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Process

Fearing the Unknown but I’m Curious

We spend most of our time figuring out – what’s coming next. In most cases we predict the wrong or often we forget what we’ve predicted. The people whom we recognise as successful are mostly doers, who hardly get any time to think about the future.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about Elon Musk or Bill Gates. They are successful and they talk about future a lot. But they are too heavy to take them as role models. I’m talking about people around me who invented some hacks to have a relatively better life. Most of them are just brave people.

It’s really not so important to be a master on how accurately someone can predict the future. We live in present and we hardly have any control over it. Fearing the future is good as it indicates about taking some risks or getting out of the comfort zone. Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.

To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.

St. Catherine of Siena

Sometimes we make mistakes in distinguishing the differences between bravery and stupidity. It’s okay, some stupidities actually made this world a better place.

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Universe

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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Work

My Last and 3,348th Day at G&R

Based on the official record, I’ve spent exactly 9 years and 2 months at G&R. There were 2 leap years within this time. So it’s my 3,348th day at G&R and it’s going to be the last day here.

If I include the inception period of G&R as well, few more hundreds days would be added. Compare to my current age, it’s around 30% of my lifetime!

9 years ago when I started at G&R, we were just a team of 3 people. Today when I’m leaving, we’re a part of such a big family that it’s hard to get the exact count of the members.

Working at G&R was one of the best things of my life. Though it was challenging most of the time but it was exciting too. In the meantime I grew in many ways – from 27 to 36, bachelor to a husband, no one to a father of 3 kids. Moreover now I’m not just a confused university student like I was in the beginning.

At G&R I’ve learnt the best lessons – it’s not only about work but also about many other things all of which I will take with me throughout my life.

I got the chance to work with so many people who are not only super talented but also great human beings. There were total 55 colleagues who worked with me in this 9 years of time. I’ve signed several hundreds of cheque in the name of our publishers which I always considered as the most rewarding part of my career.

As many of you already know that in the next chapter, G&R will be operated as a fintech utilizing the NOC it has received last year to develop an ewallet. Hopefully it’s going to be the next big thing.

For me, the next chapter is to focus on something which I really love. Stay in touch.

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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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Work

A Story to be Told

Necessity is the mother of invention, literature is the grandchild of crisis!

Last five months, most of the space of my brain was captivated by one single idea – hot to tell a story about an ongoing history.

After multiple attempts finally it’s published now! I choose Medium as the publishing platform because it’s easier to write long stories there.

I was not always very happy in working at G&R. I actually attempted to quit several times and plan my career in a whole different way. But somehow I wasn’t able to do that. Love often causes pain and for some strange reason, we always accept it, and often enjoy it.

From The Untold Story of a Bangladeshi Startup

Some stories to be told loudly as most people don’t want to hear – we all are busy with telling our stories.

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Work

G&R 3.0, the New Era Began

Things are changing too fast and the same thing happening here at G&R. In last 1 year, we’ve experienced lots of growth in too many ways.

In this circumstance G&R is proudly presents the latest version of the Ad Network, G&R 3.0!

G&R has changed the way local digital content in Bangladesh is monetized by operating and optimizing Bangladesh’s largest online advertising marketplace. This market connects local website owners with advertisers and serves 15,000,000+ ads per day across 1,500+ websites.

This new version of ad network will allow our advertisers to start any campaign within a few minutes. The realtime dashboard will let them review the performance and various optimisation tools will help them to get the maximum ROI.

Similarly a publisher can monetize by placing G&R ads in their website or app in a simple and guided process. They also get various optimization tools to control and accelerate the revenue.

Our agency partners are getting a brand new dashboard with advanced controls to manage their clients, campaigns, ads and revenue.

Growing isn’t always exciting. We often miss our old days, our childhood. At G&R, though we’re missing our ‘no regulation’ days, but we always keep our attention in improving the product experiences with latest and updated technology.

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Work

RongDhong, Your Lifestyle is Here!

It has a long story!

RongDhong was an idea which I heard first time in middle of a night – that was a pleasant story. Later a long time passed which brought a bad story. After blending lot of good and bad stories, RongDhong became public at the middle of 2011.

RongDhong brings stories of life, the writers of RongDhong are you! It doesn’t need any expert opinion or any very thoughtful message. If any of your stories which you think will help other people, can be published here.

Let us know what you think about it.

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love Process Universe Work

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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Universe

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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dreaming love madness Process weekend

Miracle Happens

It’s really important to have some stories in life of being blessed – it’s really needed to make someone feel lucky. I should be thankful – my life is full of such stories.

sometime i really feel that i am here all because of my fortune – actually i don’t deserve all these things… that also frustrating! when i try to foresight my future, i can’t breathe… it seems more complicated… more heart breaking. i don’t know why but i just can’t find any good up there. now days i feel pain all around my brain. i know some other of my friends with the same problem and i think it’s a common rising problem of people of my age. few days ago at a certain moment i was dying for a place to let my sight vanished… a place to stand for few moments motionless. but i’ve felt very sorry to found that there is actually not such a single place in this city. i don’t know why i am still living… it shouldn’t be a life where there is no good ahead. i never wanted to see me so hopeless…

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Process

Born in Rain

I came to know from my mother that the day I was born was the 8th long consecutive day the sun wasn’t seen. It was raining and raining – all through the days and nights. May be that’s why I like rain a lot.

Last year on this day it was raining the same way and that was one of the most memorable rainy story of my life. I wanted it same way this year too.

Though it was raining in the last evening but now there is no sign. When it was raining I was on the street and there was a thought in my mind – what is the first thing I can remember from my childhood?

How many days I’ve already spent from my lifetime? I guess the bigger half is gone. Oh, there are lot to be done yet! What should I feel now. It’s better not to be worried and keep counting the rest part of my life.

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love madness Process sleepless nights Universe

love around me :: when things go wrong

I am feeling jealous with those who think themselves happy in love matter. To me love is something so simple like every day’s life; you’d like to live for it. It becomes the most complicated when happens in wrong way. Before expressing, it’s not a big deal… it probably could create some deep sighs. But it could be the worst thing if it’s understood after expressing it to a wrong person. So people should think at least twice, thrice… as many times possible. It’s something you can’t withdraw. The saddest part of life is to let a wrong person know that you love her/him.

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Process

Love Around Me :: Love is a Matter of Practice!

It seems Anger, grief, jealousy, regret… these are different dimension of love. These are part of a chain reaction which happens with love. Nothing happens if there is no action like love.

I am thinking lot about this matter for last few days. Do love is a matter of practice? I am not sure but it seems like that. Nobody is more important in my life except me. Naturally we are so forgetful… as it’s a key point of our survival. Everyday we are adding new things to our memory which creating distances with the past.

Yesterday is like history – so today’s love could be a history by day after tomorrow if there is no update tomorrow.

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Universe

Young Philosopher

Yesterday I was talking with my nephew who is just 8 years and old lives abroad. I asked him a random question what is life?

Life is when you feel happy you smile and when you feel sorrow you cry.

The wise donkey

It’s not a usual question for such young age and he even didn’t understand the question. Then I tried to explain him the question and he told me that he doesn’t know the answer. I told him life is when you feel happy you smile and when you feel sorrow you cry. He just shook his head.

Then I asked him the questions separately. He started counting his finger and answered me without any hesitation.

When do you feel happy?

  • when I do something good
  • when I come to my home and talk
  • when someone plays with me
  • when I am near to a sea

When do you feel sorrow?

  • if someone beat me
  • if someone kick me
  • if someone tell me a bad thing
  • find myself in a bad place
  • find myself in a war

I don’t know when children start building their own universe. Often I found their thought process much better than the adult.