Thursday, December 28, 2006

New Year Wishes

It's a New Year!!

It's like a new Sunrise... of Hope, of Prosperity, of Happiness
It's like a new Beginning... of Thoughts, of Words, of Actions
It's like a new Day... of Energy, of Strength, of Ideas
It's like a Bunch of whole New things... of Prayers, of Friends, and of Love.

by - PravsWorld.com



Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

The FM Revolution Begins

By Sabhanaz Rashid Diya

In the age of iPod and live entertainment at the click of a button, radio has long lost its glory. Most villages have access to colour televisions or at least, black-and-white ones. Bangladesh Betaar has bored urban population with stereotype programs, miserably unenthusiastic radio jockeys and has somehow survived by targeting an audience of bus drivers, rickshawpullers and low-paid day labourers. On the other hand, the closure of the country's first private station, Radio Metro, left several listeners at a loss for good radio entertainment. However, with the introduction of Bangladesh's first private FM stations, our day-to-day radio-experience is about to change.

'The station of the nation', Radio Today FM 89.6 was launched earlier this year. With a commitment to providing listeners with unbiased news, good music, current events and sports update, Radio Today is a complete infotainment station. Live traffic updates, daily exchange rates, price of groceries and other market commodities and most importantly, different genres of music have made it already a popular among masses. The station is Dhaka-based and is available to those who're within 100km from it. However, the station is hopeful about starting transmission in several other districts and aims to offer Radio Today as a lifestyle brand.

Six months after the launching of Radio Today, the country's second private FM radio station, Radio Foorti FM 98.4 was marketed. Radio Foorti aims to provide its listeners with quality non-commercial music and information about current events, marking its position as an integral part of the youth lifestyle. Sadly, most Japanese cars that flood Dhaka's streets do not support FM frequency above 90, owing to Japanese transmission technology. However, FM expanders are available in the market at cheap rates, and these can extend the frequency to 100. The producers of Radio Foorti are tremendously hopeful about FM transmission in the country with the latest models of cell phones facilitating FM radio stations and consider near-future radio entertainment to be the next big thing!

In fact, as phrased by Daniel Rahman, one of the producers of Radio Foorti, who draws examples from India, FM radio stations will be revolutionizing the face of entertainment in the coming years. India had no radio scenario even a few years back, but by the end of this year, it will be hosting 250 radio stations. It is a highly prospective industry and every celebrity in town is attached to one station or the other. Young people buy cell phones on the basis of its FM features! What makes radio more acceptable is its low-price and easy availability, hence giving it an enormous potential in being a successful business in Bangladesh.

Well, Daniel has foreseen it right! It is unbelievable how fast FM radio bands have dominated our lives. Playing the latest tracks released by local and international artists, it has nearly-successfully taken up the role of CD players in our cars. Many of my peers and previous generations have stopped listening to CD players in cars and the most recent news is known even before we go home and turn the television on. Even my driver is thrilled when he listens to the same songs on radio that I spend money on buying CDs of! With provision for requesting your favourite artist's songs and exclusive interviews, the radio-experience has been beautifully personalized.

What cannot be overlooked is that these stations are mostly youth-based and hence, provide today's young populace the chance to choose a different career path. The energy and enthusiasm of young people holding important positions as producers and reaching out to the masses as radio jockeys have led to the vibrant growth of these stations and opened broader opportunities for all. Radio Foorti particularly encourages young potentials to come up by submitting their compositions to be aired or living a fully paid career of a radio jockey. Most of its current staff host young musicians and welcomes many others. On the other hand, Radio Today has arranged events such as 'Rock Da Campus', which brought together live performances by local university bands.

What makes these radio stations stand out and make a statement is how radically they have changed our lives. A large part of the population who had never heard of Hyder Husyn or Stoic Bliss are now clicking their fingers to their beats, hence breaking away from the commercialism of Momtaz or Dhaliwood soundtracks. This positive change in our music taste has already proved what an important role radio infotainment can play in our lifestyles. In upcoming years, radio stations will be promoting more informed and healthy living patterns and Inshallah lead to greater economical and social growth in the country.

© 2006 The Daily Star

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Why smokers Smoke?

Most of our Smokers we think that cutting of the number of the cigarettes might decrease the rate of our health risk which we assume of heavy smoking. But this is really wrong and there already a news been published in MSN in title of -
"Smokers, it's not enough to just cut back"
Study: No difference between regular use and only a few cigarettes a day

Specially i would like to focus on few of the lines i read from that published article are shared below :

“The long-term effects of a substantial reduction in smoking did not show any benefits in comparison with persistent heavy smoking,” Bjartveit told Reuters.

“In health education and patient counselling, it may give people false expectations to advise that reduction in consumption is associated with reduction in harm,” Bjartveit added.

“The study proves quite clearly the only safe way out of the risk caused by smoking: people who quit smoking have achieved a risk level that is remarkably lower than those who continued to smoke,” Bjartveit said in the journal.

Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.

Now question again though i am a smoker. Why do we really smoke? Don 't we think it's an open addiction where we all smokers are addicted in smoking? Why do we really smoke? Is there anything we could feel better? After all an Addiction of Tobacco. What are the ingredients of a cigarette? See my old post - Whats in cigarettes?


source : http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15932704/

Life Grows

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Blogthings Test

Don know but just for fun. I saw many of my surrounding bloggers to test this things and i like to read their test results. But really not sure whether this result are gender specific or not? Cause most of the time i see few tests are only for female.

Lets have fun on my 2 recent Test results :p

Your Ideal Relationship is Serious Dating

You're not ready to go walking down the aisle.
But you may be ready in a couple of years.
You prefer to date one on one, with a commitment.
And while chemistry is important, so is compatibility.



Your Personality Is

Rational (NT)


You are both logical and creative. You are full of ideas.
You are so rational that you analyze everything. This drives people a little crazy!

Intelligence is important to you. You always like to be around smart people.
In fact, you're often a little short with people who don't impress you mentally.

You seem distant to some - but it's usually because you're deep in thought.
Those who understand you best are fellow Rationals.

In love, you tend to approach things with logic. You seek a compatible mate - who is also very intelligent.

At work, you tend to gravitate toward idea building careers - like programming, medicine, or academia.

With others, you are very honest and direct. People often can't take your criticism well.

As far as your looks go, you're coasting on what you were born with. You think fashion is silly.

On weekends, you spend most of your time thinking, experimenting with new ideas, or learning new things.


You Are Very Honest

You tell it like it is, no matter what.
Even if the truth hurts, you'll dish it out.
And while some may get hurt by your honesty...
At least everyone knows where you stand!

Friday, December 08, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Life Is A Race

Shadhinota ( Freedom ) - Hyder Husyn

This is really an awesome lyrics sang by Hyder Husyn. As i had no time to type the whole Lyrics so I collected the Lyrics from www.banglamusic.com And thanks to BanglaMusic.com for let me share it in my Blog.


Hyder Husyn - 30 Bochor / Shadhinota
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Ki dekhar kotha ki dekchi
Ki shonar kotha ki shunchi
Ki vabar kotha ki vabchi
Ki bolar kotha ki bolchi
Tirish bochor poreyo ami shadhinota take khujchi

Shadhinota ki boishakhi mela, panta ilish khawa
Shadhinota ki boto mool-e boshe boishakhi gan gawa
Shadhinota ki budhhijibir boktrita seminar
Shadhinota ki shohid berite pushper shomahar
Shadhinota ki golpo natok uponnash ar kobitay
Shadhinota ki aj bondi anushthanikotay

Chorus

Shadhinota ki dhaka shohorer akash chumbi bari
Shadhinota ki footpath-e showa griho hinno nari

Shadhinota ki hotel-e hotel-e grand fashion show
Shadhinota ki dukhini narir jora jirno bostro
Shadhinota ki gojiye otha ovijato panthoshala
Shadhinota ki onner khoje kishori promodhbala

Chorus

Shadhinota ki niriho loker okaron-e prandondo
Shadhinota ki panir tank-e golito lasher gondho
Shadhinota ki hortal deke jibon kora stobdho
Shadhinota ki khomota horon-e chole bonduk judhho
Shadhinota ki shontrashi hat-e maronastrer gorjon
Shadhinota ki orther lobhe bibek bishorjon

Chorus

Aj nei borgi nei engrej nei pakistani hanadar

Ajo tobu keno amar mone shunnota ar hahakar
Ajo tubu ki lakho shohider rokto jabe britha
Ajo tobi ki vulte boshechi shadhinotar etikotha






Here i am sharing the song with everyone to listen and feel about Shadhinota ( Freedom ). Are we really still seeking for the Freedom which we got in last 30 years ago? Are we still reaching for the same Freedom?


Friday, December 01, 2006

World Aids Day

AVAILABLE ACROSS 5 CONTINENTS
Use Condoms, Fight A.I.D.S.
December 01, World A.I.D.S. Day



Never Explain

Never explain yourself to any one.

Because the person who likes you doesn't need it,
and the person who dislikes you won't believe it.


Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Call of Home - SQUARE Hospitals Ltd.

Square Hospital commercials urging foreign trained Bangladeshi physicians to return to Bangladesh.

It's really a touching video that SQAURE Commercial made. They made it in perspective of the Foreign Trained Physicians. But i would like to say all foreign residents to think like that. Lets build our own country by our own better thoughts without fighting and arguing on present political situation. Try to feel the video and realize. Thanks again to SQUARE Commercials. It's a good starting!



Game Of Love

Monday, November 20, 2006

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Arranged marriages: A bride's perspective

The concept of arranged marriages has changed. And, not just for men. As a woman, ideally, your life partner should be someone with whom you can share interests and who will encourage your independence. As with any relationship, friendship is the key. Good communication from the beginning will help ensure that yours is a lasting, loving partnership.
Let's take a look at how to go about looking for these characteristics in the context of an arranged marriage.

New avatars:
Arranged marriages are not like they were, say, 20 years ago. "It is now more like meeting someone through your family or like being set up for a blind date," says Rachna Shukla, 25, a Web designer who had an arranged marriage earlier this year. "Parents or friends introduce the couple and let them talk via phone or email, meet a couple of times, and then ask for a decision. If the couple says No, it's a No. However, when parents are involved, there will inevitably be some pressure as they can't help but give their opinion and advice," she adds.
These days, couples often initiate the dialogue themselves, through matrimonial sites (as parents may not be familiar with computers) and end up being the ones introducing each other to their parents.
"I call it an 'arranged introduction' , as the choice is solely left to the couple. I feel this is the natural direction in which 'arranged marriages' are headed," says Chetna Johari, 27, a computer engineer who is presently on the manhunt.
"Another difference is that it is no longer only the guy who decides first. Girls have an equal prerogative to do so. Also, as women are now more career-oriented and financially independent, they are usually not in a hurry," continues Chetna.

What are you looking for?
The first thing to keep in mind is to make a list (at least mentally) of attributes you would want in your life partner, so you can focus better on your search. Depending upon your preferences, some factors that might be taken into consideration (not necessarily in this order) are -- job, salary, educational qualifications, appearance (looks, height, weight, etc.), caste, horoscope, values (traditional, liberal or moderate), habits (drinking, smoking, etc.), location, family background, social standing, etc.

Inform your parents:
It's best to spell out any preferences beforehand, so your parents can search accordingly and the list can be narrowed down. This way, you will save your parents' time as well. "As I have a non-transferable job in Delhi, I would prefer a Delhi-based match," says Shalini Srivastava, 24, who works with an NGO and is looking for a life partner.

Meeting your 'could-be':
Deciding to marry someone is one of the most important decisions of your life. If you are confused, unsure or awkward, don't fret -- so is the other person. Just a few things you can keep in mind when you meet your could-be significant other:

Do's
:
Wear something that is both flattering and comfortable. Try meeting away from relatives. Choose a neutral venue like a coffee shop. Pretend that you are on a blind date and try to enjoy yourself.

Don'ts
:
Don't approach the meeting with the mindset that you have to marry this person. Don't think you'll be sure to hate him either.

Before, during, and after:
Before meeting, try getting in touch with the person over the phone or through e-mail to prepare you, to some extent, for what to expect. During the meeting, keep an open mindset. Relax and just be yourself. Don't hesitate to discuss important issues. Afterwards, think calmly and give yourself time to assess. Although this meeting may not indicate if this is 'the' person you should marry, it can certainly tell you whether you want to get to know the person better and take a step forward.
If, at any time during the meeting, you realise it won't work, keep your cool, be polite, and try to keep it as short as possible. "Trusting your gut feeling is the most important -- if you feel something is not right, it probably is not," advises Rachna.

Ask away!:
It's perfectly okay to ask any questions you have in mind. But remember, timing is the key. For example, it can be outright insulting and offensive if the very first question is 'How much do you earn, both net and gross?'
"Sometimes, information is not offered voluntarily and one hesitates to ask. But, if the answer to a question is important in taking matters further, there is no harm in asking. Maybe the person you ask will feel offended. But, when you are taking such an important decision, you have to take that risk. Isn't it better that they feel bad now, rather than you feeling worse later?" asks Rachna.

General questions that could be asked once you get familiar
:
  • Are you ready for marriage?
  • How would you describe yourself?
  • How do you like to spend your free time?
  • How do you feel about smoking and/or drinking?
  • What are you looking for in a spouse?
  • How much time do you want to decide?
  • What are your preferences, in terms of food (non-vegetarian or vegetarian)?
  • How do you feel about pets?
  • What is your family like?
  • What are your likes and dislikes?
  • How do you act when you get upset?
  • How often will we visit our extended family (if staying apart from them)?
  • Do you believe in sharing housework?
Appropriate questions on the profession front:
  • What are your future career plans?
  • How much time do you spend at work?
  • Are you looking for a working wife, housewife, or is it immaterial to you?
  • What would we do in the situation that I get transferred?
Background research:
Although researching the boy's background might seem painstaking, it is very important. "My friend got married to a very charming boy with a very good job. As he was from a reputed family too, they didn't bother to ask about his habits. It was only after marrying him that she found out he had a drinking problem," says Shalini.

The difficulty of researching goes up a notch when the boy is abroad, especially if you don't have any friends/relatives to help you out there. This was the case with Asha (name changed), who married an NRI in the US only to discover, when she got there, that he had a live-in American girlfriend.
Thus, it would be wise to make discreet inquiries outside with the help of relatives and friends, with respect to his job, family background, age, education, habits, financial condition, medical history, lifestyle, etc.
"You can get an employer verification to find out if he is working there or not. Definitely check the visa status. You may also ask for a proof of employment letter, request a medical test, etc. Try calling discreetly at an odd hour to see who picks up the phone at night. You can hire a detective to do a background check (this is expensive, however). If you have friends and family abroad, ask them to meet him and find out more," says Chetna.

Additionally, communicate regularly through email, phone, chat, etc. to get a better idea about the person.

Previous relationships:
"These days, it is not uncommon at all to have had a previous relationship. If my partner had a previous relationship, I would try and be reasonable and objective about it. It depends on many factors like the type of relationship, duration, feelings, etc. As long as it is a thing of the past and he is now committed to his marriage, I would probably not mind," says Shalini.
"However, finding out about a potential partner's previous sexual history is next to impossible. Asking such personal questions will seem too embarrassing, " says Rachna. "Arranged marriages involve the whole family and private information coming out in the open could have severe repercussions, so some may not openly disclose this aspect," says Dr. Bhaskar Gupta, 29, a pathologist who had an arranged marriage last year.

A medical checkup?
"Both partners getting a blood test is absolutely a must. If the boy's side feels offended, help by telling them that you are convinced about getting it done yourself too," says Chetna. "Actually, it is difficult for the girl or the girl's side to ask this, but I wish every person going through an arranged marriage would have the courage to insist on such tests. Isn't it better to be safe than sorry?" she continues.
"There are cases where, out of hesitation, marriages have taken place without such insistence, based solely on the goodwill of the family. The boys have been discovered to be HIV-positive later," says Dr. Bhaskar.
"A blood test should be made compulsory for couples before marriage. Today, more boys and girls are choosing to go together to a clinic and get the test done before marriage. Some experts advise on making a thalassemia test mandatory before marriage too, for couples in high-incidence states, on the lines of the Goa Government's plan for compulsory pre-matrimony HIV screening," he continues.

Is he the one?
Finally, there should be mutual consent and understanding from both sides; only then can a marriage be sustained. "It is important that you like your prospective partner enough to marry him," says Rachna. Good arranged marriages occur when the parents support and help their children find life partners


Please dont miss Arranged marriages: A Groom's perspective coming soon
Some of the Inspiring Quotes which tell not to give up in life so you can learn something from these Quotes
1) Never expext things to happen..struggle and make them happen. never expect yourself to be given a good value..creat a value of ur own
2) If a drop of water falls in lake there is no identity.But if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shine like a pearl.so choose the best place where you would shine..
3) Falling down is not defeat...defeat is when ur refuse to get up...
4) Ship is always safe at shore... but is is not built for it
5) When ur successful your wellwishers know who you are when you are unsuccessful you know who ur welwishers are
6) It is great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him/her

Never take some one for granted,Hold every person Close to your Heart because you might wake up one day and realise that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones." Remember this always in life.



source: Odhora Yahoo Group

We were fighting terrorism - Afganistan vs. US

Today i saw a post in Odhora Yahoo Group where someone has posted about Afganistani Terrorism. Please read the following Post Content i am pasting to share with you all.

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Did you know that:

a.. USA supported Bin Laden and the Taliban for
years, and viewed them as
freedom fighters against the Russians?

b.. As late as 1998, the US was paying the salary of
every single Taliban
official in Afghanistan ?

c.. There is more oil and gas in the Caspian Sea ,
but you need a pipeline
through Afghanistan to get that out?

d.. UNOCAL, a giant oil conglomerate, wanted to
build a 1000 mile pipeline
from the Caspian Sea through Afghanistan to the
Arabian Sea?

e.. UNOCAL spend $ 10,000,000,000 on geological
&nb sp; studies for the pipeline
construction, and courted the Taliban for their
support in allowing the construction to begin?

f.. All leading Taliban officials were in Texas
negotiating with UNOCAL in 1998?

g. In 1999, Taliban changed its mind and threw
UNOCAL out of the country
and awarded the pipeline project to a company in Argentina?

h.. John Maresca, VP of UNOCAL testified before
Congress and said no
pipeline should be set until the Taliban was gone
and a more friendly government
was established?

i.. After 1999, the Taliban became the most evil
people in the world

j. In 2001, Bush declares war against Afghanistan ,
though not a single
Afghani was involved in the plane hijacking?

k.. Bush blamed Bin Lade n, but did not offer any
proof, saying it was confidential?

l.. Talibans offered to hand over Bin Laden if there
was proof, but Bush
bombed Afghanistan instead?

m.. We now have a new government in Afghanistan ,
which is friendlier?

n.. That the leader of the new government is one
gentleman called Hamid
Karzai, who formerly worked for UNOCAL?

o.. Bush appoints a special envoy (Lakhdar Ibrahimi)
to represent the US
to deal with the new government. This special envoy
was formerly chief
consultant to UNOCAL?

p.. The US government quietly announces in January
2002 that it will
support the Trans-Afghan pipeline construction?

q.. President Musharraf and Hamid Karzai announce
agreement in February
2002 to build proposed gas pipeline from Central
Asia to Pakistan through Afghanistan?


And you thought we were fighting terrorism
here, didn't you? :)
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Now the question to everyone.. Are we really able to know the Real mystery?

Friday, November 03, 2006

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Politcal Violance in Bangladesh

It was just few days just after we passed one (1) whole month of Ramadan. And after the month of Ramadan passed we enjoyed the days of Eid. People whatever his religion was ( Hindu, Mslim, Chirstian, Buddho) enjoyed the holidays with family and relatives and most of them passed times in good. But suddenly just after 3 days in 28th October 2006. A political coallision occured and a messup occured into the whole country (Bangladesh). It was really something unexpected, but expected to the person who were the key person leading the messup and violance.

Did you ever saw people killing or bitting a human beign as like killing a snake? Can you believe that people could be so rude? Are they human? Were their eyes open? Were they blind, so much that they didn't even feel what they were doing? How could a person kill another person so easily without thinking any other option? Are we really human beign living in this Country? Are we the puppet of the corrupted Politics in Bangladesh? What is our future? What will our future generation learn from these scene?





I am really sorry for Bangladeshi people who are still living in this country, the person who wants to get back to home and sattle down in his own motherland with new business and new development plan, feel sorry for the the Bangladeshi patriots, feel sorry for the Freedom fighters fought in 1971 and the person who died for the Independence. Are we really free? Independent to have our own choice? Is this called Freedom? This is the way of using Freedom?





Make Life Worthy

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Birthday to my Relisource Colleagues

I have been working in Relisource for near about 1 year. And an interesting part i would like to share of Relisource that it celebrates the each and every single birthday of it's available Employees. Though it's sometimes little tough to maintain while most of us too busy in our working loads. But Relisource manages it even if it's late and as this time Relisource had arranged a celebration of 7 Employees at a time as it was a due celebration :)


Again Happy Birthday goes for : Tohin Bhai, Arbab Bhai, Mahabub Bhai, Partha, Shadid, Shanjidha, Zahidul Hasan.




Thanks even to Relisource Technologies Ltd. and Mustafizur Rahman for capturing the happy moments using his Cell :)

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Thanks to Humaira and Tareq + HvbeBazaar.com



Thanks goes to Humaira and Tareq (my close friends) for sending a big dinner order for my whole family through HomeViewBangladesh E-Bazaar (http://www.hvbebazaar.com/). And thanks even for Home View Bangladesh to helping people in sending orders from abroad while most of our nearest persons are in abroad and out of touch.

My name - Munaz








































MUNAZ
M is for Magical
U is for Unique
N is for Nutty
A is for Amazing
Z is for Zappy


Saturday, October 21, 2006

Radio Today - FM 89.60 Mhz and Radio Furti - 98.40 Mhz

Today it was holiday and suddenly i thought to listen to "Radio Today" and "Radio Furti" the most demanding radio channels of the young generation in Bangladesh. Now I really like to hear this 2 channels .. even sometimes i get confused whom to listen by sawping whom? Competitive this 2 radio channels in Bangladesh is really really cool.

Please i request to all Bangalies to listen to these 2 competitive new Radio Channels:

Radio Today Dhaka - FM 89.60 Mhz
Radio Furti - FM 98.40 Mhz

I promise you must like it. They are 24hours online. They are broadcasting musics of different ages and different choices. I was very sad to see that RadioTodayDhaka has no valid website yet. Same was for Radio Furti.

A domain : radiotodaydhaka.com booked already by

 A.S.M.  Solaiman ashim@siriusbroadband.com +880.29891843
Sirius Broadband (BD) Ltd
House#134, Road#12, Block#E, Banani
Dhaka,Dhaka,BD 1213

A domain : radiofurti.com booked already by
 MGH russell@global.com.bd +880.8861100
Global Online Services Limited
20 Kemal Ataturk Avenue, SAFURA Tower(12th Floor) Banani C/A
Dhaka,Dhaka,BD 1213

Not sure whether these domains are the official domains of them or not? But i hope this 2 radio channels need to come up with their own official websites. So that anyone can know about them more.

You can know more about RadioTodayDhaka from The DailyStar Article.
Enjoy listening to these radio channels :)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Corrupt millionaire ministers in Bangladesh

Corrupt millionaire ministers in Bangladesh

Added: (Sat Apr 15 2006)

Corruption is the number one problem for Bangladesh. Transparency International in its annual report placed Bangladesh at the top of the list of most corrupt nations in the world. Certainly, it makes the politicians in Bangladesh, especially those in power, extremely uncomfortable and worried. It is apprehended that in the coming report of Transparency International, Bangladesh is going to be placed once again at the top. Although the ruling alliance in the country are making frantic bids in cleansing the image of Bangladesh, it is well understood that, international community are yet to be convinced to the fact that, Begum Khaleda Zia’s government is doing something in eliminating corruption from different section in the country. Only recently, an intelligence agency in the country identified 11 mid ranking officials with National Board of Revenue, who own 15 luxurious villas in countries port city of Chittagong, which costs US$ 2.5 million. It is important to mention here that, monthly salary of these officials are less than US$ 400 per month! Police and Customs (revenue) are the most corrupt departments in Bangladesh. Almost all the officers, on their retirement, emerge as multi-millionaire. They acquire wealth and properties in their own name of in the names of their spouses. It is almost an open secret in the country. Government also knows these facts, but is unable to take any action.

In recent days, names of some of the members of the present cabinet in Bangladesh comes as the worst corrupts. They minted money like wild gambling. Sixty members of parliament rose complaint against a particular minister, while the Prime Minister did not take any action against him. It is also learnt that, many of the family members of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia are becoming fabulously rich, by using state power. The most talked about corrupt figure in Bangladesh is Tareq Rahman, eldest son of the Prime Minister. Tareq became billionaire just in few years, while many of his friends, who were partners in homosexual activities or in the addiction of Phensidyl also became very rich under the direct patronization of the son of PM. Tareq has established Hawa Bhaban, which is although considered as one of the offices of the ruling party. There are solid evidences of this office’s involvement in interfering in almost all the business and contracts in the country. Hawa Bhaban palls are considered as the most influential figures in Bangladesh. One of the Hawa Bhaban palls is Giasuddin Mamun, who is tareq’s closest friend too. Hailing from an extreme poor family in the southern part of Bangladesh, Mamun is today one of the richest men in Bangladesh through various corruption, smuggling and many other forms of illegal activities.
Surprisingly one of the assistant press secretaries of Prime Minister Zia, Touhidul Islam alias Ashik Islam is simultaneously working in the PMO as well in Hawa Bhaban as its spokesman. Moreover, this man is also involved with Tareq’s private television channel, Channel One. There are numerous allegations on Ashik’s involvement in a number of financial irregularities as well of misappropriating state money with various excuses, government did not take any action against this man, as he is considered to be one of the closest aides of Tareq Rahman. In the PMO too, Ashik is known as an womanizer, alcoholic, bribe taker and blackmailer. Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was notified several times about this man’s illegal activities by country’s intelligence agencies. But, she could not take any action against Ashik, as Tareq always stood behind him with fullest support.
Khaleda’a own brother, Sayeed Iskander, who is a sacked major of Bangladesh army, also turned into multi-millionaire by using the influence of his sister. Sayeed runs a company named dandy Dying, which is a mere camouflage of his other activities. Behind the mask of Dandy Dying, Sayeed is involved in minting fabulous amount of cash through kick backs or other means; as well he is virtually active as the unseen defense advisor to the Prime Minister. No posting or promotion in the army is possible without his blessings or recommendations. Sayeed Iskander placed a number of his course-mates and even some of his close relatives in the sensitive and important positions in Bangladesh Army. A man with high political ambition, Sayeed is known to be one of the key conspirators in seizing power from Khaleda by using his grip in the armed forces. His ultimate goal is to become the future Prime Minister of Bangladesh. Khaleda’s late husband President Ziaur Rahman sacked Sayeed Iskander from Bangladesh Army for his alleged involvement in a number of corruption charges. Zia was one of the few honest figures in Bangladesh politics, who did not allow any of the members of his family to make money using state power. Not only that, Ziaur Rahman was the man, who did not interfere when both of his sons were ousted from St. Joseph School, which is considered one of the most prestigious schools in Dhaka. Zia’s sons were to leave this school because they turned to be duffers and extremely inattentive to their education. Tareq and his brother requested their daddy to readmit them in St. Joseph, when angry Ziaur Rahman said, “I am not in power to support inattentive sons of mine”.
The present government will finish its tenure this October. Meantime, names of most corrupt ministers are already coming in circulation, with figures of cash they minted during the five-year term of the BNP government since 2001. The corrupt ministers are:
01. Barrister Nazmul Huda, amount earned – US$ 0.5 billion
02. Mirza Abbas, amount earned – US$ 43 million
03. Begum Khurshid Jahan Haque (sister of PM), amount earned – US$ 40 million
04. Tariqul Islam, amount earned – US$ 38 million
05. Abdul Mannan Buiyan, amount earned – US$ 35 million
06. Salahuddin Ahmed, amount earned – US$ 32 million
07. Barrister Aminul Huq, amount earned – US$ 31 million
08. Chowdhury Kamal Ibne Yusuf, amount earned – US$ 30 million
09. Altaf Hussain Chowdhury, amount earned – US$ 28 million
10. Iqbal Hassan Mahmood Tuku, amount earned – US$ 26 million
11. Dr. Khandekar Musharraf Hussain, amount earned – US$ 25 million
12. Barkatulla Bulu, amount earned – US$ 24 million
13. Abdullah Al Noman, amount earned – US$ 23 million
14. Lt. Col Akber Hussain, amount earned – US$ 22 million
15. Major (Retired) Qamrul Islam, amount earned – US$ 21 million
16. Shajahan Siraj, amount earned – US$ 20 million
17. Advocate Gautam Chakracarty, amount earned – US$ 17 million
18. Amanullah Aman, amount earned – US$ 15 million
19. Ziaul Haque Zia, amount earned – US$ 14 million
20. Jafrul Islam Chowdhury, amount earned – US$ 13 million
21. ANM Ehsanul Haque Milon, amount earned – US$ 11 million
22. Asadul Habib Dulu, amount earned – US$ 10 million
23. Fazlur Rahman Patal, amount earned – US$ 9 million
24. Advocate Ruhul Quddus Talikder Dulu, amount earned – US$ 8 million
25. Lutfur Rahman Khan Azad, amount earned – US$ 6 million

Finance Minister M. Saifur Rahman is although considered to be a clean man, his sons are engaged in minting money by using the influence of their father. His sons are involved in several businesses like multi-level marketing (a company, which just disappeared after taking a few million dollars from the innocent people), customs clearing and forwarding business (this company is handling most of the big businesses in the country, just because, finance minister’s sons are partners in the business), readymade garments (smuggling of narcotics are done under the cover of this business) etc.

Submitted by: Dr. Peter Snowman

Source: http://www.pressbox.co.uk

Making A Difference

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Joy In Living

No Fucking Free


Long time i don't write any thing from my own. Title of this post might sound little vulgar but there is a reality hidden into the story i am going to share today. It went to see one of my friends newly bornd Kid ( orfe Mr. Shukkur Ali ) at Central Hospital at Dhanmondi. This Mr. Shukkur Ali was named temporary basis by his Dad and the reason was the Baby was bornt in Friday. In bangali Friday = Shukkor / Shukkro Baar. So he was doing fun and said that the kid should be named as Mr. Shukkur Ali. Whatever, we had a nice time visiting the newly borned Kid and his happy Mom and Dad. Then we were returning home. We means Me (Tahmid) my friend Kabir and his wife (Happy). My friend will be going to his home at Uttara and i decided to have a lift with them upto Banani as my home is in Rampura and it will be easy for me to go back to Rampura from Banani and even we can have pass few times togather in CNG while returning to back home.

So suddenly faced a Traffic Jam infront of Bijoy Sharanee (near Shangshad Bhaban) and a kid (girl) came with gas baloons and was asking ( to Happy ) - Affa niben? (Would you like to buy one Sister ?) And my friends wife - Happy asked her kiddingly that - Will you give me free? (ki? Free hole dibi?)

The prompt reply from the little girl was just ashtonishing and we were stunned for few milliseconds - how could a little girl like that could answer in this way? and then started laughing and rolling.

Now you might have a question what really that kid replied.
The reply was - "Firi chode na! Huh" ( Huh, No Fucking Free! )

We rarely think of talking like this even in between friends unless we are even so rough and bad. I would say we don't talk like this. But how could we expect from a little kid like that age using that word on us who got no guidance on ethics rather bad surrounding environments? So we just laughed for our sudden shock.

But I learned 1 thing from that kid's repliy that really there is nothing fucking free in this world! Although we do expect of getting everything in Free. There have been fight between the Licencesd Software and Open Source Software from the beginning of this 21st Century. We don know yet Really who are giving us the best service and who will be surviving at last or at last what will be the ultimate result of all fightings between this Non-Free Software and Free Software?

Is it really true? No Fucking Free? Then how they ( e.g.: Microsoft Companies) will be surviving at last? Why don we can thnk of HP and DELL giving Laptop for Free?

There are big games running everywhere in this world using this single word "FREE"! Should we start saying - No Fucking Free? or should we think of No Fuckig Non-Free?

Lets think.. ;)

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006

The Nobel Peace Prize 2006Medal
"for their efforts to create economic and social development from below"
Muhammad Yunus Grameen Bank
Photo: P. Rahman/Scanpix
Muhammad Yunus Grameen Bank
half 1/2 of the prize half 1/2 of the prize
Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh

Founded in 1976
Founder of Grameen Bank
b. 1940

Titles, data and places given above refer to the time of the award.
Photos: Copyright © The Nobel Foundation

Courage To Live

Thursday, October 12, 2006

 
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