Love: exciting, interesting. Synonymous to happiness. A feeling everyone wants to embrace. Depression: dull, gloomy. Antonymous to happiness. A feeling everyone wants to aver. How are they related? I'll try doing so using three expressions. 1. Love = Depression Presenting love and lost love as a cause of depression is popular in literature, movies and … Continue reading The Mathematics of Love and Depression
"The world does not seem to have any real problem." I read the comment as I was listening to a song on YouTube. The song composed by A.R. Rahman was sung by students of Berkelee College of Music who belonged to different nationalities, religions and ethnicities. Yet they sang an Islamic devotional song together that … Continue reading Monthly Feature 14: Is there problem in the world?
An account of the day I reached Lumbini, the birthplace of Siddhartha Gautam-the Buddha.
माननीय सांसदज्यूहरू, प्रधानमन्त्रीज्यू एवम् मन्त्रीज्यूहरू, आज राष्ट्रिय भुकम्प सुरक्षा दिवसका अवसरमा यो पत्र लेख्दै छु । मलाई लाग्दैन देशका सबैभन्दा शक्तिशाली र जिम्मेवार व्यक्तित्वहरूलाई सानातिना कुराहरू सम्झाइरहनु पर्दैन तर मन मान्दैन । २०७२ वैशाखको भुकम्प पीडितका सम्बन्धमा केही कुरा गरौं भन्ने लागिरहेछ । हामी (यहाँहरू समेत) सबैले कुनै न कुनै रूपमा वैशाख १२, २०७२ को … Continue reading व्यवस्थापिका र कार्यपालिकालाई खुला पत्र
Dear MPs, Prime Minister and Ministers, I have written this letter on the occasion of Earthquake Safety Day to the most powerful and also the most responsible people of this country (each one of you) to remind you on an important matter related to the victims of the 2072 earthquake. Honestly, I don't know if … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Members of the Parliament and the Executive
"Are you listening?" I asked myself as my sister was talking the other day. "No," I confessed. "Why weren't you listening?" Honestly, I didn't have the answer. I did not feel like talking at that time. When I came back contemplating over the matter, I understood I did not want to speak because I was … Continue reading Listen, will you?
1. Poush 8, 2073 (December 23, 2016). About 2 p.m. Along the Siddhartha Highway section between Dumre Khola Bridge and Dumre Bazaar. Samir and I walked down about five hundred metres and stopped at a temporary hotel (ghumti hotel?) close to the Dumre Khola Bridge. We decided to fetch some fruit drinks and some snacks. Anish came … Continue reading The Loud Midnight Birthday Party