শুক্রবার, ২৪ জুন, ২০১৬

This makes me happy.

Have you ever been sad? No I am not kidding, I genuinely want to know if you have been sad. The kind of sad which dragged you in a dark dark room where nothing came inside and ate you up. The kind of sadness that makes you feel less of a person that you really are, the kind which makes you question your sanity and your existence. Have you felt that?
Who am I kidding, I know you have felt it. I have felt it too, as long as I can remember. If you are anything like me you might be wondering where is it going? When will it end? And after struggling through this feeling one day you will give up to this feeling and just let it be there. It will create a wound that no one will get and you will be used to see and feel that wound all day, everyday.
Have you seen Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban? Can you remember the part where Professor Lupin told Harry? To create the most powerful spell of ‘Patronus Charm’ you have to have a memory, a strong beautiful memory which makes you feel happy. That will help you to your defense against the Azkaban guards.
Can you see what the author did here? I can’t but I assume she meant we can defend our darkest sadness by the most powerful happy memory.
The day I met the man who now is my love is the strongest happiest memory of mine. Whenever I feel sad, or feel the worst, I close my eyes and think of the day when we casually met and he smiled at me. We weren’t even closed back then.

What is your happiest memory to fight against Azkaban Guards?

সোমবার, ২৫ জানুয়ারী, ২০১৬

What I do to my hair!!!

I have been loving this combination for last 3 months or so. This is the mixture of henna powder, honey and lemon. occasionally I add a little sour yogurt too. This paste have been helping me a lot since I really like silky smooth hair. It is not helping me to grow my hair longer, not so much but that's okay. I mainly using it to make my hair smoother, more like a conditioner. In most of the cases, I do use tea liquor with lemon juice to get more shine to the hair.

I always get complement on my hair and since I have created this page to let you all know about the things I am doing with my life, I thought you should know it too.

If you are a job holder like I was and you do have energy to do something after you come home, you can use it every 3rd day (I use it every other day). And if you feel 'meh' about it, use it on weekends. Just pack this on hair and let it dry for 1.5 hours and rinse it with normal temperature water and don't use any shampoo.

One more thing that is always on my hair care routine, a mixture of different oils. I use oil by 'Rapunzel's secrete' and mix it with sesame oil, almond oil and castor oil. this really helps me to grow my hair longer and let it be darker. if you are more into colored hair, you can avoid sesame oil. The ratio is simple. I take same amount of every oils (mainly depends on the length and thickness of your hair. Feel free to add or reduce the amount accordingly).

I hope this would help you a lot!! Do share your hair care routine and let me know if you have any suggestion.

মঙ্গলবার, ২৮ জুলাই, ২০১৫

Look Beauty Pro Palette

Bought this makeup palette today and thought to share my experience with you all. I will divide the whole blog into two separate parts. First of all, the product and the second part will be about the seller.

This is the look beauty pro palette. This product caught my eye as it is in fact 3 smaller palettes that can be used in a smaller on-the-go palette so I can take it with me when I head out for the day. So here as you can see there are the 3 different color palettes, they are called (from left to right) Metallic Nudes, Glitzy and 60's Trend and on the right is the removable travel palette. Both the large palette and the travel palette have handy mirrors inside and the travel palette also comes with mini make up applicators. This product is so pigmented but unfortunately not all the shades. I can see myself using some particular shades rather than all the shades. The packaging is amazing. I surely can see myself using it almost every day!

I bought it from the page “The Makeup Store”  and it cost me only TK 950. I don’t know if it was on sale or not but I found it really cost effective. Their service is really good. I would say 8 out of 10. They called me before dispatching the product; the delivery person was so much on point. The only downside was that I asked them to maintain the time which they couldn’t. Sadly L

I would definitely say I can see myself using this product. Do share me your experience with the product if you have used it.

You can share your experience on my facebook page too!! 
Would love to hear from you.

মঙ্গলবার, ১৬ ডিসেম্বর, ২০১৪

Happy Ever After

It is not everyday when you will find yourself surrounded by a strong love and friendship that will take you to a place where you can see the bigger picture of life, not the pieces of your broken dreams. Most of us think the term 'Happy Ever After' means to have the ending of bad experiences. It is not. In life, you will have to go through pains, heart breaks, confusions, tears and you will find yourself deserted from what you thought is your 'True Happiness'. It doesn't matter how much you try to keep something that does nothing but pierce your heart and when you are internally bleeding you might even think, 'this is something I can not live without or this is someone I can't live without'. Then one day you will wake up to the truth that life is so much bigger than what you hoped for or what you thought it would be. Mighty 'Life' will push you to the edge till you decide to fight back. Someday, if you are really lucky enough and if you did something that pleased your creator, he might send you a friend who will fight with you. That is the day when you will have your 'Happy Ever After'.

সোমবার, ১৭ ফেব্রুয়ারী, ২০১৪

Days to celebrate

We all know about international days celebrated by people worldwide. Some of these are celebrated in Bangladesh too. “New year’s day”, “International Mother language day”, “Valentine’s day”.  But how many of us do actually know that there are some unusual but important days exist in the whole year besides these. Last month we had celebrated “Mother’s day” and “May day” but do we know that only in the month “May” there are 16 different days celebrated world wide? Not only some serious days are celebrated but there are some funny (may be hilarious holidays) do exist. This month’s cover is dedicated to these special days, which are somehow unknown to us.

January 31st- Street Childrens Day
2009 marked the 75th anniversary of the canonization of John Bosco, the Father and Teacher of Youth. To mark the anniversary, Jugend Eine Welt launched “Street Children‘s Day“ the same year. The "Street Children's Day" is commemorated every year on the January 31st and should highlight the situation of these children and young people and raise funds for projects run by the Salesians of Don Bosco and the Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco in favor of street children worldwide. A “Street Children‘s Day“ information package is sent to parishes, interested teachers and youth groups in the beginning of January. The package included material for a service for children, general background information on the subject of street children and suggestions for campaigns. This material is also available online (in German). Since the first Street Children's Day in 2009 it has gained more and more attention in Austrian media, especially in 2011 when the auxiliary bishop of Vienna Franz Scharl cleaned shoes on the streets to commemorate the day.

February 6- International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation:
It is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year in an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutilation (also called female genital mutilation or FGM) and to promote its eradication. First, on February 6, 2003, Stella Obasanjo, the First Lady of Nigeria and spokesperson for the Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation, made the official declaration on "Zero Tolerance to FGM" in Africa during a conference organized by the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC). Then the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights adopted this day as an international awareness day.

February 12-Darwin Day
We all know what Darwin’s theory is. According to him we, humans, are the result of the evolution of, what we say now, Monkey. So basically, when we go to the zoo, we actually see our past. Although religions don’t accept his theory, but it seems like he made quite an impression of his work that his birthday is celebrated as “Darwin’s day”. A day celebrated in honor of him and his works. It was started as a “Day” after his death in April 19, 1882. In 1909, more than 400 scientists and dignitaries from 167 countries met in Cambridge to honor Darwin's contributions and to discuss vigorously the recent discoveries and related theories contesting for acceptance. This was a widely reported event of public interest. Also in 1909, on February 12, the 100th birth anniversary of Darwin and the 50th anniversary of the publication of On The Origin of Species were celebrated by the New York Academy of Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. A bronze bust of Darwin was unveiled. On June 2, 1909 the Royal Society of New Zealand held a "Darwin Celebration". "There was a very large attendance."

February 13th- Hug Day –
Can you all remember about an Indian film “Munna Bhai M.B.B.S”, where the hero “Munna Bhai” teaches us the power of a hug? A magical “Jappi” that can solve any anger any pain leaving happiness behind. Well, maybe or maybe not but there is a day specially reserve for “Hug”. It is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney. It occurs on January 21 and is officially recognized by the Hugging Committee of the City of London (?), as well as the United States Copyright Office, but is not a public holiday. The holiday was launched on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA, and has since spread globally. The purpose of the holiday is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Reverend Zaborney cautions to ask first if one is unsure of the response. While National Hugging Day and the Free Hugs Campaign share many similarities, there is no actual association between the two. Whether you hug a family member or a friend or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same.

February 22- Thinking Day
Do we need a day just for thinking? Well, many of you will be quite surprised to know that there is a day fixed which is named “Thinking Day”. So, maybe the question will arise“What would we think on that day?” Well basically it’s a day celebrated annually on February 22 by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is also celebrated by Scout and Guide organizations and some boy-oriented associations around the world. It is a day when they think about the their "sisters" (and "brothers") in all the countries of the world, the meaning of Guiding, and its global impact.
Most recently, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts has selected an important international issue as the theme for each year's World Thinking Day, and selected a focus country from each of their five world regions. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts use this as an opportunity to study and appreciate other countries and cultures, and equally increase awareness and sensitivity to global concerns. Donations are collected for the Thinking Day Fund which supports projects to help Girl Guides and Scouts around the world.
February 22 was chosen as it was the birthday of Scouting and Guiding founder Robert Baden-Powell and of Olave Baden-Powell, his wife and World Chief Guide. Other Scouts celebrate it as “B.-P. Day” or “Founders' Day”.

February 28-National Science Day
National Science Day is celebrated in India on February 28 each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.
For his discovery, Raman was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.
In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the Government of India to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The event is now celebrated all over the country in schools, colleges, universities and other academic, scientific, technical, medical and research institutions. On the occasion of the first NSD (National Science Day) on 30 May 2000 , the NCSTC announced institution of the National Science Popularization awards for recognizing outstanding efforts in the area of science communication and popularization. Sir C. V. Raman worked at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, West Bengal, India during 1907 to 1933 on various topics of Physics making discovery of the celebrated effect of scattering of light in1928, which bears his name and that brought many accolades including the Nobel Prize in 1930. The American Chemical Society designated the 'Raman Effect' as an International Historic Chemical Landmark in 2013. By MukilAntony

March 14-Pi Day
For young and not so young mathematicians there is a special day reserved, “Pi day”. It is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in the month/day date format), since 3, 1, and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (or 22/7 in the day/month date format), since the fraction 22⁄7 is a common approximation of π.
Well, people who love math will definitely wait for this day but I probably won’t.

March 15th- World’s Consumer Rights Day
It is indeed a serious issue. On March 15 1962 US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on consumer rights which led to the creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights. Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal later proposed the observance of a "World Consumer Rights Day" marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organizations began observing that date as an occasion to promote the basic rights of consumers.
World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Participants observe the day by promoting the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and protesting about the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.

March 21st- World Poetry Day
World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to "give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements".
It was generally celebrated in October, sometimes on the 5th, but in the latter part of the 20th Century the world community celebrated it on 15 October, the birthday of Virgil, the Roman epic poet and poet laureate under Augustus. The tradition to keep an October date for national or international poetry day celebrations still holds in many countries. It is still 5 October in the UK. Alternatively, a different October or even November date is celebrated.

April 26th- world Intellectual Day
WIPO which elaborates to- World Intellectual Property Organization, in 2000 established this day to “Raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademark and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity and the contribution made by the creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”.  April 26th was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.

May 6th- International No Diet Day
“No diet”- this is the word that will create a big smile to those who just love to eat. For them who live  for food, it is indeed a good news that in a year there is a day reserved when “No Diet” is allowed. International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including “fat acceptance” and “Body Shape Diversity”. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the unlikelihood of success; the Institute of Medicinesummarises: "those who complete weight loss programs lose approximately 10 percent of their body weight only to regain two-thirds within a year and almost all of it within five years." The first International No Diet Day was celebrated in the UK in 1992. Feminist groups in other countries around the globe have started to celebrate International No Diet Day, especially in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Israel, Denmark and Brazil.
International No Diet Day is observed on May 6, and its symbol is a light blue ribbon.

May 25th- Towel’s Day
“Towel’s Day”, pretty weird but it is true that people have a special day for towel’s. No, actually this is the day celebrated as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author. The commemoration was first held in 2001, two weeks after Adams' death on 11 May 2001.
August 13th- International Lefthander’s Day
The day for left-handers was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates the left-handers, who are from seven to ten percent of the world's population.

August 20th- World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Ross is responsible for the annual observance, having declared shortly after his discovery that the day should be known as World Mosquito Day in the future. Sad for mosquitoes that this is not so ever a special day for them.

September 19th- International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Pirates of the Caribbean is most probably the best film on pirates. We can not go to the sea and do any piracy but we can surely talk like a pirate in September 19th, as it is the “International Talk Like A Pirate day”. This day, which is a  periodic holiday, created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, matey!" The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy. It has become a holiday for members of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

November 19th-
Many guys who feel sorry that there is no day for them, well, cheer up because you have your own day. Yes, November 19th is the “International Men’s day”. It is an annual international event  Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.
Spoken on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give some gender balance."
The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values. So gear up guys cause your day will also come.
Why we all will be so serious and seriously celebrate all the serious day’s when there is a wide range of stupid and hilarious days we have? So may be the days which will come soon in this year we will be celebrating. We can have these days may be as a pirate or as a hugger or maybe taking a towel and celebrate a “Towel’s Day”. Hopefully, these days will teach us some inner meaning which we are not able to realize in our normal days. This is why the special days are for, aren’t they?  

শনিবার, ১ জুন, ২০১৩

A Crime Unseen

When I was only 13 or 14 I experienced a darker side of the society. I saw someone left a newborn baby in the dustbin. He was already dead. He was still attached to his placenta. I was on my balcony and saw a little crowd . I was curious. I ran out to the corner and saw the scene. I still remember his dead body. I saw his pale skin and blood. I saw people who were standing there whispering and talking. Some even scolded his mother. Some were wondering who left his? They were kept doing the useless wondering but no one step forward to hold that baby and give him a proper funeral. Why? Because they assumed (It’s quite simple to assume) that baby was illegal and he doesn't deserve to be touched. The most shocking thing was when someone grabbed his feet with a plastic bag and dragged him out from that filthy drain. I couldn't stand that so I left. I was in shock. I felt sorry for that little soul and agony of anger to his birth parents. I was wondering how his mother can pull herself up to it and I am sure she is living somewhere. I still wonder how a mother can leave her child dead and allowing her child to be decayed on a drainage!
Many years have been passed to that incident. This time I think I should have gone there and do what it was needed to be  done.  There is no excuse that I was too young to do that. There is no age to do a good deed.
Another day, after the dead baby incident I was coming home with my mother and we caught up to traffic jam. An ambulance was passing just aside from our car. I saw a lady who was about to give birth, held by her husband (I assumed the way he was holding her) and surrounded by her loved one. All of them were both anxious and happy to welcome a new one in their family. Even I felt the warmth of their love to the child.
These two different approaches to a child birth forced me to think that why the child has to bear all the blame for what two people had done. Both of the mothers had to go through the same pain, the same circle, the same physical changes. If everything was same then why the outcome changed the destiny of a child? Why that one child ended up in a drainage, left with no love and respect? The child should be punished just because of what its mother and father did? Why the one night of pleasure will ruin a baby’s life?
This is just a scene of an area. I am quite sure of the fact that this is not the end of it. There are thousands of newborn babies who are left unwanted,  to die.
Two people will mate for their own pleasure resulting an illegal pregnancy and their sin will come up to that child who didn’t even wanted to be born this way. I am not saying that illegal acts should be encouraged or I do not even encourage it. But why the child has to suffer from it?
In Bangladesh each year an alarming number of children born without the name of their father, and most of them are borne by the sex workers.  Many of them grow up with an unattached family and a very few of them survives. This is only the part of the big number. The most sad part is that another number of children borne by a social crime called “Rape”.  In most of the cases it wound the victim and if she gets pregnant with a child, it is accused to be her fault. In that case not only the mother but the child is being tortured in their whole life.
I believe, no matter how a child is born it never deserves the blame for someone else’s wrong deed. A child should be treated with his/her own identity. May be there is no heaven for that child but all it needs is a little earth to live on.