Sep 23, 2005

Perplexed




I know what I know,
But I don’t know what I don’t know,
I must know what I have to know,
I also want to know what I don’t know,
Because then I will know what I didn’t know,
Do you know what you don’t know?.

Sep 18, 2005

Pass Time Post: Keys to my Heart!

Here's a online test result of mine!
The Keys to My Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was emotional, moody, and difficult to please.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage something you've always wanted... though you haven't really thought about it.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.

Sep 15, 2005

Kandura's Tale

He was standing at the door of heaven staring downwards where he belonged just a few seconds ago. The doorkeepers are all around him with very confused looks in their eyes. This is the first time they’ve experienced such an unusual event. This man who just came from earth, denied to get himself into the heaven whereas every others who have come nearer to this door went straight inside without thinking twice. The queue of people behind him who were awaiting to get into heaven became a little impatient and started murmuring among themselves. This irregular noise and disturbance made god to enquire about the whole incident and now Kandura is standing in front of him. “Why don’t you want to go to heaven and have the rewards of your mortal life?” asked God. With the strangest smile Kandura replied “I am waiting for my family and friends.” .Became slightly impatient God said “Who told you that they are also coming? It’s not you who decides who to die or who to live.”. “But I know they will come. For they too ate nothing for the past three days and my wife and two children can’t stand it anymore. So I am waiting for them and then we’ll enter.” Replied Kandura.
The conversation above was complete fiction but the only true fact there was Kandura died and his wife and two little children were starving for the past three days. Kandura was a day to day laborer from Rajpur of Lalmonirhaat a little district in the north of Bangladesh. After losing everything from the river Tista’s drowning he took shelter in the road. After three days’ starvation he went to the bazaar and a kind hearted man gave him a peiece of bread. While trying to eat that he instantly died. Probably he didn’t have enough strength to byte! This incident along with so many deaths every year from ‘Monga’ will probably be forgotten. In a country with the burden of 150 million people what does it matter to the government if hundreds or thousands die! Probably nothing that’s why they are letting it happen again and again. I know more deaths will come for the next three months because it’s the time when they have nothing to do except to wait for the death and we common people will read the newspapers made some consolation ‘aha uhu’s and help to raise funds for them when some welfare organizations step up and then forgot it in a few days. And life goes on…

P.S. Click here to read the Kandura’s story in bangla.

Sep 6, 2005

Nodi

About two weeks ago during my mid term break I went to Chittagong on a very short two days trip one of which was a hortal (strike). It was a very eventful trip. I will write about it shortly afterwards. But on the way to Chittagong I snapped quite a few pictures of two different rivers Shitolokkha and Meghna and I was very surprised to see the difference between them. I think you’ll find it too!


Shitolokkha




Meghna


Sep 3, 2005

Irresponsibility or Negligence

Well you probably not know that our prime minister has an official website of her own. Click here to view that.

Well if you try hard you'll find quite a few surprises waiting for you. Probably Easter eggs by the webmaster! I actually don’t know what on earth made the webmaster to think that people who’ll browse PM’s website would need “Ghotok Pakhi Bhai” ‘s(a matchmaker) url. Yes it’s there. Ghotok Pakhi Bhai has his name on the PM’s website as a matchmaker. If you don’t believe then check yourself. You’ll find it right under ‘Other links’ section. See for yourself.

P.S. : I had to admit that a strong feeling of jealousy made me write this post. If Pakhi Bhai can have his link on PM’s website why cant I?

Sep 1, 2005

My Salute To Steve Waugh


Well if you are from Bangladesh and a bit aware of what’s happening around you then you must’ve heard about Atiqur Rahman Hridoy. But that doesn’t matter if you haven’t.
Because I’m going to give a short description of him anyway. Hridoy is a very meritorious student who unfortunately has been suffering from Leukomia. He is a student of CSE department of BUET.

The doctor said it’s going to cost around 80 lakhs Taka for his treatment which his family was unable to provide. Then again Bangladeshi people came forward for aid and within a very short time we raised the fund for him. He is currently undergoing treatment in Singapore General Hospital.

But you might be wondering why I am telling you about Hridoy while the subject indicates that this post should be about Steve Waugh. Yes I am coming to the point.
I don’t think I need to give any description of such a great player like him. Apart from his greatness in the field I was surprised to find what a great man he is in his personal life.
Steve Waugh heard about Hridoy from Aminul Islam Bulbul (former Bangladeshi Cricket Captain) and he didn’t just heard the news and forgot it the next moment like many of who-we-think-to-be-great of our country did (except for Anisul Huq). He took his time and wrote a wonderful letter encouraging him about his fight for life. This should surely give him a mental boost and will help him fight with this deadly disease. I’ve attached the letter here for the readers (you might have to click it to have a good view). Let’s salute this great man and pray for Hridoy once again.



Ondhokar Theke Alor Pothe


Durer Alor haatchanite
Jatra Jokhon Alor Pothe,
Pother adhar, badhar jowar chacche shudhu thamiye dite.

Alo shudhui dure shore jay
Parchina to take chute,
'Michei alo', 'Morichika' bolche adhar gunguniye.

Tobuo ami chute cholechi
Ondhokar theke alor pothe,
Shuddho korte nijeke oi dure alor obogahone.

Amra jodi shobai pari
Alokito Manush hote,
Thakbenako kono adhar amader ei prithibite.

Alo sheto janenato
Ki ache ei adhare,
Jani shudhu amra jara royechi aj adhar majhe.

Esho tobe jatra kori,
Ondhokar Theke Alor Pothe.