Chikongunia and us

Chikongunia is like a terror to Dhaka living people. This viral fever grabs my attention when I heard many of my relatives and friends are affected by this fever. I researched a little bit on this issue to learn more about it and the main reason behind it to stay myself safe.

It was first time detected in Tanzania in the year of 1953 from alpha virus. The virus spreads through mosquito bite. Few years back Bangladeshi people were introduced another fever that is Dengue which is also spreads through mosquito bite. Both Dengue and Chikongunia virus carries Adese mosquito. Though not only Ades mosquito carries the virus but also one can affected by the bite of any kind of mosquito. Generally Ades mosquito bites day time, however it can bite on the night time. Therefore it’s better to be careful both day or night time especially in the bed time.

As chikungunia is like a viral fever so the symptoms are quite same like high fever, headache, vomiting, rashes, severe pain in joint and it also can vary from man to man as not every person immune system are same. This fever can last several days to several weeks. Most interesting fact is one can have this once in his lifetime. Normal paracetamol type medicine is the only treatment for chikungunia. Other than that lots of fluids intake can be helpful to decrease the pain.

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

A few days ago I saw a recipe of cheesecake on my Facebook wall. I just go through it but didn’t try. After that I noticed that cheesecake recipe was so popular that everyone sharing that recipe. So I had to try that and it came out real good. This can be a good side dish or can be taken in breakfast even as snacks. Try this at home and enjoy cheesecake with your loves ones.

Here’s the perfect recipe for No bake Cheesecake

Ingredients:-

2 packages graham crackers

11 tbsp (1 3/8 sticks) unsalted butter (melted)

2 tbsp sugar

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese (room temperature)

1 14-ounce can (1 1/4 cups) condensed milk

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Method of preparation:-

  1. Put graham crackers in a large reusable plastic bag & crush them with a rolling pin until very fine crumbs form.
  2. Pour crumbs into a medium bowl, stir in sugar. Add butter & stir until well combined.
  3. Press the crumb mixture into a 9-inch deep bowl form pan, spreading it 1 1/2 to 2 inches up the side; press flat. Chill crust in freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, make the filling. Using an electric mixer/ egg beater set at medium-high speed, beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the condensed milk a little at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl, as necessary. Beat in the lemon juice & vanilla.
  5. Pour the filling into the crust; smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Cover with plastic wrap, & refrigerate until firm for about 2.5 to 3 hours.
  6. Untie sides of pan, & remove cheesecake and enjoy!

 

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.