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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), bali Indonesia

The 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF)  held in Bali, Indonesia, from 22 to 25 October 2013 and focused on “Building bridges – Enhancing multi-stakeholder cooperation for growth and sustainable development”. The IGF was a eye opener for me to see how the world of ICT  worked. I believed it was something that was more prescribed where some hesitated to speak and some promulgated their ideology upon others, but I strongly felt there must be more involvement in terms of global practices and work modality over the world.

Likewise, getting a glimpse of the event,  there were around  1,500 participants from 111 countries, including Ministers, members of Parliaments and senior officials. The ambitious objective of the Bali meeting was to build bridges and strengthen the cooperation between and among various stakeholders, allowing and strengthening a constructive multistakeholder dialogue.

Different organization like ICAAN, APNIC,  ISOC, ITU etc were seen active in raising their part of the issues where big shot people in the IT industry ruled in their presence.
Similarly different issue of FOE, digital divide, standardization, security issue, e-learning, cyber crime were discussed  and highlighted among different session and expert.  Moreover, the voices of the developed and practised rule in while limiting the voice of the developing in understanding the real situation of what is happening and what can be done to make it right.  

IGF2013 practices a weak model of multistakeholdership where collaborative solution's searched but only prescribed solution were given.  The forum highlighted limited  so called experts of few organizations who tried to give solutions and predictions from their point of view. Come on multistalkholdership is about cooperation for discussion not for observed solution.

Specially looking at the gaps of charter, rights and convention, there is a big gap of what is there and what is adopted by the individual countries according to their laws and regulations. The discrimination among  countries has resulted in the issue of standardization and net neutrality which needs more cooperation not policy lobbying.

Discussing global scenario of protecting journalists, bloggers, and media actors is not a question of reality. The discussion should have been more focused on what has been practiced and how can we overcome the gap in  giving the people their rights. Standardization in policy is a big hindrance for all and multistalkholder forum like these where overcoming such problem  is yet another issue.

Apart from that  the developed nation like US fighting on pity issue of blaming the China for infiltrating their cyber space and attacking was a real terms of hypocrisy which did not limited their action of cyber surveillance and espionage all over the world.  Perhaps the Chinese delegation fighting back to US pointing their incompetence of not being able to handle the situation of espionage over the www was a reality check.

Internet is a global platform that marks the achievement of human history that related to each and every individual that is associated with it. Discriminating and making it aloof is not a condition of today, it needs to be neutral in terms of its use, rights and impact.....

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kantipur Publication Neglects the road infront

Kantipur Publication, Subidhanagar  is one of apex journalism organization of Nepal. It practices storytelling
and bringing the truth through different form of paper, radio and Television channel. It writes about the pro and cons of society but from years, every time it rains the road in-front of them becomes slippery and hundreds of people  have slipped in-front.

Recently the road was dug up during the road expansion campaign and has further worsen the scenario putting a question in the late working modality of the road department.

Do they care I don't think so?  Nobody cares, the publication seems to highlight and voice issues of concern where as it refuses to see the road in-front is degrading and needs serious attention. what can we expect from a pristine organization like such. Is it my mistake to expect such a minor thing from the Kantipur Publication?  

Wiki defines Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as  corporate conscience, corporate citizenship, social performance, or sustainable responsible business/ Responsible Business. It  is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model.

Today I became a Victim and slipped. I don't know whom to blame the government that fails to realize public safety to which I bloody pay my hard earned money as tax  for public welfare  or the publication that stands tall in bringing the truth of the society but neglects the road in front.

What kind of society are we moving to ....................................

Rayznews writes, " If Kantipur publication being the apex news agency cannot voice a minor issue like this then its hard to imagine how it can voice the  truth to the public,"

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Election in Nepal, a Remedy or an issue

Election in Nepal has been opted as a  solution for the overall political chaos where there could have been better solution. From the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 28 2012, Nepal has been facing political crisis in various forms of its operation, management and leadership.  Nepal's political scenario has never faced such a situation of leadership and diplomacy that encounters no barriers. The Baburam led government dissolved the Constituent Assembly (CA) due to its failure in drafting a new constitution, the CA was dissolved  after its original and extended total tenure of 4 years which according to morale values was acceptable but without any solution and putting the nation in such a transitional phase is was un-acceptable.  With political tussle and power play games the political parties of Nepal could not come to a conscious ideology.

Apart from that due to lack of political culture the nation faced a situation of uncertainty and deadlock which grounded the overall Nation's position.

Still then the political parties were seen at their turf where no fixed version regarding the election could be made.  There was no policy for diplomacy where the 4 party alliance declared the need and founded the controversial interim government led by chief justice Khil Raj Regmi  to end the political deadlock. The Khil Raj Regmi Government which was formed  with allegation and controversies where the  Baidhaya led Maiost party (Nepal Communist Party) expressed their dissatisfaction.  Khil Raj Regmi government has been doing its best to conduct the election.  The Nepalese Constituent Assembly election dates were postponed several times where the political parties exhibited their self interest of  weak governance and power politics.

The four party alliance have forwarded the current election option as a final remedy for the current political crisis situation but on the other side with such volatile situation things aren't looking easy.

Why shouldn't the Nepali Jantas Vote ? 
1. The election preparation is not enough, the Id's are not ready,
2. One of the candidate who was shot, died ,
3. The Baidhaya group is still saying they will retaliate with force where around 33 parties are in support
4. The political parties have come up with candidacy but they are not prepared for election
5. More than 80 % of the candidates who were responsible for dissolving the previous Constituent Assembly are up for Candidacy

Why are we having election? 
1. Four Party wants this election
2. Indian government is in support of election

Then why this election, it is just  waste of time, money and resource

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

General election In Nepal 2013

Election indeed is a question of national interest for all but the syndicate of the four parties that  is driving the national interest is wrong and should be challenged. In any democratic system election means the voice of public, their aspiration and hopes are related with the formation of new government and political parties which cannot have a limitation or criteria but here in Nepal things are completely different. The four so called big parties are in the midst of conducting election despite the dis-interest shown by other political parties. They are pushing the line and putting everything in line to hold the general election 2013.   

Getting back to the opposition the Baidya party Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) and the 33 other parties have been opposing the election with valid reasons:

1. The election government is lead by Khil Raj Regmi who is the chief justice of Nepal and according to the Constitution  of Nepal no one can obtain two official government position in any condition. Currently he has withheld the position of Chief Justice till the time of election and he would rejoin his post, which practically might sound okay but technically it is wrong. The opposition wants him to resign from the post of the chief justice in midst of maintaining rule of law which is valid.
2. They want the election dates to be shifted back by  4 months from the current date saying they need preparation time which is also valid 

In both the case I believe the Baidya  party and the 33 parties have the equal right to protest against the happening. The Baidya Party has publicly announced that they would retaliate the general election with force and action. They have made it public that if their demands are bypassed then they would kidnap the party election leaders during the course of polls.

It is very obvious that with such chaos election in coming Mangshir is not agreed upon by all.  The Baidya party Plus 33 parties want to extend the election for 4 months, I don't see any harm. Apart from that this election will just turn out to be nothing than a mockery of the democratic system of Nepal, if effective measures are not taken. How can it be democratic if only limited parties attended the polls? 

My question to all is how could this election be successful when more than 33 parties are out of league? Does the Nepali government have enough money to hold re-election? It is just the pressure of the Indian counterpart that wants to establish their rule here in Nepal as we all know the Indian election are approaching in India and there are chances that BJP Narendra Modi is in the line of  next Prime Minister’s position of India so the Congress party of India wants to establish their elected and supported government here in Nepal as they know if BJP party of India wins the election then there are huge chances that Monarchy might return here in Nepal..  
I think election is the right of Nepali people so the people of Nepal should be given the right to choose their representation or not for any political manipulation or political game  ............. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Nomination for Constituent Assembly

Maoist Party of Nepal has been talking about ethnic based federalism and equality and equal opportunity among the different culture. This is their nomination for leaders contesting for the candidacy of  Constituent Assembly. No offence but most of them are Bahuns alik bahunbad bhayeenara Mr Prachanda ..................................

Bahun: 8
Newar: 3
Janjati: 1

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Festival of the Masked dancers

Masked dancer at indra jatra 

Surprisingly amazing and full of amazing stories Indra Jatra is a festival that comes alive during its practice. From the living goddess Kumari to the chariot of Kumari, Ganesha and Bhairav people are busy in pulling and witness the one glimpse of the living goddesses. It is only during this festival that the living goddess Kumari comes out in public. People flock in thousands to pull the ton worth chariot with full force, with high tension and action, some get bruised some are fatally injured but the action keeps moving with the fulfilling the tradition.  . During the festival's many interesting dances, including the Procession of Living Goddess-Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Dasha Avatara masked dances are staged at the Durbar square .

The chariot will be pulled along Basantapur, Ittkha, Naradevi, Tengal, Baangemuda, Ason, Indrachowk and back to Basantapur. The procession on the second day of chariot pulling is followed by a two-day break. After that, on the eighth day of the festival, the chariot is taken to Mahankal from Basantapur and back to Hanumandhoka for concluding rituals.

 The entire Basantapur and surrounding areas is covered by thousands of devotees who come to witness the procession. Nepal Police have been deployed over 1,000 security personnel to avoid any untoward incident during celebrations.

According to legends it is believed that  lord Indra’s mother Dakini was in need of a flower of ‘parijat’ to cure her ailments. Indra was plucking the flowers at Maruhiti, a sunken water spout at Maru, the people caught and bound him like a common thief. He was then put on display in the town square of Maru in Kathmandu.When the city folk realized they had captured Indra himself, they were appalled and immediately released him. Out of appreciation for his release, his mother(Dakini) promised to provide enough dew throughout the winter to ensure a rich crop. It is said that Kathmandu starts to experience foggy mornings from this festival onwards because of this boon.

Global challenges for Developing Nations

Global challenge is a complex scenario that echoes the deficiencies of our society and its development practices. These deficiencies are results of our psychological, social and economical, cultural, political, and legal practices which create differences among the societies and individuals.

In normal words the global challenges are categorize in following types:
1.       Poverty
2.       Training and Education
3.       Lack of proper infrastructures
4.       Lack of proper rules and regulation
5.        Attitude and perception
6.       Technological differences

 Highlighting that global challenge differs according to place and people with the availability of resources and facilities. It may sound as an understatement but reality always bites. Especially in the third world developing scenario, the relativity of lack of standardization and outrage of malpractices makes it more complex and complicated regarding global challenges and how things are done. Everything needs to be done single handily or make it work where corruption, networking, favoritism, political manipulation etc work as a tool in getting things done. More or less I think it’s human nature to makes things work and the only thing that differs in people and societies is just the way the people think and that’s the major challenge. 

I believe the most important global challenge is the psychological aspect that is related to human perception or thinking, it is one of the greatest challenges to overcome change and development. As human race from their origin have been very adaptive but at the same time their behavioral attribute of adaptation has resulted in thinking more about the safe side and trying to avoid risk at minimum. This attitude has not only developed into a psychological barrier but has transformed into an essential part of their cognitive process. They generally resist change and new things so whenever there is an idea of change they resist that effort. To bring change first one has to be very clear about the idea. It is said that the world can be changed with just one idea or spark. When that spark ignites it has to be flourished with proper visions and efforts then only it spreads and one after the other it spreads and takes the form of social transformation. So the social aspect needs to be very clear and worked on. It needs to be well groomed and understood regarding its use and implication, has to be prioritized at the top most level.  

For e.g. when Galileo , opposed the idea of the earth being flat he had to face pubic disgrace and people even called him insane, he didn’t back out he further did his research and proved the reality and later he was recognized for vision.

Nepal being an under developed country faces economic, traditional and geographical challenges. Its economy suffers from poverty, political manipulation, unemployment, illiteracy etc.  More or less development seeks proper infrastructure and capable human resource to drive the energy which certainly is lacking in Nepal. The aspect of its strategic location facilitates its feasibility in utilizing its location but with the unhealthy political practices and the lack of visionary leaders, Nepal lacks in creating better core policies in facilitating development activities and if present further lacks implementation. Similarly, in such scenario, an entrepreneur has to play multi-dimensional roles. He has to work as a promoter, investor and the manager in the process of his business development. The aspect of his struggle ranges from one end to another from social to moral to psychological to physical. It may seem easy looking at it from the other side but in this part of the world to start a business is like to start a new life where he has to start from zero making his own way.    

Basically, he encounters problems likes:

Ø  Limited access to capital
Ø  Corruption and bureaucracy
Ø  Low level of confidence
Ø  Low return from industry investment
Ø  Lack of education and training
Ø  Political instability
Ø  Lack of effective policy

When an entrepreneur thinks about starting something, it just comes out from one idea leading with his confidence and believes where he brings together the requisites like men, materials, machines, money and managerial ability. Then he further processes the requisites with other needed application; his motivation relies in the aspect of various infrastructures, governed by the different administrators leveling it from the organizational opening process to the adaptation of his idea in the market. In such scenario the absence of expertise or other resource may create hindrance in the over all process but the major role is played by the government where it not only acts as a facilitator and smooths the business development process.

Basically, when we looking at this part of the world, where there is poverty, unemployment, illiteracy problem, lack of infrastructure etc the perspective about the global challenge differs accordingly. It may sound different but yes it’s true the idea of global challenge depends and differs according to countries to different factors of economy, political status, core policies etc. I think it cannot be generalized as in most of the countries where they have funds they lack expertise, and in others where they have expertise they lack proper policies, in some they even lack infrastructure and effective sector  so there are tones of issues regarding global challenge but only one tool to overcome them all. It’s the power of believing in your-self and changing the world. You just need to believe in an idea and put the better efforts and then things do change.  People say wining is the only side of the game but I say and believe loosing is yet another part which is more valuable than winning where you learn by your experience, where you get the desire to stand up once again to prove yourself and relentless do the effort in creating a substance for your identity and to bring change.  
One thing that I have learnt from my experience is there fear in change and development but beyond that there is success which needs to realized and thought of and until and unless we reach out with proper efforts nothing will happen. So it better to try and move forward and make mistakes and gain knowledge rather than to stay behind and feel lacked. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

A mind of a Terrorist

Terrorists and suicide bombers are also humans but what makes them so brutal that pushes them towards killing hundreds that too without guilt is a question of amazement.
Even hurting yourself it pains but hurting someone else is a matter that lights the self conscious mind that neglects the moral values and human existence. These people are beyond the thinking of possibilities as anything is possible for them. 

I call these people abnormal brain function who on their cost don’t feel liable to others. For a normal mind the pros and cons of any action is calculated which direct in the modality of action, but for a abnormal mind that functions with high testosterone and adrenaline it’s a matter of what can be done rather than what can be saved.

The  major core values like learning, pain, action storage and thinking are place in different segment of minds. Out of all these process it works under basic fundamental values of ethics and morals. For any human to hurt another person it has to be overwritten manually to discharge the possible thinking for action of destruction of others.     Just like every equal action has an alternative reaction the brains also function with a basic function of alternative theory.

Holonomic brain theory says the cognitive function as being guided by a matrix of neurological wave interference patterns situated temporally between holographic Gestalt perception and discrete, effective, quantum vectors derived from reward anticipation potentials.
Anything that exceeds normal human brain is abnormal function that search and values action in terms of time and situation. For any action to be diverted towards a wrong action it takes huge need of will, motivation and inspiration. These three action in combination result in anything that is possible to overshadowing the motive of cognitive process and values.

 Criminologists in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries turned to phrenology, criminal anthropology, evolutionary theory, intelligence tests, and analyses of body types to understand crime in a manner that reified the differences between criminals and non-criminals. Adopting a "medical model" of crime, they focused on the physical traits that they believed distinguished criminals and largely ignored the circumstances in which criminals lived. Most early biocriminologists tried to reduce "the complexities of criminal behavior to a single biological factor," such as the size of the frontal lobes of the brain, the shape of the skull, or the capacity to learn (243). Most of them were also convinced that biology was destiny. They believed that interactions between biology and the environment played little, if any, role in shaping the behavior of criminals. Given their assumptions, it is not surprising that many biocriminologists embraced eugenics, since they believed that criminals represented a lower, atavistic state of human evolution. Nor is it surprising that behavioral scientists lost interest in biological explanations of crime once they had witnessed the atrocities committed by the Nazis and other eugenicists in the name of biocriminology.”

Volunteering abroad for a cause

Travelling is always fun but travelling with a vision and mission is something that is not common. Looking at the arrivals rate in Nepal, Nepal has established itself as one of the top ten holiday destination, most of the people who come here search for various aspects of luxury, entertainment, and adventure but there is a handful number of people who come to Nepal in search of helping people.
The trend has grown so much that volunteering in Nepal has established itself as one of the most potential business where local NGO’s harvest a cash crop.

But right now we are talking about real change and real people who make that effort to bring real change.  Likesuch, Peter Jensen first went to Pakistan in 2005 as part of a team from Denmark to help after the big earthquake there.  There he helped and learned new techniques in building using materials from the local area to build with keeping costs down and efficiency high.  They built homes and taught locals how to do it t the same time.  Since then over 8000 structures have been built in Pakistan using these methods.

Peter came here to Nepal a few years ago and was treated so wonderfully by the people there that he fell in love with your beautiful country (as I did.)  He decided to share his knowledge and skills and built a school somewhere up north.  He is also building test buildings to show his methods work and are sound.  They can withstand over 9 on the Richter scale.  When the government of Denmark sees the results that Peter gets they will give him money to build more schools in Nepal.  Peter has sold his apartment in Denmark and has spent all his personal money on this project and needs the help and support of all who can give it so he can finish those test buildings.

Currently he is helping the people through  his website http://www.motherearthbuildings.com/

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Democracy in Nepal lack adequate political culture that respects voters not tax payers

Democracy in Nepal 

Democracy the true meaning defines, the freedom of the people where the government is ruled by people's choices and sentiments.  But here in Nepal the meaning of democracy has bee redefine and reconstituted. In abide making the system prolong and work the political parties of Nepal have been manipulating the system and public according to their need. From the absolute Monarchy system to the monarchy in constitution to the current republican Nepal has gone through various phase of practicing different regime and perception.

This testing of ideologies  has not only  made the country weak but on the other side the country is in a transitional phase of evolution its identity. The process has hindered the development and living standard but on its counter side the disease of corruption, power manipulation and nepotism has  engulfed the country in a  long history  and shadow of poverty and irregularities.

The main problem that lacks in Nepal is the  political culture where political parties and leaders have failed to realize the concept of Nation First. For them their parties and self motives are their fist priority where the aspiration of the people have no existence. 

The mentality of putting the leaders above the law and no existence of action in reaction to their unjustifiable irrational acts has put a huge question mark in the Political culture of Nepal.

"We need a system that treats a tax payer with respect, we don't need democracy that respect voters "

In Nepal Democarcy Defines loottantra for politicians.............

They have every right to do bandhas, Gundagardi, Politics in education system, corruption, Nepotism, Favoritism etc

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