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Monday, August 30, 2004

Corrupted Engineers

He: What is your aim in life?
Me: I wanna be an Engineer.
He: Oh! You have a high ambition to be rich taking bribe? Good, Engineering is a better choice then.

I used to face this kind of conversation and people think about the engineers in such way. In reality this is not entirely false. I asked many engineering students, “Do you have any plan to take bribe, when you will be in job?” Sadly I didn’t find many who strongly opposed and said a hard no. Some said that they won’t take bribe if they don’t fall in need of money. Those stupid don’t know that, everyone always remains in need of money. In a farewell ceremony of the most senior batch, our teachers spent most of their speech advising them not to be corrupted, not to be dishonest, to work for country blah blah blah... Students also expressed their determination not to take bribe. Actually many of the engineers at the end sink themselves in graft. The difference is, some do this so badly and rudely and some in a good manner. In a good manner!! huh..


Sunday, August 29, 2004

Photography: my hobby

Photography is the hobby I like to place just after blogging. I love to take snaps always and try to catch something not so typical. Here are some pictures I have for you.

Lights playing in the cloudy sky.

My niece(Faiza) trying to bite the mouse.

Walking alone along the walkway of our campus.


Enjoying the Heritage

The temple

7 adventurers over the temple and one behind the camera.

We, friends are used to visit the important or interesting places whenever possible. We try to arrange at least one tour in each semester. Recently we 8 friends went to ‘Naogaon’ to visit a Buddhist temple, in a place called ‘Paharpur’, 80 km away from here. I wasn’t so aware about the history of the temple, so sorry not for providing any information about it. If you are interested you can check this very informative link.

Descending from the temple (amid a bit risk)


Political parties of Bangladesh

Political parties of Bangladesh are always facing much controversy. In the running unstable political condition Rezwan has posted a analytic post on political parties of Bangldesh. The writing in much informative and contain links of the parties. You can test it. Here are some quotable part of that post-

We need to keep this in mind that if we believe in democracy than there should not be the notions like there will be only one ideology, one party in the country. There are also notions that all member of Jamayat-e-Islami are controversial. But they have some good leaders too and they have capabilities to contribute in the democracy too. Awami League, BNP and Jatiyo Party to some extent have achievements in their tenures. There are also some black marks in their deeds. The people have given mandates to the parties, which they thought could bring about a change in their lives. They are just pestered and fed up about the deeds of the oppositions (in all the tenures), which have crippled the parliament and led to more unrest hampering the economy. In every tenure the ruling party adopted repressions against opposition and putting their own persons in key positions so that they can come back into the power. Freedom of press and Judiciary system is still a far cry.


Monday, August 23, 2004

Leakage in Basic

"What you have learned in your previous semesters?" That’s how one of our senior teachers started a complicated course which required good hand in preliminary courses of Electrical and some special topics of Math. He started asking questions on various topics and found that we have huge lack in those courses. He termed it as a bulk of sponge which have many holes and will shrink under pressure. I started to think why we failed to answer this kind of primary questions. What I found is another sponge and that is our education system and strategy. Actually not all teachers are like him. All of them passed with highest grades and most of them are no different than sponge. Either their basic is not strong or they don’t have any idea how to make the students understand something. Students here always sprint for high marks, not for good knowledge of his subject. So the leakage in basic always remains and the story of sponge goes on.


Sunday, August 22, 2004

Stunned, Wordless

It was yesterday evening. I came out from cyber cafe using net. There was no vehicle in the street. I saw police everywhere and nervous faces all around. It was hard to figure out what is happening and what really happened. There was no electricity anywhere in the city. I escaped the downtown and got back to dorm. Rumour was in the air that "Sheikh Hasina" has been injured severely and many got dead in a bomb attack. The facts got clear only when we say news of TV channels. The whole tv room gone into pin drop silent. All became wordless and stunned. How it could be happen? How so many bombs get so close to the opposition leader? There was discussion going all around. We went to sleep with deep uncertainty.

I am feeling sorry for Ivy Rahman. She lost both her legs and still in danger with her life. TV news showed the scene and how devastating it was! I am not trying to describe the scene as it is not possible for me. Just few pictures here to tell the story-

Just after the bomb attack

Rescuers try to lift injured Ivy Rahman with both her legs badly mauled

Shoes, that is all left after the storm

Angry mob set fire on bus

Links about Bomb attack

  1. News of Daily star
  2. News from BBC
  3. Shock & Loath - by Rezwan
  4. Dhaka blast kills 18 - by Wamy


Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Our teacher: Our pride

Teachers are most respected persons in our society, no doubt. People respect them without any interest, while respect others to have some advantage. In fact teachers generally remain happy with this and don’t opt for wealth madly. University teachers are appointed with the highest grading. In case of Engineering they could have got hi-fi jobs in private sectors using this. One of our teachers lived in Canada for 8 years to perform higher study and had enough opportunity to settle there. But he got back and doing the job for less than 10,000 Taka (167 $). His sons used to study at Canada, now they are students of a very normal primary school, where children of bearers also study. That’s how they sacrificed their personal greed and hunger for money.

When almost every job in Bangladesh is involved with corruption, teachers are in general still living honest life (with some exceptions). I feel proud of my teachers who chose this noble job, ignoring their contentment.


Sunday, August 15, 2004

Meaningless arguments

Yesterday I was talking about the good impacts that English left during their 200 years of colonial regime. My friends took the matter very seriously and started argument against and in favor of it. There was lots of accusation and allegation both logical and emotional. Most of them were blindly condemning English for everything they did. I am not saying that English did so noble deeds. But whatever their intention was, there were many facts that brought good to us. But some of my friends are not ready to accept this. I found it truer in case of Pakistan. Most of us are not ready to accept that Pakistan also did some good deeds (may be unintentionally). We are always busy to shout and scream with all possible slang to judge our past regimes. Yesterday was independence day of Pakistan. Two of my friends were planning how they can celebrate the day. One of them proposed to imagine the commode as Pakistani flag and feel comfort in peeing over it.

We got independence during 1947 and again in 1971. We deserved both and sacrificed most to get those. But after independence was there considerable lift of our situation? The overall situation has been going worse day by day. It seems there is none to stop our fall and nobody really cares. We are all busy in finding hole in others shirt, while we don’t have any shirt.


Wednesday, August 11, 2004

English medium generation

Nowadays sending children to English medium school is a matter of status and style. In fact many of those schools provide better education than the conventional schools. With the increase of this kind of schools and students a new generation is getting immerged. Most of the English medium schools impose students to speak in English in school campus. So if a girl wants to gossip with her friend about his pet she has to speak in English. Ultimately this gradually grows an English speaking tendency among those kids. At home parents also encourage speaking English and try to coupe up with the trend. All these results a situation, where everyone speak in English mostly. Recently at one of my cousin’s house I found her all children gossiping, making jokes in English among them. Their fluency in speaking English is really superb.

Now the problem is this generation does not have good hand in Bangla. They don’t fell much comfort speaking Bangla! They are literally novice regarding reading and writing skill in Bangla. Thus we are getting a generation highly skilled in Engilsh, but not capable in their mother language.


Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Create your tombstone!!

Wanna create your tombstone before your death? You have a nice oppotunity here to create a tombstone instantly. Check this out.

courtisy: Notes From Dystopia


Bangladeshi Blogs: updated list

Rezwan has published an updated list of Bangladeshi blogs and blogs related to Bangladesh. Have a quick visit to those sites and encourage bloggers from Bangladesh.


Sunday, August 01, 2004

Friendship Day

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. -- Cindy Lew

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.-- Albert Camus

Hold a true friend with both your hands. -- Nigerian Proverb

"The best mirror is an old friend."
--George Herbert

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.-- Anonymous

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.

When it hurts to look back, and you're scared to look ahead, you can look beside you and your best friend will be there

Good friends are like stars....You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.

Most people walk in and out of you life. But only friends leave footprints in your heart.