Monthly Archives: January 2017

1801, 2017

When and what to use—RIP or Moksa?

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I am disheartened by the use of the acronym R.I.P. on Facebook by a number of Nepalis when a fellow Nepali passes away.  Do they not know the meaning of the letters RIP or the context in which they are used?  If the deceased Nepali is a Christian then it’s okay to use it, because […]

1801, 2017

To take the DNA or not to take it is the question

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Taking a DNA test is a new craze.  I heard about it, but I wasn’t really keen on taking the test until Riti, our daughter who herself had taken it, asked me to do so.  As she knows me so well, she was well aware that I wouldn’t spend $200 on a kit that requires […]

1101, 2017

Trapped in a Haunted House

By |January 11th, 2017|Art, Creative, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you ever been trapped in a room with no hope of getting out?  How would you feel if that ever happened to you?  Please don’t tell me, “I understand how that feels” if you really haven’t experienced it.

When someone loses a loved one or suffers a terrible tragedy, I too often hear people say, […]

401, 2017

Welcome to 2017 Common Era

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On the eve of 2017, Dr. Durga Pokhrel brought up an important piece of information: the association of the New Year with Jesus Christ. Yes, it was definitely the case before the 20th century. During that time a Christian monk started the reckoning system of B.C. (before the birth of Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini, in […]

301, 2017

Himalayan Honey

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Mountains mean different things to different people.  For me, Maha Bhir (Honey Cliff) of Darkha, named after its sheer cliffs, created terror and respect in me as a young boy.

Its cliffs, home to Himalayan honeybees, are awe-inspiring because of their height and difficult ascent.  Large Himalayan honeybees build their nests (beehives) in the cliffs’ crevasses.  […]