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The Nepal Digest - The first Nepali e-Magazine
Year 14, Volume VIII, Issue 1, Published On Sunday August 24, 2003 (Bhadra 07, 2060), New York, USA
 
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Editorial By Ujjwal Bhattarai
(There are 8 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Adelaide on 8/19/2011 12:47:45 AM)
 
It reminds us of Ezra Pound, an American poet, who once said "Man is an over-complicated organism. If he is doomed to extinction he will die out for want of simplicity".

From our motherland: The peace-talk is once again at the cross-roads and we want to remind both parties that Nepalese people demand that it bear some peaceful and lasting outcome.
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Food for thought: Quotes from Jamling Tenzing Norgay's book "Touching my father's soul"
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"Mikaru ['white eyes' or Westerners] ar much like cattle. They are happy wandering about aimlessly all day long..., they are constantly getting sick..., and you have to lead them by nose over difficult terrain or they'll fall off the trail... But if you feed them well, they'll produce a lot of rich milk for you." - Sherpa Woman 

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News: Diversity Program (DV-2005) becomes electronic DV
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The Department of State will only accept completed Electronic Diversity Visa Entry Forms submitted electronically during the 60 day registration period beginning November 1, 2003. Paper entries will not be accepted.

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Letter to Editor: New Nepali Website By Sujan Gautam
 

TND has been a great resource for Nepali ex pats and you have a good host of intellectual contributers and readers. Your audience's comments would be an asset  to our website (www.nepalforum.org).

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Immigration Q&A By Ramesh K. Shrestha, Attorney-at-law
(There are 9 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by yogalldi on 10/3/2011 2:45:07 AM)
 

I am currently in f1 status and gradated in computer science. My relative has a gas station and he is an American citizen. Is it possible if he sponser me as his employee, can I get green card? ...

There are 4 Q&A in this issue:

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Politics: "Crooks Out Crooks In" By Vijay K. Sigdel
(There are 12 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Melanie Kellett on 9/5/2003 4:12:02 PM)
 
More than fifty years since the first, and thirteen years after the second revolution, Nepal is still refusing to change. Instead of passing from one epoch to another, not only decades but also centuries have co-existed here. The locomotive of change that is accelerating around the globe has yet to find it's way to Nepal. Our existence appears more intertwined with the past than with our destiny; or, perhaps we simply cannot escape our past to initiate a better future. The progressive forces have been fighting a perpetual battle with the reactionary forces … and have gained precious little success. (MORE)


Politics: Ceasefire and Maoists Talks By Kamala Sarup
(There are 7 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Anuram Shrestha on 8/31/2003 1:07:51 PM)
 

As far as the 1990 constitution is concerned, it is in deed a good one, but no
constitution can be and should be made totally rigid and for all time. Like the people and their needs, like the trimes and their demands everything is in a flux and the constitution is also not above and beyond the universal law of change.

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Politics: Time to analyze the Maoist demand in peace perspective By Kalyan Dev Bhattarai
(There are 5 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by cheap north face coats on 11/9/2012 12:12:55 AM)
 

Maoist are communist, they have taken arms, adopted violence, demands republican state, have killed many innocent people, are not liked by donor agencies, and aid giving countries like USA, India, Britain, etc. and thus they are different to us and should be viewed differently. Such perception will not work in 21st century. Not only that any analysis based on such perception will not give you correct solution to solve the country's biggest problem faced so far.

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Opinion: Nationalist Nepalese and their high expectations - By Anil Pandey
(There are 11 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by 1 on 9/30/2012 4:54:32 PM)
 

The Panchayat system was overthrown thirty years after its establishment because it was alleged that it was a dictatorial type of system. Leader Ganesh Man happened to be a staunch supporter of  so called democracy on the strength of his two Brahmin colleagues and due to his being a Newar leader, all the Newars of the three cities of the Kathmandu Valley turned out to be strong supporters of democracy. After the downfall of Ganesh Man, caused by his two colleagues, the Newars probably found out the conspiracy of the two Brahmins.

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Diaspora: Keeping Nepali Identity Alive in the Diaspora By Puru Subedi
(There are 2 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Puru Subedi on 8/28/2003 4:17:55 PM)
 

Who am I? What am I?  What attributes define me?  These are great questions one asks of oneself.   Answering them to the self is critical to lead a normal and productive life.   Ultimately, it is our own sense of who we are that invokes our actions and how we spend our lives.   Thus these are very important questions and answers.

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Chhalphal: "The Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site and the Search for Authenticity in Historic Urban Preservation" By Professor Eduard Sekler
(There are 4 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by hisaloek on 9/22/2011 6:38:16 PM)
 

A  brief history of historic preservation in Nepal, accompanied by slides, was followed by a discussion of the World Heritage Convention and its application in theKathmandu Valley. The Darbar Squares of Bhaktapur and  Patan were selected as examples for the way authenticity may be preserved  or endangered  by  historic preservation and other contemporary activities.

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Personalities: Walking the World for Peace By Sushma Joshi
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A year after two airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers, thousands of people gathered on September 11, 2002, to remember the event. In Washington Square Park, New York City, hundreds spoke out against war on an all night vigil. The country was engaged in bombing Afganisthan, and there was talk of war against Iraq. Activists from all ages and backgrounds rallied to the call for peace.  (MORE)


Social: "Are you planning to flee your homeland, too?" By Surendra Phuyal
 

But what really excites me is the fact that I am meeting more and more Nepalese here. In fact, one does not expect to meet many Nepalese in a little-known American city like Pittsburgh. But if one goes to New York or Washington or California, I have been told, one can see villages of Nepalese-of Sherpas of Helambu region, of Sherpas of Khumbu, of Gurungs and Thakalis of western Nepal, of Newars of Kathmandu valley and so on.

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Pharmacists in Health care system - By Asta Ratna Prajapati, BPharm, MRPharmS, MBA
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The management of drug therapy is one of the most important challenges in health care management. Drug related problems are considered as indirect costs to health care systems, and according to a 1992 study in the United States exceeded the direct cost of prescription medication.

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International Relations: Nepal attracts US attention, to India's dismay By Dhruba Adhikary
(There are 3 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Karik on 8/19/2011 12:15:56 PM)
 

KATHMANDU - Would the United States have enhanced its concerned interest in Nepal's Maoist insurgency had the tragic events of September 11, 2001 not occurred? It is difficult to say, but it is unusual that the US has suddenly chosen to increase contacts with the Himalayan kingdom that it has officially known for more than 55 years.

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"Reflections from a decade back" By Madhav Bhatta
(There are 2 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Purbanchal University on 9/13/2003 9:19:48 PM)
 

Here is the list of some of the Koirala appointees, an example of his understanding of democracy.

Sushil Koirala (Brother)- M.P.(Banke District),Personal Advisor & Member Central Committee(NC)
Nona Koirala (Sister-in-law)- Member Central Committee(NC)
Jyoti Koirala (Nephew)- Advisor, Karmachari Pajani Bibhag(Sorry couldn't find an appropriate translation)

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Literature: Poem: "I See Gods" By Bhuvan Thapaliya
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When I gave hope
To the hopeless
I saw God in their resolution
As they marched with sanguine heart

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Announcement: Call for INLS Bhudhathoki Best On-line Writer Award Nomination
 
International Nepali Literary Society (INLS), Washington D.C. has established "Bhudhathoki Best On-line Writer Award" on the sponsorship of INLS Vice-President Kamala Sarup and Chiranjibi Bhudhathoki. The award will be given to an author who has made outstanding contribution to Nepali literature by publishing on the internet. The award consists of $100.00 cash prize and a certificate. The award will be given every two year. (MORE)


Entertainment: Bollywood: Frequently Questioned Answers By Richard Corliss
(There are 5 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Lena on 8/18/2011 11:37:52 PM)
 

1. Why are Indian movies so long?

Mehboob Khan's "Aan" was one of the few Indian films of the 50s to get a released in English theaters. This Eastman Color swashbuckler, with Dilip Kumar (in his smiling, not soulful mode) as a Hindi Douglas Fairbanks, is a relatively brisk, buoyant affair. Yet a London reviewer couldn't resist sniding, "It goes aan and aan and aan."

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Immigration

Read Immigration queries from TND readers answered by Attorney

- Ramesh K. Shrestha, Attorney-At-Law

Please send us your immigration quesions.

Political Analysis

Crooks In Crooks Out

Our existence appears more intertwined with the past than with our destiny; or, perhaps we simply cannot escape our past to initiate a better future.

- Vijaya K. Sigdel

Politics

Ceasefire and Maoists Talk

As far as the 1990 constitution is concerned, it is in deed a good one, but no constitution can be and should be made totally rigid and for all time.

- Kamala Sarup

Chhalphal

"Kathmandu Valley Heritage Site.."

The Darbar Squares of Bhaktapur and Patan were selected as examples for the way authenticity may be preserved or endangered by historic preservation and other contemporary activities.

- Eduard Sekler
Personalities

Walking the World for Peace

This kind of proactive approach characterizes Monk Krishnaman's approach to life. " This is what the Bhagvad Gita says: do your karma, but do not expect anything in return. If you do it to get something back, you will be disappointed."

By Sushma Joshi

Literature: Poem
"I See Gods"

When I gave hope
To the hopeless
I saw God in their resolution
As they marched with sanguine heart


- Bhuvan Thapaliya
"Reflections from a Decade Back"

Our Present Our Past

Here is the list of some of the Koirala appointees, an example of his understanding of democracy.

Sushil Koirala (Brother)

Nona Koirala (Sister-in-law) ...

- Pramod Pandey

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