কে এই বাবা ভাঙ্গা?
বুলগেরিয়ায় জন্ম নেয়া বাবা ভাঙ্গা তাঁর জীবনে যত ভবিষ্যদ্বাণী করেছেন তার ৮৫ শতাংশই মিলে গেছে৷ ১৯৯৬ সালে ৮৫ বছর বয়সে তিনি মারা যান৷ কথিত আছে, রহস্যময় এক ঝড় তরুণী বাবা ভাঙ্গাকে উড়িয়ে নিয়ে এক মাঠে ফেলে দেয়৷ বেশ কদিন পর পরিবারের লোকজন তাকে খুঁজে পায়৷ কিন্তু বালু আর ময়লার কারণে ব্যথায় তিনি চোখ খুলতে পারছিলেন না৷ পরে অন্ধ হয়ে যান তিনি৷ Continue reading “বাবা ভাঙ্গার যত ভবিষ্যদ্বাণী” »
Over the years, it has become a key element of Pohela Boishakh celebrations. The world’s most popular search engine has created a doodle depicting the Mongol Shobhajatra procession to welcome Pohela Boishakh, the first day of the Bangla New Year.
The doodle, featuring a tiger, has been on Google’s homepage since early Sunday.
Mongol Shobhajatra was inscribed on Unesco’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in November 2016.
The procession, introduced in Jessore in 1985—and replicated in Dhaka in 1989—features large colourful masks, carnival floats of birds and animals, and other motifs of Bangladeshi culture.
Over the years, it has become a key element of the Pohela Boishakh celebrations among Bangalis at home and abroad.
Radical Islamist groups and parties have been demanding that the procession be scrapped, dubbing it “anti-Islamic.”
Pohela Boishakh celebrations started during Mughal Emperor Akbar’s reign, when it was customary to clear all dues on the last day of the Bangla month Chaitra as businessmen would open “halkhata” — new books of accounts for the new year.
A Google Doodle is a special, temporary, alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that is intended to celebrate: holidays, events, achievements, and people. Google Doodles were introduced in 1998.
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Bangladesh 200 for 4 (Shakib 51*, Ashwin 1-32) beat India 200 in 45 overs (Dhawan 53, Mustafizur 6-43) by six wickets (D/L method)
Mustafizur Rahman was the hero in Mirpur again, (off)cutting through India’s batting with a six-wicket haul to add to his five-for on ODI debut, and launching Bangladesh to their first ever bilateral series win against India. Mustafizur’s 6 for 43, the second best figures by a Bangladesh bowler in ODIs, skittled India for 200, before Shakib Al Hasan steered the chase with a busy fifty, his second on the trot.
With this six-wicket win, Bangladesh also cemented their place in the 2017 Champions Trophy. An overjoyed Mashrafe Mortaza, who has been a part of each of Bangladesh’s five victories against India, toasted his team’s “big achievement”.
Why Bangladesh’s target was 200
When the rains came, India were already eight wickets down after 43.5 overs. Because the game was revised to 47 overs per side, India lost out on some batting opportunity, but that loss was minimal as they were already eight down at the time of the interruption. According to the DLS calculations, the batting resources denied to Bangladesh at the start of their innings, compared to what they would have had in a full 50-over innings, was marginally more than the resources India lost out on.
Continue reading “Mustafizur stars in landmark series win- Bangladesh v India, 2nd ODI, Mirpur” »
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“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there think, “Wait…no one else is here…why am I doing this?” And they leave, never to return.
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