Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha or Siddhartha Gautama also known as the Tathagata lies at the foothills of the Himalayas in the Southern part of modern Nepal. Buddha who is known as the apostle of world peace and the light of Asia was born at Lumbini in 623 BC. It is considered to … Continue reading Possibilities, Potential and Problems in development of Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini
Despite the deep bond that man has shared with dogs over ages and the way they are worshipped in Nepal during the special festival of Tihar but dogs face a different story of agony for rest of the year. The man's best friend is also frequent victim of abuse, violence and mistreatment. It is not uncommon to see plenty of stray dogs everywhere in Nepal who are victimized, beaten up, starved, tortured, stoned and poisoned by the same man who calls them their best friend.
Eid Al- Fitr is a festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide which concludes the month long arduous dawn-to-sunset fasting over the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It is a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and … Continue reading Ramadan and Eid Al- Fitr from the eyes of a Hindu !
According to FAO reports 2013, about 842 million people in the world do not eat enough to be healthy. That is why, I am quite skeptical of the way we celebrate Dashain by putting rice tika on our foreheads in this country where millions have no alternative but to sleep on an empty stomach. ! The practice of putting rice tika on forehead during Dashain may have had more significance in the past as the time in which the festival falls marked the ending of harvesting season in Nepal. The rice that we waste during Dashain by putting on our foreheads is just one part of the story while in another part of the story, even more food is wasted in the Kitchen in the name of feasting and festive celebrations.
I recently heard a Nepali Christian priest claim that there are around two million Christians in the country.In a television interview, I also watched one leader of a rightist political party claim that before 2007 BS there were just 25 Christians in the country but now there are more than 2.5 million converted Christians in … Continue reading Story of A secular nation with rising number of christian converts!