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बाँकेमा शिवको स्वरुप भएका बालकको जन्म

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

 असोज १३  नेपालगन्ज  ।  बाकेको उदयपुर ५ लोनियनपुरुवामा अनौठो स्वरुप भएको एक बालकको जन्म भएको छ । स्थानिय ४० वर्षिय तिलुकराम लोनियाकी श्रीमतीले आज बिहान ८ बजेको समयमा  भगवान शिवको जस्तो स्वरुप भएको बालक जन्माउनु भएको हो । बालकको टाउकोमा करिब डेढफुट लामो कपाल रहेको छ भने शरिर रातो र खैरो रङको रहेको जनाईएको छ ।
वयस्क व्यक्ति जस्तै देखिने बालकका आखा बन्द रहेका छन् भने शरिरको पछाडी भागमा समेत रौहरु पलाएको छ । बालकलाई सुताईदिए पनि बालक आफै शिव भगवानको आसनमा बस्ने गरेको स्थानियबासीले जनाएका छन् । आज बिहान घरमै जन्मिएका बालक शिव भगवानको अवतार भएको भन्दै पुजा आजा गर्ने र हेर्ने मानिसहरुको भिड लागेको छ । बालक र आमाको स्वास्थ अवस्था ठिक रहेको पारिवारिक स्रोतले जनाएको छ ।


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Opinion: Is the world too big to fail?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

Noam Chomsky explains how the global order of power has been created and describes the mechanisms behind its continuity.
By Noam Chomsky

The democracy uprising in the Arab world has been a spectacular display of courage, dedication, and commitment by popular forces – coinciding, fortuitously, with a remarkable uprising of tens of thousands in support of working people and democracy in Madison, Wisconsin, and other US cities. If the trajectories of revolt in Cairo and Madison intersected, however, they were headed in opposite directions: in Cairo toward gaining elementary rights denied by the dictatorship, in Madison towards defending rights that had been won in long and hard struggles and are now under severe attack.

Each is a microcosm of tendencies in global society, following varied courses. There are sure to be far-reaching consequences of what is taking place both in the decaying industrial heartland of the richest and most powerful country in human history, and in what President Dwight Eisenhower called “the most strategically important area in the world” – “a stupendous source of strategic power” and “probably the richest economic prize in the world in the field of foreign investment,” in the words of the State Department in the 1940s, a prize that the US intended to keep for itself and its allies in the unfolding New World Order of that day. Read the rest of this entry »

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China Space Station: Tiangong-1 Experimental Module Launched

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

China is in the third position in space science after Russia and USA.
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Nobel Peace Prize 2011 For Arab Spring?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

I wish the Nobel peace prize be non-contro­versial.
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Playing Our Part: Deepak Chopra at Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

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Russia: Dmitry Medvedev Defends Decision Not To Run For Presidency

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

I like the combinatio­n of these two young world leaders Dmitry Medvedev and Putin. Other leaders have to learn from these two. This shows that they have long-term vision to drive the country.
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Anwar Al-Awlaki Dead: U.S.-Born Al Qaeda Cleric Killed In Yemen

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 30, 2011

I always would like to advocate “Compromis­e way of new world” to narrow the broadening gap among different people, communitie­s and countries as with this kind of activities we will not be able to minimize war and conflict in the world but just boosts up them.
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Libya: Gaddafi Hiding In Southern Desert, Says Official

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

This makes clear that the war is going to be lengthened­. In the beginning of the war there was forecast that within 3 months of war the war cost could be of trillions dollars. So this war also could create another recession.
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Osama Bin Laden Photos Must Stay Secret, Obama Administration Contends In Court Documents

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

The photos that made public that time and even this clip seem fake. This already created the question of reliabilit­y in the issue in Obama administra­tion . What could be the advantage to hide the photos now and make public in the future?
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Fears Of A Eurozone Split As Greece Plumbs New Depths In Debt Crisis

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

Unity among diversity is the best way, however; very challengin­g and difficult task.
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Are We Part of a Single Living Organism?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

Wonderful article. Life is nothing more than the specific combinatio­n of non living things. Unexpected minor change in the combinatio­n could cause drastic change in physical and consciousn­ess level. Combinatio­n of two cells develop in amazing way and forms different organs without external help. How that combinatio­n works in amazing way could be the answer of ‘Big Bang’ but we are just able to explain the process and not the source of process and conscious level. Who are aware they just guide us the process to be there and do not explain due to technical problem.
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Why Scientists Are Smarter Than Politicians

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011


One of the best things about being an artist is that nobody can tell you you’re doing things wrong. There’s no true or false

Physicist Lisa Randall receives an honorary doctorate degree in Science during the 243rd Brown University Commencement Exercises in Providence, Rhode Island May 29, 2011 Adam Hunger / Reuters

in a Picasso painting, no yes or no in a Mahler composition. That, of course, is how it should be.

The opposite is true for science — and that’s how it should be too. The scientific method is defined by the search for the irreducible truth. The riddle of a disease isn’t solved till you’ve isolated the virus; no particle is fully understood till it’s been successfully smashed. It’s not for nothing that recent news of a neutrino that may have traveled .0025% faster than light is causing such a stir. If that vanishingly tiny anomaly can’t be resolved and disproven, a century of physics could collapse.(Read about how new research could turn physics on its head.)

But the stone walls between art and science aren’t nearly as thick as they seem; indeed, in some ways they’re entirely permeable. That’s a lesson we badly need to learn if we’re going to make sound policy decisions in an era in which science and politics seem increasingly at odds.

In the Oct. 3 issue of Time, theoretical physicist Lisa Randall of Harvard University made a plea for greater deference to reason in the still-young but already-ugly 2012 presidential campaign. Randall lamented “the fundamental disregard for rational and scientific thinking” in a political culture in which Texas governor Rick Perry can dismiss evolution as “merely a theory that’s out there,” and Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann can traffic in poppycock about the HPV vaccine causing mental retardation.

Randall’s new book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, takes the case one intriguing step further. The book explores some of the biggest ideas in contemporary physics and how they undergird such everyday matters as risk assessment, logic and even our understanding of beauty. But it’s in her chapter on creativity — not a quality always associated with the data-crunching business of science — that she makes her most compelling case against the willful know-nothingism that plagues public debate.(Read about why Michele Bachmann is a real GOP contender.) Read the rest of this entry »

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After a U.N. Moment of Truth, Obama Will Struggle to Restore a Broken Mideast Peace Process

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011


Perhaps nobody told President Barack Obama that last week’s United Nations showdown over Palestinian statehood was

Palestinians watch their President Mahmoud Abbas on TV as he delivers his speech at the United Nations during the General Assembly on September 23, 2011 in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images)

the proverbial “Emperor’s New Clothes” moment for his Mideast peace effort. U.S. officials are, this week, once again trying to herd the Palestinians back into the same unconditional talks that President Mahmoud Abbas had declared pointless and unacceptable all of last week. And, as if to amplify Abbas’ objection to talking while the Israelis continue to expand their grip on the occupied territories, Israel on Tuesday announced the construction of 1,100 new homes in the Gilo settlement the same day that its government accepted negotiating terms (coordinated with Israel) that were laid out last Friday by the Quartet — the U.S. and a backing vocal section comprising the EU, Russia and the U.N. Secretary General. Business as usual, in other words, from Washington’s side. But Abbas’ U.N. speech stated unambiguously that the Palestinians are no longer willing to indulge the illusion that open-ended talks while settlements continue to expand is doing anything to resolve the conflict.

“It is neither possible, nor practical, nor acceptable to return to conducting business as usual, as if everything is fine,” Abbas had told the U.N. “It is futile to go into negotiations without clear parameters and in the absence of credibility and a specific timetable. Negotiations will be meaningless as long as the occupation army on the ground continues to entrench its occupation, instead of rolling it back, and continues to change the demography of our country in order to create a new basis on which to alter the borders.”

The pablum served up Tuesday by State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland, however, suggests the U.S. has chosen, once again, to ignore Abbas. Saying the U.S. is “deeply disappointed” by the Israelis decision to build in Gilo, Nuland added, “We consider this counterproductive to our efforts to resume direct negotiations between the parties, and we have long urged both parties to avoid actions which could undermine trust… That doesn’t change the fact that we believe that the only way to get to two states living side by side in peace, in security, is through direct negotiations… and we are urging both parties to take advantage of the proposal that the Quartet put forward last Friday to come back to the table.” Read the rest of this entry »

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दशैं शुभ-कामना र मंगल धुन

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 28, 2011

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Memories and Emotions: All in The Mind or the Brain?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 27, 2011

By Deepak Chopra

Co-authored by Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi

Current brain research is hot on the trail of mysteries that need solving. Current imaging techniques can show, with remarkable precision, what happens in specific parts of the brain when we feel an emotion, for example. Eventually, neuroscientists may be able to pinpoint the exact process that leads to the emotion of love. Indeed they already feel that they are close, since there’s a map for tracing the hormones that make falling in love feel ecstatic, along with the areas of the brain responsible for emotions.

But close does you no good if your model has a serious flaw. In this case, the flaw is to assume that the physical mechanisms associated with love are the same as love itself. What if love takes place in the mind rather than the brain?

To many, that’s a distinction without a difference. The mind is invisible, yet everything it thinks or feels requires a physical response in the brain. If you know what the brain is doing, you know what the mind is doing, or so the scientific method, based on materialism, holds to be true. But a huge mystery, known as the mind-body problem, is being begged. As long as we ignore the mind, we may be making profound mistakes about the brain.

The words “I love you” give us a perfect example. Imagine that you are sitting close to someone who has not made clear what he or she feels. The moment is right; the mood is intimate. In your ear you hear the words “I love you.” Stop action. If we ask a neuroscientist what happens next, he will unfold a trail of physical events. Air molecules vibrate when those words are spoken, and in turn they vibrate the ear drum. Tiny bones in the middle ear transmit the signal, which gets turned into electrochemical reactions in the inner ear. As soon as electricity and chemicals are involved, we are in the precinct of the brain, which goes to work rapidly. Various areas light up, involving a complex interaction between those areas that process sound, meaning, memory and emotions. Even if it takes years or decades for neuroscience to trace this pattern exactly, the result is the same: Your heart jumps for joy, you flush and the delight of hearing “I love you” overtakes your body. Read the rest of this entry »

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