Publication | Prothom Alo 01 August, 2015

  
Prothom Alo, Chutirdine published a feature, APJ Abdul Kalam, former Indian Prisident who death on 29, July, 2015. The  issue published  to on 01, August, 2015 

মেঘের তোলা পোট্রেট . . .

  
বাপ-বেটা মিলে আজ আমাদের ছাঁদে উঠেছিলাম । অনেক অনেক দিন—আমাদের এক সাথে ছাঁদে বেড়ানো হয় না, ছাঁদের বাগানটি দেখা হয় না আমার । যদিও মেঘ তার ফুপির সাথে ছাঁদে নিয়মিত যায়—গাছ গুলিতে পানি দেয় । এই বর্ষায় আমাদের ফুলের বাগানে অনেক গুলো ফুল ফুটেছে । 
আজ আমি ছাঁদে উঠে ফুটে থাকা ফুল গুলোর ছবি তুলছি । মেঘ আমাকে বলল, বাবা—আমাকে দাও, তোমার একটা ছবি তুলে দেই । ছবি তুলে সে আমাকে বলল, বাবা ছবিটা কি ভালো হয়েছে ? আমি বল্লাম, ভালো হয়েছে বাবা, তবে মাথার উপরের দিকটা কেটে দিয়েছ ! 
আমার হাতে ক্যামেরা দিয়ে আবার ছাঁদ থেকে— দে ছুট ! বলল, বাবা আমি যাই আমার পুঁই-টুই’কে খাবার দেবার সময় হয়েছে । এ সপ্তাহে তার ফুপি, দুটি কোয়েল ছানা নিয়ে এসেছে । সেই কোয়েল ছানা দুটির নাম রাখা হয়েছে পুই-টুই ! সে এখন পুঁই-টুই কে নিয়ে মহা ব্যস্ত . . . 
৩০ জুলাই, ২০১৫
পাতলা খান লেন, পুরান ঢাকা

Travel Bangladesh | St Martin’s Island

  
St Martin’s Island is the country’s only coral island and its beaches do actually match the hype.The boat trip over here is as interesting as it is scenic. Look out for traditional fishing boats as you sail along the Myanmar coastline. And get your camera ready for some magical sunset shots on the return trip. Monirul Alam | http://www.monirulalam.net

Travel Bangladesh | Cox’sBazar  

 
Cox’s Bazar is the most developed of any holiday destination in Bangladesh and as such you’ll find tourist facilities that are better. Bangladesh’s pride and joy, Cox’s Bazar is lauded throughout the land as if it’s a contender for one of the natural wonders of the world. It is the longest continual natural beach on the planet (125km). Monirul Alam | http://www.monirulalam.net

Travel Bangladesh | St Martin’s Island


Travel Bangladesh | St Martin’s Island

St Martin’s Island is the country’s only coral island and its beaches do actually match the hype.The boat trip over here is as interesting as it is scenic. Look out for traditional fishing boats as you sail along the Myanmar coastline. And get your camera ready for some magical sunset shots on the return trip. Monirul Alam | http://www.monirulalam.net

Tiger and Human Conflict | Monirul Alam

The Conflict between tiger and human has to a new level in the mangrove forest of the Bangladesh.Thirty people were killed by tigers last year and three tigers by people. Since Cyclone Sidr [November 2007] and Cyclone Aila [May 2009], when 1,000 people who lived near to the water had their homes flooded and were forced to move inland. Hungry people now risk facing a tiger attack everyday when they go into the forest looking for food. On February 6 in southern Sundarban. A Bengal tiger had just killed a 40-year-old woodcutter called Mabud, deep in the mangrove forest when he was collecting firewood in the area of Char-shesher. One villager told me ‘We enter the jungle searching for food and the tiger kills us . . . the tiger comes to our village, we kill the tiger’.

I took these photos on February 6 in southern Sundbaran . A Bengal tiger had just killed a 40-year-old woodcutter called Mabud, deep in the mangrove forest when he was collecting firewood in the area of Char-Shesher. One of his fellow woodcutters, Abul Sarder, told me that five of them entered the jungle to collect firewood and suddenly a tiger attacked them. ‘When we had escaped we realised that Mabud had not. We tried to save him but failed to fight off the tiger.’

© Monirul Alam

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