Sunday, 14 April 2019 – Commonly known as Biska Jatra is an annual event in Bhaktapur, Dhapasi Thimi and Tokha and other places in Nepal. The festival is celebrated at the start of the new year on the Bikram Sambat calendar, however, the festival itself is not related to Bikram Sambat.
Legend has it that this celebration is the “festival after the death of the serpent”. Various areas of Bhaktapur city celebrate this festival according to their own rituals. The most eventful places are Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Thimi Balkumari. A chariot carrying a statue of the God Bhairava is pulled by hundreds of people to the Khalla Tole. Approximately a month earlier, the chariot is assembled near the Nyatapola temple (five stair temple).
NUWAKOT, 23-24 February 2019 — She, almost 60, offered tea, thought unknown, on the way when I was returning from paddy field where many women were working for fertilizer management for next harvesting of maize in their field. Her courtesy offer amazingly turned to next offer by Lama dai who noticed me since I reached to that place. It was my travel to village – Taara Goun – of Chhap VDC of Nuwakot adjoint to Shivapuri National Park but like a remote. Not only geography with tushing noise with Himalayan but also culture of villagers are awesome and helpful.
Madi, Chitwan, 30th December 2018 — With many to do list, Madi was into my list since the last few years. It is not because of traveling new places but notwithstanding of curiosity and passion to know local culture at the border. Traveling the valley with family was phenomenal experience for quality life which ultimately turned me into new experimental traveler knowing new place.
PARSA, Sunday, 21 Oct 2018 — Adhabar, Hattishat, formally known as elephant ride, in Parsa wild life reservation is slowly coming into light of international and internal tourists. We also came to know about elephant ride at Adhabar, dense forest, locally known as Charkose Jhadi, three months ago. Adhabar is nearby Amleshganj and 22km far from Hetauda.
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.