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Animal CRUELTY

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Alexandra Delaney’s concern with animal rights and mass killings of buffaloes and goats during Dashain is legitimate and I understand how these acts could upset a true vegetarian (“Seeing red,” Oct. 12, Page 7). However, I do not agree with her statement about Nepal being “superstitious”.

Every country has a cultural legacy and religious practices for reasons that I don’t believe fall under the category of superstition, something that a religious scholar should understand. Her concluding quote of Ghandi—“every country can be judged based on how women and animals are treated”—also includes countries in the West where there are thousands of animals killed every day, often inhumanely. Why do only developing nations have to be picked for censure?

Santosh Kalwar

Ratnanagar, Tandi, Chitwan

Published: Letter to the Editor
The Kathmandu Post
Source: ekantipur

Happy Dashain

October 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Happy Dashain 2065 !

October 8, 2008 Leave a comment

In Nepal, we are celebrating one of the biggest and most prestigious festival of all Nepalese. This festival is celebrated for the period of ten days. In local Nepali language, it is actually called “Bada Dashain” which means, big dashain.

When I googled the keyword- “Dashain”, The very first link took me to the Wikipedia which has some brief definition.

“Dashain (दशैं) is the 15-day national festival of Nepal, and a state festival of Indian states of Sikkim and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. It is also a national holiday in Bhutan. Now it is celebrated all around the world by the Nepalese diaspora.”

Continuing from the eighth day, there are sacrifices made and the Goddess temples all over the Kathmandu Valley receive sacrifices, ranging from goats and buffaloes to ducks and chickens.

Today is Navami, the ninth day. Sacrifices continue this day too, On the tenth day which is tomorrow 9th of October, 2008 of English Calendar. Mainly women prepare mixture of rice, yogurt and vermillion which is called “tika”. Elders put this on the forehead of younger relatives to bless them with fertility and abundance in the upcoming year.

The color red here is represented as the close ties of the blood of family members. Entire member of the family is present on this auspicious day. People drive from many different foreign land or from any other part of the world they are living just for this day.

Elder member in the family offer blessings, money and wishes on this day. The get together is most of the time interesting. Many people play cards and enormous amout of the food, drinks and special high quality whisky, rum, wine,vodka and beer is consumed on this very day.

From a months I have been receiving loads of messeage regarding the celebration of this festival. Yesterday, a friend send the picture (copyright Ananta ) Which is shown below:

As every body is giving and sharing the blessings I should do the same. Since I do not believe in the power of an individual- “My greetings, blessings, wishes and whatever I can give is for you all.”

I hope, all your dreams come true. I wish all the success in your life. I know I am nobody but I can be somebody. This somebody is another identity which we generally call as- friends, son, brother, may in future (father), and most importantly a simple human.

A poem for the blessing of “happy dashain 2065” —-

People have thousand desires,

I hope your all thousand desires come true.
I have none, I do not have to be blessed.

For some Life is difficult, for me life is easy.

I have seen people killing themselves, I want to ask- why not ?

To expect is to suspect with life.

With desires comes dissatisfaction.

Dissatisfied man is full of misery.

I wish nobody has misery.

I am in search of knowing who am I ?

Sine I have not yet, found right answer.

I do not know- I only speak experience.

You can take it the way you want it to take.

Whatever way it goes does not matter in the end.

Because I know, you are not going to stick with this same stupid poem.

I am putting my thoughts into action,

Some people call me writer, some call me wiser …

I have no arguments to what people call me …

Only because, I am universal acceptor.

Nature of every entity in the world develops nature.

Till present, there are duality involved in everything.

Bless you with the power of Nature.

Bless you with power of all the Supreme God.

Bless you with power of greatest God, I have come across

He is no one but simply called- “Nature God”.

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Nepal Pyaro Chaa (In Nepalese)

September 24, 2008 Leave a comment

Here is one Nepali article I came across which was sent to me by some one.(Rajib Wraz), I hope you will enjoy this messege.

bandha ra hadtaal le manchhe hidna garo chha

Gas ra Tel napayera bhok bhokai basna badhya chha

Jati khola bage pani loadshedding le chutti pauna saro chha

junai neta aaye pani ramro niti lyauna afthyaro chha

baideshik sahayog bina budget ban na nasakdo chha

jata tatai gharai chhan rukh dekhna garo chha

sabai jana bidesh chhan kheti aajhai banjho chha

kehi ramro huna khojda koshi ma baadhi aauchha

rahat bad da pani kati percent neta le khanchha

aajhai pani hami tyhi gorkhali lai samjhi bhanchha

tini haru ko naam liyi chhati tani gaff hanchha

ke na po gare ra ti mula bir gorkhali le, desh ko naam bechi khaye

desh lai sahayog garne thau ma, bidesi ka laagi lade

aajahi pani bhanchhan kyare desh hamro pyaro chha

lamo jasto desh hamro kahile pani banna garo chha

tara ajhai hamro thego gayena ki nepal pyaro chha

nepal pyaro chha

Where is heaven or hell ?

February 23, 2008 1 comment

If you ask this question then you will come up with some very funny answers and some totally vague. Well, what do you think ? Where is this place called heaven or hell ? What I believe is very much similar now what you might think.

Some of you might think that heaven is in some place where we will reach only after we are dead. After our death we will reach to this place which is called heaven. If we do great deeds in our present life we will surely see the place called heaven. This is also the concept we have in our Hindu culture. I remember my parents saying once to me that- There is no heaven or hell. Everything is here in this planet, here alone.

Forget about the place called heaven or hell ! It does not exits. What exist is just what you are seeing now. That is your heaven or hell. It is your interpretation of what you are facing now at present. We are very good at judging the place, country, religion or sex. Without experience whatever we judge or say something about is meaningless, useless- People want to see or hear more about your experiences then something which does not give any meaning to them.Tell about your experience do not tell or judge something just like that.

Coming to the point where is the heaven, Heaven is there where our heart is. Hell is there where our hatred is.

I don’t know from where this line came in my mind.This is what I think. The heart full of love consists of heaven and the heart which has hatred lies the hell. It is our heart where these two words lies. Whenever we talk about love, life and about family we know what we are talking about and we mean it.

Heaven is there where our heart lies, where our heart wants to be always and most importantly where in our heart lies the mysterious word called “love”. The place is hell if we do not have that capability to keep the word called “love”.

Do not differentiate between anything either it is words or either it is country or culture or whatever. Every thing is good, every food you made is good, every bar you visit is nice, every girl you see is beautiful, every clothes you were is perfect, every smile you make is awesome, every writing you write is nice, every songs you sing is outstanding, every place you visit is beautiful, every acting you do is marvelous, every lectures you attend is exquisite, every movies you watched is perfect and nice movie, every boy or girl you see are intelligent only thing that you need is the way you see them !

“Beauties lies in the eyes of beholder”. Yes it does ! Only difference that exist is how you see them. See the different pattern in the sky every day. They are just for you. To make you smile, to give you pleasure that you are alive and to say you that you are in heaven. See with clear vision and clear mindset you will get what you want.

Is Oshama bin laden in Nepal ?

February 7, 2008 1 comment

I don’t know why I am writing this topic but I think and I always have thought that Oshama bin laden is in Nepal. There are more number of Muslim community in Nepal then in Nepali residing in Nepal alone. I never use to discuss whatever I write with anybody but before writing this My friends do not agree with me. They are saying that Oshama bin laden cannot be in Nepal, No way ! It is impossible and I think I have to agree with them but I don’t know I feel as if Oshama bin laden is in Nepal Why any top terrorist is linked with Nepal ? Why is Our country linked as if we are a place to store all the terrorist. I think it has to do with the open border we share with India. It is very easy for any indian to come to Nepal as it is free and open. All the terrorist find them very easy to come to Nepal that is why there is a theme growing in and that theme is that “Do crime in India or in Asia or in World and visit Nepal” I may be wrong about this topic but I think Is their any possibility that Oshama bin laden resides in Nepal ?

First to use Future Technology

January 31, 2008 Leave a comment