Dec 15, 2008

trying to incorpoate my scattered fragments of thoughts..

The sun of the first day
Put the question
To the new manifestation of life-
Who are you?
There was no answer.
Years passed by.

The last sun of the last day
Uttered the question
on the shore of the western sea
In the hush of evening-
Who are you?
No answer came again."

--Rabindranath Tagore

Pizzas

The Italians have made thier way into people's heart by this very food ! ya, I am talking about PIZZA. People from all over the world, Asian or European, American or Africa, just love it.
Now we have several renouned pizza corners in Bangladesh too. Pizza hut, Domino's , Shwarma house serve world class pizzas at world class rates ! So, if the price does not seem resonable, you can make your own pizza at home, with your favorite toppings.
The first step is to making the dough: mix all these items : flour, water, yeast, sugar, salt, egg , milk. Keep 2 to 4 hours in a warm place.

Then prepare the topping: onion, garlic, pepper, tomatoes, meat, olives, mushrooms, capsicum and certainly cheese are the key ingredients for toppings. And oregano creates a nice flavor to this.
After shaping the dough into a roundish shape, add tomato sauce to it, decorate with the topiing and lots of cheese, bake it and voila! your pizza is ready to serve !

Dec 10, 2008

Download ebooks of Wilbur Smith: Cry Wolf , Seventh Scroll

Cry Wolf : "The three of them, Jake, Gareth and Vicky, find themselves swept irresistibly from a daring adventure Into a violent confrontation with death among the high mountains of Ethiopia."


The Seventh Scroll

One novel from Smith's Egyptian series. "Duraid Al Simmu and his beautiful half-English, half-Egyptian wife, Royan, were the first to discover the tomb of Queen Lostris. And with it the scrolls in which the wily Taita recorded the burial of Pharaoh Mamose with all his vast treasure.When Duraid is brutally murdered and their research notes stolen, Royan is forced to seek refuge in England."

For more ebook download links, visit here.

Dec 8, 2008

Guns n' Roses: new album Chinese Democracy , download songs

Download and enjoy !
After 15 years Axl Rose comes up with his new gang and the new album Chinese Democracy ! certainly a great news for Guns N' Roses fans , specially after so long a wait and so huge expectation! They started to record this album on 1994 and and at last it has seen the daylight.

The 14 tracks of this albums are: ( click the song title to download ..)

1) Madagascar (live) 5:38 minute
2) Chinese democracy 4:43
3) Better 4:58
4) Scraped 3:30
5) Shackler's Revenge 3:36
6) If the World 4:54
7) There was a Time 6:41
8) Catcher in the Rye 5:53
9) Street of Dreams 4:46
10) Riad n' the Bedouins 4:10
11) Sorry 6:14
12) I.R.S 4:28
13) This I Love 5:34
14) Pro-sti-tu-te 6:15

More download links will be available soon :)

The album title is a bit controversial, but it's after all Guns N Roses..and controversy is so natural here.. later I found that Chinese media also was not very happy with that title.. one of the news came to my notice... "China state media blast new Guns N' Roses album".
I love this song Madagascar.. Axl recorded this song 83 times to make it a perfect one !

More about this album can be found here.


Eid-ul-azha: kurbaani eid

Another Eid day has come, it's Kurbani eid tomorrow. My mom is going to prepare all the nice meals: kabab, firni, polaw, meat-balls and other usual items for Eid. So far I don't have any task for Eid day, so I am going to decorate my hands with henna and if possible, will try to help mom( though most of the times, all my attempts to help her turns out as a mess and creates further problem ! )

We are going to sacrifice a cow this year. A very nice black cow , when I tried to feed it , it came to me quietly and I took a picture of the cow. had it realized that it is going to be sacrificed the next day ? When we enjoy the delicious meat curries, we never think of the source of the flesh.. but at the Eid day, it just happens before the eyes.. I don't know what happens to other children, but when I was younger, it just created so much pressure in my brain and I generally do not prefer to go out on Eid-ul-Azha. Sacrificing cows and goats in roads and streets of the city not only pollutes the environment, it may cause stress to children minds. These things should be done outside the main city and be strictly prohibited in residential area.

According to Wikipedia, Eid ul Azha is a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide in commemoration of the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael as an act of obedience to Allah. The devil tempted Ibrahim by saying he should disobey God and spare his son. As Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son, God intervened and instead provided a lamb as the sacrifice. This is why today all over the world Muslims who have the means to, sacrifice an animal (usually a goat or a sheep), as a reminder of Ibrahim's obedience to God. The meat is then shared out with family, friends (Muslims or non-Muslims), as well as the poor members of the community.This tradition of sacrifice is great , sacrificing is a must for the people whose earning is higher than a given threshold and this earning has to be honest and legal.But sometimes it becomes a way of displaying wealth and power; like this year, as the national parliament election is approaching, the political leaders are going to sacrifice many animals to uplift their image in their locality.This is sarcastic indeed ! How they steal our money and "sacrifice" for Allah in the name of religion !
Whatever ! I am happy that I got a long vaccation.. this is the most plesearable thing that Eid brings with it. We don't haveto go to office and can stay home with our family. My friends and relatives living abroad always say that they miss the Eid day .. in a foreign land it's not the same fun and sometimes they don't even get a holiday in Eid . It's pathetic to work in the biggest festivals of the year. I just hope this year they will be able to have a happier Eid day. Eid mubarak to all.