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Monday, May 7, 2012

Miss Nepal 2012-A night to Remember

Shristi Shrestha was crowned the Miss Nepal 2012, with Nagma Shrestha as the 1 runner up and Subekshya Khadka as the second runner up. In this bid of beauty and intelligence of celebrating womanhood, 17 participants had participated the contest who were selected in rounds of rigorous process from all over Nepal.

This is the 18th edition of its practice where the winners represent Nepal in prestigious Miss World, Miss Universe and Miss Earth respectively. From the location to the malfunctioning of the mic, Miss Nepal was a program that seemed unmanaged and un-scrutinized. With such reputation the host had to face numerous problems due to mic malfunctioning which was very disheartening. Likes such, the stage and the apparatus were not arranged and aligned properly blocking the view.

Getting back to the program the performances were also underrated, The step-up Dance group’s performance was a teaser to the leave of bad performance where the women’s performance was reluctantly good than the men’s. The choreography was weak and the dancers slipped there moves. Looking at the name and fame of the pageant the level of competency shown by the dance group was not effective. Then, came the trio Ramond shrestha, Vineet shrestha and a woman singer for performance Ramond shrestha, Vineet shrestha and a woman singer. The malfunctioning of the mic hindered their performance and god knows what they did and what they wanted to do?

Miss Nepal certainly needs a professional touch to its existence where lack of effective monitoring and management resulted in its ineffectiveness. The organizers should further move ahead with a good spirit in making it the best as it represents the best of what we have to offer.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Weeks and still the maintenance work awaits time

In Kathmandu metropolitan city’s main heart Traffic life line Putalisadak, the road has been leaking with sewage and waste water 24/7 from past 1 month and things seems to halt with slow maintenance and bad management by Kathmandu Metropolitan Corporation (KMC).

The walk way is totally obstructed with dug up mud and sewage water flowing in the road makes it hard for the pedestrian and people passing by. Every day passing by, it stinks and unnecessarily drivers speeding up their vehicle splashing dirty water to the road side people or bike riders is the audacity of outcry. The KMC has been trying to work in expanding the sewage capacity there but at the cost of public suffering is wrong.

The laxity shown by the KMC is completely ignorant towards the tax payers. Reality of today when it come to spending and showing their image they come up with big campaigns like clean up Kathmandu and something like this that directly effects public health and hygiene they are silent and ignorant about the issue. May be we need to make our Prime minister walk through the road and only then things will change.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

USA's Hippocratic attitude towards its allies

Soon after India tested the Agni 5 Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, the USA showed its solidarity towards the Indian government with the message of success. The solidarity came in action in contrast to the USA's weak and bad relationship with CHINA. How practical is it to use counter measure strategy in empowering your enemies enemy in making them powerful, highlighting the check and balance system.  With India being capable of such weapon of mass destruction /nuclear power the whole Asia is at risk of domination and manipulation. I’m not being bias towards India but my rage is at the attitude of the US hypocrisy that supports and risks the world in view of its ego. Like such I’m not supporting China too, I strongly oppose China being in the league but the policy of the US in counter measure strategy  of  CHINA making INDIA stronger with weapons of mass destruction is what I completely disagree.
Recently in the Nuclear summit in South Korea, The USA condemned north Korea‘s missile testing program then how relevant is it for the same country to support India for its successful testing and supporting it technically. US diplomatic relationship and policies have always been strategically bias and irk toward its allies and enemies but what about the future. In this run of nuclear power aren’t we creating monster in bid to our personal weakness and egos. India being nuclear rich is not a question of right or wrong but the world being threatened of a nuclear war is?
The US in its desperate attempt of countering china is support India giving it technological advantage which is wrong. No matter who develops the weapon the threat is for the world to bear and why is that just by securing themselves they feel they have done their part.
The Agni 5 is 50-tonne, 17.5-metre-high intercontinental ballistic

Monday, March 19, 2012

Nepal Police's Negligence result Suicide of a Woman

Kathmandu 19 March 2012: Bhawani Tamang a 42 year old woman, who was accused of fraud charges was found dead on Sunday afternoon here at the custody of Metropolitan Police Circle, Kalimati.
Tamang who resides from Thakre Dhading currently living in Kuleshwor was survived by four children. She was found hanging in a mysterious way on the ventilation hanger of the toilet of Kalimati Police station. The Kathmandu District Court had remanded her to seven days in custody on fraud charge.

Tamang was charged for fraud of
NRS 21.5 million and 60 tola gold. There are round 40 cases launched in the Kalimati police station against her. On march 4th 2012, she went missing , Police started searching her where her husband Chandra Bahadur launched her missing status. With high pressure from the debtors on March 14, 2012 she was handed over to the police.

According to the Nepal Police, “Tamang was taken in custody for fraud charges as she failed to pay her debt and went missing and stayed out of contact. The police intervened as we received 40 applications against her and we brought her in for investigation. The complainants said they were cheated of around Rs 21.5 million and 60 tola gold. ”

It has been reported that during investigation and arrest of Tamang, they had confiscated a suicide note where she describes her situation and pressure.

The laxity shown by Nepal Police highlights, lack of compassion and ignorance towards the people under investigation. The death of Tamang is mere a scenario of police carelessness and ignorance due to which a weak mental status or mentally sick woman has lost her life.

Now it’s a right time to question who to balm and what measures should be taken inconsideration for such cases not to repeat in safeguarding the right and vulnerability of accused and people under investigation.

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bomb Explosion Kills 3 in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 27: A bomb explosion has killed 3 people and left many injured at the head office of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Babarmahal . The explosion happened in the midday afternoon during which there was a high number of commutation of people around the area. The deceased included a woman, and a child who died on the spot and a victim who died on the table of Bir hospital. Among others injured included Som Bahadur Tamang, Raghunath Khadka, Bishnu Prasad, Rana Bahadur Tamang, Man Bahadur Kunwar, who are being treated at Bir Hospital. They were rushed to Bir Hospital for treatment after the ordeal. Security has been tightened in and around the area. According to sources Samyukta Jatiya Morcha, an armed outfit, has claimed the responsibility for the blast which is reasoned against the current Petroleum crisis and price hike.

Ramesh yadav, an eye witness said, “It happened in seconds, I was on the opposite side and within a blink of an eye things were out of control. I heard a loud sound and suddenly say people shouting when I approached the scene, it was bloody. It was inhuman to do something like that no matter what?”

The explosion took place near Singh Durbar the administrative secretariat of the government. Nepal is again being victimized of terror and corruption in the name of politics where what next is the only option that the people have.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Musical concert dedicated to raise awareness against power cut in Nepal

Kathmandu Nepal: Kathmanduties rocked for a cause, with the theme of “Get out of Facebook on to the ground” People throng in for a cause of NO ELECTRICITY. It is high time since the past 5 years that people have been suffering high level of power cuts from 18 to 20 hrs every day. The government has been silent about the issue which stands live example of high corruption and carelessness shown toward

s public policy in Nepal. Nepal stands as the second largest country in white waters but still due to bad political situation and high corruption things have been worsening. People are directly affected in their daily lives and business where there is no option or alternative. “We can’t work, we ca

n’t sit ideally, I don’t know what the government is thinking or doing? Using generator and other alternatives is too expensive, the government has to come up with a solution. I really don’t know what they are doing?” Kamran Shrestha a young Entrepreneur voiced.

“If you look at the records then most of the streams and rivers have been booked for hydro power. The so called investors, they take the license and

wait for years paying a nominal amount of taxes to the government and the government in the name of lack of management waits and watches. What a worst situation” said Nirupam Dhoj Karki an activist

According to the organizer, “It is a simple effort to raise awareness regarding the current situation we have been silent from past 5 years, what did they do? It is high time that the public ask few questions and we are doing that as we have the rights?”

Different popular band like Abhaya and the Steam injuns, Tripitak, Anuprastha, Albatross band also performed in raising awareness.

With the high time and high rates of power cut, few of the facebook activists and rock stars came in action to raise the issue of power shortage. The concert “Let there be Light” was organized by a L.A.M.P.S which aim to raise awareness regarding the short cry of power.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Job Opportunities abroad has threats of women trafficking and slavery

HUMAN SLAVERY and TRAFFICKING has been an issue around the globe. Even worst for the developing and underdeveloped countries where they have been trying to find a viable solution. No matter how hard they try their weak economic crisis makes them vulnerable to such externalities. It has been a huge question of identity for the women of the underdeveloped countries where its relevancy is abstract to the question of its definition. Nepal has been trying to fight WOMEN TRAFFICKING andSLAVERY in many ways. The definition and means have been changing according to time and situation. The awareness programs are getting intense to deal with the hardcore business where the business is also expanding and adapting new forms among its competition and prospects. Like such talking more about today’s TRAFFICKING and SLAVERYsituation, things have changed. The old scenario of agents have transformed into variables of uncountable people in a network that links thousands of people that cannot be easily calculated. Bate for today’s has been lucrative salary and website that lures women of all over especially underdeveloped countries to earn more in despite attempt to save their financial condition. Willingly or unwillingly women are being TRAFFICKED in the name of MIGRANT WORKERS for the treachery of MODERN DAY SLAVERY.

Under the Foreign Employment act of Nepal, “It is clearly said that any person or agency involved with foreign employment have to be registered under the ministry and has to follow the norms and regulations of the foreign employment act. If not then they will be considered illegal. The company has to follow certain rules and regulation regarding the training, awareness and other aspect of the rights of the worker in safeguarding and protecting the migrant worker in the foreign land.”

In a recent case, around 3000 Nepali migrant women were stopped at Indian airports of New Delhi and Mumbai, who were trying to fly to Saudi Arab. They were stopped as they lacked proper documents and in questionnaire they prove to have no answer regarding their status. The ratio of illegal foreign employment migration has been increasing where it is considered to be 63,000 Nepali women working in Saudi Arabia but the official figure confirms only 2,540. It is clearly stated in the Foreign Employment Act 2007 that flying from a foreign airport for foreign employment without getting foreign employment permit is illegal.
With or without knowledge these women are taken in by a network of agents who land them up in their desired destination with no security and rights. These women are then exploited and harassed both physically and verbally. In most cases they are turned back either when they are dead or in case of pregnancy which makes it evident for their illegal status.

Like such the guardian in its latest coverage, Beirut death of Nepalese migrant worker Lilaquotes, “Lila Aacharya left Nepal hoping to make a better life for her two young daughters. Two months later her body was flown home. Lila's case exposes the toll of HUMAN TRAFFICKING- from her attempt to escape the poverty of her village in the Himalayan foothills to her exploitation and death as a domestic worker in an up market apartment in Beirut.”

The case of woman exploitation and harassment in foreign lands are on high trail especially in the Arab world. The job employment opportunities have evolved as the form of MODERN DAY SLAVERY. Women migrants workers are explicitly exploited sexually, verbally and in most case are killed due to lack of weak labor standards. This is the reality of today that has explored the possibilities of what can turn to one mistake of making the wrong choice and not knowing your rights.

According to Aasha Lama, President of Aasha H4 Foundation, “The government has set up few parameters for the foreign job employment and why we are not following that is a question. Women Trafficking is not a simple issue it’s a social issue which needs to be cooperated from all sides. We at the foundation believe any women migrating abroad without knowing her right and stand is wrong. We say to send people without following the rules and regulations of the government, illegally is a new form of women trafficking and we strongly oppose it. We challenge all the people who have been sending women abroad without following the rules and regulation. They are culprits as when the government has set up the parameters why are we not following it.”

“A woman being sold or exploited aboard is not a question of her disgrace it’s a shame for the whole country which needs to be understood and worked. Being abroad is not easy situation but being aware is a situation that can be worked and controlled,” added she.
To be or not to be is not a question but to make the choice is more vital to make your own will and standing. Foreign Employment opportunities seem as a very lucrative sector for underdeveloped and developing nation but to the extent it is evolving as the legal way ofMODERN DAY SLAVERY and TRAFFICKING. In a country like ours that fights to hold its existence the question of huge revenues earned from foreign employment certainly holds the economy but to its counterpart it also questions cons of this field. Foreign employment opportunity can be a form of huge revenue but on the other side it has also evolved as a form ofHUMAN SLAVERY or HUMAN TRAFFICKING which needs to be studied and researched.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

People are not taking it, there patience is running out

Kathmandu February 02 2012: People have lost their patience regarding the crisis situation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cooking gas. Many confrontations have been seen in various locations from past few days with people trying to fight and get hold of the LPG for their daily household.
Today morning high security was seen near Bishnumati Kalimati junction with the arrival of LPG at the BABA gas distribution center. People rushed in when they saw the gas truck. The crowd gathered so much that immediately police had to be called just to control the situation.

Ram Babu Jha, a local said, “What are we suppose to do there is no petrol, no electricity and no gas. How are we suppose to live this situation? The government is worthless. They can’t even manage this then they should resign. We have to earn our living and without gas and fighting in line how are we suppose to manage. Are we suppose to hold ourselves in line or should we go to our work?”

Few of the people had stopped the road in protest of lack of understanding at Sallaghari, Bhaktapur, on Wednesday.

According to sources the LPG shortage is likely to last until February. Currently the supplies of LPG have been at the level of 11,000 tonnes which is fifty percent of the requirement. Looking at the situation Nepal Oil Corporation has added additional 800 tonnes per day from Monday. The current need of the country is 20,000 tonnes LPG monthly where the demand shoots up by 25,000 tonnes in winter.

With high speculations, people are also contradicting the government intention in creating the crisis situation just to sideline the current student protest against the recent price hike in petroleum products. Rumor or not the basic rights of Nepalese have been taken away. People have money but they don’t have the necessary daily commodity, what worst can one imagine then to be helpless?
Or should they follow the line just in hope of getting a gas cylinder or petrol or electricity. The patience of Nepalese is running out looking at the scenario and happening where more or less more confrontations are happening.

The weak governance and lack of management certainly shows the governments lack of interest and weak management where Nepali people are bound to suffer. The government is silent about the issue but the question comes what should the people do? Should they come out on street and protest or should they take out the government that can’t even manage ………………..

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.

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