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various articles of inspiration to me and possibly to a lot of Nepal. Includes a lot of positive stories from Nepal !

10 historical actions that shaped Modern era Nepal

These actions in our history have helped much to shape Nepal of today:

  1. The culture of building temples all over Nepal ( Traders and artisans of the Malla era deserve respect for innovating and then immortalizing our distinct Nepali architecture).

  2. Unification of modern state of Nepal in the 18th Century by Prithivi Narayan Shah and his younger son, Bahadur Shah. (We are a nation called ‘Nepal’ because of their  determination! )

  3. Signing of Sugauli Treaty with the powerful ‘sun never sets’ British Empire (Bhimsen Thapa and fellow military and civilian leaders actions perhaps saved Nepal from dissolving into another state).

  4. People’s revolutions that ended the Rana rule in 1953, the absolute monarchy in 1990 and the monarchy itself in 2008. (Nepali citizens dared to remove dictatorship in 3 phases).

  5. Nepali soldiers in international peace building United Nations forces and in World Wars 1 and 2 as Gurkhas: (Their exemplary services have presented one consistent positive image of Nepal worldwide for one whole century).

  6. Community forests and  large parts of Nepal allocated as National park 1960 onwards (This has silently protected South Asia’s water table for a billion plus people, quietly delaying the ever-looming water crisis for the time-being).

  7. Madhesh Andolan in 2008 was a result of frustrations from the ruling aristocracy of Kathmandu’s oppression of the Terai plains and its natives. (This established a precedence where dignity along with fair prosperity has become a prerequisite for united, prosperous Nepal).

  8. Rejection of communal forces in Nepal in Constituent Assembly 2 in 2014: (Nepali citizens have time and again proved that united we rise, divided we WILL fall).

  9. Sanduk Ruit’s eye surgery technique literally opened eyes of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide (He has become a positive example of one Nepali rising onto become a model global citizen and set a benchmark on what must a Nepali do if s/he wants to shine globally).

  10. From early 1990’s, 2.5 million+ Nepali migrant workers left Nepal to transform Arab and east Asian countries from nomadic countries to developed countries within a single generation. (By contributing 25% of the total economy [at 2014] at the cost of their dreams, dignity, family and many with their own lives, they have been silently helping Nepal survive the continuous looting and pillaging of our country by syndicates of rulers in the name of democracy).

This is my personal view. I respect any disagreements and urge you to add your own lists in the comments below.

I have a dream…

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I have a dream…

that one day my children, their children and their grandchildren shall all embrace this nation as their god-given home
and not some rented shack that they choose to leave when the cracks start appearing …

I have a dream…

that one day, my little boys and girls shall be judged by the glow in their eyes,
and not by the accent of their voices;
by the aura of their deeds,
and not by the surname of their forefathers …

I have a dream…

that one day, every grandmother, her daughter and her granddaughter
shall all live within a breath of each other,
weaving monuments of love to leave behind,
just like in the past with those temples, ‘chautaris’ , gompas or ‘mithila’ art…

I have a dream …

that one day, leaders of our nation shall be judged
not by their herd of their followers, but by the leaders they build
that our little boys and girls shall brave this world
no longer as fearless mercenaries but as fearless citizens
that once again, “guests will be gods” and rivers will be holy,
villages will be youthful and our smiles will be for real…

And I have this dream …

that each morning, I shall walk down my lush terraced coffee gardens,
to find strangers from afar, sipping a cup of our one of a kind coffee..
and every single time my wrinkled hands joyfully come together,
to welcome with a “Namaste…”

I have a dream …

—-
inspired by Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream”

हिँजो आज को ठुलो ?

हिँजो आज को ठुलो ? भ्रष्टाचार बिरुद्ध आमरण अनसनमा बस्दै गरेकी छिन् नेपाली शारदा भुषाल झा । उहाँलाई भेट्न रत्नपार्क – शान्ति बाटिका जाँ़ आजै कुनै पनि बेला। आज दिन ८।
सुन्नुहोस् भ्रष्टाचार बिरुद्धको यो कविता उहाँकै शब्दमा

हिँजो आज को ठुलो?
ईमान्दार भन्दा बेईमान ठुलो
जनता भन्दा नेता ठुलो
सत्ता भन्दा भत्ता ठुलो
शासन भन्दा भाषण ठुलो
बिकास भन्दा नारा ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

राहत भन्दा आश्वाशन ठुलो
रासन भन्दा कमिशन ठुलो
भुस भन्दा घुस ठुलो
घाँटी भन्दा गाँस ठुलो
मेला भन्दा माढ ठुलो
माढ भन्दा जाँड ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

साधु भन्दा चोर ठुलो
व्यापार भन्दा भाउ ठुलो
काम भन्दा तर्क ठुलो
कमाई भन्दा खर्च ठुलो
लठ्ठी भन्दा भट्टी ठुलो
खाँचो भन्दा खाँचो ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

गुरु भन्दा चेला ठुलो
माउ भन्दा चल्ला ठुलो
पढ्नु भन्दा चोर्नु ठुलो
जोर्नु भन्दा फोर्नु ठुलो
निर्माण भन्दा नाज ठुलो
शान्ति भन्दा अल्लाह (धर्म) ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

धर्म भन्दा पाप ठुलो
खान लगाउनको चाप ठुलो
स्वर्ग भन्दा नर्ग ठुलो
जिउनजन भन्दा पैसा ठुलो
स्वदेश भन्दा विदेश ठुलो
रक्षक भन्दा भक्षक ठुलो
पुँजी भन्दा लुगा ठुलो
मान्छे भन्दा जुँगा ठुलो
मालिक भन्दा नोकर ठुलो
बिचार भन्दा बिकास ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

स्वतन्त्रता भन्दा लापता ठुलो
जिँउदो भन्दा बेपत्ता ठुलो
देश भन्दा संघियता ठुलो
राष्ट्रियता भन्दा जातियता ठुलो
पद भन्दा पावर ठुलो
्उद्दार भन्दा वलत्कार ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?

भण्डाफोर भन्दा चमत्कार ठुलो
सदाचार भन्दा भ्रष्टाचार ठुलो
सुचना भन्दा आलोचना ठुलो
पारदर्शिता भन्दा गोपनियता ठुलो
बुद्दिमानलाई तास ठुलो
नेपाली जनतालाई आश ठुलो
हिँजो आज को ठुलो?
हिजो आज भ्रष्टाचारीकै कब्जा ठुलो


उहाँको बारेमा यहाँ सुन्नुहोस्

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nepali/programmes/2011/10/111012_localcorrupt.shtml

He does not make himself known, and so he is noticed.

“Tao Te King” by Lao Tsu
Some extracts:

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is illuminated.
He who defeats others is strong.
He who defeats himself is powerful.
He who knows happiness is rich.
He who keeps his path is willful.

Be humble and you will become whole.
Bend and you will become straight.
Empty yourself and you will become full.
Wear yourself out and you will become new.

The wise man does not show off, and so he shines.
He does not make himself known, and so he is noticed.
He does not praise himself, and so he has merit.
And because he does not compete,
none in the world can compete with him.

copied from here