About Sabethville

English: Puroshobha Road, from Comilla central...

English: Puroshobha Road, from Comilla central bus terminal toward the city center. Office of the District Administration and Municipality Administration lie by this road. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sabethville is located in a small town named Comilla. I grew up here. My Mom, my siblings and I spent a long time here.  It is a quiet and peaceful town where the schools and colleges are not too far from our home.

Sabethville is named after my Dad, Abdus Sabeth. He died when I was twelve years old. This is my way of remembering my Dad.

Hello friends I am Ranu. I am a Bengali. I spent my early childhood away from my country Bangladesh.

My father’s job took him to a variety of cities. We were fortunate,we were exposed to these cities and also learned their language.

I was in sixth standard when my Dad passed away. The school was run by Irish nuns,who did believe the saying,”spare the rod spoil the child.”

After my Dad’s passing, my Mom wanted to move to Bangladesh. The first year we moved we stayed in my maternal Grandpa’s village. Then To Comilla.

I was lucky I was able to carry on my education. I successfully completed my Bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University.I completed my Master’s degree from the same university.

I got a scholarship to study B.Ed. from the university of Punjab,in Lahore,Pakistan. I was able to fulfill my dream of studying in London University, England.  I received a diploma in”Teaching English As A Foreign Language.”

After my marriage I moved to Montreal Canada. A year later to Gander,Newfoundland. I taught in an elementary school for a while. I moved again with my family to the capital of Newfoundland.

I think this is it.I have no intention of moving anymore.

129 thoughts on “About Sabethville

  1. Greetings,

    I’ve been reading about Comilla, and looking at pictures. It’s a very beautiful place.

    It appears to be rich in multiple cultures. When I look, I see mosques and temples.

    Has it changed greatly? Does it still remain quiet and peaceful?

    All good wishes,


    • It has changed.There are more people now.People are moving to Comilla from the nearby villages to find work.
      It is not as quiet as it used to be.It still is more peaceful than Dhaka.

  2. Hello Ranu,

    I know it is the 12th of January, but I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my short stories and poems do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Ranu.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  3. I live in Manitoba where we have six months of winter. This has been one of the worst ever. I begin gardening in the middle of May and am done by end of September. You mention it is too cold to garden where you live. Just wondering what makes you think you live in a too cold climate to garden?

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  6. Hi Ranu, Thank you for visiting and following my blog 🙂 You have a very unique and beautiful blog, there is something very serene about it:) I am a Bengali and I just read your translations of Rabindranath Tagore’s poems. They are really good 🙂 I am so glad I came across your blog 🙂

  7. Hi Ranu! I have nominated you for the Liebster award. However, it looks like you’ve already been nominated (sorry I missed that upon nomination). Anyways, I just wanted to acknowledge you and mention (again) that I really enjoy your blog. 🙂

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  9. I am glad you commented on my blog, which means I am fortunate to come across yours. I read about Comilla, and all the famous people from there – had no idea S.D.Burman was from Comilla. Nice knowing you Ranu 🙂

  10. And I’m so sorry for your dad. May Allah put his soul in beautiful place! Ameen! I love your blog! I also love read about yourself, especially about your study. Masha’Allah, you’re great! 🙂

    • I am a very simple person, I like people, my favorite poet is Tagore whom I learned to love from a very young age.
      Thank you for your beautiful comment. 🙂

    • I do not take compliments lightly, in fact I treasure every single compliment I get.
      Thank you for your compliment and also Thanks to you for nominating me. 🙂

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  12. Your about post is heart felt, and it has captured great amounts of interest from me to see more of your so uniquely set out blog. I am really bound to have a nice time, glad to have been following you and discovered your blog this early! – Cezane

  13. Hi there,

    Where did you get the story about Darlene Decker that you posted 8 years ago?

    Thank you,


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