An Oasis in Night


By the time, the thunderstorm slowly disappeared, a concrete portrait seemed to be moving in the distance. I shuddered with a fright, but the tranquility in the dark turned me stiff and numb. With the penetration of the flimsy light, it evaded the layers of dark patches of cloud. The clouds scattered all in sudden. The moon was stunningly beautiful though a little shy. Thereafter, I … Continue reading An Oasis in Night

Children’s Literature Review: Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs


Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs– a tale from the Brothers Grimm translated by Randall Jarrell and pictures by Nancy Ekholm Burkert – by Prasha Maharjan Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs is beautiful folk-lore. Snow-White is born to a royal family. Her mother dies giving birth to Snow-White. She is the fairest and prettiest of all just as her mother desired. However, when her father takes … Continue reading Children’s Literature Review: Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs

नेपालीलाई के को प्लेजिअरिज्म ?


आज नेपाली संस्करणको अनलाइन न्यूज पोर्टलमा एउटा समाचार पढ्न पाइयो । नेपाली वृतचित्र निर्माता तुलसी भण्डारी प्रतिलिपि अधिकार मिचेको कारणले पक्राउमा परेछ । उसले अर्काको वृतचित्र “आन्दोलन जारी” र “झलक” बाट ३ मिनेट लामो श्रब्य-दृश्य विना अनुमति निकालेर आफ्नो वृतचित्र “एभरेस्टको फेदीमा, नेपालको पुनर्जन्म” मा घुसाएछ । अनि त त्यो अर्काको सिर्जना पनि आफ्नै भैगो । फेरि त्यो वृतचित्रले पनि देश-विदेशमा प्रदर्शन भैसकेको रहेछ । अझ अमेरिकामा वृतचित्र प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिएर पुरस्कार हत्याउन सम्म भ्याएको रहेछ नि ! पछि भण्डारीलाई उसकै वृतचित्र प्रचार-प्रसार मोर्चामा सघाउने एक जना स्वयमसेवकले गएर अर्का निर्माता-निर्देशक तथा पत्रकार अजय सिवाकोटिलाई भनेछ । सुनेर ऊ पनि जिल्ल खाएछ । आफ्नै सिर्जना चोरिएको पनि उसले चाल नपाएर नेपालमा प्रदर्शन पछि अरू कसैले भनेर मात्र थाहा पाएछ । पछि दुईजनाको बिचमा कुरा हुँदा भण्डारीले सिवाकोटीलाई क्षतिपूर्ति तिर्न मानेन । उल्टै उसले प्रहरीमा उजुरी गरेछ । पछि त आफै फसेछ नि ! कारण भने “प्लेजिअरिज्म” गरेको रे !

अर्काको सिर्जना त्यति बेला चोरिन्छ जब आफूसंग भएको सिर्जना सिद्धिन्छ । अर्को शब्दमा भन्नुपर्दा, आफू असक्षम र सिर्जनारहित भएर नै अर्काको चोर्ने हो । यो साहित्यिक र वौद्धिक दरिद्रताको एक अनुपम उदाहरण हो ।

हाम्रो देशमा जे पनि चोरेर नै पाइने ठाउँ हो । चोर्यो, काम चलायो । परिक्षामा चोर्यो, पास भैगयो । कार्यालयको सामाग्री चोर्यो, घरमा काम चलिगो । सरकारी कार्यालयमा बेसमयमा पुग्यो, हाजिरी पुस्तिकामा सहि समय जनायो, तै पनि मासिक तलब पूर्णरूपमा बुझ्यो, घरको गर्जो तरिगो । सवारी साधन मर्मत गर्न लग्यो, त्यहाँ पनि तेल चोर्यो, उसलाई घर जान-आउन र केटि घुमाउन इन्धन पुगीगो । घरको धारोमा पनि मिटरमा पानी नचढ्दै एउटा टि भल्भ जडान गर्यो, साबिक मासिक दरमा घरको इनार नै भरिगो । बत्तिको पनि हाल उही हो । अब यस्तै खाले समाजमा जन्मेपछि त आनी-बानि पनि त्यहि नै त हुने भो । केहि सामान टिप्यो, देख्यो भने जिस्केको रे, देखेन भने बोकेर हिंड्यो । अर्काको सिर्जना त्यति बेला चोरिन्छ जब आफूसंग भएको सिर्जना सिद्धिन्छ । अर्को शब्दमा भन्नुपर्दा, आफू असक्षम र सिर्जनारहित भएर नै अर्काको चोर्ने हो । यो साहित्यिक र वौद्धिक दरिद्रताको एक अनुपम उदाहरण हो । बाँकी अंश पढ्न यहाँ क्लिक गर्नुहोस्

Reflection on Chapter One: Tracing Our Songliness


A Short Reflection on Chapter One of Book A Song to Sing, A Life to Live: Reflections on Music as Spiritual Practice by Don Salier and Emily Salier:  The chapter begins with making very strong assertion that throughout human history, people have been searching their individuality and destination in music and songs. Music came to exist a long time ago – even from the beginning of time; hence, … Continue reading Reflection on Chapter One: Tracing Our Songliness

Free Audio Book of the Month: Spiritual Leadership


Free audio book of the month for September: J. Oswald Sanders’ “Spiritual Leadership.” This book is one of the few quality and worth reading Christian books on leadership. Sanders presents the key principles of spiritual leadership including temporal leadership.  He makes some observations on leadership qualities of eminent leaders of likes Moses, Paul, Nehemiah,  Charles Spurgeon, and David Livingstone and presents solid points for the godly leadership … Continue reading Free Audio Book of the Month: Spiritual Leadership

Letter from the Patient


Hi Screwtape, I do not think that I have known you personally. Before I gave my life to the man called Jesus, I had been living my life in your counsels and guidance. At this point, I have realized that I had ruined precious moments of my life chasing the unrealistic offerings of the world which are contemptuous. The moment I was freed from the … Continue reading Letter from the Patient

A New Love Letter from Screwtape


I wrote this letter on behalf of Screwtape to Wormwood for my online class ‘The Literatures of C.S. Lewis.’ My dear Wormwood, I was very disappointed after I went through some lines of your last letter. It seems to be you are wasting precious time in vain. Now is the time to strike the Patient’s mind when he is focused out on the Enemy. Having … Continue reading A New Love Letter from Screwtape

Blend of Sarcasm and Irony – A Plausible Cause of Indelible Impress or Unfathomable Scars


Some writers come up with satire to bash the cognition of their readers to make point of their expression of thoughts. Satire is a technical device to scorn a particular subject, or social issues, or human idiosyncrasy, with the constructive purpose to inspire to reform. However, this is not always true that satire generates upbeat result. Although the blend of sarcasm and irony can act … Continue reading Blend of Sarcasm and Irony – A Plausible Cause of Indelible Impress or Unfathomable Scars