Factual Fiction

Why I Donated to Maoists?

After reading Kantipur’s main news today (Army Warns Against Donation), I remembered the events of those days when I was chief of the administration at a school some four years ago. It was all about the donation and our position at the time. I admit that we donated a sum for the national conference of a sister organization of the Maoists but not before thinking of informing security officials and then deciding against it. Continue reading

Leisurely Activities

Enjoying Performance of World Record Drum Beater

“I want to take the warm hearts of people of the birthplace of Lord Buddha with me.” This statement came from Hiromi Ishioka, a Japanese drummer who had written his name in the Guinness Book of World Records for building the world’s biggest drum and playing it. The World Peace Drum, 4.8m in diameter, 5m in length and 2 tons in weight, is in Japan, but the 51-year-old has showed his performance for Nepalis four times in a small replica. I was one of the spectators of his team’s performance on Tuesday evening. Continue reading

Radio Free Nepal

King Increasing Personal Properties!

King Gyanendra is a businessman. His major investment is in the Soaltee Group, one of the major business houses of the country running a few businesses. Though publicly his involvement in business is not seen, it’s a well-accepted truth. I don’t know how much the businesses are benefiting from his direct rule, but I can safely assume that they are probably doing the best business.

This shows that King Gyanendra thrive for property. After the Royal Massacre, he became the lone heir of all the properties accumulated by the Shah Dynasty during their 300 years of reign.

The latest information is about the properties once owned by the late King Birendra’s family. There is a piece of land in the prime space at Sallaghari of Bhaktapur meant for the palace constuction of late Prince Nirajan. The land was in name of Nirajan but King Gyanendra is the owner of that land. The land was tranferred to the King’s name 22 days after he took the executive power, according to an official who works in Land Revenue Office. Why in the King’s name? Continue reading


Being Nostalgic about ‘Iron Gate’

SLC (School Leaving Certificate) Examination is probably the most important exam that a Nepali student can take. Not only because it’s the test of 10 years of school education or its result get published in Gorkhapatra but also because each and every Nepali gets interested in it – no matter they or their children are involved in it or not. The toppers get widespread lifelong recognition. Continue reading

Uzz Update

Let’s Play Fagu! … but sensibly

Friday is going to be a special day, not because it is a weekend, but because it’s this year’s Fagu Purnima, or Holi or festival of colors. To watch people covered by various colors, and to do that ourselves gives us happiness and enjoyment. Co-blogger Vishu wrote a small piece earlier urging to play it sensibly … I am doing the same. Celebrating something should be confined within ourselves or to only those who want to participate. Throwing water-filled balloons over girls/women or even men is an inhuman act and should be avoided. Continue reading