Saturday, April 19, 2008

ShantiBan & Godavari


Budhha statue at ShantiBan
Shantiban was established in 2059B.S as a guest house. Later the idea was dropped and a Buddha shrine was established. Since then, several events have been organized including a Shantiban-Lumbini movement. Adding up to that, since last two years a vocational education on Buddha have been given to the local kids every Saturday.


The GuruMa, I forgot to ask her name, comes every Saturday to teach the kids about Buddha and his teachings.


She was happy to get the trophy - a biscuit at the end of the class. We even got one. :)

Later ... @ Godavari botanical garden,

The main water pipe got pricked & its leaking - i guess!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

ऐतिहासिक संविधानसभा चुनाव

खै के हुने हो?


भोट हाल्ने तरिका हेर्न यहाँ जानुहोस।
http://www.election.gov.np/EN/voterinfo/how.php

Proportional Representation Calculations
http://www.election.gov.np/EN/legal/PRcalculationEN.pps

Update 12th April.
माओवादीले यसरी जितको संकेत देखाउनुको पछाडी के रहस्य होला?

Update 14th April.
CPN (Maoists)
93
Nepali Congress
29
CPN (UML)
24
MJF
14
TMDP
4
NWPP
2
- NepalNews.com [10:30am]

"This is a unique democratic accomplishment, a Maoist revolution through the ballot box, accomplished in a remarkably short time, with a rebel organisation reinventing itself to emerge at the helm of parliamentary politics. It is a first in South Asia and, perhaps, a global landmark."
- TheTribuneIndia.com


Update 18th April.
CPN (Maoists)
119
Nepali Congress
35
CPN (UML)
31
MJF
24
TMDP
7
Sadhbhawana (Mahato)
3
NWPP
2
Janamorcha
2
Independent
2
- NepalNews.com [10:59am]

Saturday, April 05, 2008

cold friday night

i'd love to write, but i didn't want to write,
and this cold friday,
[oh now its already Saturday]
wasted *almost,
no sleep,
no zeal to anything.
and u search for meaning of life,
and u explain the meanig of love,
here,
i lay cold,
the rain : doesnt entertain me.
it did some day,
it would some day.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Lumbini Trip 21-23 March

Day 1

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Holi in Daaunne

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A maata ji collecting fund to build Shiva Temple.

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A (un)holy holi mark

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Nice to see the infinity (almost)

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Newly built artificial pond surrounding Mayadevi Temple

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Mayadevi temple at night.


Day 2

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The eternal flame

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The Sun, the flayers, the color & the garden

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A young monk - Mitteya (a friend)

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Sunset

Day 3

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The next day

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while we returned

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a place in the middle 512km to the east and 512kms to the west.

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Narayani calling

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We swam : marvelous

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Forest fire across the Narayani

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Now this is beautiful : hide & seek