Purpose of Narijibon Blog

Nari Jibon Project seeks to increase our students’ and staffs’ abilities through different ways: classes, practice, computers, internet, and now the Narijibon Blog. Readers and writers (our students & staff) of the Blog will both learn about our lives, culture, Nature, activities of people in Bangladesh and the Nari Jibon Project.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Blog workshop on Flickr

By Kazi Rafiqul Islam

Nari jibon blogdol arranged blog workshop on Friday (20.06.08). Venezuelan journalist and photo blogger Ms. Kira Kariakar, Mr. Shawn Ahmed of Uncultured project, Prof. Dr. Kathryn B. Ward (Executive Director Nari Jibon Project), Ms. Shaina Haider (Visiting English teacher/researcher (Nari Jibon) and under graduate student Florida State University USA) were present in the meeting. 40 students and 13 staff attended the workshop. In the workshop Ms Kira told the staff/students/bloggers about the importance of photo blogging, flickr account etc.

In discussion on Flickr she told us that Flickr is a photo management and sharing application. We can use flickr to store pictures for our personal private use, to share them with our friends/family, to aid us blogging, to establish communities with friends and family and to pursue an interest through communities. She informed that in order to join flickr we need a yahoo account and no other email account can be used.

She told that image is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a unique image can express what we want to say. Other time an image can bring strength, emphasis to what we want to say. She also told that blogs that have posts with pictures often get more visitors than post without. Readers get interested on the pictures of the bloggers and his/her “eye of world” so they’ll mean likely come back. She told pictures get listed in search engine like google and they attract visits referred by the search. And photo blog use pictures as their mean of expression instead of writing.
Ms. Kira told us the way of uploading pictures. She told in this respect that there are many ways to upload pictures and videos to flickr. We can do it through the website with third part application and plug-ins by email and with our mobiles. On the website we click on the link to upload pictures on the welcome page. We can use the basic upload photos and videos page. Ms Kira told us that we can send also pictures by email with an email address given to us for that purpose by flickr.
Ms Kira told us that we can organize our picture by set and collection (only for paid account). For free accounts there is another way to organize the pictures is by tagging. She also informed us how we can post a picture in our blogs from a flickr. In this respect she told that we can integrate our account with blogger. We can choose the pictures we want to blog even if it is not ours. And flickr account copyright permits. We select the size we need for our blog and insert the code of the image in our post. The email will be retrieved and displayed in our blog. Ms Kira also told about safety and copyright. She told that in general we can set our levels of safety for searching and for what kind of content we have. We have to establish in our setting if our content is searchable and if it’s safe. We can keep all our rights of authorship or select any of the licenses of creative commons.
At the end of her speeches she told that she needs a small group of students/bloggers so that she can teach them clearly and easily about flickr accounts etc.

At the end of the workshop Kathryn B. Ward announced the name of the best bloggers of Nari Jibon blog. They are Nurunnahar Islam Munni (Dowry system in Bangladesh), Jannatul Ferdoush Nargis (Garments Workers), Sufia Khatun (Ogradhikar- Priority) and Shahida Islam Mony (Nari—Woman).

Friday, July 18, 2008

Profile of Nari Jibon bloggers

Nilufa Parvin

"There is a nice village called Naihati at the side of river Rupsha in Khulna. I have grown up there. My name is Nilufa Parvin. Everyone called me Anne. My birth date is 23th November. I passed my childhood in this village with it’s natural beauty, my wayward behavior, mother’s angry speech, father’s love, grandmother’s worship and also with my friends.

I have completed B.Sc in Computer Science & Engineering from Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET) in 2008. Recently I have joined at Nari jibon and now I am serving as computer teacher here.

My father’s name is Ali Akbor Moral. He was a businessman. He has become star in the sky because of heart failure in the year 2001. My mother’s name is Mrs. Raushon Ara. She is a housewife. We are three sisters and I am youngest of them. Both of my elder sisters are school teacher.

I enjoy my leisure time by playing computer games, reading novels and listening song. My favorite books are “Ispat” by Nicoli Astrovosky and “Jotsna o Jononir golpo” by Humayan Ahmed. I am fond of Rabindra songit and Back Street Boy’s songs. I also like reciting poem and drawing picture. My favorite colors are black and white. I like to have chocolate and ice cream. My favorite person is Dr. Md. Jafar Iqbal sir. I prefer autumn and rainy seasons to others. Especially autumn’s evening amuse me so much. "