Mashrafe Mortaza


“I am a cricketer but can I save a life? A doctor can. But no-one claps for the best doctor in the country. Create myths around them. They will save more lives. They are the stars. The labourers are the stars, they build the country. What have we built using cricket? Can we make even a brick using cricket? Does paddy grow on the cricket field? Those who make courtyards using bricks, make things at factories, grow crops in the fields – they are the stars.”
“What do we do? If I say it very bluntly – we take money, we perform. Like a singer or an actor, we do performing art. Nothing more. The Muktijoddhad [1971 Liberation warriors] didn’t face bullets to get money on winning. Who is being compared to whom? If there are any heroes in cricket, they are Rakibul Hasans or martyrs like [Abdul Halim] Jewel… Rakibul Bhai had dared to enter the cricket field with ‘Joy Bangla’ inscribed on his bat [before the 1971 Liberation]. That’s big. Even bigger was his going to the front with his father’s gun. Shohid (martyr) Jewel left cricket and joined the crack platoon [a 1971 Liberation war guerrilla formation]. That’s bravery. Dealing with fast-bowling has romanticism and duty, not bravery.”
“I say, those who cry ‘patriotism, patriotism’ around cricket, if all of them for one day did not drop banana skin on the streets or did not spit on the streets or obeyed traffic rules, the country would have changed. This huge energy was not wasted after cricket and was used to do one’s work honestly even for a day, that would be showing patriotism. I don’t understand the definition of patriotism of these people.”
— Mashrafe Mortaza

the philosopher-captain-hero of the Bangladesh team
(The quotes were picked from an article by Garga Chatterjee. Entire the article can be read through given links. Photo: Google)
1. Why cricket has been a potent vehicle for nationalism in Bangladesh
When the nation-state’s ideology is a contested one, cricket reflects the contentions.

2. Cricket hyper-nationalism: war by other means

Jaun Was The Most Unsuccessful.

​When you cannot see things are getting worsed but you come to know after everything is wrong, then.. you cannot understand what to do.. I’m feeling like.. it would be better if life-force leaves from me.. to stay quiet.. and hidden forever.
You are nice, it doesn’t matter. What matters actually is what you are. You are nothing if you are not useful and important for society. Nobody is going to cry if you die and so you are obliged to live unwittingly, reluctantly.
Jaun Sahab says – “ho raha hu’n iss tarah barbaad, dekhne waale haath maltey hai’n.” The she’r seemed describing me well when a friend suddenly asked to me – “What you have become?”
You really feel everything around you is being created and projected. People are unaware how they are helping to create the environment. Someone says something about anything else but your mind relates it to your condition. It seems people have question in their eyes.
You are proved financially unsuccessful. You start to avoid talking to people. You are afraid to answer personal questions. People have started using your name as an example for unsuccessful person. You are considered useless, finished, looser! But you have to be breathing, inhaling & exhaling, because you if you die, you will be cursed by people. If you run away, you will be criticized. You are afraid to ‘what people would say?’ And so you are wasting your life. All your possibilities have been ruined. Nothing is rest for you. You are unmarried, single, alone, with no achievements. You wish to be disappeared immediately.

23:28 Tuesday 28th February 2017

Fidel left on Constitution Day 

Yesterday, 26th of November was Indian Constitution Day which should be observed same as Independence Day and Republic Day but I see most of people are Happy-Ignorants on Whatsapp & Facebook.
This time when the world is still receiving threat from dividing elements of global earth family, Fidel Castro has left us. It’s really sad for me. I’m sad as I was when Sadam Hussain and Gaddafi were killed by American Army.
..but Castro, he will always be alive there in our hearts, forever and ever!!
Red Salute to Comrade Fidel

05:50 am Sunday 27th November 2016

मुस्तफ़ा कमाल पाशा अतातुर्क

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फेसबुक पर किसी ने अतातुर्क के विषय में पोस्ट डाली थी उसे यहाँ कॉपी कर रहा हूँ, जानकारी अक्षरस: सत्य है, आप सब भी जाने अतातुर्क के बारे में-

20वीं सदी में , टर्की जो की एक जाहिल इस्लामिक देश था वहाँ एक राष्ट्रपति हुए ‘मुस्तफा कमाल अतातुर्क’. उन्होंने 10 साल के अन्दर टर्की को एक जाहिल इस्लामिक देश से एक modern पढालिखा progressive देश बना दिया .

सबसे पहले उन्होंने एक अभियान चलाया और टर्की को उसकी अरबी जड़ों से काट के तुर्की आत्मसमान को जागृत किया .सबसे पहले उन्होंने देश में अरबी भाषा पे प्रतिबन्ध लगा दिया . अरबी लिपि को त्याग कर Latin आधारित नयी लिपि तुर्की भाषा के लिए विकसित की . उन्होंने देश के शिक्षा विदों से पूछा , हम कितने दिनों में पूरे देश को नयी तुर्की लिपि सिखा देंगे ?3 से 5 साल में ?राष्ट्रपति ने कहा 3 से 5 महीने में करो ये काम ………उन्होंने कुरआन शरीफ को नयी तुर्की लिपि में लिखवाया . मस्जिदों से अरबी अजान बंद कर दी गयी . अब अजान तुर्की भाषा में होती थी . अतातुर्क ने कहा हमें अरबी इस्लाम नहीं चाहिए . हमें तुर्की इस्लाम चाहिए . हमें अरबी भाषा में कुरआन रटने वाले मुसलमान नहीं चाहिए बल्कि तुर्की भाषा में कुरआन समझने वाले मुसलमान चाहिए.

उन्होंने Turkey को इस्लामिक state से एक सेक्युलर state बना दिया .उन्होंने इस्लामिक शरियत की शरई courts जो सदियों से चली आ रही थी उन्हेंबंद कर दिया और तुर्की का नया कानून बनाया जो इस्लामिक न हो के modern था .इसके बाद उन्हें मुस्लिम सिविल कोड को abolish कर Turkish सिविल कोड बनाया . मौखिक तलाक गैर कानूनी कर दिया . 4 शादियाँ गैर कानूनी कर दी . family planning अनिवार्य कर दी .

अतातुर्क ने पूरे देश की शिक्षा व्यवस्था बदल दी . नयी तुर्की लिपि में पाठ्य पुस्तकें लिखी गयी .मदरसों और दीनी इस्लामिक शिक्षा पे प्रतिबन्ध लगा दिया गया . पूरी तुर्की में modern शिक्षा को अनिवार्य कर दिया गया . नतीजा ये निकला की सिर्फ 2 सालों में देश में साक्षरता 10% से बढ़ के 70 % हो गयी .

सबसे बड़ा काम जो अतातुर्क ने किया वो देश के इस्लामिक पहनावे और रहन सहन को बदलदिया . इस्लामिक दाढ़ी , कपडे , पगड़ी प्रतिबंधित कर दी . पुरुषों को पगड़ी की जगह Hat पहनने की हिदायत दी गयी .महिलाओं के लिए हिजाब नकाब बुर्का प्रतिबंधित कर दिया . देखते देखते महिलाएं घरों से बाहर आ के पढने लिखने लगी और काम करने लगी ……..पर्दा फिर भी पूरी तरह ख़तम न हुआ था .इसके लिए अतातुर्क ने एक तरकीब निकाली . वेश्याओं के लिए बुर्का और पर्दा अनिवार्य कर दिया . इसका नतीजा ये निकला की जो थोड़ी बहुत महिलाएं अभी भी परदे में रहती थी उन्होंने एक झटके में पर्दा छोड़ दिया . अतातुर्क ने रातों रात देश की महिलाओं को इस्लामिक जड़ता और गुलामी से मुक्त कर दिया ………

उन्होंने महिलाओं को समाज में बराबरी का दर्जा दिया . 1935 के आम चुनावोंमें तुर्की में 18 महिला सांसद चुनी गयी थी . ये वो दौर था जब की अभी बहुत से यूरोपीय देशों में महिलाओं को मताधिकार तक न था .

मुस्तफा कमाल अतातुर्क ने सिर्फ 10 साल में इस्लामिक Ottoman empire के एक जाहिल देश को एक modern देश बना दिया था..!!

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Great People

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Most of all great people have some stories behind or before their birth. Buddha, Mahavira, Krishna, Rama, Ji Gong, ..all had some stories behind their birth. I don’t know it were true or people created those stories later just to glorify their lives as divine being. Jiddu rejected to be known as a divine being. He was enlightened, samyak person and we don’t see him much respected in India, same with UG. Osho is hated more than respected.

Well, here I want to share two stories related my birth. It were not created by people but my mother and father used to tell me often. Generally I don’t share with everyone but here I have shared in one of my posts in past and again stories are here.

First, my mother had seen five Buddhist monks in her dream who were standing outside of house. My mother gave them some grains and as their blessings I was there.

Second story is from my father. I was in my mother’s womb and one day my father dreamed about me. He was having his lunch and a boy from nowhere approached to my father. The boy was starting at my father. When my father noticed the boy, he asked what he wants. The boy said ‘I want to share your food on your plate, do you allow me?’ My father said ‘Come’. Next day my father told to my mother the baby would be a boy, that’s me. Maybe this is why I was the my father used to love me more than other children he did.

Maybe these stories are fake or my parents would tell me just for entertainment, I don’t know. If it was real, they had seen me before my birth, in their dream, I don’t claim it was me, I don’t remember it was me. Even I don’t believe in such sorts of stories about Buddha Mahavira Krishna etc. In ‘Rockstar’ protagonist thinks if every great person had great sorrow or pain in their lives, he would also need to feel the pain, but he was not born in poverty, his parents were alive, how would he became a great artist? My father used to tell me that all great people had sufferings of poverty, but later I came to know he was wrong. Great person can be anyone no matter born in which financial status of family.

I don’t know what makes one great. Here ‘great’ word indicates to ‘people (were/are/will be) with great intelligence, wisdom, fame, money, power, charismatic attracting personality, excessive successful ones’.

I was born in 11th of Krishna Paksh in Chaitra month, during Shatabhisha Nakshatra’s 4th part in 1982. It’s said, people born on 11th of Krishna Paksha are fool, having no mind. Kalidasa (the great poet) was born on 11th of Krishna Paksha. If he was not insulated by his wife, he wouldn’t become a great poet, people say. All great persons in past and present are not cursed to be insulated, and all people who are insulated many times in their lives do not become great ones.

I’m lost.