Thursday, 28 February 2008

Our morning pray

From the blessings of all of our Gods and deities,from the blessings of our relatives and friends,our beloved daughter AARJU is getting better day by day. She has been admitted since 1 st February, 008 to the teaching hospital of Goettingen University, Germany.

Our Nepalese friends residing in Goettingen, gave us moral supports. Their supports during this difficult times was really intrumental. Archana jee, Baburam Family, Netra Family, Rosan Family, Jitendra and Ajayajee provided us lots of supports. We will never forget their blessings and supports to our family.

Our classmates especially Rodine Tschiofo, Sabine Schreiner gave us moral support. We are thankful to them.

Our Professor, teachers and all the colleagues joined us for praying our daughter. They deserve our hearty thanks.

Above all, the kinder heart center of Goettingen university, the Surgeons Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ruschewski, Prof. Dr. Thomas Paul, Dr.med. Schreiner, Dr. Sigler, Sister Elizabeth, Sister Andrea, Sister Paulina and all the staffs are very kind to us hence would like to extend our gratitude to them.

DAAD and our insurance helped us alot during this difficult time. Our contact person for DAAD Birgit Skailes helped us at the utmost. We, K.C. family, is really thankful to her.

In this movie, we are showing the Hindu deities and Gods with whom we prayed throughout these periods. Our many friends prayed with their respective Gods. Christian Friends prayed with Jesus, ISlam friends prayed with Allah, Buddhist friends prayed with Budhha for the recovery of our daughter. We are really thankful to them and with all almighty God.

These events proved that there is still the humanity exist on earth irrespective of different religions, customs, and systems.

We are really thankful to all of you.

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Happy News: Agreement Between Government and Agitating Parties

Breaking News:
The Government of Nepal and agitating ´Terain Parties made 8 points agreement today. They agreed to pull out all of the protests today and agreed to participate in coming Election for Constituent Assembly.

This is Good news for the peace demanding people of Nepal. Agreements include the decision to be made about Madhesh pardesh after election. Also, to work to include Terain and other people's into Nepal Army etc...
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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Request for comments and suggestions from You

This website has been small window to know about Nepal, Nepalese and Goettingen. The main objective of the creation of this website is to explain about Nepal and Nepalese to the international people. To explain about our rich culture, and beauty of Nepal is another objectives. Furthermore, to support the democratization of Nepal, creating the harmony and integration of culture, ethnic community and develop national integration are other objectives. Also, we would have intended to share our experiences and our activities in Goettingen through this website. So, we tried to make it better, but we donot know how far we became succesful. It is certain that we tried our best to publicise our country to the world. We are sure on that we have added few bricks to the nation buildings, democratization of country, and let outsider know about our country.
During the short span of time, this blog has been gradually getting popularity among Nepalese community in and outside country. Even many of our foreign friends use to visit this site regularly. At the moments, all over the world, from all the continents, people are visiting this sites. Most of its regular are from Europe, North America, Canada, Australia, Japan, Thailand, Middle East etc. The overwhelming supports from all the corner of the world inspired us to work hard however due to time pressure and limited support, we couldnot fulfill the expectation of our friends and visitors. Anyway, we would like to thank all of the visitors for their constant supports. They are really invaluable to us.
At present, we would like to request all to give their feed back about the materials, contents of the blog. What can be done to improve it? What are the areas that you can support us? In what areas, can we support you? What do you find most interestings and what do you find nonsense on the materials published? How can I get your news, views and articles to decor this blog? So, I expect a lot from your side for the improvement of this site. Please, Please send your comments, suggestions, news, views and articles for this blog.
As I have to leave Goettingen shortly after completion of my Masters', I would like to request to our Goettingeli friends to take charge to operate this blog. Since our Goettingeli Samaj and its alumnii, is increasing day by day, I hope there willnot be shortage of manpower to upgrade, operate it. I think, with the addition of your opinions and skills, the blog would certainly get wider coverage in subjects and areas.
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An Interview with Paras Khadka (Captain, ICC under 19 cricket)

An Interview with the capitan of the Nepal team - Parasn Khadka
- Monday, February 25, 2008
We are talking to Paras Khadka the captain of the Nepal cricket team. He has captained his side to a 100-run victory over Zimbabwe. Paras you must be very happy with your team performance?
Yah, we had played against them and we had lost in the practice match so we guys knew what we had to do. It was just about getting a decent score on the board and the way the boys bowled and I think from the very start the way Amit bowled and the way Raj, Rahul and every one contributed and the way we came back we were 50-odd for five or six and the way Pushpa and Raj were it was a great team effort over all.
You enjoyed your bowling out there, you picked up three wickets you must be happy with that performance?
It was more of a team effort more than me I think everyone contributed in their part as long as everyone contributes it is good. I hope to do much better in the future.
You and Amit are bowling very well as openers are you enjoying bowling together?
Yes even in the previous world cup we had been paired. He was a left hander and bowled superbly against Sri Lanka and Australia. Bowlers have lived up to the business and it’s just about continuing from here and keeping up their good run.
Paras this is your third Under 19 World Cup so you are really experienced when it comes to World Cup so tell us about your previous experiences?
Last time when we won the plate championship I think it was a great thing because we beat South Africa in the semi-final and New Zealand in the final, that’s the biggest thing and every one back home the kind of reception we received was really huge. We have to do better in future.
Paras tell us about the game against South Africa you picked up the crucial wicket in the end. Can you tell us about it?
It was really tense they needed about nine runs with five wickets left. I was bowling my off spinners and keeping the line tight and by God’s grace everything went our way and we defeated them. It depends upon the game I even bowl medium pacers and it depends upon the conditions in which I come and bowl the off spinners.
You are a bit like Gary sobers, he used to bowl a bit of off spinners a bit of medium pace, and he used to bat a bit. You are a real true all-rounder?
As long as I go and give my 100 percent what ever it is whether it’s on the field or taking catches and making runs. If I can contribute to the welfare of the team then it’s more than enough.
(Source: official website of ICC under 19 world cup cricket)
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Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Nepal defeated Namibia again

Nepal defeated Namibia by four runs to reach final of plate championship. Nepal reached the final of ICC under 19 world cup cricket held in Malaysia. Nepal reached into final of plate championship for consecutive four world cups.

Nepal made 143 runs in 34 overs loosing 8 wickets whereas Namibia managed just 139 runs in 34 overs loosing 9 wickets. Captain Paras Khadka was chosen man of the match for his all round performance. Nepal will play against Zimbabwe again in final. Nepal has already defeated Zimbabwe in quarterfinal of this tournament with massive margin. Congrats to winning nepalese team. Read more...

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Traffic customs in Goettingen, Germany

In the zebra crossing, first priority is given to the peddler. All the vehicles use to stop there if they see anyone intends to pass the road. We can see these traffic customs in the video.

Can we expects such a honor to street walker in developing countries like India, Pakistan, China, Nepal etc? Certainly not. Who has the car considers other people as second class and he is sole rights to drive on the road.

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Nepal Defeated Zimbabwe too

Nepal defeated Zimbabwe by 99 runs in the ICC under 19 world cup cricket. Nepal defended its mere 158 runs successfully. To make 158 runs from 45 overs, Paras Thapa contributed 40 runs, captain Paras Khadka contributed 20 runs, Rohit Shrestha contributed 19 runs.
Nepal defeated the test playing nation Zimbabwe once again. Zimbabwe has the long history of cricket playing when we compare with Nepal. But, Giant Killer Nepal easily defeated Zimbabwe. This shows that Nepal is progressing quite faster in modern Cricket. Congratulation to winning Nepalese team and man of the match Paras Khadka.
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Saturday, 23 February 2008

Great Forest Scientist Passes Away

We have learned that Dr. Walter Bitterlich passed away earlier this month. As many foresters may know, Dr. Bitterlich invented the method of Basal Area Sampling (Winkelzählprobe) as well as many instruments for this method, especially the “Spiegel-Relaskop” known since the fifties of the last century and still state-of-the-art in forest inventory. From 1967 until 1978 he was Head of the Institute for Growth and Yield at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU, in Vienna. Until a few years ago he had always been actively developing new instruments for forest measurements, like the “Visiermesswinkel” (now Bitterlich Treemeter) and refining his theory. (photo: Bitterlich in the center)
Walter Bitterlich has received many awards from Austria and forestry associations all over the world. There are many of his friends and colleagues who think of him as the most genial and best known forester in the world.
Short introduction of Bitterlich:
“Son of the late Ernst and Maria Wachtel Bitterlich, Walter Bitterlich was born 19 February 1908 in Reutte, Tirol, Austria. He married Ilse Hauptmann, with whom he has four children: Gerhard, Helga, Herwig, and Sigrid.
“He went to school in Innsbruck and Salzburg, and studied forestry at the Hochschule für Bodenkultur at Vienna. A forester in the Austrian Federal Forest (ÖFB) and Reichsforste from 1935 to 1941, Dr. Bitterlich served in the German army in Russia and Normandy. He resumed his career as a forester in 1949, where he remained until 1966. In this time he published the method of Angle-Count Sampling or Point Sampling, a method revolutionizing forest mensuration techniques. The first ideas to this method are documented in his diary as early as 1931.
“Since 1950 he has worked closely with FOB, now Relaskop-Technik, Salzburg/Austria, in the industrial development of many of his patents, resulting for example in the instruments Spiegel-Relaskop and Tele-Relaskop, now in worldwide use for forestry measurements, especially inventory.
“In 1966 Dr. Bitterlich became professor at the University of Agriculture, BOKU, at Vienna. After his retirement in 1978, he continued his scientific work which resulted as well in many forestry publications, e.g. “The Relascope Idea” (1984) as in the development of new forestry instruments, e.g. the multiple use instrument Bitterlich Sector Fork.” Dr. Bitterlich has been recipient of many awards in Austria and Germany and is an honorary member of the Society of American Foresters.
Dr. Bitterlich would have been 100 years old on Feb. 19th. We will miss you Walter and thank you for your contributions to the forestry community. We foresters would always be indebted to you for your great contribution to improve the methods and techniques of forest inventory.
May your soul rest in peace and consolation to bereaved family and foresters.
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Friday, 22 February 2008
















why are you experts and kind persons here only?
We need few of your kindness and expertism. We need few of your cordiality, we need few of your blessing, to treat the poor and helpless people in my country. We will be able to save thousands of people annually if we could get your expertism.

You are the wellknown experts in all over the world. Prof. Dr. Med. Wolfgang Ruschewski, Prof. Dr. Thomas Paul, Dr. med. H. Schneider, Dr. med. M. Sigler, Dr. U. Krämer, Dr. med. G. Dann, Dr. med. V. Gravenhorst, Dr. med. Th. Kriebel, Dr. med. S. Seeliger, Sister Elizabeth and her teams etc, all you are the experts in the child heart. You did the miracle to our daughter. Without your skills, knowledge, hardworking and kindness, our daughter wouldnot have survived. We consider you all as the idols of God. You are the Gods for us. You served for we poor so honestly and with dedication, we are really indebted to you all. If our family, washes your even your socks everyday, it will be far less in comparison to your help to us. We will always worship you when we worship our Gods. The university hospital of Goettingen university is our Pilgrim. Whenever we think about this Klinik, we use to find it as our temple and one of the holliest pilgrim. We are very thankful to all of you.

If only few of you, would be in our country, there would not be such a high number of casualties due to even the minor heart problems. Many of our borne children are dieing even due to the pneumonia and diaherrea. Many congenital heart defects children are dieing due to lack of diagnosis of real problems. What a pity! When will our motherland give birth to the experts like you? When will we be destined to get such a cooperative, honest, dedicated professionals in medical field !
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The Bird lover

An insult or an offering?
Belarusian taxi driver Leonid Kulakov feeds a bird on a street in downtown Minsk.
Different people have different hobbies and feelings. Some people can be seen very cruel. They will not fear even killing their own children for their personal benefits. Some people can be found very kind to others who become happy to save the life of others at the expense of their own life. Many news have been heard about people who sacrificed their life for the sake of others. However, these kinds of people are very rare at this materialistic world. Among such kind of people, this taxi driver has also significance. He is feeding this small bird with his tongue. It looks like his hobbies rather than his kindness alone. But, it is noteworthy that he has great love towards this small creature. We should learn from him to love birds and other wildlifes.
Thanks to him for loving nature and creatures of gods. We need many people like him to save the earth and ecological biodiversity.
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Thursday, 21 February 2008

Nepal Defeated Namibia


On the third league game of ICC under 19 world cup cricket, Nepal defeated Namibia by 3 runs. Nepal made 164 runs by losing ten wickets in the beginning. Mahesh Chhetri, the man of the match, contributed 62 runs out of 134 balls. He made four "Chauka" in his inning.

Captain Paras Khadka, R. Vishowkarma and G. Malla each took 2 wickets in limiting Namibia in 261 runs.

The game was nerve breaking and full of romance. Namibia has once already played the world cup senior cricket.

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Health situation in Nepal

Total population: 27,133,000
Gross national income per capita (PPP international $): 1,530
Life expectancy at birth m/f (years): 61/61
Healthy life expectancy at birth m/f (years, 2002): 52/51
Probability of dying under five (per 1 000 live births): 74
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1 000 population): 295/283
Total expenditure on health per capita (Intl $, 2004): 71
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP (2004): 5.6
(Source: WHO)
Unexpectedly Srilanka has the best results in all aspects of human health despite of long civil war. They are the best among all south asian countries. You can see the definition and more detail results by clicking the hyperlinks of each item above. Read more...

6 Nepalese Forestry Students coming to Goettingen

Around six Nepalese student from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal is arriving in Goettingen for 3 months training. They are the B.Sc. 3rd year student at Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Nepal. They are arriving here in Goettingen on 6 March, 2008.
For the First time, this kind of arragement has been met with VHSchule and IOF, Nepal. That is very good indication for the future of IOF students. They will experience the high tech forestry in Germany and learn the implementation aspects of it in Nepal.
Thanks alot to the German government and Institute of Froestry for the creative initiation.
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Tuesday, 19 February 2008

UDMF agrees to call off agitation; agreement with SPA likely today

Kantipur Report

KATHMANDU, Feb 19 - On the seventh day of the indefinite Terai shutdown, one of the strike organisers, United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has decided to find outlet to the Madhesi crisis through dialogue while continuing peaceful and non-violent agitation.

The senior leaders of the agitating Madhesi group UDMF, an alliance of Terai-Madhes Democratic Party (TMDF), Nepal Sadhbhawana Party (NSP) and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF), reached a conclusion during a meeting held in the capital today to prepare for the upcoming informal talks with the Seven Party Alliance (SPA).

According to sources, the government has agreed to publicise its stance on its 6-point demand during the informal talks due to be held today.

With the SPA’s approval Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala will issue a statement mentioning the elected Constituent Assembly will finalise the demand of autonomous Madhes province, a UDMF source informed.

The demand for right to self-determination will be replaced by the agenda of Madhes right in a written form, the UDMF source added.

The UDMF has also agreed to call off the ongoing Madhes agitation, the source revealed.

After the talks due to be held this afternoon between the two sides, the initial agreements are expected to be formalised.

TMDP chairman Mahanta Thakur informed that the talks will be held at Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala’s official residence at Baluwatar in the capital this afternoon.

Informal consultations will take place between the PM and the senior leaders of UDMF after the talks between the seven ruling parties and the Front’s talks committee are held, he added.

UDMF had called for an indefinite strike in the Terai region from February 13 putting forth a 6-point demand including the autonomous Madhes province with right to self-determination.

On Monday UDMF put forward other demands including immediate end to suppression of Madhes agitation, free treatment of those injured during the protests and unconditional release of those detained by police during the ongoing Madhes agitation.

The UDMF agreed to talks with the government after the Home Ministry Monday evening instructed security personnel mobilised in the Terai region to restrain themselves and assured that all the demands put forth by the Front will be fulfilled.

The Home Ministry also expressed commitment to release the political prisoners of the Terai agitation, to drop all the charges against UDMF activists and to provide appropriate relief to the injured and compensation to the family of those killed during the agitation.

In a press statement today, the UDMF said that it expected the government to fulfill its commitment at the earliest.

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Monday, 18 February 2008

Nepal lost opening game against Srilanka

In the ICC under 19 World Cup started in the Kualalampur, Malaysia from today. Nepal faced the mighty Srilanka in the opening game. Instead of Good start, Nepal lost its first game against Srilanka. The loss is due to the inexperience.
Nepal started quite will and limited Srilanka at 236/9. The once World Cup winner and power house of Cricket, Srilanka lost their early wicket at the score of 9. Once they were 58/4 at over 14.1. But the lower order batsmen rescued Srilankan team. (Captain Paras Khadka in photo)
In response, Nepal started batting very nice. They were once 61/1 at over number 15. But later the wickets felled down in regular interval. Mahesh Chhetri (35 runs), A. Mandal (25), captain Paras Khadka (25), and A Gupta (24) contributed to the team. Nepal lost all wickets with the score of 175.
A Bhattarai took four Srilankan wickets. Nepal played superbly to the mighty Srilankan, however they lost the game. All the audiences and officials seemed happy with alround performance of nepalese teams despite of loss.

Nepali team is being taken as the Giant Killer since it had defeated mighty South Africa, Newzealand, Pakistan and Bangladesh in previous world cup tournament. May be this time, they are ready to repeat the history by beating Australia in coming event.

Nepal lost the second game against World Champion Australia. That seems quite normal. But, the happy news is that they limited Australia in 210. Nepal lost the game with just 92 runs. Nepal will play next game against Namibia.

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Thursday, 14 February 2008

सिमली छायाँमा ब__

This is the very sweet song by Jeevan sharma. The song inspired nepalese people to fight for their right during Panchayati regime. Very popular song and evergreen sweet to hear.

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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Queens Necklace Story by Prem Rawat United Nations NZ P2

Why we are jumping towards reflection by leaving the reality! Guru Maharajjee describes it via. the story of Queens' necklace that was taken away by a Crow. Very interesting and worthy story.

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Monday, 11 February 2008

Can Nepal's Rebels Help Rebuild?

By ISHAAN THAROOR

Comrade Sandhya's voice trembles as she speaks of her father. "He was a major in the Royal Nepalese Army," she begins, cupping her chin with one hand while rearranging a neat schoolgirl plait with the other. "When he found out I had gone underground, he said I was no longer his daughter — only his enemy. The next time he wanted to meet me was on the battlefield."
That encounter, to Sandhya's relief, never came to pass. In 1996, as a 14-year-old student from a town north of the capital Kathmandu, she joined Nepal's Maoist cadres at the moment when their armed insurgency had just begun to take hold of this rugged Himalayan nation, long a magnet for foreign backpackers and adventurers. Her father's military income meant Sandhya did not grow up among the country's many poor, but she chafed under the rigid caste laws and gender norms that blunted her parents' ambitions and stripped her of the same opportunities as men. The Maoists, led by their talismanic leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a.k.a. Prachanda, promised her and thousands of others nothing less than a complete reordering of society, and Sandhya gave herself to the struggle, fighting as a soldier in a decade-long civil war that claimed over 13,000 lives and displaced countless more.
Today, Sandhya sits batting away mosquitoes in a sparse wood cabin, part of a sprawling Maoist cantonment in the southern district of Chitwan. She believes victory is at hand. A peace process triggered by mass protests in April 2006 against the autocratic rule of Nepal's King Gyanendra brought the Maoists into the political mainstream, paving the way for the extraordinary transformation of a country ruled for two and a half centuries by Hindu kings into a secular republic. Both the Royal Nepalese Army and the Maoist guerrillas — the civil war's bitter foes — returned to their barracks and camps with the stated intention of eventually reforming into one new national force. "We all want democracy. No one here wants to fight again," Sandhya insists. Even her father, who has since retired, has reconciled with Sandhya. "He respects my decisions now," she says. "He realized I was a figure of change."
Change can bring uncertainty, however, not just for Nepal but for other countries. Nepal, a country of 28 million, is sandwiched between the world's rising giants, India and China, who both have cast their eye over the Himalayan nation as a buffer against the other. Any unrest in Nepal — hostilities have been suspended, not buried — could spill across into its restive borderlands, particularly Chinese Tibet and the troubled Indian state of Bihar — developments that Beijing and New Delhi would view with alarm. Nepal's Maoists, moreover, are still on the U.S. State Department's list of terror groups. They have traded their guerrilla hideouts for plush offices in the capital, but had a fearsome reputation for committing violence when the armed struggle raged.
Indeed, the hatreds that fueled the civil war threaten even now to bubble over. Elections for an assembly that would draft Nepal's new republican constitution are slated for April 10, but only after much bickering and dithering. Nepalis of all stripes are losing faith in the seven parties, including the Maoists, that make up the country's feuding interim government and see corruption and cynical power-politicking stifling the nation's slow reconstruction from the ashes of war. Over a third of the population still lives below the poverty line.
As the politicians fiddle in Kathmandu, a hundred mutinies burn around the country: vigilante gangs run rampant in the countryside, while ethnic groups long marginalized under the monarchy have taken to armed uprising, especially in the southern lowlands of the Tarai where over 40% of Nepal's population lives. A cocktail of anarchist elements, militant factions and a growing separatist movement hold sway there and prove a daunting challenge with elections coming in little more than two months. "What happened in Kenya could happen here," says Jayaraj Acharya, a former Nepalese ambassador to the U.N., speaking of the ongoing ethnic conflict in the African nation triggered by disputed elections, which has claimed hundreds of lives. "Only here," Acharya adds, "it will be worse." For part 2 and 3 visit the following links:
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Beauty of my Life

This is the song dedicated to Prem Rawat (Guru Maharaj jee) sung by French follower.

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Sunday, 10 February 2008

Heart Center of Goettingen University

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This the Teaching hospital of Georg August (Goettingen) University. Small documentary which is in Deutsch can be seen as the idea generator for the heart center of university where Aarju has been treated.

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Why there is no need of single madhes or single terai?

By Ajaya Jung Kunwar,

Goettingen, Germany

The idea of creating single madhes or single terai and giving it to autonomy has been a subject of an immense debate recently. While United Madhesi Front (UMF) compring Madhesi People’s Rights Forum, Terai-Madhes Democratic Party and Sadbhawana Party’s (Mahato) key demand is to have one madhes or one Terai, the mainstream seven party leaders, although not raising strong voice against them keeping in mind of its sensitivity, oppose this idea. So there is a certainly need for discussion that what is good and what is bad for Nepal future federal structure.
In one way we cannot deny that people from terai origin have been oppressed and regarded as low graded people than that of from pahad origin. As a result of that madhes andolan (movement) was seen as a part of their struggle and nobody would deny that it was their genuine approach for recognizing their rights and treating them equally in society. In course of time where madhes andolan was simply regarded as movement of Madhesi People’s Rights Forum, the issues of madhes/terai problem have been shared to number of madhesi origin parties. Whether it’s due to inexperience of Upendra yadav to lead and unite the movement in right direction or other’s mainstream madhesi leaders’s desire to keep hold their feet in terai and formation of new parties naming itself madhes and terai, the madhes andolan has been divided into several fractions. Whether it is Terai-Madhes Democratic Party, Sadbhawana Party’s (Mahato), Madhesi People’s Rights Forum or Janatantric terai mukti morcha (Jwala or Goit), all are trying to garner their support among madhesi people in terai trying to make their demands more revolutionary. So one of their demands came as one madhes one state. However, we have to carefully analyze whether are all demands of UMF are really genuine?
For a small country like Nepal, dividing country in just ethnic based population would be disastrous. It would be catastrophic for future of Nepal’s integrity and multicultural society in long term. If we take examples of other smaller countries around the world, it’s clear that a small state if divided into ethic based population would aggravate more misbalance than the unity. We have seen problems arising in small country like Belgium where Flemish and French do not want to speak each other; the same can be seen in Rwanda between between Hutu and Tutsi population. On the top of that if we see in Iraq, the idea of opposing three different states into Sunni (central), Siya / Shitte (south) and Kurd (North) have been blatantly opposed because it was agreed that dividing country in ethnic based population would create division rather than preservation of their individual rights. Moreover, why America recruits 50 thousand DV visa lotteries from countries other than India, China, Mexico is simply because their population are already more there and Uncle Sam (US) wants to develop multicultural society and do not want to have population from only few origin. So, I think, Nepal should be federal democratic but each state should be divided in such a way that each state should have parts of Terai, pahad and Himal, if not equally, where people of all origin should respect each other and stay together in a peaceful and harmony. Our country is not like big country India where autonomy is needed for Kashmir and case of Kashmir is far different than ours.
Being from terai region, I do understand that terai people have been treated differently than the people of pahad region and the solution for this problem is not by creating division among ethnic groups but by changing the mind of people. Terai itself has vast varieties of population of Tharu, Rajwansi, Awadi, Maithli, Bhojpuri and so on and we have recently seen tharus from west opposing the idea of treating them as madhesi. As for Morang and Sunsari tharus, their culture and language are completely different than culture of Janakpur, saptari and of west. They are very proud of being called Chaudhari tharus than madhesi. I am pointing this, is not due to news spread around us recently but from my own experience. I have hundreds of tharus friends who simply reject idea of treating them as madhesi. So why there should be one madhes or one terai? Even if we believe that and follow same, we have to make one pahad and one himal. Then what would be the difference only having three states with same longitudinal structure like Nepal from east to west. It’s obvious that Kathmandu could not look over the problems faced by people from Far East and west and that’s is why central government structure was not fruitful earlier. So, if we really have to go for federal structure it has to be divided accordingly believing in the principle of equality, preserving faith of multicultural society. Not only single madhes or single terai, one Limbuwan or Magarat, Newa and so on proposed by Maoist party are also not practicable at all.
So in nut shell, madhes problem is once again to change mind of people, integrating them into mainstream society, including then into all state structure, creating awareness campaign, empowering education program and not by diving country in ethnic based population and after all I guess, nobody would oppose the idea of creating future Nepal as multicultural prosperous country where cast and ethnicity problem would no longer be a subject of controversy.
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HINDI_ OM JAY JAGDISH HARE AARATI

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Saturday, 9 February 2008

Celebration of Love

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Thursday, 7 February 2008

Nepalese king laments abolition of monarchy

Yoshio Hanada (Yomiuri Shimbun Correspondent), Japan

KATMANDU--Nepal's King Gyanendra expressed displeasure Monday over the recent decision by the country's lawmakers to abolish the monarchy, saying: "[The decision] doesn't reflect the majority view of the people. This isn't democracy."
The king's remark was in reference to the December decision by the seven major parties comprising the interim government to abolish the monarchy after a constituent assembly election scheduled to be held on April 10.
Speaking to several Japanese reporters at the royal palace, Gyanendra, apparently unable to reconcile himself to the end of a dynasty that has lasted about 240 years, said, "They [the people] have the right to choose the fate of the monarchy."
Gyanendra has rarely appeared in public since being forced to cede his powers following weeks of public unrest in the spring of 2006. The remarks were thus a rare insight into the king's latest thoughts on his country's politics.
"Some leaders have tried to take action that was against cultural, social and traditional values," Gyanendra said, in an apparent criticism of the Maoist party leadership, which is at the forefront of moves to abolish the monarchy.
The king also pointed out that law and order is deteriorating, questioning the interim government's ability to govern.
Mentioning the recent survey conducted by a local research institute, which showed 49 percent of respondents favored the continuation of the monarchy in some form, Gyanendra said: "A majority of the people find great meaning in the institution of the monarchy. In all clouds, there is a silver lining. Let us hope."
Gyanendra took the throne in 2001 after his brother, King Birendra, and eight other royals were shot dead by the then heir to the throne, Dipendra. Gyanendra tightened control through such actions as the dissolution of the parliament in 2002.
However, he gave in to mass protests led by the Maoists and other major parties in April 2006, declaring a return to multiparty democracy.
An interim Constitution that was approved in January 2007 stripped political power from the king. (Feb. 7, 2008)
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Prem Rawat Maharaji 40yrs Reflection Profile Must See P2

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Prem Rawat Maharaji 40 Years Reflection Part 1 A Profile VDO

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Prem Rawat Day Declared by USA Mayor Gavin Newsom

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Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Guru Maharaj jee and his message

Prem Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji, has traveled the world for four decades, inspiring people to find peace within. His message is simple and profound. It is independent of and compatible with any philosophy, religion, or spiritual path. At the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, he said, "Peace needs to be in everyone's life. The peace we are looking for is within. It is in the heart, waiting to be felt. It is not the world that needs peace; it is people. When people in the world are at peace within, the world will be at peace."
The Foundation, which he founded, provides nutritious food and clean water to people most in need and holds free medical clinics. TPRF has distributed millions of free meals and operates a permanent food-aid program in a tribal area in northeastern India, where more than 100,000 free hot meals are distributed each year.

The dissemination of his message of peace is made available in more than 90 countries and 70 languages. TPRF's humanitarian activities are entirely supported by voluntary contributions and the sale of related materials. As a private investor, he supports himself and his family through independent means.
Born in India, he started addressing audiences at the age of three. At eight, he began presenting his message of peace throughout India. At thirteen, he was invited to speak in London and Los Angeles. More than ten million people in 50 countries around the world have come to hear his message of hope and peace.
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Tuesday, 5 February 2008

A very new species of Bird found in Nepal

A previously unknown sub-species of bird has been discovered in the southern grasslands of Nepal, scientists say. The bird is a warbler with a very long tail and slender beak and has been named the Nepal Rufous-vented Prinia. Scientists say the bird provides an important geographical link between previously-known varieties in Pakistan and India. But they warn its tiny population means the sub-species is endangered. The bird was first spotted in 2005 in a wetland area. But it is only now that taxonomists have decided it is distinctive enough to be described as a separate sub-species.
'Exciting find'
It has different dimensions from the two other types of Rufous-vented Prinia, and in colour comes between the rich chestnut of its western neighbour and the grey of the one to the east.
Hem Sagar Baral of Bird Conservation Nepal said the find is exciting because while the other two types belong to Pakistan's Indus river basin and the Brahmaputra of north-east India, this Nepalese sub-species fills the gap.
The latest find "appears to form the link" between the two pre-existing sub-species, he said.
The new find brings the number of bird species spotted in Nepal to an exceptionally high 862.
But the conservationists are warning that with habitat loss and degradation, the newly-identified variety is highly threatened, with at most 500 birds currently alive. They are however elated that it has been found in a reserve which is well monitored by bird-watchers, and are now speculating that there may be more species waiting to be found - new to Nepal, or even to the world.
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Bhajan of Guru Nanak Sung by Guru Maharaji's Student

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The Story behind Hitler's Rise to Power

JAN. 30, 1933
By Charles Hawley in Berlin
Part 4: Absolute Power
Hitler had made it -- but he was still far from the dictator he would become. Indeed, his first government only included two ministers from the NSDAP, Hermann Göring as minister without portfolio and Wilhelm Frick as interior minister. But he wanted more; priority number one for his new government was the dissolution of the Reichstag and, yet again, new elections. His goal was clear, and it was one shared by much of the country's political elite: Once the Nazis and their allies had a majority, the Reichstag was to hand over power to the chancellor. In short, Hitler wanted parliament to vote itself out of existence.

(08/06/2007)Once again, luck seemed to be on Hitler's side. On February 27, less than a week before the new elections, the Reichstag, Germany's parliament building, was set ablaze. The blame was pinned on Dutch bricklayer Marinus van der Lubbe, and indeed, after decades of research into the incident, no convincing proof has been unearthed to show that he wasn't acting alone. But Hitler, Göring and Goebbels knew a propaganda godsend when they saw one. "If this fire, as I believe, is the work of the Communists, then we need to crush this murderous plague with an iron fist," Hitler told his vice chancellor, von Papen.

And crush they did. The day after the fire, the "decree for the protection of people and the state" went into effect, allowing Hitler's Nazis to go after their political enemies with gusto. It was the wave of arrests set off by the Reichstag fire that ultimately made the rapid construction of prisons necessary. Many of those prisons would later become concentration camps.
On election day in 1933 -- the last halfway free elections to take place in unified Germany until 1990 -- the Nazis won 43.9 percent of the vote.

The result still wasn't enough for the party to control its own destiny. But by then, it was already too late to matter. When the fateful parliamentary session was called to order on March 23, 1933 at just after 2 p.m., fully 107 representatives from the Social Democrats and the Communists were missing. Many of them were behind bars, while others were too afraid to show up or had already disappeared into exile. Just to be on the safe side, the parliamentary president Hermann Göring elected not even to acknowledge the 81 seats controlled by the Communists, significantly reducing the number of parliamentary votes available to the opposition.

At 6:16 p.m., SPD leader Otto Wels stepped to the microphone. It was to be the final public defense of democracy in Germany before the country started down the path of genocide, war and ruin. Not long after Wels finished, and following an enraged speech by Hitler, 444 representatives voted for parliament to be stripped of power. There were just 94 votes against.

The Nazis wasted no time. On April 1, they organized a nationwide boycott of Jewish shops, doctors and lawyers. On April 25, the share of Jewish university students was set at 1.5 percent. On May 2, Germany's powerful labor unions were outlawed. On May 10, students in numerous cities across Germany joined together in an orgy of book burning, doing away with volumes disapproved of by the Nazis. On June 23, the SPD was banned.

But the final important date in Hitler's rise to complete dictatorial power came only in the summer of 1934. On August 2, President Paul von Hindenburg passed away. In the days preceding the old man's death, Hitler signed a decree abolishing the position of president. In its place, another was created: "Führer and Chancellor." Finally, all power in Germany was united in his hands.

Sixty-one months later, Germany invaded Poland. Soon thereafter, the Holocaust began. The result? Sixty million dead and a continent destroyed.
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Monday, 4 February 2008

Prem Rawat Maharaji Interview by Journalist Marta Robles P2

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What is peace?! Be kind to others!!

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Open your eyes and realize

He is the one of the most celebrated Indian spiritual leader. My mother, father, sister and sister in law all are follower of him. We have also great faith upon him. You can see his speech given in Newzealand. Hey says that open your eyes and realize the peace!

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