In this blockchain space, we get angry sometimes. I guess there are plenty of reasons to be angry everywhere, both in the real world and the virtual. The emotion is real today, as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow. Inside our simple ecosystem, it could be as simple as:
WHY hive is NOT pumping?! (damn! I used the word ‘pump’ again!)
WHY people are NOT voting my post?
WHY that guy’s post is making more money than mine? His writing is bogus!! 😊
WHY the **** after getting such care, support and guidance, people keep doing this, over and over again..?
….. the list can go on and on. Funny thing is when this feeling comes in, it comes with a gusto! It literally feels like this:
“I see a red door, and I want it painted black
No colors anymore, I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes”….. Paint It Black… The Rolling Stones
Just like any other emotions, anger is just that: an ‘emotion’. I don’t claim to be an expert in anger management myself, perhaps the opposite. However, I try to learn from the many mistakes that I have made over the years. The pattern that comes out from that jumbled up jigsaw puzzle is aligned with a simple statement:
“The best fighter is never angry.”…. Lao Tzu
Lao Tzu or Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher from the 4th century BC and widely considered as the founder of Taoism. The tradition literally emphasizes living in harmony with the “Tao”, which simply means ‘the way’. It talks about no rigid rules or social order but teaching the ‘truth’ of achieving ‘perfection’ by taking an unplanned journey through the rhythms of the universe called ‘the way’. It is not a religion, and there is nothing to practice. It talks about truth in simplicity and spontaneous feeling of three treasures; compassion, frugality and humility. The simple unstructured nature of the thought process is something I like a lot. In a way, it helps me to understand my anger.
One of the items I have learned to warm up to, is the fact that there are several things that are beyond my control. For example, I can’t control the price of hive. Neither I can control who votes me and why, nor can I control why someone is voting others. I have limited control over other’s action, but I can only control my actions. Therefore, if I just focus on my personal actions and take reasonability for those actions, then I have found that the emotional burden is less.
I find these simple actions helps with social interactions in hive and in personal life. None of our lives are perfect, and certainly not the world surrounding us. One possible way to maintain a semblance of sanity is to accept the rhythms of the universe and navigate skillfully with it. Using this magazine as a tool that is what we intend to accomplish
This here is our piece de resistance. So, to promote engagement and a little self-branding, we have come up with an initiative that we simply called Featured. And we are very excited about this portion of the magazine.
Every week, one talented author will have the opportunity to contribute a piece for the magazine, while showcasing one of their best posts from the week. The willing writers will have a chance to add to the magazine a few words about any topic that they choose and be a 25% beneficiary of the magazine.
How To Get Featured
In the first step, you decide whether you want to get featured. Once you’ve made up your mind, you have to apply by submitting one of your articles from last week. Choose the piece you deem to be your best work for the week, as this will play a significant role in you getting featured or not.
There will be a two day period to submit your application. It must be submitted by dropping a link to your post in the #Featured-Magazine channel on the BDCommunity Discord Server.
The featured author for the week will be announced during the weekly voice meeting. They will then have two days to complete their piece for the magazine and submit to the officials.
The author who gets featured in the weekly magazine will be set as a 25% beneficiary, meaning 25% of the magazine’s liquid payout will go to the featured author.
This Weeks Featured author - @notacineplille
If you go to the very bottom of the post our author has presented here, you will find a quote that says it all.
To satiate my hunger for art, I go to cinema. And when I’m lustful. I run after literature.
The prose and flamboyant style of writing notacinephile shows in his pieces are indeed a mastery to behold. Too many words of praise may dull the sword. And so let’s not compliment him any more:v let me introduce you to a guy, whose reviews about books and movies in itself are worth measurable in emeralds. And that is well proven in the following satire.
In a land far far away, there was a country bustling with green life, untapped potential, and a million promises. It was not a rich country by any means, but definitely richer than Los Santos—heck, those mongrels can’t even compete! We’ll call this land “Moger Mulluk”.
Moger Mulluk had an honorable, morally superior, philosophically sound, uptight tech-giant as their technocrat minister. The entire nation revered him very much, and their mutual love was manifested through a nickname—KAGU—which clearly bore the mark of national affection.
One day when he was languidly pacing back and forth in his private office room, his personal secretary knocked.
“Coooome in!” Kagu said in a dreamy, placid voice.
“Morning, sire!” bowed the PS, entering. “Today is the day,” he reported. “We have cleansed all of the internet with a righteous hand that is yours. No more porn!”
“Bless you, my young Padawan! Now that there is no competition, I will build my own industry in peace!” Kagu smiled, his eyes are half-closed.
“All the govt. employees that didn’t use Dikjoy keyboard are sacked.” His PS continued, “Some are jailed, and we’ve put a few in the dungeons.”
“Great job! Remind me to raise your salary.”
The PS suddenly felt his chest swollen with pride.
“All the nuisance—Reddit, Wikipedia, archive, Facebook, Pinterest, Paypal, Upwork, medium are blocked as well. One can only access the govt. monitored sites from our mighty country of prosperity.”
At this last report, Kagu felt the pressure that has been burgeoning in him over the last couple of years melting away, slowly, slowly... A sense of calm and peace engulfed him.
“Sire, there is something else…”
But Kagu wasn’t listening to him anymore. He turned back. Approached the window. There is a big slum down there a couple of blocks over. But Kagu didn’t see it. He saw millions of people—all looking at him with hopeful eyes, cheering his name.
It was like a papal inauguration, and he was the pope. Why not? The media already credited him for all the technological advances this country had ever seen. He taught them how to talk, type, turn on the computer, do a little search, touch themselves, get hard in the morning, he even…
No, he shouldn’t sell himself so cheap! What good is a Pope anyway?!
A bright smile reached his ears.
He WAS the messiah!
মোস্তফা জব্বার কী করেননাই এই বাঙালির জন্যে? তিনি বাঙালিকে ওয়ার্ড, এক্সেল, পাওয়ারপয়েন্ট, ফটোশপ, ইলাস্ট্রেটর, ইনডিজাইন, প্রিমিয়ার, ড্রিমউইভার, অটোক্যাড, মায়া, থ্রিডিএস ম্যাক্স, আফটার ইফেক্ট, নিউক, জি ব্রাশ ইত্যাদি সবই শিখিয়েছেন। বাঙালি প্রযুক্তিতে যত যাই করে, তার ৯০% মোস্তফা জব্বারের অবদান।
সুত্রঃ "বাঙালিকে কম্পিউটার কী জিনিস সেটা শিখিয়েছেন এই মোস্তাফা জব্বারই। কম্পিউটারে বাংলা ব্যবহার শিখিয়েছেন মোস্তাফা জব্বারই। আজকের সংবাদপত্র এখনো তার দেখানো প্রযুক্তিতে চলছে—এমনকি অনলাইনে আপনি যে বাল পড়ছেন তার ৯০ ভাগেরও বেশি তার বিজয়ে লেখা। "-সাংবাদিক আনিস আলমগীর।
রং এর সাথে সম্পর্ক নেই অনেক দিন।
ভৌগলিক কারনে আমাদের পোশাক-পরিচ্ছেদ, খাবার, জীবন যাপন এর আনেক পরিবর্তন দেখা যায়। ছবি আকঁার ক্ষেএ এর ভিন্ন নয়। শীতপ্রধান দেশে থাকা মানুষ তার চারিপাশে যে রং দেখবে, মরুভূমিতে থাকা মানুষ সে রং না দেখাটাই স্বাভাবিক।
পাহাড়ি এলাকায় থাকা শিশু চিএে ফুটে উঠে পাহাড়, ঝিরি,ঝর্না, গাছপালা ইত্যাদি,সমতল এলাকায় থাকা শিশু চিএে বিষয় বস্তুর ভিন্নতা দেখা যায়।
সব কিছু যেন একে অপরের সাথে মিশে আছে। পরিবেশ মানুষ কে তৈরি করে।
সমতল থেকে আমি,পাহাড়ি এলাকা পাড়ি দিচ্ছি দীর্ঘ সময়। আমার রং আমার চিএ তাই আমার কথা বলে,আমার যাপন এর কথা বলে।
It is always the palette that makes or breaks a piece of art. In a watercolor wash, both hard and soft lines are critical, above is an experiment in both. The palette of blue, gray and purple is simple. To symbolize the feeling and essence of ‘gram bangla’ (a village scene), simple analogous colors of blue and purple worked wonders. Also, as a true watercolor impressionism, the shadows are purple. They are purple enough to be called violet and their presence hides the burnt umber and burnt sienna. In our world, the shadows are never black...
Jibanananda Das, this name will come deliberately, if we talk about modern Bengali poetry. He was born at Barisal(Bangladesh) in 1899. He is one of the poets who became famous after his death. But his contribution to the Bengali literature is Implausible. He always proved himself from time to time with his writing.
You all might hear about “Bonolota Sen,” this poetry book is his masterpiece. There are lots of people who wrote about it and appreciated it. In his whole life, he struggles a lot. At an early stage of his life, he was a college teacher. He lost that job at that time and had a terrible time. He used to write and take tuition classes then, that’s how he lived that time. This time sense is something you will find in his poetry. He played with the time but in a proper way.
Although he was from Bangladesh, he had a massive fascination with Kolkata(India). Whenever he got an opportunity, he went to Kolkata. His poetry pleased not only the Bengali people but also the peoples from other countries. He died in 1954, but he is still among us with his poetry.
যেন শত শতাব্দীর নীল অন্ধকার !
করুণ শঙ্খের মতো- দুধে আর্দ্র- কবেকার শঙ্খিনীমালার!
এ পৃথিবী একবার পায় তারে, পায় নাকো আর।-শঙ্খমালা
Weekly Dose of Knowledge
You have been told since you learned to speak that you should take vitamin C. It is suitable for you and good for your skin, and you should take vitamin C every day. All true, but have you ever been told precisely what does Vitamin C do in our body, or why is it so essential? No..? Let’s change that today!
There are 4 basic types of collagen in our body. And they are distributed in different parts of the body. Collagen is a complex protein molecule that serves mainly as structural support to various tissues and maintains structural integrity along with other fibrous proteins. Because maintaining integrity is its thing, whenever we have an injury or a bruise that needs healing, collagen synthesis is increased at that location to repair the wound.
Under normal circumstances, our body is undergoing constant wear, and tear and continuous repair of tissues keep happening. We just don’t realize this as everything is on auto pilot! Only one out of a million examples, when we brush our teeth, the abrasions from the toothbrush are creating multiple tiny, microscopic bruises on the gums. We don’t see the effects of this as repair mechanisms, and integrity of our gums is well maintained.
The synthesis of collagen is a multiple-step process, one of which involves hydroxylation of two specific amino acids, Proline and Lysine. If this step does not happen, collagen synthesis can not proceed as it should. Tissues start to lose their structural integrity. Repair doesn’t occur as well as it used to and we tend to get bruises from minor knocks that didn’t use to bother us before. Our gums start to bleed when brushing our teeth. Sounds familiar?
That crucial step of hydroxylation is catalyzed by an enzyme called lysyl hydroxylase. This guy doesn’t like to go solo! It requires a Co-factor, namely ascorbic acid, aka the famous Vitamin C. Funnily enough, our body does not have a good storage system for this ever so essential vitamin. If you take tons of citrus fruit this week in the hopes of replenishing your Vit-C stores for the rest of the year, you’re in for a major disappointment! Go the next few days without any vitamin C. You’ll already be in a mildly Vitamin C deficient state. This is why it is essential we take our Vit-C daily, in moderation.
Everything that happens in our body happens for a reason, some we know, some we don’t, yet. There is no reason to think this lack of Vitamin C storage is an inherent flaw. It’s not. You see, Vit-C is also an acid. It’s called ascorbic acid for a reason :D
Too much of Vitamin C will lower the pH of blood, in other words, cause acidosis. The body thus needs to continually get rid of excess Vitamin C in the form of oxalate in the urine.
This is definitely not the only function vitamin C serves in our body. But this is the one most people can relate to and understand because there’s hardly no one who has not heard of Scurvy!
Exploration of Tea Garden and it's natural beauty
Since it was raining, I was quite lucky to capture raindrops resting over leaves. Honestly, I do like this kind of scenarios and needles to say, they are indeed the beauty of nature and the beauty created by it.
Never have I ever feared death. Not then, when a kayak trip in the rough currents of an angry river went awry and life itself tried to escape away from my grasp. Not even now, when I am presented with two opportunities, an option to choose between red and blue pills, symbolizing yin and yang; A millennium-old fight to preserve an equilibrium between all that is good and evil.
It does not necessarily mean that I am immune to fear! To be honest, I fear almost everything that humans are supposed to inherently be afraid of: I do not like blood, snakes, ugly looking bugs and even colorful caterpillars. Things like those always send a chill down my spine, causes cold sweats during a sudden mania of fright. Still, I do not fear death.
I know that all of this might readout like the manifesto of an idiot maniac who doesn’t know what he is talking about. But bare with me.
Ever asked yourself, what you fear the most? At the very initial phase of trying to process this, our brain would conclude with something rational and feasible. It would generally refer and tie down the fear to an object, dead or alive.
The second phase would initiate with something abstract, a concept either grandiose or full of paltriness, like me being afraid of living in a dystopia or an everyday norm that is gradually turning to be absurd in nature or acts of theocratic fundamentalism in authorities that are truly maleficent.
And then comes the universally correct answer to fear, that is change: a recurring state of manic that revolves around how change might affect one’s lifestyle for better or worse. And that is a fact hard to swallow.
Drowning under a couple of meters deep in the muddy rainwater of “Karnaphuli” river while my precious memories kept flashing back, the only recurring thought was, is this how I go? Am I “Amphiaraus” and is this my legacy ending in prompt? Fear crept and crawled back, and at its peak, I let go. To allow the ferryman of fate to take me wherever I am destined to go. Moments later, king tide floated me back to the shore, making me realize something comparable to revelations from the omniscient and omnipotent. Sometimes, it is better to let go. It is better not to resist “Maktub”. For destiny knows it all.
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