DP Daily Prompt: On The Road Post by Ranu

Eastern Jungle Crows, Bangladesh

Eastern Jungle Crows, Bangladesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think I am ready to pause my real life and search my inner self for a place and family I’d spend with for a little while. I have traveled various places,met a multitude of people old young and in-between. Never did I find anyone sincere for me to trust.

Since I read today’s prompt,I feel I know where I’d like to live for a while. It is my maternal Grandpa’s home.It is in Bangladesh,in a small village,where the inhabitants know each other and live in complete harmony.Though it is not an imaginary place, it sure feels I’d have perfect peace and tranquility.

I’m dreaming of this place,I found friendship,innocence here. I can hear the maid saying, “Bhabi”( sister-in-law) why aren’t the crows afraid of me? She was guarding the courtyard so the crows wouldn’t eat the crops spread out to  dry. I looked out,I knew why the crows were not petrified, the slingshot was pointed at herself not the crows. I learned from this incidence,how intelligent those birds were, even birds can detect how ignorant we are at times. I laughed and showed her how it should be used if she wanted any result.

People are warm and friendly they do not try to hurt you,they are ever ready to help. For me to leave the comfort of my place to the unknown certainly does not lure me,rather I must have an idea. This is where my Grandpa and Grandma lived. I’m hoping nothing has changed. I would spend sometime there,watching nature in full bloom,the birds singing,children laughing and crying,mothers carrying their baby to the temporary market place,fathers working in the fields and singing loudly showing they’re having fun. Where probably out of the blue my enthusiasm to write poetry will surface. I’d hum the song , ‘O give me a home where the buffaloes roam and the sky is not cloudy all day!’

DP Daily Prompt: 2100 post by Ranu

Imagine There's No Hunger    -  Strawberry Fie...

Imagine There’s No Hunger – Strawberry Fields – Central Park, NYC (Photo credit: asterix611)

The population of the world is assimilating faster than we can say,”BOO”.  Everything from food,clothing,eating habits , interaction is happily adopted by the people of the universe. It is a very good sign.

Only a fraction of the world population,if at all will be ignorant. People will recognize each other. The color will no longer be a hindrance for making friends.This is already in the air.

In 2100, I can imagine how changed the world will be. In  eighty seven years the change will be phenomenal. John  Lennon’s song,” Imagine” will top the charts.

In that world there will be one language.I have named it, ” SHEMAPI’. I have taken the first letter of the seven most spoken languages in order of population.

There will be   One religion and no government,there won’t be any need. Farmers will grow and enjoy their crops,no one will take away anything. Poverty will be wiped out. No crooks will make the lives of people miserable. There’ll be no distinction between men and women.

Allama Iqbal’s Marghdeen will come into fruition! This is how I see the world in 2100.

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” Book Review by Ranu

A small section of Kabul, Afghanistan.

A small section of Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” is a novel by Khaled Hosseini.

Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan.This is his second novel. His first one was,”The Kite Runner”.

The story revolves around ,Mariam,the main character in the story. Besides her the other characters are:

1. Jalil: her father

2.Nana : her mother

3. Mullah Faizullah: teacher

4. Rasheed: Maryam’s husband

5. Laila: Rashid’s second wife

6. Mammi and Babi:   Laila’s parents

7. Tariq: Laila’s childhood friend

This is the story of two women, Mariam and Laila. They did not see eye to eye in the beginning, this changed gradually.They  started  depending on each other. This friendship made life much more bearable for both of them.

The story took place in Herat and Kabul,Afghanistan. The author is from Afghanistan. He was able to portray the life and customs of the common people in a way which will not be possible for someone living outside the country. The book is mostly fiction. Some parts are true . The mixture of both makes the story very interesting.

I found the story educational, it is a male dominating society,women have no voice whatsoever. They cannot complain even if they are battered and bruised.The political situation is deplorable. The presence of external forces are not helping the situation at all.

It is a powerful story which shows if one is determined,he/she/they can turn it around in their favor regardless of all the deterrents facing them.