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Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station in 29th Ramadan

Stepping on platform

My last visit of Kamalapur Railway Station was in 27th Ramadan, which was a photo walk by TTL. But today Shadow (Kamal Pasha) called me at morning 10.30 that am I interested to go Kamalapur Railway Station as we don’t have any special things to do. For Eid purpose, my office was off and I was free. I said an immediate yes and ask him when he will start, if he can inform me so that we arrive in same time. He also informed that Jenny and Nerood bhai is also going to come. Except me, none of them attended in TTL walk due to other business.

Kamalapur Railway Station Ticket Counter

Shadow called around 11.30AM and I went out right at that moment. I though will not found many people like day before yesterday but I was wrong once again. Found a much bigger line of people in Intercity Ticket Counter waiting to buy tickets. I was surprised.

Waiting for time

When we went into the platform 5 & 6, Joyontica Express (Dhaka-Sylhet) was waiting in platform 6. Found a guy who was pumping a leaver to feed the train oil.

Pumping Oil

By this time Jenny & Nerrod bhai arrived and then I came to know Tahiti was also going to come. Then we had a little discussion standing on platform and waited for Tahiti. By this time we took few photos as well. When she arrived we started again.

who don't want to go home?

I tried to observe many people around the train. Some people was trying to sale their product, some was just walking in free area, some was purchasing chips for their kids.

Sealers 01

Sealers 02

Sealers 03

Sealers 04

In this rush we found a kid named Laden. His family was going home. When we was talking with Laden, his another brother and sister arrived and we took photos of them too.

His name is Laden

Laden and his brother

Laden and his brother 02
Today I’ve learned a lesson..

Whenever a kid smiles, Its the most beautiful thing in the world

no matter from which society he came from, in which country he lives.

Laden and his sister

After shooting Laden, we found another sealer who was sealing wrist watches.. he ask us not to publish his photos in news paper cause that might be harmfulness to him.

Wrist watch sealer

In my opinion, my best photo in this walk is the photo where an old man reading news paper “Amar Desh”

Elo Khushir Eid - Eid of Happiness has arrived

After a long time with Joyontica, we moved to platform 3 where a Broad gauge train was waiting to start for Rajshahi.

The final rush

There was too rush of people to get into the train. After a shot time we planned to officially end the walk.

Had a party ifter party with best friends

Fahad, Mishu, Tarif & Sunny (from top left)

if you ask me who are your oldest best friend whom with you still connected then my answer will be Sunny, Mishu, Fahad & Tarif..

basically they are my paternal cousins.. by academic year, sunny, mishu and tarif is one year junior then me and fahad is few more years. from childhood we used to stay in group because of more or less same age group.

a ifter party with cousins/cousin friends is tradition of one year within us. last year (2009) we made this ifter party in Big Adda, Gulshan 1 which is currently not available.

Ifter party 2009

this year we made it in Shalimar Garden Restaurant, Banani. in last year number of total cousins was few higher then this year cause that we included two female cousins, younger brother of me (ehsanul haque bhuiyan) and fahad (farhan), but this year we wanted to make it just within us.

waiting for Athan


result of being late

well, we had a good chat in ifter time though tarif missed the first slot of chat. he was late for starting ifter with us as well due to high traffic jam.

Taste of ifter items by Shalimar was 6.5/10 from me. There wasn’t any special items and they did not had Lassi too :(. Price was 140BDT/Plate. after ifter, we wanted to have tea but shalimar garden was unable to provide us tea just after ifter time. they asked minimum 30 minutes to serve coffee but we rejected their offer and had tea in street side tea stall.

excited sunny

total we five meet after a long long days, thats why we was not much conscious about food rather we was more and more interested in chat.

topic of adda in tea stall was traffic jam of Dhaka city, how our banks are somehow responsible for this & its solution.
Tarif claimed that personal lone scheme is one of the cause of high rate of private car purchase in dhaka as 100+ new car is coming in road where 1 public service bus is not coming in road in each 2 days. A solution of reducing increasing traffic jam could be by increasing CNG/Fuel price. In that case people will be demoralized to buy new private cars.

after tea we enjoyed the best part of todays party.. adda (chat) in fahads house. i’d like to share the issues we discussed there. topics are prova scandal & root cause of the scandal, our social morales & compared with America as western country, our future plans and marriage plan. we discussed about high rate of gold as well. our family history, current status and what future we see was also a hot topic like all of our previous gatherings.. and like most of previous gatherings, we ended the party with no result and best hopes for future.