Once upon a time there was a season named winter

I still can recall those sweet memories of my childhood when I used to go to village in the December month. After the final term exam we had no tension and enjoyed the time fully. In the early morning we woke up from the bed and directly went to the kitchen to get warmth from the stove. Our grandma used to make many types of pithas for us. Till 11 or may be more than that we couldn’t see sunlight. Interestingly I used to wear 3 or 4 winter clothes together. We used to see the fog and morning and evening dew. Sometimes we drank the juice of date in the morning as our morning delight. We played badminton, kabaddi and what not. During the time of leaving every single time our grandma used to cry like hell. Even we were not happy to leave the village. Therefore this is the scenario of our childhood in village during the winter season.

At the time when we came back to the city life we felt little bit warm as village is windier. Still there was winter and we could enjoy the winter in the city life also. In those days our mother used to make many pithas in the morning. We had to close the windows all day long so that no wind can come and freeze us. However, this year December month came and already gone but there is no winter at all. I hardly wear winter clothes. Surprisingly I have seen any people using ac or fan in this winter. It is a shameful winter having no cold at all. Many environmentalists says that this is happening due to global warming. If this goes on like this then some of the years later there will be no winter season. We will tell our children like fairytale that once upon a time there was a season named winter.

A general overview on IELTS

International English Language Testing System is the full form of IELTS. This system is the words one of the most English testing system including reading, listening, writing and speaking skill all together. There are 9 bands starting from 0. However, 0 is considered as who did not attempt for the test. And from 1 to 4 band those who actually did not use that much words or in in other words who are actually limited user. Above 5 is considered that English is understandable to the person trough speaking, writing, reading and also listening. The examination takes 2 hours and 45 minutes altogether to accomplish including reading, writing, listening and speaking.

There are two types of IELTS modules are available – 1. General training module 2. Academic module. At first applicant must fix his or her goal that in which way he or she wants to go to abroad. If anyone wants to go to foreign for academic purpose then he or she needs to sit for the academic module. However, who is applying for immigration purpose or any other purpose except academic then he or she needs to sit for general training module. Basically both of the tests are quiet similar only the writing and reading part is little bit different than speaking and listening part. Once an applicant sit for the IELTS the validity of the test stays for two years. After two years applicant must sit for test again to apply.

All in all there is no pass or fail in this test. Certain ranking will categorize the applicant how well they are in English language. There will be two days of exam or may be in one day. Speaking test sometimes takes before 7 days of the other tests or 7 days after the other tests are done. Usually the results get publish within two weeks of the date of the exam date. Applicant can sit for the test whenever they want and there is no limit so, applicant can sit for the test how many times he or she wishes for it. From 2017 January the registration fees for both general training module and academic module is 15800 bdt.

Imran – Nadia ties knot

Imran H Sarkar and the daughter of education minister of our country Nadia Nondita Islam ties knot the last day of 2016. Many congratulation to the newly married couple. The weeding took place on Education minister’s house in a simple way.

I read a lot of lame comments on the online page about their marriage. My point is they both are enough old to choose their own life partner by their own. Moreover, this marriage has been taken place with the complete consent of both of the bride and bride grooms parents so, why others are getting irritation by their marriage. In other way, people can give their effective comments in any issues rather lame comments.

Bookstalls in Mirpur 10 circle

In dictionary meaning book describes a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. The truth is book is something more than that. To me it’s kind of drug to this you can be addicted or you will get relief from any type of pain. Therefore book is a medicine for any mental or emotional sufferers. In Dhaka city there is a big book market in Nilkhet, opposite to new market. All kinds of books are available there including children story books, children academic books, school, college, university, job related books, novels, digest, newspapers or even Islamic books and what not. Similarly Nilkhet book market there is another book market growing big day by day which is in Mirpur 10 circle. Exactly from when this has been growing that I am not sure.

The other day I was just passing by those shops and I wanted to know that what type of books are there. Trust me I have found a huge collection over there and also at a very cheap rate. I wonder how they manage to keep all those collections as they don’t have any storage room. In every season they are proudly doing their business. Lower class or middle class people are the main customers of those bookstalls as most of the upper class people don’t feel like to buy old or second hand books. I also like the brand new books and the smell of a new book however, I don’t mind buying second hand books at all. Books are books…. only if I can keep reading from the books that’s okay. Unfortunately new generation kids don’t like to read much. I have seen a lot of kids hate their books. It’s a pressure to read for them. I don’t want to blame them rather I want to blame the parents of those kids and the education system as they lose the interest from books.

Dhaka International Trade Fair, 2017

2016 is about to end. As soon as the new year starts Dhaka starts with its international trade fair at Sher-e-Banglanogor just west side of Bangobondhu International Conference Centre. This is relatively the center of Dhaka city therefore people from all over the Dhaka city comes here with great interest. The trade fair duration is from 1st January to 31st January. Throughout the month people at different ages in different time visits the fair. This time it will the 22nd time the trade fair will be organized.

Like previous years, this time there will be various stalls from various countries. Not all the foreign stalls are getting attracted by the visitors rather few of them are in their list like Indian stalls, Pakistani stalls, Turkey stalls, Thai stalls and so on. From my last time experience Bangladeshi stalls are highly prioritized and from them furniture stalls, home maker item stalls, cosmetics stalls, ornaments stalls and many more.

Above stalls have highly visited every year so far, still there are some stalls have been extremely criticized over years and those are food stalls. There are so many food stalls as most of the visitors go there with their family moreover it’s a place where you need to walk much so you can be thirsty or even hungry. Keep that in your mind that don’t even dare to go to any food stalls because may be for that reason you need to spend a lot of money besides the quality of that food will be unsatisfactory. Don’t get dishearten as there are lots of stalls where you can buy drinks, snacks, foods except the food stalls. One more thing I hate about trade fair that is the traffic in the roads gets increased because of the trade fair so I am in favor to move it to some other place where the main place of the Dhaka city will remain calm and quiet.

Khud in Bogra

Each and every country has some special foods. Likewise every region has some special foods of their own. I was born in Dhaka and never been to village that much until I get married. After my marriage I went to Bogra and there I have been introduced with a new food. That is actually made by rice but the rice was broken and that was called Khud. The processing time of the crop rice into rice some of the rice gets broken and those have been sorted out very carefully as those are used for Khud. So this is the procedure of getting Khud.

The very first morning of my in laws house I ate this yummy and real spicy food. Especially the people of Bogra eat this in the winter season after getting the new crops. Usually they enjoy it in the morning time as breakfast still you can enjoy it in any time as a full meal.

The process of making this is very simple and super easy. The same way Bengali people cook rice the exact way Khud is at first cooked with water. After the Khud gets ready it gets mixed with red pepper, onion, small amount of garlic, mustered oil and finally salt. After mixing it properly some people eat that with beef or egg or even with eggplant fry.

In many parts of Banglaesh Khud is very famous. However the preparing of the khud can be in any style. From my first experience having it was really good. But one thing I must admit that this is super spicy. Whenever you travel to Bogra don’t forget to taste that and be cautious as it is spicy.