Pictures & Words / Short trip to Cox’s Bazar. . .

Good bye Cox’s bazar, my footsteps to the longest natural sea beach in the world. For me the magnitude of the seashore are always fascinate to seeing its views and spending times on the beautiful seashore.

And finally thanks to all of my friends and administrative personnel with their cooperation. And I had to stop for three nights to the hotel Shaibal, such a lovely place and with their pleasant companion, goodbye for now and hope to see you again . . .

Diary / August, 2022

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

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জল ছবি . . .

দিনের ঘাস খাওয়া শেষ হলে;
গোধূলী সন্ধ্যায় কৃষকের গরু গুলো হেলেদুলে কাশফুলের মাঠ পেরিয়ে যায়—ওরা একে একে ঘরে ফিরে ;

দলছুট একটা গরুকে দেখলাম—কার্তিকের মাঠে লাল, নীল নর-নারীদের দেখে থমকে দাড়িয়েছে ! তার চোখের ভিতরে এক জল ছবির ছায়া ; সবুজ ঘাসের দেশে ততোক্ষণে সন্ধ্যা-রাত্রি নেমেছে—আমরা জোনাকি পোকা দেখে দেখে বাড়ী ফিরছি . . .

সেপ্টেম্বর , ২০২১
■ ডাইরি / সারিঘাট, কেরানীগঞ্জ
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ছবি: মনিরুল আলম

শুভ জন্মদিন বড় . . .

পোট্রট : শফিকুল আলম । ছবি: মনিরুল আলম

পড়াশোনা করার সুবাদে আমার বড় ভাই তখন ফরিদপুর জেলা শহরে থাকে, চাচার পরিবারের সাথে । আমি সেখানে বেড়াতে গেলাম দিন-কয়েকের জন্য । দুই ভাই মিলে সিনেমা দেখে, হল থেকে বের হয়েছি; রেল লাইন ধরে হাঁটছি— হঠাৎ দেখি আমার ভাইটি কান্না শুরু করে দিয়েছে। আমি জিজ্ঞেস করলাম কান্না করিস কেন ? উত্তরে বলে—মা’কে খুব দেখতে ইচ্ছে করে, মায়ের জন্য মন কাঁদে !

ছোট ভাই হিসাবে আমি আর তাকে কি সান্তনা দিতে পারি ! শুধু বলি, স্কুল বন্ধ দিলে তখন মা’কে দেখে আসিস ! সেই ভাই আমার এতো বড় হয়েছে; নিজের সংসার হয়েছে । কিন্তু আজও মায়ের পিছু ছাড়েনি ।

সারা জীবন এভাবে মায়ের সাথে লেপ্টে থাকিস—বড় । শুভ জন্মদিন, তোর জন্য অনেক অনেক ভালোবাসা . . .

১০ জুন ২০১৯

পুরান ঢাকা । লক্ষীবাজার

World Aids Day in Bangladesh 


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01 DEC, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi transsexuals pose for a photograph in front of a Osmani Seminar Hall on the occasion of the World Aids Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 01 December 2015. According to latest government figures, a total of 3,241 HIV-positive patients have been identified in Bangladesh since 1989, among who 1,299 became AIDS patients and 472 died while the UN estimates the number to be between even higher, between 8,000 and 16,000. © Monirul Alam 

Pet Dog Display in Dhaka


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Nov. 25, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – A pet lover hold his dog it’s an American Pit Bull dog, during the Pet Dog display exhibition at the National Press Club in the Dhaka city. The National Salvation Movement organization organized thes pet dog display exhibation,they said these pet dog exhibition held first time in Bangladesh,at list 45 spices dogs national and international displayed on this exhibition. Number of dog lover and people visit thes exhibation and enjoy it. 

 Violence Against Women  


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Nov. 25, 2015 – Dhaka, Bangladesh – Women activists protest demanding elimination of violence against women on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in front of Central Shaid Minar in Dhaka.Recent global prevalence figures (WHO) indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. In 2013, the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) with support from UNFPA released a national survey of violence against women that found that 87 percent of ever married women have experienced some form of violence in their lifetime with 77 percent reporting violence in the past 12 months. 

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.