The Lhasa Chronicles
by my uncle Akhter Matin Chaudhury. The books a travelogue about his trip to Tibet, a boyhood dream coming true and is loads of fun. Here's a couple of excerpts from the bio:
He was always keen on adventure but was severely restrained in his quest by a combination of lack of opportunity, parental control and spousal dominance. Being brought up in an environment that held conservative values where the pursuit of learning was considered to be the only worthwhile occupation, encouragement to risk life and limb in the seemingly aimless pursuit of fun was notably absent. Once free of the shackles and with a long leash grudgingly granted by an exasperated spouse, the author was at last able to indulge his adventure for passion in 2011. He not only made the momentous journey to Tibet but also braved chronicling it, the most thrilling adventure of his life. His earlier writings have been limited to prosaic offerings on technical subjects and some attempts at humor in short pieces mostly about airplane journeys.
When not an intrepid explorer, Akhter Matin Chaudhury leads a mundane life in the vulgar world of commerce which provides him with the means to keep a roof over his head and put food on the table for his family. Although he has a background in accounting, he is currently more involved in the innocuous field of general management. He laments the circumstances that forced him into the cut and dried world of number crunching and diverted him from his true vocation in life, that of the creative arts.
He's 60 and the Chairman & CEO of Nuvista Pharmaceuticals in Bangladesh.
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)
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