I Supported them;You?

By T.P Mishra
January 21, 2010: Often Bhutanese refugee camps are victimized from fire–be it intentionally from some one or unintentionally. The 20th of January was a bad day for almost 600 Bhutanese refugees in eastern district of Nepal. The fire that started from candle light in Beldangi-I camp in Jhapa Nepal turned around 100 ramshackle huts into ashes thereby leaving some hundreds displaced. The news at a time when refugees have hard times to spend freezing cold really made every one of us (Bhutanese refugees resettled overseas in seven different counties including the majority in USA) to think for it; this is moral obligation and responsibility too. Continue reading

Reviewing the year, 2009.

Prepared by Tilak Poudel
With the last ‘tick tick of the clock, we’ve formally bidden good bye to the year 2009. The past 365 days are now nothing, but just history. Moving down the memory lane, we come across numerous twists and turns and ups and downs. Let’s have a look at what 2009 added to the history of already existing plights of the Bhutanese. Continue reading

छताछुल्ल रहस्य.

उपेन्द्र पोखरेल:
कात्तिक ९ गतेको पर्चा र मंसिर १ गतेको विज्ञप्तिमार्फत मुख्य कमान्डर रमेश सुब्बाले युनाइटेड रभिुल्युसनरी पन्ट अफ भुटान (यूआरएफबी) विभाजित भएको औपचारकि जानकारी मात्र दिएनन्, फुटेर गएको कर्मा समूहले शरणार्थी नेताहरूको हत्या गर्ने योजना बनाएको खुलासा पनि गरे । विज्ञप्ति निस्केको तीन दिन नबित्दै मंसिर ४ गते कर्मा समूहले पर्चामार्फत नै यस्ता आपराधिक गतिविधिमा रमेश समूहको संलग्नताको दाबी गर्‍यो । Continue reading

Talking About ‘Rahasya Aafnopan ko’ and its Periphery.

The happy family of six members-parents and their four kids, lead peaceful and contended lives in a small house located in the country side, far away from the city hubbub until their mother is rapped and killed and father hanged to death not withstanding the pangs of the tragedy. The nightmares only begin when one of the four kids is killed brutally by the Village Head(Sumsher). Left at lurch, the orphans scatter around in the quest of some solace. Continue reading

From Refugee camp to Arizona-Journey With Uncertain Destiny..

Dipak Lamichhane
Departure amid farewell hugs and kisses  mingling with tears in eyes and reluctant smile on lips have really set an indelible impression in my heart.  The faces of those who lovingly waved their melancholy hands  still dance before my eyes and hope they will always be vivid and evergreen in my memory to the time eternity.  Anyway, golden rule of  life is to meet and depart  yet there is  faint hope for human beings to meet again in some point of their lives. Continue reading

Nepalese Festival “Dashain”

Dirga Raj Prasai

Mr.Prasai

Dirga Raj Prasai
Kathmandu(Nepal)
Dashain (Vijaya Dashami) is a traditional cultural festivity. Before Prithvi Narayan Shah (1868), the festival of Dashain and Tihar had been revered as a common culture of all castes. After Prithvi Narayan Shah, created a modern Nepal a new tradition was set by bringing Phulpati and Jamara to Kathmandu from the Gorakhkali Temple by a Magar priest. People from both the religion of Hindu and Buddha take Tika from senior family members in order of precedence after worshipping the main gate on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami. Among all religions of the world Hindu religion is considered as the most liberal. According to renowned philosopher Voltaire, Hinduism is the best gift of the East to the West. Similarly, George Bernard Shaw, Irish litterateur also said ‘Hindu religion is the most important and the most liberal religions of the world. According to Encyclopaedia of Religions and Ethics, signs of Hindu religion are even found in the present Islamic country like Iran. Stone scriptures of 486 BC found in Iran contain the words Hindu and Hindus. Even an ancient Parsi scripture ‘Shatir’ has lifted a word of Vedavyasa, ‘I am a true Hindu-born in a Hindu country’. Continue reading

No Dashain in refugee camp!!

By N. Katel
(Beldangi Refugee camp)
With Dashain just around the corner,news are already on that the resettled Bhutanese in different parts of the world have been busy planning and working out for various kinds of programs to celebrate this Hindu festival with a great sense of vigor. Though they are far from their motherland, they still have a deep faith towards their culture and tradition. But, it seems that approaching of this great festival has left no effect in the camps here in Eastern Nepal. We are yet to feel the ‘Dashain environment’ in the refugee camps even though we are currently living in a country that was once a Hindu state. Continue reading