April 2008


Lauachhara used to be a pitch dark dense animal filled forest even fifty years ago. That’s why, when a real dense forest was needed for filming the Indian jungle portion of the famous Jules Verne master piece, ” Around the world in eighty days”, Lauachhara forest was selected. Michael Anderson, the director of this 5 Oscar/Golden Globe winning classic milestone movie, brough his several hundred stong team to Lauachhara forest in Sri Mangal of the then East pakistan.

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Some leaders belonging to last BNP government have betrayed their party, leader, collegue and activists and are conspirating to hijack a political party on behalf of the governing clique. A chapter of the conspiracy was stages yesterday when the election commission held a meeting with these few turncoat conspirators after inviting him as legitimate BNP. These turncoats as well as the conspirator Election commissioners, are, like any other criminal, very afraid. They cordoned themselves off by huge presence of police yesterday. They were afraid of BNP grassroot beating.

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There are not too many people in this world who could share the magnitude of the personal tragedy ex Prime minister Sheikh Hasina endured. Both her parents, all her three brothers, sister in laws, dozens of uncles-aunths; all have been hunted and killed execution style in one single night. Eldest daughter of a household traditionaly is the most caring for the rest of the family. So was Sehikh Hasina. Life for Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh rahana jolted on 15 th August 1975. Since then, life has never been the same again.

 

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Which way our beloved Bangladesh is heading? Lets discuss the possible futures of Bangladesh.

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1. Senior Lawyer Barrister Shafiq Ahmed, on behalf of the lawyers representing former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina complained that they had been harassed by military intelligence agency people. He made this allegation when journalists asked for his comment on Sheikh Hasina trail that day. He also alleged that the agency men are trying to scare them off representing Sheikh Hasina.
This medieval tactic is being applied by a government which has grabbed and are clinging illegally to power apparently to ‘re-establish’ rule of law and a fair judiciary in Bangladesh. And those people, whose actions have been instrumental in establishing this illegal rule of law, who used to be vocal against every single slightest diversion of righteousness are dead silent these days. Neither Kamal Hossain, Amirul islam, Rokonuddin Mahmood, nor media-civil aka retired society stars of last ten years made a single noise about this issue.

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দেশ ছেড়েছি এক যুগ হোল, তাই গত বারটি পহেলা বৈশাখ কেটেছে দেশের বাইরেই। এই বার বছরে দেশের অনেক বড় বড় পরিবর্তন হয়েছে, এর মধ্যে আন্যতম হচ্ছে পহেলা বৈশাখ উদযাপন।

যখন দেশ ছেড়েছিলাম, পহেলা বৈশাখ তখন ছিল কলেজ বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় ক্যাম্পাস কেন্দ্রিক বড় নগরগুলোর কিছু সাংস্কৃতিক বৈদগ্ধ নাগরিকের বার্ষিক বিনোদোন। ঢাকার রমনার বটমূল অথবা চট্টগ্রামের ডিসি হিলে ভোর থেকে রবীন্দ্র সংগীত পরিবেশন হোত আর সহস্র অনধিক মানুষ তা উপোভোগ করতেন। নাগরিক এই রিচুয়াল টার শুরু হয়েছিল পাকিস্তান আমলের শেষের দিকে, ৬৭ ইংরেজী সনে। আইয়ুব সরকার কর্তৃক রবীন্দ্র সংগীত নিষিদ্ধ করার প্রতিবাদে ছায়ানট বাংলা নববর্ষকে রবীন্দ্র সংগীত দিয়ে বরন করে নেয়ার সিদ্ধান্ত নেয়।

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…because the will to win this battle is not there. I am anticipating a total and unconditional government surrender on this issue.

 

 

Footnote:

1. It is only BNP-AL battle, corruption of politicians that is worth fighting and denouncing.

2. Violent bigots are good for the heath of the nation.

2. Responsing to our dear general Moeen’s advice to the nation, these protesters should have used Aloo instead of brickbats. That could have made a good use of our aloo. BTW, why our talkative 7 course aloo eating general is so silent about this issue?

 

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