Category Archives: inspiration

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

I have a dream…

I have a dream…

that one day my children, their children and their children 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, …. not by the accent in their voices… by the ‘aura of their accomplishments’, and not by the surnames of their fore-fathers…

I have a dream…

that one day, each grandmother, her daughter and her grand-daughter shall all live within a breath from each other’s embrace, where they weave together monuments of love to leave behind, much like those courtyard temples of the past, the ‘chautaaris’ or the ‘mithila’ paintings…

I have a dream…

that once-more “guests will be gods” here, rivers will be holy enough to drink, villages will be a shangrila … and where smiles are once again for real…

I have a dream …

that one day, the leaders of our nation shall be judged not by their herd of followers, but by the gems of leaders they produce…

I have this dream…

that one day again, we Nepali will also be known for being fearless citizens, not fearless mercenaries…

I have a sweet dream…

that my little girl and your little boy shall grow up to be virtuous leaders that nurtures the tree of prosperity in each of our homes…

And I have a very selfish dream :) …

that one day, I shall walk down lush-terraced coffee gardens in my village, to find friends from all over the world drop by for a cup of the finest organic coffee available… with fresh buffalo cheese spread on a perfect slice of whole wheat bread made right then and there…

I have a dream…

So, my dear friend, what is your dream ?

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

5 responsible young Nepalis to look out for

Here are some young Nepalis  I met in the past year ( I hardly get to meet many old Nepalis these days, surprisingly). I have been impressed by their persistent actions in raising the standard of Nepali society (however small they might seem).

Here are 5 young Nepalis look out for in the near future.

  1. Juju Kaji Shrestha of HeartBeat ( Rehabilitating street children inspite of constant danger working with drug addicted, mentally challenged and angry youths)
  2. Claire Naylor of Women Lead Nepal (she may not be a Nepali but is at heart :D and is building leadership in one small group of high school girls at a time)
  3. Saroj Karki of Youth for Blood (building nationwide blood database and helping save one Nepali ata time through blood donations)
  4. Rekha Nepali of MJ Fan Club (helping when, where, how ever she can)
  5. Ratnesh Shashi (Running around finding help to help 5000 and more Siraha Fire Victims)

— Know more ? Please post their names /contact below. So that I can get to know them as well ! Thank you!