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১৪ই আশ্বিন ১৪২৭

𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖊𝖊𝖐𝖑𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖗𝖓𝖎


As a community, sometimes, we struggle with engagement. It is a strange word. It is hard to define for most people. However, for this social network and in this community in general, we believe engagement means relationship. It means knowing people personally. To a lot of people, this can be a difficult concept. How to do it? Why do it? Is it safe? These are the obvious questions that come to mind.

What I recommend in this case, instead of being worried about privacy or having concerns related to "what people will think if I say that," if we are genuinely interested in people, usually people will be interested in us. Simply because human beings are curious creatures. The fact that you are here for whatever reason means you have taken a certain leap of faith. This small community or the more significant community of Hive is welcoming. People are mostly friendly, and they want to help you succeed in whatever you like to be. If you just forget about your personal gain for a moment and put your 'fun hat' on and talk to people, I assure you, personal growth (read, financial gain) will follow.


"It is surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit."--Abraham Lincoln

That is an incredibly simple statement, but it is exceedingly difficult to execute. We are often proud people. Also, many of us from this community are from the developing world. That means we are used to the following things:

1.  Population pressure
2.  Competition
3.  Grass-root level corruption

These three elements together almost guarantee that we will always think about the cost-benefit ratio. Meaning; "I will do it, what do I gain from it." A little bit of it is healthy. However, if we think about it at every stage of the way, it is a simple way of taking 'fun' out of the equation.
Getting back to the 'rules of engagement' in the community and Hive in general:

  1. Read fellow hivean's post
  2. Take a genuine interest in the content and put some constructive comment (don't say 'nice post')
  3. Do that on multiple posts every day, in various communities; that will build your network
  4. When someone comments, don't say, "thanks for your positive compliment." That's an easy way to point out that you are a moron! 😊. Again, take an interest in that comment and try to write something meaningful as you are making a real conversation. Think about, if you say that to your mom, dad, wife, sister, brother, friend…. How will they react!
  5. Answer each comment and answer comments on comments, and try to say the last word
  6. Think about your own blog. Is it attractive to a broader audience? What can you do better? Is it the same content you are repeatedly churning? (that is milking)
  7. Why are you writing manuals? Try writing a blog…

If you do all that, I guarantee that your content and network will improve. Your earning will improve, and you will have a more fun time at Hive.


This Week's Feature -- Sublime Peace

"Is just a sinner who fell down,
But we couldn't stay there,
And got up."

~Donnie McClurkin

It seems we all know how to get back up if we fall down. But when it comes to us, something very personal I don't understand why we can't relate this anymore. Oh, dear! It feels so immeasurable.
But don't you think, many of the times we don't want to get up? We choose to not see the light?


I think the answer is Yes. Believe me, I've been there and know how I started to cope with my 'down' position. But once I decided to get up, I saw the light, the light I will never leave behind again in life.

You know what, facing difficulty in life is actually an incredible experience. It's rewarding than you can ever imagine. Let me explain a little bit!

If I wanted to pause on my' most precious experience', the 'best happy moment' I had, I will lose the chance to enjoy happier and precious moments than those. Just like that, you may feel, 'it's okay to fall down' you may start to cope with it, but you will lose the chance to give life a chance.

Now I understand why our parents used to say, falling down in life is necessary. It's because you may never take the time to appreciate what you have, you may never notice how much power you have, you may never allow yourself to take challenges and be more. If you take this positively, you sure can move on and make life better.


The question is, how can we gather the courage to get up?


Well, my answer will not satisfy you this time. Because there's no 'formula' actually. You have to make your own ladder and climb on it to get up. Yeah, this is how it works.

Being bold, being positive, and firm on what you believe in will help you get back. But you have to make your own path.

There's no glory in living a 'smooth' life. I was a moron; I thought a smooth life is my goal. But I ended up facing challenges, and now I understand, the joy of life is in it. You fall down, you get up, you learn and move on.

So, next time you fall down (nope, not on the street; in your life), remember to prompt 'I'm strong, I know how to get up and I will make my way.'

Love from the heart

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Body here, mind elsewhere.

Action here, thoughts never there.

An act done with dedication.

A word spoke with affection.

Smiles that indicate true love and warmth.

Will remove the hatred that swarm.

Yesterday is now an illusion.

Tomorrow is only a haze.

You are now in control of what you are to do today.

Never waste the present gifted moment.

You can make it a wonderful memory for the next day.

The less than ordinary will go for ‘quantity’.

Never bothered about the quality.

What you seek should not be money alone.

Peace will give you happiness, I guarantee.

When you look around, you may see poverty and hunger.

Remember to feel grateful for your next meal and blanket.

Life is not all about making money and hoarding.

It is also about sharing and caring.

মনে রাখার মত ফ্রেম — পাপিয়ঁ (Papillon) (১৯৭৩)

পাপিয়ঁ সিনেমা নিয়ে অনেকে নিমরাজি, কাউকে ভ্রূকুটি করতেও দেখা যায়। একই নামের বইয়ের সাথে তুলনার জায়গাটা থেকেই তাঁরা কাজটা করেন। তবে যতই দুয়ো দিক আর আড়চোখে তাকাক, পাপিয়ঁ আমার সবচেয়ে পছন্দের জেলখানা-পলায়ন সিনেমা। দূর্দান্তরকম অ্যাডভেঞ্চারাস, তবে প্রায়শই নির্মমও বটে। বলা যেতে পারে, পাপিয়ঁ ঐসকল সিনেমাগুলোর একটা, যেগুলো সময়কে ধীর করে দিতে পারে, যেন মনে হয় বহু বহু কাল যেন পার হয়ে গেলো। এই ব্যাপারটা কেবল পর্দায়েই সীমাবদ্ধ নয়, মানসেও ছেঁয়ে যায়।

তবে আমি সিনেমার রিভিউ দিচ্ছি না। একটা নির্দিষ্ট অংকের তাৎপর্য তুলে ধরতে চাই কেবল। বিশেষ করে যখন এই অংকের কোন সরাসরি সম্পৃক্ততা নেই গল্পের সাথে, গল্পের ধারাবাহিকতাও প্রকাশ করবে না।

দৃশ্যপট পাপিয়ঁর একটা স্বপ্নকে নিয়ে — যখন সে পালানোর চেষ্টা করা বেয়াড়া কয়েদীদের জন্যে কারাগারের বিশেষ নির্যাতন কক্ষে অযত্ন আর অপুষ্টিতে যমের উঠোনে হুটোপুটি খেলছে।

স্বপ্নে পাপিয়ঁ কল্পিত এক আদালতের মুখোমুখি হয়। কিন্তু কেন এই প্রহসন? পাপিয়ঁ তো কোন অপরাধ করেনি। বিনা অপরাধে বাস্তবেই নরকবাস করছে, স্বপ্নও কী ওর উদ্ধারে এগোবে না? পাপিয়ঁ কল্পিত আদালতের অভিযোগ শোনার আগেই সকল পাপের দায়ভার প্রত্যাখ্যান করে। কিন্তু আদালত অপরাধ নয়, পাপিয়ঁকে অভিযোগ করে এক বরবাদ জীবনের। বিনষ্ট, অপব্যয়িত, অর্থহীন।
আদালতের অভিযোগ যে পাপিয়ঁর পাপ নয় — বরং ওর চেতনার আক্ষেপ!

এই আদালতকেই হয়ত বাংলায় বিবেকের কাঠগড়া বলে।

দৃশ্যপটটা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ, জানান দেয় পাপিয়ঁর দৃঢ় সঙ্কল্পের পেছনের হেতুর। ওর বারংবার জেল পালানোর চেষ্টার মর্ম। পাপিয়ঁ মুক্ত হতে চায় ও কোন হাতছানিময় স্বর্গে যেতে চায় বলে নয়, ও মুক্ত হতে চায় মুক্ত জীবনের রঙ দিয়ে কোন ক্যানভাস আঁকতে। সে হোক যে কোন ক্যানভাস।

Source — Screenshot is taken from the film.


                                নয়ন তোমারে পায় না দেখিতে
                                    রয়েছ নয়নে নয়নে,
                                 হৃদয় তোমারে পায় না জানিতে
                                 হৃদয়ে রয়েছ গোপনে।

                            বাসনা বসে মন অবিরত,
                                ধায় দশ দিশে পাগলের মতো।
                             স্থির আঁখি তুমি ক্ষরণে শতত
                                     জাগিছ শয়নে স্বপনে।

                             সবাই ছেড়েছে নাই যার কেহ
                                 তুমি আছ তার আছে তব কেহ
                             নিরাশ্রয় জন পথ যার যেও
                                 সেও আছে তব ভবনে।

                                  তুমি ছাড়া কেহ সাথি নাই আর
                                      সমুখে অনন্ত জীবন বিস্তার,
                                 কাল পারাপার করিতেছ পার
                                        কেহ নাহি জানে কেমনে।

                                  জানি শুধু তুমি আছ তাই আছি
                                        তুমি প্রাণময় তাই আমি বাঁচি,
                                  যতো পাই তোমায় আরো ততো যাচি
                                          যতো জানি ততো জানি নে।

                                   জানি আমি তোমায় পাবো নিরন্তন
                                        লোক লোকান্তরে যুগ যুগান্তর
                                   তুমি আর আমি, মাঝে কেহ নাই
                                        কোনো বাঁধা নাই ভুবনে।

                                 নয়ন তোমারে পায় না দেখিতে
                                        রয়েছ নয়নে নয়নে।
                                                -রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর

Epilogue-Madhukori (মাধুকরী)

In the scorching warmth of summer, Turjo is strolling on the way to Dhaka University along Farmgate Road. A group of Bauls(বাউল) has come from the distant area of ​​Sylhet who will sing at TSC this afternoon. This group is a devotee of Baul Samrat Shah Abdul Karim and has commemorated him as his disciple.

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Everyone is thirsty to quench their thirst by gulping lemonade with saccharin on the flank of the road this summer, Turjo is not feeling the heat. He has learned to acclimate himself like an ascetic. He once went to Delhi with a Baul team. As soon as he got off the plane, he felt as if a stream of heat was flowing through his whole body. But he saw the provincial people were walking without any problem. He reckoned that humans could actually accommodate to any environment and the situation, which is very arduous to adapt to other animals. Since Turjo is a disciple of a Baul group, this heat, cold, rain, or anything does not displease him at all.

Turjo has finished his MS in Physics from Dhaka University. His father, Subahan Saheb, is a well-known businessman in the city but does not acquaint his son to anyone.

তার মাথায় ঢোকেনা ফিজিক্সে পড়ে একটি ছেলে কি করে ল্যাংটা গাঁজা সেবনকারী সাধু সন্ন্যাসীদের পেছন পেছন ঘুরে বেড়ায়। সে শুনেছে যে এইসব সন্ন্যাসীরা নাকি আবার কুকাম করে বেড়ায় বিয়ে-থা না করেই, ওটার আবার নাম দিয়েছে সাধনসঙ্গিনী। বদমাইশির আর জায়গা পায়না...

He is also very aggravated with Humayun Ahmed, the famous and prominent writer of the country. His impression is that the fantasy series Himu is one of the most heinous series in Bengali literature where young children are misled.

কি অদ্ভুত কথা, হিমু আর হিমি!!! এরা নাকি হলুদ পাঞ্জাবী পড়ে খালি পায়ে রাস্তায় রাস্তায় ঘুরে বেড়ায়...
ব্যাটা একটা লুইচ্চা লেখক, নিজের মেয়ের বয়সী একজনকে বিয়ে করে ফুর্তি করছে আর ওইদিকে হিমু মারাচ্ছে। বেটার পা..... দিয়ে হিমু ঢুকায়ে দেয়া দরকার....

Turjo is not listening to his boozer father's dirty words at all. Mr. Subahan and Turjo both know, Turjo's love for Humayun Ahmed will not diminish at all with these words. He was attending to the words with his head down and was scheduled to sit in the Chandrima Udyan at night and celebrate the full moon. It is true that Turjo is an avid reader of Humayun Ahmed and has never missed a single book of the Himu series. Although he does not wear yellow Punjabi, the influence of Himu is strong in him.

Turjo believes that every human being should have personal freedom. It is not necessary for everyone to get married. Turjo never feels good to be in his shack. His deep desire to become a Madhukori(মাধুকরী). When he listens to the word, unknowingly, a shiver rises in his whole body.

বন্ধন হারা পাখির মত জীবন
নিজেকে অজানায় সমর্পণ

Turjo was lying in the open field in Chandrima Udyan, rejoicing the light of the full moon. Suddenly he heeded a humming sound from the bushes beside him, and at first, he was a little scared. But after a while, he realized that someone had come close to a courtesan, and it was the sound of his fulfillment.

আচ্ছা মাধুকরীরাও কি বাউলদের মত সাধনসঙ্গিনী রাখে? রাখলেই বা দোষের কি কারণ তার মতে বাউল এবং মাধুকরী দুটো এক অর্থে এক গোত্রীয়ই। আর শহরের উচ্চশ্রেণীর তথাকথিত শিক্ষিত সমাজের পরকীয়ার চাইতে সাধনসঙ্গিনী রাখা অনেক ভালো....

End Notes

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Every week, one talented author will have the opportunity to contribute a piece for the magazine, while showcasing one of their best posts. The willing writers will have a chance to add a few words about any topic that they choose and be a 25% beneficiary of the magazine.

How to Get Featured

The first step is, you have to decide whether you want to get featured or not. Once you've made up your mind, you have to apply by submitting one of your articles from last week. We have a wiggle room for quality content if they are older than seven days. Choose the piece you deem to be your best work for the week, as this will play a significant role in you getting featured or not.

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The author who gets featured in the weekly magazine will be set as a 25% beneficiary, meaning 25% of the magazine's liquid payout will go to the featured author.

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 3 years ago (edited) 

Holy hell!! Who wouldve thought we would come this far! Its so hard to believe that this is the 9th issue of our magazine!!! 9th!

It was all an experiment from the very beginning and it still is! But the road we had to take was not an easy one. It was as hard as they come and sometimes even more! Along the way, sometimes we lost our tracks and other times it lost us! But in any case, we have made it this far bacause, we all worked together. We held our hands and guided ourselves out of that mystique fog of cursed labelling and earned our due respect.. I dont know what the future holds in store! As a matter of fact, nobody does! But what I know is at the end of the path, we will still have each other..

Itll be an unnecessary hassle to tag everyone who patiently helped us build this from scratch! So ill not bother you guys! But thank you. Thank you for being there. And a very special thanks to those three individuals who was there in the beginning. Who taught us how to work together through apparent infidelity(not sure if its the right choice of words:p) and chaos. And for that you will always have a very special place in the deepest corner if our heart:)

To whom it may concern, কষ্টে কেষ্ট মেলে, খাটি তেলে ভোট:vvv

Almost 12, eh sakib!

 3 years ago (edited) 

You are truly evil doc:vvv but in all honesty, it is one of the many things that i admire about you:pp

I am known to develop the "Taunt" ability at Levels 5 and above! With you I must be at above Level 10 by now, so brace yourself :v :v

Bhai, i am also surprised how the 9th week we are passing.

It feels like few days ago the first one was published. I still remember my first comment was to see my name on the magazine. I got that too. Glad for that.

By little steps we have passed together 9 weeks of magazine. Really its very much positive feeling that we are doing great and well.

It needs a lot thanks to you guys, working so hard behind it. Everytime thanking is not enough. But really its an amazing thing that a magazine is being published every week with so much unique and important writings.

The last bangla line maybe works for everyone. Even for me.

Nine done already! This is unreal! Well done and congratulations to all the contributors.

Madhukori is a word I like a lot. I like it in a slightly different usage though, but even this usage is quite amazing.

নতজানু হয়ে ছিলাম তখন এখনো যেমন আছি
মাধুকরী হও নয়নমোহিনী স্বপ্নের কাছাকাছি

... Suman Chattopadhyay, Jatiswar

Patho's watercolor is always spectacular. This one uses wonderful wash techniques. Is it a potrait, is it not.... well we will thinking about it :)

sorry for late,dear dada.
but l want you say.
শেষ হইয়াও হইল না শেষ।
কিছু না বলে কত কিছু বলা যায়।

কিছু ছবি হয় পুরো গল্পটা বলে দেয়। (ইলাস্ট্রেশন)
কিন্তু এমন ছবি হয় দর্শক এর জন্য জায়গা রেখে যায়।
তখন দর্শক তার নিজের মতমত তৈরি করার চেষ্টা করে।

আমার কাছে মনে হয় আপনি শিল্প রশিক মানুষ।
পুড়ো গল্প না বলেদেয়া ছবি কেমন মনে হয় আপনার কাছে?

I believe everyone has already observed, there is a small change of this week Turni. Although it is a small change, a different dimension of affluence has been added of this edition. Yes, I am talking about the below-


Only ‘thanks’ or ‘Great’ is a little less appreciation for the editorial panel. They deserve some more words. Being a small contributor of this magazine, I have observed how hard you people are working and giving your effort. I don’t want to mention the names but thanks everyone who have participated in the magazine through their writing.

Today, I read a message by my old writer friend on Fb about wanting to join writing sites and I recommended Hive to her. I do hope she joins. Many such writers find the crypto platform a little daunting but as the editor says, this is indeed a welcoming community.
Rather than commenting on the contributions, I would take a moment to thank the editor and his staff for taking the time and pains to publish the Turni every week in spite of time schedules and various other appointments.

We are waiting for her. I think it will be best if you make her introduced with all of us in the friday voice meeting.
That will be a good star in my opinion.

"what people will think if I say that,"

I fall on this part. Gradually overcoming this one and now i speak what i feel like to when it needs to be.

Ah! The rules of engagement, i am feeling like memorising it by every word. Its really very specific answer on how to engage. I will do my best from now to follow these rules. I have also done some mistakes in this section. Hope i will not do those from now on.

I believe everyone must keep in mind this part as a must rules to follow. Its how we develop relations with one another. Its the root how we move on with hive.

Thanks a lot to the editor. Every week we get something new and important things. That's how the magazine is useful to me from the beginning. Everyone here in the magazine puts on some unique and valuable things in a place. Like a super market, pick up what you need according to your taste and need.

I never watched the movie Papillon, but while reading about it- মনে রাখার মত ফ্রেম — পাপিয়ঁ (Papillon) (১৯৭৩) by @notacinephile, it was playing on my imagination. And I was thinking about the man who is trying to escape but failed repeatedly.

I was thinking what would be with him if he could escape? Would he got the freedom? Or he entered to another jail where he would have no freedom to move frequently due to the fright of police man everytime. He might be returned to his prison again for searching the canvas he wanted to draw.

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Turni has published at midnight. I was just about to sleep but suddenly got the notification. After reading I have learnt some new things specially from editorials and rem-steem 's motivational blog. Well said @rem-steem, will lose chance to give life a chance.

Editorial is as usual my choice from the first Publication. Nothing exceptional this time and this time with some specified guidelines to enjoy our work. Moron!!! Will try not to be moron after this next time. Fun is very important at work and passion also. The way of explanation of both post attract me to read more and more.

@notacinephile 's one kind of movie review and @artistparthoroy' s art with Robi's poem makes me feel fresh before sleep.

Master piece. I can't explain how this publication is improving. Thanks(not moron! thanks). Liked it

Good to see you took the time to go through the writings.
Really appreciate that. :) :)

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Hi sister @rem-steem
Congrats on being this weeks featured title.

You have written quite an inspiring one. I also feel the same way.

You fall down, you get up, you learn and move on.

That's the spirit we all should have. In my life i have also faced this and now i have realised that sometime falling is required to get up with a new enthusiasm.

Moron!!! Will try not to be moron after this next time.

Brother @engrsayful you have wrote what i have felt after reading those specific guidelines. I too did the same sometimes.

Yeah this publication is improving day by day and we are blessed to have some unique writings every week. And we have passed successfully 9th week of publication. Let's cheer on that.

Ya cheer. Not moron!!!

I believe that understanding someone's post is where you can create a conversation. You're correct that we are curious in many ways and if someone shares an interest. The conversation began and exchanging words will be started.

Yeah, everyone has its own freedom to choose and they must be given a chance to learn more about the world. Someone shouldn't dictate what to do.

I love the poem again but this one line really hits me.

Actions here, thoughts never. there.*

Yeah you have got it right.
Glad that you have enjoyed the turni.
Hope to see you again with us.
Have a good day!

Very well said. Engagement is key for growth here on Hive. Your last points says, write blogs not manual.

Could expansiate a bit?

This is beautiful

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