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Friday, January 27, 2012

Scratch me says the HEAD.............

Odd or wired or may even sound absurd but hey we all do it at times. Scratch me, says the HEAD and out of the blunder you just take your hands to do it, logically making sense giving the impression of oh ya, I’m just putting my hands on my head and it dam feels good.

To be more precise and specific, scratching head is renowned as the normal form of expression of “Not knowing a thing.” But to defy the fact that people do scratch their heads for showing different emotion and feeling is a different scenario. You feel lazy and you do it you feel excite and still you do it, so what is the metaphor behind it.

People just scratch their heads in different perceptions and times. It not only shows the lack of enthusiasm but a more provocative answer is they are not feeling good or are not worried or are feeling lazy.
Contemplating the situation never do it in front of a group of people as it is said as a sign of ignorance and idiocy but who cares when you want to do it you just do it and man it feels GOOD.

Think of the first thing that you do when you get up then, you scratch your head what a start with an expression that is unknown. You just feel comfortable to address yourself within its periphery that you do it every day and still you fail to notice it.

Generally most of the times people scratch their heads when they think, is it? I’m confused or May be it is this? Whatever the expression is you do it to be comfortable with the situation. I think it’s a way of the unconscious mind in making yourself accustom to the unknown situation to say hey I’m just trying!!!!!!!!!!

It has a wide variety of meanings and applications according to time and situation. Though it sounds nominal and eccentric but the truth lies hidden within us, as we all in some phase of our life we all have scratched our heads to know what is true . It can also amplify a simple notion which tells us that when a person is not comfortable.

If you are also not being irked then scratching head can be an effective tool to get attention as one will surely assist you to divert his or her attention. We just scratch our head to have fun to defy the fact that we are lonely and in case of embarrassment. It is just normal to scatch your head and in the race of today’s world of being someone other than you, you certainly need a dose to be normality, to balance it. So scratch your head to make yourself feel comfortable.

Be wise to say hey I do it coz I’m NORMAL….

Travellers Quest-A new travel website launched

Travelling has been a behavioral attribute of humans from prehistoric ages. Their existence and survival has been subjected to the availability and adaption. This trait has been transcended in the modern people in form of travelling and volunteering. People have been traveling to different countries especially to the third world to serve humanity and facilitate the idea of VOLUNTEERING. In their quest of knowing themselves they push their modern lifestyle aside and search the neediness of making their life meaningful by helping others. Learning ways of life and acting to face technical difficulties in the third world scenario they opt for various volunteering and travelling programs. Volunteer abroad and travelling has developed as one of the trendiest aspect of human psychology that exerts the modern lifestyle and perception. With the attention and prospect the field itself is growing with more or less threats. In today’s modern tech world, Google has made everything possible. The human understandability and research has been limited to just a button, that can be obtained in seconds. The world of search engine is very wide and vague. Once you press the button with the keywords you have loads and loads of eccentric answers with the option of what to believe and what not to believe. Like such today volunteering and travel abroad has grown to a wider prospects adapting the web. With loads and loads of options available all over the world there pros and cons are ruling in to create a definite image.

Travellers Quest a new travel directory has been launched with the concept of effective and precise travelling. The directory is focused to carter different groups of volunteers, students, travel and enthusiasts with its wide network and collection of travel programs all over the world. Currently the website has different segments like Volunteer Abroad, Study Abroad, Internship abroad, Language Abroad, TEFL Abroad, Gap year and Teach Abroad where interested candidates can get valid and prominent information regarding programs and travel destinations. With inbuilt features like personalized search and keyword search one can have effective travel schedule within seconds. Moreover, the user friendly interface and easy navigation makes it easier to operate.

Jems Mc Lane, a travel researcher said, “I use to search Google for volunteer programs and the result thrown back at me were number of pages with uncertain organizations, but Travellers Quest has certainly made it easy to search for specific and topic related programs within seconds. I feel excite as I can search my options to look for the best among what is available.”

According to the organization, “Travellers Quest is the world's largest travel directory. It’s a network of travelling opportunities where we create business among our own network. We are FREE of cost and our business works on recommendations and DEALS. We promote you and in return we create opportunities.”

The webs site has more than 30,000 travel program in more than 200 countries all over the world.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Who is right is the question and we Nepalese are bound to suffer the consequence

Kathmandu Jan 25: The city came to a dead stop with the students union “SHUT DOWN PROGRAM”. From early morning most of the shops and markets were closed and it was reported that the protestors had forced the shops and markets to close at different locations. The protestors were seen active in and around government colleges.

The security personals were seen high on alert where till date no casualty or confrontation has been reported. On Wednesday´s evening the agitator also conducted a bike rally just to spread the news. The protesters have made it clear that they would not sit for talks with the government unless the price hike decision is considered. They have also threatened to launch a nationwide program if their issues are not addressed.

“The students union of the 13 political parties had issued a 24-hour ultimatum starting 10 am Thursday to reconsider the current price hike in petroleum products and to facilitate the poor and needy with the necessary relief, but since the government didn’t addressed their issue, we are protesting,”said one of the protesters.

“we’ve been voicing for the uniform system to check and balance the prices of petroleum product. The recent price hike on petroleum products have certainly made it clear that the Government making a unanimous decision is not admissible,” added he

In a current state when the country is going through tough political crisis and political parties lacking understand, such acts has created a bad image of the political culture. The voices of the student union may or may not sound valid but it certainly question the weak political behavior and practice that we Nepalese are bound to suffer where the top political leaders and parties make the decision and on the same their youth organization do shutdown program against their own affiliation.

Who is right is the question and we Nepalese are bound to suffer the consequence ………….

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Are Men more superior than Women

SUPERIORITY, the word whenever is used gives a different sense of domination and rules with a force. The survival of human beings today highlights their SUPERIORITY over nature and time. Moreover their efforts and aspirations certainly focuses on the cliché of a static growth and development of their struggle and hardship.

In this context when I define SUPERIORITY in our current scenario then most of us would think of MALE DOMINATION or MALE SUPREMACY. The sense that hypes SUPERIORITY in men is generally due to their physical or metabolic structure. But regardless of that, whenever SUPERIORITY has been called upon in a discussion the ruling party has always won not by being gender bias but due to of their brain capacity and logic in support of the vulnerable and weak.

Are Men superior to Women?

It’s just not that all the men they have a dominance capacity? Or god has granted a special blessing to men and has cursed women, rubbish is the ideology that supports the orthodox mentality.

Its absurd to think men are superior to women just by their metabolic structure except for that women have everything equal than their counter part. Frankly if you ask me, I would say both of them are equal depending upon their brain capacity and logic.

The whole issues of male domination and male SUPERIORITY is a psychological problem that we still have in our society, as we were taught from our childhood that men are more superior and dominant which prolongs in developing a cluster phobic psychology of a feministic question. It creates a vacuum that never lets her go out of it; in fact it traps her and kills her confidence and eagerness.

It’s just the sense which is backed by the belief of a weak mentality who tend to pass on their distorted beliefs and saying from generation to generation while giving it the name of culture and tradition. This kind of stigma in the name of culture is worsening the scenario of creating a weak women presence in our society. As the women of 21st century are equipped with high and good skills, they can and have the ability to do anything. Apart from that looking at her image from the mythological aspect also women represent KALI or DURGA the form of SHAKTI who can defy her meaning.

In this chase of SUPERIORITY the example of the rabbit and the tortoise is a perfect story that not only highlights the SUPERIORITY of rabbit as being the fastest runner against the slow tortoise but shows the perseverance of the tortoise . So from this small vintage story I am not trying to say that men are the rabbit and women are the tortoise but the point is who ever uses his or her brain wins the game of life. The question of vitality and presence is more important than some distorted or orthodox belief of saying men are superior. Reality is women are not just capable but they are the leaders of the 21st century making and gaining prospects and opportunities.

More often if you look at their, life span they do everything from being a mother to sister to friend both before and after marriage but men they just play a definite role, the dominant. We are always backed up by our counter parts in different forms to say we are men, where as women are always independent and self sustained.

So when I say women have lets men to dominate then I would not be false but on the same side it would be a understatement in a meaningful of saying both of them need each other in every possibility to make life happier . And I believe that’s what matters to be happy than to look or search for definite answers of knowing who is ruling.

If we look back to our history then there are loads of examples which show the capacity and capability of women being an effective leader which shows their SUPERIORITY. Few of the names that comes to mind in talking about modern women are John of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Madam curie, Jhasi Ki Rani, Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Pasang Lamu Sherpa etc. All these women from the history have shown tremendous amount of courage and skills which to this day stands as a symbol of womanhood and their achievement acts as the standard.

They were the trend setter of their time where they marked their path with their own skills, and capabilities, simplifying their reality of being a woman, what more can you expect they were normal superior women.

In a country like our's where the economic condition is not good and literacy is not even 50%, it mostly targets women group in depriving from their basic rights. It has created a psychological depression of not being independent and not having education. So to overcome this problem a heightened program should be started to reach each and every women of the country. The key to overcome the problem is education, in fact the woman of 21st century does not describe of individual persona or outer look but she describes her freedom of mind and her independence. She should know her rights than to know about anything else.

Though today gender equalization has been a hot topic of discussion but still whenever it comes on practice it always sidelines the main issue of WOMEN IDENTITY and her rights of knowing it. Weakness to some extent can be reasoned as the men domination where everyone is ready to focus towards problem but we fail to realize the solution that WOMEN need their IDENTITY . when we fail to realize her rights then she fails to identify herself. Then She fails to realize who is she and her presence.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Students say No to price Hike in Petroleum product

Kathmandu, Jan 19: Saying no to the petrol price Hike, the students union of the 13 political parties have issued a 24-hour ultimatum starting 10 am Thursday to the government to take back the fuel price hike decision. The government recently revised the petroleum prices considering the futile state of the Nepal Oil Corporation.

According to the Unions, “The prices of the petroleum products have rocketed and it’s very hard for any normal Nepali to survive. The government cannot raise the prices like this, they need a solution to the problem they cannot create another problem with this issue. We had submitted a memorandum to the government, when the fuel prices were last raised, and they had committed to provide some relief then but nothing happened and now this rise is too much.”

They further added, “If the government doesn’t back out from their rise we will take it to streets and it’s for sure that they have to understand the power of people.”

The youth associations have already declared January 25,2012 as valley banda. The students’ leaders also urged that there should be uniform system to check and balance the prices of petroleum product and regardless of what the poor and under privileged have to be considered in this regard.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

No electricity, No recharging then what do you expect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathmandu the capital of Nepal has a new power cut schedule of 14 hrs, Can you dig that. Absurd or eccentric, whatever you might say but hey this is reality which curses upon us kathmanduties. From our high tech life style to the iphones and other gadgets, things are really taking its toll, no electricity means everything dead not just for us but for the use of other application of ICT, a question for all what is the use when there is no electricity for recharging. We are the WTF GENERATION where W stands for WIKIPEDIA, T stand for TWITTER and F stands for FACEBOOK, what are we suppose to do....

To consider more, Nepal is considered the 2nd largest country in the world for fresh water resource and still we have a crisis of water supply and ELECTRICITY. Funny part is we read that in our official text books and most of the times we sincerely fail to recognize this. We have it written it down in words but when it comes to action, we just slug out to say, we are under developed or improvised. This is how we all make a Nepal mentality there is everything but it’s too hard make it work.
On contrary, our natural resources have given us such an entrepreneurship opportunity that we can just tap the water and sell it to any country in the world with the label of “MINERAL WATER” and still we say we are under developed. The thing we lack is our own standing where our prime minister goes and checks food quality at highway side hotels but he fails to realize this opportunity that can change the lives of each and every individual NEPALI.

Now getting back to my topic, Nepal Electricity Authority, the great NEA has published a news schedule saying this is the time for power cut. Ground reality they give us so less electricity that they should publish something like power on schedule at least people would be prepared for that time to do their necessary charging. After all we all need to charge our batteries ;)
Giving a relative light to the topic one can imagine 14hrs of power cut and how it feels with nothing to do except for to think and think endless doing nothing. Crap the productive side of the power cut may further result in the sales of CONDOMS reasoning the productive side of power cuts. I believe now the TV commercials will also highlight the use of black outs and market themselves. Think logically and it will prove you to be worth understanding the population will certainly increase with people to do nothing especially at nights except to tuck into your bed and get laid.
On a serious note the current schedule focuses on day time light working hours, what about nights?

What are we suppose to do, when it falls dark?

Reality is electricity is needed the most at night times for every good reason and in the new schedule it has been slacked. We cannot ignore the fact that during the night time that’s when the illegal activities are bound to happen that’s when we need the lights the most.

The recent close down of the Marshangdi Power Plant only shows the political manipulation and conditions happening. Why our ministers are so into getting the thermal plant rather than making use of what is available. Remember we just signed the COP 17 where we mentioned to abide by the pollution emission rate and producing more GHS would it be ethical in context of bringing the money against fighting the climate change. On the same proposing the use of a thermal plant seems completely double standard which our ministers and policy makers should know. ……………..

Technically looking at it from resources point of view, I’m just trying to understand the situation of low water levels at the reservoirs but looking back at the trend how can one even try to understand that few weeks back the power cuts were 4 hrs and within few weeks its 14 hrs it completely impractical.
May be it’s the new strategy of the bureaucracy to hold up the new proposal for thermal plant. One can clearly imagine the investment and money involved. So is it bound to happen for the sake of money but is at what cost is a question that stands tall. Options are less and the sky is blue let’s see what up when it comes to you……

Friday, January 13, 2012

It’s Tuesdays, it’s my fast- I’m not drunk check your nose

Tuesday was the day when I was passing by NEWBANESHWAR and suddenly I saw few of the bikes stopped and being checked. It was very obvious that these days the Nepal Traffic Police was very active due to the recently shot out and happenings. With no assertion thinking they were just checking the blue book (vehicle ownership card) I reached my pocket and waited for my turn. Then in seconds one of the man in the front row started to pled in loud voice, “I’m not a drunkard”

Mr. X the hero of the plot was tussling with the police man saying he is not drunk. I was surprised, I peeped in just to inquire what was happening. Out of the blues Mr. X started shouting in a very unusual way he said, “Today is Tuesday, It’s my fasting today, why I would get drunk on a day like this. How can I convince you that I’m not drunk?” Mr. X was so called being checked by the Nepal Traffic police for Alcohol which certainly was admirable but the funny part was the police was checking it by their valuable NOSE. Seeing this, my interest grew and I focused my attention more towards the scene. One would certainly laugh when facing this situation. How can one convince the other with just depending upon the smell to check something like alcohol?

The main scene can be defined like this 4 Nepal Traffic Police trying to do the regular alcohol checking with their “NOSE.” They were accusing Mr.X a moderately 5 feet 6 inches man on a Discover 125 CC with a decent local Nepali accent in his late thirties. His eyes looked red but his voice calculations were correct and his sentences were also aligned of making sense. He was trying to convenience the traffic police that he was returning from his work and he is not drunk where as on the other hand the traffic police was so dumb to trust his nose and not let this guy pass by blocking the whole traffic. Can you believe to the level of stupidity that was happening, even I was ready to blow my breath in the face but shockingly they let me go and I was enthralled to write something about this experience that was totally absurd.
Similarly talking more about the ineffective practices of the Nepal Traffic Police, it has tones of loop holes which need to be looked in. But seriously What a Joke? A pristine institution like Nepal Police practicing something like this is not acceptable that too on the cost of public is a bad example.
Likewise, speaking more about the Nepal Traffic police the rules and regulations are so impractical. Every time you make a mistake while driving you have to pay a penalty fee for breaking the law but do you know where the same money goes …….
The money taken in by for the penalty fee goes in proportion way some of it goes to the Police personnel who caches the driver making mistake and the rest goes to the Government. The result of this rule is the traffic police personnel who was suppose to prohibit people from making mistakes or who was responsible for alerting public of traffic rules, hawks and awaits for it’s pray to make mistake and when the mistake is done walla, a ticket. He hides himself and he shows up out of the thin air and gives you a penalty receipt.
What kind of rules are these where the government or the pristine institution like this is promoting or motivating its personnel to catch the normal public to make mistake. Aren’t they the once to stop us from making mistake or what are we creating her more traffic violators ………..

A question for the government ……………………

Monday, January 2, 2012

People have money but they don’t have petrol.

Kathmandu Nepal: Nepal has been suffering from the crisis of petrol from past few years. Due to mismanagement, lack of proper system and political interference Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) the prime body of government has been an example of worst management practice. Every now and then people have to suffer the crisis with a situation of lack of understanding and confidence upon the government and other relevant organization. The joke of the day is the same corporation issues bonuses to the staff showing profit but every quarter when it comes to paying its debts it always complains regarding the fluctuation of the petrol prices internationally. The most amazing thing is a lot of issue have been raising in and against the price fluctuation and creating a feasible mechanism to standardize the local price of petrol with the international market. But every time the price shoots up internationally, the local price of petrol in Nepal goes up but when the international prices goes down then NOC fails to validate its effectiveness saying it has been suffering losses at different levels.

Currently, NOC suffers a loss of around Rs 19 on a liter of diesel, Rs 7 on a liter of kerosene and around Rs 339 per cylinder (14.2 kgs) of LPG. Its outstanding loans total around Rs 20 billion.

If you look at the international scenario the petrol price in Nepal is around USD 1. 30 per liter where as in India the same petrol price cost at USD 0.98. One can easily know what’s happening from the data.
With the growing crisis the Government of Nepal (GON) has recently directed the Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) to release Rs 1 billion to forfeit the previous due of NOC, which failed to supply adequate quantity of petroleum products in the country in the past few days. The CIT on Sunday said “We have arranged the payment of Rs 700 million on Monday and remaining amount the following day.”

Similarly speaking at an interaction in the capital one of the spokesperson of GON said, “The current fuel crisis will be resolved soon by waiving the Value Added Tax in diesel and gas the crisis of petroleum products has been witnessed due to the delay in the release of loans from the Investment Board and Provident Fund as these institutions have been demanding some 12 percent interest which is not favorable for Nepal Oil Corporation. The government is also preparing to forge new fuel agreement between Nepal Oil Corporation and Indian Oil Corporation to ease the petroleum crisis.”
According to NOC, it distributed 426,000 liters of petrol, 626,000 liters of diesel and 108,000 liters of kerosene to different petrol pumps in the capital on Sunday. Similarly, NOC dispatched 60,000 liters of petrol, 92,000 liters of diesel and 36,000 liters of kerosene from Amlekhgunj depot for different pumps in the Kathmandu valley. With crunches of cash and finances the problems of short-supply of petroleum products will be averted at least for two months with the short term loans but the problem stalks with no answer .

Date: 1 Jan 2012
Location: Indrayani Petrol pump, Sanepa

Me: I heard there is enough petrol released by the NOC
Representative of Indranyani: Yes, the petrol has been coming regularly but you never
Me: Why is your pump giving petrol in bulk to the those cars and truck with smaller tanker inside
Representative of Indranyani: They are coupon system they are our regular clients and we need to give them
Me: We are also your regular client and staying in line for more than 2 hrs you give us 4.7 liters and for them you are giving openly
Representative of Indranyani: They need it, they have their industries to run. They have their big machine to run
Me: what the hell even we have our priorities what about us?
Representative of Indranyani: Go and talk to the Government Mister

The situation has been worst where petrol pumps are manipulating the situation according to their will and time. To make things worst they have started to use police and local thugs where the normal public are threatened and shown power, if raise voice. They have set up a channel for the petrol in small containers which has been prohibited by the GON and still the police watch it closely with no interference. The funny situation is people have money in their pockets and still they don’t have petrol what can be more less demeaning than to expect something from a government that cannot even feasibly allocated the most usable commodity to the public ….

Petrol the fight of the public is not just a question for the Government of Nepal but it’s a question to the normal public for their pubic rights that till when will we all keep our silence for what must have been done by the leaders. Are we that vulnerable that we need to be told what to be done ……………

A question for all………………….

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