Saturday, 3 December 2011

GöNeS joins hand to support for the treatment of poor girl

A girl from Bardia Nepal, 11 years old is severely ill with ITP blood disease. The family is very poor and her father is working in the Saudi Arab to solve mere hand to mouth problem. The 11 year old daughter is sick and needs to get the A+ blood every fortnightly. Though the blood is free in Nepal but she has to pay around 5€ per packet of the blood for the logistics.

Patient Sarita D.C. (photo courtesy: GöNeS alumnii- Prem Neupane)
Patient Sarita D.C. serving cups of tea to visitors (photo courtesy: GöNeS alumnii- Prem Neupane)
Needy family, mother and daughter 

The family is very poor and does not hold the capacity to treat her. The daughter cries, mother cries and everybody starts to cry when they watch the video taken. Mother with heavy heart and tears rolling on her cheek, says whether her daughter would have been crushed by motor would be better. As she is seeing her daughter everyday dieing, it would be better to she her dead once. What a painful word coming from the mother because of poverty. 

After watching this video appeal, GöNeS (Goettingen Nepalese Society) attempted to help her by collecting some funds. Till now, 245€  is confirmed. One of our member Dr. Ajaya Jung Kunwar is looking for some possibility to get the blood totally free of cost. Another member Prem Neupane visited the family this morning and provided some support to the family. Let's join our hand to support her and save her life.

The name and amount of donor collected by GöNeS

1. Rajendra K.C.and family (25€)
2. Bishal Ghimire and family (50€)
3. Surya Prakash Rai (Finland)-30€
4. Sambhu Charmakar and family (15€)
5. Binita Shahi (20€)
6. Dr. Roshan Devkota and family (60€)
7. Sarita Shrestha/Jeevan Shrestha (20€)
8. Sanziv Maharjan (15€)
9. Dr. Hari Datta Bhattarai (Korea)-20€
10. Sunita Ranabhat / Rajesh Malla (25€)
11. Sangharsha Saksham Mishra (Hetauda, presently at Goettingen)-10€
Total: 290€

Other friends have also assured their support. We will collect the amount and hand over to the family in first week of January at Kathmandu, Nepal.

Your each and every support will be great help towards saving her life. Wish to see you one step head of us.


Sunday, 13 November 2011

INVITATION to Ph. D. disputation

All dear friends, living in and around Goettingen, Germany are cordially invited in  my Ph.D. disputation programme at the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Georg August University Goettingen, Germany. As the disputation is scheduled for tomorrow, 14th November, 2011, Monday from early morning 8:00 to 10:00.

You all are invited for the public defense and the parties thereafter. We will proceed to Ganzeliesel, the most kissed lady statue in the world around 12:15. And, the important party event will start after 6:00 pm at the department of forest genetics and forest tree breeding.

So all of you are invited on given time and venue:

Place: Dean's Office, Büsgenweg 5
Time: 8:00 to 10:00
Date: 14 November 2011

12:15 pm
Date: 14 November 2011

Place: Busgenweg 2, room number 275
Date: 14 November 2011
Time: 18:00 onward

Party II
Place: ATW 24D/11
Date: 18 November 2011 (Friday)
Time: 17:00 onward

Thank you all,


Sunday, 23 October 2011

Teachers are the incarnation of the Gods

Prime minister Babu Ram Bhattarai and his school teacher meet in the USA. A heart touching event....

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

PM Baburam Bhattarai adresses UN general assembly

How do you grade his speech? I found it as the general statement and many places, while trying to be more democratic, freedom fighter, loses the benefit of the country. Specially I have very strong disagreement in the final sentence of his speech. And, also not happy to support Palestine to be rather new country. In the interest of Nepalese people, it used to be the nicest decision if we remain "NEUTRAL" in this issue. We expect your thoughtful comments and feed back.....

Friday, 23 September 2011

Scientists: Particles appear to travel faster than light

  • NEW: Physics professor: "It's very, very remarkable if it's true"
  • The scientists' results indicate tiny particles traveled faster than the speed of light
  • They want other researchers to examine their findings
  • Neutrinos are subatomic particles, part of the elemental building blocks of the universe
(CNN) -- Scientists in Switzerland say an experiment appears to show that tiny particles traveled faster than the speed of light -- a result that would seem to defy the laws of nature.
The physicists say that neutrinos sent 730 kilometers (453.6 miles) underground between laboratories in Switzerland and Italy arrived a fraction of a second sooner than they should have, according to the speed of light.
The report was published Friday by a group of researchers working on the so-called Opera experiment, based at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland.
"This result comes as a complete surprise," report author Antonio Ereditato at the University of Bern, in Switzerland, said in a statement.
"After many months of studies and cross checks, we have not found any instrumental effect that could explain the result of the measurement."
The scientists on the Opera project would continue their research, he said, but "are also looking forward to independent measurements to fully assess the nature of this observation."
The finding would seem to challenge Albert Einstein's special theory of relativity, and the long-established law of physics that nothing can exceed the speed of light.
"It is very, very remarkable if it's true," said Professor Neville Harnew, head of particle physics at Oxford University.
"If this proves to be correct, then it will revolutionize physics as we know it."
He will be among scientists from around the world tuning into a webcast seminar held by CERN Friday afternoon, to discuss what Harnew describes as an "ultra-exciting" development that has come "totally out of the blue."
The Opera team's result is based on the observation of more than 15,000 bunches of neutrinos sent between CERN and the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy. A neutrino is an electrically neutral subatomic particle, an elemental building block of the universe.
The physicists say the measurements of the distance and the time involved were performed with great precision, to nanosecond accuracy.
And the results seemed to show the neutrinos travel "at a velocity 20 parts per million above the speed of light, nature's cosmic speed limit."
Sergio Bertolucci, research director at CERN, said the Opera team followed good scientific practice by throwing open their findings to other scientists.
"When an experiment finds an apparently unbelievable result and can find no artifact of the measurement to account for it, it's normal procedure to invite broader scrutiny," he said.
"If this measurement is confirmed, it might change our view of physics, but we need to be sure that there are no other, more mundane, explanations. That will require independent measurements."
Ereditato said more research is needed.
"The potential impact on science is too large to draw immediate conclusions or attempt physics interpretations," he said. "My first reaction is that the neutrino is still surprising us with its mysteries."
Harnew said the new finding "cannot currently fit in the standard theories at all" and would have to be confirmed by another experiment -- to ensure there is no subtle systemic error at play -- before a discovery can be claimed.
And he cautions that "neutrino measurements are extremely difficult experiments," making it hard to verify results independently.
Neutrinos, which are emitted during the process of radioactive decay, have only a tiny mass and usually pass through matter without interacting with anything else, making them very hard to detect.
CERN is one of only a handful of laboratories capable of running an experiment like the Opera project, Harnew said. Other possible sites could be J-Parc in Japan, home of the multinational T2K project, and Fermilab in Illinois.
It was only recently discovered that neutrinos, which come in three types, can switch from one type to another. If they can indeed travel faster than mass-less particles, like light, then these mysterious particles will have done even more to turn the world of physics on its head.

Monday, 15 August 2011

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Water on Mars: Nepalese scientist behind

Nepalese 21 years old, Lujendra Ojha, bachelor student at University of Arizona, USA were behind the epoch making discovery about the presence and measurement of water on Mars. The title of his publication is "Seasonal Flows on Warm Martian Slopes"
He has published his article on highest impact journal of science "SCIENCE", as a second author. At just the age of 21, he achieved a lot and made all of us proud. If opportunity is provided, Nepalese can prove their excellency in any field. Congrats to Lujendra Ojha and his parents.

Their article can be viewed at:

Abstract of his article:
Water probably flowed across ancient Mars, but whether it ever exists as a liquid on the surface today remains debatable. Recurring slope lineae (RSL) are narrow (0.5 to 5 meters), relatively dark markings on steep (25° to 40°) slopes; repeat images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment show them to appear and incrementally grow during warm seasons and fade in cold seasons. They extend downslope from bedrock outcrops, often associated with small channels, and hundreds of them form in some rare locations. RSL appear and lengthen in the late southern spring and summer from 48°S to 32°S latitudes favoring equator-facing slopes, which are times and places with peak surface temperatures from ~250 to 300 kelvin. Liquid brines near the surface might explain this activity, but the exact mechanism and source of water are not understood.

To watch the movie of their findings:

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Nepal's stolen children: a CNN documentary by Demi Moore

You can not sleep without doing anything after watching these videos. The poor conditions of the country compel many nepalese women to be sold in to brothel in India. Maiti Nepal (Mother's home) is working selflessly to stop these social evils. And, Demi Moore, a very famous hollywood actress is supporthing her mission by establishing DNA foundation. WATCH OUT all four parts of the documentary, and you will be certainly find yourself to take immediate actions towards...

For part 1

For part 3

Friday, 22 July 2011

Two renowned Nepalese professors arrived in Goettingen, Germany

Two senior professors from Rampur Agriculture Campus, Chitwan, Nepal has arrived Goettingen on Monday, 18 July 2011. The dean of the institute of agriculture, Prof. Dr. Sundar Man Shrestha and Associate professor Dr. C. N. R. Yadav will be here (until 22 July, 2011) in world renowned Goettingen University on official visits. 

Through their visits the collaboration between Georg August University Goettingen and Institute of  Agriculture, Nepal will be strengthened. More collaborations and exchange of students and faculty members are expected in days to come. Goettingen Nepalese Society (GöNeS) welcome both professors and wish their successful stay here in Goettingen.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Farewell to Devkota family

Today, 24 June, 2011

GöNeS (Goettingeli Nepalese Society) is going to organise a farewell party to Devkota family. Dr. Roshan Devkota, Sabita Khatiwada (Devkota) and children are leaving Goettingen very soon, after successful completion of their studies. We would like to extend our best wishes to them at this time of farewell. All of the GöNeS members and other interested friends are invited to join the programme. The venue and schedule of the farewell party is as follows:

Venue: Albrech Thaer Weg 24D/11
Time: 16:00 onwards, Date: 24/06/2011
37075 Goettingen, Germany

Saturday, 18 June 2011

'Nepal's Stolen Children'

NEPAL’S STOLEN CHILDREN: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary

 Actress Demi Moore partners with CNN Freedom Project for a compelling documentary. A passionate advocate for victims of human trafficking herself, Moore travels to Nepal to meet 2010 CNN Hero of the Year Anuradha Koirala and some of the thousands of women and girls Koirala’s organization has rescued from forced prostitution. How were they taken and where were they sent? Hear the emotional, first-hand experiences of these young survivors. And follow along with Moore as she searches for answers in the fight to end this form of modern-day slavery.
Sunday, June 26
 Hong Kong 20:00
London 20:00
Berlin/Johannesburg 20:00
Abu Dhabi 22:00
New York/Miami 8 PM
Mexico City 7 PM
Los Angeles 8 PM

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Nepal a brief introduction

Nepal (नेपाल) (Nepali: नेपाल [neˈpal]( listen)), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 30 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass[6] and the 41st most populous country. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolis.
Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali. It contains more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level.[7] The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized.
By some measures, Hinduism is practised by a larger majority of people in Nepal than in any other nation.[8] Buddhism, though a minority faith in the country, is linked historically with Nepal. Many Nepali do not distinguish between Hinduism and Buddhism and follow both religious traditions. There are 3 different buddhist traditions: Himalayan Buddhism, Buddhism of Kathmandu Valley (mostly Mahayana and Vajrayana), and also the Theravada Buddhism.
A monarchy throughout most of its history, Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty of kings from 1768, when Prithvi Narayan Shah unified its many small kingdoms. However, a decade-long Civil War by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and several weeks of mass protests by all major political parties led to the 12 point agreement of November 22, 2005. The ensuing elections for the constituent assembly on May 28, 2008 overwhelmingly favored the abdication of the Nepali monarch Gyanendra Shah and the establishment of a federal multiparty representative democratic republic.[9] The first President of Nepal, Ram Baran Yadav, was sworn in on July 23, 2008.


Nepal's diverse linguistic heritage evolved from four major language groups: Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, Mongolian and various indigenous language isolates. The major languages of Nepal (percent spoken as mother tongue) are Nepali (49%), Maithili (12%), Bhojpuri (8%), Tharu (6%), Tamang (5%), Newari/Nepal Bhasa (3.6%), Magar (3.4%), Rai (2.8%), Awadhi (2.5%), Limbu (1.5%), and Bajjika (1%).
Derived from Sanskrit, Nepali has roots in Sanskrit and is written in Devanagari script. Nepali is the official national language and serves as lingua franca among Nepalis of different ethnolinguistic groups. Regional dialects Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Maithili and rarely Hindi are spoken in the southern Terai Region. Many Nepalis in government and business speak English as well. Dialects of Tibetan are spoken in and north of the higher Himalaya where standard literary Tibetan is widely understood by those with religious education. Local dialects in the Terai and hills are mostly unwritten with efforts underway to develop systems for writing many in Devanagari or the Roman alphabet.


A typical Nepalese meal is dal-bhat-tarkari. Dal is a spicy lentil soup, served over bhat (boiled rice), served with tarkari (curried vegetables) together with achar (pickles) or chutni (spicy condiment made from fresh ingredients). The Newar community, however, has its own unique cuisine. It consists of non-vegetarian as well as vegetarian items served with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Mustard oil is the cooking medium and a host of spices, such as cumin, coriander, black peppers, sesame seeds, turmeric, garlic, ginger, methi (fenugreek), bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, pepper, chillies, mustard seeds, etc., are used in the cooking. The cuisine served on festivals is generally the best.

The Newari Music orchestra consists mainly of percussion instruments, though wind instruments, such as flutes and other similar instruments, are also used. String instruments are very rare. There are songs pertaining to particular seasons and festivals. Paahan chare music is probably the fastest played music whereas the Dapa the slowest. There are certain musical instruments such as Dhimay and Bhusya which are played as instrumental only and are not accompanied with songs. The dhimay music is the loudest one. In the hills, people enjoy their own kind of music, playing saarangi (a string instrument), madal and flute. They also have many popular folk songs known as lok geet and lok dohari.
The Newar dances can be broadly classified into masked dances and non-masked dances. The most representative of Newari dances is Lakhey dance. Almost all the settlements of Newaris organise Lakhey dance at least once a year, mostly in the Goonlaa month. So, they are called Goonlaa Lakhey. However, the most famous Lakhey dance is the Majipa Lakhey dance; it is performed by the Ranjitkars of Kathmandu and the celebration continues for the entire week that contains the full moon of Yenlaa month. The Lakhey are considered to be the saviors of children.
Folklore is an integral part of Nepalese society. Traditional stories are rooted in the reality of day-to-day life, tales of love, affection and battles as well as demons and ghosts and thus reflect local lifestyles, cultures and beliefs. Many Nepalese folktales are enacted through the medium of dance and music.
The Nepali year begins in mid-April and is divided into 12 months. Saturday is the official weekly holiday. Main annual holidays include the National Day, celebrated on the birthday of the king (28 December), Prithvi Jayanti (11 January), Martyr's Day (18 February), and a mix of Hindu and Buddhist festivals such as dashain in autumn, and tihar in late autumn. During tihar, the Newar community also celebrates its New Year as per their local calendar Nepal Sambat.
Most houses in rural lowland of Nepal are made up of a tight bamboo framework and walls of a mud and cow-dung mix. These dwellings remain cool in summer and retain warmth in winter. Houses in the hills are usually made of unbaked bricks with thatch or tile roofing. At high elevations construction changes to stone masonry and slate may be used on roofs.
Nepal's flag is the only national flag in the world that is not rectangular in shape.[71] According to its official description, the red in the flag stands for victory in war or courage, and is also color of the rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Red also stands for aggression. The flag's blue border signifies peace. The curved moon on the flag is a symbol of the peaceful and calm nature of Nepalese, while the sun represents the aggressiveness of Nepalese warriors.

 Source: Wikipedia

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Nepal (NEWAR culture): photo exhibition in Goettingen, Germany

If you see your culture, your people and your kind of environment in thousandsof kilometers away from your homeland, how will you feel? There is no doubt that it provides you plenty of reasons to be happy and proud of. That provides you plenty of joys and feelings of being touched with your home, your family and with your country whom you loved a lot. Similar experience we got when we visited a photo exhibition about Nepal, more focussed on rich NEWARI culture, here in Goettingen, a small university town of Germany. This photo  exhibition has started since 8 May, and will last until 10 July, 2010. Yes, we know (8 May) is the very special day in human mankind, because on this day, the founder of International RED CROSS, Henry Dunant was born in (1910 AD)! and, a more reason to be happy on this day (8 May, 2011) for us here in Goettingen, Germany is the organisation of photo exhibition about Nepal, a land of beauty and rich cultures. More focussing on Newar culture and the tradition to become "monk" a true practitioner of peace and Buddhism.We are very thankful to the organiser, and Dr. Michael  for providing an opportunity to remind our own culture to us, and familiarising this rich culture to kind of people of Germany. We found that many people love Nepal and nepalese culture here. As we are celebrating VISIT NEPAL  YEAR 2011, it would be great help to all of us to make it successful event too. Many many thanks to all the organisers and specially to Dr. Michael Mühlich...

In front of the installation of the movie on a similar initation ceremony in Bhaktpur, filmed by Christian Bau. Present is also Dr. Michael Mühlich, who studied Newar culture and loved Nepali people. He stayed there more than four years, studied the culture and organised this exhibition in Goettingen, Germany. Danke!!
Grouped around the "Seven steps": This scene of the initiation ceremony called bare chuyegu by Newars reminds of the "seven steps" that, according to mythology, prince Siddartha made immediately after his birth. It also reminds Newars of leaving the worldly sphere for the time of the ceremony, since the betel leaves contain betel nuts and coins, signs of reverence and wealth that the initiates have to step over in order to separate them from this-worldly affairs

Newar children posing in their clothes as young monks (bare or bhiksu), in the courtyard of the old king's palace in Durbar Square, Kathmandu. This highlights their procession after showing reverence to the king's seat near the entrance of the palace

Model of a young monk, with ornaments, scepter and begging bowl. The traditional robe of Varjacarya monks in Kathmandu is in red, while in Patan the Sakya monks wear a white robe for initiation. In Bhaktpur even yellow robes among the Sakya and painter castes have been observed

Positioned on the upper right of the show case, is an original ceremonial crown of the Newar Varjracarya priest. For leading the ceremony he also needs a Vajra (scepter) and a Ghanti (bell), insignia of the deity Vajrasattva. Positioned to the left: Pala for ceremonial lightning of oil or butter lamps. Below, instruments of traditional Nepali music

The ritual step of the cutting of the tupi, the tuft of hair at the fontanel, in memory of Buddha who left "caste" by this act. After this act the "wound" is covered with an amba fruit (lat. Myrobolan), and sprinkled with holy water from the "four oceans"

The  pit for the fire sacrifice, with ideally 32 offerings to be offered in the name of each of the initiates
Model of young monk (bare or bhiksu). The robe is nowadays used only for the 3- 5 days period of the ceremony. The documented ceremony makes him a full member of the religious community (sangha) of a given monastery (bahal). A boy may decide later in life to learn to be a priest from his father
Some of GöNeS (Goettingeli Nepalise Society members got chance to visit the exhibition

PLEASE Donot forget to visit the photo exhibition at Theaterplatz 15, Goettingen, Germany
For more information please visit:

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Re-visiting 'Hami' by Bhupi Sherchan

'Hami' by Bhupi Sherchan was the Poem that our Nepalese teacher loved to recite again and again is still relevant today or even better fits these days into Nepalese society and politics. I stumbled this morning into it with a colleague of mine posting on FB. Well, I acknowledge the uses of FacebBook to some extend- while being appreciate. Hope you enjoy re-visiting 'Hami' by Bhupi Sherchan.....

हामी- by Bhupi Sherchan

हामी जतिसुकै माथि उठौं,
जतिसुकै यताउति दगुरौं,
जतिसुकै ठुलो स्वरमा गर्जौं
तर, हामी फगत् पानीको थोपा हौं
पानीका निर्वलिया थोपा
जो सूर्यद्वारा माथि उचालिन्छौं
र बादल बन्छौं,
हावाको इशारामा यताउति दगुर्छौं
र आफूलाई गतिशील भन्ठान्छौं,
अनि एक चोटि माथि पुगेपछि
हामी आफ्नो धरतीलाई बिर्सन्छौ
र आफ्नो धरतीलाई
बगरलाई उपेक्षापूर्वक
पालिएका कुकुर
झ्यालबाट गल्लीका कुकुरहरुलाई हेरेर भुलेझैँ
हामी भूक्तछौं
र आफ्नो कुकुर भुकाइलाई गर्जन भन्ठान्छौं
अनि अन्त्यमा एक दिन बर्सेर चकनाचुर हुन्छौं
र फेरि परिणत हुन्छौं पानीका थोपाहरुमा
निर्बलिया थोपाहरुमा
र कुनै इनार, खाडल वा पोखरीमा
कुहेर बिताउछौं बाँकी जीवन
टरे टरे टर्टराउने घिनलाग्दा भ्यागुताहरु पालेर,
बिष नभएका साँपहरु अँगालेर
हामी जतिसुकै माथि उठौ
जतिसुकैं यताउति दगुरौं
जतिसुकै ठुलो स्वरमा गर्जौ
तर, हामी भित्र-भित्रै खोक्रा छौं
हाम्रो उठाइको कुनै महत्व छैन,
हाम्रो दगुराइको कुनै लक्ष्य छैन,
हाम्रो गर्जनको
पानीमा फालिएको अगुल्टाको ‘छवाइयँ’ भन्दा बढी वजन छैन।
हामी बाहिरबाट जतिसुकै उच्च देखिए तापनि
भित्र-भित्र निरन्तर खिइँदै र घिस्सिँदै गइरहेका छौं
हाम्रो बाहिरको उचाइ झूटा हो,
भ्रम हो
अग्लो टाकुरामा उम्रिएका च्याउको उचाइभन्दा
यसको बढ्ता महत्व छैन
वा दुइटा अग्ला बाँस खुट्टामा बाँधेर हिँड्ने
भारतीय चटकेको उचाइभन्दा यसको बढी विशेषता छैन
अग्लो चुच्चे टोपी लगाई नाच्ने
सर्कसको जोकरको उचाइभन्दा यसको बढी विशेषता छैन
हामी बाहिरको उचाइमा रमेका छौ, लट्ठिएका छौं, फूलेका छौं
तर, हामीले आफ्नो आस्थाको द्वीपमा
निरन्तर खिइँदै र घिस्सिँदै गइरहेको कुरालाई भुलेका छौं
हीनतको सानो द्वीपमा पछारिएर
हामीले आफ्नो पूर्वस्मृति गुमाइसक्यौं
हामीले आफ्नो विगत उचाइलाई बिर्सिसक्यौं
हामीले मानिसको सामान्य उचाइलाई बिर्सिसक्यौं
हामीले मानिसको सामान्य उचाइलाई बिर्सिसक्यौं
त्यसैले जब कुनै सामान्य मानिस
कथामा वणिर्त ‘गुलिभर’ झै
आई पल्टन्छ हाम्रो आस्थाको द्वीपमा
हामी छक्क परेर उसलाई हेर्छौं
हामी उसलाई हेरेर छक्क पर्छौं
हामीलाई उसको उचाई देखेर आश्चर्य लाग्छ
हामीलाई आफ्नो पुड्काइ देखेर डर लाग्छ
र त हामी आफ्नो हीन चावनाका
सियो जत्रा स-साना हतियारहरुको उसमाथि
प्रहार गर्छौं
उसको अङ्ग-प्रत्यङ्गमा चढछौं
र अन्त्यमा थकित भएर तल ओर्लन्छौं
शान्त हुन्छौं
समर्पित हुन्छौं
र कुनै ठूलो चट्टानमाथि उर्लेर समुद्रको छालले
तर ओर्लेर त्यसको पाउ पखाले झैँ
हामी पुज्न थाल्दछौं त्यो साधरण मानवलाई
महान् भनेर
हामी बाहिरबाट जतिसुकै उच्च देखिए तापनि
भित्र-भित्रै निरन्तर खिइँदै गइरहेका छौं
हामी ‘लिलिपुट’ का मानव हौं।
हामी लघूमानव हौं।
हामी आफूखुशी कहिल्यै मिल्न नसक्ने
कसैले मिलाइदिनुपर्ने,
हामी आफुखुशी कहिल्यै छुट्टिन नसक्ने
कसैले छुट्टायाई दिनुपर्ने,
हामी आफू खुसी कहिल्यै अगाडि बढ्न नसक्ने
कसैले पछाडिबाट हिर्काउनुपर्ने, हिँडाउनुपर्ने
हामी रङ्ग-रोगन छुटेका,
टुटेका, फुटेका
पुरानो क्यारमबोर्डका गोटि हौं
एउटा मानोरञ्जक खेलका सामाग्री,
एउटा खेलाडीमाथि आश्रित,
आफ्नो गति हराएका
एउटा ‘स्ट्राइकर’ द्वारा सञ्चालित
हो, हामी मानिस कम र बढ्ता गोटी हौं।
हामी वीर छौं
तर बुद्धू छौं
हामी बुद्धू छौं
र त हामी वीर छौं
हामी बुद्धू नभइकन वीर कहिल्यै हुन सकेनौं
हामी महाभारतको कथामा वर्णित एकलव्य हौं
प्रत्येक पिँढीको द्रोणाचार्यले हामीलाई उपेक्षा गर्छ
इन्कार गर्छ मान्न हाम्रो योग्यतालाई,
र अस्तित्वलाई
तर, हामी तिनै द्रोणाचायैको मूर्ति बनाउँछौं
आफ्नो झुप्रो अगाडि,
त्यसलाई पुज्छौ
निरन्तर धनुर्विद्याको अभ्यास गर्छौं
र द्रोणचार्यका अन्य कुलीन
चेलाहरुभन्दा बढी कुशलता प्राप्त गर्छौं
तर, हाम्रो कुशलतादेखि आर्श्चर्यचकित
र भयभीत भई
प्रत्येक पिंढीमा द्रोणाचार्य हामीकहाँ आउँछ
र गुरु-दक्षिणा माग्छ
र हामी सहर्ष उसको इशारामा
आफ्नो बुढी औंला काटेर उसलाई भेटी दिन्छौं,
आफ्नो अस्तित्व मेटेर उसलाई समर्पित गछौं
र मक्ख पछौं आफ्नो गुरुभक्तिमाथि
आफ्नो आत्मशक्तिमाथि
त्यसैले हामी वीर त छौं
तर, बुद्वू छौं
हामी बुद्वू छौ
र त हामी वीर छौं
हामी बुद्वू नभइकन वीर कहिल्यै हुन सकेनौं
हामी कसैको मूर्ति स्थापना नगरीकन
वीर कहिल्यै हुन सकेनौं
हामी पाइतला हौं
केवल पाइतला
र फगत पाइतला
पाइतलाः जसको भरमा शरीर उभिन्छ
पाइतलाः जसको आधारमा शरीर हिँडछ
पाइतलाः तर जो भन्ठान्छ कि
शरीरले कृपा गरेर उसलाई पालिरहेछ
दया गरेर उसलाई सँग-सँगै हिँडाइरहेछ
मक्ख पर्छ शरीरको महान्तामाथि
र सधैँ सम्पूर्ण शरीरको भार सहन्छ
सधै शरीरको सबभन्दा तल रहन्छ
कहिल्यै शिर उचालेर माथि हेर्दैन
सधैँ-सधैँ नतमस्तक रहन्छ
हामी पाइतला हौ
हामी दौडमा प्रथम हुन्छौं
र हाम्रो निधारले टीका थाप्छ,
हामी दौडमा प्रथम हुन्छौं
र हाम्रो घाँटीले माला लाउँछ
हामी दौडमा प्रथम हुन्छौं
हाम्रो छातिले तक्मा टाँस्छ
हाम्रो टिका थाप्ने निधार अर्कै छ
हाम्रो माला लगाउने निधार अर्कै छ।
हाम्रो ताक्मा टाँस्ने छाती अर्कै छ,
हामी त फगत कसैको इसारामा
टेक्ने, हिँडने र दगुर्ने पाइतला हौं
केवल पाइतला
र फगत पाइतला।
हामी केही पनि होइनौं
र शायद त्यसैले केही हौं कि!
हामी कतै पनि, केही पनि छैनौं
र शायद त्यसैले कतै, केही छौं कि!
हामी बाँचिरहेका छैनौं
तर शायद त्यसैले पो बाँचेका छौं कि!
त्यसैले आओ ए शून्य पूजकहरु!
हामी सब मिलेर ढोगौं यो रिक्ततालाई
हाम्रो सब मिलेर ढोगौं यो रिक्ततालाई
हाम्रो अस्तित्वको यो देवतालाई।

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Nepal's most expensive schools

Nepal's most expensive schools
PREM DHAKAL (source Republica Daily)
KATHMANDU, March 5: Choosing the right school for one´s children is an onerous task of trying to strike a delicate balance between family budgetary constraints and the perceived quality of the school.

Being able to do away with budgetary limits may seem an utopian dream for most parents, but a select few have that luxury even in Nepal where some posh schools cater to their urge to give their children world class schooling. scanned a few schools at the high-end for the convenience of the affluent and many others who may like to know the cost of these schools just for the heck of it.

Lincoln School situated at Rabi Bhawan is the most expensive school in the Valley and also in Nepal. It charges US $ 450 for admission and US $ 3,000 as registration fee. It has annual fees of US $ 11,860 for class 1-5, US $ 13,200 for class 6-8 and US $ 14,700 for 9-12.

The British School at Sanepa, Lalitpur has divided students into key stages (Ks) and charges fees accordingly. It charges 125 pounds sterling as registration fee for all the stages. It further charges 1,575 pounds as capital development fee, 1,035 pounds as deposit and an annual tuition fee of 4,140 pounds, to be paid equally in four terms for Ks 1/2 (class 1-6).

Similarly, it bills 2,100 pounds as a capital development fee, 1,305 in deposit and an annual tuition fee of 5,220 for Ks 3/4 (class 7-11).

Kathmandu International Study Center (KISC) located at Dhobhighat, Kathmandu classifies students as mission and non-mission. Mission students bring recommendation letters from a church. KISC charges a capital levy of US $ 750 and a deposit of Rs 20,000.

Its fee structure is US $ 3,280 and US $ 3,812 in annual tuition fees for mission and non-mission students respectively at the primary level. Likewise, it charges annual tuition fees of US $ 4,600 and US $ 5,980 for mission and non-mission students respectively at secondary level.

Ullens School located at Khumaltar, Lalitpur is perhaps the most expensive secondary school run by Nepalis in Nepal. It charges a monthly fee of Rs 13,000 for the primary level while the admission fee is Rs 20,000 and security deposit Rs 30,000, in addition to an annual fee of Rs 8,000.
Malpi International School of Panauti, an exclusively residential school, charges a total of Rs 11,880 in monthly fee and admission fee of Rs 15,000 for class six through 10.

Rato Bangala School situated at Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur charges Rs 50,000 as admission fee, including Rs 25,000 in deposit, for all students from class 1-10. The primary level students are charged a monthly tuition fee of Rs 6,800 that includes lunch while the monthly fee for class six is Rs 7,150. The monthly fee for class 10 stands at Rs 7,400. The fee structure is being slightly revised soon to adjust for the education tax.

Suvatara School at Sanepa charges a monthly fee of Rs 5,005 for class 1 while admission fee and security deposit are Rs 10,000 each for students from class 1-10. The monthly fees for class 6 and 10 are Rs 5,330 and Rs 5,555 respectively. 

My comments:
Annual income of the people is around 300 dollar, and fee of the few schools are so high. similarly, the health facilities and other necessary things are so expensive, then how can it be possible to send our children into those schools...........Finally, Govermental school are the destinations for our children though their qualities are in doubt!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sunday, 10 April 2011

(New) friends in Goettingen

Mr. Surya Prakash Rai, has arrived few weeks ago in Goettingen for the research project. He has come here from Finland. Presently he has been working at Max Planc Institute (MPI) Goettingen. He was born in Bhojpur, Nepal and completed his early studies from Sidhartha Banasthali (Nepal) in the beginning, and later from Pakistan. Then he arrived Finland to study M.Sc. in Neuroscience.

Similarly, Mr.Sanziv Maharjan had arrived here few months ago to study Agri business. Presently doing M.Sc. in Agribusiness. He has comple
ted his B.Sc. in agriculture science from Institute of Agriculture, Bhedetar (Lamjung)  + Rampur (Chitwan), Nepal. He deserves quite a good knowledge on agriscience in Nepal.

Similarly, another member of GöNeS, Sunita Ranabhat (Malla) will be starting her study, M.Sc. in Tropical and International Forestry (TIF) from tomorrow. She completed B. Sc. forestry from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal. She has already published few articles in wellknown nepalese journals, such as BANKO JANAKARI.

We will like to extend our best wishes for all the success in their respective study and research. We are proud of their hard work, intelligence and sucess in their academic and professional career.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ph.D. in Soil Ecology

Collaborating research teams at University College Dublin (Ireland) and Wageningen University & Research Centre (the Netherlands) invite applications from outstanding graduates with a background in ecology, soil science, environmental science or a related discipline to undertake research towards a doctoral degree (PhD) in a project titled:

“Soil fauna functions in soil structure, water regulation and nutrient cycling”.

This project will focus on the biophysical and biochemical functions of earthworms in soil in different land use and tillage systems. Experimental work will involve a range of approaches, including mesocosms and stable isotope tracers to quantify the fate of nutrients; mini-lysimeters for hydrological measurements, and earthworm population and macropore assessments in tilled and non-tilled agroecosystems. Field work will entail research periods at a partner field site in France.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly-qualified candidate to study for a double-award PhD degree in an international setting. The student will be registered at University College Dublin for the first two years and at Wageningen University for the final two years of the project. The minimum qualification for applicants is a MSc degree (or equivalent 5-year degree) in a relevant discipline and certified English language competence (the project will be conducted through English).

The student will be supervised jointly by Prof. Tom Bolger and Dr. Olaf Schmidt (University College Dublin) and Prof. Lijbert Brussaard and Dr. Jack Faber (Wageningen UR). The gross value of this studentship is €24,000 per year for up to 4 years, commencing on 1st June 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Application Procedure

Candidates who wish to apply for this position are requested to download, complete and submit the dedicated application form for this project, available at:

Further details are contained in this form.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Monday, 18th April 2011.
Recruitment will continue after this date until the position is filled.

This studentship is part of the EcoFINDERS Project: “Ecological Function and Biodiversity Indicators in European Soils” funded under the EU’s 7th Framework Programme.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Donate your organs after your death

Miriam, D. and her mother in Uni Klinikum, Goettingen. We have a great respect for the child, her mother and father. They were so caring and selfless persons, they didnot want the lost of other happiness to gain smiles on their faces. Waited almost six months for the transplantation. (I am sorry, I didnot ask for their permission to put this photo here: source
Photo: people who were transplanted different organs in their lifetime. Baby Miriam is quite grown up now! We wish all the best in their life. (Persons with transplanted heart, lung, kidney, lever are living with very healthy and respectful life). Lots of thanks to University medical Hospital Goettingen, Germany.
करीब तीन बर्ष अगाडि जर्मनीको एउटा सानो शहर गोट्टिङेन को अस्पतालमा एक्जना आफ्नो मुटु हटाएर कृतिम मुटु ले बचिरहेकी सानी नानी भेट भयी । उस्का बुवा आमा सित पनि भेट भ्यो ! आपसी दु:ख र पीडा साटासाट गरियो । उनीहरु छोरीको जीवन को लागि मानव मुटु कुरी रहेको तर तेस्को लागि अर्को तेही उमेर को दानी बच्चाको मृत्‍यु भएको हुने पर्ने हुन्थ्यो जुन हामी चाहदनौ भन्थे ! आफ्नो ह्रिद्य को टुक्डा जोगाउन अर्काको ह्रिद्यको टुक्डा टुटेको हेर्न सक्दिन भन्थे । कारीब दुई महिना जती को अस्प्ताल बसाइमा एक् दिन उनिहरु निकै खुशी ले उफ्री रहेक थिए, के भयोर भनी सोधेको बेलायतमा एक्जना बच्चाको मुटु पाइयो। २-३ दिनमा छोरी को शरीरमा यस्को प्र्त्यारोपण हुन्छ भन्थे । हामी पनि उन्को खुशीमा खुसी मनायौ ! २-३ दिन पछी दिन भरिको अपरेसन पछी उन्को छोरीको शरीरमा नयाँ मुटु रखियो । केहीदिन पछी उनीहरु तन्दरुस्त भएर घर फर्के । हामी पनि केही दिन पछी आफ्नो समस्या समाधान गरेर घर फर्कियौ ! हाम्रो कारीब २ महिन को उपचार र उनिको छ महिना को उपचार विश्वप्रसिध यस् अस्प्तालमा करीब करीब निसुल्क जस्ताइ गरी सम्पन्न भयो ! आज उनी ५-६ बर्ष को तन्दरूस्त भएकी छन ! अरु बच्चा जस्ताइ सामान्य देखिन्छिन !

मनिस प्रया सबै अङ हरु आफ्नो मृत्‍यु पछी अरुको लागि काम लाग्न सक्छ ! तेसैले आफ्नो मृत्‍यु पछी आफ्ना काम लाग्ने अङहरु जस्ताइ आँखा, मुटु, कलेजो, फोक्सो, म्रिगौला आदी आदी दान गरौ ! मेरो आज जन्मा दिनको उपलक्ष्य मा मेरो मृत्‍यु पछाडि मेरा काम लाग्ने कुनै पनि अङ स्वास्थ्य सस्था लाई दान दिने घोषणा गर्दछु ! शायद यो उधारो दान वास्तवीक्तामा परणीत भएको मैले देख्न पौने छैन तर पनि मेर आफन्तजनहरु लाई यस्को जानकारी गरयी सकेको छु ! र तपाईं हरु जस्ता शाहीर्द्य मीत्र हरुलाई पनि यस्को लागि अनुरोध गर्दछु ! On this 39th birthday of my life, today I declare about the donation of my internal organs to the needy people after my death, timely or untimely, with natural cause or with any accident! Let's join our hands to make this a very successful camapaign. Read more...

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

12 PhD graduate research assistantships and post-doctoral research associate (Bonn, Germany)

Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere System monitoring, modelling
and data assimilation

The TR32 is an interdisciplinary collaborative research center including the universities of Aachen, Bonn, Cologne and the Research Centre Jülich(Germany). The TR32 comprises a broad range of natural scientific disciplines and deals with patterns in state variables, and mass and energy fluxes in the coupled soil-vegetation-atmosphere systems due to complex exchange processes and interactions. We are currently announcing a number of PhD graduate research assistantships and post-doctoral research associate.

PhD students will be part of the newly established TR32 Graduate School.

-Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Soil Water Processes
1 PhD's position

-Characterizing spatio-temporal patterns of water and C-fluxes at field-scale
1 PhD's position

-The role of soil heterogeneity on field scale evapotranspiration:
3D integrative modelling and upscaling of root water uptake.
2 PhD's positions

-Soil moisture content estimation by inverting surface and borehole ground penetrating radar data
1 PhD's position

-Spatio-temporal variability of catchment properties and their effect on water, solute, and CO2 fluxes from the micro- to the mesoscale
2 PhD's positions

-Scale consistent two-way coupling of land-surface and atmospheric models
1 PhD's position

-CO2 and water flux estimation by four-dimensional variational assimilation of in situ and remote sensing data
2 PhD's positions

-Development and maintenance of two-way coupled Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere System
2 Postdoctoral research positions

Every PhD's graduate research assistantship is for a 3,5 years period and is remunerated with a 75%-TV-L E13 Position.

The postdoctoral positions are also for a duration of 3,5 years and we offer an experience commensurate salary.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions have been filled.

For more information, you are kindly invited to visit this website