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In a Pandemic World

This is a whole different world. Whoever is going through this, never got a chance to imagine it. We’re already in a new world and all these happened just in 100 days!

The streets of Dhaka are now empty, air quality has improved significantly. Nature is shining with her brightness but humanity is dying for their own mistake. Many predictions are here but nobody knows what’s going to happen next.

Over 1.5 million people are already affected by COVID-19 and around 95 thousand people have already died. This is a horrific situation which I’ll never forget in my lifetime.

We’re just staying at home since 17 March 2020. It’s much more complicated than I’ve estimated. Balancing work and life is really crucial for happiness but seems like we’re not going to have it for a while.

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Right Turn, Left Turn

It was a bright sunny day when I started at Deligram. The entry was simply gorgeous – something like the best onboarding of my life. For some reason few of my friends and colleagues thought it could be a newsable incident. Luckily it didn’t go that far.

I left Deligram just in 5 months – exactly after 153 days of joining. Though I didn’t make any public announcement but all the people who came to know about it asked me the same question – why so early?

I’m not that person who’ll avoid the question but at the same time I don’t know which is the correct answer. Moreover I have a constant feeling of regret for not being able to do anything very impactful. So I often review my old task list and ask what did I miss?

It’s not an answer but recently I have a realization that if you have a feeling of doing something very right, most likely you’re walking in a wrong way.

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Let the Rain: Wash Away the Pain

And He it is Who sends the winds as glad tidings before His mercy, and We send down pure water from the sky, That We may thereby give life to a dead land, and give it for drink to Our creation — cattle and men in great numbers.

Al-Qur’an, Al-Furqan 48 – 49

Rain is like a bless for us – it brings life to everything, cleans the air, makes the river flowing. Often rain causes flood which makes the land fertile.

Rain is the result of an obvious cycle of nature. The existence of life will be impossible if somehow this cycle is collapsed.

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Universe

New Mayorship in Dhaka

Dhaka has witnessed a mayor election last month when Mr Annisul Haque was elected to lead the northern side of the city development for next 4 years. As usual the election was controversial but Mr Haque is being considered as the right person for his vibrant and charismatic approach.

Though it’s just 2 weeks but we’re already witnessing that there’s a new mayor in the city who is trying so hard to bring some differences.

We’re living in a city with too many problems. Every time we see a new leader in power, we start assuming that we’re going to have the same fate. So even though we’re witnessing some developments going on, most people are considering it as an eyewash.

Mr Mayor, please prove us wrong!

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Growth of Internet Users in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, around 15 million people actively use Internet. It’s 6.5% of our population and we’re in the position of 157th in the world in terms of population vs users ratio. But our penetration is 28.5% which is really high compare to many other countries.

Hopefully by end of 2015, the number of active internet users will be around 30 million which is a very ambitious prediction though.

Our users have a very different approach to internet than what we see in developed country – we consume contents rather than spend online. So it seems e-commerce isn’t going to be any big hit here in near future.

The majority portion of internet users are on-boarded by Facebook. An interesting insight is – many of them have a guilty feeling for wasting their money for no good cause.

Local startups who’re taking internet as their business platform, are yet to set long-term objectives. It’s really hard to imagine what’s going on here as technology and people’s mind – both are changing too fast.

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When Social Media is Managed by Unsocial People

Facebook is doing a really great business in Bangladesh though we don’t have a proper, easy or legal way to make international payments. I think the amount is bigger than many other countries who might have a better way to make payments! From my personal research I got an impression that now days Facebook is getting more orders than their capacity!

Well, is this a good sign? I am sure very few of you will come up with a straightforward answer. But I have a clear stand on this regard – I am considering it as growth of stupidity.

I used to login to Facebook to see these stupidities and I am kind of paid for that. My friends (except business owners, spammers), once who were the reason of using Facebook now hardly post anything there.

Being social doesn’t mean Facebook and engagement doesn’t mean increasing the number of Likes. If you really think that way – pity on you, you actually never have a balance social life or you have very boring friends.

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201loves202.com

so, here i am!

last month i’ve started another website www.201loves202.com. there is a long story behind the name. 201 was my class role and 202 was her. this website is totally focused on our works. so we are adding all our academic and professional works there. as well as we are running there a microblog to let you know about our new ideas.

please give us a visit!

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Waiting Makes You Philosopher, or Anything You Want to Be

The Terminal is my most favorite movie for all the time. Life is waiting. We wait, we have to wait. Sometime waiting makes us feeling good, often its painful. But still we have to wait.

I’ve been waiting my whole life, I just don’t know what the hell for.

Amelia, The Terminal

I can hear a music very unfamiliar… I never heard this tune. Someone is playing a guitar in a very wonderful way. I usually listen to music when I wait. But this time waiting isn’t wasting of time. That day when I was waiting under the open sky, a rain drop touched me. I’d love to wait my whole life for being touched by such a drop of rain.

Waiting makes you a human being, a philosopher or anything you want to be.

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It’s the New Life Around Me

I didn’t get a chance to write here in last couple of weeks though those were some of the most memorable times of my life. A new life began on last 4 March with new things, new responsibilities and new experiences.

Life is beautiful if you consider it in a beautiful way.

The Wise Donkey

The most important part is I am really enjoying my time. I hope this site is going to be more rich as a new writer is going to be added.

Well, life is beautiful if you consider it in a beautiful way. I am posting my beautiful stories in different places. I’ve created pages at blogspot, tumblr and today at odopod. You can have a look and I hope you’ll like it.

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Celebration of the New Beginning

Well, this is going to be a new beginning, an unknown stage of life which about I was always curious. I am never afraid of responsibilities, but this is something very new of kind and I am unable to measure the load. I believe it’d be fine – life is beautiful.

And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.

Al Quran, 30:21

Certainly it’s not going to be any big celebration but I am trying to make it a meaningful one. Please don’t feel bad if you’re not invited.

Wish me good luck!