I am Deathless . . . 

“I am eternal, I am deathless. After this body falls, do not think that everything will come to an end. I will live in the hearts of all living beings in my subtle astral form. Whoever will seek my refuge, will always receive my Grace.” 
– Baba Lokenth 

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Lokenath Divine Life Mission  seeks a world where individuals are relieved of crippling, self-created illusion of dependence; where individuals are conscious of their inner resources and learn to overcome poverty, to live with dignity and self-reliance.
Baba Lokenath Brahmachari was born in 1730 (the date of Birth is dipped in controversy) in the district of presently Barasat and in the village named Chaurasi Chakla a few miles to the North of the city of Kolkata, India.
At the age of 11, young Lokenath left home with his guru. He visited Kalighat Temple in Kolkata and then lived in the forests for 25 years, selflessly serving his master and practicing the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali along with the most difficult Hatha Yoga. After this he travelled to the Himalayas where he meditated in the nude for nearly five decades. Finally, he attained enlightenment at the age of ninety.
After his enlightenment he traveled extensively on foot to Afghanistan, Persia, Arabia and Israel, making three pilgrimages to Mecca. When he came to the small town Baradi near Dhaka, Bangladesh. A wealthy family built him a small hermitage, which became his ashram.There he accepted the sacred thread of the Brahmins and clothed himself in saffron robes. For the rest of his life he performed miracles and gave divine wisdom to all who came to him to seek his blessings. He received the title Baba.
On the 19th day of Jaistha, 1297 (1st June, 1890), Sunday, at 11:45 am, Baba Lokenath was meditating when he went into a trance with his eyes open, and while still in meditation, left his physical body forever. He was aged 160. He had made a promise before his death:
An annual festival in remembrance of Lokenath is held every year by millions of devotees and followers, in many ashrams and in millions of households through worship, keertan, Tasha,food offerings and in many other religious ways on the 19th day of the Hindu month of Jyaishtha.

 

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Portrait | Mehjabin 

 

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Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh | 13, November,2015

Every Day Life: A Bangladeshi populer model and actress Mehjabin attend the Prothom Alo 17 anniversary event at the Bangla Academy premises in the Dhaka city on 13 November, 2015. Hundreds of readers on Friday thronged the Bangla Academy premises in Dhaka to take part part in the fanfare of the 17th founding anniversary celebrations of Prothom Alo newspaper.

কেবল দৃশ্যের জন্ম হয় . . .

এখানে কেবল দৃশ্যের জন্ম হয় ! অচেনা পথিক—মরে যাওয়া কাঁশফুল আর গোয়ালে ফেরা গরুর দল । হেমন্ত শুকিয়ে গেছে —সেই কবে ! অথচ—সূযর্্যাস্তের দিকে তাকিয়ে থাকি । আকাশের ওপারে দাঁড় কাক কথা কয় ! অতপর আমরা এক, দুই, তিন ফিরে চলি—আমাদের কাবে্যর ঘরে . . . 
 

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Responsibilities of PRESS Photographer . . .

Press photography requires a combination of intuition, creativity and technical skills. I think is important to know the responsibilities about press photography. Here I am having share some point of with you . . .

1.Work closely with other people concerned with the story, such as journalists and picture editors, and agree the photographic requirements for a story.
2.Handle admin arrangements such as timing, press cards, transport and access to restricted areas, venues and events.
3.Photograph events or personalities, and note details for photographic captions.
4.Add relevant keywords to image files for picture libraries so the images can be recognised in search engines.
5.Ensure all pictures are appropriate, processed, catalogued and ready in time to meet deadlines.
6.Prepare and send digital photographs for newspaper publication to deadline.
7.Maintain up-to-date knowledge about current news stories and any specialist areas.
8.Source freelance photographers for a job or existing photographs if pushed to meet a deadline.
9.Arrange lighting and other requirements for magazine studio shoots.
10.Check the weather forecast and light values of places beforehand.
11.Maintain photographic and electronic communications equipment.
Working as a freelance press photographer, extra activities include:
12.Researching and anticipating relevant events; negotiating the sale of specific shots.
13.Handling all business activities and establishing and maintaining contacts.

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