The Midnight Library…(Book Review)

Hello friends.. Today I am back with another book review….I hope you will like it

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This is a lovely books….
I am really impressed by this beautiful book…
The main character of the book is Nora Seed… She was depressed about her life… She was full of regrets thinking about her life… She thought her life would have been different if she had made different choices. She worked at a musical instrument shop named “Sting theory” but one day she lost that job too. She came back to her apartment and decided to end her life and took some medicine to die….
But then something strange happened… She found herself looking at a big old building which eventually turns out to be library. She enters the library and from there on the main story stars..
There she met her school librarian Mrs. Elm, whom she was loved. The library was a strange one, full of books but no name on the covers…
Nora eventually found out via Mrs. Elm that those books are all the lives Nora could have lived. She can try out any life she wanted. So Nora begun to try the lives she wanted to live. She tried them all but eventually she would find them disappointing and shift to another life.
So after trying many lives something strange happens in the midnight library. The library starts to shake and collapsing. At that time Nora realized that she wanted to live no matter what and she managed to escape the collapsing library.
The midnight library taught Nora the value of life. She realized that the perfect life doesn’t exist anywhere. Although sometimes it feels like our life is miserable but there are opportunities to look for and above all life is for living no matter what is the situation. Giving up is not an option, there is always hope.




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Social Media Detoxification….

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Hello friends, how are you all….I hope you all are doing great…

Recently I am going under some kind of mental fitness training…. I want to share it with you guys….

In modern time we live a hectic life….WORK, JOBS, UNIVERSITY bla bla bla you name it…Above all it seems like our lives are surrounded and some cases feels like controlled by electronics devices like mobile phones, computers etc. And specially SOCIAL MEDIAS like Facebook, instagram, twitter etc ….

SOCIAL MEDIA is a big thing nowadays….everyone seems like over dependent on Social medias and somewhat obsessed… people from all walks of life are on social media and including MYSELF also… Let me clear that I’m not against social Medias at all…. But I am strongly against social media addiction. Recently I observed that social medias has become like drugs. As a drug addict becomes hooked up with the sensation of drugs he takes, people nowadays are hooked to social medias of all kinds.

Every celebrity, every big and small movie stars and every famous and infamous persons are on social media… Big celebrity or stars have a huge amount of fan followings and those stars share their everyday life with them… They share every information about their lives and works in those social media platforms…. People follow them like madness ….

Now come to ordinary people like me and you… I am from a middle class family as most of you guys are… We are also on social medias … Our lives are somewhat tangled with social medias. Most of us share personal lives or work related information in those platforms, also we get various kind of information which can be useful to us in some way from those social media platforms. We share status, photos and whatever we like and I am totally fine with that… But my concern is when we get addicted to it. Recently Scientists found that getting likes in social Medias release a chemical named Dopamine in our brain… Which creates a kind of good feeling or say satisfaction in our brain and as a result we feel happy and satisfied with our lives… We are always busy with our smartphones and busy with surfing through social media platforms. We always get happy when someone loves, likes our pictures or says something good about us in comments… And as a result our brain releases Dopamine and we feel happy. Opposite things happens when nobody reacts to our status, pictures etc… We count the number of likes or comment we got to our particular status or photos. We than see our friends, relatives’ status getting much more response than ours and eventually start to compare ourselves, which is a very unpleasant thing and gradually develop depression or whatever kinds of mental illness there is….

Most of the people nowadays at spends a significant amount of time in social medias. If you observe your surroundings you will find out every 8 out of 10 people are using their smartphones and using social medias specially young generation. It seems like they can’t go through the day without being on social media. You will notice most of the people in buses, trains, universities, works are busy with their smartphones. A study from Harvard University found that adults spend an average of 2 to 4 hours a day tapping, typing, and swiping on their devices—that adds up to over 2,600 daily touches. Most of us have become so intimately entwined with our digital lives that we sometimes feel our phones vibrating in our pockets when they aren’t even there.

Recently I noticed I was too getting myself tangled in Social media specially Facebook… I noticed I was subconsciously opening the facebook app and scrolling like every half an hour. And spending 15 to 20 minutes at a time. And I became to a shocking realization that I was subconsciously becoming addicted to social medias. So immediately I took necessary steps to stop this addiction. The first thing I did is doing meditation on a daily basis about 22 days ago and deleted my Facebook app from my smartphone. And set myself some rules like no social media, avoid every kind of digital screen like smartphone, computer screens two hour before I go to sleep. And I won’t lie, it wasn’t an easy thing to do. I felt a desire to look up in Facebook and find out about my friends and what’s going on with other people I know in Facebook. But I remained strong mentally and my daily meditation helped me a lot and a good thing is I developed a good habit of doing meditation on a daily basis. And after I stopped being on social media I started to read more books, finding more time available for myself for doing a lot of other things. Stopped being on social medias helped me to realize that how much time I was wasting on social media every day. Above all I found out that my anxiety level came to all time low and I am feeling fresh good about myself. Its been 3 weeks since I last been on Facebook and I am very happy with my decision . Quitting social media improved my mental health incredibly, I have become more focused and doing mediation on a daily basis helped me to become more aware about my life and surroundings and helped me to live in the present moment.

I hope you guys will find it helpful… Wish everyone a happy life and a very happy new year ….

Ikigai (Book Review)

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, The Little Book of Lykke, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Hector Garcia Puigcerver

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Great book….Recommended…It helped me to realize some very important things…I will urge all my friends to read this book..
10 Rules of Ikigai:
1) Stay active
2) Take it slow
3) Don’t fill your stomach
4) Surround yourself with good friends
5) Get in shape for your next birthday
6) Smile
7) Reconnect with nature
8) Give thanks ( to nature, to ancestors, to friends)
9) Live in the moment
10) Follow your Ikigai (if your don’t know your Ikigai, find it. Your mission is to discover it)



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Photographs (Monsoon Season)

Monsoon season is currently going on in South Asian country …It is also know as The Rainy Season…I Love this season a lot…Rain is one of my most favourite thing…I tried to capture the beauty of the season with my smart phone…May be a day will come when I will be able to buy one Fuji x100v camera….Enjoy the pictures…

Grave of The Fireflies…..

Hello friends..How are you all ….I hope you are all doing well …

Today I am going to write a review on the animated movie “Grave of The Fireflies”….Usually I don’t write about movies in my blog but after watching this movie I felt I must write a review on it……

Friends this is one of the greatest movie I have ever seen in my life…This movie touched my heart to the very core….I am an emotional type person, sometimes I feel tears coming out of my eyes whenever I see a very emotional scene in a good movie….but I think I never cried so much as I did watching this great movie like I cried most of the time….like I just cried wholeheartedly ….

This movie was released in 1988 and it is based on a True Story….This movie is about two siblings Seita and Setsuku from the city of Cobe in Japan during the time of World War II….

On 21 September 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II a teenage boy, Seita, dies of starvation in a Kobe train station. A janitor sorts through his possessions and finds a candy tin, which he throws into a field. The spirit of Seita’s younger sister, Setsuko, springs from the tin and is joined by Seita’s spirit and a cloud of fireflies. They board a train.

Months earlier, Seita and Setsuko’s house is destroyed in a air raid along with most of Kobe. They escape unharmed, but their mother dies from severe burns. Seita and Setsuko move in with a distant aunt, who convinces Seita to sell his mother’s silk kimonos for rice. Seita retrieves supplies he buried before the bombing and gives everything to his aunt, save for a tin of sakuma drops. As rations shrink and the number of refugees in the house grows, the aunt becomes resentful of the children, saying they do nothing to earn the food she prepares.

Seita and Setsuko leave the aunt’s home and move into an abandoned bomb shelter. They release fireflies into the shelter for light. The next day, Setsuko is horrified to find that the insects have died. She buries them in a grave, asking why they and her mother had to die. As they run out of rice, Seita steals from farmers and loots homes during air raids, for which he is beaten. When Setsuko falls ill, Seita takes her to a doctor, who explains that she is suffering from malnutrition.

Desperate, Seita withdraws all the money in their mother’s bank account. As he leaves the bank, he becomes distraught when he learns that Japan has surrendered. He also learns that his father, a captain in the Japanese Navy is most likely dead, as most of Japan’s navy has been sunk.

Seita returns to the shelter with food, but finds Setsuko hallucinating. Seita hurries to feed her, but she dies as he finishes preparing the food. Seita cremates Setsuko’s body and her stuffed doll in a straw casket. He carries her ashes in the candy tin along with his father’s photograph.

Seita and Setsuko’s deceased spirits arrive at their destination, healthy and happy. Surrounded by fireflies, they rest on a hilltop bench overlooking present-day Kobe.

Friends I never felt any movie as emotionally as I felt watching this great movie…This movie shows us how innocent childs become victims of war with no one to take care of them…..

At the end I will just say go and watch this movie otherwise you are going to miss of one of the greatest movie ever made….Thanks for reading…

Zen Meditation…

Hello friends.. How are you all?….I hope you are all well with your family and loved ones during this ongoing pendemic Covid-19…We can only hope for better days ahead…

Today I am going to tell you about Zen Meditation…I heard about it many years back but recently got to really know about it …

I will say this meditation will help your life tremendously….I strarted to do it every morning and already I am getting the benefits of it….I am already feeling a balance in my mind and life…This meditation is helping me to regain my lost calmness and happiness in my life…Nowdays our life is very fast moving..and people have very little time for themselves….it is very important to have some time for yourself..explore your own mind ….search for that inner peace…just slow down a bit…don’t waste your life and time with the madness of the world outside…peace of mind is the most important thing…So have some time for yourself and nature….

As every good thing should be shared , so I share Zen Meditation with you….as a candle can light a thousands candle, I share Zen meditation with you…And I hope Zen meditation will help you with your life as it did with mine….Here is link to a video of Zen Meditation https://youtu.be/aTIV9djESbY

Thanks for reading.. I hope you find it helpful….

10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world..(Book review)

Hello everyone..I hope you guys are doing well….I am back with another book review….

“10 minutes 38 seconds in this strange world” is a book by a British-Turkish women writer “Elif Shafak”…lets talk about the writer first…She is a mesmerising writer….And she is one of my favourite writer…She also wrote the book “The Forty Rules of Love” about which I already wrote a review….For me she is one of those writer who wants to dissolve barriers, whether of race, religion, nationality, culture, gender…..

After all we are human beings…our heart should be filled with love not hatred…..love should be our religion and we should respect everyone and every religion….

Now lets go straight to our topic….This book is about a sex worker Tequila Leila and her five friends from Istanbul….She was killed and dumped into a dustbin outside a hotel….she was dead but her brain was working….and it worked for 10 minutes 38 seconds after her death…during this minutes and 38 seconds her brain thought of her whole life from when she was born to when she was murdered and later on buried in the grave yard of the companion less ( which is still exist in Istanbul , where those unfortunate ones who has no family and friends or rejected by their family are buried) ….during this 10 minutes 38 seconds she remembered everything from her life…she remembered her mother, her aunt, her father, the birth of her brother , her family life, her school days, her first love…

She remembered how she was sexually molested by her uncle when she was just 6 years old…She remembered the day when she left her home for Istanbul …And from there on how her life changed …

Friends this is one of those book which will urge you to look at the life of people from a different angel and with more compassion towards the people like sex workers, transgenders…..I personally felt tears in my eyes while reading this book…the story touched my heart…..The writer described beautifully…..

Friends I loved this book …and I will rate this book as one of my top favourite…And I think you guys will love this book…Thanks for reading…

Jupiter’s Travels..( book review)

Hello everyone….Today I am back with another book review…It has been quite a while I have read a book…but finally I finished one…

So lets go straight to our topic……This book “Jupiter’s Travels” is a wonderful book…I thorougly enjoyed reading this book…

It is a story of a man who had the courage to step outside, to see the world through his own eyes, to feel the the world with his own views …..Over four years he rode his triumph motorbike across countries…..he faced his fate, fear and learned how to face problems head on….He met new people, new culters, He travelled through mountains, plain road , muddy roads through deserts and everykind of road a biker can come across….But he triumphed over all of them….This book shows us that how great human courage is…with firm belife in oneself one can do the unthinkable……This book is an absolute inspiration for the upcoming generation of travelers all around the world…

I enjoyed this book….And I think you guys will find it interesting too…..Thanks for reading…

Travelers…

I always have a soft corner for the travelers in my heart….bcoz they are the one who has the courage to see the world through their own eys, feel the world through their own soul , discover the wonders of mother earth and above all who refuse to live a ordinary life have the courage to live their dream….

We are all Human….

Today around the world I see such destruction, such violence, such inhuman activities that I feel such sadness that I can’t express through my words…I feel tears coming out of my eyes…..

This picture broke my heart….. Sometimes I think these animals are much better than us

We humans are destroying our own mother earth by our inhuman activities….Sometimes I think should we really call ourselves Human at all???…..We are destroying forests, killing innocent animals, snatching their right to live on this earth …They are like us the children of mother earth and they have the same right to inhabit this earth….And also people killing people…Hatred is increasing … Are we loosing our own human values???

We are forgetting that we are a part of this vast universe….everything is linked with everything….But I feel great joy in my heart when I see humanity triumphs…There is still some good people around the world who holds the true human values….I will request all of my friend please be kinder to everything , please always help somebody in need, never let the poison of hatred grow inside you….Let’s together make our world a better place to live….let us smile and make others smile…….Thank you for reading…

Chittagong Commonwealth War Cemetery(World War ll)

Today I paid a visit to the Chittagong war cemetery… This cemetery was established to honor Commonwealth soldiers and others who died during world war 2… Here are some pics I clicked today…

Memorial register of sailors and merchant seamen
Some names of the soldiers and merchants( written in Bengali) who got lost in the sea during world war 2
Some names of the soldiers and merchants( written in Bengali) who got lost in the sea during world war 2

Ekusheh Book Fair, Bangladesh

Today I went to the Ekushey Book Fair which is held every year as a pride and to show respect to the 21st February International Mother Language day…

We are the Bengali people who fought for the right to speak in our mother language Bengali..In 21st February, 1952 Students of Dhaka University sacrificed their life to earn the right to speak in Bengali…police opened fire on the protest march held by the students…..here are some pics of the fair..

With my good friend Shoron..

How I want to be rememberd…

I want to be remembered as a good human being……

who lived his dream throughout his live

who always lived in the present moment , neither in the past or in the future

who loved nature with all his heart

who loved his parents and siblings

who loved to read books and travel

who was always his mom’s boy

who loved to visit holy places of all religion

who considered himself as a human before anything else

who was a shy person and loved rain

who loved to watch moon and sky

who belived he was a small part of the whole universe…

The Pilgrimage….

Hello friends..I am back after a long time….I was very busy with my Exam,so I had to concentrate a lot on my academic studies..as a result I wasn’t able to read books outside my studies….

my exam finished on 5th january this year..so finally I got a chance to read books again…

The book I finished reading today is ‘The Pilgrimage’ by Pulo Coelho..He is one of my favourite writer…..and I have to say he is an incredible writer…..

The book is about writers spiritual journey or I should say a pilgrimage to an ancient and nearly forgotton road by modern people,the route of pilgrimage to “Santiago de Compostela” on foot….The book contains writers own experience on the strange road to santiago…

Map of the road to Santiago…

The writer and his guide Petrus makes this pilgrimage on the ancient road to Santiago in hope to find his sword …..it is the road on which for centuries pilgrims all over the world made the sacred journey to pay homage to the Saints and Virgin Mary…..

This book tells us the story of the spiritual experience which the writer experiences throughout this journey..how he faces challenges ,defeats devils ,Universal love ,his triumph over his fear and how he faced his fears….

In this book reader will get to know about spiritual RAM practices..which is taught by writers guide Petrus…The writer learns those practices from his guide and practices these on his way to Santiago de Copostela and how he used those technics on various occasion….

I loved and enjoyed this book sooooo much…this book made me think of my inner soul , the sleeping goodness that is hidden in every human beings….The beauty of God and his entire creation…

And last but no means at least, I will encourage everyone to read this wonderful book……

“Brida”

Hello friend’s …It’s been a long time since I wrote about a book…I have been very busy with my study and hardly got any time to read a book….Somehow I managed to read a book recently named “Brida” by “Paulo Coelho”….

First of all Let me say this Paulo Coelho is a great writer and he wrote some excellent book like “The Alchemist,Hippie”….I enjoyed those two book very much….

Lets talk about the book now…This book is about a girl named “Brida” and her journey towards becoming a witch…Through out the book the reader will get to know about Brida , her life, her love,and the journey made by her to recognize her gift and as well as finding her soulmate “Magus”.

In this book Brida found her way through witchcraft…There were two paths The Tradition of the Moon and The Tradition of the Sun…Brida chose The tradition of the Moon to find her destiny…This book will discribe how Brida made that journey to find her destiny and also to find her soul mate..

I will give this book a 3 star out of 5…Because I felt the book gets boring sometimes and the concept was not up to the mark…For me this book was not so good as the other one’s wrote by the same Writer..In short I will say this book is kinda boring one….

Dalai Lama’s words…

“I would regard a compassionate, warm, kind hearted person as healthy. If you maintain a feeling of compassion,loving,kindness then something automatically opens your inner door. Through that, you can communicate much more easily with other people. And that feeling of warmth creates a kind of openness. You will find that all human beings are just like you, so you’ll be able to relate to them more easily”——His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama

Journey to Fitness….

As an Engineering student I have to study and do research everyday and I do these work mostly sitting in my research lab…Lately I noticed something…I am getting fat and gaining weight ..It is due to my idleness towards exercise ..currently my weight is 86 kg and my height is 5 feet 8 inches …so I am currently in obese 1 stage…So from today taking the name of God I started doing exercises….Hope that I will become fit…

The Forty Rules of LOVE….

Hello friends…How are you all…..I am back with another book review…..

Today I am going to write about the book ” The Forty Rules of Love” by ” Elif Shafak”…

First of all I want to thank writer “Elif Shafak” for writing this beautiful book…She did a wonderful job ….I liked her writing so sooo much… I am a fan of her now….She is an award-winning novelist and most widely read woman writer in Turkey..She writes in both English and Turkish….

Now lets go right to our main topic ” The Forty Rules of Love”…friends this book is absolutely a wonderful book …The book is maily about Sufism ….It teaches about life through “Rumi and Shams of Tabriz”..it describes the Sufi way of life…how to open the door of your heart and find Love…The devine love for God…it also shows the way develop one’s inner self…

This book is about Ella Rubinstein who has a husband and three children and a pleasant home…Which seems so perfect but actually there is a huge emptiness at her heart….lack of Love…

Ella reads a manuscript about the thirteenth-century Sufi poet Rumi and Shams of Tabriz, and his forty rules of love and life, while reading this her world changed totally….

She starts a journey to find love , to find her soul , to find herself….

All I can say this book is really a beautiful book ..It will help reader to look into ownself , own soul and and unlock the door of Love..I will encourage everyone to read this book….Thanks for reading…Have a good day…Smile….