Sep 29, 2006

Zafa apuke khola chithi

While replying a comment from Zafa apu , I found that my reply became quite big. So I decided to post it as a post (Faakibaji ar ki). It's in Bangla.

Apu wrote,

Tomar rajje ato bissringkhola kano? Tomar shena bahini-r to najehaal obostha!

Tomar paike, borkondaj - era ki korchhe?
Tomar kotal putre-ra to porikkha niye basto chhilo bujhlam - baakira ki ghaash katchhe? Rajje to bikkhob legeyi ache. Projara khepe uthechhe...

Oder dosh ki bolo – tomar rajje to amaboshsha legechhe - shun-shaan ondhokar. Tomar na oder ke alor pothe anar kotha?

Edike rajjer dokkhine bandh aar slice gate'er thalaye manush 'amphibian' hoye jachchhe.

My reply,
Zafa apu,

Rajjer bissringkhola dekhe ami o mormahoto. Shey (biddyut) jodi nai thake tahole ar shena bahini ki korbe bolun? Age to utpadon tarpor na bitoron.

Pike borkondaj kotal putro montriputro jaar kothai bolun na keno ebepare apatoto mone hoyna karo kichu korar ache! Ashole paa(n)ch bochor age jokhon batasha begum eshe jonogoner sheba korte chailo, tokhon bokbokani begum er ottyachartishto amra takei shei dayittyo diyechilam. Kintu ke janto batasha kumar je batash bhobon baniye batasha kheye nitir tamsha korte korte deshke tomoshay dheke dibe!

Ar projader dosh diyen na. Amabosshya ele tao to er por purnima ashe. Tader to shey ashao nei. Tader shojjer shima to ar oshime na. Tar upor super heroe 'spike boy' to achei. Looking for shotru korte korte kauke khuje na peye eder uporei pollice leliye diyeche!

Ei shun shaan ondhokar shotteo tao jader ke ondhokar theke alor pothe ana holo tader ke dekhun. Dibbi probashe jeye edik pane 'drishtipaat' korche ar desher ar amar mundupaat korche. Alor brain gulo ebhabe drain hoye jacche bolei to ondhokar er chain e pore thakchi amra.

Dokkhiner bashindader beparta apni hoyto bujte parenni. Global warming er fole shunechi je kichudin porei dokkhiner kichu jela bilin hoye jabe. Tai porikkha mulok bhabe ekhane sherokom ekta aboho toiri kore manushke amphibian life e obbhyosto kore tola hocche. Dekhen na pray 3 bochor hoye gelo. Tao dibbi beche ache. Ektu shomossha hocche hoyto. Kobor debar mati nei, Proshutir jonnyo shukno jomi nei. Kintu tate ki! karo ki ei niye bhrukkhep ache?

Eto kichur poreo asha kori apnara abar batasha begum ke vote diye joy jukto korben. Obosshyo taar dorkar hoyto hobena. Karon jotodin porjonto behayaziz achen totodin porjonto hoyto apnar vote dite center ei jawa lagbena. Oh ami to bhule gechilam, probashi kollyan montronaloy thakleo apnader to mone hoy votadhikari nai. Ki ar korben! Drishtipaat kore jaan.
Aar amra beche theke uporwalar existence proman kore jai. :)

***Uporer choritro gulo (Ami ar zafa apu chara) shompurnoi kalponic ebong amar mon gora (ghotona gulo noy). Karo shathe karo mil peye gele sheti utshahi pathoker bhrom matro***

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Sep 26, 2006

Dahik and Zehn

To capture Dahik and Zehn both in one frame is not an easy task. Because both of them moves a lot! Dahik is my cousin and Zehn is one of my cousin, Yafi's son. They do like each other a lot! Dahik will be 3 on this november and Zehn will be 2 on next january. When dahik was a little younger he used to be very afraid of zehn. Specially everytime when zehn started crying, dahik sought forge in his father's (my mama) lap. That was a very funny thing to watch. Although I can't stand any little baby crying infront of me :( Anyway in Abbu ammu's 25th marriage anniversery (that was 4th september) I had a chance to shoot them together. So did I. ...

Dahik and Zehn

In case if you are wondering Dahik's the one on the left.

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Sep 23, 2006


I just got back home. After just another exam. You may ask where I were for the last couple of days weeks. Well you know the answer my internet connections was ripped off due to the storm. But I was checking mail via my mobile, although it was way too costly. Anyway I noticed there have been a debate going on about my HSC result's reaction post. I think I couldn't make
myself clear in the last one. So I'll write another one shortly replying all of your comments in that post.

The political field has become very HOT. Although the depression kept the environment quite cool, but still not enough to diminish the HEAT. Isn't it funny when the opposition claims 'we are trying to achieve people's demand' after havocing on the street, attacking running buses with stones, bricks and bamboos inside which were the so called 'people' on behalf of whom they are fighting! It's even funnier when the opposition tried to siege Prime minister's office and found that the prime minister, begum khaleda zia herself sieged the office by pollices. Then again yet another stupidest remark from the opposition leader sheikh hasina who always forgets the weight of her chair - " Come to Dhaka, with whatever you can in your hands, on the day the present government will step down " (What was she thinking ? 7th march,'71? May be!) Once I saw a poll going on about why people dislikes awami league. Believe it or not Sheikh hasina topped the list. (Guess where my vote went ;) ) And the BNP led qualition government has been showing again and again how shameless they can be. Behind all of them quitely laughing the dictector Ershad whose secret alliance with the governemt freed him from almost all the running corruption cases. Pollice forces find their own pleasure beating honest leaders like Asaduzzaman noor and Saber hossain chowdhury.

Here's another thing I observed..

1. Khaleda Zia went to Saudi Arab for her leg treatment.
2. Sheikh hasina went to USA for her ear treatment.
3. Manna Bhuyian went to singapore for engiogram.
4. Abdul Jalil went to singapore for heart treatment.
5. Saber hossain chowdhury went to bangkok to recover from the pollice beating.
6. President Iazuddin went to singapore after suffering from heart attack.

These people are/were placed in the highest positions of the government. Awami league served one term and BNP is going to finish it's second term. But they themselves don't have faith on the medical facility of the country. Reminds me of a joke :

"A person went to have lunch on a restaurent and find the food was not good at all. So he asked the waiter to call the manager. Then the waiter replied 'Sorry sir, manager went to lunch!'"

I'll finish now with two links. First, I never knew that "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo." is a grammatically valid sentence. It actually is and have used as an example of how homonyms and homophones can be used to create complicated constructs. Check this out here at wikipedia and the second link's also from wikipedia a collection of very funny mathematical jokes. Check them here. Have fun!

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Sep 12, 2006

The rhyme and the 200th

The 200th post

I wrote a rhyme today. It was sudden. Elita apu sent me a message @ orkut asking "what r u up to?", so when I replied, I replied with a rhyme.. Here's it for you

Have to study,
Need to study,
Must study,
'cause exams are nearer already.
But can't be steady!
And also I'm not ready
What to do, knows anybody?
Just Pray for me, buddy.

So you should understand why I wrote this. Because my exams are just knocking at the door. So update will be less frequent. But I will try my best to post. Well we got almost 3 months leave. But when it comes to preparing for the exam, I found that I lost the habit of studying. Anyway trying to rebuild it. As I am not doing good in BUET so expectations are not high. And you know as expectations are not so high, it would be easier to perform satisfactory result. So lets just pray for me and wish me luck.

200th post: Ok apparently it's my 200th post also. I don't want to make it a special one like the 50th post or the 100th post. Rather I'll just follow the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid ) principle. It's been a great fun for me to write and spend my free time here. Inshallah I'll continue to do so. Special thanks to everyone who read this blog regularly and inspired me posting valuable and thoughtful comments. These discussions in comments are very important for me to understand and to know the topic a little bit more and also sometimes helps me to learn new things. One more good news is I've been nominated for the Best Bangladeshi blog in Asia blog awards. Voting hasn't started yet. I'll tell you on due time to vote for me. So keep the fingers crossed till then.

It's been rainning heavily outside now. Wish I could go outside and bath in the rain. ----At this specific point, While I was composing this post at 3.16 AM on an early september 11 morning, I got disconnected. Later I came to know that all the hubs in my network are burnt due to thunderstorm. So was out of internet for the last two days. I didn't expect that it will take only two days to change them and put the network back online. In the end, I am happy that they did it quickly. That's why I couldn't finish my 200th post that night. So I am finishing it now with the picture, 'After the rain' , which I snapped at dawn after it had been rainning whole night...

Hope you'll be with me and with this blog just like you had been.

Special thanks to : Anika, Atunu, Audity, Badhon,,, Bfob, Chayan, Diner, Dipu, Esha, Eshon, Hasin bhai, Himu bhai, Jyotirmoy, Kafi, Khaled, Koutuk, Llanin, Mezba bhai, Mehrin, Moon, Munaz bhai, Nowal, Rabab, Ragib bhai, Raquib bhai, Rezwan Bhai, Rikhi, Rubel bhai, Russel bhai, Shakia, Shantonu, Shaon, Sheetal, Shushmita, Tareq, Tasneem bhai, Tumpa, Upal, Zabir and Zafa bhai for their comments and inspirations from time to time.

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Sep 8, 2006

Hsc Result and some other facts...

Yesterday I was watching the news and the happy faces of students as well, with victory signs showing, happily posing infront of camera. Some were crying in joy. I liked to watch them. I always do. These people are the future of our country. The frustration that our politian's provide us from time to time, these students have the power to change them.

This year's result was better than all the previous ones, a boost with 63.92 percent of the examinees passing. The percentage was 59.16 in 2005, 47.74 in 2004, 38.43 in 2003, 27.09 in 2002, 28.41 in 2001 ( my passing year ) and 37.05 in 2000. Last year too saw a leap in the pass rate as it shot up to 59.16 from 47.74 in 2004.

But watching the students leaping in joy, I was also feeling pitty for them. Because they don't know what's infront of them. They don't know that they have to fight really hard from now on to get themselves admitted into a reputated university. Not all of them have the money to get themselves admitted into private uniersities. This year almost 7000 students got GPA 5 from science. But not all of them will even get the chance to sit for the admission test in BUET. So what is the benefit of getting this GPA 5 which will not even give you the assurance to get the chance to fight for a seat in BUET admission test?

BUET has the capacity to take admission tests for 4500 students. That surely indicates that the rest 2500 will be deprived. That's why I don't like this result system at all. In our times it was more fun. It was more exciting. And more over it was more informative. There were a merit list of 20 students. Every body was wondering who will be the first . There were speculations, rumors and so on. These students felt so special! Besides if someone weren't in the merit list then he got his marks. Total marks and also the marks of individual subjects. Then the admission process were easier. You can sort the students according to their marks. But now you can't. Because there's no such thing like marks. All you have is grade. If you get 100 in maths you'll recieve the same as someone who gets 80. How rediculous!!!

Now lets see what would happen if my results were published in this result system. My handwriting is just too bad. And that's why I couldn't score marks in subjects where literature ruled. But I had the oppurtunity to fill that gap by making higher score in Maths, Physics and subjects like these. Both in ssc and HSC I didn't get letter in Bangla and English. So if my results were published in this system I wouldn't get the chance to sit for the BUET admission test. But I passed the admission test!

In SSC my result was very good. I scored 100 in mathematics, I placed 19th from Dhaka board. (I don't want to brag, but these are the facts!). But if my results were published in GPA system then my 100 in maths wouldn't get any value. And my result would be moderate, although gpa 5 but with the help of 4th subjects. You should understand by now why I don't like this result system.

I am going to finish with another thing that made me upset. Yesterday while I was reading zafa bhai's post in Drishtipat about Fobana (Federation of Bangladesh Association of North America) 2006 festival, I found that as usual there were two groups among Bangladeshis. Isn't this just horrible! This things make us a laugh stock infront of others. We can't stay united. And this division is not only there. We are devided in every where. Among university teachers, there are grouping, even among justices!! How could you recieve justice from a judge who's biased! Sadly we have no unity among ourselves. And if we can't get ourselves united , we can't prosper. I'm finishing with a joke I heard, which relates this thing..

" A saint died so he was taken in heaven. Then god told him that he was so good in life that he can have a wish which will be granted. Then the saint told that he wanted to see the hell. So be it. So the god sent an angel to accompany the saint to tour the hell. The saint then found that in hell there were seperate rooms for persons of seperate countries. The rooms were sealed from outside so that they can't escape, and inside those houses they were punished for their sins. But soon the saint saw that one house don't have any roof, although it's sealed from the outside. Surprised, the saint asked the accompanying angel that why it is so. The angel explained, that this house is for bangladehis. So when a bangladeshi tried to escape climbing upwards from the roof, the rest of the bangladeshis pulled him down. So they don't require a roof for protection."

Indeed we are dragging ourselves down.
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Sep 6, 2006

What's around : September 06 , 2006

Eye tha sees the worldNow if you're reading this for the first time, it's my regular post What's around in which I try to share different links with you that seemed interesting to me. So check them out..

Here is a great list that puts together some of the most useful and most popular Wordpress plugins, if you don’t yet have wordpress, or don’t know what it is head over to, its a blogging software, which is quite popular. Enjoy the list.

Shahriar Nafees, the Bangladesh opening batsman, has been nominated for the ICC's Emerging-Player-of-the-Year award to be announced on October 23 in Mumbai. Last year Aftab ahmed was also nominated for the same award. The winner will be decided by voting by a 56-member ICC academy comprising the 10 Test captains, 18 members of the umpires and match referees panel and 28 legends of the game and members of the media.

Cerehinese papercutting is a unique artform, since paper was invented in China and has existed there for thousands of years. Common designs are animals, flowers and figures cut with scissors or a knife, mainly made to decorate. Here are some of paper cutting artworks. Don't miss them.

Iere've been using AVG antivirus as my antivirus for long time. The reason behind was it was free and it didn't use much resources like norton antivirus or macafee. I hated the last two because of their crappy speed and huge requirement of resources. I was happy with AVG and I was never infected during my use of this antivirus ( Thanks to my careful use also.). But here's a list of comperative performances of different antiviruses after being tested against 147,000+ virus tests. It looked like AVG wasn't the best but it's not so bad either. Check it out.

Terehere have been controversies about the presence of pesticides in soft drinks after a state of india has banned soft drinks in that province. Now the test results are out. And it seemed that Pepsi has pesticides almost three times the permissible limit. What was claimed by the New Delhi-based non-governmental organisation Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has now been supported by the National Test House (NTH), a central government laboratory. The test report also revealed that pesticide content in Coca Cola samples were within the permissible limit. I always preferred coke over pepsi but I liked seven up although it's from the pepsi factory. I wonder what's the scenario in our country where there's nothing about quality control!! But I also think that the presence of pesticides are related with the water used with these soft drinks. In that case coke might find itself just lucky!

"Merey cell phone was stolen last Friday. I had it disconnected and arranged to get a replacement. It had been set up with the excellent service from ShoZu to automatically upload all pictures taken with the phone to Flickr. So today, completely surprisingly, I find pictures on my Flickr account of the family of the person who took the phone. I'm not sure they knew what was happening"--Don't worry, my cell phone is alright. But isn't this story cool? Check out this unbeilable story here.

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Sep 1, 2006

Benefits of load shedding

I've been trying for the last two days to write this post. Not that I haven't had time. I tried. But he who's the subject of this post always interrupted. There's a saying that great people don't want publicity. They just stay behind the curtain and enrich mankind. Like the electric supply of bangladesh. Whenever I tried to write, bang there's a black out. I wonder how it knew! But hey technology has been doing wonders right? Anyway it's all started when I read Atunu's The midsummer night mis-dreams. He was digusted after experiencing a 5 hour long loadshedding. And after reading I started to write this post and the electricity went out! What an irony! But still I was thinking how lucky I am! I am living in a part of city which can't be called POSH but still we had only 2 hours of load shedding every day. (If you are living abroad or in a place where there's no such thing like black outs and shivering in horror reading about load sheddings let me tell you that we are so used to with this thing that we accepted it happily when electricity went out for an hour or two)

Anyway my point wasn't bragging about the fact that we had "only" two hours of load shedding every day. I actually wanted to point out the benefits associated with load shedding. You know there's always some silver lining behind the dark clouds. And there's always some super optimistic persons like me who'll come forward to point out those silver linings. Allow me to start :

1. When it's load shedding your electric meter stopped running for that time being. That obviously save you some bucks. We used to have 2 hours load shedding at night and one hour load shedding during the day. But the scenario is not so good everywhere. Like Atunu experienced a 5 hour long one. So on an average let's think that you have a 4 hour load shedding everyday. That means 4*100% / 24 = 16.67%. So you ended up a decent 16.67% savings over your electricity bill at the end of the month. Now since government is a total failure controlling the market price of necessary day to day products, this 16.67% savings would definitely help you a bit.

2. Load shedding mostly occurs during night. So When at night load shedding occurs everywhere went dark. It's obviously a blessings for the mischiefs. The longer time they get the more they can earn. And it'll definitely help to grow our GDP. Besides when the entire locality is covered under darkness, the clear sky with lots of shinning stars remains, as the most beautiful thing to watch. Where else could you get this oppurtunity?

3. When it's load shedding in you area, the power is used to enlight some other part of the city. And this great deed will definitely help you after death (Only if you believe in after life.)

4. As the load shedding continues to grow I came to know from newspapers that some people are offering generator connections. That is you can take connections to fans or lights from a generator monthly giving away some fees. This business will definitely decreases unemployment problem. And as employment rates increases it will help to eliminate the frustation of youths who were now engaged in druggs or hijacking or fundamentalism.

5. Last but not the least, I don't know whether this applies to all of you. But it surely applies for me. I am a type of person who can't sit idly doing nothing. So when during loadshedding I've nothing to do guess what I do? I start studying. :D

So don't blame anyone for load shedding anymore..

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