Monday, October 20, 2008
Life !!

I guess I don't want to write much about this post! A picture sometimes tells more!!

But just three questions...
What do you think had happened so far in this old man's life?
How do you think will it end?
And ..sigh... who do you think is to blame?

Image source :
(I used some black and white and blur effect on the original pic)
posted by Gagan at 10/20/2008 08:40:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I have never heard about it before !! But did you know that today, October 15 is global handwash day!!

Although people around the world wash their hands with water, very few wash their hands with soap at the critical occasions.

So next time (at least today) you wash your hands, dont forget the soap!!
posted by Gagan at 10/15/2008 03:52:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Monday, October 13, 2008
I know my parents or elders will probably say "how rude!!", "How rude it is to call your elder sister stupid". But I wish they would understand how much fun it is to have an elder sister like mine who you can call such!!

But I guess now it will be even harder to call such!! Why? Coz I have a great news to share with you.

Remember I told before that my sister has started for her second Masters degree in University of Sheffield? Well she has finished that in a year, with a superb result. So before her result is out, she was picked up and offered funding for her PhD. So here she goes, to start her PhD in something related to computer security.

She does deserve a "wooo" from me!! Big hug sis!! :)

Quiz: Guess who's my sister :P ?

And I also give a huge hug to my brother-in-law.. Selju Dulvai :)

Wishing the great couple a greater life!! So that they can post pictures like this.. always!
(Oh for the non Bangladeshi readers, in this pic they were in Cox's Bazar, the longest sea beach on the planet)

posted by Gagan at 10/13/2008 05:02:00 PM | Permalink | 0 comments


Wednesday, October 01, 2008
This is the mail I sent to my colleagues in Finland.

"Eid Mubarak" to everyone!!

Some of you already know about it. Some knew but forgot about it. And I am pretty sure there are some who were looking at the first two words of this mail with eye brows raised.

To put the eye brows back to normal, 'Eid Mubarak' is what you say to greet on the biggest festival in Bangladesh (and of the Muslims). The day is called "Eid" and 'Eid mubarak' means something like "Greetings on Eid".

In Finland Eid was yesterday (Tuesday) and in Bangladesh it will be tomorrow (Thursday). Yes, it is different in different places around the world, because it follows a Lunar calendar and depends on the moon sight at that place.

What happens in this day? Parties, looots of food, new cloths, gifts, 3 official holidays (, unofficially more) etc... sounds familiar? Hmm, I guess I could have answered that question easily by asking back, what do you do in Xmas? (Or may be not... we dont have Santa!)

If you have to say Hello to someone in Dhaka when they are back from their holidays, you can start the conversation by saying "Eid Mubarak" !

Eid mubarak again to everyone with HUG emoticon. (yes, people hug in a special way when they greet this).

Best Regards/Parhain Terveisin,

Abdullah Al Mazed (Gagan)

01 October 2008


posted by Gagan at 10/01/2008 03:18:00 PM | Permalink | 1 comments


  • At 7:51 PM, Anonymous Shup

    Just a little correction! Eid is not the biggest festival in Bangladesh. The biggest festival in Bangladesh is the Bengali New Year (Poela Boyshakh)