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Shivaratri Day 2013. Pashupatinath, Kathmandu

Better late than never. Some images from the Mahashivaratri Day 2013. From and around the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu. All pics by Suraj. 10 March.

Flowers

On way to Pashupatinath temple from Tinkune

Kodak Moment

On way to Pashupatinath temple from Tinkune

On sale

Hidden

Visible

View

Ganja the Weed: Transaction

How much? Can I have some?

Identified

Documented

Diverted

Space…

Moods

Curves

Covered up

Experience

Tika

Curiosity

Burning...

Warm

Color

Stuffing into...

Smoke…

Performance

Celebration

Handheld

Reliance

Focused

Memory

Queue

Pilgrimage

The TV Astrologer (left)

News

On the date

Ram Mandir, Battisputali

Tweeting over Tea

Communication

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Chitlang revisited

A farmer in Chitlang with his plough

A farmer in Chitlang on way to field with a plough on his shoulder

27/28 April: A hike up to Chitlang over the weekend. Passed through this village back in 5/6 May 2010 with Suraj on his motorbike.

The Maoists, still angry with President Yadav and Prime Minister Nepal almost a year after their exit from the government, had imposed an indefinite country-wide general strike with lofty aims of correcting the ‘regression’ and capturing Kathmandu (the Valley AND the Power Center). They had brought thousands of people in the Valley from different parts of Nepal (and, as we found out, Bihar). Some of these people, frustrated by the uncertainty that the ‘indefinite’ nature of the strike posed and mismanagement of the agitation program by the Maoist party, were fleeing Kathmandu. They were returning to their homes. They had to walk for as long as two days because no vehicles were plying on roads, thanks to the strike. We followed some of those people who were ‘escaping’ out of Kathmandu via Kulekhani/Bhimphedi. They were people with diverse backgrounds- reflective of the country itself. And most of them had pressing works to attend. Based on our conversation with them we filed a story for Kantipur. Here’s the report titled “गुराँस टिप्दै फर्किए आन्दोलनकारी“:

दिनेश वाग्ले/सुरज कुँवर पढ्नेक्रम जारी राख्नुहोस्

Day 2: Continuously four hours into Indrawati river. I was a bit nervous in the beginning. There was a mild rapid withing 100 meters from our starting point. Could I pass through that hurdle? I did. What about many more that may lie ahead? It turned out to be the most challenging rapid in the whole duration. We met and saw many kids in and by the river who were swimming, fishing, playing and returning home from their schools. Some tried to chase us in river. By the time we reached Dolalghat I was very tired. My arms were aching. I was hungry. But the river was easy, I was in control of my boat, I maneuvered well and took the boat wherever I wanted. There were some scary moments but I handled them well. At Dolalghat, I got off the boat as a confident rafter. Fish and Sprite at Dolalghat. Then into a bus for Jalbire. When too many people came into the bus we decided to go at the top.

खोलामा झोला । ढुंगामा डुंगा । पानीमा छप्ल्यांग । Packrafting- @ Indrawati, Balephi and Sunkosi River

चार दिने यो पदयात्रा सहितको राफ्टिंग अनुभव हो ।
मार्च २८-३१, २०१३
अन्तिमको बाहेकका सबै तस्बिरहरू- पिटर एल्लेन । भिडीयो यहाँ छ ।

पहिलो दिन

यात्रा खासमा कोटेश्वरबाट सुरुभयो जब पिटर र म भक्तपुर जाने बस भित्र छिर्यौ (यसमा मैले मट्टितेल खोज्न तीनकुने क्षेत्रभरी झन्डै डेढघन्टा डुलेको कुरा समावेश गरेको छैन) । कमल विनायकमा हामी नगरकोट जाने बसको छतमा चढ्यौ । अनि त्यहाँबाट शुरू भयो हाम्रो चार घन्टे पदयात्रा इन्द्रावती खोला किनारको सानो व्यापारिक बस्तिलाई सिपाघाट लक्षित गर्दै । यो बस्तीहुँदै हेलम्बुतिर पुग्ने सडक जान्छ । यहाँ गाडी चालकहरू यदाकदा खाजाखान रोकिन्छन् ।

This post describes our four-day-long hiking cum rafting trip. It began obviously from Kathmandu. Peter and I stepped into a bus for Bhaktapur in Koteswor. At Kamal Binayak, we climbed at the top of a bus that took us to Nagarkot. From there began a four-hour-long walk to Sipaghat, a small village near Indrawati river. A dog followed us for long in the trail. We also walked with a talkative woman for a while. And a man, who Peter thought was drunk, accompanied us briefly in the trail.

Day 1- This post talks about our four-day hiking cum rafting trip. It began obviously from Kathmandu. Peter and I stepped into a bus for Bhaktapur in Koteswor. At Kamal Binayak, we climbed at the top of a bus that took us to Nagarkot. From there began a four-hour-long walk to Sipaghat, a small village near Indrawati river. A dog followed us for long in the trail. We also walked with a talkative woman for a while. And a man, who Peter thought was drunk, accompanied us briefly in the trail.

हाम्रा झोलाहरूमा एक-एकवटा डुङ्गा (प्याकराफ्ट) र तीसँग सम्बन्धित सामाग्री थिए । पिटरकोमा चाहिं एउटा टेन्ट र त्यसका सामाग्री अनि खानेकुरा पनि भएकाले उनको झोला मेरो भन्दा ८ किलो बढी कूल १८ किलो गह्रौ थियो । तर उनलाई गुनासो थिएन । उनी म भन्दा केही छिटो हिडे तर सिपाघाट पुग्नै लाग्दा उनी केही बिरामी जस्तो भए जो एउटा सिटामोल र एक रातको सुताइ पछि ठिक भयो । पढ्नेक्रम जारी राख्नुहोस्

i was walking through the city streets… #oldDelhi

Look at his eyes that are looking at something else18th-19th March A trip to New Delhi is not complete without taking a walk through the animating streets of Old Delhi. The old part of Delhi feels like a super enlarged Ason. More chaos and bigger crowds. The contrast between New and Old is clearly visible and mind-boggling. On the new part of the city roads are wider and filled with cars. Some of them are BMWs, Porches and Ferraris.

I noticed the last one in Delhi in this trip. The autowallah stopped the auto I was in for a few seconds to let the car go ahead of him. He commented: “Delhi toh bahut dhani ho gaya hai. Ferrari vi aagaya ab.” [Delhi has become very rich. Now Ferrari has come here too]. I hadn’t spotted Ferrari when I lived in the city for two years (2008-11). पढ्नेक्रम जारी राख्नुहोस्