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The Greater Nepal ‘In Quest of Boundary’ – Documentary (Eng. Subtitle)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 14, 2012

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Agam Singh Giri

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 17, 2011

The Himalayan Beacon

Agam Singh Giri, a poet of distinction, is regarded as one who best represented the Indian Nepalese (Gorkha) people

Agam Singh Giri

in Nepali literature. His five poetical collections are Yaad – Remembrance, Atama Vyathaa) – Anguish, mine, Aashu – Tears, Jivan Geet – Life’s songs, Youdha r Yoodhaa – War and Warrior, Jaleko Pratiwimba r Roeko Pratidhawni – A burning image and a weeping echo. The first collection was published in 1955 and the last one was published posthumously in 1978 and it was awarded the first Bhanu Puraskar in 1979 by the Nepali Academy of West Bengal.

Giri wrote of sadness felt incessantly by him and a rather over-burdensome sadness prevades his poems. No product of any personal trauma, yet this sadness was intrinsic to Giri’s own nature. The poet’s painful realisation of the sad plight of Gorkhas made it later more acute and the poet discursive. Nevertheless a majority of the best poems of Giri fall in the later category of his poems. In his first phase the poet alternated between inwardly cognizing his sadness as though in purity when poetry was for him ‘a painful expression of an accursed life’ and focusing it outward and bearing it in fusion with other feelings as an in-grown aspect of the existing social reality. The second choice or tendency perceptibly gained on the first.

Of the Indian Nepalis or Gorkhas, who, Giri felt, are today only a faint shadow of their former glorious self, he says: Read the rest of this entry »

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Hidden History of Nepal

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 6, 2011

This is an English translation of excerpt from the book called Nepal Geschenk der Götter(Nepal gifts of the Gods) -> written in German language

Since 1716, Gorakh Nath Narbhupal Shah had been sitting on his throne made of mud. He found his throne very uncomfortable, and wanted to change it with the silver throne of the Kathmandu Valley at any cost.

With this aim in mind , he married many times to widen his territory and built alliances. But he was not successful .Finally , he changed his tactics.In 1732, he sent his 10 years old son Prithvi Narayan to stay with the king of Bhaktapur.

In a covering letter, Narbhupal Shah requested the king of Bhaktapur to raise his son and provide him a good education which was only possible in Nepal.
But his real intention was to place his son in the palace so that he could spy on it and gather vital information.

The Malla king of Bhaktapur took in his young guest Prithvi Narayan Shah with friendship and showed him the prince of Gorkha.Prithvi Narayan Shah had an excellent memory , and remembered everything that he saw.

After five years, he returned to his hometown Gorkha. He had gathered much information about the reasons behind the quarrels among the valley kings, the exact quantity of military equipments and the strategic locations in Nepal.

Prithvi Narayan Shah was sure that he could conquer the pass of Nuwakot, so in the same year he sent his Gorkha soldiers to attack Nuwakot. The young prince had miscalculated or his father had underistimated the Mallas. The Malla kings banded together and their armies beat the Gorkhas very badly. Read the rest of this entry »

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Visit Nepal 2011

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 29, 2010

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Gorlkha and Gurkha

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 29, 2010

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Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 13, 2010


This IS to confirm with great sorrow that Rifleman Lachhimn Gurung, Victoria Cross holder is dead at 12.40 PM on Sunday the 12th December 2010 at Charing Cross Hospital, Respiratory Medicine Ward, Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 8RF. He was under the care of Dr Graeme Wilson. When and where his body would be cremated that details we will confirm after have taking death certificate from the Hospital. According family sources his body may take to Nepal also. At the time of death his wife, his grandson Chitra Gurung and granddaughter Miss Amrita was nearby his bed side. Lachhimn VC was admitted in the Hospital on 19th November. He died at Respiratory Medicine, 9 South Ward B Bay bed. He was born on 1st January 1917 at Dahakhani village, district of Chitawan, 20 mts motor drive from Mugling, then climb over the hill and one hour walk a beautiful hill overlooking to Devighat Narayani river. His first medical report stated:

‘This is to confirm that Lachhiman Gurung, date of birth 1st January 1917 of Chiswick War Memorial Homes, Burlington Lane, London, W5 3EU, is currently an inpatient at Charing Cross Hospital on the Acute Admissions Unit. He is currently seriously unwell with pneumonia secondary to aspiration and given his age and co-morbidities there is a chance that he may not recover…’. Read the rest of this entry »

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History of Nepali language and its importance

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 29, 2010


Since the creation of greater Nepal, the Nepali language has been popular as an easy means of continuity of communication between all language speakers of the nation. Many years before the creation of greater Nepal, the Nepali language had spread into use among Bhramhaputra in the east and Kashmir in the west. The linguists have taken the stone inscription of Adityabanshi king Damupal, dating back to 1038 B.S, as the official source of Nepali language. A copperplate inscription dating back to 1280 B.S is the historical evidence of Krachalya King’s victory over Kedar-land Gadawal to create Sija’s Rigime. After studying the gold inscription of Prithvi Malla of 1413 B.S, we can surmise that the Nepali language came into existence in Gorkha and Gadawal since then. Read the rest of this entry »

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