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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.

 

 

Entertaining Cooking Sessions- Syed Zainul Abedin

We live by eating food.We always have our foods cooked in our homes.Usually house wives or women prepare foods and serve among the members of the families.The cooking sessions in home kitchens are not usually videoed and shown to the peoples through televisions,internets or other media.
But cooking sessions are getting popular day by day through the blessing of media and information technology.Many house wives,amateur novice of cooking and professional chefs now appear in different media and demonstrate their showmanship in cooking.Some of them draw world wide attention and familiarity.The reason of viewing of the sessions might be the special recipies representing many cultures.Other reason might be the style of presentation of the cooking sessions.Some presentations draw large audience because of the entertaining nature of the sessions.The presenters become famous through their cooking sessions.The stars are mostly women but many men also become cooking stars.They regularly appear in the television programmes.They also operate accounts in social media like facebook and youtube.
They publish articles in newdpapers and periodicals and sell cd,dvd or other technology based products.Some of them talk on radios too,though visual presentation seem more acceptable. Books on cooking might sound as old fashioned,yet house wives and novice who try to prepare a new recipe largely depend on the popular books as permanent and lasting reference material.
I believe that food should be safe,nutritious, as well as delicious.The combination of all these aspects should be considered equally.Besides,the concept of balance food should also be maintained both by the cooking personnel and consumers.Decoration of food should be confined within the limit of safety.The appreciation of beauty or aesthetics will always make a cooking session more entertaining and attractive.Hence,the presenters of the cooking sessions
may try to be creative and decent to be accepted by peoples belonging to different cultures,sex or age groups.

I am presenting this article to showcase special cooking sessions presented by famous cooking stars.I felt that such presentations might provide entertainment in addition to the training on cooking.The response by the visitors on the youtube video of Laura Vitale has inspired me to dedicate my time on cooking.I am presenting some interesting recipies of Laura Vitale at the beginning.Her special style of presentation appear entertaining.I hope visitors will enjoy the presentations and write their comments for their desired recipies.

Whole Roast Chicken Recipe – Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Episode 302

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGRVTHS_NK4&feature=relmfu

How to Make Homemade Cupcakes From Scratch – Recipe by Laura Vitale Laura in the Kitchen Episode 61

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngN4TWgL3sY&feature=relmfu

How to make Homemade Pizza From Scratch – Recipe by Laura Vitale – Laura in the Kitchen Ep. 86

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAOgl-Sv09U&feature=relmfu

SHEENA CHOHAN CHARMS BPL 2012-MATCH 25

Indian actress Sheena Chohan has been assigned the challenging job of live reporting and studio interviews of Bangladesh Premier League2012 (BPL 2012).
I was very happy to see her to charm the audience with her beauty and intelligent conversations during the BPL 2012,MATCH 25 being held on 25 February,2012.She was sharing with a guest about the delicious fish and pithas of Bangladesh which she enjoyed after coming to beautiful Bangladesh.
The game is between Dhaka Gladiators and Barisal Burners.The Sher-e-Bangla Stadium located at Mirpur in Dhaka is humming with the presence of large number of spectators.They are rejoicing and playing flutes.The beginning of the match appears to be wonderful.Barisal scored 34 without any loss.Hodge and Shehzad are batting now on behalf of Barisal.The game seems to be enjoyable which may be felt from the reactions of the audience.The run rate is 8.57 at this moment.
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