Month: February 2007
Well, this is the second time that the bloggers meet in Kathmandu. I was unable to post the entry of the First Ever Historical Meet of Bloggers in Kathmandu. I was also luckily participated there but i can’t post about it on my blog, that was my “alchhi pan” also and a little bit scarce of time, too. But this time i don’t want to miss the warm opportunity to post on about the meet of Bloggers. Both of the meet were held on the hall of Freedom Forum, Thapathali. At first meet, we have decided to continue the meetings on every first Saturday of the month. At that meet, we had also discussed about the possiblities of the blogging in Nepal, its’ challenges and its’ hopes. We had discussed on the topics of how to increase its possibilities and how to increase on the numbers of bloggers and the readers. We also had decided for not making any formal registration of the bloggers coz it is itself and informal and self regulated as one of the form of citizen journalism but not completely as citizen journalism but as like a part of it and as like a plateform to show one’s desires and experiences. It’s a blog. But, we have decided to blog within the certain limitations and within self descipline.
Specially, the second meet of Bloggers also centered on promoting the Bloggers and the Blogging. There were some new faces as well as missing of some old faces who have met on the first meet. The discussion centered on the plans of future perspectives of blogging and holding the workshops, trainings to assist on the technical parts of blogging to the bloggers and to give ideas and general conceptions to the prospective bloggers. We also discussed about publishing a book about blogging, the short history of international blogging and the history of nepali blogging and about the nepali blogsphere. We also discussed on the matters of planning on the ideas of holding a conference probably on the beginning of 2008 and awarding best blogs in different segments.
Specially, i would like to thank Mr. Ujjwal Acharya and Mr. K. P. Dhungana to make possible the gatherings of Bloggers and for making the BLOGAN (Bloggers’ Association of Nepal-note: It’s a completely informal association). Any blogger who wants to join the BLOGAN can email on firstname.lastname@example.org. And, i would also like to appeal to all the readers plz promote the possibilities of Blogs and encourage us to do more better on this field. Do comments on our posts. If possible be a blogger.
Nepal’s Peace Process had been gaining extra and ordinary successes. It had given a great example to the world for signing on Peace Agreement in a very short period of beginning of peace process and with the completely on the self strength of we Nepali People. People had started to take a breath of happiness and full of confidence. There started to sign brightness on the face of Nepali people. They were feeling a great proudness inside them for that they will be getting the chance of making constitution for them by them through the constituent assembly. They were hopeful towards the restructuring of the state. They were feeling satisfaction that they may also get opportunities on the decision making and policy making process of the country. They were exited for being the ruler of the country from get ridding of those poor and suppressed “raiti”. Although there are some suspects and threats on their dream, they were hopeful to be the winner over the regressive forces. Read the rest of this entry »
Today also in Biratnagar, remained tense. People heard two different notices from miking in some parts of Biratnagar, one of from the CDO office about the curfew and the next about the invitation for the participation for the rally of madhesi people. Today the madhesi people had planed to violate the order of curfew, to enter the Biratnagar jail and then release Mr. Badri Mandal, one of the ministers of the time of king’s direct ruling period.
More than 3000 people had reached to the bridge of Singhiya River at Hatkhola with swords, bamboo sticks, rods and hashiya linked in a long stick on their hands as their weapons at 2: 30 pm. Police tried to stop all of them beyond the bridge, beyond the curfew area. But it becomes very futile and all of them entered the curfew area in front of the Biratnagar jail. It seemed that as if the police had applied very little force to control the movement. They damaged some public Buses parking in the side of the road, near hatkhola bus park. Then, police started firing the tear gas. After few minutes the mass was driven towards across the bridge. More than 2000 pahadhe people including women and children of Madhumara, Saraswoti Tole and Hatakhola were seen gathering in the sides of streets to view the crash between police and the madhesi people. They did not respond towards the madhesi people; neither the madhesi people attacked them. Still the madhesi people keep on attacking police with stone, catapult and bow & arrow. Now the police started firing tear gas to the madhesi people, but they returned the cells of the tear gas towards the police. This like crash continued till 7 pm. So the local administration has increased the time of curfew two hours more, till 8 pm. More than twenty people are told to have been wounded in that crash including the police and the demonstrationists. Three ambulances were seen standby near the hatkhola bus park. All of these were seen carrying the wounded people both police and the demonstrationists to the hospital.
The madhesi workers who had been working (dish washing) in the pahade peoples houses at hatkhola, madhuramara have started to say that they could continue their works only in the morning because they have to join the rally in the noon and evening. One of the dish washing madhesi old women in my friend’s home told, she would get Rs 200 by joining the rally. Today my uncle came to my house Biratnagar form Karsiya in rickshaw. Karshiya is 15 KM east from Bitatnagar. He had to pay Rs 200 as rikshaw fare, as it was of Rs 20 in the bus. The rikashaw driver told he refused to join the rally although one of the local madhesi leaders had proposed him to give Rs 500 if he stayed in the front row and Rs 200 if he stayed in the middle or the last row of rally at the time of crash with the police. My uncle asked “why you denied that amount?” “It is risky. I could be killed or at least wounded in rally. Rather I can earn more than 500 a day with this rickshaw with out any risk” he replied. Life style in biratnagar has been worsening. Pahade people have been entrapped in their own houses. It is heard that the madeshi leaders have assured their innocent activists to chase all the pahade people and accommodate the poor madheshi people in their big and beautiful houses.
Some of my friends live in Janakpur. Among them, Bishal Dahal is my very intimate and close friend. We have studied together from Bachelor’s level in Mahendra Morang Campus, Biratnagar to Master’s Level in Shankar Dev Campus, Kathmandu. We have passed so many years together and we have shared every feeling either in the happy moments or in the moments of sad. He is also one of the inspirations to me. I have learnt many more things from him. He is the person who always do the works in confiedence and can be in balanace to maintain every relationship. After completing the study of Masters level he has got the Job in one of the leading commercial bank and moved to Janakpur to begin his carrer. We all of our freinds felt very sad while saying him bye from Kathmandu. We had made so many plans to do together after completing the study but due to the situation and the different lives, different aimbitions and different oppertunities of we different people, we have to be dispersed. Read the rest of this entry »