Time and again I read here in local papers that “ABC” International Expert Advisors are assigned for “XYZ” Local Nepali project. I laugh at this rhetoric or let say beautiful paradox happening here. I have worked with, and personally known some exceptional International Consultants, Experts and Advisors who have worked here in Nepal. They have rendered wonderful service and contributed greatly to this nation.
When I returned to Janakpur after five years, I was surprised to see that not much had changed in the city. True, new houses were being built in the outskirts of the city which was slowly but surely sprawling towards the outlying villages. A few new shops with large glass windows decorated with fashionably clothed mannequins had opened up in the heart of the city.
Hiking from Sundarijal to Gagalphedi on August 2006. It is a premier adventure-cum- culture destination.
Up towards Tinpane. Hiking from Bajrayogini to Sundarijal via Jhule on August 2006. It is a premier adventure-cum- culture destination.
The picture stares out at me from the computer. It is of a child, a dead child. She is being carried by a middle-aged man. He extends her towards the camera. Her arms are stretched to the sides, eerily resembling Christ’s crucifixion. Grey dust covers her hair. Her head looks down. The man holding her is looking to the side, his flushed face both angry and grieving.
Bearing a confused mind and to fulfill my mother’s wish to meet my relatives, my journey started, thinking more about the people I am going to miss and trifle about the ones I am going to meet.
Bagmati at Mulkharka, Polynesian Sunset, Maintain by Local Farmer, Joint River (Bagmati and Nagmati), The Shade from the falls, Reservoir, Mulkharka Glory