थाहै नपाइ केही भएछ । हुन त यो वाक्य लेख्दा लेख्दै मेरो दिमागमा पनि अर्जुन कुमारको “थाहै नपाइ (शब्द बिर्से) मनमा” भन्ने गीत नै आएको थियो तर यहाँ कुरा अर्कै छ । थाहै नपाइ बुढो भइएछ । (अँ मलाई त्यो मन त तरुनै छ है भन्न मन लाग्दैन) खुब बेफ्वाँकको कुरामै जीन्दगी बित्ला भन्ने सोचेकी थिएँ ,सोच्ने बेला पो आइसकेछ । प्रश्न उठ्ला ‘के का बारेमा?’।
Archive for November, 2007
Tags: Film Festivals, Kathmandu, Korean Film Festival 2007
The Korean Film Festival is currently going on at the Russian Cultural Centre here in Kathmandu. The festival which started on Nov 12 will last till Nov 16(that’s tomorrow). And the screenings are free! They are showing a total of four movies (repeated screenings too) namely “Joint Security Area” (JSA), “II Mare”, “Just Do It” and “I wish I had a wife”. I had never watched any Korean movie till date so I went there yesterday to watch I wish I had a wife and Just Do It.
I’d taken the brochure of the screenings a day earlier and I found the storyline of ” I wish I had a wife” to be pretty interesting. It stated that the movie was about a guy who has been working at the same place for three years and never been absent or late. Once he is late because the subway train stops on the way to work. Everyone around him reaches for their phones to call someone. That moment he realizes that he doesn’t have a single person to call. I sometimes face the similar situation too so I really wanted to see the movie thinking I could relate to it. And it did not disappoint me at all!
Tags: college, fieldtrip, lekhnath municipality, Leknath Chamber of Commerce, pokhara
KRISHNA KUMARI BHATTARAI
Tags: Dogs, fortunate pig, travelling
There was a story we all knew by heart back in school. It was about a pig. Once Lord Indra took a pig from earth to his abode in heaven and provided with it all sorts of good food and luxury. But the pig wanted to come back to earth and enjoy his staple food i.e rubbish. Well, perhaps the pig was a person cursed to be a pig, a rishi (alike other myths) but I have forgotten that part. The reason I only remember this much of the story is because of the term extremely popular term back in school “Unfortunate Pig.” It was one of the many “things” invented by our Suman Sir the Great. As the pig did not realize his good fortune Suman Sir brought forth the term “Unfortunate Pig” into practice. Anyone of us who acted likewise would be tagged the same. Fortunately I was “Mom” LOL so was spared the UP tag. I had forgotten about the term long ago but in one of our recent get-togethers a friend revealed that once Suman sir had told scolded her saying “You are Tending to be an unfortunate Pig”. Well Sir , if you ever happen to see this entry then I would like to thank you for making me laugh like nuts in a long time because of your crazy self!
But here is the story of a Fortunate Pig. I was walking down the stairs from visiting Gorkha Durbar and saw this. The moment I saw this pig, I told myself “Here grazes the fortunate pig.” Well, look at the picture. The pig grazes at a place with such a wonderful view!!
Fortunate Pig on the way to Gorkha Durbar
And here’s a Hansy Dog, someone I met the very day. Kukur Tihar ( Doggy Day) in Gorkha. Nov 8,2007)
I should have written this all in order i.e Hetauda, Pokhara and then Gorkha. But I hate the rigidity of being orderly so the travelogue is going to be “whatever I want to put up” hai. And yah I went to Gorkha alone, no real nor fake Akash .I did meet a lot of interesting characters though, no bokas, only gentlemen clever boys and singing women THANKFULLY!!
Tags: college tours, friends, life, travel companions, travelling
Detached was the only adjective I could name her character. She thanked me for “discovering the Word” for her. We inspired one another in the trip, became “Pakka Sahayatri” in the field trip at least. We are alike in being detached but its something like “Same, same but different”. She is involved yet detached. I am observant and detached. I told her that she was the modern day Buddha. She gave me the background of the Buddhahood which was pretty impressive and then concluded to say “Well, I’m like water. Soluble.”
Tags: National Youth Assembly 2007 Kathmandu, Nepal, Youth
हल्ल्ाा । घरि साथीहरूको प्रस्तुतिकरण लामो भएर त घरि कुनै महिला सहभागीले ‘म जन्मेको माया दिन, सक्छौ तिमी लिन -’ भन्ने प्रश्न तेर्स्याउ“दा । युवाको त्यो कार्यक्रममा अधिकांश सहभागी अधर्ैय र अस्थिर थिए भने कोही लाजै लाग्नेगरी हल्ला गर्ने ग्ाफाडी युवा, कोही कामभन्दा चियाको प्रतीक्षामा बस्ने युवा, कोही अध्ययनको कमी भएका युवा र आफूलाई अल्पबुद्धि भनी परिचय गराउने केही मजस्ता युवा । जे भए पनि कमी-कमजोरी स्वीकार्दै देशको परिवर्तनका सम्वाहकको हैसियतले आफ्नो स्वर दिन भेला भएको त्यो युवा जमातलाई म सलाम गर्दै फेरि- ‘धन्य युवा ।’