শনিবার, ৫ সেপ্টেম্বর, ২০০৯

Nobel’s reflections on Ramadan

Most people know of the aristocratic, glamorous Nobel. It may be his boyish smile or twinkle in the eyes that suggest a carefree, accomplished young person. Whichever facet you know of the model, this Ramadan The Daily Star brings to you his spiritual side.
Nobel is religious at heart. He says, “We have to remember Almighty who created us. From our birth till our death, whatever we may be, no matter how successful we are, we cannot forget God.” He also said, “Your work, the networking-these are all habitual and part of life. But you should also have a bit of time for your self. The chaotic city life can pull one apart.”
Nobel tries to spend most of his Iftar's with his family, his wife, mother, father and his two adorable kids. “It's a magical moment when we do Iftar together at home.” About Ramadan, he says, “It's a little hard this time of the year. For one thing, we can barely sleep in Ramadan. In the full length of the night we go for Ibadat, like Tarabi, Telwat, etc. Then we catch a wink of sleep say around 3 am. But again we have to be up at 4.30 for Sehri. However, I like this time of year and never miss a fast.”
When Nobel was young, he dreamt of being a doctor, engineer, professor or pilot. He ended up as a supermodel. How does he feel about that? “I feel content and thrilled. People respect us, they open their doors to us. For my accomplishment, I must thank all my friends.”
This Eid although Nobel won't be appearing much as he plans to give most of that day to his friends and family, however he will come on the popular TV show “Ittadi”.
“Eid is now different only in the sense that in the childhood it was more interesting. We had to compete for our dresses and our uncles used to shower us with gifts. It's not the same now as now it means more responsibilities. We are always focused on as well.”
In the end Nobel says, “On many occasions we are going out of track. We don't think much about our metaphysical existence. When we are in trouble, only then do we remember God. But this does not and cannot last. At one point, no matter where we go, what ever depths, we still come around to our spiritual side

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