Monday, April 23, 2012

Bill Areas of Kalia Upazilla, Narail

I have a fascination about the districts of Jessore, Jhenaidah, Narail and Magura. May be the reason behind this is Jessore my home district and the other districts mentioned here are districts segregated from the greater Jessore. But with immense confidence, I can utter that in a days like such drastic change in our socio-economic condition, If anybody wants to reveal the nature of pure Bangla of Bivutivushan, Saratchandra and Jasimuddin, he must visit Jessore region. Natural environment of this region is deteriorating in a very alarming rate due to a meager flow of water in Padma river. The main rivers in Jessore region Garai, Voyrab, Modhumati, Chitra, Kobodak, Naboganga, etc are the branches of Padma. But these rivers are now in an edge of extinction due to lack of water supply. Extensive number of Baors and bills are also the environmental characteristics of this region. The full fledge emotions and illusions of rainy season are predominant only in this region of Bangladesh. This soil still embellishes our mind with the spur of saturated soil in the rainy season.

In the middle of February 2012, I got a chance to visit the Piruli village of Kalia Upazilla in Narail district. As per direction, firstly, I went to Fultala Bazar of Khulna district. I crossed the Voyrab River by boat and hired a bike to go to Piruli village. After approaching a few kilometers (3-4)km, I found the road connected with a muddy path. Unfortunately/fortunately there had been raining in the last night. So, the path became sloppy and little bit swampy and the driver refused to wheel his bike further in the muddy way. I decided to walk for the rest of 4 km through this way. Within a few steps forward, I felt lucky due to last night rain. Otherwise, It could be a bike journey through this way and the nature of this paradise would remain unrevealed to me. I was walking through a narrow path between Ichamoti and Sidhipasha bill. As far as I could see, It was only green and it was endless. Farmers implanted rice in the bill to take favor of the dry season. There were different kinds of colorful birds around me like Machranga, Jhinai, Babui, Doel, Charoi, Shalik, Ghutal, Ghugu, etc. It was a very cloudy day, not ideal for taking photographs but best for traveling. It was an amazing experience with the village children and birds. This journey truly gave me a realization that, the remotest places like this are still flourishing the fragrance of pure Bangladesh. How far this nature will survive is really a matter of great concern.








Magpie Robin of Bengal(Doel)





Brahminy Myna/Ghutal???????








A part of this post was published in The Daily Star's "Star Campus" Magazine.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Celebration of Pohela Boisakh 1419 & Theme Photography

Pohela Boisakh is not only a festival for the first day of Bangla calendar but also it has a vast and far depth of view in our life. The place where we live in, the language what we speak with, the ancestors who brought us here in this stage of lifestyle are deeply connected to understand the scope of Pohela Boisakh. This is the biggest occasion for the Bangalee people. Since, this land is our home, Bangla is our way of expression, we must celebrate our ancestor’s norms and rituals. We should not let those cultures buried with time. Nobody will protect it unless we. Our thousands of years’ old culture should get remarkable presentation since it made us the proud bearer of such a colourful and diversified cultural history in the world and Pohela Boisakh is such a biggest occasion to celebrate these rich culture. Now a day, Pohela Boisakh is also a day to celebrate the secular and congenial social environment of Bangladesh. Pohela Boisakh is not only entitled with Bangladesh, it is a huge day for the Bangla speaking people all over the world, mostly West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and Odissha of India.

The programmes of Pohela Boisakh in Bangladesh are Borsho Boron at Ramna Batmul in Dhaka, Mongal Sovajatra organized by the Fine arts Institute students of Dhaka University, Borsho Boron Utshab (New year celebration), Boisakhi Mela (Fair), Halkhata (Opening new accounts for new year) at the shops are arranged and celebrated all over the country.

These are the photographs of this year’s celebrations and art works of our ethnic ancestor’s life styles.


Drawing Largest Alpana at Manik Mia Avenue


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Borsho Boron at Ramna Botomul


Mongal Sovajatra Theme: Achievement in Ocean.


Mongal Sovajatra Theme: War Criminals


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