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

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

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Musics of Shumona Huq

One of my friend from USA asked to find few mp3's of Shumona Huq. Though i had no idea about this singer and i heared this name for the 1st time :P .. But kharap na.. gaan gula.. :) Modern Bangla Song.. Sharing the files i got from Online. Thanks for music.com.bd :)

source: http://music.music.com.bd/

Keep Moving In Life

Friday, October 06, 2006

It Takes You

An Unwelcome Place for New Stars

An Unwelcome Place for New Stars

Artist's rendering of a supermassive black hole

This artist's concept depicts a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy. NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer found evidence that black holes -- once they grow to a critical size -- stifle the formation of new stars in elliptical galaxies. Black holes are thought to do this by heating up and blasting away the gas that fuels star formation.

The blue color here represents radiation pouring out from material very close to the black hole. The grayish structure surrounding the black hole, called a torus, is made up of gas and dust. Beyond the torus, only the old red-colored stars that make up the galaxy can be seen. There are no new stars in the galaxy.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

source: NASA

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam's speech in Hyderabad

Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam's speech in Hyderabad

"I have three visions for India. In 3000 years of our history, people from all over the world have come and invaded us, captured our lands, conquered our minds. From Alexander onwards, The Greeks, the Turks, the Moguls, the Portuguese, the British, the French, the Dutch, all of them came and looted us, took over what was ours. Yet we have not done this to any other nation. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and Tried to enforce our way of life on them. Why? Because we respect the freedom of others.

That is why my first vision is that of FREEDOM. I believe that India got its first vision of this in 1857, when we started the war of Independence. It is this freedom that we must protect and nurture and build on. If we are not free, no one will respect us.

My second vision for India's DEVELOPMENT, For fifty years we have been A developing nation. It is time we see ourselves as a developed nation. We are among top 5 nations of the world in terms of GDP. We have 10 percent growth rate in most areas. Our poverty levels are falling. Our achievements are being globally recognized today. Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation, self-reliant and self-assured. Isn't this incorrect?

I have a THIRD vision. India must stand up to the world. Because I believe that, unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. Only strength respects strength. We must be strong not only as a military power but also as an economic power. Both must go hand-in-hand. My good fortune was to have worked with three great minds. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai of the Dept. of space, Professor Satish Dhawan, who succeeded him and Dr.Brahm Prakash, father of nuclear material. I was lucky to have worked with all three of them closely and consider this the great opportunity of my life.I see four milestones in my career:

Twenty years I spent in ISRO. I was given the opportunity to be the project director for India's first satellite launch vehicle, SLV3. The one that launched Rohini. These years played a very important role in my life of Scientist. After my ISRO years, I joined DRDO and got a chance to be the part of India's guided missile program. It was my second bliss when Agni met its mission requirements in 1994.

The Dept. of Atomic Energy and DRDO had this tremendous partnership in the recent nuclear tests, on May 11 and 13. This was the third bliss. The joy of participating with my team in these nuclear tests and proving to the world that India can make it, that we are no longer a developing nation but one of them. It made me feel very proud as an Indian. The fact that we have now developed for Agni a re-entry structure, for which we have developed this new material. A Very light material called carbon-carbon.

One day an orthopedic surgeon from Nizam Institute of Medical Sciences visited my laboratory. He lifted the material and found it so light that he took me to his hospital and showed me his patients. There were these little girls and boys with heavy metallic calipers weighing over three Kg. each, dragging their feet around.

He said to me: Please remove the pain of my patients. In three weeks, we made these Floor reaction Orthosis 300-gram calipers and took them to the orthopedic center. The children didn't believe their eyes. From dragging around a three kg. load on their legs, they could now move around! Their parents had tears in their eyes. That was my fourth bliss!

Why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?

We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan, he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self driving unit.
There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters.

I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert land into an orchid and a granary.

It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the newspaper, buried among other news. In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime. Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign TVs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance? I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is. She replied: I want to live in a developed India. For her, you and I will have to build this developed India. You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance. Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.

YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don't work, the railways are a joke, the airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say.

What do YOU do about it? Take a person on his way to Singapore. Give him a name - YOURS.

Give him a face - YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best.

In Singapore you don't throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground Links as they are. You pay $5(approx. Rs.60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity. In Singapore you don't say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn't dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah. YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange in London at 10 pounds (Rs.650) a month to, "see to it that my STD and ISD calls are billed to someone else."

YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph (88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop, "Jaanta hai sala main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so's son. Take your two bucks and get lost." YOU wouldn't chuck an empty coconut shell anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New Zealand. Why don't YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo? Why don't YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?

Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar, had a point to make. "Rich people's dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place," he said." And then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with broom every time their dog feels the pressure in his bowels? In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job. Same in Japan. Will the Indian citizen do that here?" He's right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.

We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? 'It's the whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons' rights to a dowry.'

So who's going to change the system? What does a system consist of? Very conveniently for us it consists of our neighbors, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr. Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away. Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government.

Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians,

The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one's conscience too....

I am echoing J. F. Kennedy's words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians.....


Lets do what India needs from us.

Thank you
Abdul Kalaam

[Dr. APJ Abdul Kalaam is the President of India]

source: http://www.icbs.com/iit/abdul-kalam-speech.htm

Lessons Of Wisdom

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

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