Saturday, November 04, 2006

फेरी चक्का जाम
Photo:Bikash Karki
बिहान १० बज्न पाउदा नपाउदै,सडक सुन्सान भयो ।स्कुल्,क्लेज जाने र अफिस् जाने सडक किनार बसेर मुखामुख गर्न बाहेकको अरु कुनै बिकल्प रहेन । सबै जना मोटर नचल्ने छाट्काट देखे पछि लुरु लुरु हिंड्न लागे । मलाई लाग्यो आज कुन पार्टी को बन्द रहेछ फेरी सोचे बन्द भएको भए त यसो हल्ला चल्नु पर्ने तर फेरी सोचे हिजो आज चक्का जाम जुलुस् हुनलाई के को निहु चाँहीयो !!!!! यसो दुई चार जना उभिएको ठाउँ मा गएर कुरा बुज्दा घट्ना नजिकै को रहेछ्। अपुस्ट समचार् अनुसार् हल्चोक् भन्ने ठाउमा कुनै एउटा बस् को चालक् ले पीटाइ खाना ले यातयात् ठप्प् भएको रहेछ्।अलि पर स्वयम्भु तिर हेरे कालो टायर् को मुस्लो आकसिदै रहेछ्। लाग्यो बुद्ध निसासि सके धुवाले।कहिले लाग्ने होला हाम्रो घैटा मा घाम । । । । अहिले सुन्छु बन्द खुल्यो रे ? खै कतिन्जेल सम्म हो ? ?

"जहाँ छन बुद्द का आँखा"

Utilising My Holidays
Dear friends and visitors ,
For the past two days i didnt update my blogs due to my holidays. But i am back here with some snaps for you .Check it out...
Balambu a beautiful hill station just 4 km from the valley .We got there at 4 pm on the day.Here are some fotos of kathmandu from balambu and some poitrate too.
And from this week i made an idea to introduce a section

Are u ready???? for"foto for the week" section

Local boy on Balambu

Hide and seek of the clous and sun

"Granma"-Who showed us the way

Thursday, November 02, 2006

सेवासुलभ भावनामा ज्ञान पनि आवश्यक

कुचो पछी सिठ्ठी लिएर सडकमा उत्रीएका माओवादी कार्यकर्ता को सम्बन्धित छेत्रमा ज्ञान नहुनाले ट्राफिक समस्या समाधानको को साटो झन झन्झटिलो हुने हो कि जस्तो देखिन्छ ।
आज बिहान आफिस् समयमा कँलकी को वातावर्ण हेर्दा त्यहाँ जाम कम हुनु को साटो झन केही नमिलेको हो कि जस्तो लाग्थ्यो ।
ट्रफिक छेत्रमा उचित ज्ञान नभेइ हाम्रा काम्रेड हरु ट्राफिक मिलाउन बस्नाले यसो भएको पो हो कि भन्ने कुरा सोच्न आवश्यक देखिएको छ ।
ट्राफिक बत्ति,ट्राफिक नियम सम्बन्धमा ज्ञान नभेइ रोड म बस्नाले हो कि के हो हाम्रा काम्रेडको सिठ्ठी र हात जतासुकै हल्लेको र बजेको देखिन्थ्यो ।
त्यसैले उनिहरुको सेवासुलभ भावना कदर योग्य रहे पनि सम्बन्धित छेत्रमा भने अलिक ज्ञान लिएर अघी बडे कसो होला ? यो कुरा काम गर्ने र गराउने दुवै पक्ष ले सोचेर अघी बडेमा राम्रो हुने थियो कि ? ? ? ? ?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

कुचो पछि सिठ्ठी लिएर सडकमा
महानगरपलिका लाई काठमान्डौको फोहोर ब्यबस्थापन गर्न सघाए पछी माओवादी कार्यकर्ता आज देखि राजधानी को चर्को समस्या को रुपमा रहेको ट्रफिक मिलाउन जुटेका छन । केही दिन देखि सर्-सफाइ मा उत्रीएका माओवादी आज देखि सडक मा जाम कम गराउन एत्र तत्र भेटिएका थिए । आज बिहान म थान्कोट् बाट कलंकी सम्म जान लाग्दा प्रचन्ड अन्कित् टी-शर्ट् लगाएका माओबादि कार्य्-कर्ताहरु बाटो मा देखेर मलाइ लग्यो सर्-सफाइ मा होलान् तर कहा हुनु यसो बुज्दा त उनिहरु आज देखि ट्रफिक् ब्यबस्थापन् मा पो लागेका रहेछन्। जे होस् गतिलो काम् तिर नै छन् है हिजो आज काम्रेड् हरु!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

One Laptop per Child

Imagine a rural classroom in a deveoping country. Now imagine each student there carrying a small laptop computer to class. And further, imagine the class using an innovative constructionist teaching approach where this new technology is used both as an electronic book and as a portal for interactive learning. Could such a scenario ever be translated into reality? Well, one group of enthusiastic educators and technology gurus in the United States is not only convinced that this can be done, but is already developing a $100 laptop aimed at providing one such machine to each child in the developing world.
The $100 laptop is being developed by One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a non-profit organization created by Nicholas Negroponte, former director of the world-famous Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and some of his colleagues. The idea behind this project is to provide "every child in the world access to knowledge and modern forms of education" in order to equip them with the human capital needed to overcome poverty. As a matter of fact, the project was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2005. And UNDP has recently signed a partnership agreement with OLPC to assist in the delivery of the technology and learning resources to schools in poor countries.
So does this wild vision have any relevance for Nepal? While addressing this question, let us also briefly review some technological, pedagocial, and financial aspects of the OLPC concept. From a technologcial perspective, we need to ask whether the proposed laptop will be a fully functional computer, or whether it will just be a glorified toy. Negroponte explains that with a 500 MHz processer, 128 MB memory, 500 megabyte of Flash memory (no hard disk), and streamlined software, there is nothing these laptops cannot do that a $1000 version can do (except for storing large amounts of data). Other notable strengths of this rugged machine are that it is equipped with wireless networking technology that allows each laptop to talk to its neighbors creating a local area network, uses innovative power (including wind-up) for functioning in times of electricity unavailability, uses the free open source Linux operating system, and operates in the local language.
From a pedagogical perspective, the local networking and local language capability of these computers would be most useful for encouraging interactive and discussion-oriented learning. Plus these machines would also provide immediate access to soft copies of many years of textbooks and a load of reference books, thereby addressing book delivery problems plaguing developing countries like Nepal. How effectively these tools can be used will, of course, depend on the extent to which schools and teachers are able to take a constructionist approach to teaching.

Nepal missed out on the IT revolution of the earlier decades due to ignorance and outright negligence on the part of our past rulers. But we might now have a second chance to make a judicious long-term and timely investment in human capital and IT development, an investment that could potentially help us to overcome the contraints posed by our geography and leap forward on the path of economic progress. A natural first reaction among many readers might be that OLPC's vision of poor children carrying their own laptops to school is simply irrelevant in a country where many children can not even afford schoolbags and notebooks, and where there is a pressing need to address more immediate problems such as the perennial shortage of classrooms and teachers. But the question is not whether this particular vision is of practical relevance to Nepal. Rather, the question is whether Nepal can develop a long-term vision for itself and devise a strategy to best take advantage of the opportunities afforded by the OLPC campaign while not losing sight of other pressing needs.
The government should, therefore, promptly and serioulsly start exploring how they can make this technolgy feasible in the Nepali context: what grades to focus initially; how students, teachers and families can be prepared to adopt this technology; what alternative uses can be made of this technology (eg, using students' laptops to create VoIP phone network for their village); and how the many daunting delivery and maintenance challenges can be overcome. Opportunity knocks, but not repeatedly. To quote one IT enthusiast, the OLPC project provides "the perfect setting for a flowering of ingenuity that will put the Industrial Revolution to shame." If he is even half right, then summarily dismissing or completely ignoring the $100 laptop could be a fatal mistake for the nation.
By Dr Saurav Dev Bhatta (Thewriter is a faculty member at the Univeristy of Illinois, Chicago)


बन्दुक पछि कुचो लिएर शहरमा
गएको दुई साता अगि ,काठमान्डौ को गल्ली गल्ली चोक चोक गनायो । महानगरपालिका फोहर लिएर फाल्न लैजान खोज्दा कन्टेनर भएको ठाउँ को स्थानिय बसिन्दाले फोहर फाल्न दिएन्न । बल्ल बल्ल समस्या को हल निकालिए पनि राम्रो सँग सर्-सफाइ भने हुन सकेको थिएन । यसै बिच हाल भूमिगत बाट खुल्लेआम देखापरेका माओवादी ले भने अब ती सर्-सफाइ कार्यक्रम मा सामेल हुने भएका छन । पाच दिने सर्-सफाइ कार्यक्रम सहित आएका उनिहरुले पाच दिन् मा ७५ टन फोहर बिस्थापित गर्ने लक्ष्य लिएको बत्ताएको छन । साथै उनि हरुले यो कार्यक्रम काठमान्डौ,ललितपुर र भक्तपुर तीन जिल्लामा नै गर्ने भनेका छ्न ।बन्दुक पछि कुचो बोकेर आएका यी कार्यकर्ता को काम कस्तो हुने त्यो भने हेर्न बाकी छ ।

Monday, October 30, 2006

पुरांना तस्वीरलाई पल्टांउदा

"पेमा लाई आजै जस्तो लाग्छ,चैतको त्यो महिनामा जम्मा ३४ जना बिदेशी सहित को टोली उन्को गाँउ नार पुगेको" । त्यस् बेलामा ती खैरे टोलि ले आफ्नो फोटो खिचेर् लगेको र केहि समय पछि आफ्नो अनुहार् एउटा किताब् को गाता मा देख्दा उनि चकित् परिन् । हिजो आज ती बैश् का दिन् ले डाडो काटे पनि आफ्नो फोटो भएको किताब् को फोटोको बारेमा कसैले सोधे भने गर्ब ले भन्छिन् "त्यो फोटो को मै हु"।

पेमा आफ्नो किताब मा छापिएको तस्वीर सहित र हेर्दै उन्को साथीहरु
आफ्नो भ्रमण् को क्रममा मनाङ् को नार् पुगेका दिनेश् वाग्ले ले भेटेका कथा हुन् यी। आफ्नो भ्रमण् को बेलामा वाग्ले दाइ ले भेटेका कथा सङै मन् छुने उन्को फोटो वास्तब्मै तरिफ् योग्य् छ्।
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Sunday, October 29, 2006

घाइतेको सँख्या बढ्दो

जन्-आन्दोलन २ मा घाइते हरु लाई सरकार ले आर्थिक रुपमा सहयोग गर्ने भै सके पछी हिजो आज "म पनि आन्दोलन् मा घाइते थिए" भनि घाइते को सिफारिस् गराउने को सँख्या निकै बढेको छ । सरकारले घाइते को चोटपटक हेरी सख्त घाइते,घाइते र सामान्य चोटपटक लागेको लाई लाखौ देखि २० हजार रुपैया सम्म दिने निर्णय गरेको थियो ।
पैसा पाउने कुरा सरकार बाट आइसके पछि हिजो आज नर्सिङ होम,हस्पिटल् र हुँदा हुँदै डाक्टर को क्लिनिक मा समेत मेरो सिफरिस् गर्दिन पर्‍यो भन्नेको सँख्या बढेको छ रे! घाइतेले घाइते भये बापत् उपचार् खर्च पाउनु त ठिक् कुरा हो तर आन्दोलन् को बेलामा हुल् मुल् मा परिएला भनि कोठामा ढोका थुनेर बस्ने ले पनि घाईते हु भनेर उपचार खर्च खोज्नु कतिको उपुक्त होला ? ? ? ?