Rashid Ahmed Rifat

A wanderer in my own world, engineer & researcher


May 26, 2024

Life as a researcher - 1

After almost a decade since starting my research career, I realized that the journey should be documented so as not to lose the many stories behind the life I had led and am currently living as a researcher. This series will be a continuous one where I...

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May 24, 2024

Random Thoughts in May

 As we grow older, we tend to seek the only thing that we can exchange for anything in this world - peace. From childhood to being a toddler, going to school and passing through the doors of college or university, little did we know that we were headin...

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Mar 8, 2024

My Mother: The All Rounder and Iron Lady

If asked, "Who is the strongest person you have seen in your life?", the first person that comes to mind would be my mother. My mother is a blessing in my life and to my family. I have witnessed how she manages the household so perfectly while also rai...

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Nov 7, 2023

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Application Short Overview

As the application for the EMJM scholarship has already started, I am sharing a short overview that might help a prospective applicant plan the whole application process. I hope it helps. 📅 ⏳ 📑 Wishing all the prospective applicants good luck! 🤞 🌟 ⚠️D... (Link)

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Nov 3, 2023

Random thoughts in November

For the past weeks, a lot has been swirling in my mind. Among the issues are the Palestine conflict, the current political instability in Bangladesh, and, most importantly, how the education curriculum is being eroded by the current regime. I am just a...

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Nov 1, 2023

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Scholarship Detail Overview

Recently, I conducted an online session on the application process for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. I am providing the slides that may be useful for aspiring students in their application journey. Some of the text is in Bengali as the target audienc... (Link)

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Sep 21, 2023

Keep the show running

As I am surpassing my 20s, I've realised how important each moment of our lives are. I always had a mixed feeling of both joy and fear to be a grownup. I kept myself busy all the time be it due to work or things I love to do. Kept the show running. 🏃‍♂...

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Aug 6, 2023

Poth Chola (Walking the path)

It was during my bachelor's studies when I used to live in the area beside my university. After regular classes me and my friends used to hangout and have jamming sessions. We call it "adda" in Bangla and this is what I miss here thousand miles away fr...

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May 11, 2023

বিদায় সমরেশ মজুমদার

ক্লাস নাইন এ পড়ি তখন, আমার বাসার সামনে ছোট একটা বইয়ের দোকান খোলেন মধ্যবয়সী এক আক্কেল। কি মনে করে ভিতরে ঢুকে বই দেখতে থাকলাম। বেশিরভাগ পুরাতন বই নিউজ প্রিন্ট এ ছাপানো। কৌতুহলবসত কয়েকটা বইয়ে চোখ আটকে গেল। বাংলাদেশী বেশিরভাগ বই এ লক্ষ্য করলাম পৃষ্ঠার চারপ...

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Apr 20, 2023

End of the Holy Ramadan

As we are at the end of Ramadan, I just want to share a few thoughts that are resonating in my mind.  💭 From my childhood I used to listen to my father's recitation during prayers. While saying salat the rhythm that my father follows was always there ...

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Apr 9, 2023

Iftar with Palestinians- Ramadan 2023

Today I had the immense pleasure of having iftar with few of the brothers from Palestine  🇵🇸.  I was awestruck by their hospitality and their humbleness. In this holy month of Ramadan my prayers and solidarity with the Palestinian people. The never end...

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Mar 23, 2023

Ramadan Kareem 2023

On the occasion of Ramadan¸ I wish Allah is always there to support you through good and bad times and guide you towards the purpose of your life. Ramadan Kareem! Thousand miles away from my family and friends. Second Ramadan without family. Ramadan i...

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Feb 18, 2023

তোমরা স্বপ্নের হাতে ধরা দাও/জীবনানন্দ দাশ

চারিদিকে রাত্রিদিন কলরব ক’রে যায় দাঁড়কাক বাদুরের মতো পৃথিবীর পথে ওই—সেখানে কি ক’রে তবে শান্তি পা’বে মানুষ বলো তো ? এখানে গোধূলি নষ্ট হয় নাকো কোনোদিন;—কয়লার মতো রং—ম্লান পশ্চিমের মেঘে ওই লেগে আছে চিরদিন; কড়ির মতন শাদা করুণ উঠান প’ড়ে আছে চিরকাল; গোধূলি ন...

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Jan 1, 2023

Happy New Year 2023

A lot has happened in 2022. Alhamdulillah for everything. Forever grateful to the people who care. May the Almighty bless you and your family to have a great year ahead! Happy New Year 2023! #newyear #newyear2023 #celebration #grateful #alhamdulillah...

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Dec 24, 2022

Call for SSIs 2023 Applications

On behalf of the SSIs cohort 9, it is my immense pleasure to inform you that the call for applications is open for the “Erasmus Mundus” MSc degree in “Smart Systems Integrated Solutions” 2023. The program is given jointly by the consortium of Aalto Uni... (Link)

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Dec 18, 2022

Today, football won

Today, football won. If football was a story then Leo Messi completed the story by lifting the WC. You have won the hearts of millions, Leo. From a small country Bangladesh in Asia to the other parts of the world you have inspired people to dream and ...

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Oct 26, 2022

My Erasmus Journey published in Humans of Erasmus Mundus


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