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Journey : Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin

Life moves with events of joy and pain
None can predict a time of constant pleasure
This may be compared with sunshine and rain
All such events together make our treasure

Some time ago went to a beautiful countryside
Enjoyed the flavor of paradise with dear one
Then started for home taking a rickshaw ride
Suddenly met an accident shattering my plan

My wrist was broken causing great problem
My fellow was terrified and started to scream
The brain could not find anyone to blame
A great flaw invaded into a pleasant dream

There was no scope to stop and lament
Something had to be done as quickly as possible
Rushed to a hospital for emergency treatment
Doctors declared the case was quite horrible

They stretched my hand to fix the bone
Great pain filled my eyes with tears
Doctors consoled me with friendly tone
And put white bandage and other gears

A captive life began with my tied hand
The power of writing was lost suddenly
Memories hovered around like flying sand
My mother’s face appeared frequently

It was a strange coincidence that fractures
Happened to me and my beloved mother
I could realize after many many years
How broken bones compelled her to suffer

But,her case was worse than my misfortune
She had to manage the whole family
She was compelled to work completely alone
Though it might be a cruel anomaly

I could rediscover my mother in my mind
Lack of her photograph gave me freedom
Despite our poverty she was very kind
Her thoughts and actions were uniform

Knowing about my passion in writing poem
She asked me to write on lovely sunbird
I selected many words and played with them
But failed to solve the challenge, it was so hard

The mishap took me to many hospitals
For my treatment and medical test
All those journeys were like flower petals
That enriched my experience offering the best

I met many patients with serious conditions
But they were quite patient and exchanged smile
I could learn from them how to control emotions
Overcome stress and adopt proper lifestyle

My parents left the world ending mission
We shall have to follow them eventually
Let’s evaluate our past to define vision
And embark upon another life prudentially

Cold Wave Hits Bangladesh:Is it An Indication of Climate Change?

The winter in Bangladesh was generally considered as pleasant.Usually lifestyle change in this season and many activities like,visiting countryside with family and friends, picnic,travels,sightseeing,festivals,fairs,ceremonies take place in this season.Many exotic and indigenous vegetables and fruits give the markets a colorful look and consumers make delicious  food items.One special activity in the winter of Bangladesh is making of various types of country cakes(locally called pitha) with rice,coconut,molasses made from the sap of  date palm,spices and many other ingredients.People generally relish these traditional food items when the invasion of imported foreign and locally machine made  packaged food items flood the market.

Foreign tourists also enjoy the pleasant winter weather of Bangladesh as it is almost similar to the summer of the west.This is why many foreigners from  the whole world and the migrant Bangladeshi people visit Bangladesh during winter.Cool temperature without any trouble of mud making rain give  delightful experience.

But,this winter that has started in December,2012 and rolled to January,2013 is different.Several cold waves have crippled the life of common people.They are struggling frantically to protect themselves from the bite of the shivering cold.Most people lack  sufficient warm clothing and this they are helpless in the foggy and wintry weather.Many children and old people have fallen victims of biting cold weather.News media reported 22 cases of death of humans up to 10 January.2013 .

The temperature in this winter has been recorded as the lowest in 58 years.Though the variation of temperature in different areas of the country may present a wrong picture about the severity of cold wave in particular places.The lowest temperature recorded in Dinajpur on 9 January,2013 was 3.2 degree Celsius while the highest was recorded in Cox’s Bazaar which was 11.8 degree Celsius.

Historically,the lowest temperature was recorded in Bangladesh in Srimangal, Moulvibazaar.The temperature was 2.8 degree Celsius and the day was 4 February,1968.The cold  temperature is mostly influenced by  various phenomena of weather.It has been observed that the adverse effects are many.Many kinds of diseases affect people in cold weather,domestic animals suffer badly in such weather.Crops like paddy  and potato production are badly affected by cold weather.The seedlings of winter paddy,called Boro rice get stunted by severe cold while potato may be damaged by fungal diseases like early and late blight.Mustard is another major crop of Bangladesh of winter which adds beauty to the nature by  its vast expanses of yellow flowers.This crop may be devastated by the attack of an insect pest called Aphid in the foggy weather.

The winter is one of six   vital  seasons of  Bangladesh.It would be a blessing unless the the people is devastated by cold waves.

This year the cold waves are biting hard causing great sufferings to peoples.Should we view the current winter as any indication

of climate change?I welcome the opinion of  experts in this discipline.

I will continue to update this article on the basis of real situation and opinion of experts.