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Beauty of Rural Nepal

338. Beauty of Rural Nepal
Photo By: Shutterbug
Posted Date: 9th March


This lady I saw at Thaiba, Lalitpur seems all happy and content, which I think is the beauty of rural Nepal. Unfortunately many dwellers of big cities do lack such contentment in life while they pursue distant dreams of cosmopolitan life.

While going to Godavari, Lalitpur I saw this lady carrying a boy in ‘doko’ (Basket) on her back. ‘Kuto’ and ‘Kodalo’ in her hands suggest that she must be going to work in the field near by.

21 thoughts on “Beauty of Rural Nepal

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  4. LOve the picture The baby is so adorable my mom said she had been there before a long time ago when she was little she used to play with mud with her friends its very wierd my mom has been there huh.

  5. Dear Mr. Sensible…
    You are really Sensible (hope I’m using the right word here… :mrgreen: ).. I agree with you..I just mean to say Comments that help to improve and learn are worthful. I agree that a good comment can be Critical too. My concern was only regarding unnecessary and exaggerated praise that does nothing but cultivates the culture of always saying “good”.
    Like regarding the famous quote that You’ve used in your comment…”A picture worth 1000 words”… I don’t agree with this statement but I don’t want to argue abt it here…. 😀
    I’m really weak in choosing words…. Hope my comment is “Good” enough… 🙂

  6. @ shutterburg 😆

    Typo…Extra ‘s’ there in my nick…

    Remember you once commented on someones comment about the spelling of your nick. You said something like – Its a capital S and no ‘r’…haha I remember that..

    haha Just remembered that.. and finding the fun part of it..Never mind Shutterbug..

  7. YOU Lenscape, Lucida, Mr. Sensible! All ROCK Everest Uncensored in commenting. My both thumbs up for the spirit you have and for your “GOOD COMMENTS”. So pleasure to have comments from “GOOD” people like you ‘who cares’ people’s individual creation.

    I value words and get very selective before I use them, especially about impact it can cause to an individual to whom I address. This is the reason why I prefer not to use negative words while commenting on others works and creations. I always believe in optimism and agree Mr. Sensible on his word, ‘good comments besides being CRITICAL are suggestive, informative and nicely compiled.’ I don’t exaggerated word, for sure false flattery.’ … and I do it all the time.
    Anyway, I am really happy to see comments which are full of vigor and honesty. Let’s keep commenting whatever we can describe our common goal, ‘CRITICAL’ or ‘GOOD’ comments. Let’s MOTIVATE people to be more creative.

  8. Hey Lucida come on… lets not make the words ‘GOOD’ and ‘CRITICAL’ a topic for discussion. I’ve gone through a lot of comments here in EU and if I get hold for example, to Yours, Shutterbug’s and My comments from the archive, there are a lot of words we use which can be misinterpreted. Its that we have the tendency of directly translating to Nepali and then interpreting. I am not talking about this problem for you only, its with me, its with Shutterbug, and many others at EU. The only thing we can do is to accept this and improve.

    Its not necessary that all critical comments are good, but one thing is sure all good comments have a hint of critic in them. Critical is always marked by a tendency to find and call attention to errors and flaws only. But good comments besides being critical, are suggestive, informative and nicely compiled. As in this case Shutterbug, I guess, used the word GOOD casually, and never thought it will add length to the discussion..haha

    I take the example of Lenscape’s comment above. The comment above must have hit Shutterbug deep within (oops Shuterbug!!) because the observations made by Lenscape if were analysed prior by Shutterbug would have made the description of the post more vivid. This is an indirect way of saying, write your descriptions at length to include the details. And I will this one from Lenscape is a “GOOD COMMENT” becuase one can learn from this. Again, one can argue to me by saying “Pictures Speak Thousand Words” why write at lenght??. But its an art to describe those pics in 1000 words… Many can’t interpret the 1000 words by seeing only.

    Wrote more about “GOOD COMMENTS”, now lets talk about “GOOD PEOPLE”. The way you write comment reflects what kind of readers are associated to the blog. But here you can find example of many “Not GOOD PEOPLE” (not saying BAD PEOPLE) commenting very insensibly and this is very bad for EU’s reputation. See the comments of http://www.everestuncensored.org/4915/2009/03/11/the-merry-making-trip-of-performance-engineering-team/. I am upset, with the quality of readers here…

    So, lot with my understanding of GOOD PEOPLE and GOOD COMMENTS as said by Shutterbug. No offenses please Lucida…This is not an argument we are starting…

  9. Dear Shutterbug Nice Capture indeed.
    Regarding your proposal of good commenting, I’d rather prefer to say ‘critical commenting’. Though it’s natural that everyone likes good comments, but it shouldn’t be a glorified praise. I think it would help to develop a culture of exploration and innovation of new ideas.

  10. Dear Mr. Sensible
    Nice to have your comment. Thank you.

    And yes I agree ‘good people’ and ‘good comments’ are always there to make this EU community of a better platform to get inspire and get other inspire. Let’s keep cultivating this culture of good commenting. Ling life EU!!

  11. Nice capture!!
    I liked the pose of the kid who is very confident, and bet he will be a eye catcher when he grow up..haha
    Are we starting “Best Comment of the Month” for LIN as well (as Shutterbug’s best verdict). What an exclusive commenting…gr8!!

    Not to u Shutterbug,
    There is some problem with the “ALT Tip” in the images of LIN in the home page. Every pic after we get by clicking the small thubnail in the filmstrip, has the ALT tag of the recent post. Hope controllers of this blog read comments as well..haha

  12. Nice capture!!
    I liked the pose of the kid who is very confident, and bet he will be a eye catcher when he grow up..haha
    Are we starting “Best Comment of the Month” for LIN as well (as Shutterbug’s best verdict). What an exclusive commenting…gr8!!

    Administrators of LIN, there is some problem with the “ALT Tip” in the images of LIN in the home page. Every pic after we get by clicking the small thubnail in the filmstrip, has the ALT tag of the recent post. Hope Administrators read comments as well..haha

  13. Dear Lenscape
    Thank you for such in-depth observation of my picture ‘Beauty of Rural life’ above. You must be admirer of ‘fine art’ and have a very imaginative mind. I can smell both ‘photographer’ and ‘sociologist’ in your words.

    So nice of you to go in length and share about the terms Urban and Rural. Thank you. Even I was not aware these new terminologies for urban and rural and how word are evolving in fast changing world around us.

    I love loooooong comment which is very informative and constructive. Keep commenting.

  14. Nice Shot as always!!

    Some of my observations in the picture:

    1. See the make shift arrangement for carrying the ‘doko’, which is traditionally supported around the forehead, but here the load is shifted to the shoulders.(nice improvisation and best use of the Laws of Physics)
    2. The boy seems to be posing nicely; I guess he has got used to the “click of the lens” as many people have camera (mostly in mobile phones).
    3. The ‘doko’ is seemed to be filled up with clothes in the lower part and the ‘baataa’ (the big aluminium utensil), in the which the kid is confidently sitting, holding it firmly. What does this imply? May be this lady after finishing her task in the field will go to a water source to clean these clothes.

    Would like to add something about the terms Urban and Rural. Shutterbug, I am in no way commenting about your title here.. Just sharing…

    These days ‘Urban-Rural’ split has become a crude way of classifying places close to the capital. Because it’s tough to define something as ‘definitely urban’ and ‘definitely rural’. The distinctions are becoming increasingly blurred. Around individual cities, for instance, ‘suburbanization’ and ‘urban sprawl’ are giving rise to partially built-up areas, indicated by terms like ‘semi-urban’ and ‘transitional’. Comparing individual settlements, no single threshold of population size or density clearly separates urban from rural ones, and this implies to Kathmandu valley as well. Geographers have started adding to the vocabulary new forms of urbanization, such as ‘edge cities’, ‘exurbia’, ‘polycentric urban configurations’, ‘extended metropolitan regions’ and ‘desakota’ (literally village city).

    Oops!! Comment became longer than the Picture Description.. 🙂

  15. I agree.. western culture dampen all these.. beauty we have in Nepal. Joyful picture and truely Nepal.

  16. the doko seems to be modernized 🙂 … she’s carrying it like a backpack

    Nice shot Shutterbug!

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