Though Ishani couldn’t make it to Top 5, she performed really well. The entire country is proud with her performance. She rocked Nepal’s identity with her grace, beauty, talent and dedication of course. It was indeed disappointing for everyone not to find her in Top 5 because she had become a semifinalist by capturing a 5th position in the countdown. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for September, 2013
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 29, 2013
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 29, 2013
By FIRDIA LISNAWATI
BALI, Indonesia — Miss Philippines, Megan Young, was crowned Miss World on Saturday amid tight security on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, where the contest’s final round was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.
“I promise to be the best Miss World ever,” Young, 23, said after winning the 63rd annual event, as a large number of Filipino fans who traveled with her celebrated by jumping and waving the country’s flag. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Global | Tagged: Indonesia Miss World, Megan Young, Miss Philippines, Miss Philippines Megan Young, Miss World, Miss World 2013, Miss World Indonesia, Miss World Pageant, Miss World Security, Miss World Winner, Style News | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 26, 2013
A Chinese wealth survey has found that Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, apparently surpassing North America for the first time.
Asia has more billionaires than any other continent, followed by North America and Europe, according to a survey by a China-based wealth magazine released on Thursday.
There were 1,453 people around the world with a personal wealth of $1 billion or more as of January, said the Hurun Report, a luxury magazine publisher that compiled the list.
Asia had 608 billionaires, North America 440 and Europe 324, it said in a statement.
Among individual countries, the United States and China dominated with 408 and 317 citizens respectively on the list, followed by Russia, Germany and India.
Mexican telecoms czar Carlos Slim, 73, was ranked as the “Richest Man on the Planet” with a personal fortune of $66 billion. Slim also topped the Forbes magazine annual global rich list last year. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Global | Tagged: Asia, Asia Billionaires, Continent With Most Billionaires, Most Billionaires, Most Billionaires In World, Richest Continent, Video, World News, World's Richest People Survey, Worlds Richest People | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 23, 2013
Posted in Article | Tagged: 'Hida Bhagavam jateti Lumminigame’, Ashoka Pillar, Ashokan inscription, Buddha, Dr. Anton Führer, Fareed Zakaria, Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Lumbini, Obama, Ranjit Ray, The Post-American World, Zee TV | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2013
By Dr. Mehmet Oz
Your body has clever ways of signaling health trouble. Here’s a guide to what your hue says about you.
Few people get worked up over the occasional bruise. We know from experience that a purplish spot isn’t usually cause for alarm and, in time, will clear up on its own — a classic case of the wait-and-see approach making sound medical sense. But otherdiscolorations that may appear harmless can serve as warning signals for serious diseases, like diabetes, skin cancer, and autoimmune disorders. The sooner you pick up on the clues, the faster you can take the right steps to getting and staying healthier.
Pay attention to the color of your tongue. If it becomes a bright, beefy red (the change can be subtle, but it will be noticeable), you may be low on vitamin B12. This vitamin is essential for making the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body and plays a vital role in maintaining brain function. While researchers aren’t sure why a B12 deficiency affects the tongue, you may develop neurological problems, including dementia, if your levels stay low for too long.
Protect Yourself: Meat and dairy products are rich in B12, so if you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you may have a harder time reaching your daily allowance. Make sure to take a multivitamin, and consider eating fortified cereals for breakfast (some offer 100 percent of your recommended daily value of B12 in one serving). Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Article | Tagged: Body Colors, Cancer Symptoms, Discoloration Symptoms, Itchy Skin Symptoms, OWN Experts, OWN Healthy Mind & Body, OWN News, Skin Allergy, Skin Discoloration, Skin Rash, Skin Symptoms, Symptoms On Skin | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 21, 2013
How CEO Larry Page has transformed the search giant into a factory for moonshots. Our exclusive look at his boldest bet yet — to extend human life.
By Harry McCracken; Lev Grossman
Larry Page, 40, is the co-founder and CEO of one of the most successful, ubiquitous and increasingly strange companies on the planet. Google is, of course, in the search business, and, more important for its profitability, it is in the online-advertising business. But it’s also in the driverless-car business, the wearable-computing business, and the business of providing Internet access to remote areas via high-altitude balloons, among countless others.
Page prefers to refer to the search giant’s more out-there ventures as moon shots. At the moment Google is preparing an especially uncertain and distant shot. It is planning to launch Calico, a new company that will focus on health and aging in particular. “In some industries,” says Page, who spoke exclusively with TIME about the new venture, “it takes 10 or 20 years to go from an idea to something being real. Health care is certainly one of those areas. We should shoot for the things that are really, really important, so 10 or 20 years from now we have those things done.”
The unavoidable question this raises is why a company built on finding information and serving ads next to it is spending untold amounts on a project that flies in the face of the basic fact of the human condition, the existential certainty of aging and death? To which the unavoidable answer is another question: Who the hell else is going to do it?
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 18, 2013
By Dirgha Raj Prasai
The Indian Zee TV is going to exercise that releasing the fake news- Lord Buddha’s birth place was India. But, it is 100% fallacious and wrong. Nepal is the birth land of Lord Buddha. This fake propaganda of Zee TV will invite confrontation between Nepal and India. Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini in the 6th century BC in mid Tarai, Nepal.. Lord Buddha is the asset of Nepal who was born in this pious land. A scholar Ram Kumar Shrestha writes- ‘Ashoka Pillar built in 300 BC by Indian Emperor Ashok during his pilgrimage to the birthplace of Buddha still stands Lumbini. A thorough excavation and investigation near the Ashok Pillar has found the Nativity Stone that was laid down to mark
the Buddha’s birthplace.
An international team of archaeologists has begun a three-year survey, coordinated by the UNESCO of the archaeological ruins of Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha in Nepal. The team of archaeologists, including experts from Nepal’s Department of Archaeology and the Lumbini Development Trust, is directed by Robin Coningham, UNESCO Archaeological Expert and Professor of Archaeology, University of Durham. The UNESCO, after careful examination all facts and evidences, has already recognized Lumbini as the Buddha’s birthplace and a World Heritage Site’.
The descriptions of famous ancient Chinese pilgrims, Huian Tsang (who traveled through India between AD 629 & 645) and Fa Hein (who traveled between AD 400 & AD 414) indicate to this area, saying, ‘Lumbini, where the Lord was born, is a piece of heaven on earth where one could see the snowy mountains amidst a splendid garden embedded with Stupas and monasteries.’ Read the rest of this entry »
Posted in Article | Tagged: Ashoka Pillar, Buddha, Buddhist, Dr. A. Fuhrer, Dr. P.C. Mukargee, Huian Tsang, Khadga Shamshere, Lumbini, Nativity stone, Queen Mayadevi, Sacred Garden, Unesco, Xuan-Zang, Zee TV | Leave a Comment »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 17, 2013
By Vishal Arora
To hear many Indians talk, you’d think it was India, where he attained enlightenment and gave his first sermon.
But the people of Nepal know better — and they are eager to correct misconceptions about the Awakened One, considered one of the world’s most revered figures.
Next month, Nepal will circulate a new 100-rupee note with the imprint, “Lumbini: The Birthplace of Lord Buddha.” The currency is part of the government’s most recent effort to correct the record.
It comes amid protests following a promotional video on the private Indian channel Zee TV, which claimed the Buddha was born in India.
Zee TV corrected the error, but Nepal Cable TV Association blocked the channel when the new series on the life of Buddha premiered on Sunday (Sept. 8). The association’s chairman described the move as a way to prevent possible unrest in the country, which is predominantly Hindu but proud of its Buddhist heritage. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 15, 2013
सबैभन्दा महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धी र भावी रणनीति: बिभिन्न देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा नै वुद्धको जन्मस्थल भारत लेखिएकोले करोडौं मानिसले त्यही पढ्ने हुनाले उनीहरुद्धारा सिर्जित कुनै पनि गतिबिधिमा त्यस्को प्रभाव पर्नु स्वाभाबिकै हो तापनि यो कुनियत भने होइन । जाकारीयालाई धेरै दबाब दिंदा पनि आत्मालोचना नगर्नु, ब्रिटिश म्युजियममा डा सोना दत्तको काम, नक्कली लुम्बिनी निर्माण आदि भने कुनियत हुन । यसरी ठूला ठूला बिभिन्न समस्या हुँदाहुँदै पनि समस्याको जरो भनेकै बिभिन्न देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा भएको गलत जानकारी भएकोले अभियानको तर्फबाट तात्कालिन प्रधानमन्त्री माधव कुमार नेपाललाई कुटनितिक नियोग मार्फत बिभिन्न देशको पाठ्य पुस्तकमा भएको वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा भएको गल्ती सच्याउन पर्ने कुरामा जोड दिंदै ज्ञापन पत्र बुझाईएको थियो । त्यसैले कोरियाका लागि तात्कालिन राजदूत कमल प्रशाद कोइरालाले त्यहाँको राष्ट्रपतिलाई गर्नु भएको आग्रहपस्चात त्यहाँको सरकारले पाठ्य पुस्तकमा सच्याउने जुन निर्णय गरेको छ त्यो अभियानको लागि कोसेढुंगा हो र अब अन्य देशमा यही कार्यलाई निरन्तरता दिन सकियो भने यो विस्वब्यापी समस्या समाधान कार्य समस्या हुनेछैन ।
प्रमाणित गर्ने नभएर सिर्जित दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्ने हाम्रो दायित्व: “वुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको प्रमाणित गर्ने काम कहाँ पुग्यो?” जस्तो प्रश्न यदाकदा आउने गर्छन् । वुद्ध नेपालमा जन्मनु भएको प्रमाणित भैसकेको छ । त्यसैले युनेस्कोले लुम्बिनीलाई विस्व संपदा सूचिमा पारेको र जापानले युनेस्को मार्फत पाँच बर्षे परियोजना शुरु गरेको हो भने प्रो केन्जो टांगे र प्रो क्वाकले लुम्बिनीको गुरु योजना तयार पारेका हुन वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिकास गर्ने हेतुले र यी दुबै गुरु योजना राष्ट्र संघ आन्तर्गतकै काम हुन । हाम्रो मौनता र कम्जोरीको फायदा उठाएर शक्तिको भरमा वुद्धको बिस्वब्यापी महत्वका कारण त्यसबाट लालायितहरुले गलत कुरालाई सही जस्तो देखिने गरी वुद्ध भारतमा जन्मेको भन्ने किसिमले बिभिन्न देशको पाठ्य पुस्तक, ठूला ठूला संग्रहालयहरु, प्रभाबशाली अन्तरास्ट्रिय संस्थाहरु एबं पत्रिकाहरु, नक्कली लुम्बिनी र कपिलवस्तु आदि मार्फत दिग्भ्रमलाई विस्वब्यापी बनाउने जुन काम भएको छ यस्ले नेपालको राष्ट्रियता कम्जोर बनाउने र नतमस्तक हुनु पर्ने अवस्था मात्रै सिर्जना भएको छैन, यस्ले वुद्धप्रति आस्थाबानहरु बुद्ध जन्मस्थल जान चाहनेहरु कि त झुक्किएर कि त झुक्याइएर वर्षेनी हजारौंको संख्यामा नक्कली लुम्बिनी पुग्ने पुर्याइने कामले उनीहरुको मानबाधिकार हनन हुने र उनीहरुको आस्थामा कुठाराघात पुर्याइने काम जस्तो जघन्य आपराधिक काम बुद्धकै नाममा भैराखेकोले सिर्जित दिग्भ्रम निस्तेज पार्दै यी सबै आपराधिक काम रोकथाम गरी भैराखेको विस्व माबाधिकार हनन समाधान कार्यमा योगदान दिनु पनि हो हाम्रो अस्तित्व र प्रतिस्ठालाई धुमिल हुन नदिने काम गर्दै ।
By रामकुमार श्रेष्ठ
बिशेष अनुरोध: ठूला ग्रुप मेलहरुका कारण यो मेल पाँच हजारभन्दा बढीमा पुग्ने भएको र यो जानकारी दिने प्रयोजनका लागि लेखिएकोले लेख्नै पर्ने नीतिगत कुरामा बाहेक “Reply all” नगरिदिनु हुन बिशेष अनुरोध । फर्किने केही मेलहरुका कारण संधै जस्तै “Reply” भन्दा पनि बरु छुट्टै मेल गर्नु भयो भने मेल प्राप्ती कार्य सहज हुनेछ । मूलत: लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानको पाँचौं वार्षिकी तयारी, र अहिलेसम्मका मूलभूत उपलब्धिहरुको समिक्षात्मक बिस्लेषण र भावी दिनका प्राथमिकतामा केन्द्रित यो ईमेल केही लामो भएको र यस्मा केही महत्वपूर्ण जानकारीका लिंकहरु समेत राखिएको पूर्व जानकारी गराइन्छ । (Target groups: Political leaders, Diplomatic missions, Movement activists, NRN activists, intellectuals, journalists and public)
१ अभियानको पाँचौं वार्षिकोत्सब का कार्यक्रमहरु: वुद्धको विस्वब्यापी महत्वका कारण लालायितहरुद्धारा नेपालको कम्जोरीको फायदा उठाएर शक्तिका भरमा वुद्ध जन्मस्थल बिषयमा सिर्जना गरिएको विस्वब्यापी दिग्भ्रमलाई निस्तेज पार्ने उद्धेस्यका साथ सूत्रपात भएको लुम्बिनी-कपिलवस्तु दिवस अभियानले छोटो समयमा महत्वपूर्ण उपलब्धिहरु हासिल गर्दै पाँचौ बर्ष प्रबेषको अबसरमा आगामी डिसेम्बर १ मा बिभिन्न देशमा बिशेष रुपमा कार्यक्रम मनाउने तयारीमा छ तपसिलका कार्यक्रमहरुलाई समेटेर: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 10, 2013
by Maria Popova
Collision and convergence in Truth and Beauty at the intersection of science and spirituality.
On July 14, 1930, Albert Einstein welcomed into his home on the outskirts of Berlin the Indian philosopher Rabindranath Tagore. The two proceeded to have one of the most stimulating, intellectually riveting conversations in history, exploring the age-old friction between science and religion. Science and the Indian Tradition: When Einstein Met Tagore recounts the historic encounter, amidst a broader discussion of the intellectual renaissance that swept India in the early twentieth century, germinating a curious osmosis of Indian traditions and secular Western scientific doctrine.
The following excerpt from one of Einstein and Tagore’s conversations dances between previously examined definitions of science, beauty, consciousness, andphilosophy in a masterful meditation on the most fundamental questions of human existence.
EINSTEIN: Do you believe in the Divine as isolated from the world?
TAGORE: Not isolated. The infinite personality of Man comprehends the Universe. There cannot be anything that cannot be subsumed by the human personality, and this proves that the Truth of the Universe is human Truth.
I have taken a scientific fact to explain this — Matter is composed of protons and electrons, with gaps between them; but matter may seem to be solid. Similarly humanity is composed of individuals, yet they have their interconnection of human relationship, which gives living unity to man’s world. The entire universe is linked up with us in a similar manner, it is a human universe. I have pursued this thought through art, literature and the religious consciousness of man. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 8, 2013
We are in the 21st century, not stone age. This is epoch of internet, WikiLeaks, and Google. These days, even internet media is dominated by social media. Our deeds and words become our identity. Before acting and speaking, we must think. Otherwise minor mistakes could ruin our identity. As neighbours we always need to be close and for that we must respect each other. India faked Lumbini, Indian ambassador even said Mt. Everest is in India, duplicate Indian Pashmina spoiled our International market. Lots of rumours are frequently created by the Indian side on Buddha’s birthplace. They know this is wrong, yet they are doing it. Misinforming intentionally is a big crime. As neighbours we want everybody to respect India as a honest country. For this India must not make fool of the world through unnecessary rumours. Despite lots of apologies due to floods of voices against their wrong information, India is continuously launching Grand TV Shows misinforming Buddha’s birth place. Indian friends, do not make everyday April 1st.
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 5, 2013
५ सेप्टेम्बर, २०१३ जिलोङ, अस्ट्रेलिया: भारतीय नाकाबाट नेपाल आएर लुम्बिनी भ्रमण गर्ने विदेशी पर्यटकलाई यो नेपालको भुमी हो भन्ने ज्ञान दिने कुनै किसिमको संकेत सिमानादेखि लुम्बिनी परिसरसम्मै कुनै पनि निकायबाट व्यवस्था नगरिएको हुँदा ०६८ फाल्गुण ११ गते लुम्बिनी कपिलवस्तु दिवस विश्व अभियानका भ्रमण टोलीले लुम्बिनी परिसरको गेट नं ६ मा नेपाल हो भन्ने अनुभूति गराउने लुम्बिनी भ्रमण वर्षको फे्लक्स व्यानर टाँसेको थियो जसमा Welcome to Nepal the Birthplace of Lord Buddha भन्ने वाक्यांश अंकित थियो । तर यो अस्थाइ प्रकृतिको भएको हूँदा यसै अभियानका अभियन्ता स्काउट दूत किशोर कुइंकेलले भारतीय सीमायता स्पष्ट नेपाल प्रवेशको अनुभूति दिने स्थायी स्वागतद्वार बनाउन सरकारलाई सगाउने योजनासाथ स्थानीय बुद्ध आदर्श उच्च माविका विद्यार्थीहरु माझ खाजा रकमबाट रु १ को चन्दा आह्वान गरे । विद्यार्थीहरुले हार्दिकतासाथ सहयोग गरे र रु १००/- जति चन्दा संकलन भएको थियो । यो अभियान देशका अरु विद्यालयमा पनि निरन्तरित हुने घोषणा त्यसै बेला प्रस्तावक विद्यार्थीले गरेका थिए ।
सो अभियानमा काठमाण्डौंका बिभिन्न विद्यालय र कालेजहरुले पनि ऐक्यबद्धता जनाएका छन । प्रिसियस नेशनल कलेज, म्हैपीको प्राङ्गणमा विद्यार्थीहरुले लुम्बिनी गेट निर्माणको लागि सरकारलाई सहयोग पुर्याउने हेतुसाथ आफ्ना खाजा रकमबाट रु. ४१५/– र यस अघि काठमाडौँमै गोकर्णेश्वर महादेव मा.वि., सहयोगी उच्च मा.वि., वर्ल्ड युथ इन्टरनेशनल स्कूल र श्वर्ण शिक्षा इ. स्कूलका विद्यार्थीहरुबाट अन्दाजी थप १००० रुपैयाँ संकलन गरिएको थियो ।
संकलित रकम सरकारलार्इृ औपचारिक रुपमा हस्तान्तरण गर्ने योजना रहेको छ । Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 5, 2013
In an exclusive interview with Global ahead of the G20 summit in St Petersburg, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe describes how his Abenomics policy could not only kickstart Japan, but help reboot the world economy
Abe pictured with US Ambassador to Japan John V. Roos. Japan is keen to maintain a close relationship with the USA
Prime Minister, you have enjoyed a spectacular comeback in Japanese politics. Since you took office after the December election, the philosophy of ‘Abenomics’ has totally swept away any disappointment that arose during your first term as premier in 2006-07. A rapid series of political and economic manoeuvres aimed at lifting Japan out of its economic torpor has won you popularity at home and plaudits from abroad. You have launched dramatic initiatives towards Africa and attempted to repair long-neglected fences with ASEAN neighbours.
Now, in the lead-up to the G20 summit in St Petersburg, there is revived interest in Japan’s role as the world’s number three economy, as well as in the global lessons to be learned from Abenomics and its associated policies. It is a remarkable success in a very short time. But it raises many questions about where a reinvigorated, resurgent Japan might be heading. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 4, 2013
Dr. Krishna Aryal Bergen, 2 September 2013
With the ground reality that Lumbini in Nepal is the birth place of Gautam Buddha, aiming to clarify the confusion among world community and rectify wrong information printed about the Buddha’s birthplace in many text books and religious books wherever in the world, and be supportive to the development, expansion and protection of Lumbini in Nepal, the Lumbini – Kapilvastu global movement started from 1st December 2009, with a purpose to spread the real message that Buddha was born in Nepal by encouraging every Nepali to publicise the reality and rise the national dignity, the 18th National Committee Norway of Lumbini – Kapilvastu Day Global Movement has been formed with a provision to include more advisors if necessary, for now with 2 advisors and 11 coordinators in the presence of Europe advisor Mr. Damodar Prasad Acharya.
Opening the possibility as necessary to expand the committee later, the 11 member National Movement Committee in Norway consists of following coordinators: Read the rest of this entry »