The State Ignoring its people’s welfare is doomed to collapse

August 6, 2013 Leave a comment

Kathmandu, Auguast 6, 2013: The states that are developing or running governments with very narrow scope of concepts are likely to collapse or colonized by foreign powers in the long run. The relation between state and its people should be that of nail and finger, completely, inseparable and coexisting side by side. But when the state only looks after the welfare of few people and community and blatantly disregards the welfare of other communities living within its boundaries, it is bound to collapse or be colonized by any other ambitious neighbouring states.

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Buddhists on the Streets of Kathmandu

Kathmandu; July 30: Irate Buddhists, for disrespect for their lord Buddha by local administration in Surkhet district have come out on the streets today for protests against the administrators.

Perhaps this is the first time in Nepal that Buddhist followers have come to the streets in protest against government’s stiff stance against Buddhist followers, althought the country has been declared as secular country. This movement has been linked with mass movement for identity which could not be raised by political forces. Apparently enough in a country which is dwelled by more than 125 distinct entity bearing communities is depicted as country of one nation and unitary regime although different forms of political regimes have been practised so far. 

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Lord Buddha’s Statue Inspires Buddhist followers to agitate

July 24: Kathmandu: What a coincidence it is that after Buddha statue in Kakre Bihar of Surkhet was not allowed to be erected, entire Buddhist followere across Nepal are inspired to agitate for their rights to see Lord Buddha’s state in upright position in Surkhet. Perhaps, Buddha himself born in Lumbinin during Shakya era, in new incarnation in the form of a statue seems to inspiring millions of Buddhist men and women here to voice for their legal rights in a country which is secular and republican in nature.

In one of the public forums on this issue,one young monk was heard saying that he will no longer stay inside the monastry unless his lord is reinstated in the rights place with all respect and honor bestowed upon him.

 

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Global Politics in Nepal

By H.Kham

Kathmandu, July 9, 2013: It seems that all globally powerful countries and forces are now somewhat concentrated in Nepal’s politics. They are interested to have their say in Nepali politics and global politics. Although Nepal is not connected by sea but there are interesting factors as it is one of the tiny state near cross border of two Asian giant countries (China and India). And the global politics impels all super power countries to envisions future global political gains according to their strategic point of view. 

This kind of global politics in Nepal would either increase the stature of Nepal or it might cause risking its sovereignty at last as it can not defend its territories with its current defense system, if it has to stand against any of the neighboring countries just to defend its nationalism and internal and external sovereignty. 

So, if all depend upon the leaders of Nepal whether they would play crucial role by being puppets of power centers. So, the democracy, press freedom and human rights are just mere tools that are like bait for innocent fishes in water that generally engulf the bait while in search of basic food to quench their hunger and thirst.

So leaders remaining at the helm of affairs at the direction and motivation of outsiders can only mess the politics and everything in the long run when nothing will be salvaged at all and there will be no time to ruminate over our past wrong deeds.

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Indigenous Voices in Asia Regional Networking Workshop in the offing

By Hit Kham

Kathmandu Nepal: July 2, 2013: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Thailand, ChiangMai is holding a South Asian level regional networking workshop for Indigenous media professionals including non-indigenous media professionals who have been writing about indigenous issues so far.

The main goal of the workshop is to form a regional network of professional journalists including indigenous journalists and develop a media strategy which will be used a common tool at national and regional level governments to mainstream the issues related to indigenous peoples in the region.

Above 50 participants are expected to participate in the workshop which will be held in Bankok from July 15 to 18, 2013, according to regional project coordinator Dipta Chakma.

Five participants representing Association of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Journalists (ANIJ) now turned Federation of Indigneous Nationalities Journalists (FoNIJ) from Nepal will attend this workshop.

Those participants attending this workshop are as follows;

1. Danda Gurung (Chairperson FoNIJ-Chief reporter ABC Television)

2. Khim Ghale ( ekantipur news online coordinator )

3. Prata Bista ( Kantipur daily)

4. Rajani Tamang ( Kantipur FM) 

5. Hit Bahadur Kham (Project Coordinator of Indigenous voices in Asia)

 

 

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The Rivalry Between Two Giant Asian Nations

Kathmandu: July 1, 2013: The two Asian giant nations such as China and India have many things in common. For instance, both are giant as compared to other Asian nations. Both are nuclear powers in the region. Both have world reckoned weapons and forces that can withstand global army for sometimes. They have hiking economy to face the impending challenges. 

Both have hidden interest to be the boss in the Asian region, dodging the direct influence of other super power centers in the region. However, there is tough rivalry between these two great nations  that are envying each other’s presence in the Asia. 

The danger ahead is that if any one of them would make an attempt to supersede the other, there are no chances of averting a big war that might induce other nations from the region to get engaged in it.

The major difference is that China is a communist nation with liberal economic development  as per the contemporary needs of the globe. It does not get bullied at the hands of other international big powers. However, India as a big nation and power is not a communist nation. It is a democratic nation, and owing to this gesture at political front, it can readily befriend other European and or US governments to get their hands in friendship and gear up its further stance with any esoteric goals.

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Shaman Culture on the verge of extinction in Nepal

Kathmandu: June 30: The natural healers or Shaman or “Jhankri” in local terms in hill areas of Nepal are actually on the verge of diffusing their primordial cultures due to proper attention from the Nepali civil society and government policies that are indifferent or discouraging to Shamans as the Nepali civil society and government thinks that they inculcate a sense of unscientific  mental intuition among the gullible rural mass through their mesmerizing dances and spells.

The entire media are sometimes actively engaged in publishing articles or feature that generally give a plane message to the common mass that they should not believe in Shamans.

Seen in the picture here are Shamans dancing in their traditional attire, during a performance of exorcism in a house of dead person as the households believe that the spirit of dead remains in the original home. This dead man’s spirit is driven out of the same home only if the shamans do their best job by guiding the spirit out of the house through their dances, spells or various other ways.

When the shamans are in trance and poised positions they are able to communicate with the spirits of dead. The dead spirits emerges on the body of the shaman, who in turn speaks out ( or ) blurts out the same words in the same tone as made by the dead spirit when he was alive.

If the shamans fail in his mission to do this job, he either falls sick or looses mental balance. For this some other well known and experienced shaman has to work out.

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