Monday, July 23, 2012

Humayun Ahmed's absence will long in Bangla literature

The morning began with the mourns of Humayun Ahmed. When I opened my eyes, got up from sleep, the sad comments of demise of Humayun grabbed my attention. The news flashed my memory within a second that today is the day when his corpse would be fetched to Bangladesh. After quick morning jobs, sat down before TV, all members of my family did the same. Everybody watched the procession to respect to Humayn with keen interest. All TV channels except Ekushe TV displayed live memorandum.

Humayun Ahmed at a glance: Humayun took birth on November 13, 1948, in Mymensingh district. He was a legend in Bangla literature, portrayed his career as an author, dramatist, screenwriter, and film director. Besides, he wrote some poems, songs and drew several paintings. His notable fictions are - Josna o jononir golpo, Nondito noroke, Akash jora megh, Omanush, Hotel graver in, Noboni. I can still remember his notable dramas including Ei Shob Din Ratri, Bohubrihi, Ayomoy, Badol Diner Prothom Kodom Ful, and so on. His notable films are - Shonkhonil Karagar, Aguner proshmoni, Srabon megher din, Amar Ache Jol.
He received number of awards in his colorful career including Bangla Academy Award, Shishu Academy Award, Bacsas Prize, National Film Award and Ekushe Podok.
He died on a few days ago, on 19th July, 2012 in Newyork.

Did I like him?  The answer is not that ordinary. I liked some of his works; some TV dramas like Bohubrihi compelled me to sit before TV. I didn't read too many fictions of him, but some were really praiseworthy like Akash jora megh, Hotel graver in, Noboni. And I enjoyed his several films like Aguner proshmoni and Srabon megher din.
I was never a fan of his writing nor his films or dramas, as they seemed too choppy and repeated characters to me. However, I can't refuse his literary skills as well as the ability to entertain large audience.

I didn't like him as a person. Ask me why? I didn't adore him because his character was not so good. He fell for a girl of his daughter's age [35 years junior to him] and divorced his wife. Sawon, his new bride was a classmate of his daughter, Shila who never called him as 'father' later; instead she used to call him as 'Humayun'. Still I can't figure out why he did this. Because Gultekin was a rich girl who left his paternal concerns for him, raised his career and aided in his writings in various ways. But still he kicked her off. Surely, I'm not going to praise such personality.
Besides, he was caught drunk in the public in remote areas. Villagers often claimed that he, along with his drama party, come to the places, drink and do ugly things that don't match with rural people's living.

Some queries about his unhappy married life:  Gultekin was from a rich family. She left her family to be with him, raise his family and support him in al possible ways. But still he went off her. The query often troubles me, why he did so. Humayun's personality is good, he's polite with others and most importantly [to my point of view] he was a generous and free-thinking man. I don't know if it created the barrier between him and his wife. Because, I know that all rich Dhakai girls fall for social status, reputation and do only those things that match with their high pattern. They don't care for good or bad, even they can prompt for devil acts if they go with their status.
Sometimes, I fear it created the wall between them. But I can't sustain the reality that he never cared for his son and daughters who had to struggle since their childhood desperately. Instead he cared for his new bride's infants too closely.

Some moments closely tied to me:  I passed 6 long years in Dhaka versity and stayed in FH Hall. I used to roam in the book stalls almost every week during Ekushe book fair every year. But I never cared to see Humayun Ahmed; instead I visited Dr. Zafor Iqbal and other scholars.
Several times, Humayun visited Shohidullah hall [just beside my hall], met with boys and passed some time there, almost every year. My room-mates used to attend the meetings and told me how he spoke, his notable comments, funny speeches [like tumi 2*2=4 banate parle ami 2,2 diye 22 banate parbo], sweet memories of his hall-life and some fancy things. Besides, they mentioned eagerly of Sawon, how she looked, how she dressed, how much she showcased her twins etc. But I never felt any sort of interest to visit him.

But he deserves the respect of all Bangalis:  Humayun Ahmed brought new era to Bangla literature. He distinguished himself with a unique simple literary diction that quickly became popular. His prose style is lucid and he resorts to dialogues rather than narration by an all-knowing story-teller. As a result his writing was compact and could be easily understood by a large audience.
Our literature was extremely affected West Bengal literature before his arrival. But soon he grabbed the hearts of young people of our land and successfully reduced the effects of West Bengal literature from our pattern. His easy-going writing, unique story telling style and the ability to cope with different situations made him unique.
I can't figure out who wrote novels, short-stories, dramas and at the same time science-fictions, kids-stories, rural stories, thriller series and super-natural series recently. He was all in one. his two creations - Himu and Misir ali will long for years even centuries among teenagers.

We lost the brightest star of our literature:  I have no doubt that we've lost the brightest star of our Bangla literature. I don't who can fill up the gap. May be this gap will remain for years, even decades.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Twisted moments in a rainy afternoon

The midday was clumsy after my hard-work for the last project. I was so busy with my work that took my breakfast at 11:45am. But I had no other option as I had only a few hours to finalize the project. However, things are done right. I decided to rest for an hour after taking lunch. But something grabbed my eyes, shifted to the window and caught soothing scene outside. So, I parked my limbs at window, pushed the pillow to rest there. Oh, I just love my room as it's blessed with 2 sided road-view's windows. One window covers the East road and another peers to North road. The position is really charming to gaze the people on road as well as natural scenes.

I found dark-pitched clouds in the sky, both sides are covered with such clouds. And a little gap peered mighty sun with a deem orange light, the sunlight reflected over the clouds. I couldn't help locking my eyes on that sight. 2 minutes in a row, I failed to shift my eyes. The life is full of events, some are attractive and some are odds. But you must learn to enjoy something good and natural. That's the pleasure of mortal life.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Daily roundup: 15 minutes to refresh your strength

One gets tired due to daily jobs, stress, pressure and often unexpected hits from others. It's the most common scenario, everybody has to undergo these sandwicthes in day to day life. Hardly can you find one who is free from these rolls. In my prime age, it attacked me severely. The situation is worse to them who like to stay away from lots of friend circles.

However, time and some concepts developed some strategies that never failed me. I learnt to overcome any situation whatever it may be or how powerful it could be, even in the hardest moments. Still I can remember the case when 53 of my friends stood for the odds and I seconded the truth alone, that resulted me isolation for couple of days.

But don't get upset, these things don't repeat for others. Now I'll show you how you can relief from all your grief's for some time and regain your strength back.

Take 15 minutes for you, forget all sort of jobs or mobile calls or TV programs. Just you will be there alone for some time.

1. Engage 2 minutes to listen to a soft music, just music no words. I prefer Enigma music in this case.

2. Place 2 fingers to both ears, stop the ear-hole from external sounds. Try to feel the vibration of your inhales/exhales. Do it for just 2 minutes.

3. Begin to slow your inhales/exhales, first cycle should be 5 seconds, next 7s, next 10s, then stick to 15 seconds duration. Try to breath from your abdominal. Do it for 5 minutes.

4. Give a pause for 2 minutes. Try to sense your breath.

5. Begin to empower your inhales/exhales, first cycle should be 5 seconds, next 7s, next 10s, then stick to 15 seconds duration. You must breath from your lungs. Do it for 4 minutes.

That's it. You are done for the day. I've gone through several meditation phases, but all seemed to be annoying and impossible to most men due to their bigger-longer systems. This one I nailed down, and cut to proper shape to follow at ease.

Enjoy your life and kick off daily stress from your life.

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Qubee double bandwidth offer review: Never go for this stupid offer

Qubee is one of the two Wimax operators in Bangladesh. I'm using this service for a year. Wimax service is still very poor in BD compared to other countries. But still, it's worth using. Qubee uses to declare double Qubee double bandwidth usage offerbandwidth offer very often to expand its user-base. I experienced such offers 4-5 times in last 12 months.

People love free stuff and tend to grab such offers. And business institutions revamp such offers to expand their reach. I don't have any trouble in such offers. But it troubles me greatly when I find that this offer turns to be a rogue one.

Let me expand the case.
Usually all Wimax network divide standard bandwidth by 8 for shared connections.
Ex: If you purchase 1MB/s speed, then you would get 1024/8 = 128Kb per second.
But actually users get much less speed in pick hours. I can cope with 60-70 Kb/s. But when it dumps below 1Kb/s then hazard ensues. Nothing can be done with this bullshiet speed.

Qubee double bandwidth usage offer produces such stupid occurrences. If you are lucky then you can hope to get 10-30 Kb/s and 0-2 Kb/s if you are unlucky.
The most disgusting part is, the net speed fluctuates and slumps down to null very often. And sometime, simply you cannot connect to internet.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to make 5 page website at affordable price

You know, to create a website needs a lot of efforts. First, you have to choose your domain name and purchase it to secure the url for you. The next step is to find a good web hosting provider. There are tons of hosting providers with numerous offers but most of them suck in case of providing good service. Next task is to get your website designed and developed in best shape.

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Moreover they eat up the domain-hosting problems for you. They offer complete 1-year domain-hosting for free. And all these things are offered for only $120.

How much you can save from this offer:
- If you purchase domain and hosting service from top providers, they will charge you $100-$250 depending on your needs.
- If you choose a web design company from USA/UK.Australia, they will charge you $700-$1500 for designing 5 page website only.
The total price is: $800-$1750.

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That's a quite end solution to those who want best support at affordable price.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Brac Bank Review: A bank blessed with useless customer care center

Since my versity life, I know that all banks of Bangladesh are worthless. These banks can cause lots of pains to users but serve very little. But my recent harassment knows no limit. Brac bank is the ultimate  bank that made my legs kick on they fly.

I'm a client of Brac bank since last 3/4 years. I used their ATM card frequently since last year. Due to some reasons, I didn't make any transaction for about a year. By this time my card got expired.
But they never alerted me, neither by email nor mobile sms. When I tried to withdraw money, I found that my card is expired.

Role of Head office:  Then I rushed to this bank’s main branch located at Motijhil graphics building. They told me an amazing line “your card has been destroyed as it is stolen”.
Ha ha huh….

I took a breath and tried to figure out how it happened. I never received the card as I didn’t know at all. This card was belonged to them and the card was stolen from their store! What a security!!
And most funny thing is that I have to bear the cost to issue another card although they lost it!!!

Anyway, I agreed as I didn’t have any other choice. I asked them how to reissue another ATM card. A worker at the table told me that you have to do the following to get a card:
-    Fill and submit a requisition form.
-    It takes 5 business days to process the card, so I’ve to attend after a week.
-    Then they’ll provide me the password for the card.

I asked them if the processing can be done in local branch as Motijhil is too away from my home and I’ve to attend there again. He told me not to worry as “brac bank is an online bank [!!] and you can get your card from anywhere”. I decided to go to local branch.

The local branch:  Then I went to the local branch at Mirpur-1 [SME branch] 2 months ago for card renewal. I submitted a requisition form.  After 2 weeks, they said that my signature didn't match; so the card is not issued.
Then I resubmitted another requisition form on 14th March. An employee named 'Zakaria' accepted the form and told me that I should get the card after 5 business days, possibly on 21st March.

As per said, I went on 21st March and became astonished. He [Zakaria] said that the card is not issued yet due to some hidden reasons.
And this time, he took the receipt of the requisition form from me [that should be belonged to me] and asked me to come on 27th March.
I went to the branch on that day and my senses failed to follow his words. I don't know how to explain my feelings. Zakaria told me that the card is not issued yet; and they didn't receive any response from head office yet. When I asked him the reason, he replied that there's no reason; head office didn't provide any reason to him, they just replied the email.
What a joke? Why don’t we put them in circus??

But as a programmer, I know that every attempt must be concluded with a reason. If they really reject my requisition form then they must reason why it’s rejected. The head office didn't respond [as per his words] in 3 weeks for nothing.

What can be the reason?  Now I doubt 2 things on this issue:
1] 'Zakaria' didn't send my requisition form or any email to head office at all.
2] Brac bank is unable to provide expected service to its clients. 3 long weeks is really too long to cope with.

Customer care:  The joke is not completed yet. I sent an email to the customer care center of Brac bank on 27th March. I wanted an explanation for these insulting acts.
But OMG!
They didn’t care! Neither they replied my email nor did they send any sms. They didn’t even ask the local branch about the issue.
What sort of customer care it is!

And what sort of bank it can be??

Conclusion:  Based on the occurrences, I can’t but have to conclude that I must terminate my account immediately from this stupid bank. Although I’m not sure if they had stolen my money already or not!

Those who are the clients of brac bank, be aware of the scenario and your corresponding accounts.

Updates: After 1 month, I went to the local branch with my previous decision to terminate the account. But they told me that they had my card issued already. But they don't have the pin number, I've to go to the corporate office to collect the pin.
So, another journey to Motijhil. Finally I got all the things done in quick manner.

And I realized that all these unusual events occurred due to one man, that's 'Zakaria'.