Daily Prompt: Through the Window

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Go to the nearest window. Look out for a full minute. Write about what you see.

I recall writing this prompt some time ago. the nearest window is the one in my bedroom. Since I’ve already looked out and expressed how awesome it looked through this window. my mind wants me to do the same with the one further away from me, it’s one facing the front of the house.

As I stood there William Wordsworth came to mind, what he would have written compared to   my meaningless  words. I went to my window further away, saw a runner plowing away trying to keep her body fit, while I looked on. There were two others a mother and daughter I presume racing with each other trying to see who can get there first, where I don’t know but the spectacle caught my attention.

Moving on I gazed at the majestic maple trees now in full bloom, green are their leaves and attractive. They know it wouldn’t last the ‘Fall’ would very cruelly shed their leaves on one stormy day and they’d be standing still with nothing to boast of, but  bare trees with naked branches.

On the material side I’m watching a group of men with their machines replacing the green grass with asphalt to convert the place into a parking lot, all because the owners want to make money by renting it to vehicle owners. I feel terrible the greenery is replaced by black tar.

This shows how we’d do anything to wipe out  traces of nature. Why do we complain about the weather, we are responsible for changing the climate, which reminds me, “you reap what you sow! 😦

DP Daily Prompt: Think Global, Act Local

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“Think Global.” Write a post connecting a global issue to a personal one.

There is a global concern about the change of climate due to global warming. Here at home our weather is very uncertain. There was a time when we knew how much snow we will have, I mean approximately. Now we have rain instead of snow, no I am  not complaining , I know I do not have to shovel rain yet I am concerned about this change.

How will this change of weather affect us, will it be detrimental to farmers who expect a certain kind of weather to grow food. If this happens food will be expensive, they already are and how much more can a family afford to pay for produce that they need daily!

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I will give a brief introduction,why I chose to write about Geneva.Our International Airlines ‘Air Canada,’ was holding a competition.We were required to write about a place,we were interested to visit. The deadline has passed,I’m eager to write,not for any reason,but I was told,it is a beautiful city to visit. Whether I will or not is immaterial.I’d like to check it out and therefore some research is necessary.

English: Rhône river in Geneva. Français : Le ...

English: Rhône river in Geneva. Français : Le Rhône à Genève. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Geneva,is the second most populous city in Switzerland.Situated where the Rhone exits Lake Geneva,it is the capital of the republic and Canton of Geneva.It has a population of 192,385 (as of June 2012).It is a global city,a financial centre and worldwide centre for diplomacy and the most important U.N international co-operation centre with New York.It has numerous international organizations,including head quarters of many of the agencies of the united nations and the red cross.It is also the place where the Geneva Conventions were signed.

A 2009 survey by Mercer found Geneva to have the third highest quality of life. It is also ranked  according to 2009 and 2011 survey as the fourth and fifth expensive city in the world.

Traditions and customs: Geneva observes Jeune Genevois on the first Thursday following the first Sunday in September.By local tradition ,this commemorates the date of the St.Bartholomews Day massacre of Huguenots reached Geneva .

Since 1818 a particular chestnut tree has been used as the official”herald of the spring.”

English: Montage for the Geneva article on Wik...

English: Montage for the Geneva article on Wikipedia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Music: The opera house, the grand Theatre de Geneve ,which officially opened in 1876,was partly destroyed by fire in 1951 and was reopened in 1962.It has the largest stage in Switzerland. It features Opera and dance performances,recitals,concerts, and occasionally theatre..The victoria hall is used for classical music concerts. It is the home of Orchestre de Suisse Romande.

Museums: Museums and galleries are everywhere i n the city.The Palace of Nations,home of the United Nations headquarters  can also be visited.

Sports: Ice hockey is the most popular sport in the city.They also have a football team in Geneva.

Transport: The city is served by the Geneva Comtrin International Airport.It is connected by Geneva airport railway station with both Swiss Federal Railways network and the French SNFC network including Paris.Public transport by bus,trolleybus or tram is provided by Transports Publics Genevois.

Climate: Climate is temperate,winters are mild,usually with light frost at night, and thawing conditions during the day. Summers are pleasantly warm.Precipitation is adequate and is relatively well distributed throughout the year.Autumn is slightly wetter than the rest of the seasons.

Geneva trolleybus 699 was built in 1988 by NAW...

View of Geneva in 1860

View of Geneva in 1860 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


English: Hyperradial Apparatus for the Manora ...

English: Hyperradial Apparatus for the Manora Point Light, Karachi, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A Mosque in Defence Housing Authority...

English: A Mosque in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A view of Karachi downtown, the capital of Sin...

A view of Karachi downtown, the capital of Sindh province (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Chundrigar Road, with 20th century ar...

English: Chundrigar Road, with 20th century architecture, in central Karachi, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mausoleum of M.A Jinnah is frequently visited ...

Mausoleum of M.A Jinnah is frequently visited by Pakistani nationalists, It is a national symbol of Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The coat of arms of Pakistan displays the nati...

The coat of arms of Pakistan displays the national motto, Īmān, Ittiḥād, Nazm. (Urdu Faith, Unity, Discipline). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The National Museum of Pakistan, in K...

English: The National Museum of Pakistan, in Karachi. اردو: قومی عجائب گھر پاکِستان (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think I have left my dear family all by themselves far too long. Also I can get a pink slip any day, was worrying me.I put all these worrisome inkling together and have reigned myself in.I am all set to do my job,that I was hired right this minute.

“My sincerest apologies to you my precious family.” Here I am your most respectful and humble guide at your service.” Gepetto started dancing,Susan ordered him to behave,poor Alphie just could not fathom what was going on ‘Well as I am your guide,may I please offer some suggestions?” ‘Please do’ Susan said.

Everyone agreed in unison,Karachi will be a wonderful city to learn about.

Karachi is the capital of Sindh and the largest city in Pakistan. According to the April 2012 census,the estimated population of Pakistan is over twenty-one million.It is also the main seaport and financial centre of Pakistan.it is the largest city in terms of population and also the 11th largest urban agglomeration in the world.It is Pakistan’s premier centre of banking,industry,entertainment,the arts,fashion,advertising,publishing,software development and medical research.The city is the major hub of higher educationin South Asia and the Muslim world. Karachi was the capital of Pakistan before the construction of Islamabad.This was done to spread development evenly and also avoid  having everything in Karachi.The port of Karachi and port of Bin Qasim is located in Karachi.These are the regions largest and busiest ports. The city is situated in the south of the country,along the coastline meeting the Arabian Sea.It is the birth and burial place of Quaid-e-Azam ,Muhammad Ali Jinnah,the founder of Pakistan,who made the city his home after Pakistan’s independence from the British Raj on 14th August 1947.

Ancient Greeks had many names such as;krokola,the place Alexander the great camped to prepare a fleet for Babylonia after his campaign in Indus valley; ‘Morontobara’ (probably Manora island in near Karachi Harbour)Barbarikon a port of the Bactrian kingdom.It was later known to the Arabs as debal from where Muhammad bin Qasim led his force into South Asia in 712 AD.

The name of Karachi occurs for the first time in a Dutch document in 1742,when a merchant ship de Ridderkerk shipwrecked nearby its course.

Karachi has an arid climate with low average precipitation levels.(approximately 250 mm) per annum.Most of it occurs during the July-August monsoon season.Winters are mild ,Summers are warm and humid; December and January are dry and pleasant.

Tourist Attractions: There are many beautiful seasides near the city e.g Seaview,Manora Island,sandspit beach Hawk’s Bay beach,Cape Monze and Nathiagali beach.Museums;National museum of Pakistan Air force Museum,Pakistan Maritime museum.Parks: Bagh Bin Qasim,Boat Basin Park,Karachi Zoo,Hill park,Bagh-e-Jinnah,Aziz Bhatti Park,Jheel Park. National Park and Lake: Kirthar National Park,it is home to striped hyenas,wolves,ratels,,Indian Gazelles and Sindh wild goats.

Architecture: Karachi has a rich collection of buildings and structures of varied architectural styles,Pakistan State Oil,Karachi Financial towers,Islamic Architecture,Masjid-e-Tooba,Faran Mosque, MCB Towers-the tallest skyscraper in Pakistan.

This is all for today. From all of us Susan,Gepetto ,Alphie and Ranu,have a very pleasant day.We are very happy to present the largest city of Pakistan. Our very best wishes to you friends. Allah Hafiz and May God bless you all!

The skyline of Karachi

The skyline of Karachi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan

Karachi is the financial capital of Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Karachi Port is the largest port in the co...

The Karachi Port is the largest port in the country and one of South Asia’s busiest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Flag of Sindh Province, Pakistan

English: Flag of Sindh Province, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The many faces of Mymensingh—Bangladesh

Bengal Tiger

English: Intercity Train Tista Express
English: Intercity Train Tista Express (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
View of Mosque 2

View of Mosque 2 (Photo credit: TushyD)

বাংলাদেশ কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের পাশে বয়ে যাওয়...

বাংলাদেশ কৃষি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়ের পাশে বয়ে যাওয়া ব্রহ্মপুত্রের শান্ত-সৌম্য সৌন্দর্য (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Boro Masjid

The Boro Masjid (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

RPCL and Brahmaputra river.

Radha Krishna in a temple Mymensingh
Radha Krishna in a temple Mymensingh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mymensingh TTC (ladies)

Mymensingh TTC (ladies) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Durga Puja in Mymensingh, Bangladesh

Durga Puja in Mymensingh, Bangladesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Relief map of the Brahmaputra system

Relief map of the Brahmaputra system (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alphie,Susan,Gepetto, today I am going to tell you about another city in Bangladesh.It will have little or no similarity with Sydney, Delhi,or Amritsar or even Agra,but it has its own attractions.This is why you will find it impressive.

The history of Mymensingh refers to the history of old greater Mymensingh district.These are kishoreganj,Netrakona,Tangail,Jamshedpur and Sherpur.These are districts in Dhaka division of Bangladesh.

In ancient times the area was mostly part of Vangha, a non Aryan territory covering the eastern part of the Gangetic delta.Some writers think it also covered territories east of the old course of BrahmaPutra.

The impact of Aryan-Brahmana culture was felt in Bengal long after it spread across Northern India./The non-Aryan people living in Bengal were very powerful,therefore the spread of Aryan-Brahman culture was strongly resisted.

In 1491 Feroze Shah  2nd ascended the throne of independent Bengal Sultanate,he sent his general Majlis Khan Humayun to attack Sherpur.He defeated the ruler there.This was the beginning of Pathan rule in the Mymensingh area.Hussein Shah the Pathan ruler extended the entire Mymensingh area in his Sultanate in 1498.It has been said,every time Hussein Shah conquered a territory,he built a mosque as a mark of his victory.Atiya Masjid was built by Hussein Shah. The present mosque at Atiya was built by Saiyyad Khan Panni on the banks of the river Louahajganj.It was constructed in 1608.

In 1550 Akbar sent Todar Mall to quell disturbances in Bihar,along with his success in Bihar,Todar Mall was successful in building a rapport for rent collection tn Bengal .He divided Bengal into 19 sirkars ,which was further sub-divided into 682 mahals.The Nasrat area was reconstituted Sirkar Bazuha.It was divided into 32 Mahals.One of them was named Momenshahi and Alapsingh joined together and was Mymensingh.

In July 1792, the postal system was established with the setting up of eight post offices between Dhaka and Mymensingh.In 1793 the use of copper coins were introduced They replaced the system of karis and dhamris.In 1800 the old coins were replaced by coins of East India Company.The Dhaka-Mymensingh telagraph line was established in 1883.The railway was opened in 1886.The district board was set up in 1887.

Beginning of Mymensingh Dhaka Road

Beginning of Mymensingh Dhaka Road (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gepetto liked what he saw,Alphie and Susan did not tell me anything.I presume they liked it.

I remember a bit about the teachers training college, my class mate and I went there,we were accepted.I did not like the appearance of the building.To me it looked like a ghost house.I  went elsewhere to get my B.Ed degree.

It is time to say,Allah Hafiz to all of you, From :Alphie,Susan,Gepetto and Ranu.

Mymensingh Rajbari

Mymensingh Rajbari (Photo credit: Wikipedia)