Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Necklace Price "

My friend told an incident which was interesting to me and I think to all the common nepalese out there..

She and her friend was passing by Thamel and suddenly their eyes focused on the sparkling necklace which is sold mostly in Thamel.They asked the price to shopkeeper.

"Paitaalis (45)" he replied
"Oh 45 " her friend replied
"NO" shopkeeper said
"Chaar hajar paan saye (4500) " my friend said
"no" again shopkeeper replied
"how much then?" they asked
"its paitaalis hajar (45 thousand) "
They bite their long tongue which was slipped out after listening to the price.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The word 'Sewaro'

when we returned to Nepal last year, our son became ill. Small red spots were seen in skin and we hurriedly took him to the hospital. He was examined by a doctor and we were surprised to hear the doctor's response.

he asked, What is baby's name?'

'Niwa' we replied

'Niwa Hang?'

we smiled... we thought the burning issue of Nepal has touched all the Nepalese from intellectual to non intellectual..

we were surprised when he greeted 'Sewaro'. May be he thought all the mongoloid face greet each other with the word 'Sewaro'.For your information 'Sewaro' is a limbu greetings and we were lohorung. Traditionally, Lohorung greet each other with 'Sewamisung yau' means ' I greet you'. Nowadays Namaste is popular among lohorung due to cultural assimilation.

So why sewaro is popular with non kirantis?

The issue of Limbuwan has made the word sewaro popular among them and out siders. The comedy actor Wilson Bikram Rai AKA Takme Buda has also popularised the word Sewaro.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lonely great grand moms

Tara Maya ( 82) lives in Morang,and has 3 son and 3 daughter in law, 1 daughter and son in law, 14 grand children, 5 great grand children but lives alone.
Kina Maya (83) lives in kathmandu, and has 2 son and 2 daughter in law, 1 daughter and son in law, 6 grand children, 2 great grand children but lives alone.
Phul Maya (78 ) lives in kathmandu, and has 5 daughter and 5 son in law, 12 grand children, 3 great grand children but lives alone.

Single great grand mother, most of them have same story. living alone,from rich to poor. I will discuss about the pros and cons of living alone. here, alone means not with the son's family and daughter's family.

-Grand mother can cook anything they like and don't have to wait for son and daughter in law.
-She can make her own decision like going to bazar.

-she will be alone so if suddenly anything happens she will have no one to response.
-she have to talk to herself, laugh herself and cry herself

Friday, September 27, 2013


one of the burning issue of 21st century is global always makes me think when i hear in news about the melting of ice in poles and increase of water level in the ocean. The direct effect of global warming felt by me is when i see the black mountains..i have heard that and have also felt that the mountains used to be white all year round. but these days those mountain seems black half of the year. mosquito are creeping upwards and so the trees. these are the signs of global warming.

i always try to minimize my activities that enhance this. such as i switch off my computer when i don't use it. i separate degradable and non degradable waste. i try to minimize the use of baby diaper. emphasize in using public vehicle.. re use, re cycle.

Being a responsible parent, I think we must save earth to our descendants. They must enjoy earth as much as we did.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

comparing education between nepal and uk

to compare the quality of education on Nepal and UK... first point to start with is the infrastructure.white board( ie is also on the case of capital),chair and desk are the basic infrastructure of a class room,here in Nepal. but in case of UK,the capacity of class room is around 250 students. each desk contains the charger plug for charging laptop and the mobile phones. three columns of desk contain 8 each row and each column of desk has it's own big screen with the sound system that covers the classroom.

tutor desk has the facility to connect laptop and if they want to write something to show students, they write down in their desk and that is shown in all the three screen with the help of a special equipment. he speaks with microphone and the sound is dispersed within the classroom. He uses the powerpoint slides to make understand the students.The college provides each student with a unique student email and that can be accessed with the college's website. if anything has to be announced, they sent email in the college email id. the other way to disseminate the notice is to send sms and to publish in student portal. They provide a username and password to access the portal.

Student portal is a huge platform for students. they get information about the college activities through it. they get the reading materials for the subject. they get assignments from there. they submit assignments with it and the results are announced through the portal.

from financial point of view, the fee is triple high than here in Nepal. The tutor salary is incomparable.

from the social perspective, the diverse group of tutors help to know the diverse thought around the world. some are from usa, some are settled in uk from other countries like kenya and india, some are pure british.

The most impressive thing about the quality of education is the plagiarism. it is the most sensitive part. No student can copy any part or any line from anywhere from the internet. The system is made in such a way that, if we copy it shows the url of the website and how much you have copied. this prevents the copying habit of each student.And the referencing.. Tutor don't want to see the reference as www..... they want the name of book and the writer so it makes student to go to library, find the book and read the exact book.. this will simply enhance the intellectual part of studnets..

that's why it is one of the reason they are ahead in development from us.