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Shopping done by: Nazrul Islam Age- 35 Occupation- Fishing in the jungle Education- Class 3
Present ResearcherMd. Riaz Khan Babor and Asaduzzaman ReportMd. Riaz Khan Babor
gurlik. We (2 researchers) had taken a sit under the banyan tree after arriving at the market and had asked for permission to see the market with Mr. chilli and salt. At the start. is Md. We replied. “In previous times. fish. “Food Basket” is one of the research tool used by us and we had to do some shopping from this market along with a villager. There are almost 50-60 numbers of temporary/ provisional shops used to sell raw material. Najrul Islam who used to do fishing in the jungle. soap. he entered into the market with a plastic bag in his hand. We tried to make him understand that. there is a big Banyan tree. Curve cannel and the market has situated beside the sandy field in the bank of this cannel. along with the man. “We have come to observe your losses. How will they buy? They donot want to come here because of high prise. Even there was one person talking to another pointing us that we were news reporters and we will write down the commodity price in the paper. In the date of 17-07-12 at 2. Telapia and Pangash is . oil. There was no fish rther than Telapia and Pangash. in the market set with fire? What is the use of that? The prise will never be decreased. we can now carry the bag in hand without rest since the bag become half empty now-a-days”. Beside the road. After that. “It is a market for the poor people. one said that. The sell is decreased as well as the profit. The name of that person. The “Haat” (Local Bazar) has situated at every Tuesday in Jhilighata. rise. fruits. Upazila Koyra. Again that person continued. And the local community used to buy their goods and services from this market. we are not journalist.30 pm we started for market (it usually opens at 2 pm) for shopping with a villager (the person who used to do shopping in market day). people used to buy a lot of commodities but in a very little quantity not more than 100/200 grams making it difficult to weight appropriately .The community of our research field area used to go to Big Bazar per week. gave us accompany. we had to take rest for 3/4 times to carry the bag in our shoulder after shopping. Nazrul Islam went to the fish market and bought Telapia fish. potato. We asked the shopkeeper reason behind the unavailability of any other kind fishes. “Researches never bring out any results in this matter. we just came here for research purpose. “Have you came to see the dilapidated situation of us. Najrul Islam. Meanwhile. Men become sick whenever they hear that they need to come to the market (said that laughingly).” Afterwards. in Khulna.00 pm. that will not be much of a work since price of commodities are supposed to increase no matter what you write about that in newspaper. many curious people asked us the reason behind our presence. It is 8 km far from amount the Upazila town. Meanwhile. cosmetics etc. After that. talked in the same voice that. “We came here to see all of your shopping procedure/style”. Nazrul Islam went to the vegetable market and bought green chili. However. Then we replied smiling that. the poor people. sugar.” The shopkeeper. We arrived there around 3. green plantain Potol and Chichinga. People have come there from far away for shopping. he went to the spices shop and buy onion. now we do not need to use our shoulder. Najrul Islam apointed that. He answered.
in the rich people‟s city bazaars. When Nazrul went there to buy fish for us. Nazrul Islam has finished his shopping. In earlier period. Pabda. Shrimp. those fishes have just vanished from the poor people‟s bazaar. Afterward.” He accepted our proposal and went to the bazaar. The shopkeeper asked Nazrul Islam smilingly. Pangash was finished already. usually. we used to sell different kind of fishes like Tengra. therefore. the sellers. he used to buy Tengra. can sell only these two types of fish. but can be seen. He entered to the bazaar and started to buy spices what he did earlier but the quantity is 2/3 times higher than that of the prior time. Boal. I should have arranged the expensive rich people‟s fish for you today and you should have reminded me that earlier!” The shopkeeper continued by telling us. Hilsha. However. Supporting the shopkeeper‟s opinion. We will sponsor the money. However. “You will do shopping again and keep in mind the price of commodity. the price and amount of commodity has been given below: Name of goods Onion + Garlic (jointly) Salt (Super Salt) Chilly Green chilly Potol Potato Kach Kola (one type of vagitable) Telapia Snake guard Amount 1 kg 1 kg packet 50 g 250 g 1 kg 1.the fish for poor people. there was no fish except Telapia. Hence. Now he looked very confident and comfortable at the time of entering to the bazaar. The shopkeeper asked him. “Brother. The prices were also low and the people could easily afford that. Then we asked him that. according to Nazrul Islam. We asked and noted the earlier prize (one year) of that commodity. we. In past. we have taken a seat again under the banyan tree accompanied by Nazrul Islam. these cheap fishes are the friends of the poor people like him. he bought Pangash in more quantity. These local can afford to buy only Telapia and Pangas. . “Brother! Is there any program going to be arranged at your home? Why you are taking a lot?” “No brother.5 kg 1 kg 500 g 1 kg Present price BDT 32 BDT 16 BDT 10 BDT 10 BDT 20 BDT 24 BDT 15 BDT 25 BDT 10 Now. These people could have forgotten if there were no such kind of cheap fishes like Telapia and Pungash. Nazrul went to fish shops to buy fish. Boyal or Shrimp. this is for rich persons” Nazrul replied by looking at us smilingly. Nazrul Islam continued saying that “it is really true that they are losing their appetite because of taking these tasteless fish continuously.
30 pm. While coming back from the bazaar Nazrul said to us. for the group discussion with women we kept the two bags of bazaar beside us and used the „Food Basket‟ tool for the comparison between the bags of two types of bazaar. we understood the real implication of Nazrul‟s word in which he informed us that in the earlier times the bazaar bags were needed to be carried on the shoulder. Actually. on his shoulder. at last. they cannot buy.” Consider of the previous price.“Brother.” Perhaps it is because of the unreachable price hike of the commodities that this much of insignificant bazaar has transcend into a dream come to true for this poor people. I thought that I would not be able to see this much of bazaar at a time in my life again. The bag of bazaar which was done keeping the previous commodity price in mind was. “Brother.5 kg 3 kg 1. “Brother. I am. with the bazaar. it is not profitable to bring costly fishes.” At 4. although for someone else. Afterwards the group discussion when we gave both of the bags to the wife of Nazrul Islam‟s. After watching this. She said. indeed. we started for Nazrul‟s house by van. one was in his hand and the other one was on his shoulder. At the premises of Nazrul‟s house. the price and amount of commodity has bought by Nazrul Islam given belowName of goods Garlic Onion Salt Chilly Green chilly Potol Potato Kach Kola (one type of vagitable) Snake guard Telapia Amount 1 kg 1 kg 4 kg 100 g 1 kg 1. . nobody will buy this fish. able to see that. she was full of tears of joy. it is after a long time that I could shop as per my mind satisfaction. but only for you people.5 kg 3 kg 1 kg Present price BDT 35 BDT 32 BDT 64 BDT 18 BDT 20 BDT 30 BDT 70 BDT 22 BDT 20 BDT 60 Both of the bags of bazar was with Nazrul. poor has no ability to afford those costly fishes.
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