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Old November 1, 2012, 03:28 AM
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Old November 1, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Old November 2, 2012, 05:19 AM
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^ good luck. I know how tensed I was during my first interview. I was almost shaking.
Thanks, but my interviewers were friendly, so wasn't that tough. Let's see what happen.

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To everyone: My interview session was interesting, i guess i gave 60-70% good answers. Hoping for the best.
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Thanks, but my interviewers were friendly, so wasn't that tough. Let's see what happen.



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To everyone: My interview session was interesting, i guess i gave 60-70% good answers. Hoping for the best.
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Old November 2, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Things are getting ugly here in NYC thanx to Sandy. No gas folks..I had to wait on line to get gas for almost 2 hours yesterday. And I have never seen so many people with gas generators..It was a chaos down there. People were literally cursing and fighting with each other. Police had to come to bring things under control.

Parts of NYC is still a dead zone. If you live in the tri state area, try to go to lower Manhattan after it gets dark. It's going to be a once in a life time experience for you.

Having said that NY is clearing trees out of Central Park, and roads that will be used for Sunday's NYC marathon when I think they should really focus on restoring power, feed those people starving for days, bring public transportation back to normal. Sometimes I just don't get life...
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Old November 2, 2012, 10:24 AM
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^^Absolutely Roman bhai.

Life just won't be same here where I live (Staten Island) and have both college and work (Lower Manhattan). These areas were hit the hardest in NYC. I got power after 3 days and only then realized the magnitude of this storm.

In Staten Island alone, 19 people died. 2 dead bodies washed up yards away from my high school practice ground. Other people died in blocks very close to us. Cargo ships washed shore. No gasoline in the pumps. 50k+ still without power. Have to pass through 2-3 checkpoints to get to the bridge.


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In Lower Manhattan, still no power. Traffic lights not working and that means total gridlock. After night, people don't go out in the streets. Few subway stations will take months before they start service again.

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Old November 2, 2012, 06:56 PM
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I have a friend who lives in my neighborhood and he is from New Zealand. He plays for the
USA U-19/National team. He told me that he will get me signed up for a club team in Colorado come April time when season starts. When I made a remark about Bangladesh he said you guys are pretty good we got our butt whopped back in 2010 you guys are a good team...

i am really bad at real life cricket, perhaps I should get better and who knows maybe i can make the american national team someday inshaAllah at least start with a club team....he told me that if i was really good he could easily get me into the US National team(he got connections)
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Old November 2, 2012, 11:42 PM
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I have a friend who lives in my neighborhood and he is from New Zealand. He plays for the
USA U-19/National team. He told me that he will get me signed up for a club team in Colorado come April time when season starts. When I made a remark about Bangladesh he said you guys are pretty good we got our butt whopped back in 2010 you guys are a good team...

i am really bad at real life cricket, perhaps I should get better and who knows maybe i can make the american national team someday inshaAllah at least start with a club team....he told me that if i was really good he could easily get me into the US National team(he got connections)
Excellent. I hope you make it and i hope you are very good.

if you are good, you can be our Amla.

BUT ... If you are bad, you might become the team's Kamla.
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Old November 3, 2012, 12:58 AM
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I have a friend who lives in my neighborhood and he is from New Zealand. He plays for the
USA U-19/National team. He told me that he will get me signed up for a club team in Colorado come April time when season starts. When I made a remark about Bangladesh he said you guys are pretty good we got our butt whopped back in 2010 you guys are a good team...

i am really bad at real life cricket, perhaps I should get better and who knows maybe i can make the american national team someday inshaAllah at least start with a club team....he told me that if i was really good he could easily get me into the US National team(he got connections)
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Old November 3, 2012, 06:22 AM
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I have a friend who lives in my neighborhood and he is from New Zealand. He plays for the
USA U-19/National team. He told me that he will get me signed up for a club team in Colorado come April time when season starts. When I made a remark about Bangladesh he said you guys are pretty good we got our butt whopped back in 2010 you guys are a good team...

i am really bad at real life cricket, perhaps I should get better and who knows maybe i can make the american national team someday inshaAllah at least start with a club team....he told me that if i was really good he could easily get me into the US National team(he got connections)
Lucky you Rifat. As Doc said You can be our Amla. Looks like USA cricket is just like Bangladesh, connection thaklei national team e dhuka jai.
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Old November 3, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Having said that NY is clearing trees out of Central Park, and roads that will be used for Sunday's NYC marathon when I think they should really focus on restoring power, feed those people starving for days, bring public transportation back to normal. Sometimes I just don't get life...
NY is not a small town that you only focus on one thing. It is capable of handling things. Though knee jerk logic dictates that it should be cancelled, but sometimes you have to take a step back and really think about it.

It is unfortunate the decision was made so late. They should have expected this and post poned the date a week later... announced perhaps even before the storm. A lot of people spend a lot of money and they got nothing... this shouldn't have happened.

Even "expert" ppl are stupid. When I was reading news of how sandy would cost upto 10 billion dollars loss leading up to it...even during... i was laughing reading them...ppl really underestimates... then when on tv power compnay was saying elecetricity would be restored in few days, i was also laughing... ppl need to be more realistic and realize it is PEOPLE who are affected by the same storm that is restoring everything.

Having siad all this, i don't think the marathan shouldve been cancelled. this was the "popular" thing to do... it should have been planned better and postponed a week later... and just doesn't make sense to cancel it last minute when decision was made to go on with it even after the storm....

I don't llkke this willy nilly stuff... you make a decison and you stick to it.... it affects many. bloomberg is usually good, i was disappointed this time.
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Old November 3, 2012, 08:37 AM
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Old November 3, 2012, 09:01 AM
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ki mia ki interview dila, class e asona keno?..kabir vai tomake taratari khuje ber korte bolse!
Class a aste to chai, but Kabir mia na amake taraiya dae abar
Axiata Experiential Program er interview. Oita niya ektu busy chilam ei week.
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Old November 3, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Idumb Bro,

NY is not a small town and its true that NYC is more than capable of handling many things at once. But the focus should be on priorities rather than multi tasking at this difficult time. IMHO restoring power,public transportation and public safety should be the NYC's Number One priority.

I do feel sorry for those runners who have been training so hard for this race but I think they understand why this needed to be done. Marathon is the pride of NYC but it definitely can take a back seat as NYC has more important things to deal with now.
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Old November 3, 2012, 07:33 PM
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IMHO restoring power,public transportation and public safety should be the NYC's Number One priority.
who said it isnt. by tomorrow a lot of things would normalize. lower manhattan got power back, subway resumed majority of tracks... airports are open.

this event brings 300 million dollars for the city....the loss probably reduced a bit unethically by announcing cancellation so late....

i dont think not having the marathan would bring power and restoration to staten island any day sooner.....

a lot of the restoration workers you bring are from out of state as contractors......1 wouldnt necessarily stop the other.....

personally, i think since they screwed up the plan to postpone it ahead of sandy, and was adamant till friday that it would go on, it should have gone on. i dnt think they had an oops moment on friday that it is too unsafe. this decision was to satisfy public emotion. usually bloomberg is good, i really like him but brother screwed up this time.
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they opened up the casino the damn casinoes that sits right next to te ocean. most nys parks are also open. tv stations started showung their regular programs instead of covering the strom. i think marathan could have gone on......
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Excellent. I hope you make it and i hope you are very good.

if you are good, you can be our Amla.

BUT ... If you are bad, you might become the team's Kamla.
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Lucky you Rifat. As Doc said You can be our Amla. Looks like USA cricket is just like Bangladesh, connection thaklei national team e dhuka jai.
Thanks guys, The catch is I have to work really really really really hard and of course make loads of du'a Most importantly I have to lose some weight and get in shape, My mother was very happy to hear this

and BengaliPagol, you live in Australia right, InshaAllah i will meet you someday and hopefully you will shine in your cricket league

Ajfar, in USA, connections are usually a good thing, since this country is so big and people are trying their bestest best to popularize the game here, It is very popular in Florida and many states has their own leagues where you play with the hard ball and stuff, so having connections helps. With my current from + shape i don't even thing i can make it to a local club team. Once you start playing with the hard ball, it is serious business...and it is no longer backyard cricket.
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Old November 3, 2012, 09:02 PM
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who said it isnt. by tomorrow a lot of things would normalize. lower manhattan got power back, subway resumed majority of tracks... airports are open.

this event brings 300 million dollars for the city....the loss probably reduced a bit unethically by announcing cancellation so late....

i dont think not having the marathan would bring power and restoration to staten island any day sooner.....

a lot of the restoration workers you bring are from out of state as contractors......1 wouldnt necessarily stop the other.....

personally, i think since they screwed up the plan to posptpone it ahead of sandy, and was adamant till friday that it would go on, it should have gone on. i dnt think they had an oops moment on friday that it is too unsafe. this decision was to satisfy public emotion. usually bloomberg is good, i really like him but brother screwed up this time.

Bhai, lower Manhattan' doesn't represent Greater NYC. There are still many places where things are still normal. My friend's house has been severely damaged by a fallen tree and the help is yet to reach there. And there are hundreds if not thousands of houses like that who are still waiting for help.

This marathon could've easily been postponed by a week or two. There is a time and place for everything and IMHO this week wad definitely not the right time..
You are entitled to your opinion and so am I. So let's agree to disagree..
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Bhai, lower Manhattan' doesn't represent Greater NYC. There are still many places where things are still normal. My friend's house has been severely damaged by a fallen tree and the help is yet to reach there. And there are hundreds if not thousands of houses like that who are still waiting for help.

This marathon could've easily been postponed by a week or two. There is a time and place for everything and IMHO this week wad definitely not the right time..
You are entitled to your opinion and so am I. So let's agree to disagree..
i know lower manhattan doesnt represent whole ny. my point was things are getting back.... lights for lower manhattan was easiest to bring because it was cpvoluntariy shut off. anywyas, no marathan isnt gonna help ur friend fix his house anytime sooner.

the fact that u think marathan can be "easily" postponed a week or two show u havent thought about it. pppl are coiming from all over the world and had made arrangements minths ahead, u cnat just reschedule events 48 hrs before.......

i guess politically it was the easy thing to do to satisfy ppl like you... but not necessarily the right move....

city needs money to help .....money doesnt come from air....

anyways i have tendency to think from economic pov....
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[quote=iDumb;1596654]i know lower manhattan doesnt represent whole ny. my point was things are getting back.... lights for lower manhattan was easiest to bring because it was cpvoluntariy shut off.

I thought the lower Manhattan blackout happened due to an explosion at the ConEd Substation at 14th street.

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the fact that u think marathan can be "easily" postponed a week or two show u havent thought about it. pppl are coiming from all over the world and had made arrangements minths ahead, u cnat just reschedule events 48 hrs before
Many NYers who lost their power or homes are staying in hotels. NYC hotels are pretty much packed with them. I wouldnt kick those needy people out of their hotel rooms just to accomodate those out of town runners..

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i guess politically it was the easy thing to do to satisfy ppl like you... but not necessarily the right move....
People like me? Hmmm..Why that tone bro?

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city needs money to help .....money doesnt come from air....
City needs money. Not denying it but city can survive one or 2 weekends without the marathon. Thanx giving and Christmas are knocking on the door and you know how many tourists will come to NYC during that time.

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anyways i have tendency to think from economic pov.
I cant deny that Marathon will be good for city's economy. But the city can survive without the marathon, but people can not survive without food, water and heat. We should focus on Human life first. There are thousands of elderly and immobile people stuck in their apartments, thousands without power and heat, shortage of drinking water, many roads and subway lines are still closed. People are literally fighting with each other for food and gas (You really need to visit those affected areas if you havent done s. you'll be surprised. I know I was) Despite all these facts, do you still want to deploy your precious generators, police, city resources and thousands of volunteers to that event when they can do so much more? If so, I rest my case...
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roman, there was no bad tone, when i said people like you, it sounded bad perhaps... I meant to say there would be significant amount of people opposing the marathon, just like you, who are convinced that victims of sandy should take priority over life.

and regarding lower manhattan lights out, i think it is both the fire in substation and volunteer shut off as to preserve con ed equipments from damage.

having cleared that out, I still don't agree with you. Yes there are many people who are in dire need of help, but there are also millions of people who weren't affected at all. This is a VAST city, i don't see the logic behind why everything should stop till all the "victims" are back on their feet. It will take months, for some years to go back to being normal. That doesn't mean the world has to stop.

2 months post 9/11, tragedy that literally changed the whole world, marathon was held in NYC. 2 freaken months.... becuase that was the normal thing to do. Over past 40 years, this event hasn't been cancelled once. Man just go outside today, go around central park and come back and tell me if marathan could have had or not.

Your mention of hotel accommodation, would be a problem for tourist if any.. though I don't think hotel accomadation in ny would be any problem at all....If ppl need space, i will rent out my apartment... lol....there is no way in hell, NYC is gonna run out of accomdation space... that is just silly talk.

Back to priorities, Let me put it in another way, why don't you feel like the way you feel currently when Bangladesh hosts world cup cricket or day night cricket, while many people get load shedding for 4 to 5 hours each day, or many children go hungry. Shouldn't the government try to fix local power infrastructure before it hosts big events like that - which take away resources?? This is not some utopia man,, that everything has to be in place, for something else to happen. Should I stop eating because some kid in bd is dying of hunger??

Your friend is a victim, so is the couple from switzerland who spent thousdands of dollars to come to nyc to run the Marathon. Why does one take precedence over the other?

To your last para, I am live in NYC too man, and my answer is, NY has enough resources to have run this marathon, it wasn't taking away anything from anyone else.. I am glad yesterday on tv, mayor bloomberg echoed this same sentiment, i was afraid he was going senile but he did say the reason for cancellation was he didn't want controversy.... (again weak mayor very weak).

aar bhai NY public er maramarir kotha aar boilen na.. egula shob pagol.... era black friday teo 5 dollars e kom poisha diya jinish kinar jonno maramari kore..... and ur argument that ppl are fighting for food and gas suppsed to sway me.. haha.. think again.... I been eating the same food past 1 week, u see me complaining...
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Like I said before, you are entitled to your opinion and so am I. I am not asking you to agree with me. Me and you agreeing on things wont make a difference. Besides I am getting bored talking about this silly topic over and over again. Your Kajer Bua stories are far more entertaining

But Few quick points. You said NYC marathon never got cancelled over the last 40 years .True that but over the last 40 years NYC was never in a dire stage as it is in now. The damage from that storm is still fresh. Gas lines are still miles long. 911 er ghotona ta jodi late october e hoto, marathon ki tahole tokhon hoto? Just think about it.Even Bangladesh cancelled the Pakistan series right after BDR incident.

You need time to heal after any calamity, and NYC definitely deserve 2-3 weeks to recover.
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