August, 21, 2007 Update

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (21.08.07). Rafiq, Taslima Akter, golam Rabbany Sujan, Mohtarimun Naher Bia, Shamima Akter and Tarun Falia were present in the meeting. Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.
Since the beginning we have posted 47 articles (both Bangla and English). 7 articles were posted from 13.08.07 to 21.08.07 (English-5 and Bangla-2).

English posting:

1 Girls who sell flowers in the traffic jam in Dhaka city. By Golam Rabbany Sujan
2. 21st Febuary by Shahnaj Munia (English student)
3. Picture on flood affected area of Dhaka city by Mohtarimun Naher Bipa (Staff)
4. Nari Jibon bloggers profile ( Rafiq, taslima akter, Golam Rabbani sujan, Mohtarimun Naher Bipa, Shamima, and Mayanur akter)
5. Two student bloggers profile (Rumana Akter and Kaniz fatema Kanta)

Bangla posting:
1. Banna kabolito Bagladesh ( Flood affected Bangladesh ) by Nina Sultana Mim (Student)
2. Narir adhikar (women rights (Kabita/ poem))
Title of this post: Women rights written by Afroza Akter kazol
Contents of this post: In this poem writer expressed her thoughts on women rights and dignity.

We have 13 articles in hand (students). After editing those will be posted soon.

English:

1. Agriculture of Bangladesh by Tahmina Akter (English/Computer student)
2. Culture of Bangladesh by Shamima akter (Eng/Computer student)
3. Dhaka city
4. Village life
5. Fisherman By Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com. Student)
6. Flower (how flower is used) by Salama siddiqa Eng/com)

Bangla:

1. Swapne Sonargaon by Taufiqa Farjana (eng/com0
2. Coaching centre by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
3. Ahsan Manjil (Description of a historical place of Dhaka ) by Hasian Akter English-1
4. Sagor konna Hatia ( Hatia the Sea girl) by Nurun Naher sislam (English1.5). Author described about people and culture of a village that is situated in a island of Bay of Bengal
5. Mother Teresa by Ayesha (English/com)
6. Ekjon bhalo shikkhok (a good teacher) by Nurun Naher Nipa (English-1)
7. The botanical garden and Zoo in Comilla by Hasian Akter (English-1)

We conducted two interviews since last meeting (11.08.07). Among those one interview is posted and another one will be posted soon
We are hoping to get 4-6 articles in next week.

We arranged training program for new and old bloggers on 21.08.07. Taslima Akter conducted the training program. In the training session Taslima Akter explained the new and old bloggers (students) about Internet, Internet browsing, about web, what is blog, how to write and what to write etc. Twenty English/computer students were present in the training program. They are : Tahmina Akter-552, Kaniz Fatema-597, Rumana Parveen-598, Farzana Rahman Kona-606, Farhana Akter-607, Labony Akter-601, Irin Sultana Tuli-604, Kaniz Fatema Bonni-608, Afrina Afroz [Any]- 680, Salma Siddika [Mumu]- 322, Sumia Marzana-700, Farzana Akter [Beauty]- 703, Sharmin-698, Nina Sultana [Mim]- 699, Mumtaj-714, Jesmin Ara Amzad-713, Khadijatul Kobra-711, Jannat Ara Amzad-712, Shaila Sharmin-717 and Selina Shirin-718 .

Ms. Taslima also trained the blog dol how to post. In next training session she will explain more on it. Rafiq, Golam Rabbani Suajan, and Mohtarimun Naher Bipa attended the training program.

We have got two bloggers profile (students) and those have already been posted.
We are hoping to get some more soon from the student bloggers.

Next Training: Next training will be on blogging software Ttrainer: Taslima Akter
She will train the bloggers how to post and upload picture.

Proposed post for next week:

Four English posts:
1. Video blogging: Birth of a child in street by Tarun Folia
2. Interview: 1x Nila Sultana, “History of my life” by Golam Rabbany Sujan
3. Jackfruit by Taufiqa Farjana (English/computer. Student)
4. Village fair By Rina akter (English-1)
Five Bangla posts:
1. Barshan Mukhar Shandha (Rainy evening) by Sumaya (Computer student). Author described her feelings in her writings.
2. The boy (Shei cheleti) Author-Mayanur Akter ( Staff)

Sympathetic feelings of the author about a man who sleeps in the hospital (works as the attendant of patient telling them that he has patient in the hospital (but he does not have any patient) at night as he has no house to live at Dhaka . He can not live in rented house as he does not have enough money. In day time he pulls rickshaw and at night he sleeps in hospital. He is earning/saving money for her family (Mother, and sibling).
Aami ebong amar Maa (I and my mother). By Afroza Akter Kazol ( English/computer student). Author expressed about her mothering in her writings
3. Mone pore Ma-ke ( I miss my mother) by Maya Nur Akter (staff)
4. Nari (women) a poem by Tahmina. Writer described about women who are neglected by the male but doing lots for them and nation
5. Some bloggers profile (students)

Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments

A Fresh Start for the Bangla Blog

Re: bangla blog: Our stories (amader golpo)

Posting;

1. New start of Bangla blog (Bangla bloger nabo jattra): (Author: Animesh ch. Bain)

In our daily life we see many things. Some of them give us pleasure, some give sorrow. Some are struggle of life.
Nari Jibon project would like to show those in Bangla blog.

2. Beauty, a story of a struggled woman’s story(Beauti ek Sangrami Narir golpo) ( translator Taslima ( Main article is from Sujan)

First part: (It has three parts. Those are not yet posted)
—Beauty, a Beautiful, 21 years young lady who rides in car, wears costly dresses but not happy. None of her relatives love her. Now she is resident base sex worker.
—-Her birth, her child hood, how she lost her way of home and caught by the police and sent to vagabond center where she stayed five years, studied in NO school up to class six.
—-How she came back to her parent:
—-How she learned dancing and became a dancer
To be continued

Next parts will be:
An accident of her life, how she became a sex worker
How she went to Dubai 9life at Dubai)
Her current life style and sex business

3. I had many dreams…….( Amar onek swapna…..) Author taslima

–Story of a Bangla student (Nasima)
–How she came to Dhaka from Kerani ganj
–How she became a domestic worker
–Violence at her work place
–Marriage, Married life, Dowry demand of her husband, domestic violence
–How she became a cake and cloth seller and how she came to Nj

4.Thoughts after spoiling/breaking sleep (Ghum bhanga chinta gulo) Author: Rafi Haque

–How she woke up
–What she was thinking after woke up.
–What she has gotten and what she should get
–Life is not permanent, people born with the notice of death

5. Dowry, A great problem for the women of Bangladesh Jautuk, Bangladeshe narither ekti baro samossha) (Author: Taslima
–Author described the story of a woman who had to face dowry demand of her husband though the dowry is illegal according to law of Bangladesh ( Sourse News paper)
–how she was abused by her husband for dowry
–how she got paternal property/money and plan of spending the money

6. Onek protikulota periye oboshese amar ma (My mother who overcame many obstacles after the death of her husband) Author-Helen sarkar English/com old student
Author wanted to express about her mother who passes hard working life and made them educated and she also became educated. After losing her husband she passed H.S.C and B.A and then got a good job

Aug 15 Update

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program on (11.08.07).

Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.

Since the beginning we have posted 37 articles (both Bangla and English). 5 articles were posted in this week (English-3 and Bangla-2). Among those one was interview (Bangla student). We have four articles in hand. After editing those will be posted soon.

We conducted two interviews over the week. Among those one interview is posted and another one will be posted soon. We are hoping to get 6-10 articles in next week.

We arranged training program for new and old bloggers in this week. Animesh Chandra Bain conducted the training program.

All the bloggers (Staff/students) were asked to make their profile. Some bloggers (students) can not come due to flood. Still we are hoping to post some profile next week.

Proposed post for next week:
Interview 1x
Training on blog software
Three English posts
Three Bangla posts
Some bloggers profile

Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments

August, 11,2007 Update

Nari Jibon Blog dol (group) arranged a meeting/training program today (11.08.07). Nari Jibon blog activities, progress, problem and what to do were discussed in the meeting.
Since the beginning we have posted 37 articles. 5 articles were posted in this week (English-3 and Bangla-2). Among those one was interview (Bangla student). We have four articles in hand. After editing those will be posted soon.
We conducted two interviews over the week. Among those one interview is posted and another one will be posted soon. We are hoping to get 6-10 articles in next week.
We arranged training program for new and old bloggers in this week. Animesh Chandra Bain conducted the training program.
All the bloggers (Staff/students) were asked to make their profile. Some bloggers (students) can not come due to flood. Still we are hoping to post some profile next week. Some students (bloggers can not give writings as they are very busy with their exam/study. After exam they will continue their writings as usual.

Proposed post for next week:
1. Interview 1x
2. Training on blog software
3. Three English post
4. Three Bangla post
5. Some bloggers profile

Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments

একজন সংগ্রামী নারীর জীবন কথা – ১

বিউটি (ছদ্মনাম) ২১ বছর বয়সী এক তরুনী, সুন্দরী এবং উজ্জল তার হাসি যে কারই নজর কাড়ে। তার জন্ম মধ্যবিত্ত একটি পরিবারে এবং সপ্তম শ্রেনী পর্যন্ত লেখাপড়া করেছে। দামী পোশাক পড়ে, কখনো দামী গাড়িতে চড়েও সে সুখী নয়। তার কোন আত্মীয় তাকে পছন্দ করে না এমনকি তার সাথে কোনরকম যোগাযোগ রাখে না। সে আমাদের সমাজে একজন অপরাধীর মত বসবাস করে। যদিও সে কিছুদিনের জন্য দেশের বাইরে চলে গিয়েছিল এবং বর্তমানে সে একজন যৌনকর্মী(বাসা–বাড়ি ভিত্তিক)।

১৯৮৬ সালে ঢাকার রায়ের বাজারে একটি মুসলিম পরিবারে জন্মগ্রহন করে বিউটি। পাঁচ বোন ও দুই ভাই এর মধ্যে বিউটি ছিল তার বাবা-মায়ের চতুর্থ সন্তান। তার বাবা একজন ছোট মুদির দোকানদার ছিলেন আর তার মা ছিলেন একজন গৃহিনী। তার বাবা ফরিদপুর জেলার এবং তার মা ছিলেন ঢাকার স্থায়ী বাসিন্দা।  তার মায়ের অনেক আত্মীয় ঢাকায় বাস করত। বিউটি এবং তার পরিবারের কোন সদস্যেরই গ্রামের বাড়িতে যাতায়াত ছিল না। কিন্তু তার দাদা-দাদী গ্রামের বাড়িতে বসবাস করতেন বলেই তার বাবা মাঝে মাঝে যেখানে যেতেন।      

তার ছোটবেলায় সে এবং  তার প্রতিবেশীর মেয়ে ভর্তি হয় বাড়ির কাছের একটা স্কুলে। দুজনে একসাথে স্কুলে যেত। বিউটি তখন প্রথম শ্রেনীর ছাত্রী, স্কুল শেষে একদিন সে এবং তার বান্ধবী বাসষ্ট্যান্ডে গিয়ে বাসে উঠে পড়ে কিন্তু দুজনের কেউই জানেনা কোথায় যাচ্ছে। বাসের হেলপার তাদেরকে বাস থেকে নামিয়ে দেয়। তারপর তারা বাড়ির দিকে হাঁটতে লাগল কিন্তু তারা পথ হারিয়ে ফেলল। অনেক পথ হাঁটতে হাঁটতে তারা দুর্বল হয়ে পড়লে কাঁদতে শুরু করে। অনেক লোক তাদেরকে জিজ্ঞেস করল তারা কোথা থেকে এসেছে এবং ঠিকানা কি ? কিন্তু দুজনে কেউই তাদের ঠিকানা বলতে পারেনি। অবশেষে পুলিশ তাদেরকে থানায় নিয়ে যায় এবং পরের দিন মিরপুর ভবঘুরে কেন্দ্রে পাঠিয়ে দেয়। পুলিশ তাদের ঠিকানা জিজ্ঞাসা করলে তারা শুধুমাত্র পরিবারে সদস্যদের নামই বলে কিন্তু বাড়ির ঠিকানা বলতে পারেনি। তার কিছুদিন পরে তাদেরকে গাজীপুর ভবঘুরে কেন্দ্রে পাঠিয়ে দিল।

মুলতঃ এটা ছিল ১৯৯৫ সালের কথা। পাঁচবছর এর মত বিউটি ভবঘুরে কেন্দ্রে ছিল। সে ভবঘুরে কেন্দ্রে এন.জি.ও স্কুলে ক্লাস-৬ পর্যন্ত পড়েছে। তার স্কুল শিক্ষকের তার ভাল সম্পর্ক হয় এবং তারপর তাকে প্রথম সে যে স্কুলে পড়াশুনা করেছিল সেই স্কুলের নাম বলল। তারপর তার স্কুলের শিক্ষক তার ঐস্কুলে যোগাযোগ করে এবং তার বাবা-মার সাথে যোগাযোগ করে। খবর পেয়ে তার বাবা-মা তাকে ভবঘুরে স্কুল থেকে নিয়ে আসে। প্রথম দিকে বিউটির বাবা-মা বিভিন্ন জায়গায় খুঁজাখুঁজি করেছিল কিন্তু তারা কোথাও বিউটির কোন সন্ধান পায়নি এবং পরে বিউটির বাবা-মা এবং আত্মীয় স্বজন ধারনা করেছিল যে সে মারা গেছে। তার মা এবং পরিবারের অন্যরা অনেক দিন পর তাকে দেখে খুব খুশি হয়।

 পরিবারের সাথে বিউটির দিনগুলো আনন্দেই কাটছিল। সে পূনরায় ক্লাস-৬ ভর্তি হয় এবং তার শখ ছিল নৃত্য, তাই পড়াশুনার পাশাপাশি বাসার কাছের একটি নাচের স্কুলেও ভর্তি  হয়। একবছর পর যখন সে ক্লাস-৭ এ পড়ত  তখন বিভিন্ন অনুষ্ঠানে সে নাচত এবং ১০০০ টাকা করে পেত। ধীরে ধীরে লোকজনের কাছে সে একজন নৃত্যশিল্পী হিসাবে পরিচিতি পেতে থাকে। আনন্দেই কাটছিল তার দিনগুলো।

তার জীবনের পরের কথা আসছে খুব শিগ্রই……………….

১. তার জীবনের একটা দুঃঘটনা এবং কিভাবে সে একজন যৌনকর্মী হল?

২. কিভাবে সে দুবাই গিয়েছিল ? কিভাবে কেটেছিল তার একটি বছর?

৩. তার বর্তমান জীবন এবং তার যৌন পেশা?

অনুবাদ: তাসলিমা আক্তার

August, 04, 2007 Update

Nari Jibon blog dol arranged weekly blog meeting today (04.08.07). Nari Jibon blog activities, Progress, problems and what to do in the next week were discussed in the meeting.
Ms. Bipa informed that 20-26students are contributing in the blog. Some are giving articles once a week and some are giving their writings twice a month. She has 9 articles (staff’s and students’) in hand. After completion of editing she will submit those for posting. Shamima has submitted three articles (Bangla) today. Taslima also has submitted an article (Bangla) today. After editing those will be posted.
Mr. Animesh informed that since the beginning 32 articles including some interviews were posted. From July, 27 to August 04 total 9 articles were posted. Taslima and Animesh have taken video coverage of some flood affected area of Dhaka city. Those will be posted today.
There was also a training session before the meeting on blog software. Mr. Animesh trained some staff how to manage blogsite, website browsing and bangla typing etc.
In the meeting it was decided that next interview will be of a successful business woman and also some other business women in Dhaka city.
Proposed posts for next week:
1. An article from Bipa (In south Asia, Bangladesh is one of the few countries that remains to be explored. 2nd part).
2. Two/three Bangla posts
3. Two articles from students
4. One video interview

Nari Jibon blog dol will be very glad to have your suggestion, comments