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China’s Greenland Group to develop Sydney’s tallest residential tower

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

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China’s Greenland Group has unveiled plans to develop Sydney’s tallest residential tower.

The $600 million development is the group’s first foray into the Australian market and will reach a height of 240 metres – surpassing the 230 metre Meriton Apartments at World Square.

Greenland Group is no stranger to big developments. The company is one of the biggest state-owned enterprises in China with developments in about 65 cities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Victoria Planning Minister Approves Tallest Building in Southern Hemisphere

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

In an historic day for the Victorian development industry, planning minister Matthew Guy has approved a 108-storey apartment and hotel tower in Melbourne’s CBD – the tallest ever proposed in the city.

The proposed tower, known as Australia 108, will feature 664 apartments and 288 rooms in a six star hotel, and soar 388 metres above ground level, giving it the title of the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. If delivered, Australia 108 will eclipse Melbourne’s Eureka Tower and the Gold Coast’s Q1 buildings.

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Minister Guy, who came under scrutiny during the planning process due to claims the building would overshadow the Shrine of Remembrance, issued a press release later hailing the proposed development.

“I am proud to approve a tower that will define our city for many years to come and which I am sure will become as iconic a Melbourne landmark as Flinders Street Station or Federation Square,” he said.

“The Australia 108 mixed-use tower will be an icon both visually and for those who will live in it, stay at its hotel, dine at the level 84 Sky Lounge or visit the level 108 Star Bar.

“Towers such as Australia 108 are consistent with the Coalition Government’s drive to concentrate high-density development in defined areas and out of existing, quiet neighbourhoods.

“Every apartment in this tower is one less apartment in an existing quiet neighbourhood.”

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According to The Age, a consortium of private investors including Nonda Katsalidis, Benni Aroni, Adrian Valmorbida, Ian Fayman, Gary Caulfield and Mark Hopkinson are behind the development of the project.

The $600m tower will feature one bedroom apartments on Levels 12-39 and 41-65 priced from $425,000 and two bedroom apartments from $575,000.

A selection of three bedroom apartments will be available from levels 66-78 from $775,000 along with an exclusive offering of penthouse apartments.

It has also been revealed that the 388 metre tower will use prefabricated structural sections developed by Nonda Katsalidis’ construction company to deliver the tower in record time. Read the rest of this entry »

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CIA’s Gus Hunt On Big Data: We ‘Try To Collect Everything And Hang On To It Forever’

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013


My comment: We know this and we also know that you are spending billion and billion dollars for this. Another Julian Assange or Cyber attack or hacker will make this billion and billion dollars worthless one day. This could give good job to thousands of people making them rich and eventually it will catalyze to create another recession and broaden the gap between rich and poor. So why not to think about creative activities to create good bond among human beings to change the world into real Global Village and war into Peace?

NEW YORK — The CIA’s chief technology officer outlined the agency’s endless appetite for data in a far-ranging speech on Wednesday.

Speaking before a crowd of tech geeks at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference in New York City, CTO Ira “Gus” Hunt said that the world is increasingly awash in information from text messages, tweets, and videos — and that the agency wants all of it.

“The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time,” Hunt said. “Since you can’t connect dots you don’t have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever.”

Hunt’s comments come two days after Federal Computer Week reported that the CIA has committed to a massive, $600 million, 10-year deal with Amazon for cloud computing services. The agency has not commented on that report, but Hunt’s speech, which included multiple references to cloud computing, indicates that it does indeed have interest in storage and analysis capabilities on a massive scale.

The CIA is keenly interested in capabilities for so-called “big data” — the increasingly massive data sets created by digital technology. The agency even has a page on its website pitching big data jobs to prospective employees. Read the rest of this entry »

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What it Really Takes to Succeed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

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By Jack and Suzy Welch

suzywelchJacl WelchThe modern marketplace demands that people possess a wide range of skills. But what core qualities are truly essential to career advancement, regardless of industry or job?

The answer could fill a book and it has, thousands of times, if not more. Myriad experts claim that career advancement is a function of everything from extreme self-confidence to extreme humility (or both at once). Still others make the case that big-time professional success derives from more sinister behaviors, such as callous ambition or unfettered narcissism. And then there is the whole “positive thinking” bandwagon, which claims that getting ahead is primarily a function of believing you can. In sum, there’s so much contradictory advice out there about the core components of success that it’s enough to reduce you to a weary sigh of: “Whatever.”

Which is just fine. Because we’d suggest that you can’t really manipulate yourself into success with personality tweaks or even major overhauls. In fact, we’d say just the opposite. The most powerful thing you can do is, well, be real. As in not phony. As in grappling, sweating, laughing, and caring. As in authentic.

Yes, yes, we know the upper echelon of the corporate world has its share of slick super achievers who appear simultaneously all-knowing and unknowable. They’re cool, poised, almost digitally enhanced in their affect. But such bloodless executives, even the most technically skilled ones, rarely reach the highest heights. They’re just too remote to move people. They can manage, but they can’t motivate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Are You Boring Someone? Watch for These 7 Signs

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

By Gretchen Rubin

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Gretchen Rubin0d8de0cLike most people, I have several pet subjects – that may or may not be interesting to other people. Don’t get me started on happiness, or habits, or children’s literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to talk about it.

By noting how I behave when I’m trying to hide my own boredom, I came up with a list of indicators that I might be boring someone:

1. Repeated, perfunctory responses. A person who says, “Oh really? Oh really? That’s interesting. Oh really?” is probably not very engaged. Or a person who keeps saying, “That’s hilarious.”

2. Simple questions. People who are bored ask simple questions. “When did you move?” “Where did you go?” People who are interested ask more complicated questions that show curiosity, not mere politeness.

3. Interruption. Although it sounds rude, interruption is actually a good sign, I think. It means a person is bursting to say something, and that shows interest. Similarly…

4. Request for clarification. A person who is sincerely interested will need you to elaborate or explain. “What does that term mean?” “When exactly did that happen?”

5. Imbalance of talking time. I suspect that many people fondly suppose that they do eighty percent of the talking because people find them fascinating. Sometimes, it’s true, a discussion involves a huge download of information; that’s a very satisfying kind of conversation. In general, though, people want to add their own opinions, information, and experiences. If they aren’t doing that, they may just want the conversation to end faster. Read the rest of this entry »

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Happy Happiness Day!

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

By Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University; Author, ‘The Price of Civilization’

international-happiness-dayLet me be the first to wish you a very Happy Happiness Day! In case you didn’t know it, today is the first International Day of Happiness, launched by all 193 UN member states. Happiness Day doesn’t mean we’ve arrived at happiness, but it does mean that we’ve recognized that happiness is our goal — and that our societies need to work harder to promote the things that really matter in the 21st century.

The fourth king of the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan led the way 40 years ago, drawing on ancient Buddhist wisdom. Bhutan should pursue Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross National Product (GNP) like the rest of the world. Since then, Bhutan has been experimenting with a new holistic approach to development that emphasizes not just economic growth but also culture, mental health, compassion, and community. Bhutan is searching for a balanced society.

It’s a worthy search. Bhutan aims to avoid the Easterlin Paradox that grips the US. Professor Richard Easterlin discovered many years ago that America was becoming much richer per person but not happier, at least not according to the direct reports of wellbeing by Americans responding to surveys. This is sobering, indeed. We are threatening the planet with pollution, climate change, and other environmental degradation to chase more and more goods that don’t seem to do so much to really make us any happier.

My colleagues Richard Layard, John Helliwell and I reported on the evidence on happiness in last year’s first World Happiness Report, prepared for a UN meeting on happiness promoted by Bhutan. (We’ll have the Second World Happiness Report out this fall.) We used worldwide survey data to look at the factors that truly make people happy. Income of course matters, but mainly to the poor. When people are hungry, deprived of basic needs such as clean water, health care, and education, and without meaningful employment, they indeed suffer. Economic development that alleviates poverty is a vital step in boosting happiness. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Price of Carbon

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like Superstorm Sandy caused by carbon pollution.

We’ve all been paying the bill for years, but now it’s got to stop and you can help. Share this with your friends and tell our leaders it’s time to put a price on carbon and make the polluters pay.

Dear friends,

I’m excited to share with you the latest video in our climate conversation series, The Price of Carbon. This short video, narrated by comedian and musician Reggie Watts, underscores the high cost we are all already paying for carbon pollution.

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Ishani Shrestha crowned Miss Nepal World 2013

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 21, 2013

Ishani Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal World 2013 during the grand finale held at Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi on Wednesday evening.

“I am beyond happy. Thank you for getting me here. My hard work and determination has paid off,” said an emotional Shrestha right after being crowned.


Miss Nepal 2013 Ishani Shrestha (C) along with First Runner-up Rojina Shahi Thakuri (L) and Second Runner-up Shritima Shah wave to crowd after winning titles. (Photo: Keshab Thoker)  Read the rest of this entry »

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The Ukrainian parliamentary brawl: An annual tradition

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 20, 2013

[What’s going on in the world? Not sometimes, but frequently we can see fight in parliament in different countries. This does not suit. How to change the world and how to bring the world in the right track then if this kind of incidents repeat in parliament?]

Fights used to break out in the U.S. Congress — an occurrence that became obsolete as news cameras started making their way onto the House and Senate floors. But the prospect of being caught on camera trading blows doesn’t seem to worry Ukrainian politicians. Earlier today, dozens of MPs got into a fist fight in the Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament.

 Here’s how it reportedly went down: When the head of the ruling, pro-Russian Party of Regions opened the session speaking Russian, his opponents in the nationalist Liberty Party began chanting “Speak Ukrainian!” and pounding on their desks. After the speaker called his opponents “chanting neo-fascists,” a member of the Liberty Party took to the podium, the Party of Regions began calling him a fascist to drown him out, and the fighting began.

Here’s a video:

Before you get too carried away by the footage, it’s worth pointing out that parliamentary fights between Ukraine’s pro-Russian and nationalist factions are not new — there is at least one a year. And in the grand scheme of political brawls, today’s was nothing special. Last year, another fight over the use of the Russian language led to several broken ribs:

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Iraq War Cost $800 Billion, And What Do We Have To Show For It?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2013

By Joshua Hers and Chris Spurlock

For the past few months, a strange thing has been happening in the central Iraq town of Fallujah. Thousands of citizens, virtually all of them Sunni Muslims, have been gathering in public squares to protest the oppressive Shiite-led government in Baghdad. Sleeping in tents and wielding Twitter feeds and YouTube accounts, the young Sunnis have attempted to take democracy, and a certain sectarian disaffection, into their own hands.

It’s not quite the Iraqi Arab Spring — although that’s what it’s been tentatively called by some — but it is a reminder of the stark failure of nearly a decade of American-led warfare in that country.

When President George W. Bush announced the invasion into Iraq in March 2003, the goal was to remove a dangerous dictator and his supposed stocks of weapons of mass destruction. It was also to create a functioning democracy and thereby inspirewhat Bush called a “global democracy revolution.”

The effort was supposed to be cheap — to require few troops and even less time. Instead, it cost the United States $800 billion at least, thousands of lives and nearly nine grueling years (see the graphic below for a further breakdown of various costs). Read the rest of this entry »

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Why the Universe Is Our Home: It’s Not a Coincidence

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 19, 2013

By Deepak Chopra,

D ChopraCo-author, ‘Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being’; founder, The Chopra Foundation

It would be reassuring to most people to discover that the universe is constructed to favor life.  If the human race isn’t a freakish outcome of highly improbable chance events, we have every right to see the universe as our home. But this psychological reassurance strikes physicists and biologists as wishful thinking; the bulwark of modern science, from the most minuscule events at the quantum scale to the Big Bang itself, is the assumption that creation is random, without guidance, plan, mind or purpose.

Only very slowly has such a blanket view been challenged, but these new challenges are among the most exciting possibilities in science. We’d like to outline the argument for a “human universe” with an eye to understanding why the human race exists. This question is too central to be left to a small cadre of professional cosmologists and evolutionary biologists; everyone has a personal stake in it.

The most accepted theory of the large-scale structure of the universe is Big Bang cosmology, which has achieved impressive results. Yet when you try to model the universe, you can’t escape the problems surrounding what seems like a simple act: observing it.  Measuring the cosmos is intricately interwoven with limits imposed by the process of observation itself. As you go back in time or ahead into the future, as you reach so far into space that light takes billions of years to reach Earth,  any possible model encounters horizons of knowledge at some ultimate, faint observational limit. Beyond such a horizon, observation is blocked, and so are physics, mathematics and the human mind.

For example, with the Big Bang theory, light cannot be used to observe further back in time or across immense distances to arrive close to the very beginning itself. The first instant of the Big Bang remains forever hidden from the present. Knowledge about the early universe has to be inferred. We can examine the parts that scattered after the Big Bang, but we cannot grasp the whole. Thus, our observational limitations prohibit verifying cosmological theories to any degree of accuracy for any observational test. So the Hubble telescope, marvelous as it is for sending back photos of distant galaxies, can’t reveal reality independent of cosmological theory.  Theory cannot be verified with complete certainty, which means that important topics like the expansion of the universe and the evolution of galaxies are our own mental constructs; they reflect who we are as observers, not independent reality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Indian-origin Doctor, Filmed Female Patients Using Wristwatch Camera

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 18, 2013

FILTHY GP Davinderjit Bains made 361 recordings over three years with footage of him fondling the breasts and groin areas of 30 patients aged between 14 and 51.

  • Dr Davinderjit Bains, 45, has pleaded guilty to 39 sexual offences 
  • Sexually assaulted women at surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, near Swindon, Wiltshire, for almost two years before he was caught
  • Police found 361 high-quality video clips filmed on ‘spy watch’
  • Fears as many as 100 women had medical examinations they didn’t need
  • ‘He is a sexual predator, as simple as that,’ DI Mark Garrett

By LUKE SALKELD

A family doctor secretly filmed the intimate examination of hundreds of women patients using a camera hidden in his wristwatch.

GP Davinderjit Bains, 45, recorded hours of footage with the £60 spy device as he carried out ‘unnecessary and inappropriate’ inspections.

The abuse continued for two years until his 19-year-old lodger told police he had filmed her showering and assaulted her.

Sexual predator: Dr Davinderjit Bains used his James Bond-style wristwatch to film himself abusing female patients
Sickening: The Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR which Dr Bains used to film his victims has a built-in camera

Predator: Dr Davinderjit Bains, left, used his ‘spy watch’ right to film himself sexually abusing female patients at his surgery for more than two years before he was caught

When Bains was arrested at his surgery in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, officers discovered 361 video clips filmed on the wristwatch – some as long as 45 minutes.

Around 3,000 potential victims were contacted but the exact number is thought to be ‘close to 300’ – aged between 14 and 51.

Bains appeared at Swindon Crown Court where he admitted 39 counts of sexual assault and voyeurism and asked for a further 65 offences to be taken into consideration. Read the rest of this entry »

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TED Prize: $1 Million Prize to Spark Global Change

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2013

The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $1,000,000 and the TED community’s resources and expertise to spark global change.

Prize-photostrip1The Prize begins with a big wish—a wish to inspire thinkers and doers across the globe. From Bono’s the ONE Campaign (’05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (’10 recipient) and JR’s Inside Out Project (’11 recipient), the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world.

THE AWARD

We award TED Prize winners $1 million to inspire dreamers to think bigger about what’s possible. The award offers support to build a project’s core infrastructure quickly–so that others can add their own collaborative action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Chris Demuth Advocates “Buddha was born in Nepal”

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 15, 2013

Chris Demuth talks about Fareed Zakaria’s book The Post-American World where Zakaria is giving absolutely wrong information on Buddha’s birthplace and Mr Demuth advocates not buying the book as it does lie. He was surprised with India’s claim that Buddha was born in India.  Mr Demuth also suggests signing the petition to advocate Buddha was born in Nepal and not in India.

Fareed Rafiq Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist and author. From 2000 to 2010, he was a columnist forzakaria-book1 Newsweek and editor of Newsweek International. In 2010 he became editor-at-large of Time. He is the host of CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is also a frequent commentator and author about issues related to international relations, trade, and American foreign policy.

Zakaria is the author of few books including The Post-American World. His last two books have both been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into over 25 languages.

Fareed Zakaria opened up about his plagiarism scandal in an interview with the New York Times.  He got into severe trouble after he was found to have lifted a paragraph from a recent New Yorker article for a column in Time. He was suspended from that magazine and from CNN.

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राष्ट्रियता बिरोधी केही दिग्भ्रमित दिग्भ्रमहरु

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 12, 2013

By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ 

त्यसैले लुम्बिनीमा अब छिट्टै केही भएरै छाडछ – खुट्टा कमाउने कमाइ रहुन, भंडुवाहरु भाँडिरहुन, पलायन हुने भैरहुन । हामी आ-आफ्नो स्तर र क्षमताले भ्याएसम्म बुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जित दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्ने कामलाई नागरिकीय दायित्व ठानेर आ-आफ्नो ठाउँबाट जारी राखौं । आस्चर्यजनक सन्नाटाका बीच पनि सबैतिरबाट बातावरण हाम्रै पक्षमा तयार हुँदैछ । शान्तिका प्रतिमूर्ति बुद्धका कारण लुम्बिनी र यस्को वरिपरिको एकीकृत बिकास गर्न बिभिन्न देशका प्रतिष्ठित ब्यक्ति र संस्थाहरुदेखि राष्ट्र संघसम्म अनबरत लागिरहँदा हाम्रोतर्फबाट भने आफूले केही गर्न नसके पनि उनीहरुको चाहना पुरा गर्नमा समेत खासै कार्यतत्परता नदर्शाइनु अत्यन्तै लज्जाजनक हो । संकुचित घेराभन्दा माथि उठन सक्नु आजको आवश्यकता हो । बिस्वले नै महत्व दिइरहेको लुम्बिनी बिकासमा बर्तमानका सकारात्मक पक्षलाई अब पनि सदुपयोग गर्नुको अलावा यो वा त्यो बहानामा ब्यबधान खडा गर्नु भनेको बिस्वकै सामू आफूलाई हास्य पात्रको रुपमा देखाउनुभन्दा बढी केही हुनेछैन । केही गर्न खोज्नेको लागि बिभिन्न स्तरबाट बिभिन्न रुपमा ब्यबधान सिर्जना जतिसुकै गरे पनि लुम्बिनी छिट्टै मेक्का मेदिना र भ्याटिकन सिटी जस्तै संसारभरिका पर्यटकहरुको लागि आकर्षणको केन्द्र बन्ने कुरामा सन्देह छैन । त्यसैले निम्नतम नागरिकीय दायित्व पुरा गर्नुको अलावा गर्न खोज्नेको बाटो ढुक्दै ढुंगाप्रहार गरेर अरुले खुलेयाम र आँफैले आँफैलाई आजीवन मनमनै अपराधी भन्ने बातावरण किन बनाउने?नेतादेखि जंक जनतासम्म भारतको स्वार्थको लागि काम गरिदिने भएकोले नेपालको राष्ट्रियता जति कम्जोर छ भनेर भनिने गरिए तापनि यो सोंचेभन्दा धेरै मजबूत छ । उठान गरिएका संबेदनशील मुद्धाहरुमा मौन बसिदिने अकबर बीरबलको कथाका जस्ता बग्रेल्ती अन्धाहरु मात्रै नभएर नेपालका हितमा हुन लागेका र गरिन लागेका कुनै पनि गतिबिधिमा दिल्लीमा बस्नेहरुलाई हाँच्छ्यू नआउँदै नेपालभित्रै अनेक बहानामा एण्टिबायोटिक नै खानु पर्ने दिग्गज जंक जनताहरु जति देखा परे पनि यस्ले बिशेष अवस्थामा संभाबित खतराबाट जोगिन धेरै हदसम्म सहयोगीको भूमिका निर्बाह गर्नेछ ।

सामान्य भाषामा भन्नु पर्दा राष्ट्रियता भनेको देशको अस्तित्वमाथि देखा पर्ने वा देखा परेका समस्याका कारण सिर्जित चिन्ता, चिन्तन र समस्या समाधानका लागि गरिने बिभिन्न गतिबिधि हुन । यो नि:शर्त, नि:स्वार्थ र स्वत: स्फूर्त रुपमा देखा पर्नु पर्ने हो तापनि आजको स्वार्थपूर्ण समयमा बिभिन्न स्वार्थका कारण त्यसरी देखा नपर्ने मात्रै होइन कि यदाकदा बिभिन्न रुपमा बिभिन्न स्तरबाट राष्ट्रियताको बिषयमा कृयाशिलहरुका खिलाफमा बिभिन्न किसिमले ब्यबधान र भ्रम सिर्जना गर्ने, निरुत्साहित गर्ने, सहभागीहरुलाई निस्कृय र हतोत्सहित पार्ने जस्ता कामहरु समेत हुने गर्छन् । उठान गरिने बिषयबस्तु र यस्मा संलग्न ब्यक्ति र समूह अनुसार बिषयबस्तुले स्थानीय, राष्ट्रिय मात्रै नभएर क्षेत्रीय र बिस्वब्यापी रुप समेत लिन सक्छ र सामना गरिनु पर्ने समस्याले पनि ।

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बिदेशी भूमिबाट राष्ट्रियता गतिबिधि देशको माया गर्न भूगोलले छेक्दैन र यो आलेख पछिल्लो चार बर्षमा बिदेशमा बस्ने नेपालीहरुद्धारा गरिएकागतिबिधिहरुमा केन्द्रित हुनेछ । बिदेशमा बस्ने नेपालीहरुका बीच बिशेष गरी करीब चार बर्षदेखि राष्ट्रियताको बिषयमा धेरै गतिबिधि भएका देखिन्छन । भारतद्धारा नेपाली भू-भागमा गरिएको अतिक्रमण र नेपालीमाथि गरिएका बिभिन्नकिसिमका अमानबीय दुर्व्यबहारका बिरुद्ध जून १५, २००९ मा बिभिन्न देशमा कार्यक्रम आयोजना गरिए भने फेसबुक मार्फत बिशेष तयारीका साथ सोही दिन चौबिसै घण्टा बिस्वभर छरिएर रहेका नेपालीहरुले बिरोध कार्यमा सहभागी भए ।

त्यस्को लागि माइ संसार, अनलाइन खबर, नागरिक न्यूज, डिसी नेपाल, नेपाल अरब, नेपाल डायरी, नेपाल समाचार आदिले सहयोग पुर्याए । माइ संसारको ऐक्यबद्धता उल्लेखनीय थियो जस्को सकृयतामा सो दिनको लागि उपयुक्त थुप्रै सामग्री तयार भएका थिए । त्यस्को लगत्तै सार्क क्षेत्रमा देखा परेको शक्ति असन्तुलनका कारण सिर्जित समस्या समाधानलाई सार्क स्तरीय बुद्धिजीबिहरुको सन्जाल तयार गरेर शक्ति सन्तुलनमा केही योगदान दिन सकिन्छ कि भनेर बिभिन्न देशमा छरिएर रहेका बिभिन्न देशका प्रतिनिधिहरु खोज्ने काम शुरु भएको र त्यही सन्दर्भलाई आधार बनाएर माइ संसार लगायत अन्य केही पत्रिकाहरुमा “सार्क बिस्तार प्रसंग र नेपाली परिबेश” लेख समेत प्रकाशित गरिएको थियो । सोही बेला २००९ को सेप्टेम्बरको शुरुतिर अनलाइन खबरमा प्रकाशित “भारतद्धारा नक्कली ‘कपिलबस्तु’ निर्माण” मार्फत अत्यन्तै संबेदनशील समाचारमा भारतमा नक्कली लुम्बिनी र कपिलवस्तु निर्माण कार्य झन्डै असी प्रतिशत संपन्न भैसकेको र २०१२ सम्ममा संपन्न गर्ने किसिमले जोडतोडका साथ काम भैरहेको खबर प्रकाशमा आउँदासम्म पनि त्यससम्बन्धमा नेपालका कुनै पनि निकायबाट कुनै पनि किसिमका आवाज उठाएको नपाईएकोले सार्क स्तरीय बुद्धिजीबिहरुको सन्जालतयारको तुलनामा यस्लाई प्राथमिकतामा पार्नु पर्ने ठहर गरी बिभिन्न देशमा छरिएर रहेका नेपालीहरुले कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान (हाल लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियान) शुरु गर्न पुगे । आफ्नो बिस्वब्यापी सन्जाल बिस्तार गर्दै छोटो समयमा यस्ले गरेका धेरै प्रयासहरुका बीच केही उल्लेख्य उपलब्धीहरु पनि हासिल गरेको छ ।

बुद्ध जन्मदाको समयमा नेपाल तथा भारत भन्ने देशहरु नभए तापनि बुद्ध जन्मिएको स्थान अहिलेको नेपालको लुम्बिनीमा पर्दछ भन्ने कुरा प्रमाणित भएकै कारण युनेस्कोले लुम्बिनिलाई बिस्व संपदा सूचिमा समाबेश गरेको हो । बुद्ध बिस्वकै साझा संपत्ति भएको कारण आस्थाका आधारमा कसैले मेरो अथवा हाम्रो भन्छ/न भने त्यस्मा कसैले प्रश्न उठाइराख्नु पर्ने देखिन्न, तर उनको बिस्वब्यापी महत्व र प्रसिद्धीका कारण त्यसबाट लालायित भएर सत्यका पर्यायबाची बुद्धको उन्कै नाममा असत्यको खेती गर्दै नाजायज फायदा लिनका लागि बिस्व जनमतलाई दिग्भ्रमित तुल्याउन गरिने कार्यले नेपालको राष्ट्रियतालाई चुनौती दिने मात्रै नभएर दिग्भ्रमका कारण झुक्किएर र गलत नियतका कारण झुक्याएर बुद्ध जन्मस्थल जान चाहनेहरु गलत ठाउँ पुग्ने र पुर्याइने कामका कारण बर्षेनी हजारौंको मानब अधिकार हनन जस्ता जघन्य आपराधिक काम भएकोले यस्तो संबेदनशील काममा मौन बसिनु हुन्न मानबाधिकार प्रतिरक्षाको लागि पनि । Read the rest of this entry »

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