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The Nepal Digest - The first Nepali e-Magazine
Year 14, Volume IX, Issue 1, Published On Friday September 26, 2003 (Aswin 09, 2060), New York, USA
 
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(Picture taken by Sushil Chettri, Kathmandu, Published by TND)
Kathmandu from Sushil Chettri's eyes, a nationally renowned photographer, who will provide pictures for TND from now on.
 
Editorial By Ujjwal Bhattarai
(There is 1 comment for this article. Last comment was posted by bodudepoe on 9/21/2011 9:39:51 PM)
 

There has to be a solution of this difficult Maoist problem. Einstein once said, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”. I don’t see one in this case, at least for now. Destruction is possible; it is the creation that is difficult. Evil is easy; it is the goodness that is difficult. And surmounting this very difficulty is ultimately going to shape the Nepalese character. 

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ChhalPhal: Gandharba Culture and the Tradition of Nepali Folk Music By Stephanie A. Spray
(There are 3 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Rajiv on 5/22/2004 1:49:51 PM)
 

The Gandharbas are a treasure of oral history and literature, little recognized in Nepal or abroad. Although their songs are unique to Nepal, the appeal of their sound and spirit cross caste and nation boundaries. Although a few of them have to earned fame and success, generally the Gandharba struggle to sustain their families and maintain their traditional identity, which is found in most evidently in their music.

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Who said what?
(There are 14 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by cheap wow gold on 10/12/2012 3:56:56 PM)
 

"If [Government-Maoist peace talk] talks do not work, the military solution is next"
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"... we are politely asking all foreign powers, particularly the USA and our immediate neighbors India and China, not to interfere in our internal affairs..."

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Letter to Editor from Shekhar, Gokarna and Anil Pandey
 
We have initiated a fund raising for the children of late Mr. Khadka so that they could, at least, go to school and complete their education. We already have collected some considerable amount in northern California and would like to request to all of you to donate on behalf of those children through the popular The Nepal Digest (TND). (MORE)


Immigration Q&A By Ramesh K. Shrestha, Attorney-at-law
(There are 4 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by rahisha on 11/13/2004 11:22:46 AM)
 
There are 3 Q&A from Pravesh, Megana, and Niraj in this issue:

1. How does this LIFE act work?
2. How safe is it to travel with advanced parole?
3. Is it possible if he sponser me as his employee, can I get green card?
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Politics: "Waking up to a Night-bitten Dawn" By Vijay K. Sigdel
(There are 14 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by 1 on 8/15/2012 12:43:05 AM)
 
Tragically, the revolution of 1990 has come to full circle.  I always dreaded that this day might come, because our nation's highest officials had been taking the lowest road in their public lives since they came to power.  I also dreaded because the all-powerful enemy of democracy, with its thousand eyes and millions of tentacles, was watching all along with self-righteous swaggering, just waiting for the opportune moment to move in.  Still, I did not quite expect it would come so impromptu.  I never really believed that history repeated itself until I recently read: "History repeats itself because people make the same mistakes." (MORE)


Politic-Economy: CEO of Baiesae and Chaubiesae By Surendra R. Devkota
(There are 8 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Deependra Adhikari on 9/9/2004 12:54:41 PM)
 
Just realize the rationale of one of the government's announcement that the so-called big guys of government are not advised to cross Ringroad! If a government entity can't move outside of the Ringroad of Kathmandu Valley, what do you think? Who is the governing outside of the Ringroad?  (MORE)


US-Nepal: "Wrong Analysis of Christina Rocca" By Kalyan Dev Bhattarai
(There are 12 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by lkgtzmd on 8/9/2012 2:54:33 PM)
 
Terrorism, for both India and USA, is only the front line issue to fulfill their vested interest subtly. When twin tower was attacked President Bush defined the attack as "1st war of 21st century" and opened the door for reciprocal attack and he himself blurted the thin line between war and terrorism. Now we can say without any hesitation that the 9/11 attack became the "boon in disguise" for President Bush to fulfill his objective of attacking Afghanistan, and Iraq and paved the way for future attack in the countries like Iran and Nepal. (MORE)


Analysis: A Way Out Of The Triangular Morass By Paramendra Bhagat
 
What does Surya Bahadur Thapa mean when he says not even the king can sack him? How long will he stick around? I mean, he has to go before an all-party government can step in. He is someone with considerable political skills, but the disagreement might not be with his personality, rather the process that got him seated on to the "throne." (MORE)


Analysis: The King and the Political Parties will have to reconcile Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
(There are 8 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by diablo 3 gold on 10/12/2012 1:25:54 PM)
 
The King could initiate steps to form a representative government of all parties who had members in the dissolved House and allow them to elect their leader. Restoration of the House could then be thought of. (MORE)


Maoist Incidents: Incidents after Ceasefire By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
(There are 168 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by fesAspers on 11/10/2012 10:49:54 PM)
 

28 August 2003
An army Colonel died and another was seriously injured.  Colonel Kiran Basnet died at 9:30 am at the Army Hospital. He was shot on his head at 7:39 in the morning by masked Maoist rebels, who fired four rounds of gunshots at him from outside the compound of his residence in Old Baneswor, Kathmandu.  About an hour later, another group of unidentified men shot Colonel Ramindra KC in front of Samakhushi Police beat.

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Opinion: "Elections - the only way out!" By Siddhartha Thapa
(There are 8 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Richard Watch on 7/19/2011 5:48:15 AM)
 

The demands of the parties have already been met. Surya Bahadur Thapa has been vested with executive powers to induct cabinet ministers on his recommendation to form an all-party government. The Prime Minister  has left key portfolios in the cabinet empty even three months after the initial induction of the new cabinet. There still remain differences in the demands of the major political parties and some leaders have even opposed the agitation.

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Women Issue: Right of Reproduction: Are Women Ready To Fight It? By Kamala Sarup
(There are 5 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by yomalpoe on 9/25/2011 5:05:45 AM)
 

In Nepal sixty percent of the married women do not want another pregnancy immediately after giving birth to their first child, but among them only 17.7 percent have access to family planning devices. Gender inequality is rampant in all aspects of Nepali society and although women comprise 50.3 per cent of the population, the literacy is only 30 per cent compared to 66 per cent for males.

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Diaspora: Panche Baja Comes to America Submitted by Krishnaman Manandhar
(There are 13 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by 1 on 7/5/2012 3:26:05 PM)
 
Nepalese community in America had an exciting day as the community inaugurates a permanent display of the Panche Baja at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City.  As modern times have brought important changes in the musical traditions of Nepal and as the ben baja dominates Kathmandu's culture the Panche Baja finally arrived in.  Now people from around the world will have an opportunity to learn about the significance of our traditional musical instruments. (MORE)


Cultural: Circle of Bliss by Dina Bangdel
(There are 82 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by ticengitek on 8/31/2012 11:04:56 PM)
 
Nepal is prominently highlighted in the show, and on the 1st of October in the private opening, the museum is planning a special "Hollywood" crowd private viewing for those interested in Buddhism and the Himalayas. Hopefully, interest in Nepal and its culture will be re-ignited for our flagging tourist economy. Anyway, please do spread the word around for those in the Mid-west as well as in the West Coast. (MORE)


Press Statement of (NDYC) By Anand Bist
 
We urge Maoist to go back to the Peace Talk and come to the negotiation table with all political parties and restore peace and security in the country without any delay. The restoration of peace in the country will only be possible if all the democratic forces come to a unity and work for the goodwill of the country and the people. (MORE)


Social: "Anil Nepal's Parent Project" By Ujjwal Bhattarai
(There are 16 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by chanel bags on 11/4/2012 1:01:12 PM)
 
Our goal is to tell a 13 year old, wheel chair bound, brilliant student Anushpa Nepal at Herald International Boarding school and others like him who have DMD, that we care and  support him. Our goal is to help to strengthen their parents and the community. Our goal is to show that we nurture. (MORE)


Appeal: Help to keep Himanchal High School alive By Mahabir Pun
 
With the financial support of Huguenin Rallapalli Foundation based in California, we built a four-classroom building for the extension. The building is more than good enough for sheltering the students, however, we need teachers to teach. (MORE)


Reflections from a decade back "Supreme Court OKs elections" By Pramod Pandey
(There are 18 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by chanel 2.55 on 11/4/2012 1:01:12 PM)
 

Seven judges ruled that Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala was within his constitutional rights to ask King Birendra to dissolve parliament and call early elections after the Congress Party leader lost a key vote in the assembly. The other four judges said Koirala's decision to resign and ask for fresh elections at the same time was unconstitutional.

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Tourism: Everest Adventure Journal Part 2: (4 of 6) A FEW PROBLEMS By Heather O'Neal
(There are 3 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by poguyldi on 10/3/2011 2:43:41 AM)
 
Sean was begging someone -- anyone -- to tell him to come down to base camp. But no one said a word. This is his project, his dream, his call. We will support his decision but cannot make it for him. Everyone was quiet. Michelle said, "We will all be different after this experience though now we don't know in what way." Then she said, "Sean, you will know what to do. Wait until you are sure. You will know." Sean asked, "What should I do with the summit flag and all the cancer patients' names if I come down?" No one had an answer. (MORE)


Literature >> Poem "My Shadow" By Dr. Madhu Madhurya
 

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ToxL d[To' / xf/sf] uf]?n] a}tgL{ tfg{ g;s]
b]zsf] jt{dfg g/s t d;Fu 5Fb}5
d PSnf] 5'Og====

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Literature >> Poem (In Nepali) By Bidhan Acharya
 

cfh cf;' v;fP/ /f]pmFh:tf] dnfO{ ef]

cf;'n] dg of] ;f/f wf]pmFh:tf] dnfO{ ef]

5}g zflGt st} leqL, aflx/L r]tgflt/

dg vfln x'F8]lnG5 hfG5 of] j]bgflt/

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Original Humor: "Notice from the Election Commission, September 24 2003" By "Misunderstood Poet"
(There are 3 comment s for this article. Last comment was posted by Prakash Khadka on 10/9/2003 1:42:29 PM)
 
Re: Elections

Contestant 1: Monarchy
Shah ra Raana maathi ko daman antya garou
Contestant 2: Political Parties
Gaas baas ra aash (hope)
Contestant 3: CPN (Maoists)
Maanisha thulo goli le hunchha, boli le hudaina
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Immigration

Read Immigration queries from TND readers answered by Attorney

By Ramesh K. Shrestha, Attorney-At-Law

Please send us your immigration quesions.

Political Analysis

"Waking up to a Night-bitten Dawn"

Tragically, the revolution of 1990 has come to full circle.I never really believed that history repeated itself until I recently read: "History repeats itself because people make the same mistakes."

By Vijaya K. Sigdel

Politic-Economy

CEO of Baiesae and Chaubiesae

The big guys of government are not advised to cross Ringroad! If a government entity can't move outside of the Ringroad of Kathmandu Valley, what do you think? Who is the governing outside of the Ringroad?

By Surendra Devkota

US-Nepal

"Wrong Analysis of Christina Rocca"

I consider it is my duty as a peace loving citizen of the country to request all Nepalese Intellectual to think seriously on this issue and visualize the outcome of the impending attack of USA to Nepal's remote villages killing thousands of innocent people.

By Kalyan D Bhattarai
Political Analysis

King and parties will have to reconsile

The King could initiate steps to form a representative government of all parties who had members in the dissolved House and allow them to elect their leader.

Restoration of the House could then be thought of.

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Literature: 2 Poems
"My Shadow"

By Dr. Madhu Madhurya
(In Nepali)


"Shall I fill the void?"

By Bidhan Acharya
(In Nepali)
Original Humor

"Notice from Election Commission"

Contestant 1: Monarchy
Shah ra Raana maathi ko daman antya garou

Contestant 2: Political Parties
Gaas baas ra aash (hope)

Contestant 3: CPN (Maoists)
Maanisha thulo goli le hunchha, boli le hudaina

- By M.P.

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