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Thoughts on Cockroach:A Poem by Dr. Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Who doesn’t get scared or annoyed by cockroach!

Some of you might have risked life to get rid of them.

But could you imagine the vermin with egg poach?

You may be charmed to see the still life game.

I had the opportunity to see an art exhibition long ago,

Where artists presented amazing works on still life.

American cockroach and egg poach was a nice show,

The painting also combined sliced bread, fork and knife.

Beside those sweet memories, I have different experience.

Many weird cockroaches infested  my home badly.

They had various  sizes,shapes,colors and appearance ,

They spoiled everything ,I had to see helpless and sadly.

Various species fight for spaces in my home,

American, German and Oriental are some of them.

They have specific ways  for sleep and roam,

They take shelter in places like stores and picture frame.

The pestilent insect has many ways to harm,

They eat our things resulting to immense damage.

Their faeces and foul smell cause great alarm,

They spread diseases like heinous savage.

People call exterminator to stop the nuisance,

Who  destroys  their habitats and apply pesticide.

You can also manage this evil with your prudence,

Clean  home and kill the rogue wherever you find.

But frankly speaking there are some merits  as well,

Giant Madagascar hissing cockroach is reared as pet.

Some species used for research and education as model,

Writers treat in novel or poem as object of hate.

I feel a little embarrassed to share some information.

Cockroaches are farmed for making medicine and food.

These may be norms of some cultures or personal passion.

I can’t prescribe   if such practices are bad or good.

Cockroaches are living for millions of years on the earth.

Modern  humans, Homo sapiens came  much later.

Survival of the fittest will determine which species is worth.

Someday cockroach may brand  the human as invader.

Manner : A Poem by Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin



Some love to compare and sigh for no reason

As if they are captive in the self made prison

They  always  try to measure others’ treasure

They feel jealous when others seem better

They gloat if others have less than them

And make all efforts to feel deep shame

I hate those who find joy in humiliation

They are like beast in the shape of human

Their manner hurts many innocent hearts

They are always merciless and harsh

I hope such people will change for ever

To live with others for friendly favor

Artist: A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin

Art lives in the hearts of human
Starting at birth it ends as the setting sun
The first cry of a child is a great art
It stirs the mother and cools her heart
People enjoy smile and sounds of growing child
They rejoice any action as artistic kind

Once I met a  boy seven years old
He was like a flower with flair of gold
I was a guest in their lovely home
He was shy to enter my room
I called him to make him easy
Soon he became my friend and busy

He was curious about me and my passion
He surprised me with question after question
I wondered how to manage a genius like him
He dwelt on wonderful artistic theme
He brought his scrapbook to show his treasure
His joy for sharing was my pleasure

My sojourn was coming to an end
This news saddened my little friend
He looked pale and approached slowly
His eyes were in tears mixed with glee
He extended his hands to offer a gift
I was surprised to see the sudden shift

He gave me an art of a  lovely place
It charmed my heart with its divine grace
He painted a village with a flowing river
People enjoyed the blessing of the Great Giver
I stood speechless in front of the artist boy
Then silently left his home with immense joy

Vulture : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin


Hungry vulture flies

For eating human carrion

Finished tasty feast

(The vulture looks for carrion after Colorado shooting)


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Manimal : A Poem by Dr.Syed Md. Zainul Abedin


Termite is cryptic in nature
Even a brave person fears this creature
Rat is also equally harmful
I bet they can never be cool
They damage everything day and night
None can beat them in any fight
When they are attacked from one side
They turn around and take a hide
There are worse creature on the earth
Who have human face with dirty birth
They do more harm than savage animal
We may call them ugly manimal
You can see them here and there
To save your life take urgent care

(Manimal is like vampires, wolves ,ghosts and aliens)

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Bird,Bee and Butterfly are Great Friends of Mankind – By Dr. Syed Zainul Abedin

Bird,Bee and Butterfly are common animals that may be seen around the human habitat.
We usually do not consider how these animals contribute meaning to our lives.
If we think about their contributions we will be surprised to calculate the value in
finacial terms.
The most important contributions of bird,bee and butterfly are their relentless role in maintaining the
environment healthy and beautiful for the humans and themselves.
They provide aesthetic beauty to our nature by their beauteous presence.The chirping of birds and the hums of bees are
amusing for us all.
Bird,Bee and Butterfly are real friends of mankind.Let us keep them safe for the safety of mankind and the earth.
Enjoy the following video to see the value of them in our lives.The video was made by New England Wild Flower Society.
This plant conservation society of New England takes care of birds,bees and butterflies as a component of their conservation programs.

Plant Doctor :Dr Syed Md Zainul Abedin

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Plants  suffer from diseases like human and pets.You may be alarmed to learn that the diseases of plants caused great famines in the world. Irish Famine which was caused by the disease of potato called,Late blight of Potato.The pathogen which caused this disease is Phytophthora infestans.The great Bengal Famine of 1942 was caused by another plant disease,the Brown Spot of Rice.The causal organism of this disease is Bipolaris oryzae.

However,plants are also affected by pests like insects,mites,rodents,birds,snails etc.   and conditions of soil like deficiency and excess of plant nutrients and variations in soil reactions.Courses are offered in universities to equip graduates to prevent or cure problems of pests,diseases and nutrient imbalance.We may call such graduates as Plant Doctors.Services of such Plant Doctors may be available in many developed countries who prescribe for garden plants especially flower,vegetables and landscape plants.In developing countries public research and extension agencies offer services to the farmers for plant disease management .Some international agencies also support services of plant doctors through funding and training.

Plantwise,an UK based international initiative has come forward to provide plant health services around the world.

Plantwise is gathering and disseminating knowledge in two ways: 1) via a network of plant clinics in the developing world to help the poorest farmers and 2) internationally via the Knowledge Bank.

Plant clinics – farmer interface and support system

Over half of the one billion hungry people in the world are smallholder farmers who rely entirely on their crops to feed their families. Plantwise helps developing countries set up and run community based plant clinics that deliver free plant health advice to these farmers. The clinics, staffed by ‘plant doctors’, are a lifeline for farmers helping them overcome plant health problems and improve their yields. Sometimes the clinics can mean the difference between having a modest surplus which can be sold and going hungry.

Plantwise helps developing countries establish an integrated plant health system, of which the clinics form a vital part.

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Knowledge Bank – harnessing local knowledge

Plant doctors, extension workers and researchers all need access to the latest information in order to be able to best assist the farmer. Plantwise offers on-line diagnosis and treatment support information as well as practical on the ground training for potential plant doctors.

As a result of helping farmers Plantwise collects valuable data about plant pest and disease distribution that is shared with the participating countries. Working with the relevant NPPO (National Plant Protection Organization) Plantwise  publishes validated pest and disease distribution data. This information, harnessed effectively, can form the basis of an early warning system alerting the plant health community to a change in distribution of existing pests/diseases or the threat of a disease in a new region.

The Plantwise Knowledge Bank  helps with the local, national and regional fight against pests and diseases. In addition to local distribution data captured at the clinics Plantwise will capture data about new pests and diseases from scientists, published sources and official bodies, and map this information in greater detail than ever before.

Plantwise is a global programme, led by CABI, to improve food security and improve rural livelihoods by reducing crop losses.Currently Plantwise is operating in 31 countries and delivering its services through 413 plant clinics.These clinics have helped over 280,000 smallholder farmers and their families. Evaluation of Plantwise has revealed that it is a highly relevant, effective, efficient and well managed program.

You can get detailed information about the programs and activities of Plantwise in its website,http://www.plantwise.org

I am providing below a link of a video showing the services of  Plant Doctor assisted by CABI Plantwise.I hope you will enjoy the video.





Plant clinics in Bangladesh

As a citizen of Bangladesh,I feel very fortunate to have the services of Plantwise in Bangladesh.I am citing some relevant information from the website of Plantwise to focus its activities in this country where agriculture plays very significant role in its economy.


To gain a better understanding of plant health problems, Rural Development Academy (RDA) and NGO’s Agricultural Advisory Society (AAS) and Shushilan have established 11 plant clinics in Natore, Bogra and Satkhira districts and Gazipur and Khulna.

The plant clinic approach was first introduced for farmers in Shahjahanpur upazila of Bogra district from 2004, in Baraigram upazila of Natore district by AAS from 2005, and in Kaliganj upazila of Satkhira district from 2006 under funding and technical support from CABI. The aim of the plant clinics was to:

  • enhance crop production
  • reduce production costs by avoiding frequent use of chemicals
  • increase income
  • remove the risk of crop failure due to pest and disease infestation,
  • help to save the environment from pollution

Women plant doctors at newly opened plant clinic in Bangladesh


Monitoring progress

A good monitoring system is essential to document clinic progress, assess the service quality, identify weaknesses and difficulties and define actions for continuous improvement. In 2008, a monitoring workshop in Satkhira with RDA, AAS and Shushilan was held as a first attempt to establish a simple monitoring system for the plant clinics.

The following link of Plantwise provides the resources of administering ‘Plant Doctor’ services in



Bangladesh trainnees