Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fishing a dead fish: An Ex-President's tale

Does it happen only in Bangladesh? May be not? Who does fish a dead fish in dirty water? How does it look like when you catch a dead fish in dirty water, if you ever can? Who does have the interest? Who does run the startling political drama around a marital problem of an ex-president in Bangladesh? In the recent weeks, we’ve been really tired over the overzealous coverage of a marital dispute of an Ex-President of Bangladesh, H M Ershad. His divorce drama was really interesting. His ex-wife Bidisha’s ill-fate drew nationwide sympathy for her. Didn’t Bidisha know how many women were allured, seduced and tragically exploited by this Ex-Gentleman...? Where’s justice? Haven’t we seen the enormous efficiency and competency of our law enforcement and justice sytem to try Bidisha? Indeed, we have.

To me, Ershad is a dead fish politically and personally. I only remember his regime of tyranny, his imposing poetry (self-proclaimed poet), student movement for democracy, loss of education years due to strikes and closings, bloodsheds, hypocracy, most travelled President, and Nur Hussain’s sacrifice for demorcacy.... It’s a smart move to introduce political drama over a marital issue of an ex-fish.

Please fish a dead fish for new excitements, fool us again, when the poor Bangladesh quietly begs for peace, stability, transparency, honesty, justice, and accountability. It’s really fishy now. What’s next? Wait for the next episode now.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Coming out from hibernation ...

It’s amazing to be in hibernation. Suddenly, this Addabaj (Gossip) has disappeared from the horizon of webblog. I’m living right around the corner as a non-existent. I’m alive and well but I feel as I'm lost and grounded. I simply needed some time only for myself. Life suddenly appears to me as a moving car that takes turn and stops for a while before it speeds up again. My inner feeling energizes me to drive my life as a car to its destination without fear and anguish.

I’ve chosen 4th of July to post my first column after this hiatus. Let me wish my friends in the USA the very best on America’s indepndence day. Freedom is for all in its entirety. The spirit of independence needs to uplift the humanity all over the world against injustice, oppression, and intolerance. When 4th of July will illuminate the sky all over the USA, I hope it’ll greet all of us right here, there, and everywhere with a genuine awakening of the worth of real human freedom and independence, not the artifical and superficial one. Long live freedom!!! Cherish and celebrate independence in our very thoughts, expressions and works!!! Let's enlighten our minds with the real spirit of independence- that's the real beginning when you really want to come out from hibernation and alienation.

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