10/06/2020২১শে আশ্বিন ১৪২৭
𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝖂𝖊𝖊𝖐𝖑𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖗𝖓𝖎
This is the 10th issue of Turni. When we started this effort, it was just an idea for a few of us. We had no clue if it will gain any traction, or if we will be interested in publishing Turni for any meaningful length of time. The concept was a digital 'little magazine', which I have some experience in publishing before, in the physical form. If my memory serves me right, they don't last very long. People get busy, and the initial enthusiasm dies rapidly. It is not that there is a lack of content, but the difficult fact is a point person who pesters people for pieces of the Magazine and burns the nightly candles to put everything together. In this case, there are two individuals, the head clerk, and the good doctor. Without these two, we wouldn't be in the 10th week. Also, there are many other contributors, including the artist (s), yes, it's a plural, without them, this would be just words. And of course, contributors who write every week, you are the one who makes Turni possible.
That begs the question why we do it. I will try to be honest here. We do it for ourselves, and we do it for you, the community. To me, the outside world is a maze, and when we navigate the world, we also navigate inside us.
"Things outside you are projections of what's inside you, and what's inside you is a projection of what's outside. So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, at the same time you're stepping into the labyrinth inside."….. ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore.
I borrow Murakami's words often as they resonate quite easily inside me. I find it naturally as I write. Perhaps I read him too much, perhaps he has written too much, whatever may be the case, I almost always find something that resonate within me on most matters.
Lately, when we talk about the current state of affairs around the world, and someone tells me that I always find positivity in everything. I say thank you, and I say, Yes, that is true. However, it is not something that comes automatically. I have my share of darkness too, but I choose to focus on the light. It is perhaps the Jedi learning that teaches us that there is little difference between the darkness and the light; it is often just our choices that distinguishes between the two. I find it that it is my duty to focus on the light and guide our known universe towards it. It is not that we ignore the darkness, but we choose to light our torch using our simple words, paints, and other medium of art and science. After all, we are human. As an intelligent species, it is our job to rise above our shortcomings and thrive.
Whether we will succeed or not matters least to me, but it is the journey, and it is the engagement during the journey that matters most. I hope you agree with us and lend us a hand. Because together, we can achieve greatness.
𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒲𝑒𝑒𝓀' 𝓈 𝐹𝑒𝒶𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒 -- 𝓖𝓪𝓵𝓮𝓷' 𝓼 𝓔𝓷𝓰𝓪𝓰𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓷𝓽 101
I was asked to write a little piece about engagement, something I'm passionate about as it has helped me build my account and have more fun here. I am a pro-engagement user here on hive and encourage everyone to get engaged themselves. Here's a few reasons why.
Every now and then, I look at my blockchain numbers; I do it to get an idea of where my time is being spent and gauge what benefits I receive from the time-investment. In my 1200-plus days on the blockchain, I've written over 1850 posts and made just under 30,500 comments...It has been a lot of work, I'll not lie, however, work is probably the wrong word for it; Fun, is more suitable - I see this as enjoyment, not work.
I enjoy writing about things I'm interested in and passionate about and have never found much difficulty in finding a topic; Writing on the blockchain is relaxing for me and, depending on my mood, quite cathartic also - That's one of the big attractions for me, and there's one critical element that deepens my experience: Engagement with others in the community.
I realised quickly that simply posting words and pictures isn't enough to build good relationships and, as with real life, it's relationships that help deepen the human experience - It provides added value and reward. No, not necessarily financial reward, emotional reward. However, the financial reward that ensues from relationships here is a natural by-product.
Good content seen by no one is wasted, so getting myself on the radar of other community-members became a focus.
With that in mind, I began to comment to others, and always reply with substance to those who commented on my own posts. Slowly I gained more followers and greater rewards on my posts, but the actual value came through relationships; I worked hard to build and nurture them, and as they developed and deepened, so did my enjoyment and post rewards.
These days I work hard at helping people along with their own journey; This is usually done by encouraging users to engage with others and to comment with relevance, validity, and depth on other people's posts. Waiting for people to come to me wasn't much of an option in the early days, and it's not an option for newer users now. One must reach out to other hivers, and that's done through commenting on their posts, after reading them, of course.
I don't mean comments like good post or nice post which have no real substance though, I mean something a little more interesting; It's all about capturing someone's attention. Do that, and they may visit one's post-feed, and if the there's something interesting there, maybe it results in a follow or an up-vote. It's a much better way than posting and hoping someone sees it. Attraction-based marketing essentially.
It's not rocket science...Offer value to others, and most often, value shall be returned.
Getting engaged with other members of hive isn't difficult; One only needs to go into some Communities, open up a few posts and have a read then comment, and yet so many don't take the time...Then wonder why their own posts don't get much, or any, activity. People complain about low upvote value on their posts but don't take the time to get involved with engagement initiatives preferring to resort to tagging whales or larger accounts in the hope of attracting a vote...In my humble opinion, that's not the way to create a sustainable account here, and you'll be largely ignored.
Furthermore, many choose not to post or comment when the hive-price is low, like now, which I see as a wasted opportunity. To get some posts and comments out there, to get engaged, when there's less content to compete with is an excellent opportunity to get noticed. When the price rises and you have the relationships built, you'll see a greater benefit moving forward.
People will often seek the easy path though, it's just that there isn't really an easy path here on hive. One must put some effort into it; * It's not a get rich quick scheme* and whether you're in it for the long-haul or just to gain a few dollars here and there, engagement with the community is required.
You can't sell a secret
In effect, you're promoting yourself as a product, those who want to build and make bigger rewards I mean, and you will not be able to sell-yourself, your attributes, and value to others if no one knows you're there. That's why I suggest engagement initiatives, commenting, relationship building, and nurturing. It's the best path forward.
I can only speak from personal experience and from what worked for me.
I began on the blockchain with nothing, no financial investment, and just one friend, the person who introduced me to the blockchain. Through commenting, getting engaged with people on their posts my account grew; This was my intention. If a person doesn't want to grow their account, they can sit back passively and do very little, but if one wishes to grow, develop, and build...Engagement with others is required; I simply can't stress that fact enough.
Passion, personality and effort
If you bring these three things to your post-content and out-bound engagement, you'll be well on track to build your brand and account. It isn't too difficult to consider all of the Communities and initiatives on the blockchain. Applying these three things will carry you further than tagging whales and larger accounts, as you will be largely ignored by doing that. Getting involved with the community, getting active is what will carry you forward sustainably. Begging me for a vote on Discord won't get the vote...Spending time engaging with me over time will probably gain you many up-votes provided the three things in the heading above are present.
Why am I passionate about engagement? That's an easy question to answer. It deepens my enjoyment here, brings greater emotional-value to the posts I make through interaction with others, and helps put myself on the radar for those out there also looking for relationships and more rounded experience. It also builds my account a little larger each month, which helps me give a little back to those on the blockchain who deserve it.
We're all in this together, and if we all pulled in the same direction at the same time, the entire hive-community would be a more fantastic place.
𝓥𝓾𝓹𝓮𝓷'𝓼 𝓐𝓹𝓱𝓻𝓸𝓭𝓲𝓽𝓮 - ভূপেনের আফ্রোদিতি
আমাকে ভালবাসার পর আর কিছুই আগের মত থাকবে না তোমার, যেমন হিরোশিমার পর আর কিছুই আগের মতো নেই উত্তর থেকে দক্ষিণ মেরু পর্যন্ত। যে কলিংবেল বাজে নি তাকেই মুর্হুমুহু শুনবে বজ্রের মত বেজে উঠতে এবং থরথর ক’রে উঠবে দরোজাজানালা আর তোমার হৃৎপিন্ড। পরমুহূর্তেই তোমার ঝনঝন-ক’রে ওঠা এলোমেলো রক্ত ঠান্ডা হ’য়ে যাবে যেমন একাত্তরে দরোজায় বুটের অদ্ভুদ শব্দে নিথর স্তব্ধ হ’য়ে যেত ঢাকা শহরের জনগণ।
𝓜𝓸𝓷𝓽𝓪𝓰𝓮: 𝓕𝓲𝓵𝓶 𝓔𝓭𝓲𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓣𝓮𝓬𝓱𝓷𝓲𝓺𝓾𝓮
To understand what montage is, let us consider the image below.
What do you see? A graveyard. There's fog, so it's likely to be morning. Apart from that, there's not much else going on.
And lastly, this photo of a flower bouquet. A bunch of flowers on a vase. This photo tells way too little to make any remarkable impression, even though the image might be pleasing to the eye.
Now consider these photos together—first, the grave one. Then the flower one and lastly the sobbing woman. If you play these frames one after another, it gives us a story. That the woman is grieving, someone dear to her has parted, and she's about to place the flowers on the grave.
None of the photos are in the same shot. They are entirely separate yet, juxtaposed together; they make much more sense than they mean separately. This is called montage in the language of cinema.
Today every form of media, everything on Tv or Netflix you consume often uses montage as it is one of the oldest techniques that has been used for nearly a century now. Some will use it intuitively because that's how they saw the films and tv when they were growing up. But it wasn't always so. The classic way of filmmaking usually didn't have montages.
Soviet film giant and one of the most influential film theorists, Sergei M. Eisenstein, is the montage technique pioneer. In his book Film Sense he writes, "montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots". And montage is not only placing shots together, unlike what they are doing now, to make meaningful montages, there also have to be substantial thoughts behind each shot. What they mean separately and what they mean juxtaposed.
But montage is not one shot at ruling them all. Film theorist Andre Bazin entertained that montage cannot be used when a direct action has to occur. Superhero and franchise films today do not adhere to this rule. So I chuckle when Scorsese calls them 'not cinema.'
Today's Turni called for something unique. I was at a loss. I hope this has been special enough.
𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓕𝓵𝓲𝓬𝓴𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓜𝓲𝓭𝓷𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽 𝓒𝓪𝓷𝓭𝓵𝓮𝓼
Innovation. We talk about innovation all the time. Whether in business, health sector, science, tech, every industry needs design to move forward.
Why not keep doing what is working, why try to fix something that is not broken?
Because what is working at the moment will longer be enough as time progresses and other people come in with newer ideas, implementing them. The world is dynamic, and every sector is continually changing. Innovation is the way to keep up with the game in every industry.
The crypto-sphere is no different. Innovation drives a project forward. While it is true that in almost all the crypto projects out there, innovation and development lie in the developers' hands. The investors, day-to-day users do not really have a first-hand effect on innovation. For better, or worse, that is not the case with HIVE. While we still rely on the developers to drive the technical aspect of the chain forward, every user, EVERY single user, has a potential opportunity to innovate on the chain and improve the experience of fellow HIVEians.
And that is what we are trying to do here with 𝕿𝖚𝖗𝖓𝖎. Innovate. Do something that has never been done before on the blockchain, at least not to the extent we're trying to reach. And just in the blink of an eye, today, we bring you the 10th edition.
I am privileged to be one of the "core team" if you may. Not because I get to say in a deep Christian Bale voice "Oh I am an editor at turni," or "I am batman."
No. I am privileged to work with the team I get to. I am sure I wouldn't have wanted it any other way, and I know for a fact that when I say this, I speak for the rest of "team."
But Turni is not just "Us," the editors. Turni is all of you. Turni may be the brainchild of the BDCommunity, but it is far from being confined just to us. Look at all the different contributors from all the diverse communities we're trying to bring in.
All of you who have contributed with writings, paintings, ideas, you are all Turni. All our Curators and Ambassadors who picked up our slack and carried on curating, commenting while we stayed busy with publishing, you are all Turni. Our moderators, supporters, who encouraged us to do whatever we felt were the right thing to do and supported every step we took, you are ALL Turni.
WE are Turni.
This is a special edition for all of us. I don't know how deep we will burn the candle tonight, but I know it will be worth it!
কাশফুলের কাব্য - নির্মলেন্দু গুণ
ভেবেছিলাম প্রথম যেদিন ফুটবে তোমায় দেখব, তোমার পুষ্প বনের গাঁথা মনের মতো লেখব। তখন কালো কাজল মেঘ তো ব্যস্ত ছিল ছুটতে, ভেবেছিলাম আরো ক’দিন যাবে তোমার ফুটতে। সবে তো এই বর্ষা গেল শরৎ এলো মাত্র, এরই মধ্যে শুভ্র কাশে ভরলো তোমার গাত্র। ক্ষেতের আলে, নদীর কূলে পুকুরের ঐ পাড়টায়। হঠাৎ দেখি কাশ ফুটেছে বাঁশবনের ঐ ধারটায়! আকাশ থেকে মুখ নামিয়ে মাটির দিকে নুয়ে, দেখি ভোরের বাতাসে কাশ দুলছে মাটি ছুঁয়ে। কিন্তু কখন ফুটেছে তা কেউ পারে না বলতে, সবাই শুধু থমকে দাঁড়ায় গাঁয়ের পথ চলত। পুচ্ছ তোলা পাখির মতো কাশবনে এক কন্যে, তুলছে কাশের ময়ূর চূড়া কালো খোঁপার জন্যে। যেন শরত রাণী কাশের বোরখাখানি খুলে, কাশবনের ঐ আড়াল থেকে নাচছে দুলে দুলে। প্রথম কবে ফুটেছে কাশ সেই শুধু তা জানে, তাই তো সে তা সবার আগে খোঁপায় বেঁধে আনে। ইচ্ছে করে ডেকে বলিঃ ‘ওগো কাশের মেয়ে, আজকে আমার চোখ জুড়ালো তোমার দেখা পেয়ে।’ তোমার হাতে বন্দী আমার ভালোবাসার কাশ, তাই তো আমি এই শরতে তোমার ক্রতদাস।’ ভালোবাসার কাব্য শুনে কাশ ঝরেছে যেই, দেখি আমার শরত-রাণী কাশবনে আর নেই।
𝓜𝓐𝓛𝓐𝓨 𝓒𝓱𝓪 𝓲𝓷 𝓒𝓵𝓪𝔂𝓹𝓸𝓽
People have different sorts of addictions in their life. Some of them are mind-bending, while some are mind boggling. In this region of my city, a majority of people have an addiction in common. Not that it is harmful to others, but in general, it is pretty standard on this side of the country. I am talking about the
addiction of CHAI, aka Tea. There are a variety of Tea flavors available out here and let me show a different type of TEA, which I could explore a couple of days back.
A few days back, a chai wala has been getting famous among the locality of mine. As surprising as it sounds, it is ah hyped topic nowadays. With that much hype, I needed to see what it actually was! It would be like the situation of killing two birds with one stone. Get to enjoy a new type of TEA and also show you all what it actually is. The main attraction, which it was getting was the way the Tea was served. It was being served in a clay pot. Yeah, little out of the line, and this has been attracting people a lot. Something unique and to experience it, people were visiting this place and believe it or not, there was a long queue just to have a cup of these.
I guess the perception of taking something to the peak from a normal position can be considered as an art. The people behind it used that in their favor; thus, their business was a hit. Even though it was not the ordinary Tea but with a little variation in making this Tea made it kind of intimidating. If you are not aware of this MALAY tea, do a lookup on Youtube, and you will see a slight change in the process, and I must say, I had Malay cha before, but this was something different. I liked its taste because it had something to do with the clay pot or the person who was making it added something extra to it ;) FYI, I never really had Tea in a clay pot before. So it was a little different experience for me as well.
𝓢𝓱𝓲𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻 𝓸𝓯 𝓗𝓸𝓹𝓮
He looked afar. He could not see the land. The sea seemed to stretch out endlessly. The waves seemed timid beside the tumultuous thoughts that raged his mind. His mind took him back to his school days when he had lived in a small shed and his family, which consisted of his father, mother, grandmother, siblings, and then the newly wedded wife of his father. He had seen the pain on his mother's face. No other pain in the world seemed so intense.
The life back then had made him want to escape the situation, but he knew that if he ran away, his mother would give up on herself. His smile made her hold on to life. He was her only hope even when she had to wash her husband's new wife's dishes. She held on to her hope and goaded him to think out of the box.
The textbooks which had seemed dull reflected his mother's hope, and he studied hard. So hard that he topped not only the class but the university as well. His teachers were surprised but understood the passion with which he devoted himself. One of his teachers advised him to join the naval force and continue studying. He ran to the house to tell his mother about it. She was happy to hear about it and made him apply for it. He got through and became a successful naval officer.
He remembered the day he went to his house in his brand new uniform. There she was, as usual washing the clothes of others. She looked pale, but she had a gleam of hope in her eyes as if expecting her son to arrive at any moment. He ran forward and picked her up and sobbed. She was surprised at first but cried along with him, not even knowing the reason. She was laughing too, at the same time, seeing the uniform. She even smelled the uniform. The new clothes, the new look. All that made her laugh hysterically, but he calmed her down. They did not wait to see if anyone called them back. He led her to his car and drove away.
We have soooo much!!
আমার কাছে সবুজ রঙের মানেই প্রকৃতির প্রতিচ্ছবি। এ যেন প্রকৃতির প্রতিনিধিত্ব করছে।ছোটবেলায় অংকিত দৃশ্যগুলোতে সেই অবুঝ আমি প্রতিনিয়তই সবুজ রঙে রাঙিয়ে দিতাম মনের মাধুরি দিয়ে। আজও সেই সবুজের ন্যায় প্রকৃতির প্রতি ভালোবাসাটা অকৃত্রিম হয়ে আছে, কে না ভালোবাসে প্রকৃতিকে। এই ইট-পাথরের শহরের কলুষিত বায়ুর বিপরীতে একটু সতেজ হাওয়ার দীর্ঘ নিশ্বাস যেন প্রাণ ছুয়ে যায়। তারপর আসে সেই অবুঝ বালকের নীল-সাদা ভালোবাসা, এটি তার সেই বহুল কৌতূহল সৃষ্টিকারি মাথার উপরের আকাশ।যার মধ্যে ভেসে বেড়ানোর প্রবল আনন্দের ইচ্ছেটা আজ তার বাস্তবজ্ঞানের কাছে হারিয়ে গিয়েছে বহুদূরে। তবু এই আকাশের বাহারী রুপ প্রতিনিয়ত মুগ্ধ করে চলছে।
প্রাকৃতিক সৌন্দর্যের লীলাভূমি খ্যাত এই দেশ আমাদের জন্য আশির্বাদ স্বরুপ। পাখি, ফুল, ফল, আকাশ, বাতাস, নদী, পাহাড় দিয়ে এ যেন প্রত্যেকের চাহিদার এক পাশরা সাজিয়ে বসে আছে। নদি কিংবা ঝর্না, পাহাড় কিংবা সমতল ইচ্ছে অনুযায়ী তার সৌন্দর্যের জুড়ি নেই। বর্তমানের আধুনিকতায় ডুবে গেলেও হৃদয়ের একটা অংশ বিশেষ ভাবে রক্ষিত আছে শুধুই প্রকৃতিকে অনুভবের জন্য। হ্যা,আমি প্রকৃতির প্রশংসায় পঞ্চমুখ, কেন ই বা নয়।মন খারাপের সময়গুলোতে প্রকৃতির নিস্তব্ধতার মাঝে যে প্রশান্তি তা কি এখনের হরেক মন-মানসিকতা পূর্ণ বন্ধু বান্ধবের কাছে পেতাম? নাহ, তাইতো আমার সবচেয়ে বড় একাকিত্বের বন্ধু এই সবুজ,নীল সাদায় তৈরি এই প্রকৃতি। মাঝে মাঝে এখনো ইচ্ছে হয় রঙ পেন্সিল গুলো নিয়ে বসে পড়ি সেই ছোটবেলার আমির অংকিত মনের ছবিগুলো পুনরায় খাতায় ফুটিয়ে তুলি কিন্তু সেই অবুঝ মনকে আর খুজে পাওয়া যায়নি।তাইতো এখন সুযোগ পেলেই প্রকৃতির ছায়াতলে ডুব দেয়। এ যেন এক অন্যরকম প্রশান্তি।
Instructions to Get Featured
This here is our piece de resistance. To promote engagement and a little self-branding, we have come up with an initiative that we simply called Featured. And we are very excited about this portion of the Magazine.
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.
There will be a two-day period to submit your application. It must be submitted by dropping a link to your post in the #Featured-Magazine channel on the BDCommunity Discord Server. One author will be chosen randomly from all the submissions. The featured author for the week will be announced during the weekly voice meeting. They will then have two days for writing a piece and submit.
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.