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The Daily Prompt- Sept. 9th : The Prompt ” Write about building something”

Write about building something..forever  or for long..or for moment..What can you build ..a structure..a monument..what is a ,monument..I think, it is physical entity reflecting a theme..a voice or idea..so..why build it  and not live it. Build it, because you want people to know what your idea is, long after you are dead and gone..although it is your idea but others can live by it..for long. Or, perhaps you are afraid of not leaving behind a legacy and this built structure , of material and form, would be there as a prominent identity..sometimes to serve as a node..others to generate money  or just to be..no reason ..except a landmark for making a right turn, before or after..So, building something has an effect.

Built form influence people’s psychology and , why is it built in the first place..its because of the financier  psychology or reason. Structures lives longer or shorter depending why it was built..mostly monuments are survivors..in this ever changing materialistic world..

What else do we build ? Nations..people ..values.. Seems very much from the book..”When I don’t care” attitude is so prevalent , values seems like a phantom from past. Each one makes their own criteria, not bad..just personalized..so  much so..nothing is general..We, get confused..whether what we do is correct or not..some of us  look up in our religious teachings, some refer to their customs, few get into trends..more confused group ..get into ” answers and questions” ..where a leader or just  members with similar or lesser background , give their opinions..we build up on reasons  through votes by those who are in that forum..and we get a new version of acceptance…

We, also build relationships..takes time, effort and skill. It is a 24/7 job..there is no holidays..you must be continuously aware and beware of any wrong move..that includes forgetting birthdays..ooops.

In short..life builds, relationships are built, structures are also built and nations are built.

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Yes Man ;) on , “NO man’s land

Life was so peaceful and orderly. But, then nothing last forever..and the question was pressing..The elites of the Rumor World ..were evaluating the rumours and found that each could be used for their own benefit.

What was needed was lots of mirrors..Why ! For reflections  of course..getting a yes man for all occasions was not available..or rather the faceless and voiceless were becoming arrogant ..individualist..always asking why and why not.

Elite-1 , the super duper, had much thoughts about how to capture the rest of the Rumor World..He proposed..that instead of humans..the world was in immediate need of robots and animals. Humans..were just too fussy..they wanted to know..understand and question.. Oh! the questions they asked were  really idiotic..but not being able to answer was equally disturbing.. for example..they asked the elites..why are they labelled as elites and others as commoners..why were they not equal in casting votes..why elites were authorised by themselves to decided about the commoner..imagine such devious questions to elites was unimaginable and inappropriate.

Elite-2 and Elite-3 were in total agreement..they felt the urgent need to crush those commoners for such felonies..Oh! the audacity to challenge the concept of democracy ..of course the elites were 100% democratic. They had five members in this high profile elite cabinet, and always voted as was right..what they thought was right..rather what Elite-1 presented as right was  obviously right..otherwise..they would lose their rights to be member of such a prestigious cabinet.

The commoners had no brains..if they had they would be as rich as the elites..so miserable and just sheer lucky..to have landed over geographically on locations that had rich reserves..No..no a definite mismatch..this was outrageous.. All the elites agreed..I mean the majority..

So..in this cabinet meeting they decided to eliminate the Human race..who were living as commoners.. There was ample of reason. First was food. The production of food was enough but since the commoners were so many. it was always in demand to produce more.. To balance the amount of hours and labor required to produce affordable food.the easiest way is to kill all those, who make a chain for consumption.. its after all a friendly fire, where drones are used aiming at masses..good thing is..if drone gets hit..the loss is only  in terms of money..no one from elite side is effected, on the other hand the commoners are easily eradicated and no one remains to complain, about food.

This super duper  insight to the food demand,had such an easy solution.

Now come to the fact, that human rights issues are escalating.. Commoners are not treating their counterpart as equal. So elite -1 and Elite -2 thought, if they replaced all human with robots..that would be kill two birds with one stone. Since, there will be no humans..the question of human rights problem will be solved forever.

Elite-3 had a futuristic vision. he thought that animal kingdom is facing extinction, so we should preserve them and since food production would be reduced by the cleansing process detailed by elite -1, they can now be more focussed on the balance of green area and natural habitat..after all the elites must have everything in proper proportion.

Life would be so peaceful, green and clean..once all commoners are people from the past and elites would be able to work fast..on”No man’s land ” with just a, Yes man 🙂

 

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EPS sandwich panel in today’s Bangladesh.

EPS Panel and its relevancy for Bangladesh.

The population of Bangladesh has a large number residing in the rural areas. The majority of house stock belonging to this group consists of building material like, mud, hay straws, jute sheets, bamboos and corrugated sheets. The basic reason for using these as building material is, its low purchasing price, although these material have less stability and no water resistance, still it’s used by the rural population as its readily available and they are used to its construction method.

EPS Panels, cost is higher than the locally used material but, when compared to its life span and maintenance, it would be cheaper with added advantages of insulation and water proof properties.

Corrugated sheets impose health hazards and that rust in water; EPS Panels are eco-friendly and does not get rusted with time.

The move towards making EPS Panels for low –income group is challenging in two aspects. First, the initial cost will be higher, for the dwellers who seek to remodel or extend their existing houses. Secondly, the U-channels, bolts, hinges and nuts would require a new set of iron monger. To, make EPS Panels popular in this regard, the product must be launched through a network of locals, who are convinced about the benefits of the Sandwich Panel.

The panels should be sold in installments matching with the regular repair works that the rural people are accustomed to; as it gets popular they will be encouraged to save money for direct purchase. In the formal housing, the bank has home loans, in the similar manner; the Grameen Bank can take up loan programmed for material and installation. This idea is already in use, in most of the illegal squatter population. The local dalal/middle man always provide a number of building material , that comprise of bamboo, jute sheets, and corrugated sheets. They charge minimum at the time of delivery but as they live nearby, they collect the amount and also get a vote bank during election period. There are people who can take up the job of locally manufacturing the U-channels etc for the joining of the panels. Chittagong port gets lots of scrap ship material, that can be directed to make the joiners.

Reuse and recycle all that iron and polystyrene for the  EPS panel factory for the production and construction at site. Today, all over the world there is a demand for optimizing resources, this idea can be replicated at local level without much effort, just links should be formed and demand would encourage supply, for a better tomorrow.

Once the EPS Panels are used what are the benefits for the rural population.

  1. Clean and finished surface, that instantly gives a good space quality.
  2. The insulation of the material helps to keep it cool during summer and retain heat in winter seasons.
  3. During monsoon, the houses can be designed as floating house anchored to a stable post/ column so that it gets elevated with the flood water, posing less risk for the inmates.
  4. In addition to the people, their cattle and the poultry can also be saved with this kind of floating system.
  5. The embankments can be created along the vast fields for not getting inundated during flood/heavy down pour.
  6. The EPS panel material does not settle nor degenerate, thus making them maintenance free for a life time of 20 years.
  7. The coated steel surfaces have a variety of colors that could be a new design look for the villagers. The painted surface can be designed for each house in a unique way.
  8. Architects and builders can both join in to support and earn a living through various design layouts with the panel modules.

In addition to rural population it can be used by the urban users.

  1. Factories partition and external cover can be instantly assembled and used without much time delays.
  2. Due to light weight, the over all load would be lesser and easier to carry and install.
  3. The Public use places, such as hotels, restaurants, offices, car show rooms, garages and convention centers, all can use this panel system for erecting the structure and using it without any maintenance.
  4. The armed forces can use it for knock down mobile houses and their camps all over Bangladesh, with one third costs as compared to brick and concrete structures.
  5. The Annual fair, festivals that are part of culture and trade, can use Panels for building their stalls.
  6. The Parking areas, bus stops, ticket booths, guard rooms, police stations and street markets that requires light material open cover, all can use these EPS Panels for better and safe use.

Bangladesh is a country that has a huge part of its dilapidated structures that we see in urban and rural built environment. EPS Panels with steel coated smooth surface for walls and groove for roof makes it an ideal material to get a healthier environment with short time and less cost. The assembly is simple and doesn’t need any expert craftsman, just a layout with basic grade beam having the u-Shaped channel makes the slide in possible and the corner post with double U-Shaped channel holds the two right angled panels secured in place with additional fastening with the base. The roof panels also can be slide in and secured with the walls using the same double U-channels welded together.

It is like a life size Lego structure, easy to install and dismantle. This gives the possibility of extension making the structure flexible, for future needs.The amount of income that goes into repair works, and for medicines due to various water borne diseases can be diverted for education or farming needs, as per each family’s priority. Saving is earning, so let us be innovative in our thinking , making social impact with EPS sandwich panel in house improvement..something like..home 🙂

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Attention!!

How often have you heard this..attention please 🙂  Very often..from your teachers, friends, parents, children, neighbors,players, boss ..you name it and they have either said it sweetly or yelled ..LOUDLY ..any guesses why ?

You can not give the due attention and sort  of is hyperactive with distractions..Seems simple ..BUT..what if..this unfocused manner has become part of you..ouch! that hurts..You know why..because this time..it is you who is calling for attention.. Your mind is losing it..you want to focus but ..social media has a message for you..and you want to reply..or an email..perhaps a phone call..everything or rather everyone is pulling you..and its bothering you..it is reloading in your mind .. as a creeping nudge.. Sometimes ..its more serious than that..medication makes you  lose pain and lose brains too..so its giving you a black out..sort of you are present physically but not mentally..this disturbance can cause you ..financially..at job or get you into an accident while driving or doing some work.

Yes..it is a PROBLEM ..you are having trouble to focus..there is a need to consciously focus..making an effort to listen..doing a work and directing your thoughts to that one topic/words..Here comes  mediation..Sitting and thinking about a single thing..and bringing your energy towards that point..hard eh 😉

At times, you feel drowsy others you can not sleep..both makes you lousy..even if you want to be perfectly smart at work or home..it is making you weak..and someone would start to nag nag nag..that nagging is now taking your mind away from your present task.. losing focus ..again..ooops..

Seems it is an endless cycle..What can you do ?

Think.. think again..hmmmm ..I know..why don’t you erase your yesterday and just give yourself one task at a time..yep forget that multi-task concept..getting a single task in good time is not bad..maybe people will think you are slow..or bored type person..but..you are sure of what you are doing..that makes work complete and successfully too..not bad.. no more frowning by others about any mistakes due to inattentiveness..

Now..get serious.. check your priority ? Ask yourself

who is important ? What is important? Why its important? When its important? Where its important?

in relations to.people..health.. achievements etc. as the variables.. each person has a circle and time frame for being important. Your family is important but not at your office…so balance it  out. Your virtual life is enriching but real life is pressing..so make it happen in real..Never mix wants with needs..that is dangerous water..if you can not swim in high tide, you will drown in shallow waters too.. Beware..I told you :))

SO..be attentive..make it a habit..and hopefully you will be appreciated .There is a time for everything and place for everyone..realize it quickly 😉

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Good bye for now :)

Today when you think its time to go

Make sure you write it once more

a proper ” good bye” is like closing the door

I want to be sure, you have left

Yep..so I can also go 

Please don’t return once we say “bye” 

come tomorrow..don’t ask me why 🙂

you always spoil what I tell you to do

naughty and tricky..I sure do know you

Virtual life has set manners too

Be nice..take care ..see you

Good bye 🙂

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Pleasing everyone :)

The main issue about pleasing is raised ..making people aware that you as an individual is incapable of pleasing everyone. True 100% in reality. Having said that, let us not altogether start irritating everyone 😉

I think, we all belong to a certain community , enjoy a social set up relate to a way of life and for getting rooted , you have to follow certain customs and rules. Being born into a family is not by choice, but you can opt a way out. Get into another group.or belief..each is going to have rules. Question is..why do we need rules.to make life simple..rules requires people to behave, and that helps others to be in peace. So, rules are made to ensure a peaceful living. Some rules are biased, for example the tenant can not use the lift if the generator has to run, but the apartment owners can do that..those are rules that divides a society and is actually bringing chaos into a social setup. We should not accept it, but you can not fight it..for they have made it and you were asked to sign an undertaking that you will follow all the rules levied  on you , if you desire to reside in their apartment block. You can change your residence or save up and buy your own independent house..and say goodbye to apartment living.or, form a group raise your voice against this discrimination , get your article published and join hands with other tenants suffering due to rules that make you pay but not let you use as a resident..form a group and get it approved by the government..

Simply, it means you can choose whom to please..and leave those who can not please you. Imagine, all like minded people would leave old group/school of thoughts and form new groups/social circle.

Human beings need a social setup, for sharing sorrows and happiness, maybe it takes some effort, but it also gives you a boost. Your focus , should be to do the right thing as per your own acquired knowledge and experience,basic behavior must be good. That includes, to be polite, humble , sincere and loving with a sound sense of right from wrong, in respect of the group you belong to whether it is religious, friends circle, cause groups etc.

Pleasing is not bad..you can sing a song and please many..what is bad is..you please at the cost of sacrificing a goodness..you lie to please..that is actually destroying the entire system…So please do not refrain from pleasing others..just remember whom you please and how you do that without breaking or bending rules ( good ones) .

Live honestly, speak sweetly ,work diligently..eat healthy and love passionately.