Monday, September 14, 2015

Kerala, an experience !

Kerala is the most amazing place I have ever visited. I am much impressed by place and people itself. No doubt it is a beautiful place with different geographical features but the most amazing thing was the people around. Whoever I met and talked to were so kind, generous and disciplined. Anyone I happen to meet in Kerala were so so so generous that their behaviour encourages you to behave like them. Auto Rikshaw Driver, Bus Conductor, Local residents, Shopping Mall Staff, Restaurant Staff, you choose any one; they are like gem of the people. For Example, we happened to get into a wrong bus in Boat Jetty in Ernakulum, as the bus conductor found it out he requested us to get down in next stop and helped us to get into the right bus, which was not of his concern at all, I was like spellbound. And are you thinking if we paid him the fare? No, not at all. I have never met such a humble public bus staff ever, nowhere. You dare not imagine that in Nepal.
Another example, we took our hotel room in MG Road, Ernakulum. We wanted to go to Cherai Beach next day. We took  an auto rikshaw from our hotel and asked him to take us to the bus stop from where we could get bus for Cherai Beach. Also requested him to show us the bus, as we wouldn’t recognize the correct bus. He rode us to the bus stop; he was moving his auto here and there and was turning it many times. I was wondering why he was doing so. At last he stopped behind a bus and told us, that we were supposed to get into the bus standing in front of us. I mean can you imagine people being so helpful to two unknown people in unknown town?
our train experience to Kerala
15 Oct 2012
We boarded train from Gorakhpur to Ernakulum, Cochin, Kerala. It was tedious 53 hours journey on train. We were to spend three nights in train. For sure it was meant to be very boring, but contrary it was not tiresome at all. We met different people during our train journey. Though the travel was not that pleasant from Gorakhpur to Lucknow. Some railway staff came and sat in our compartment and were talking nonstop. Their voices were irritating and my head was about to burst listening to their loud talks.
Compartment was silent as they got off in Lucknow Junction.  Then we happened to meet a very nice and big family. They were a whole lot bunch of people with two sweet little cousin sisters. Who knew not Hindi but English and Telgue only. I still remember their names- Sadvi and Saranya. They made our journey to Kerala even more exciting. And their grandfather was a gentleman. A man in his late 40s educated and had a lot of sense of humor. He kept us telling the specialty of South India, things to do and not to do while in Kerala. He insisted us to try banana chips which is one of the famous snacks of South India. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lost & Found

Bhim Shumsher JBR (center) and other Ranas

I found this photo on my way to office, lying on the road and was full of dust. As my eyes fell upon it, I picked it up hurriedly and wiped the dust with my hand as I was curious to see the people on the photo. I hardly could make a guess that the photo must have been of Nepali soldiers. I was so happy as if I found valuable thing and showed it to my colleagues, contrary they took it lightly. In the evening when I reached home after office, I showed it to Kamal, he was as much excited as I was. We both tried to figure out who might they could be, and when that photo might have been taken? Some days passed by in our curiosity. Suddenly one day we thought to forward the photo to Vintage Nepal to post in their FB page. As they had been posting such photos in their timeline. Kamal sent scanned copy to them. They were able to find out the people on the photo and the year photo was taken.  It was taken in 1930 AD. And people in the photo were- Then Prime Minister Bhim Shumsher JBR (center) and other Ranas, including Padma Shumsher JBR and Juddha Shumsher JBR. And hence our curiosity came to an end. I thought it's worth sharing with you guys. 
Below is the link where you can see the photo in Vintage Nepal’s FB page.

Thank you.
God Bless :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Into the Nature



Gosaikunda Lake situated in Langtang National Park in Rasuwa Nepal
Frozen Gosainkunda
Gosainkunda is a sacred Hindu and Buddhist religious site. I am not much aware of Buddhist mythologies and inscriptions but many Hindu mythologies attribute Gosainkunda as the abode of Hindu deities Lord Shiva and Goddess Parbati.  Many Hindu purans and epics like Ramayan and Maharatbharat refer to Samundra Manthan, which is directly related to the origin of Goshainkunda. Its holy water is considered of particular significance during Gangadashahara, which takes place in Jestha (second month of Nepali Calendar) and the sacred thread festival Janai Purnima, in Bhadra (5th month of Nepali Calendar) when thousands of hindu pilgrims visit the area. Gosainkunda is believed to have formed from the digging of the land by the Trishul of lord Shiva after he drank the poison from Samundra Manthan and desperately wanted cold water to quench the overwhelming heat.
Gosainkunda is not only famous for religious purpose but also is one of the most attractive trekking routes for tourists visiting Nepal. It attracts tourists with its natural beauty and diversity. It falls under the Langtang National Park, which is also the habitant of the most endangered Red Panda.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Lucks!


A friend, a sister, a teacher, a student always loving and rarely irritating is LUCKS. Her name is not LUCKS actually; it is given name to her by me. Today is her birthday and I thought of wishing her in a different way. Here comes a big warm hug and a very special birthday wish for my special Lucks. Happy Birthday darling. You were always so close to heart and will remain so. The only difference is that I am not able to spend as much time as before with you. I had great time being with you for more than two years. You were always there for me in my ups and downs. You always had been my strength. We shared secrets and had same opinion about life, love, family and friends. It amuses me even today that how my sayings, feeling and opinions inspired you always. I must agree that you were a good student and at the same time you were my teacher. I learnt many lessons about life from you. Lucks I am getting too emotional now, do not know what to write more about you. Even now, while I am typing this I am smiling, thinking about you.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gardening in Winter

In the hustle and bustle of urban life, your garden is the place where you have contact with nature and enjoy some quiet and peaceful time. Therefore, it deserves special attention in terms of dedication and constant maintenance, to make it a welcoming sanctuary in every season including winter. 
Keeping the freshness and greenness of one’s garden in foggy, frosty, cold winter is a big challenge for anybody. Plants are also living things: they suffer the winter like any of us do. In the absence of proper care and nourishment, the gardens would be lifeless in winter. Many people ignore their garden in the winter. The feeling is that, once the flowers fade and the leaves die, there is nothing of interest in the garden. Nothing could be further from the truth. With all the work you do to keep your garden beautiful and attractive from spring to autumn, why let your garden die down in winter? Against the harsh backdrop of dew, fog and earth, you can plant a variety of plants that will add dimension to your garden. By selecting proper winter