I belong to a Bengali middle-class family where my erudite, bookish and ‘very sincere’ parents always endeavor to make me comprehend that without a ‘sincere’ academic life, I cannot achieve the desired aims in my life.
My efforts, in tandem with their die-hard sincerity, paved me to enroll in the best academic institutions of Bangladesh.
In the present post, the issue that I am going to discuss about, I think almost all Medium writers confront it on regular basis.
One fine day, you suddenly notice that the number of your followers is soaring by leaps and bounds!
One day, let’s imagine, you get dozens of followers; in another day, the number is getting towards upward trend at geometric rate.
Book Review on ‘D-Day: The Battle for Normandy’
What is D-Day?
What Happened on June 6, 1944?
Well, in the timeline of Word War history, the date and year June 6, 1944 has distinctive place. The day, June 6, is unlike any other day of the year. This key day is also known as D-Day. On that very day, the Allied forces scrambled and launched human history’s largest offensive amphibious landing operation at the northern littoral area of the Nazi-occupied France, which is well known as ‘Normandy’.
Reading makes our moments meaningful
Yes! Reading matters a lot. It’s kind of double-edged sword. It’s not rocket science to comprehend the significance of reading books.
Reading habit ‘quietly’ improves one’s analytical skills in tandem with the focus on the facts and issues of reading materials.
The habit of reading would help readers to skim through a book or paper in a weekend time span.
However, the philosophy, the thoughts and contents of those reading materials would help readers to rivet and mull for days and weeks even after readers put it down after reading.
In the time of COVID-19 Pandemic
“My eyes hunger to read more books than time allows me to devour.”
— Jazz Feylynn
If anyone would ever ask me to express my opinion as to reading and writing in a single line, I would definitely quote creative writer Jazz Feylynn’s above mentioned line. But be aware, the present tumultuous pandemic time span won’t make our reading and writing smooth sailing!
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Humor During the Cold War
In one evening of 1952, A man goes into a military checkpoint of Minsk and yells:
“I am tired of this guy with a silly mustache and stupid rules being a leader!”
A soldier, standing nearby the checkpost, heard him, so he goes and grabs him, later he brings the man to Stalin.
Soldier says to Stalin what happened and Stalin asks the man:
“Who were you thinking about when you yelled in the streets?”
Man responds: “Of course! I had been thinking about Hitler!”; …
Actually, author’s journalist and military career might cater readers some clues about the content of the book.
In real life, author Frank Gardner is the journalist specialist in security issues.
He is a news masthead for the British Broadcasting corporation to report and hovering news on terrorism, intelligence, espionage and global security issues.
A South Asian Academic, Book Reviewer, Maritime & International Affairs Analyst. Rubaiyat loves to wade across the universe of Reading and Writing.