Friday, 31 October 2008

"Role of Nepalese Diaspora in Constitution Building of Nepal"

A presentation by GöNeS:

As a matter of pride, Goettingen Nepalese Society (GöNeS) is going to organise a talk programme about the role of nepalese people living outside the country in drafting the "New Constitution of FDR Nepal."

As Nepal is going to promulgate new constitution within 2 years, the whole country and her people are debating about the upcoming constitution. The constitution is going to restructure Nepal in many aspects, this is really going to be vital for the peace, prosperity and integrity of the country. We had very democratic consitution in the past, but there was many shortcoming such as about the Federalism of the country and such other. Therefore, nation is going to catch up the positive motives of former constitution and set up many other new aspects via. this constitution. The major one is the establishment of several autonomous federal state, their power and relationship with central government etc are going to most debatable issues in coming constitution. (photo: our former consititution)
On this juncture of transformation, the roles and responsibilities of intellectuals and resourceful nepalese people living outside is very important. To find out the concrete wayout about how we can contribute in the process of transforming Nepal by making most democratic and inclusive "Constitution of Nepal", Goettingeli Nepalese Samaj is going to organise a talk programme tomorrow. The topic of presntation is "Role of Nepalese Diaspora in Constitution Building of Nepal". And the key speaker is Netra Bhandari. After presentation, the lively discussion will be held. The outcome of presentation would be shared with all the people via appropriate means. All the people, members of GöNeS and country lovers are invited. Our Nepalese and other friends from Hannover, Kassel, Witzenhaussen, Hamburg and Bremen are also expected to participate!
The venue of organisation is
C/o Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar,
Kreuzbergring 46, Goettingen.
Time: 16:00 pm
Everybody is praising the efforts of GöNeS to benefit the nation at the utmost of its capacity.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rare fossils of snail


Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Stone park in Goettingen

This is the small park made of "stones"


Volcano in Goettingen

This short movie clip is about the recent volcanic eruption in Goettingen. It has happened in the department of Geology in Goettingen University. You will certainly enjoy the title and movie clip here!


Monday, 27 October 2008

Stuttgart 2

Stuttgart is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. The sixth-largest city in Germany, Stuttgart has a population of 590,429 (February 2008) while the metropolitan area referred to as Stuttgart Region has a population of 2.7 million (2007).

The city lies at the centre of a heavily populated area, circled by a ring of smaller towns. The inner urban area has a population of 2.63 million making 'greater Stuttgart' the third biggest city region in Germany after the Ruhr Area and Berlin. Stuttgart is spread across a variety of hills, valleys and parks - unusual for German cities and often a cause of surprise to visitors who primarily associate the city with its industrial reputation as the "Cradle of the automobile".
This is the small movie clip that I took during Tropentag 2008.


"EVEREST" rice in Goettingen

This is not a big news, however I was attracted with the name "EVEREST" Basmati rice in one of the super market in Goettingen. I generally used to be fascinated by name "EVEREST" or such other related to Nepal.
When I was looking some food items in a super market called "Tegut", I found a rack with the well packed rice, and the brand name was "EVEREST". I thought some rice mills such as Hulas or Golchha etc exported the rice from Nepal to Germany, but it was not the case! Some Indian company produced it and labelled EVEREST for the Basmati rice. Upto now, it was somewhat Ok, but when I read the description, it was said that it is produced in the "Himalayas" I became astonished. Since the rice which are being caultivated at the highest altitude in the world is "MARCEY" from Jumla/Nepal and this is not certainly the brand for Basmati.
Basmati generally used to grow in low land or in tropical areas but never in the Himalayas. Anyway, it seems funny and trading policy. The price per Kg is little costly 3.99 Euro, so I could not taste the quality, at the moment however I have taken some photos in my mobile but due to some difficulties, I couldnot download and place it here.
Similarly, I saw another advertisement in another supermarket "Lidl" today about organic Nepalese Coffee. They are going to sell Nepalese coffee there shortly. Also, they are mentioning the Everest to recognise nepal and the product coffee. What a nice word to hear in Goettingen! Although these very small things, but these things certainly popularise the name of our country and create interests about Nepal to the people of the developed world.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

From today one hour is shorter in Germany

Germany operates on Central European time (CET), which means that the country is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States and 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Summer daylight saving time comes into effect on the last Sunday in March at 2am, when clocks are put forward one hour and ends on the last Sunday in October.Official times (eg shop hours, train schedules) are usually indicated by the 24-hour clock, eg 7.30pm is 19.30
From today, the time is one hour shorter than before. So, we have to duduct one hour from regular time here in Germany.

Goettingen: home away from home

Göttingen is a college town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Göttingen. The Leine river runs through the town. In 2006 the population was 129,686.The city is called as "die stadt von Wissenschaft" meaning the city of scientist.
General information :
The origins of Göttingen lay in a village called Gutingi. This village was first mentioned in a document in 953. The city was founded between 1150 and 1200 to the north-west of this village and adopted its name. In medieval times the city was a member of the Hanseatic League and hence a wealthy town.
Today Göttingen is famous for its old university (Georgia Augusta, or "Georg-August-Universität"), which was founded in 1737 and became the most visited university of Europe. In 1837 seven professors protested against the absolute sovereignty of the kings of Hanover; they lost their offices, but became known as the "Göttingen Seven". They include some well-known celebrities: the Brothers Grimm, Heinrich Ewald, Wilhelm Weber and Georg Gervinus. Also, German chancellors Otto von Bismarck and Gerhard Schröder went to law school at the Göttingen university. Karl Barth had his first professorship here. Some of the most famous mathematicians in history, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Bernhard Riemann and David Hilbert were professors at Göttingen.
Like other university towns, Göttingen has developed its own folklore. On the day of their doctorate, postgraduate students are drawn in handcarts from the Great Hall to the Gänseliesel-Fountain in front of the Old Town Hall. There they have to climb the fountain and kiss the statue of the Gänseliesel (Goose girl). This practice is actually forbidden by law, but the law is not at all enforced. She is considered to be the most-kissed girl in the world. The impressive lion statues which stand nearby at the steps of the town hall are celebrated in Stephen Clackson’s Märchen "Die Traurigen Löwen von Göttingen" set eight years after the foundation of the University.
Nearly untouched by Allied bombing in World War II (the informal understanding during the war was that Germany wouldn't bomb Cambridge and Oxford and the Allies wouldn't bomb Heidelberg and Göttingen), the inner city of Göttingen is now an attractive place to live with many shops, cafes and bars. For this reason, many university students live in the inner city and give Göttingen a young face. In 2003, 45% of the inner city population was only between 18 and 30 years of age.
Economically, Göttingen is noted for its production of optical and fine mechanical machinery, including the light microscopy division of Carl Zeiss, Inc.— the region around Göttingen advertises itself as "Measurement Valley". Unemployment in Göttingen was at 12.6% (2003).
Göttingen has two professional Basketball teams; both the men's and women's play in the Basketball-Bundesliga. For the season 2007/2008 both teams will play in the 1st division.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Please Guess before opening video clip!



What a beautiful sea bird is it? Does it get the food as it expect!

The wonder of nature! All the born has the means to survive!!


Subhadra Belbase: a wellknown Nepalese in Uganda

I have recently come to know that about the long service made by a nepalese woman, Subhadra Belbase. She has long experiences working in International Developmental Agencies. Ms. Subhadra Belbase has over 25 years of experience in development and holds a Master's degree in Communication from the USA. She has already served as the executive director of Worldview Nepal.
Presently, she has been serving as the "Country Director" of Plan International in Uganda. Serving as the Country Director in the international organisation like "Plan International" by a Nepalese woman is the matter of pride to all Nepalese. She has already published a book, "MERO NEPAL".
If someone knows more about her, please do write to us since it is a part of our mission to familiarize our national heroes to the world.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Made by Nazis

This is the small stadium constructed at the hilltop of Heidelberg, Germany. There used to be very old race of German human beings. These very tribal (native) used to live this hillside and also nearby to Nekkar river, therefore Nazi constructed this stadium there to illegally ´raised the issue of extreme nationalism. This stadium called "Thiengstalle" has the capacity of 8000 people. This stadium was inaugurated by Nazi minister Goebles.


Thursday, 23 October 2008

Scientific presentation about "BUFFALO" in Germany

Recently, our friend Lok Nath Paudel (Ph.D. student at Goettingen University, Germany) presented his paper on a confrence organised at Bonn, Germany. As a well experienced person equipped with practical and scientific knowledge, his presentation caught the interest of many scientists. It is a proud moment for us that our friend has been successful in drawing the attention of world towards our country and its practical problems. Like joining one brick with another, the construction of beautiful house is possible, these kinds of scientific works, will certainly make our scientific floor wider and world renowned.
It was a conference on Animal Science jointly organized by the German Society for Animal Production e.V. (DGfZ) and German Society for Animal Science ev (GfT). It was a national conference where hundreds of students, researchers, scientists and professors had taken part from 29 institutes, 21 Universities of Germany.
The university of Bonn: On 18 October 1818 the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm III, founded the University of Bonn which is now considered to be one of Germany's and indeed Europe's most important institutes of higher education. As home of learning to over 27,000 students, they enjoy an outstanding reputation both at home and abroad.
The topic and brief notes of his presentation are as follows: (I would like to request the audiences / readers to contact us for detailed tables and graphs, if needed).
" Seasonality in Buffalo Breeding: A Debatable Issue in Nepal" Lok Nath Paudel
1. Introduction

The domesticated or water buffaloes belong to the family Bovidae, subfamily Bovinae, genus Bubalus and species arnee (Bhat, 1999). These buffaloes can be classified into two main
categories, viz., (1) the swamp buffalo (chromosomes, 2n=48) and (2) the river buffalo (chromosomes, 2n=50). Though they belong to the same species, Bubalus bubalis, they have very different habits. They interbreed and produce fertile hybrid progeny. The disparity in chromosome numbers has not been explained so far (Banarjee, 2002). In recent years, the buffalo, commonly known an ‘Asian Animal’ has attracted global concern. In spite of the polyoestrous nature of breeding in buffaloes, reproductive efficiency varies thorough out the year (Barile, 1997). In Nepal, milk is at surplus during autumn to winter and lean during spring and summer. This is mainly because of the reproductive seasonality of buffaloes which has the direct role on the economic implications. Different authors/researchers have opined differently for the seasonality of buffalo breeding. The reasons so far found range from nature of species (Srivastava and Sahni, 1999) to availability of green forage and management; environmental characteristics of their place of origin (Zicarella, 1997) to photoperiodism. Since it is a debatable issue which is not clearly understood and only a few works had been carried out so far, present effort has been made to explore the situation and perception of the seasonality of buffaloes in Nepal.
2. Results and Discussion:
Out of the 107 farmers under the survey, 94.4% farmers opined that calving of buffaloes occurs during rainy season followed by winter (3.7%) and summer (1.9%). Out of the 30 key-informants under the study, 86.6% reported for the rainy season calving where as 6.7% reported for the winter and summer seasons each. These results agree with the results obtained on Surti buffaloes in Rajasthan, India where Sule et al., 2001 had reported that buffaloes calved all the year round but have a tendencyto calve more during rainy season (July to September). Reddy et al., 1999 had also reported that the conception rate ranged from 42 percent to 45 percent during August to November and from 29 percent to 33 percent during the months of February to April.
Eventhough the reasons of the seasonality have not yet been clearly understood, it may be possible that farmers would have been unable to fulfil the fodder requirements of buffalo because of less fodder availability during the summer and late winter (Shah et al., 1989). As far as the present study is concerned, four main possible reasons, viz., (1) unavailability of artificial insemination (A.I.) at village level, (2) breed character, (3) managerial factors including health care, heat detection, etc., and (4) unavailability of round the year green have been set to get the information on the reasons of seasonality of buffaloes in Nepal. The results obtained from the farmers revealed that unavailability of A.I. has the least effect on the seasonality of buffalo breeding in Nepal. It may be because of easily availability of buffalo bulls for the natural insemination in the villages. Farmers perceived the breed character of the buffaloes as the most important factor (73.8 percent farmers ranked it as the highest contributor) followed by managerial factors and unavailability of round the year green forage (table 2). The responses of key-informants (figure 1) have been found a little deviation from the responses of the farmers. Managerial factors were found as the highest factors ranked as 1 and 2 by the key-informants (76.7%) followed by breed character, unavailability of year round green forage and A.I., as 66.7, 56.6 and 3.3%, respectively.
The results obtained from this study on the reasons of seasonality are also in favour of the previous works carried out by some other workers in different countries. Vale et al., 1990 had found that the seasonality in buffalo could be due more to management factors and unavailability
of green forage round the year. However, some researchers like Di Palo et al., 1997 have emphasised that the reproductive seasonality in the buffaloes does not seem to depend on diet, food availability or metabolic status. They have claimed that climate and particularly photoperiod, depending on melatonin secretion, play a pivotal role for the seasonality of buffalo breeding. Melatonin, a hormone, secreted by the pineal gland during the night represents the endocrinal signal. Investigation on the role of melatonin was already carried out in Italy and suggested the positive relationship between the level of melatonin and the seasonal reproductive trend in buffaloes.
3. Conclusion
Because of the price variation of milk and its products during flush and lean seasons, seasonality in buffalo breeding has significant economic implications. Though it has been revealed that with the judicious management practices, such as timely heat detection and insemination, protection from thermal stress, provision of adequate and balanced ration, calving in buffalos could be evenly spread round the year, to a great extent, it is still a debatable issue in Nepal.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Public Cycle to be hired in Europe

These kind of bicycle can be found every major cities in Europe. People travelling that city can hire the cycle and travel inside the city. There are many cycle park like that which automatic. The rentor can put money and take cycle upto the time paid. He can return this cycle anywhere like this station. It is not needed to return back the cycle on the same station.
This attempt is a key to motivate people to ride cycle in the Europe that makes the city clean and people healthier. DB is the official logo of Deutsche Bahn (German Railway).


Short Journey to New Botanical Garden, Goettingen

I have posted small clips about new botanical garden of Goettingen. This botanical garden has been established and maintained by Goettingen University and it is very popular for the people who loves nature and greenery. People can reach there by bus, taxi, cycle or on foot. This place is just 5 minutes walk from North Uni. This is a must to see place in Goettingen.


Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Political "Vigilantes" destroying nation builder

This is the statue of national unifier of Nepal, Prithvi Narayan Shah, in front of Prime minister Office, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. What does this photo say? These people in the photo looks like the monkeys who neither want to make their house nor give chance to maintain others. Shame to these people who do not know who is important and who is not!

Few rare photos of Nepalese leaders

This is the former Narayanhity Roayal Palace. Prior PM of Nepal Girija Prasad Koirala got salute infront of that palace, where he was not even permitted to enter for discussion with, during king's direct rule! What a change that Nepal experienced !

This is the photo of Late Madan Bhandari, then General Secretary of Nepal Communist Party (UML) and Madhav Kumar Nepal. This photo was taken by Journalist Kishor Shrestha during their visit to Tanakpur barrage. Madan Bhandari was one of the most popular leader of Nepal who had vision and mission, but unfortunately killed (?!) in mysterious road accident at Das Dhunga, Nepal. The photo of present strongman of UML Madhav Kumar Nepal seems quite funny. During his tenure of 14 years in party, they lost all the "nationalistic commintment" and never dared to raise the issue of "Susta" and "Kalapani" encroachment by India when his party was rulling.
(Photos: Kishor Shrestha)
This is the photo of first elected communist prime minister of Nepal Late Man Mohan Adhikari. He was on "field observation" to the floods in Janakpur in 1992. This year lots of people died in Janakpur zone due to the floods of Bagmati and other streams. I am posting this photo just to share the "simplicity" of great man. Man mohan Adhikari is on the middle with national cap.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Traditional Marketing System in Heidelberg, Germany

The attraction comes neither from big investment nor from modern technology alone. Sometimes, if we show our traditional culture and system also,we can attract many tourists. The movie shows the same. There are few people showing the traditional markets in Germany. People are attracted to see their past culture when they were not developed as today. Please watch the movie in highquality and give your comments!


Who is the best dancer?

Please watch the movie clip from our Dashain celebration and provide your valuable suggestion to distinguish who is the best dancer there? Because, we have to prize them on the basis of audience choice.

Please watch it in "HIGH QUALITY" mode of You tube and donot forget to write comments there.


Dashain Dance in Goettingen

As we celebrated Dashain 2008 in a grand manner, we would like to share musical part of it to all of you.

We danced a lot. In the movie clip above, you could find some of best dancers (!)from Goettingen. Dr. Ajaya, Netra, Rosan, Devraj, Ranjita, Usha and Lok Nath Paudel, Jeetendra and myself could be seen dancing in one of very popular folk song. Please watch it in "High Quality" mode from you tube and donot forget to give your comments.
We are thankful to Dr. Ajaya Kunwar for uploading the movie into youtube.


Sunday, 19 October 2008

Nepalese event in Goettingen

(Photo: nepalese dressed women in Darjeeling, India)
First time in the history of Goettingen, Germany, there is going to be held a "Nepalese event" on 29th November, 2008. Nepalese students living in Goettingen, with support from khg, are going to organise a nepalese programme on Saturday, 29 th November on the city center. The nepalese cultural programme, power point presentation about Nepal and Nepalese, nepalese foods and beverages are the highlights of the programme. Bhrat Budthapa says, "We are going to show popular Deuda on the event", Devraj Gautam adds, "moreover, the cellroti (round cake!) are going to be another highlight." Rajendra mentions, "The folk dance from Ajaya Kunwar is certainly going to attract many maiden" Rosan adds "the Nepalese tea will naturally spread the flavour of Nepal in Goettingen." Students living in Goettingen are highly excited to displays the rich nepalese culture and cutoms.(Photo: nepalese costume (right) and a Nepalese student decorated with national identity (source: Internet).
The main purpose of the "nepalese event" is to collect some funds to spend on medicines and some equipments to support the government hospital in Dolkha, Nepal. All the food and beverage served there, will earn money to be spent in Dolkha. With this event, we are expecting to collect around 2000 euro to support philanthropic hospital.
Nepalese people living in and around Goettingen, such as Kassel and Hannover are also invited. If there are any cultural groups living nearby are requested to participate the programme. The organiser will bear the transportation and accomodation cost for them.
Let's not to miss the opportunity to give very good impression about Nepal to German as well as other foreigners. Let's work hard to make it grand success!

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Mountain rail in Heidelberg, Germany

This is a century old train to climb around few kilimeter hills in Heidelberg. This is the attraction of Heidelberg and seems very inspirational journey however it is too short.


The killler arrested!

The killer of Ashok Bhattarai in Houston; the USA has been caught up! He is just 17 years old Raymond Whitcher who had shot Bhattarai on 28 September at a shop in Houston.

Whitcher was a student at Elkins High School, and surveillance footage shows him putting on a red bandana, walking into the store with a rifle and shooting Bhattarai point blank.

He ran away with $5,000 in cash and aroused suspicions when he started showing off the money in school and buying a car. He was involved in an accident with his car, but confessed to the murder when he was questioned by Missouri police last week.

Houston is notorious for the loose security situation in the USA. The USA should rethink about its legal system providing opportunities to keep lethal weapons freely.

We would like to thank "Houston Nepalese Society" who collected around 1 lakh US dollar and worked hard to send back his dead body to motherland for last rituals.

The killer Witcher has shattered the dream of young nepalese. We ask the US government and the employer of Ashok Bhattarai to compensate his family because he lost his life working for them.


Friday, 17 October 2008

Who is better off ?!

Who is better off? The one is dieing with starvation (Sudan: photo credit Kevin Carter) and a greedy vulture is waiting to eat his flesh after his death (below), and another one is living hard life without good dress and education (above: Nepal).
Can we do anything for this people? I would like to request all to write concrete ideas to work to reduce starvation and poverty in third world.

On anonymous comments on GöNeS Blog- Kag Karaudai Garchha, Pina Pakdai Garcha

I was surprised to read the strange anonymous comments posted on GöNES Blog, and in the mean time I also became a little sad. Because, Rajendraji has continuously provided his interest and efforts all the time to make GöNes-Blog live and to bring the Nepalese Spirit connected at this far-far away land. Of course, all the contents of the Blog may not be fitting to our (in this case anonymous') interest, but we should see the extremely positive part of his efforts. In fact, we very much appreciate the continuous efforts of Rajendraji to make GöNes activities visible to the outside world. Rajendraji, I personally, wholeheartedly appreciate your extraordinary inputs and talent to make this Blog site a success. In fact, we should honor your contribution by all the members of our society. On the other hand, we shouldn't be much worried about ousiders' comments as such, until we all are content ourselves. "Kag Karaudai Garchha, Pina Pakdai Garcha". Ajayaji, please correct if my wordings have made any wrong entry here. Let's thrive the spirit of GöNes to the level possible....

Nepalese People in Happy Mood at "Tropentag"

These are some photos outside Tropentag 2008. Tropentag is one of the largest conference in the world about the participation of scientist from all over the world on the issues of green sector in Tropics. Several Nepalese students from Goettingen, Kassel, Bonn, Hohenheim have been participated there. It was really one of the the big gatherings from Nepalese people in Germany.

अरूका आँखाले आफूलाई हेर्न छाड्दा

This is the satirical article by famour writer (satirist!) Khagendra Sangraula about the very expensive bed of the first elected prime minister of republic Nepal, Prachanda. He bought the bed that costed 1250 euro, which seems cheaper or normal if we compare it with general or medium class people of Europe, but if we compare it with nepalese, it seems very expensive and luxurious. I borrowed the article from "NAYA PATRIKA" daily thinking that it might be interesting to read for all. This is one of the best satire from famous writer KHAGENDRA SANGRAULA towards Maoist for which party he has supported many times. The article is as follows:

दुई महिनाअघि बालुटावार दरबारतिर फर्केर एउटा कथा लेखूँ भन्ने लागेको थियो । उसो त कथाको शीर्षक फुरिसकेको पनि थियो- प्रधानमन्त्री कमरेड प्रचण्डको राजसी पलङ । तर मनको पाटीमा यो विद्रूप कथ्यले संरचनाको भनेजस्तो आकारै लिन सकेन । त्यसैले अहिले मनमा उकुसमुकुस भएको भाव यहाँ कोरा गद्यमा पोख्न बसेको छु । कथा माओवादी महलका प्रथम पुरुष कमरेड प्रचण्ड प्रधानमन्त्री भएपछिको हो । त्यो बेला सबैका आँखा उनमाथि थिए । अन्यायपूर्ण यथास्थितिमा आप\mनो वैभव, विलास र ठालुपनको सुरक्षा देख्नेहरू हुनुसम्म अताल्लिएका थिए । विद्रोहको आँधी बोकेर आएको प्रचण्डले बिताउने पो हो कि ! उता वञ्चित र परित्यक्तहरूका आँखामा भने आशाको मधुरो दीप बलेको थियो । कांग्रेस र एमालेले केही लछारेनन् । तै तै 'कि गरिछाड्यो कि मरिछाड्यो' भनेर विद्रोहको आगो बाल्ने प्रचण्डले केही गर्लान् कि ! तर भोका-नांगा र दीन-दुःखीहरूको पहिलो गाँसमै दाँतमा ढुंगो लाग्यो । बालुवाटार दरबारमा गणराज्य नेपालका प्रथम प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचण्डको सवा लाख रुपियाँको पलङको कथाले गोमन सर्पले झैँ विषाक्त फणा फिँजायो । यो विलासमुखी कथा सुनेर दुनियाँले जिभ्रो टोक्यो- मेरी बास्सै ! निजी सम्पत्ति नभएका, त्याग र आत्मबलिदानका कथा हालेर कहिल्यै नथाक्ने, लोकहितलाई एक नम्बरमा र स्वहितलाई दुई नम्बरमा राख्छु भनी घरिघरि बाचा गर्ने र म गरिखाने जनगणको सच्चा नायक हुँ भन्ने प्रधानमन्त्री कमरेड प्रचण्डको पलङको मोल एक लाख पच्चीस हजार रुपियाँ ! कुरो साँचो हो कि प्रचण्डगणको नाक काट्ने मनुसवाले गरिएको कपटपूर्ण प्रचारबाजी हो ? मनमा तर्कनाका तरंगहरू उठे । कुरो साँचो ठहरियो । बालुवाटार दरबारका कर्मचारीहरूले प्रचण्डको शयनकक्षका पलङ, पर्दा, कार्पेट, फर्निचर आदिमा पैसाको खोलै बगाएछन् । लाग्यो, गिरिजाबाबुको त्रासद् बहिर्गमनपछि प्रचण्डको औतारमा बालुवाटार दरबारमा मानौँ ठाँटबाँटका साथ नयाँ राजाको आगमन हुँदैछ । कर्मचारीहरूले त्यसो किन गरे त्यो त यस्सै बुझिने कुरा हो । तिनले खान त्यसो गरे । सामान जति महँगो भयो, उति नै ठूलो दलाल भाग ज्युनार गर्न पाइने । भ्रष्ट सत्तामा तिनले सिकेको, तिनले जानेको र तिनले गरिआएको कुरा आखिर त्यही त हो । तिनले पञ्चायती राजमा त्यही गरे । कांग्रेसी राजमा त्यही गरे । एमाले राजमा त्यही गरे । र, अहिले भ्रष्टाचार मास्छु र सदाचारको मौलो गाड्छु भनेर हजार बाचा गर्ने माओवादी नेतृत्वको राजमा पनि तिनले त्यसो गर्न पछि नपर्ने छाँट झिकेका छन् । किफायतीपन, सादा जीवन र उच्च इमानको दीक्षा नपाएका ती कर्मचारीले जे गरे, त्यसमा म तिनको उत्रो दोष देख्दिनँ । दोष त बेहोसी, अकर्मण्य र अलमस्त माओवादीको पो हो । तिनले त्यसो गरिरहँदा माओवादी कहाँ, के हेरिबसेको थियो ? यसो गर्नु, त्यसो नगर्नु, यसो गरे तिम्रो हाई-हाई, त्यसो गरे जागिरबाट तिमीलाई बाई-बाई भनेर तिनलाई अरन-खटन गरिएको थिएन । न तिनका क्रिया-कर्मको चियो नै गरिएको थियो । तीमध्ये ज्यादा भ्रष्ट र कम भ्रष्टलाई कपटछान गरेर छुट्याइएको पनि थिएन । आखिर मौकाको बात हो । मौका छोपेर तिनले बजाए । जब प्रधानमन्त्री कमरेड प्रचण्डको सवा लाख रुपियाँको पलङको कथा बाहिर आयो, मेरा कल्पनाका आँखामा एउटा आशलाग्दो दृश्य चलखेल गर्न थाल्यो । अब माओवादी महलका क्रान्तिकारी संस्कृतिकर्मीहरू कमिलाको गोलोसरि बालुवाटार दरबारको मूलद्वारमा जम्मा होलान् । तिनले विरोधको भाकामा गर्जन गर्लान् । त्यो गर्जनले तर्सेर बालुवाटार दरबारका कर्मचारीहरू त्यो विलासी पलङ बाहिर निकाल्न बाध्य होलान् । त्यो पलङ जहाँ किनिएको हो, त्यहीँ फर्काइएला । भ्रष्टाचारका नाइकेहरू पक्राउ पर्लान् र ती केरकारको कठघरामा उभ्याइएलान् । अनि प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचण्डका लागि साधारण पलङको चाँजो मिलाइएला । तर त्यस्तो केही भएन । ओठमा र कागतमा सांस्कृतिक रूपान्तरणको नित्य-निरन्तर रट लगाउने कसैले पनि सवा लाखको पलङविरुद्ध असन्तोष, विरोध वा विमति प्रकट गरेको सुनिएन । मैले थुप्रै माओवादी छापाहरूका एकएक पाता पल्टाएर हेरेँ । तर, यसबारे कसैले, कहीँ चुँसम्म पनि बोलेको पाइनँ । लाग्यो, माओवादीकणहरूका मन-मानसमा दलीय निष्ठाका नाउँमा अन्धभक्तिको संस्कार मानौँ किर्नोझैँ टाँसिएको छ । र नै, तिनले सवा लाखको पलङमा भोका र नांगा नागरिकहरूका आँसुको चित्कार सुन्न र तिनका खून-पसिनाको गन्ध अनुभूत गर्न सकेनन् क्यार । अथवा केही बोल्दा परचक्रीहरूले उल्टै फाइदा पो उठाउलान् भनी डरले तिनले ओठजाम गरे हुनन् । नयाँ प्रधानमन्त्रीको सवा लाखको पलङको कथाको हाराहारी थुप्रै आत्मबलिदानी, घायल र पीडित आँखाहरू मेरा अघिल्तिर हाजिर भए । ती बेपत्ता जनका आहत आफन्तहरूका आँखा थिए । ती जनयुद्धमा सहादत प्राप्त गर्नेहरूका आमा, पत्नी र लालाबालाहरूका आँखा थिए । ती क्यान्टोनमेन्टमा भोक, रोग र औडाहाको सिकार भएकाहरूका आँखा थिए । ती माओवादीलाई केही आशा र भरोसाले अपलक हेरिरहेका धेरै श्रमिकजनहरूका आँखा थिए । सोचेँ, ती आँखामा त्यो पलङ कस्तो देखियो होला ? र, त्यो राजसी पलङमा सुकला गर्न राजी हुने प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचण्ड कस्ता देखिए होलान् ? लोकापवादको हेक्का हुन छाड्नु जान-अन्जान नैतिक पतनको बाटो समात्नु होइन र ? माओवादीको पतनमा आप\mनो उत्थान देख्ने विरोधी कोणबाट सवा लाखको पलङको कथा उत्पात उछालियो । तर, त्यसले माओवादीलाई रत्तिभर छोएन । चोक, गल्ली र डबलीहरूमा सवा लाखको पलङबारे कानेखुसीको लहर उठ्यो । तर, त्यो पनि माओवादीका कानमा परेन । अथवा परे पनि त्यसले माओवादीमा लाज र ग्लानिको भावना एकरत्ति जगाएन । विलासी पलङको जित भयो, जनभावनाको घोर अपमान भयो । अनि त्याग, बलिदान, सादा जीवन र लोकोपकारजस्ता माओवादी आदर्शहरू ? ती सब के भए ? अरूलाई नदेख्नु वा अरूका आँखाले आफूलाई तौलिन नखोज्नु निरंकुशताको दसी हो । माओवादी आमपङ्क्ति अन्धभक्तिले गर्दा आप\mनो नेतृत्वका असंगत कर्म र अनुचित आचरणमाथि हम्मेसी औँलो ठड्याउँदैन । त्यहाँ 'बडाले जो गर्‍यो काम, हुन्छ त्यो सर्वसम्मत' टाइपको जड संस्कार छ । अनुभव भन्छ- माओवादी नेतृत्व आप\mनो दलबाहिरका नरनारीहरूका सुझाव र सल्लाह, टिप्पणी र आलोचना, व्यङ्ग्य र कटाक्षलाई रत्तिभर गन्दैन । ऊ ठान्छ- आत्मबलिदानको कीर्तिमान कायम गरेर विजययात्रामा निस्केको म अब्बल मानव यी नाथे बातवीरहरूका अर्ती किन सुनूँ ? त्यसैले होला, प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचण्डको सवा लाखको पलङबाट सुरु भएको माओवादीको सत्ता-यात्रामा थुप्रै अनर्थ कथाहरू सतहमा आएका छन् । त्यहाँ नातावाद र कृपावाद, परिवारवाद र भोगवाद, आदर्श-त्याग र विलासप्रेम, आत्मप्रचारमोह र बन्धु-द्रोहजस्ता अनेकन् अनिष्ट लक्षणहरू एकसाथ दृष्टिगोचर भएका छन् । सत्ताको चरित्र फेरेर त्यसलाई जनमुखी बनाउँछु भन्दै सहर पसेको माओवादी भ्रष्ट सत्ताको चक्रव्यूहमा फसेर आफैँ धनमुखी पो हुने हो कि भन्ने चिन्ता वायुमण्डलभरि प्रवाहित भइरहेछ । लाग्छ, माओवादीलाई परिवारवाद र बन्धुद्वेष, भोग-विलास र सुख-सयलतर्फ लहसिनबाट अगोचर र निराकार भगवान्बाहेक कसैले पनि बचाउन सक्दैन । जो अरूका आँखाले आफूलाई हेर्न इन्कार गर्छ, उसको नियति के हुन्छ ?


Poster presentation about NTFPs in Tropentag 2008

Netra Bhandari presented his poster about the NTFPs in global perspective. Many people like the presentation very much. The presentation was very comprehensive and well structured hence was the excellent on the topic at Tropentag 2008. The poster was contributed by Netra Bhandari and Torsten Sprenger from Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Forestry (CeTSAF), Resources Assessment Working Group, of Goettingen University, Germany.

We are very hopeful to see such other achievement to our members.


Thursday, 16 October 2008

Victoria cross and Nepalese winner

Twenty six victoria crosses have been won by Gurkha Regiments. The Victoria Cross is the most honored and prestigious award for valor and heroism in the line of duty awarded by the British Goverment. Nepali Gurkhas have won thirteen Victoria Crosses including countless other military awards.The first nepalese to get VC was the Rifleman Kulbir Thapa. Other winners are Karna Bahadur Rana (Magar), Subedar Lal Bahadur Thapa (Magar), Havildar Gaje Ghale, Rifleman Ganju Lama, Rifleman Tul Bahadur Pun, Rifleman Agam Singh Rai, Subadar Netra Bahadur Thapa (Magar), Rifleman Sher Bahadur Thapa (Chhettri), Rifleman Thaman Gurung, Lance Naik Bhanbhagta Gurung , Havildar Lachhiman Gurung, Lance Corporal (Captain) Ram Bahadur Limbu etc. Read more...

What a Delicious Barbeque !

This is the very delicious barbeque for those who likes to eat pork. I have recorded it in my recent visit to Heidelberg. I am posting this short movie clip only to show the traditional way of Germany barbeque. The whole swine was used to be barbequed and served with hard drinks. These was the long tradition to escape the chilled weather.


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Few photos from our grand Dashain celebration

('Kumari: our Living God', Angilla, Goettingen, Germany)

We celebrated grand Dashain on 12th October 2008 (Sunday) in Goettingen. We celebrated it in grand manner. People shared their opionions, views in different fields from politics to sports. KHASI, and internal parts of it was the main menu and favored by all. Thanks to Lok Nath Paudel the management of rarely available Goat in Germany. I am very surprised about the "TAANCHA" in meat. Before, I had seen and experienced the "Taancha" only in timber. But, the developed country like Germany have also been following this unpopular "TAANCHA" system here. (Look the blue colored taacha on meat at photo)

With the spontaneous contribution of all of the members, the party became grand success. Everybody contributed very hard altough all of us are very busy in this period. All these photos were taken on the day of gathering.
(Photo credits: Dev Raj Gautam)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

The Pasni (rice feeding) ceremony for Aarju

Very plainly we held rice feeding event (PASNI) to our sweet daughter Aarju. Today is the full moon of Dashain, so we thought that this would be the good day for the start of her feeding. We thought that to celebrate the occasion in very plain and simple manner, therefore didnot invite other friends from Goettingen.
We would like to share this events to you requesting for blessing to her, hence posted it in this blog however few readers have already commented it as the blog seeming private.


Social Project about our country Nepal

The khg (Katholische hochschulgemeinde goettingen) are planning to organise social project Nepal in November 2008. Therefore, they have requested to participate the pre-project discussion with Nepalese and other students living in Goettingen.
khg is the Katholische organisation that wants to make it as the philanthropic place to interact to all irrespective of the religions, cast and nationalities. I have borrowed the introductory paragraph about the organisation from their official website that mentions as "the khg, located in the heart of the city (Kurze Strasse 13) is a community where newcomers are welcome and where conversation is never lacking. As Catholic Christians we welcome all students and university personnel, regardless of their religious background or national heritage to be a part of our community."
Daniela Ramb from "khg" invited all of us to participate on the discussion about upcoming social project. Daniela further requested "Please have a look wheter you have contacts to culture-groups, like singing,dancing or music. It would be very nice to have a culture-programm. Please bring telefone numbers or internet adresses to our meeting."
A person from the khg organisation has already visited our Embassy in Germany, and collected few papers, documents, poster, maps and CDs relating Nepal. The meeting is going to be held on 16th October, 2008 at 6 pm. The venue of meeting is khg center in Kurze strasse-13, Goettingen. (Kurze strasse is around 5 minute walk from Famous Ganseliesel straight towards Rathaus)! Whoever are interested are welcome on the given address and time!

My support to Gorkhaland Movement (India)

Gorkha are demanding separate state from West bengal. But the communist state rejecting their peaceful demand.


Monday, 13 October 2008

कोन्गो को लुजी नेपाली भाषा फरर बोल्छन्।

I copied it from You tube. This is one of the very popular programme from Vijay Kumar. Thanks alot to DishaNirdesh team!!


Amphon W. from Thailand presented POSTER in Tropentag-2008

He is the Ph.D. student from institute of Animal breedings and his presentation in the Tropentag was superb. Eventhough, i donot know him personally but his presentation attracted me to record.


A Glimpse to Stuttgart, Germany

We recently visited Stuttgart, Southern Germany.


TIF class begins

From today, the winter semester of Tropical and International Forestry (TIF) kicks off. This year, students from different countries and different programme such as SUFONAMA and TIF are going to take many classes in common.
Our two nepalese students Mr. Dev Raj Gautam and Mr. Bharat Budthapa are going to begin their M.Sc. courses from today. We hope and pray for the success to them.

Rosan Devkota presented on Tropentag

This is the second part of Rosan's presentation.


Sunday, 12 October 2008

Rosanjee presented about CF in Tropentag

Our friend Rosan Devkota combined with his other colleagues gave oral presentation about the CF in Tropentag 2008. It was really wonderful and fruitful presentation to the audience from the real practiner of CF in Nepal. Congratulation to him for nice presentation!


Saturday, 11 October 2008

Dashain Tika in K.C.'s family at Goettingen, Germany

Today, we put TIKA for DASHAIN. We missed the opportunity to be in Nepal however we tried to be happy with this celebration.


Sweetest daughter "AARJU" celebrated her first DASHAIN

(Our destiny, our heart and soul, our dream, everything for us: our daughter AARJU)

Our daughter AARJU K.C. celebrates her first Dashain. The Goddess Durga Bhawani always blessing for her.
If we forget Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ruschewski, Prof. Dr. Thomas Paul, Dr. med. Dann Gravenhost, Schneider, it will be the example of extreme selfishness. We worship them as the different forms and idols of our God and Goddesses! Thank you very much our idols for all your efforts that provided us the meaning of living and chance to smile.

Our Dashain celebration at Goettingen, Germany

We shared "DASHAI TIKA" today at our family, in Goettingen, Germany. I was not in Goettingen on the Day of TIKA (Dashami), so our family didnot take tika on that day. I was in Hohenheim, Stuttgart to participate in international seminar named as "TROPENTAG", therefore my family members in Goettingen, couldnot take tika.
Today, as our fasting day, we thought it might be the best day to put tika on our forehead and bless family members. So, we took the tika however we missed our senior family members. Our parents (father, mother, father in law, mother in law), brothers, brothers in law, sisters and other have been remembered a lot. We missed them however we know that their blessings are always with us. We hope that we will celebrate next Dashain and Tihar on their lap. Mata Durga Bhawani will provide this destiny to us!!