Nepal votes



While the election fever has blanketed the entire milieu on the either side of the Nepal-India boarder, the people on the either side are lined up to vote for their candidate of their choice as their wait for their turn patiently. Yesterday and today, the entire valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur) look deserted with only few vehicles plying on the road. And, it is for sure that this election fever has not left anyone untouched.

For India, it might not be a kind of significant historical event, but for Nepal, it surely is. The reason why it meant a lot for we Nepalese is because it holds the rights of all Nepalese and is going to represent their demands in the coming constitution assembly for the new constitution of Nepal.  

Though it is one of the most historical event in Nepal’s history, the saddest part is that we are so divided because of our cast, color, creed and origin. We were never so divided as we are today! I am not a royalist but the harsh truth is that we started fighting among ourself only after the Nepal’s royal palace carnage – the dreadful night which swept away the entire the then governing royal family of Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev. We let it go and this is why we are reeling into this unceasing hula-hoop of life. We are being manipulated and that is  for what the royal carnage took place.

I think we are being played by these politicians. They first wiped out the entire royal family, they divided us in the name of region, cast, creeds and origin, and now the are coaxing us to vote for them. This is nothing more than a sheer game of politics to grab the power and money. There is no other way in Nepal to become rich overnight other than turning into and getting associated with some political parties.

While I have been to my home this festival vacation, I saw these political parties preparing for this election. And, the saddest part of this election I got to see was that most of their cadres were the young guys of not over 16 years of age. They didn’t seem to have even crossed their teen age and they were clearly not legally authorized to be associated to any political parties. But, the cache here is that, these young generations who have little knowledge about the politics and those who are battered by the poverty is being manipulated by these politicians. It is easy to manipulate somebody who is hungry rather than who well off.

While I am writing this blog, news are coming up from all national and international news agencies saying that Maoists faction has boycotted the election and has set fire to the ballots. Isn’t that manipulating people who are being fair by voting somebody who they think will salvage we Nepalese from our ever ceasing miseries? So far I have not yet been involved in any of the election and I have not yet casted my vote for anyone. The reason is simple – I believe in playing fair and fighting fair. I am not going to fight an unfair game and getting stabbed on back while I am being fair. I don’t want to be manipulated by some goons who don’t even have the basic knowledge of politics. In my approximately 29-years of age, I have seen some mafias becoming the politicians and delivering their talks on the cross-roads and stadiums.

How can it even be justifiable that they are going to represent us? Those who were involved in kidnapping, extortion and rape cases suddenly become saint-and-savior and talks about our favor, our rights and our future. They are going to determine our fate! Those who were once the reason of our miseries have become our salvagers. I think, we Nepalese don’t need to get salvaged by anyone. We have done it alone and we can do it alone. We just ask for one simple thing – please leave us alone! We don’t need this election, we don’t need you – just stop becoming source of our miseries.

But, whatever it is, people are going to vote for good this time as not all of them thinks the way I am. I might be cynical in someway  and the way I think, but if you really muse on it for quite some time you will find the truth hidden behind my words. And, I hope this all go well.

Though there have been some skirmish in few places between CPN-Maoists led 33-political parties who are against this election and the security forces which has been deployed for maintaining security for the election duration, the election seems going fairly well. And, even though I am not voting this time, I would wish all Nepalese for good. I urge them to do what you think is right and vote for those who you think is our true salvager. Forget about your heart for a while and think with an impartial mind, think of your nation, think of your future and your child’s future. Vote for those who will bring the same blissful morning we have lost years ago. 

Vote for your sole and just do something right – once and for all! The future is in your own hand, don’t lose it.

God bless Nepal!

 

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Being social or being narcissist?



It is said that “Sharing is caring”. But, then, it is not applicable to anything and everything. Of course, “sharing is caring”, but the very sense is more applicable to things which have got positive impact on people other than you and not just you. This implies to the fact that when you share something from which somebody is going to get some benefit or have some positive impact in their life, it is good or else it is good for nothing. And, social networking is one such platform where it is being believed that often sharing things have got negative on somebody’s else life.

Since the advent of social networking sites, most of us have been addicted to sharing things (relevant or irrelevant to others in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and so on), in text form. Even for me, I got my first “Hi5” account in 2004 and it got all messed up because of security breach and I was not the only victim, but most of our friends were victimized. Finally, I decided to completely sign off from “hi5” and decided to create another one in one of the then emerging most auspicious social networking sites – “Facebook.

When I created that account, I was not sure why I was creating it, and then what was I going to do with it. I was, basically, addicted to internet, webpages and things connected to it. But, then, slowly after using it, I started realizing  that this is something which is surely going to change the world in the communication field. Since the advent of the social networking sites, people were less confined to using emails and emails seemed starting fading with time and it slowly started becoming quite apparent that it is only useful for sending and sharing documents more than communicating and messaging.

With more emerging cool features, people started getting used to Facebook and Twitter comparatively more than any other communicating medium. Texting were supposed to be more convenient and more preferred method of communication than email and phone calls. Now, it’s the time when Facebook has completely took to the stage and has grabbed most part of this communication world after it has launched its document sharing platform in its personal messaging feature.

But, then, there was a problem. More and more studies and researches started showing that people started becoming more narcissist and more egocentric based on what people share on their profile. Studies started showing that we are losing our real social life while we are more indulged in the virtual social life. It has completely engrossed our life as a whole and we are distancing ourself from our family and those we use to care once. The world seemed moving away from its normal course of life. 

It might be true to some point that we are becoming more egocentric and more narcissist as we are being driven away from the normal social life. But, what I feel is that it might just be a part of the whole story. If we think of sharing things on social networking sites in a positive manner, we will find that we have become more and more social and we have started even caring more about our near and dear ones than previously thought otherwise. We share our moments, our state of mind, local news and weather report in real-time. We are more connected now than we use to be.

I met my school friends on Facebook after years of gap – those who were completely out of touch. These social networking sites have made it possible I make time to meet them which otherwise would not have been possible. It has helped me to get more organized and now I can manage time to meet them all in person just because of these social networking sites. If we think about communication in a positive manner, I would say that it is easier to initiate conversation with people you don’t know on social networking sites and through internet rather than talking in person for the first time (which is often less comfortable). Talking on internet, gives us less chance to be judgmental about somebody we are completely unfamiliar with because of their body language. Now, don’t tell me that you don’t do because that will again impart tint of narcissism – we all do at some point of time – this is a human nature, and I guess there is nothing wrong about it!

I would say that internet, social networking sites are giving us a platform to open up ourself though various ways – either through sharing your thoughts, about things happening your life or else through the various kinds of news. Now, it’s only to those who take it either positive or negative. Everything we say, it always has both positive as well as negative connotation on it. Now, its all up to us how we take it. People those who share good news about their life (for example, if s/he gets scholarship, or got graduated, got fellowship, got into a beautiful relationship, got married, won a lottery) might not be thinking of making somebody else jealous of their life. Because, it is a common sense that whatever you do with your life and however is your life, sooner or later it is going to come out with its real face and there is nothing to boast about. Even if you follow the rules of “dos and don’ts” of social networking sites, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will end up a very magnificent portfolio in social networking site.

The the only tangible thing to think about is that, “People these days are not sad  as much as of their own downturn or sadness as they are of because of somebody’s else happiness”.  Therefore, it doesn’t matter what you share on the social networking site. It’s up to those who take it either positive or negative. I believe, therefore, that internet has always good impact rather than negative impact on personal behavior. It is all up to us to how we take it – either, we let ourself being taken over by it and get molded by it or else we take on it. 

Happy browsing! Long Live The Internet!

Believe in yourself


You know what?, this world is too weird and hard to comprehend what they try to convey. Their meanings are always hazy, incomprehensible and senseless bizarre — but, this is not generalization!

The thing is, when you take up something on your own, when you start something what people think is bizarre, they will poke you, make fun of you, think that you are one those stupid person who don’t have anything else to do than to take something up which is undoable, unreachable, or simply which is not for your-kind-of-thing. But, if you stick to it, believe in yourself and believe in the fact that no labor goes unnoticed and no tries go unrewarded, believe me, one day the same person will come to praise you.

So, always stick to what you really believe in, stick to what your gut says it will be paid off one day, stick to your sense of positivity. Don’t let either your own or somebody’s else word of negativity govern you and their word of negativity guide you. You are your own king, you don’t need somebody’s else permission to choose and follow what you truly believe in, and you have the right to make decisions for your life whatsoever it is.

The day will come and you will be RECOGNIZED and your work, your dedication, your perseverance will be ACKNOWLEDGED!

Good luck to you all — all those who truly believe in themselves and never changed their decision just because somebody else think that they are prima donna!!

आज सिले होठो से कुछ बोलना चाहता हु,


 

A dad says,

आज  सिले होठो से कुछ बोलना चाहता हु, 

बंद हाथो को खोलना चाहताहू, 

दूर किसी मुकाम पे जाना था मुझे, आज खुद को उन हबावो में घोलना चाहता हूँ, 

मनगा था तुझको जब किये थे सजदे, आर्जुवो के सजदे, उन आन्सुउवो के सजदे, 

आज उन सजदो को तुझसे तोलना छाहताहूँ, 

बंद होठो से कुछ बोलना चाहत हूँ, 

 

From the movie: “LAND GOLD WOMEN”.

कहतेहै सब के तू बिल कुल मेरी जैसी है,


 

कहतेहै सब के तू बिल कुल मेरी जैसी है, 

बचपन देखा तेरी आँखोंमें, देखा जब तुने पहली बार, 

छुवा जब नन्हे हाथो से तुने, जी गया था में हर बार, 

तेरी दामन से बंधी हर याद आज भी वैसी है, केहेंते सब की तू बिलकुल मेरी जैसी है, 

थोडा चल दिया था में, जब तुने चलना सिखा था, गिरकर फिर उठ कर चलना तुजसे ही तो सिखा था, 

उन नन्हे कदमो के बाद तू आज भी वैसी है, 

केहेंते है सब की तू बिलकुल मेरी जैसी है, 

आसुवोओ को जा देते थे, जब तुझे रोना आता था, 

डोली में फिर जाएगी तू, सोच का रो जाता था, 

खौवायिसोके वोह मुलाक़ात  आज भी वैसी है, 

कहते है सब की तू बिलकुल मेरी जैसी है !!

 

OUR DAD LOVES US MORE THAN ANYONE ON THIS EARTH. SO TRUST HIM FOR WHAT HE IS DOING FOR YOU.

From the movie: “LAND GOLD WOMEN”.