jeans Kinte di Daam
Slim Gym e Fele Ashi Ghaam,
Foreign Jeans Kinte di Daam

Shadhinotar Keno Bodnam?

Tumi Hay Bujhbe Ki Bhai,
Furfur Din Kete Jay,
Tumi Hay Bujhbe Ki Bhai,
Furfur Din Kete Jay,
Bojhaccho Shadhinotar Mane?
Je Odhin Dine Raate,
Bullet e Je Buk Pate,
Shey Bujheche Shadhinotar Mane!



Parar Nalay Lash Bhashle
Parabare Bhashai Jahaje,
Parar Nalay Lash Bhashle
Parabare Bhashai Jahaj,
Biplob Ghor Chara ek Pakhi!

Bachle Pakhi Taar Thot e
Khabe Dhan Jemon Jote,
Bachle Pakhi Taar Thot e
Khabe Dhan Jemon Jote,
Dhane Dhyan --Kene Bol Haki?

Mon Taar Jotoi Naa Chay
Je Pakhir Bachai Khachay,
Mon Taar Jotoi Naa Chay
Je Pakhir Bachai Khachay,
Shei Bojhe Bhanga Koto Kothin!

Tumi Haye Bujhbe Ki chai!
Gaan Geye Din Kete Jay,
Ami Haye Bujhbo ki Chai!
Shantite Din Kete Jay,

Shadhin Thaka Amar Rojer Routine.
Shadhin Thaka Tomar Rojer Routine.
Shadhin Thaka Amar Rojer Routine.
Shadhin Thaka Tomar Rojer Routine......
If you like this lyric then download the song. I don't know who sang or composed it but it's one of my favorite now a days.

Jul 24, 2005

Ontohin Poth

"Ei Poth Jodi Na Shesh Hoy, Tobe Kemon Hoto Tumi Boloto?
Jodi Prithibita Shopner Desh Hoy, Tobe Kemon Hoto Tumi Boloto?"

Kintu prithibi hoyna shopner desh,
Jemon ache ei Pother shesh!
Tobu Shopner desh niye Shopno dekhte dosh kothay?
Tai Shopno dekhe jai.
Shopner Prithibi ke.
Location: Boshundhora R/A
Date: January 25th,2005
Image by: Shafi

The Future





While shane warne, geofrey boycott, david hooks and all such big mouths of cricket keep itching the tigers, they didn’t mind to have those lice on them. Instead they concentrated on sharpening their teeth and claws and hunted down the kangaroos to create and immediate impact. Those who didn’t find any reason for Bangladesh to play against big teams like Australia or England or even India (whom we have already gunned down) now can sit back and relax because we are coming.
I don’t understand why people argue over the fact that the result of Bangladesh vs any test team (except Zimbabwe) is always predictable and it is definitely not in favor of Bangladesh! And so people won’t go to watch the Bangladeshis’ playing and that is their point to take away our test status!! Because our matches are too ONE SIDED!!! But people answer me isn’t it the same with the Aussies too? They are considered as one of the best teams in the history of cricket and has won so frequently that it is needless to say that their matches are one sided too. Amongst all the cricketing nations only three current captains enjoys the pleasure that they’ve beaten Australia. They are
o Stephen Flemming (New Zealand)
o Michael Vaughan (England) and
o Habibul Bashar (Bangladesh)

Look who’s their at the bottom of such a short list! So stop those nonsense and be prepared to be hunted!

P.S. : This author is biased. He is a die hard fan of Bangladesh.


The Present : ( Final Part )


The Reaction

Boycs, Bangladesh are here to stay

Anand Vasu
July 21, 2005


It was lunch on the first day of India's Lord's Test in 2002 and he was in the buffet queue ahead of me, deciding which cold cuts to load his plate with. I wanted to interview him, but was apprehensive to go up and ask, afraid that he'd brush me away with that manner that is fondly referred to as Yorkshire brusqueness, but is known in the rest of the world as rudeness. So I asked a senior Indian journalist, who knew Geoff Boycott well, to introduce me. He looked me up and down, more as if I was a prospective son-in-law than someone seeking an interview, and finally agreed to answer a few questions, and asked me to pop by at lunch the next day.

Nervous, thoroughly prepared, I met him at the appointed hour. He ushered me up to the radio commentary box where he was working, and it was surprisingly easy getting him to talk. Of course, it helped that I was asking him about the time he was dropped for slow scoring soon after he had made a career-best 246 not out in Headingley. "I rang home and asked me partner to go through the old notebooks and fetch these scores," he said, handing me a note on which he had neatly written out his run of poor scores leading up to the Test where he made 246. He took great pains to explain the context to me, stopping only to ask rhetorical questions like, "You do understand what I mean by uncovered wickets?"

It was delightful half-hour spent with a man who cared passionately about the game. It was everything I imagined it would be - educative, entertaining, a little intimidating. It was Sir Geoffrey holding court on a favourite subject.

From that day onwards, I have never missed an opportunity to listen to him speak. When he is on air doing commentary, I particularly watch out for his descriptions of fields bowlers should set to particular batsmen, for the manner in which he sees a batsmen being set up before the eventual dismissal, even, just the spontaneous manner he blurts out "Shot" to a certain stroke. His post-match analysis is incisive, and when he rarely asks questions, they cut to the crux of the matter. But I am glad I missed him delivering the Cowdrey lecture.

For Boycott tackled a sensitive subject in much the manner he faced up to that Michael Holding over at Barbados in 1981. He played completely down the wrong line in saying "They [Bangladesh] are an embarrassment to Test cricket." He was nowhere near the pitch of the ball when he suggested, "Nobody wants to see it and the vast accumulation of runs against them does nothing for the game." And he was clean bowled when he spluttered, "My mum would have scored runs and got wickets against Bangladesh ... she'd have wanted to bat and bowl at both ends."

For all his 20-20 hindsight, Boycott is simply unwilling to see what's in front of him. Bangladesh is a Test-playing country, and they are going to stay that way, whether he likes it or not. Many people take tremendous joy in watching Bangladesh play - even if they're getting routinely thrashed - full stadia in any home game is one good indication. Another is the fact that as many as 14 Bangladeshi journalists were sent to England by their publications to cover the Champions Trophy, where their team would play just two matches, and in all likelihood be unceremoniously dumped from the tournament.

There's been plenty said about Bangladesh's presence devaluing Test runs and wickets. And that may well be true. But it is hardly the point. For it is incredibly short-sighted to expect any country to become world beaters in five years. It is a long haul for Bangladesh, and it is vitally important that they improve as quickly as they can. For that, they need all the help they can get.

And figures like Boycott, whose every utterance is eagerly lapped up by the cricketing public around the world, need to be especially careful what they say. It's one thing for the fool on the street to watch Sachin Tendulkar tamely pat a full toss back to the bowler, and say, "Even I could have hit that for six." It is another entirely for those who see themselves, fortunately or unfortunately, or are seen as custodians of the game, to be loosely flinging statements around.

We love to hear you talk about batting, Mr Boycott, but we'd love it even more if you stuck to just that. Or at least, if you have to pick on someone, like the Bangladeshis, please leave your mum out of it.

Anand Vasu is assistant editor of Cricinfo

© Cricinfo

The Present : ( First Part )


The Comment!

The Cowdrey Lecture
Boycott slams ICC and Test minnows
Cricinfo staff
July 20, 2005
Geoff Boycott has slammed Test cricket's minnows and launched a stinging criticism of the ICC which he accused of devaluing the game by its continuing refusal to acknowledge that Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have not got what it takes to compete at Test level.
Delivering the fifth annual Cowdrey Lecture on the eve of the Lord's Test, Boycott was in typically outspoken form. "I honestly believe the ICC should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this devaluation of Test cricket to continue," he said. "My mum would have scored runs and got wickets against Bangladesh ... she'd have wanted to bat and bowl at both ends They are an embarrassment to Test cricket. Nobody wants to see it and the vast accumulation of runs against them does nothing for the game."
He also called for the reintroduction of four-day Tests as well as day-night Tests in an effort to boost attendances. Although crowds for Tests in England remain excellent, elsewhere it is a different story. "Administrators have to understand that we must reverse the trend," he argued. The Test match game is already on a slippery slope and unless we get more fans and supporters in the grounds, Tests will die out in the years to come.
"They say that we can't have day-night Test matches because of the white ball. They always bring this up and it's nothing more than a red herring. We can get a man on the moon, yet we can't find a white cricket ball that lasts 80 overs. It's laughable, isn't it?"
And Boycott also slammed the ICC for insisting on punishing schedules which risk player burn-out. "Someone has to sit down and answer the question: 'what is a reasonable number of Tests and one-day games for a player to perform in without burn-out? Nobody seems bothered about that, but the players are knackered.
"What we need is some leadership, some dynamism, a desire to tackle the problems and promote the game. Not just let it meander along expecting people to turn up at our convenience."
Boycott also praised the advent of Twenty20 cricket. "It's an amazing game which has excited audiences and filled grounds and could easily take the place of the ICC [Champions] Trophy, which last year was a damp squib. We should treat it as a fun day out that complements rather than takes the place of Test and 50-over matches.
"It could be a big money-spinner, the public would support it and TV would queue up for it."
© Cricinfo

The Past


February 1976
Whither Bangladesh?
February 1976 - Robin Marlar examines the plight of a territory which no longer knows Test cricket
Bangladesh is not a member of the International Cricket Conference. She should be. Bengali cricket is numerically strong. Dacca is a Test match ground fit to rank with any in the world, and if the attraction to Pakistan for playing there in the 50s and 60s was as much concerned with revenue at the gate as encouraging local stars, that in itself was a reflection of the passionate interest in the game. And there have been talented players there, too. Something has to be done to restore the people of the seventh-largest democracy in the world to the international family of cricket.
During the last MCC tour of India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, I detached myself from the party between the Kanpur and Bombay Tests - the fourth and fifth - and equipped with a precious visa obtained in Delhi from the infant Bangladesh diplomatic service set off for Dacca with only the vaguest idea of whom I was trying to see or even where I was to stay.
Once installed in the city, where the Press Club still bore the scars of 25-pounder shells, the welcome was overpowering to the point of astonishment. An appointment was made with the senior civil servants in charge of sport at the Ministry of Education. I waited at the back of the room while the Russian delegation pored over the small print in a document about soccer coaching: heavy stuff, but a distinct incident in the struggle for political spheres of influence. After that the first ball of the conventional innings was, `Sorry I have come without an agenda', against which a hearty laugh and `Thank goodness for that - I thought we would never finish' represented a hit far into the crowd. It was the start of two happy days.
Propped up by loansBangladesh is poor. Poorer now perhaps even than in 1973. The cost of cricket equipment is high and grows higher. India has helped. But when people are starving there is no time for circuses. Or is there? In fact the creation of a Bangladesh sports equipment industry had already been ` identified as a priority in the second rank. But getting started - the investment of capital for the acquisition of minor pieces of plant and major injection of know-how-that is proving an insuperable problem for a country propped up by loans from the rest of the world.
Dacca Stadium was being used for a hockey match. It could not be used for cricket. The square had sunk several inches. The grass was in poor shape. Deep splits, wide enough for a hand, appeared across a good length. And yet I was told with such conviction that I believed that it would take less than six months for the whole place to be in such order. A new Test wicket could be prepared, not perhaps as good as that which had been but true enough. In view of the history of high scores and few results, that, one reflected, could be an advantage.
As for the playing of the game itself, an embryo league was already in existence. University was in flannelled action. So - bless them - were the British Embassy with the Ambassador himself one of the keenest.
Tour wantedFurthermore an organisation in embryo existed as a foundation for a properly constituted Board of Control, with officers and a little money. It was clear that one of the events which would help to re-establish the game would be a tour from overseas, playing at Dacca and Chittagong and possibly in a delta town or up among the tea plantations in the hills. The thought of planning for such a tour would among other by-products help to unite those interested in cricket to pull together for a common purpose. There was, even at that time, considerable interest being aroused in the first World Cup.
On my return to London, I reported to Lord's on my visit and wrote articles which aroused interest and some small and helpful approaches. However it was then March and such is the bureaucratic machinery which now surrounds cricket that it was regarded as impossible for the International Cricket Conference of 1973 to consider an application for membership from Bangladesh. This is of course an essential step. The agenda for the meeting is completed early in the New Year even though the meeting itself is not held until July. Such is the inflexibility of the procedure that an item like this could not be expected to go through on the nod. Admittedly at that stage there were some political undercurrents and I had no wish to push cricket's permanent officials into a pool of political piranha fish.
Still no membershipIt is now two years later. There have been two more ICC meetings. All manner of countries have appeared and been warmly welcomed - as indeed they should be. Cricket is essentially above consideration of race and politics. Put out the flags for all. But still there is no move to have Bangladesh included. Recently I talked to the secretariat at Lord's and there is no inclination to do anything except react to a request from Dacca to join. The fact is that the Bangladeshis - as in so many other, features of life - need a helping hand. They are unaware that they need a proposer and a seconder for their entry. They are unaware that they need a body which represents their cricket to communicate with headquarters. And headquarters, with a degree of head-in-air which I find deplorable, appears unable to get off its collective posterior and do something to help.
The only solution seems to me to be for someone from India to go to Dacca and help the Bangladeshis to organise the game in that sad country. It would, one imagines, not be impossible for either the Bengal XI or a representative Indian XI to stage a match in Dacca - if not this season then next. It ought to be possible, even at this stage, for MCC to spend a day playing in Dacca. It is, after all, only 45 minutes flying time from Calcutta.
Sadly, though, there is a degree of lethargy about the prospect. Yet it is so simple. All countries must now know that the World Cup will get better and better the more teams enter. East Africa and Sri Lanka were in some ways the stars of the 1975 spectacular. For my own part I shall not be satisfied unless Bangladesh takes its place in the next World Cup, wherever it is held.
© Cricinfo

Jul 21, 2005

Infinite loop!


Hi,
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Jul 7, 2005

Background Music: Annoying or Amusing?

Hi friends!

I am back with my blogs after a long long break. Now a question may arise that What brought me here again? The answer is
Khaled . Yes khaled, one of my best friends dragged me here! How? Ok let me explain. Yeah I know that it’s not easy to drag something so big as me into something, but he somehow managed to do it. It started yesterday when after a string of long long long and annoyingly boring classes we were walking towards our home he suddenly started talking about his blog site! And how people are enjoying that! To be honest it made me jealous. So later at night when I browsed through the blogs of my different friends I suddenly felt the urge of starting it again. So here I am!!!

Now after viewing
Khaled’s blog , I too was inspired to put a background music in my site. But after I was testing some formatting tests with the site I found the background music becomes really annoying and irritating.

So, I need you guy’s feedback. What do I think? Is it Ok with you to have a background music? Or you want buttons to make it start or stop when you wish?
Don’t forget to comment.

Adios!

Jul 5, 2005

বাংলায়্ ব্লগ্


Bangladesh



প্র্‌বল্ পরাক্র্‌মশালী অস্ট্রেলিয়াকে হারিয়ে দিল বাংলাদেশ্ !!!