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So close yet so far

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Tasharpu area of Dhading district is so close to the capital city yet so far in terms of development. Every year I travel twice to these area to contribute back to the society for what it has given to me via Himalayan Children Charities Nepal where I work as a General Secretary. During our visit this September, we constructed computer labs for four different secondary school consisting of 20 computer each with the support from The Prem Rawat Foundation, Himalayan Children Charities Nepal, Prem Sagar Nepal and Microsoft Innovation Center. With an aim to provide computer education to the students of government schools, the government has included computer course mandatorily till lower secondary level. But, this decision may have been carried out without doing any homework. The secondary schools so close to Kathmandu do not have enough computers then what can we expect in schools at distant area. The situation is so pitiful in Bageshwori Secondary School of Makwanpur that 80 students has…

A visit to Chitlang

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The weekends are for travelling and on 2nd September, the team was heading to Chitlang for a night stay. As goes the old English saying, early bird catches more worm, the 13 travelershad already cross the border of Kathmandu Valley while the sun was just rising. It’s never a bad idea to fill up your stomach with some foods before starting an uphill hike. The hike would be 3 hours long. The food may have gone a fast metabolism as all the hikers were full of energy. Climbing the hills as fast as possible. If the same had continued then the journey’s duration would be brought down into half. Sadly, that didn’t happened. The hikers were divided into two groups – slow and fast hikers. Hence, it should always be a steady and continuous walk while hiking and rushing is never recommended. The shoes had now changed the color to muddy as there trail were slushy from the last night’s rain. Some places, you had all your shoes dipped in forcing you to take them out and clean them. The mud would be …

Ride to Nuwakot Durbar

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Kathmandu was just waking up when I was packing up to leave Kathmandu. I was supposed to be on the road by 5:15 where my friend Babin Karki was supposed to pick me up. As per our phone conversation, he had told me that he would be 101 percent sure that he would be on time and he was 1 minute earlier. The road was clear but there were much more traffic than expected. It just took us 15 minute to reach Kalanki – junction point where all of us were supposed to meet. No one had arrived and we had to wait. While waiting, the aroma of tea arrived from nearby and we could not resist. Sipping local milk tea, we waited for others to arrive. By 6:00 am, the team was complete with all the bikes and scooter filled with full tank of petrol. We were riding to Nuwakot Durbar. The journey began. In order to avoid traffic caused by night buses entering into the valley, the bikes entered the alternative road of Kalikasthan. It took us around 45 minute to reach nagdhunga. Those on bikes reached their f…

The Unsuccessful Journey

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The WiFi transmitter notorious for breaking down so often did the same this month. The tower located at the roof of government in school in Khalte, Patle, Dhading Besi showed problems and there was no internet signal being transmitted to the other side of the hills. The project initiated by Himalayan Children Charities Nepal to connect rural schools to internet have been benefiting many schools of Dhading region of central Nepal allowing them to surf the internet and enabling information technology for learning.

Being a project coordinator, it was my responsibility to fix it so that thousands of students studying in other side of the hills will have WiFi signals. Hence, along with Suryaraj Timsina - IT Manager at Deerwalk Institute of Technology packed our gears and headed to the wonderland as we had never been there earlier. The bus from the Western Outlet of Kathmandu dropped us to the district head quarter of Dhading. After consulting the locals and numerous phone calls, we starte…

Cycling around Kathmandu

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It was my third week in Deerwalk and the cycling form was circulated among the students. I love going out so I filled the form. Only the few selected randomly would have an opportunity to attend the event. I felt very excited to see my name on board. We were destined to Lele and the cycling day would be on December 19, 2015. Early on the cold winter morning, the cyclists gathered on the premises of college. We were to start at 7 a.m. After some group photos, my first outing from DWIT was on a go. We stopped at Baneshwor to buy snacks and were supposed to cycle through Sankhamul-Patan-Jawlakhel-Bhaisepati and leave the valley. It was at Jawalakhel that I and my classmates missed the route and that resulted to report writing. We finally caught up with the group at Ekantakuna where the hiking club president and the coordinator were waiting up for our arrival. We apologized!! At the very first hour; the inclined road of Bhainsepati tested our cycling capability. The road was tough but we ha…

Driving in rain

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If you have not tried it then you got to. Driving in rain is one of the rare experience that most people do not try. Accidentally, many people get wet while driving to and fro from the office but only few people take the opportunity to enjoy the moment. The instance would be even more fabulous if you can drive around the capital city of Himalayan kingdom Nepal. Why Kathmandu? The city with many world heritages site located in between 5 kilometers makes the journey enjoyable and memorable.
The feeling is different and clears your mind. There are no words to describe and experiencing by oneself is highly recommended. The whistling wind slapping your body, the falling rain dripping in your body makes you feel that you are in a different world. The site of people rushing to avoid rain, vehicles speeding up to reach the destination faster, people squeezing in bus stop to  avoid getting wait will be a pleasant site to the eyes.
The experience that many people avoid will actually turn into a f…

Poverty Stricken Region

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Martadi the district headquarter of Bajura in Far- Western Development Region is one of the most remote areas of the country. The region can be called as the dark place as the people around there have not been able to sense development yet. Only few people travel to these areas and people outside of this region have very little idea about these places. The rugged land-form, infertile soil, illiteracy and poverty has been has been acting as a curse for the people dwelling in this district. The district is unexplored by many people hence this anomaly encouraged me to visit this place. It took three days and four nights of driving on a private vehicle to reach the place. Driving was fun but very tedious and hectic. The highway passes through deep and dense forest and occasionally there are mountains popping up at places. You can encounter wild animals crossing the highway. Women carrying fodders in their back with green hills as a background will catch your eye sight. At an interval of 5-…