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The alien cage & the real trail

I never said "Goodbye" to depression. I just told it to hold. I just confined it in a cage. That cage is alien to me. Infact, I made it alien. Sometimes... at some very lonesome times I hear the depression screaming... screaming out so loud... screaming to be heard... to be felt... But I never dare to response to that complaining voice. I let it scream. Then it loses its entire energy after a specific time and sleeps inside that cage. But it doesn't sleep permanently... It wakes up.. wakes up very frequently. And I keep doing the same. Sometimes I make the cage heavier by throwing more weight into it. Well... The cage is strong and I guess I have to make it even stronger. Because I always have to keep the outer body stronger than the ingredients it carries inside.

Bigger reasons always dominate me. That's why I ignore those luxurious grieves. Well... the point is... I'm on a long trail of life. And I really don't have time for shits.

"Take a bow
To the sim…

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!
O what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.

...Hope....

“Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.”

[All the pictures were taken at my village home. Click on them to enlarge.]

16 December

16 December, 1971. Bangladesh achieved its victory against Pakistan in the war of liberation after 9 months of bloodshed. Millions lost their lives, lost their families. Millions of women were raped by Pakistani Military. They didn't judge whether it was man or woman, they didn't think twice whether it was little child or adult... They just took blood from us without any justice. But Bangladeshi people didn't fall back. They didn't flee away. They knew how to sacrifice own life for the sake of freedom. They knew how to fight back. Their sacrifices, their bravery, their honesty, their patriotism brought this country to the light of freedom, to the light of victory. It is them for whom we are the free citizens of a free country. It is them for whom we can keep our heads upright. Salute to those martyrs, salute to Bangladesh. Yes, we are a proud nation. We achieved our freedom instead of a ocean of blood. And we will do anything to keep it safe.


National Anthem of Banglade…

It feels good to be a Birthday Boy :)

Yesterday (4/12) was my birthday. I guess it doesn't get any better than this. Had a family party in the evening.. All the close relatives were there. Loved their presence and presents. And at night love-treat from friends.. from my very own Vandarians... Thanks everyone... You guys made the day so special for me!!! Here are some snaps from Nahid's camera:
[3 brothers: from left: Nahid (my elder bro), Me, Rizvee (My younger bro)] [With my cute little cousins]
[That's the cake... Isn't it gorgeuos? My father's choice :)]
[And finally I was getting ready to blow the candle away!!! :D... 3rd from the right is my mom and all others are close relatives and neighbors]

This is how we celebrated this year's "Festival of Sacrifice"....

On this last 28th November we celebrated Eid-Ul-Azha in our country. "Eid-ul-Azha" means "Festival of sacrifice". For greater details about Eid-ul-Azha click here. Usually our family celebrates Eid-ul-Azha at our village home.... This year was no difference. We went to our village home in the morning. After Eid-prayer we sacrificed three cows in the name of Almighty Allah. Then we waited... Waited.. waited and waited until the meat was ready to eat! And then came the grand feast! I ate a lot of meat with my brother and cousins. The meal was satisfactory. Then... returned home. Slept! :)

Here are some snaps of our celebration of Eid-ul-Azha:

[In the morning... When we were ready to start our journey towards village home][On the way to village home... Photo credit goes to my Bro]
[Embracing each other after Eid prayer... common scene of Eid day]
[With my cousin Faisal]
[From the left: Me, My cousin: Sohel, My elder bro: Nahid]
[That little kid was carrying a bunch of loads…

My 1st Blogoversary!

Last year on this day (11 November) I started this blog... It has given me company throughout the year and it has become a great reflector of my life...

Inspiration, company, happiness, knowledge, utilization of time, my open diary, my place for interacting with the whole world, my space for sharing my feelings, key to not to feel lonely, learning about the people, a part of my life... These all come true in this little-big place of mine!

I love blogging..... I'm very.......... ...that I have started blogging. I wish my blog a very happy anniversary!!!! :)


And I thank all you guys to accompany my blog throughout the journey... Without you my blog would not be this significant to me!!!


Heaviest Newborn!

Below this is a picture of the heaviest newborn of Indonesia weighing 8.7-kilogram (19.2-pound)! An Indonesian woman has given birth to this baby on Thursday, 24 September, 2009 at a hospital in Kisaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The boy is 62-centimeter (24.4 inches) long. He was delivered after a 40-minute cesarean delivery that was complicated because of his unusual weight and size, Dr. Binsar Sitanggang said. This boy has suddenly become a tourist attraction of that area!

[In this photo the boy is pictured beside a average sized newborn]


[Source: Yahoo! Most Emailed Photos]

EID MUBARAK to everyone

Wish all of you guys have a wonderful Eid. Eid Mubarak to everyone!

Happiest Country in the World!

Do you know that Bangladesh is the happiest nation in the world? This is an old news for those who already know but it should be a shocking news for those who did not know! The happiness survey was done by London School of Economics. Mr. Richard Layard, the Co-Director of the Center for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics did this research titled 'Happiness: Lessons from a New Science'. The book was published by the Penguine Press in 2005.

The study revealed that people in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, derive far more happiness from their small incomes than many other rich countries like USA(46th on in list) and Britain(32nd in the list).

This completely proves that people of Bangladesh has defeated poverty with their natural sense of joy and happiness! Earlier studies revealed that money is important for being happy. But this particular survey proved it wrong. Infact, the Bangladeshi people proved it wrong.

Bangladesh is one of the poo…

"It’s All Thought" - By Lydia

I have had such writer’s block since accepting Riyadh’s wonderful honor to compose the 100th post at his blog. Many fragments of ideas came to mind during the past week and they lived in my head for minutes, sometimes a day, then scattered with my panic at the realization that the words I place here must have special meaning. After all, this is different than writing posts for my own blog. I’m quite happy with some posts there, less so with others, but they pass my inspection because they are my thoughts and they are representative of my mood at the time I prepare the post for publication. But how to appropriately celebrate with words the occasion of a 100th post at the blog of one who has become important to me, that is a different task altogether.

As I pondered what to write my mind kept returning to one idea and one person – actually, to a concept shared with me by one woman…..shared some four years ago about a year prior to her death at age 82.

Her name was Bette, which was what I …

Ovi

Are you a Nokia user? Is your handset a good one with most of the facilities? Do you want to make your handset more effective and more fun? Then open an account in Nokia Ovi today! It's not any recent service from Nokia but I have just begun to enjoy it. I have customized my Nokia 5800 a lot with bundles of free software from Ovi Store. So, Nokia users.. What are you waiting for? Go and grab it!

House#602

Welcome Everyone to my little nest of Blogland lane! My house no. is 602 (Hope it's not already taken). I live in this house alone. Sometimes friends come and stay over. It's a little nest of two little bedrooms and a huge living room! :) I have a small garden beside my house. Roses are available here. So if anyone from Blogland lane wants rose, please contact me. :) I'm thinking of having a little pond outside my abode because there is enough space. & Hey! There is a little badminton court too infront of my nest. I'm alone here seeking for partners to play with... So... everyone, have a visit to my little cute nest in Blogland lane! I would love to enjoy a cup of tea with all my neighbours! I would like to thank KJ for the innovation & my aunt Lydia for helping me know about this nice community.

My little nest in Blogland Lane. House#602. Those green leaves are saying 'welcome' to everyone! :)

Do you want to have your own home in Blogland lane? Click her…

Bluetooth

Now-a-days we all are familiar with Bluetooth devices. This technology now comes with almost every electronic device where "share & play" is a significant issue. Bluetooth is one of the latest gifts of "Wireless Revolution". Well, I guess we all are more or less known to its operation and characteristics. But have we ever thought about how this technology got its name?
Well here it is: Bluetooth is named after the King Harald Bluetooth, the 10th century Viking who united Denmark and Norway. In fact bluetooth does the same thing in general! It unifies the communication protocols into one universal standard. That's how Bluetooth got its name!

Sylhet Tour

Last weekend I went to Sylhet with some of my old college buddies. We had to make the trip short as we only had two days of vacation. We stayed at our friends' apartment. On the 1st day we went to Layachora (A jungle with facilities for visitors) and Rema-Kalinga (Another jungle). Layachora is a nice place with scenic beauty. We had a lot of fun there along with some snapshots with weird pose! I uploaded all those photos in my Facebook album. Later after leaving Layachora we drank famous 7-layer tea of Sylhet at Nil-Kontho which is at Sreemangal. A Bangladeshi named Ramesh Ram Goudo invented this 7-layer tea which is famous in our country as well as in abroad. From there we went to the personal zoo of Shitesh Babu. It was a nice experience and it felt really good to see that the zoo is well taken care of. Then we moved to our last destination of that day - Rema Kalinga. It is situated at Shaesta Ganj, almost 100Km away from Sylhet main town. We went there by micro bus b…

Scenic

All these places are situated in Bangladesh. The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. Saint Martin’s Island is one of the most attractive tourist place of Bangladesh. And Patiya is the place where my village home is placed.
Early morning at Saint Martin’s Island. This photo is one of my personal favorites.
At Saint Martin’s Island

Some where at Patiya. This spot is very close to my village home.
Same place at Patiya. My another favorite.

Same place at Patiya

Beside a tea shop, Patiya. That day we went there just to have a cup of tea!

On the way to the Sundarbans. Taken from a launch. There's something special about this photo. The trees are blurry but the sky is not. I don't know why my camera acted this weird then. But this is why I like this photo :)

Kotka Beach, The Sundarbans

Koromchol, The Sundarbans. I was on a small boat while taking this shot.