केन्द्रीय पुस्तकालय र नथामिएका आँशु

यसो हेरे, हतारको बेला आँगनमा थुपारेको धानजस्तो असरल्ल कितावहरु भुँईमा छरपष्ट लडिरहेका थिए र त्यो धुलोमा एक चाँग कितावमाथी अर्को चाँग कितावहरु घुघुती खेल्दै थिए । गाता र पाना च्यातिएका , दोब्रीएका, कहालिलाग्दो र्जर्जर अवस्था थियो ।

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The Night of Naked Holy Men! शिवरात्रिमा नागा बाबाहरुको चर्तिकला

” Maha Shivaratri is a Hindu festival celebrated annually in honor of Lord Shiva. There is a Shivaratri in every luni-solar month of the Hindu calendar, on the month’s 13th night/14th day, but once a year in late winter and before the arrival of Summer, marks Maha Shivaratri which means ‘the Great Night of Shiva.'”

सम्झी ल्याउदा डाको छोडि रुन मन लाग्छ । धन्य ओली तिमी छौ र हास्न मन लाग्छ ।।

हावा बाट बिजुली हररर
रेलमा कुद्ने भैयो सरररर
घर-घरमा ग्यास फररर
यति सुने पछि के चाहियो ?
खुसीले खुट्टा भुँई न भाँडामा
ओली माथि-माथि डांडामा
नेपालि जनता सधै खाल्डामा
रमाइरहने भए घिउ र डाल्डामा ।

Dogs, Dusts, and Denizens of Kathmandu

The dust remains the same. The proliferation of plastic bags choking gaps between houses and in gullies and roads has increased. Positive steps such as using cloth instead of plastic bags in stores is I am sure making a difference, but the beautiful landscape is marred and marked by this worldwide disease of disposable plastic which is anything but disposable. Why is there no organized government collection of refuse? This is a question that haunted me in 2010 and still troubles me.

Why he left Nepal?

Since then until now, he missed everything: his home, family, land, cattle, food, garden, flowers, neighbors, and siblings. He missed how tiny little things grow bigger without a notice. He missed local markets, local chickens, fresh meat, fresh vegetables, and the cornucopia of sounds. He missed the street vendors, people in the street walking, people in the farm sweating, chatting, laughing, and yawning. He missed the characters of the countryside where he grew up, their gestures, movement, language, tones, rhythm, metaphors, symbols, and interaction.