म साँझको पाहुना

“त्यै सरको अोछ्यानमा सुत्नेभए पाइन्छ,” उनले भनिन् । त्यो सुन्दा म साह्रै ढुक्क भएको थिएँ । त्यसअघि थुप्रैबाट मैले निराशाजनक जवाफ पाएको थिएँ । तैपनि झिनो अाशा राखेर मैले उनलाई सोधेको थिएँ, “वास पाइन्छ तपाईकहाँ ?” हालैको एक सप्ताहन्त म जापानले बनाइदिएको बन्दिलो साँघुरी राजमार्गमा केही समय दौडिएर दिन ढल्किनै लाग्दा मास्तिर उक्लिएको थिएँ । […]

चन्दनपुर गाउँ [Chandanpur Village]

मैले अाफू घुम्न अाएको भन्दा सुन्नेले पत्याउन सजिलो थिएन । त्यो अनकन्टार गाउँमा काम नपरी वा कतैबाट सरूवामा नपरी किन पुग्ने । कुरा ठिकै हो । धेरै ठाउँमा त्यसरी नपत्याइएको स्थिति मैले सामना गरेको छु । तै पनि म “हो, घुम्नै अाएको हुँ” भन्न छाड्दिन । एकछिनपछि मान्छेहरू पत्याएजस्तो गर्न थाल्छन् । अनि मलाई वेवास्ता […]

मोटरसाईकल डायरी

Originally posted on ब्लगमान्डू:
दिनेश वाग्ले वाग्ले स्ट्रिट जर्नल यो लेख पहिलोपल्ट आजको कान्तिपुर कोसेलीमा प्रकाशित भएको हो। हिलाम्मे र चिप्लो कच्चि बाटोमा दर्किदो पानीको चुटाई खादै ओर्लिएका हामी दिन ढल्किदै गर्दा कुहिरोले छेकिएको त्यो सानो होटलमा पुगेका थियौं। हामी चढेको बाईकमा कुनै थकानका संकेत देखिएका थिएनन् तर केही घन्टा अघि काठमान्डूको महाबौद्धमा चारसयमा किनिएको डबल…

Chitlang revisited

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 […]

A trip to rural Lalitpur (outside Kathmandu Valley)

Bus ride: definitely not a joy ride. Challenges of driving on a single lane ‘highway’. I had gone to some rural villages of Lalitpur last week to see and experience the life there. All these villages are outside of Kathmandu valley though many people may think that the entire Lalitpur district lies inside the Valley. […]

Kathmandu Valley

Sibling conflict and cooperation: These kids were carrying gallons of drinking water in the dokos from a tap some 400 meters below their home in a village in Makwanpur. The younger one (at the front) was crying when we saw them. His brother was trying to put him inside the basket instead of water gallons! […]

Hips do Lie! I am not Dancing in These Photos!

I know I am a horrible dancer. Actually it would be wrong to associate the word “dancer” referring positively in the same sentence that talks about me. I can’t dance, plain and simple. But I really wanna learn the art. What you see in these photos is not me dancing but just posing for the […]