HETAUDA, 26 August 2018 — When I used to teach in Hetauda in 2000/1, I saw very few vehicles and people around the market. Density of population has been increased, traffic jam is usual and rapid urbanization is taking place.
After immediate of people moments and Nepal’s armed conflict in 2062 BS, Tarai was burning and internal displace persons made a reality of today’s Hetauda landscape and it’s shaping differently soon.
POKHARA, 29 JULY 2018 — Two boards at another edge were slowly rowing on Beganas lake which is one of silent lakes in Pokhara. After few minutes, I clearly noticed that three students in school uniforms were on a board and another board was rowed by a lady. I captured photos and videos. They reached, tied the board and got out from the board. I spoke with students, the lady, mother of students and a man, father of students and who was rowing board of students. A man had fish and I asked whether I could buy the fish for home. They agreed but I could not hold the fish in my car whole day since it needed freeze to preserve. I dropped the idea of buying fish. They were about to go to school. I helped dropping students to school. On the way, a man, Dil Bahadur Jalari, shared his life, the inspiring life.
MAKWANPUR, 15 June 2018 – Hrikheshwor Mahadev temple, middle of Kathmandu and Hetauda, was not our destination on that day. We stopped since we were in trippy. We want to move for nothing and just travel. The template was 1000 meters through structured steps of stone away from main road. Way seems very cool, moisture and silent place like you are in somewhere else beyond earth.
BOLTON, MASSACHUSETTTS, USA 12 November 2017 – Digital technology is in sky kissing nowadays, especially in developed countries like United States of America. However, is it possible to send your credit card in email? Debit card? Your gadgets from online shopping? And even simple items of kitchenware? Probably, once man starts to live without materialistic items, physical credit card and any physical item won’t be necessary in their life. But, is it possible without material matters in our life? The question begins when I was roaming around Bolton, nearby Boston with my friend.
She was pressing her arms time and again at the roadside of Khasan Road, Bangkok, Thailand while serving foot massage to foreigners at public area in December 2016. My observation went for more than an hour and turn by turn she served foot massage to people hanging around there. My meaning making machine thought and asked a question. She was erasing pain of all foreigners but who would erase her pain of arms and mind. I went to road side for a foot massage and she offered her service at 100 Batt. “Okay”, I said and I also offered my free foot massage service to her paying 100 Batt for her service too. She agreed and after my foot massage. With her permission, I started foot massage.
Kapan Height, KATHMANDU, 24th June 2017 – “Chitra Matra”, he said to me. He explained meaning of “Chitra matra” according to Buddhist philosophy. He has studied only Buddhist philosophy thirteen years in Kalingpoong. He seemed every gentleman and had unexpected calmness within style while talking with people. I have learned a lot from him. I met him at Pullahari Monastery on the way of my short cycle trail through Kapan height.
She posed into my selfie voluntarily while I was fixing my mobile for a selfie with my kids in my locality. She posed since she amazed that she could view herself into mobile, expressed in local language – Newari. She was unknown of front camera of mobile. She is one of Aunties of my locality.
Her one sentence put me into thoughtful situation what actually I am doing for community, especially for my local community. Nothing was my answer.
GHANDRUK, 26 March 2017 – This second trail of Ghandruk with family and kids opens new thought of enjoyment and happiness in my family. The new thought is about how to feel you in nature – Himalayan, village and new way of expression of locals. We started our trail from Hari Chowk of Pokhara by bus to Nayapul of core trail to Ghandruk.
This trail to Ghandruk with kids was in my mind when I was in Ghandruk on foot of 7-8 hours for a research with my colleague in December 2011. It came to reality in March 2017. We had zip vehicle for 3.5 hours from Hari Chowk to the place before 1 hour on foot of main Ghandruk area. We started our journey with full energy.
LAMMA ISLAND, HONG KONG, 21st Feb 2017 – Splendid journey to Hong Kong was nailed one year before in office’s picnic in Gokarna Resort. I was reluctant to make this trip due to prejudice about Hong Kong and its people in such a way that I was on my bed at home till 8:30pm whereas I had to report airport at 9:00pm. Airport is 15 minutes walking distance from my home. I was feeling that this trip was obligation rather than my own interest. But, after this trip I knew it was a call of dragon warriors. I would regret if I would not make this trip. It is meaning trip because a quest of trip made me clear how much I was wrong to Hong Kong and its people. I am thankful to those all local people and their consideration with graceful behavior. I found everyone is awesome and extensively natural with eternal feelings and the places, I have been like Lamma Island, were successful to mesmerize my trip for a long till the end. Continue reading “A Trail through Lamma Island”
Hong Kong, 22nd February 2017 – Two dragon warriors were into my dream on Sunday, 7th August 2016 night (a day of Naag Panchami). I realized that my footsteps, while stepping out from airbus at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at mid night of Wednesday, 22nd February 2017, was decoding my dream of 200 days ago. My overall journey in Hong Kong was meaningful and I am thankful to team members for their consideration and cooperation for my trip. I would regret if I had not made this trip indeed because I would not be able to decode my dream of dragon warriors.