Chaltar to cold ice cream

on Friday, May 29, 2009

Cold ice cream coffee on the table, with two of my friends spent one hour gossiping on various subject day all activities. The cold ice cream and the place both of them were completely new for me. It made me refreshed anyway.
Let me permit for further detail. We students and teachers from sagarmatha multiple college, around thirty speeded up in the morning at round 8:30 as our plan, our main plan to observe the dumping site and its impact on neighboring village. However I am emphasizing on overall the status of village. The dumping site was completely different as I pre-assumed in my mind. I had imaged that mould of garbage should have made no space to add more. But my imagination did not match at all; it has been almost plain shape made of garbage. But the environmental situation found more deteriorated in the vicinity area while visiting few houses of the villages.

Media spectra while staying in kathmandu had given a kind of information that local people have blocked to let it throw at the site. And also all of us were curious to know about facts.

Being small groups we filled some forms. We were four in my group. We had to walk up height at 90 degree angle. There was scattered pattern of houses in the village. We introduced them our identity and our purpose to come there. They whole heartedly supported us for answering the questions.

The village name was chaltar. Most of the houses are of bhujel caste. According to the evidences of collection, they have no any satisfied job. They were found involved in as wage worker. No enough food for the family, Hardly six months has it sustained from their own land. Rest of the months they go out to work and feed family. They have very poor educational condition. Up to collected information we found no one school leaving certificate graduate. Early marriage is dominant in the village. To talk about the health education, it will be incomplete with education. Thus education is controlling factor for heath. Lack of hospital in that area Bir hospital of kathmandu has been their reliable treatment centre. Any sorts of cases the ultimate option is to take patient to kathmandu. Witch doctor is more regularly working for the village then hospital. Lack of toilet and water are main problem that to get water they have no choice besides going 20 minutes away down to river from home. While asked to make new toilet they gave no response.

Due to dumping site they have even difficulty to have and sleep. As media circle said from the perspectives of kathmanduties the problem does not seem as major problem as kathmanduties. There are many barren fields that can be made dumping site if it is proceeded with systematically.
While asked why did you obstruct? Many of them expressed unknowingness about recent blockade from the community. Their dissatisfaction is not with recently using dumping site, rather it has to be fulfilled their demands like hospital, drinking water by government. “It is very essential for us, said one of the house owner”.
Is urban centered media ever tried to identify genuine issues of stake holders? Unless we try to recognize problem, one more brick would be added with political upheaval.
Politically misguided ideology seems to have made them scapegoat. They are accustomed to tolerate, their ignorance and illiteracy is their assets that they are happy with it. “Education always does not bring happiness. Ignorance sometimes brings bliss indeed.”

The cold ice cream and decorated java appeared cleared when we paid 540 rupees of three with tax. In my mind all of a sudden clicked a chapter of overdevelopment. There after I came to notice how overdevelopment process begins.

Academic icon was staring on book with a sib of coffee, May be he is in peace mind. I do not know when I get accustomed to be staring book with sib of coffee.


on Sunday, May 3, 2009

Which country do you love most? Of course I do love Tibet, motherland, said a Tibetan lad. he is studying in Chennai in India, the southern part’ sometimes in holidays he would come in Nepal, but was born in Tibet. It was coincidence he was on leave staying with aunt in Nepal. We met who made me compelled to think where i belong.
His aunt does not even understand Nepali. She needs help to communicate or has to use universal language. Her special tea and innocent kindly behavior always offered me strength whenever I would be there that I learnt many things that I could not have recognized. She makes delicious foods. She has a tea shop. It is very special tea but different than that of Nepali tea we are familiar. I mostly saw Tibetan in the shop gathering and chatting with cheerful mood holding a cup of tea on the right hand. Few of them I noticed were Nepali speaker.
Just couple of days back with the purpose to accomplish two tasks at the same time appeared with my friend. We ordered two cup of tea and potato curry. My friend would seem a bit worried. I thought it is personal business. Again and again eyes on mobile would indicate time is coming nearer. Immediately, friend was requested to meet, so in haste run. My loneliness rested on next to me with some interrogation being alone after friend’s departure.
The aunt was busy in serving the customers. Sometimes her charming on face would turn into sad and pale mood but often happier. Her happiness had no any long quires that there might be other question marks. It is a kind of happiness that living in the land of Gautam Buddha without torture and disorder made them more united about Tibet and share Tibetan feeling in foreign land.
The reflection of gloominess blends when they are reminded of the Tibetan language and people. No matter how luxurious life it is, no matter how long distance it is, the truth for Tibet will never be hidden.

In new Nepal process to derail the peace, at present issue of justification of the chief of army has heightened the problem more uncertain, is not going in right track to resolve it. Actually problem itself isn’t a problem. Problem will be problem when the way of looking itself is problem. The present problem of the state is not the problem but the driver of the state, all political parties can not take consensus or do not want to solve it, and they think that such change would harm in long historical reputation on chain of command. In so called new Nepal do you really think that social, economic and cultural status quo will be transformed with the myopias of new cover of old faces?
Shame on us! For the goodness of sake folks are patiently waiting to be solved the problem and the world is laugh at us in the horizon!
And on the lap of Wwayambhu we are restless in quarrelling unarguable answers. We are looking for reasonable answer through others. The height of Swayambhu, the bottle neck Katmandu is half covered with mist and dust, is still being made of the creed of the recovering of the wound. The lad and all Tibetan are still hoping that the bliss of the lord Gautam Buddha would save the Tibet.

My friend is going to give exam and I know how the lad goes through right now while talking Tibet. But I do not want to hurt him more.
The best idea is to go up at Swayambhu height and fuel the energy of goodness and indulge until 9 o’clock.