Bangladesh: Ramadan begins in Dhaka

 

Multimedia Journalism ~ People gather to buy foods for breaking their fast during the Muslims holy fasting month of Ramadan at a traditional food market in Dhaka, Bangladesh on May 28, 2017. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the nighttime and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

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যাপিত জীবন . . . 

 

১. সকালটা ছিল মেঘলা । সেই সাথে ঝিরিঝিরি বৃষ্টি পড়ছে । হাসপাতালের যেতে হবে, ডাক্তার দেখাব । প্রচন্ড ব্যাক পেইন,ডান পাশটায় অনেক বেশী  । রাতে ব্যথার জন্য ঠিক মতো ঘুম হয় না । ডায়বেটিসটা অনেক বেড়েছে সুগার লেভেল ২৪.৫ ! অবশ্য এই বেড়েছে যাওয়ার অন্যতম কারণ— একদম অনিয়ম ! ইনসুলিন শেষ হয়ে যাওয়া, আইসক্রীম খাওয়া, সুগার লেভেল চেক না করা । এটা উচিত না— আমি বুঝি, কিন্তু কখনো কখনো এটা ঘটে যায় । নিজের মধ্য থেকেও কোথায় যেন, এই আমি—হারিয়ে যাই । কী  বিচিত্র আমার এই  জীবনধারা !  আবার মাঝে মাঝে মনে হয়, এই এতো নিয়ম মেনে কী হয় !  দিই না একটু  নিয়মটাকে ভেঙ্গে ! 
 
হাসপাতালের করিডোরে বসে আছি । আমার সিরিয়াল নম্বর সাত । ডাক্তার ফেরদৌস তালুকদার রিপন, সে অর্থপেডিক বিশেষজ্ঞ।  সহযোগী অধ্যাপক, ঢাকা ন্যাশনাল মেডিকেল ইনস্টিউটের হাসপাতাল ।  তাকে দেখাব তার ভিজিডির চাজর্ ২৫০ টাকা । আমার আসে-পাশে আরো বেশ কয়েক জনকে রোগী বসে আছেন, কেউ কেউ খোঁজ-খবর নিচ্ছেন, ডাক্তার সাহেব এসেছেন কিনা, রোগী দেখা শুরু করেছেন কিনা । 
 
বসে বসে ফেসবুকে একটা  স্টাটাস লিখছি; এর মধ্য আমার পাশে একজন এসে বসলেন ! আমি এক নজর তাকে দেখে আবার লিখতে শুরু করলাম । লেখাটা শেষ করে তার দিতে পাশ ফিরতেই দেখলাম, তার ডান হাতটা উঁচু হয়ে আছে ! ভালো করে তাকাতেই দেখলাম— হাতটা অনেক ফুলে গেছে, কনিষ্ঠ আঙ্গুলটাতে ব্যান্ডেজ করা । আমি একজন সাংবাদিক
সেই কৌতুহল থেকেই জানতে ইচ্ছে হয় ঘটনাটি কি, কি ভাবে ঘটল ?
 
 চলবে . . . 
 

Broadcast and Cross-Media Journalism

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I would like to start four months Post-Graduation Certificate Course in Broadcast & Cross-Media Journalism under the BRAC University and PATHSHALA in Collaboration with Erasmus University, Rotterdam the Netherlands. Hope it would be a good drives for me to studies in a New Media.

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400 years Dhaka History through Light and Sound Display in Lalbagh

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The sky was cloud that day, before an hour heavy rain was splash in the Dhaka city; I make a phone call to Sultana Apa who will be arrange a Light-Sound Display at Lalbagh Fort in old part of Dhaka. She reply me after, we hope to start around 7.p.m. I moved to Lalbagh fort from my office around 5.p.m.

The ministry of Culture organized the `Light and Sound Display in Lalbagh Fort program first time (fixed display show) in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh government financed in thes project with support of Creation Unlimited, the 30 munities light-sound display show will be open for the public after inauguration it may regularly display for two times in Lalbagh fort,  said their press release.

After a few discussion about the issue the Hon. Minister Abul Kalam Azad ministry of Culture arrive on time with other official and special guest was also present their, Finally the light and sound display was shown.

The light-sound show mainly present the 400 years history of DHAKA, a beautiful narrative with sound and light present the history of Bengal, Mugal period and Bangladesh history. During the display present viewer were really enjoyed when the light and sound appeared into the Lalbagh fort  building like Darbar Hall & Hammams,Tomb of Pari Bibi’s. Finally the present viewer thanks to the organizer and historians expert,  said a few suggestion after the end of the show and Azad also recommend a few things about these display.

Short Summery of Lalbagh:

The 17th century, Lalbagh Fort is still witness of Mughal Emperor of Bengal  the most popular and renowned fort and a great signature of art  in Bangladesh. It is also known as Fort Aurangabad. It is situated beside the Buringal River in old part of Dhaka, Lalbagh. It was an incomplete structure by a Mughal Emperor named Prince Muhammad Azam (third son of Aurangazeb). He started the work of the fort in 1678 during his vice-royality in Bangladesh (Previous Bengal). He stayed in Bengal for 15 months. It remained incomplete when he was called by his father Aurangazeb.

Shaista Khan was the new Subedar of Dhaka in that time, and he did not complete the fort. In 1684, the daughter of Shaista Khan named Iran Dukht (Pari Bibi) died there. After her death, he started to think the fort as ominous, and left the structure incomplete. Among the 3 major parts of Lalbagh Fort, one is the tomb of Pari-bibi (middle of east-west of the fort),The Mosque (west),The Diwan-i-aam palace (east).

After Shaista Khan left Dhaka, it lost its popularity. The main cause was that the capital was replaced from Dhaka to Murshidabad. After the end of royal Mughal period, the fort became abandoned. In 1844, the area achieved its name as Lalbagh replacing Aurangabad, so the fort as Lalbagh Fort.

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Daily Life

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Dhaka,  Bangladesh December, 2005

“A villager through a piece of cloth ( local name Gamcha) each other,they ware a Gamcha for cross the water line, number of villager like  catch fish during the winter season. These pictures taken outskirts of Dhaka.

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Happy birthday to Megh . . .

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Happy Birthday to MEGH

How can we ever forget the moment when we took you in our arms for the very first time? Every year your Birthday reminds of this beautiful moment. Here’s wishing the best of blessings and good luck on your Happy Birthday! We all pray and love you too.

Our baby (son) Megh was born in 1st July 2009 around 7.21 pm Hi tech Multi care Hospital in Kafrul area Dhaka city. Today’s he turn 4 years old. We are very happy and celebrate his 4th birthday.

maa/baba 1st July 2013 Dhaka

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Daily Life | Manikgonj

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Dhaka,  Bangladesh May 2005

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other”.- Charles Dickens

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Daily Life | dhaka

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Dhaka,  Bangladesh November 2007

“No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Daily Life | Dhaka

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Dhaka,  Bangladesh May 2012

“One love, one heart, one destiny.”
― Bob Marley

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