Sparking the Fire – Journey of Naur

It’s been wonderful to be part of the family.


I enjoy taking part in The Daily Posts – Weekly Photo Challenges, especially when I get to integrate our travel photographs and stories into the different themes each week. I have been pondering on this week’s challenge – Achievement and the first thing that sprang to mind was my first Marathon earlier this year, but in the end I decided to go further back, and write about my contribution to something bigger than own personal life!


This is me fire spinning when I lived in America almost 12 years ago was a hobby I picked up in Boston, and while I had great fun and adventures with it, joined a fire troupe, met amazing fire spinners from New York, Boston, California – highlight was spinning with 500 other spinners at Burning Man  – I didn’t think I could reach higher grounds with fire spinning when I moved to Bangladesh in 2003. I…

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10 places where anyone can learn to code

TED Blog

blog_learn_to_code_art_revTeens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in November, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.”

[ted_talkteaser id=1657]Fluency, Resnick proposes in today’s talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. The former is like reading, while the latter is like writing. He means this figuratively — that creating new technologies, like writing a book, requires creative expression — but also literally: to make new computer programs, you actually must write the code.

The point isn’t to create a generation of programmers, Resnick argues. Rather, it’s that coding is a gateway to broader learning.“When you learn to read, you…

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