Sunday, 29 March 2009

Is the Hindi national language of NEW NEPAL ?!

When our Vice President Parmananda Jha took oath in Hindi, there was big cry in and outside Nepal. Our media also broadcasted the news about popular protest about taking oath in Hindi. But, during my recent visit to Nepal, I have shot the telecasting of two news channel "KANTIPUR" and "AAJTAK" at the same time, then I found difficulties to differentiate which one is our channel and whichone is others since both channel were telecasting the Pravachan of same Indian Guru and the medium of pravachan was in Hindi.
I surprised whether Hinda has already been to our national language in New Nepal?! or it is only the fond of nepalese TV King (Socalled !) to attract indian advertisement. Our media has never been responsible and nationale in front of big amount of money getting from Indian advertiser and Indian Embassy ! Comments are requested ! Read more...

Long strike in Nepal due to Tharu Andolan

During whole period of my short visit to Nepal, there was big and long strike due to Tharu (a tribe) Andolan. Due to Terai shut down, there were no vehicle movement making everyone's life problematic. The peaceful movement was concluded after 11 days of shut down and the loss of two agitators and one policeman. This movie was taken at Rajmarg Chauraha of Butwal !


Saturday, 28 March 2009

Thaneshwor Rai : the founder of Nepalese KARATE

During my recent visit to Nepal, I got an opportunity to interview with the legendry Thaneshwor Rai. He is considered as the pioneer of Nepalese KARATE. He has worked hard to popularise KARATE in Nepal. During his tenure, Nepal was the topmost country in SouthAsia in KARATE. After retirement, he is living in the USA but used to frequently visit Nepal to support nepalese KARATE. Please find short interview where I repeatedly made mistake saying Taekwondo instead Karate ! Anyway, both are the branches of Martial Arts !


Dozen beautiful moments in a life !

1. To see the person that you love or take care (such as your children, spouse, or a good friend) getting success.
2. To see the turning points in someone’s life because of your simple effort.
3. To like the person or came in closer with the person that you previously thought s/he was arrogant.
4. To find the money in your old book.
5. To see how proud your parents are about you- and their acceptance of all the success and failures in your life (at the end you are a child for them that counts).
6. To laugh at yourself when you do not find toilet paper after sitting on commode.
7. To see the changes or impact in the society that you have worked (professionally).
8. Watching the Sunset either in Terai (big reddish-yellow Sun) or over the Himalaya (the golden one)- and a full moon on the top witnessing this event.
9. To find yourself still alive and safe after the dream where you have been dead or from terrible nightmares.
10. To see the old ladies- who resembles your mother or grandmother.
11. To feel that your life is content, even for a moment in your life and you are the happiest person on the whole Earth.
12. And, most important- to have a time for a sip of Whiskey when it is snowing outside.
There are several unnoticeable moments in life that are beautiful and just pleasant. Sometimes, the hardest and horrible moments now become the best memorable moments in life one day, where you feel pride and feel lived the life of honor and honesty. Yet, what is needed to realize that how great it is to be in this earth and to be grateful!
Some other thoughts:
The Best Moments I n Lifee1. Falling in love. 2. Laughing till your stomach hurts. 3. Enjoying a ride down the country side. 4. Listening to your favorite song on the radio. 5. Going to sleep listening to the rain pouring outside. 6. Getting out of the shower and wrapping yourself with a warm, fuzzy towel. 7. Passing your final exams with good grades. 8. Being part of an interesting conversation. 9. Finding some money in some old pants. 10. Laughing at yourself. 11. Sharing a wonderful dinner with all your friends. 12. Laughing without a reason. 13. 'Accidentally' hearing someone say somthing good about you. 14. Watching the sunset. 15. Listening to a song that reminds you of an important person in your life. 16. Receiving or giving your first kiss. 17. Feeling this movement in your body when seeing this 'special' someone. 18. Having a great time with your friends. 19. Seeing the one you love happy. 20. Wearing the shirt of a person you love and smelling his/her perfume. 21. Visiting an old friend of yours and remembering great memories. 22. Hearing some telling you 'I LOVE YOU' 'True friends come in the good times when we tell them to, and come in the bad times.....without calling.'
I have taken these excerpts from our recent email communications between GöNeS members. I find these points to be taken seriously to make one's life beautiful hence putting it into this blog without prior permission. I hope these will certainly spread happier moments throughout the life everyone.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Brave man saved endangered python !

The person who saved python from killing by innocent villagers at Hariun, Sarlahi was Arjun Thapa (in Red cloth). He is the lover of snakes and he used to save snake from killing.
Python is one of the endangered reptiles in Nepal and it is protected by Law however people used to kill the snake due to fear if it is seen anywhere. As it was happened to this python in Sarlahi. The sugarcane harvesters found it on the sugarcane field. With fear hundreds of farmers gathered there and tried to kill it. The python became agressive and tried to terrify villagers with sound. There was big hue and cry. At the same time, Arjun Thapa was passing by in motorbike. He saw the crowd and experienced the situation. As he is the fond of snake, he caught the snake, covered its eye and mouth with cloths and brought it to District Forest Office, Lalbandi. At the time, I was there. I inquired about the situation and praised the brevity of this young man. Immediately, as the honour, I awarded him with 1000 NRs. cash and appreciation letter. Then, we brought it to Parsa Wildlife Reserve and released it there in its natural habitat. All the incidents were telecasted by Nepal 1 television. The television praised the brevity of Arjun Thapa and spontaneous inspiration of District Forest Office. These are the some photos of this adventourous acts of Mr. Arjun Thapa. We salute his endeavor!
(Note: This incident was three years back)


Thursday, 26 March 2009

Women in Leasehold Forestry in Doti, Nepal

This is the small movie clip which I have taken during the discussion held for the formation of Leasehold Forestry in Doti. In the movie, we can see how forward or backward are our women! In the short movie clip, the old woman boldly shares her view about the conflict between Community Forestry and Leasehold Forestry. Read more...

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Boer Goats at Goettingen University

Improved Boer Goats at Department of Animal Sciences, University of Goettingen, Germany Dr. Lok Nath Paudel
The improved Boer Goat was originated in the Eastern Cape, South Africa through selection from the indigenous goat breeds of the area. This is characterised with the red-headed large framed goat with a white body. It has short and smooth hairs. It is a non-seasonal breeder and, therefore, suits most management systems of many countries of the world. These goats are famous for their multiple kidding abilities. Triplets and quadruplets are fairly common in this breed!
There are about 200 goats in the research farm of the department of animal sciences at Albrecht-Thaer- Weg 3, Goettingen. This farm is especially managed for the research work for the animal scientists. Several researches, e.g., artificial insemination with different technologies, embryo transfer, disease and parasite investigation, etc., are being carried out in the farm. Some scenes of the goats with their stables can be seen in the photos.

Fig 1: A herd of the Boer goats (around 3 months old) in the farm
Fig. 2: Method of restraining the goats in the farm
Fig. 3: Artificial insemination in goat (keeping the frozen semen up to the both horns of the uterus- a new technology developed in the department)
Fig. 4: Adult goats inside the stable
Fig. 5: A PhD student of the department with the farm supervisor in front of the goat stable
-The Boer Goats are famous for:
-The best meat goat of the world
-Well adapted to both intensive and extensive management systems
-Excellent quality skin and white cashmere
-Good browsers that can be used to control bush and weeds
-Low fat meat which is healthy for all people!
-Tender and tasty meat at younger stage
-Multiple births-high fertility and hence high productivity
-A male can weigh up to 25 kg and female up to 22 kg within 100 days after birth
-Average adult weight could be 120 and 80 kg for male and female goats, respectively.
Goat farming is becoming popular in Nepal these days. At present, there are about 7 millions goats in Nepal. Khari goat, which is a local breed, is supposed as the best goat for Nepalese conditions. Government of Nepal with its respective department, regional directorates and district offices has been launching various programs for the income generation of the poor farmers of Nepal. It is a well known fact that men, materials and technologies are the most important resources for any kind of successful production. Khari goat can reach up to 25 kg only after one year of its birth where as Boer goat gets the same weight when it is around four months. Looking the characteristic features of the Boer Goat, keeping the man and technology constant, people can get higher profit from the goat farming if Boer Goat (material) is introduced in Nepal. So, policymakers, researchers and development authorities are humbly requested to think upon this material for the betterment of the goat farming enterprise in Nepal. Fig. 6: A less than 4 month old buck slaughtered for the Dashain festival

Fig. 7: People preparing meat from Boer buck for the Dashain festival ! Read more...

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Worship in Dakshinkali Temple

These are the few photos from famous Dakshinkali temple and periphery. I have captured the photos from surrounding of Dakshinkali. Lots of hindu believers could be seen in the photos. This famous hindu temple is situated around 1 hour drive from Kathmandu. I hope you will love to see these photos!


Monday, 23 March 2009

Who are they?!

During our recent trip to Nepal, we met few interesting people. Among them, these white dressed people are Nepalese whom we met at Mumbai Airport. They were returning back to Nepal from the USA. Could you imagine why they have been to the USA? What are their profession? How much is their formal education? Do they speak English?
As other friends guessed, they are the pundits gone to the USA for Panditayai. They went USA in Panditayai Visa. We were surprised to see these kind of Visa for US. They have visa until 2011. They are not much educated person. They have below eight grader and they donot speak English. Their main subject is VEDA. They are coming back to Nepal for holiday making and they are returning back to US after few weeks! In their organisation in USA, there are more than 1000 pundits of their kinds.


Sunday, 22 March 2009

SLUMS in Mumbai, India

Do you imagine what are these many people doing just 20 meter away from Mumbai International Airport ?!
Hundreds of people surrounding just outside of Airport wall attracted my attention, but why? Any Idea ?
The plane preparing to Landing at Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai. Below is Mumbai Slum.
Mumbai Slum from Mumbai Airport !
Mumbai Slums !
When I watched the Oscar Winning Movie, Slumdog Millionaire by Danny Boyle, I was little surprised and critique about some scenes on the movie. When I saw a boy jumped into the toilet to see the Amitabh Bachan in the movie, I could not believe this might happen in the city like Mumbai, where some of the richest people in the world dwell. But, in my recent travel to Nepal via. Mumbai Airport, I saw the reality of the slumdogs. On the morning of 19th March, when I was returning back to Goettingen via. AirIndia, I saw the people toilettering in crowd just 25 meter away from the Airport boundry. It attracted me. People were sitting very close to each other to toilet, since there was small open space and lots of people to make their daily excretion. I was surprised among them, I saw only men. In the conservative society like Indian, where extreme discrimination between men and women lie, how will the women make their daily toilettering, was the question there. I never expected such a poor and pityful condition of the large number of people living at the heart of Mumbai, just adjacent to International Airport. Does it give pretty view to Indian rulers? Why they never think about the solution of these poor's problem!



An American decided to write a book about famous churches around theWorld. So he bought a plane ticket and took a trip to China.
On his first day he was inside a church taking photographs when he noticed a golden telephone mounted on the wall with a sign that read "$10,000 per call". The American, being intrigued, asked a priest who was strolling by what the telephone was used for. The priest replied that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 you could talk to God.The American thanked the priest and went along his way. Next stop was in Japan. There, at a very large cathedral, he saw the same golden telephone with the same sign under it.He wondered if this was the same kind of telephone he saw in. He asked a nearby nun what its purpose was. She told him that it was a direct line to heaven and that for $10,000 from which he Could talk to God. "O.K., thank you," said the American. He then traveled to Pakistan, Srilanka, Russia, Germany, U.K., India and France. In every church he saw the same golden telephone with the same "$10,000 per call" sign under it. The American, upon leaving Vermont decided to travel to Nepal to see if Nepalese had the same phone. He arrived in Nepal, and again, in the first church he entered, there was the same golden telephone, but this time the sign under it was "One Rupee per call." The American was extremely surprised, so he asked the priest about the sign. "Father, I've travelled all over the World and I've seen this same golden telephone in many churches. I'm told that it is a direct line to Heaven, But in rest of the world price was $10,000 per call. Why is it so cheap here?"
Readers, it is your turn........ Think ....before you scroll down... ............ .......... ........ ...... ............ .. ........ ......... .......... ........ ...... ............ ... .......... .......... ......... ........ ...... ............ . ............ .......... ........ ........ ...... The priest smiled and answered, "You're in Nepal now, Son - it's a Local Call, you neednot to make any STD or ISTD to get heaven.This is the only heaven on the Earth. You may be aware of local call is far cheaper than STD/ISTD."
The American tourist was well convinced, thanked the priest and concluded his journey there.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Extreme Difficulties in New Nepal

Despite of great expectation, our country Nepal is being worse each day.
In the thrust of making NEW NEPAL, we are loosing peace, prosperity and well being of Nepalese people in the past. Since few years nepalese people are experiencing unprecedented strikes called by different political parties and commnities. The larger number of Indian people have already acquired Nepalese Citizenship and now they are being the decisive in each and every corner. 16 hours out of 24, people are tolerating loadshedding. There is no water in the tape, no vehicle in the road and consequently no trust upon the Government. Dirty politicians are making our life more difficult everyday. They donot want to make our life convenient, peaceful and prosperous. Just they need to grab power.
Since last week, I am experiencing the same problems. After my return from Germany, I got opportunity to use internet in a week. It is also for around one hour only ! I am not being able to reach Surkhet my duty station. I am not being able to buy the necessary goods from market ! Everywhere there is chaos, uncertainty and inavailabilities of basic goods. People are facing each day morving towards the day of his or her funeral. No one can predict what will happen tomorrow. In this difficult situation, I can provide my sincere sympathy to my fellow citizens but can do nothing for the sake of them and myself. My fate has been written by these dirty and nonsense politicians. Everything bad to worse can be done by them but it is not expected that they could do something good for me and nepalese people.
I donot know what will happen one hour later ! Anything extremely unexpected could be the result here. Anyway let's hope something good will come out from the table talk between agitating parties and government. If something right occur, then it is possible for me to return back to my duty if not there is no option rather than cancelling.
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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Glimpses of "Farewell cum Welcome" party

Dr. Ajaya wearing the present from Goettingeli Nepalese Society !
We welcome Professor Dr. Tom Hammett in Goettingen. Professor Hammett has long experiences working in forestry sector in Nepal. He first visited Nepal in 1974. Since then he frequented his visits more than 30 times úpto now. He is fluent in Nepalese language too. He is one of the renowned person in pioneering modern forestry education in Institute of Forestry, Nepal. He is in Goettingen as the Visiting Scholar. We Welcome him in Goettingen and our Goettingeli Nepalese Society (GöNeS).
Further we were making farewell party for Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar who is going to USA for his post doctoral study. We wish all the best for him. We have posted the nice pictures of the farewell cum welcome party for the distinguished personalities.
Photo courtesy: Dev Raj Gautam.