Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Worthy of reading

NOV 17 -
Reading is regarded as a way for people to acquire knowledge. But reading just anything cannot easily provide satisfactory knowledge. I read the content that interests and fascinates me. For example, I read newspapers, essays, articles and dozens of books every month.

There are several ways to read. Some people read thousands of pages very quickly. Such type of reading technique is called skimming. When someone takes a longer time to read text then it is called scanning. However, it depends on what type of material a reader is reading. Some may prefer to scan newspaper columns and essays. Moreover, other may prefer to read or briefly reread novels, stories and poems. It is not how you read but what you read that matters.

In my opinion, in our society we lack good readers. This can be seen from the literary merit and scarce number of works published by Nepali writers. There are works of many great Western contemporary writers that are quite popular in our motherland. On the contrary, not many Nepali writers are well known or well read in the West. This leads to burgeoning questions such as how many Nepali writers have published their readings at either the national or international levels. On the other hand, how many literary critics has Nepal produced or how many people here are interested in what our nation’s own authors have written. I think this lack of interest is due in part to the lack of reading. Our literary circle does not necessarily have clear expertise.

Everybody is trying to make money out of literature. But litterateurs should rather focus on making people more literate. Some people in villages do not even have textbooks to read, a newspaper to purchase nor the Internet to surf.  It wouldn’t be very surprising to find that many people from rural areas have never seen Google or Facebook. A reader therefore, would be much more interested to read the works that provides him knowledge and ideas rather than worthless information.

It seems to me that, the well-known publishers are publishing the works of well-known writers and the small faction of literary critics is promoting them. Moreover, much of

the media attention is given to those writers or publishers who are relatives of some political parties or editors

in one way or the other.  Until and unless this form of nepotism is not longer prevalent in our society, it would be difficult to receive genuine criticism and review of writer’s work. Thus, a publisher should focus on publishing content that can be beneficial to society or the community in general rather than beneficial to just himself or herself.

Nothing is permanent in this world and everything changes with time but an idea always survives. In my short lifespan, I have accumulated thousands of great ideas and knowledge from the works of many known and unknown writers. My simple idea in this short column was to exemplify that I would love to spend my valuable time on worthy material rather than worthless material and I think reading is just a way to know how.

Posted on: 2010-11-18 07:38
Published: The Kathmandu Post

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A Journey

One poem accepted and published by, "Hanging Moss Journal" edited by Steve Meador.
You can kindly check the link below:
http://www.hangingmossjournal.com/guestpoet/Santosh_Kalwar11.html

I hope you will enjoy the poem and have wonderful journey of life.
May God bless you all !

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Farewell Speech by Queen Elizabeth I

The Farewell Speech by Queen Elizabeth I
Mr Speaker,

We have heard your declaration and perceive your care of our estate. I do assure you there is no prince that loves his subjects better, or whose love can countervail our love. There is no jewel, be it of never so rich a price, which I set before this jewel: I mean your love. For I do esteem it more than any treasure or riches; for that we know how to prize, but love and thanks I count invaluable. And, though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my Crown, that I have reigned with your loves. This makes me that I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people. Therefore I have cause to wish nothing more than to content the subject and that is a duty which I owe. Neither do I desire to live longer days than I may see your prosperity and that is my only desire. And as I am that person still yet, under God, hath delivered you and so I trust by the almighty power of God that I shall be his instrument to preserve you from every peril, dishonour, shame, tyranny and oppression, partly by means of your intended helps which we take very acceptably because it manifesteth the largeness of your good loves and loyalties unto your sovereign.

Of myself I must say this: I never was any greedy, scraping grasper, nor a strait fast-holding Prince, nor yet a waster. My heart was never set on any worldly goods. What you bestow on me, I will not hoard it up, but receive it to bestow on you again. Therefore render unto them I beseech you Mr Speaker, such thanks as you imagine my heart yieldeth, but my tongue cannot express. Mr Speaker, I would wish you and the rest to stand up for I shall yet trouble you with longer speech. Mr Speaker, you give me thanks but I doubt me I have greater cause to give you thanks, than you me, and I charge you to thank them of the Lower House from me. For had I not received a knowledge from you, I might have fallen into the lapse of an error, only for lack of true information.

Since I was Queen, yet did I never put my pen to any grant, but that upon pretext and semblance made unto me, it was both good and beneficial to the subject in general though a private profit to some of my ancient servants, who had deserved well at my hands. But the contrary being found by experience, I am exceedingly beholden to such subjects as would move the same at first. And I am not so simple to suppose but that there be some of the Lower House whom these grievances never touched. I think they spake out of zeal to their countries and not out of spleen or malevolent affection as being parties grieved. That my grants should be grievous to my people and oppressions to be privileged under colour of our patents, our kingly dignity shall not suffer it. Yea, when I heard it, I could give no rest unto my thoughts until I had reformed it. Shall they, think you, escape unpunished that have oppressed you, and have been respectless of their duty and regardless our honour? No, I assure you, Mr Speaker, were it not more for conscience' sake than for any glory or increase of love that I desire, these errors, troubles, vexations and oppressions done by these varlets and lewd persons not worthy of the name of subjects should not escape without condign punishment. But I perceive they dealt with me like physicians who, ministering a drug, make it more acceptable by giving it a good aromatical savour, or when they give pills do gild them all over.

I have ever used to set the Last Judgement Day before mine eyes and so to rule as I shall be judged to answer before a higher judge, and now if my kingly bounties have been abused and my grants turned to the hurt of my people contrary to my will and meaning, and if any in authority under me have neglected or perverted what I have committed to them, I hope God will not lay their culps and offences in my charge. I know the title of a King is a glorious title, but assure yourself that the shining glory of princely authority hath not so dazzled the eyes of our understanding, but that we well know and remember that we also are to yield an account of our actions before the great judge. To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it. For myself I was never so much enticed with the glorious name of a King or royal authority of a Queen as delighted that God hath made me his instrument to maintain his truth and glory and to defend his kingdom as I said from peril, dishonour, tyranny and oppression. There will never Queen sit in my seat with more zeal to my country, care to my subjects and that will sooner with willingness venture her life for your good and safety than myself. For it is my desire to live nor reign no longer than my life and reign shall be for your good. And though you have had, and may have, many princes more mighty and wise sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have, any that will be more careful and loving.

'For I, oh Lord, what am I, whom practices and perils past should not fear? Or what can I do? That I should speak for any glory, God forbid.' And turning to the Speaker and her councillors she said, 'And I pray to you Mr Comptroller, Mr Secretary and you of my Council, that before these gentlemen go into their countries, you bring them all to kiss my hand.'

(The Farewell Speech by Queen Elizabeth I of England November 30th 1601 )

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hometown

I was born in the heart of the Jungle.
I was raised in a UNESCO world heritage site.
I do not know why you asked
but I know my answers will raise many eyes.
In the world full of intellectual animals,
you will not easily find the right insight.
Because, vanity kills us
while we are awake in the sunlight.
Well, my hometown
is called “Chitwan”
And I hope you will feel delight.

a poem

Who are you to dare and not share?
Maybe you are not here to care.
Then why are you talking to me.
Because I am your clock running downhill

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post

A comment on article at Nytimes on title, "

Company Accused of Firing Over Facebook Post"...



This is not good that company or any industry has rights to "look into" their employee’s social media pages.
I do not know what the law is but the law has to be reinstated. No employer should be allowed to judge their employees on what they think about them. Moreover, they should rather put a "complaint box" or tool in their organization so that anyone can "drop in" their feedback and disuses that issue further. If that is done, then it will not only help the industry but also it might just improve the relationship between various stakeholders.
The only way to solve humanly problem is by understanding the magnitude of a problem. It is nowhere now an age of Big Brother but Collaborative Brothers. Welcome to this new world.


Source: Nytimes Online

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Happy Dipawali

Policing porn

I am against the government policy to block pornographic material online (“Net effect,” Nov. 1, Page 6). The domain of the web, the most democratic of all mediums of communication, belongs to common people. The government should not be policing its content and deciding for the people what they should or should not view.


And it is also unrealistic to expect internet service providers to block certain sites; it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. I would like to know who in the government comes up with these stupid plans when there are clearly more pressing issues to take care of.

Santosh Kalwar

By email

Published: Letter to Editor
The Kathmandu Post

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN by Bertrand Russell

This lecture was delivered on March 6, 1927, at Battersea Town
Hall, under the auspices of the South London Branch of the
National Secular Society.
As your Chairman has told you, the subject about which I am
going to speak to you tonight is ‘Why I am not a Christian’.
Perhaps it would be as well, first of all, to try to make out what
one means by the word ‘Christian’. It is used these days in a very
loose sense by a great many people. Some people mean no more
by it than a person who attempts to live a good life. In that sense
I suppose there would be Christians in all sects and creeds;
but I do not think that that is the proper sense of the word,
if only because it would imply that all the people who are not
Christians—all the Buddhists, Confucians, Mohammedans, and
so on—are not trying to live a good life. I do not mean by a
Christian any person who tries to live decently according to his
lights. I think that you must have a certain amount of definite
belief before you have a right to call yourself a Christian. The
word does not have quite such a full-blooded meaning now as it
had in the times of St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas. In those
days, if a man said that he was a Christian it was known what
he meant. You accepted a whole collection of creeds which
were set out with great precision, and every single syllable of
those creeds you believed with the whole strength of your
convictions.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Answer and Win a book for free

If you want to grab a free copy of book, entitled, "The Vandana and Other Poems" then please hurry...Santosh Kalwar is givingaway five copies of his recent book for free. Please check the link below:

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dGtsb0Qza0piaTM2SElKbGpJaWRZWEE6MQ



Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cricketing country

OCT 23 -
Cricket is always regarded as a gentleman’s game. This mental attitude is very important in the game of cricket; this is the game of battle played with both hearts and minds. This game, of bat and ball is Australia and England’s national game. There is no doubt that has become like a religion in India. And if cricket is has become a religion in India, then obviously, Sachin Tendulkar is the god of the game.
I have been great fan of Sachin from my childhood days. I have loved the way he bats, fields and bowls in both one day and test matches. If anyone has ever played cricket then they must be aware of the great Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. However, the cricket game, in particular is bigger than any personal legend or name. I have learned that no game is won individually. The team effort plays a vital role in the success or failure of the game. Nevertheless, it does not matter if we lose or win the game, what matters most is the way the game is played.




In my opinion, this sport is catching up and emerging in Nepal as well. Personally, I have participated in one national game and several league games. And from what I’ve seen, I believe that Nepal has the potential to play World Cup Cricket game one day. I have always imagined Nepal and Nepali players playing with big players the likes of Sachin. Someday, I hope this too can be achieved.
The problems with cricket in Nepal are several. First, the cricket grounds are not well prepared. Second, the players are not given any benefits. Third, compared to other cricket powerhouses, there are not good coaches and physical trainers in the country. Fourth, the media attention and sponsorships given to the sport are limited. And lastly, there are not enough
competitions held at all levels: district, municipality and national. There are surely solutions to overcome these problems. Some of the right solutions would be to engage people, sponsors, and media people and engage more players into the game. Sometimes, I feel sad that I no longer play cricket, something I had to give it up due to my age. But I still polish my heart when I see my brothers and colleagues playing. It does not matter if I am not the one representing the Nepali cricket team. What matters most to me is that Nepal is being represented and Nepali players are competing in a big arena.

If we make improvements to national facilities to play this so called gentleman’s game, I believe the next Sachin may emerge from our Himalayan land. Providing solutions to above mentioned problems, in a few years, we could be playing at a World Cup Cricket match.
If we really love the game and have the passion to fight, Nepal can surely win the hearts and minds of cricket lovers across the world.



Published: The Kathmandu Post
Source: ekantipur online

Goodnight

Okay, i am saying goodnight


Tonight and forever

When their will be twinkling stars

Up above in the dark sky



But can I ask one last thing

Do not ever feel my absence

As I will be gone

Let us say,

Just for tonight



Goodnight, good foes

Goodnight, good friends

Goodnight, so-called life

Goodnight, universes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Basics of Silverlight by JOHN STOCKTON

With a lot of people wanting to learn Silverlight today and not really knowing where to start, I thought I'd write something to help people get started.  This is not meant to be better than Jesse Liberty's version of the same thing, just a different take on it.
  1. Go read my post titled What Is Silverlight.  This should give you enough of an overview of Silverlight to make sure that it is what you think it is.
  2. Install the tools at http://silverlight.net/getstarted.  This will give you everything you need to begin building Silverlight applications.  Don't forget Expression Blend, even if you are not a designer some things are just a lot easier using Blend.
  3. Watch a couple "How Do I" videos on getting started and any other topics that interest you.
  4. Work through a QuickStart.  These expose you to programming numerous areas of Silverlight.  Feel free to just read the sections you need, when you need them.
  5. Build something.  It doesn't have to be original, fancy or even work well.  Don't even show it to anyone if it doesn't turn out looking quite right, but build something.  Pick an idea like a weather widget or an ad rotator or get adventurous and build a simple little space invaders style game, anything just BUILD something.  Using it is the best way to actually learn any technology.
  6. Don't be shy.  Use the forums at http://silverlight.net/forums whenever you run into a stumbling block.  I would encourage you to attempt a search of the forums first though since if you are having trouble with something, someone else probably has as well.
  7. Read a lot.  Everybody and their brother is blogging about Silverlight.  A simple Google search will turn up information on nearly anything you can think of.  A good place to start is to subscribe to the Community blog aggregation feed from Silverlight.net.  Also be sure to catch Silverlight Cream as Dave Campbell does a great job of aggregating all the Silverlight posts he can find into a nice, searchable site.
  8. Push yourself.  Commit to doing something that you don't know how to do yet but know is possible.  There are a lot of options in this arena:
    1. Build a prototype for a work project
    2. Give a Silverlight presentation to a local user group
    3. Write an in-depth technical blog post
    4. Enter a contest.  At the moment I know of the Control Builder contest, an article writing contest and INETA is supposed to be starting the Silverlight Challenge soon as well.
I know that everyone has their own individual style and pace of learning but hopefully this will point you towards the path of [Silver]enlightenment.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jim Says:

"People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain."


— Jim Morrison

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Build ’Em and They’ll Come

One comment was made for an article entitled, "Build ’Em and They’ll Come" at Nytimes.

Dear Sir,
Well, it does not matter weather it is million or billion what matters is spending. Especially in terms of research and innovation. Many Asian giants such as Singapore, Japan, Korea among others have spent hefty amount of money for research and they are still doing so. If there is no money in the research, you are bound to get no results or not so good results. The fact that entire world is running for "energy or green energy" is quite understandable since we lack them. However, by spending only on one sector cannot solve the problem. The spending should be proper and vigilant. The decisions of spending should be accountable dime by dime. Otherwise, there is no rhyme(innovation) coming from anywhere to anyplace.
Thank you !
 
Published here

Animal CRUELTY

Alexandra Delaney’s concern with animal rights and mass killings of buffaloes and goats during Dashain is legitimate and I understand how these acts could upset a true vegetarian (“Seeing red,” Oct. 12, Page 7). However, I do not agree with her statement about Nepal being “superstitious”.


Every country has a cultural legacy and religious practices for reasons that I don’t believe fall under the category of superstition, something that a religious scholar should understand. Her concluding quote of Ghandi—“every country can be judged based on how women and animals are treated”—also includes countries in the West where there are thousands of animals killed every day, often inhumanely. Why do only developing nations have to be picked for censure?

Santosh Kalwar

Ratnanagar, Tandi, Chitwan

Published: Letter to the Editor
The Kathmandu Post
Source: ekantipur

The Latest Crisis

In response to article entitled, "The Latest Crisis" this is my comments for it--

Dear Editor,

Please forgive my curiosity and concern. I am very much skeptical on asking question concerning, "why?". All this is being done to capture "one man" and defeat "terrorism". This is really good case where good guys are chasing the bad guys. To ordinary public like us, it is very doubtful question who is the good guy and who remains the bad guy. After hearing many conspiracy theories it raise little concern. However, all those spending and so called "crisis" are looking hazy and cozy.

Good luck !


Here is the link where the comment was accepted and published online.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Random thoughts/ideas

• You are not royal by blood, you are royal by thoughts.




• There are no words which cannot rhyme. No sorrows have crime. Let her soul twinkle and accept whatever passes in her time.



• All our ideas are absurd.



• I am going long way and I know you don’t know which ways.



• Nothing can exist without conflict. If you’re present time is without conflict, your future will be with conflict and vice versa.



• If nothing happens in life, then the time is slowly coming to an end.



• A true definition of man is not how many years he lives but how many experiences he seeds.



• In three words, I will tell you where to find true happiness. “IT’s NOT HERE.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Death Show

He was dead. Undoubtedly, a prolific writer, poet, and unsuccessful engineer, is being buried today in the graveyard near the mountain cliff of Santana. A large crowd in hundreds gathered to pay him homage. A media guy asks people about the dead man.

“A very generous character and very witty,” said a young man. “He was good novelist and his books have touched the hearts and minds of millions of people,” said a young man.

“Why are you saying those things to media they already know much about him, you should better speak about his character, not only about quantity of books that he sold,” said an old man.

“Who cares what I speak and how I speak, I don’t give a shit about that dead man anymore,” said a young man.
A media guy has to censor such violent words so he moved on to another lady. A media guy asks, “In your opinion, what do you think about this dead man?”

“I don’t think, I feel pain,” she said.

“Why is that?”

“Someday, I will also die and there will be no one who will telecast my death show.”

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Press releases: Warrior of Light by Santosh Kalwar

Lappeenranta, Finland, October 07, 2010 -- New Polish Beat (small press located in pozan, Poland)  is proud to present chapbook entitled, "Warrior of Light" by Santosh Kalwar--a young Nepalese poet currently studying in Lappeenranta, Finland.





Santosh Kalwar's "Warrior of light" chapbook is a veritable image gallery of warrior’s observations. Well structured and it has been edited by famous editor and songwriter of Poland, A.J. Kauffman, and equally well packaged as the poetic masterpiece of a soldier.

Kalwar's voice is unique and credible, unlimited beyond the scope of any boundaries or barriers. At times, he is brilliant. Nevertheless, mostly, his verse touches deepness of soul. “These poems are great”, says an editor and publisher, Mr. Kauffman

By publishing his great and fascinating poems, Mr. Santosh Kalwar has been entitled, the First Young Nepalese Poet to publish poetry chapbook in the West.
 
To order book:
simply send an e-mail to editor, aj_kaufmann@yahoo.com, indicating the title of the book. or, Visit here
See preview of book

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Quotes

--Nobody can change the end because nobody knows the beginning.




--We know that we won't be here so we share.



--Love all and respect all simply because hundred years from now, you will be OUT OF STOCK.



--Selfishness is an act of heavy indulgence for materialistic possessions.



--Destiny is destination driven by passion, love, care, respect, honor, share and virtue.





God bless you all !

Review for "Quote Me Everyday"


Rating: 4 Stars


"Santosh Kalwar most recent book is a series of quotes. There is one for everyday of the year. From January 1st through December 31st the reader will find a collection that includes inspiration, positive thinking and words of wisdom. After reading quotes and mind evoking thoughts by such notables as Gandhi, Einstein, Shakespeare, Norman Vincent Peale and others, the author set out on his own journey of writing a book of quotations. One of my favorites through the book is from May 11th.

"It does not matter how much you receive, it matters when you learn to give."

There is a quote for everyone for at least one day of the week, month or year in Santosh Kalwar's newest book "Quote Me Everyday.""
 
--Reviewed by Readers Favorite (Debra Gaynor, Founder of ReadersFavorite.com )

Monday, October 4, 2010

Press releases: Quote Me Everyday

In his latest book, entitled, "Quote Me Everyday," a young Nepalese writer from Chitwan, Nepal has published collection of inspirational, motivational and life changing quotes for each day of the year.




Lappeenranta, Finland, October 04, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Lulu Press, Inc. is proud to present "Quote Me Everyday" by Santosh Kalwar from Lappeenranta, Finland.



Quote Me Everyday is collection of quotes for each day of the year. There are remarkable quotes for positive thinking, motivation, and inspiration. The author, master of quotes, has collected some of his inspiring words of wisdom into meaningful craft. This treasure will surely incite readers from all corners of globe. Anyone can pick up this book and learn each day of the year. There are quotes for every day so is the name Quote Me every day.





Kalwar is an author of fourteen published books entitled, "Nature God (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2008), Human behavior on the Internet (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009), A Very First Book of Poems (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009), ...109 Quotes, 07 Poems, and a song of despair (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009)..., 20 Love Poems and Economy Crisis (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009), 25 Sexy Poems (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009), Yet another book of Poems (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2009), Happening: Poems (Lulu Press, Inc. 2010), I Am Dead Man Alive (PublishAmerica Inc., 2010), You Can (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2010), An Aphrodisiac (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2010), The Warrior (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2010), Obscurity (Lulu Press, Inc. , 2010) and The Vandana and Other Poems (Cyberwit.net., 2010).



ISBN 978-1-4461-1863-4



To place orders for the book, contact: Lulu Press, Inc.



URL: lulu.com/product/paperback/quote-me-everyday/12930584

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Random ideas

  • Only if you are possible, everything will be possible.
  • Her sharp eyes, bold lies, there is no need to feel alive.
  • In every step that you will take, learn to feel delight and pain.
  • Keep your loved ones close and strangers closer.
  • You are what you think, eat, pray, love and share.
  • No matter how clever you are, you cannot avoid your enemies.
  • A strong gives forgiveness but weak gives permission.
  • Experience is more important than knowledge.
  • You created yourself and you will destroy yourself.
  • You cannot argue with women without her consent.
  • There are several theories on sex and all of them are lies.
  • A heart has problems which mind cannot understand.

People & beliefs

This is with reference to the article by Dr Ramesh Khatry "Fakers & followers" (Sept 27). It is true that there are many fake babas, pundits, and shadus in our country. Interestingly, it is easier to fool believers than non-believers. I really agree with the writer that we Nepalis want to believe in something. As a matter of fact, majority of people on earth tend to have faith on something.


Once people start believing in something, it later turns into a cult, sect or religion. There is nothing wrong in having a belief in something or someone, but it may confine one to a small world. That was probably why Gerry Spence once said, " I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief." Speaking in line with this quote, it can be a good idea to listen to all religious pundits who claim to be something. However, at the same time, validity and verification must be taken into account.

Published: My Republica
Letter to the Editor

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Where are you, my love?

Where are you, my love?

Are you in paradise?

Milking white cow

And listening tunes of birds


Or are you in your room

Listening heavy metal

And smoking marijuana


Or are you in your library

Reading words of love, seeking

Knowledge and wisdom


Or are you in hell?



Selling your body

Satisfying unwise men


Or are you heartbroken

And trying to find me

or Someone just like me

To fulfil your aloneness


Are you near that lake?

Where we spent long hours

Fishing and reading poetry


Tell me my love

Where are you?


Maybe right now,

You are in me


I know you are in me

You are God’s divine creation


And I feel your smell

In every petals of the red flowers




And I feel your light

With every morning

When there is sunrise


And I feel your body

Every night when I go to bed


But I repeat my beloved,

Where are you?



This poem has been submitted for publication to, Linguaphobous Journal

Friday, September 24, 2010

What Bob Says:

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."
— Bob Marley

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Day Lunatic die


The Day Lunatic die
And I do not know why
Maybe he was sick
Maybe he had fully lived
And I do not know why

Everyone hated him
Everyone wanted to kill him
He died unnaturally
And nobody knew why

People regretted his death
People said, “Oh, so sad…”
Eventually, a woman arrived
And she said, “Thanks God…,
…I will bear less pain”

Suspense all over his life
And speculation all over his death
Poor lunatic finally rested
In peace
Before his departure someone said,
He wrote a piece
It read:
The day lunatic died

Poor ideas

You will receive most when you will expect least.


Every religion should be in favor of humankind.

Coding is poetry and so am I.

Walk on the virgin land for fresh ideas.

If life is worth living for so is it worth for dying.

A dog barks for food but princess sleeps in good mood.

Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom.

Many things have been written and will be written for dream. Dreams are nothing but our unclear expectations.

A lonely life, a boring evening, and basket full of problems. She had burdens of weight to carry on her back. Help her.

A true man loves his enemies as much he loves his friends.

Life is a learning process until dying is processed.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Random thoughts/ideas

• I am not someone who is different from you but I am in you.


• Every problem comes with a baggage of solutions.

• Where art thy love in a smoke of smokeless cigarette?

• There are only two buttons in our consciousness, it wakes up or sleep forever.

• Human is a suffered mind but an enlightened soul.

• Sadness wakes up as I sleep but she never sleeps when I wake up.

• Every mistake committed is a learning opportunity.

• We have been evolved from know thyself to show thyself.

• Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honors not a profitable opportunity.

• She never encoded her decoded love instead, she says, “I am not wrong.”

• Do not expect your life to be only bed of roses; learn also to walk on thorns.

• Everything has to end; even full toothpaste ends.

• If I were to die today, I would have lived fully only for today.

About Religion

In this very short essay, I will try to define what religion is. I do not know what religion is. I am trying to interpret the message linguistically. Let us imagine that, "reli+gion=religion". The dissection of these two terms should mean something. The suffix is 'gion' that might mean the path of guiding principles. Let us assume that it means some path and the doorway of that path. In short, religion is a path towards greater morals and greater life.
Back in the Stone Age, people were very simple. They knew not the tips and tricks of today's society. Everybody was in win-win situation. Therefore, some wise intellectuals among those communities and groups formed some morals based on truth. They might have given such morals the name of religion. As part of our evolutionary process, the younger generation became more intellectual and the older generation became outdated. The wide range of gap between intellectuals of future seeking men march on to form group and the other outdated group formed another group. If we would imagine that these two groups became two different religions then we can see present generation with lots of religion.
Every religion should be in the favor of humanity. If any religion is not in the favor of humanity then that religion will collapse automatically. As news and media bombard us, there are many debate and crap stories about religion. We talk a lot about Hindu, Christian, Jews, and Muslim religion. It is not the matter of faith or believes to seek or suggest which religion is better or worse but it is the matter of our sorting out intolerant behavior with tolerance.
The core difference between two highs does not make one low. Each and everything that we do, think and perform is based on one religion or another. Our daily habit is a religion. Our daily behavior is another religion. Our daily lives of doing this and that could give rise to one religion. Religion is not only based on the virtue of God or gods. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking. We need to re-think, re-consider, and re-evaluate the morals of our very religious societies.
Let us imagine that God is watching and he is supreme commander and chief of all the religions that we humans have created on this blue planet. Let us imagine that he is watching our daily activities, if by chance he would ever consider visiting this land. He would laugh-out-loud at our childish games as if a father laughs when child seeks for toys. Anyways, it does not matter what we do and what we think about religion because in his/her/it eyes, everything remains the same. God listens through the atomic door of love. We just need to keep that door open with love. Otherwise, we might just kill each other someday for absolutely nothing. Stop fighting and start loving.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Featured poems in The Sound Of Poetry Review

I got an e-mail today and this is what they said:

Warm greetings!
Thank you, Santosh, for your poetry submission. We are pleased to let you know that The Sound Of Poetry Review accepted your contribution, now live and ready to view.
http://thesoundofpoetryreview.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/santosh-kalwar-nepali-poet/

Please enjoy reading these poems !!! Thank you and Keep Smiling !!!

Yet another poem accepted by Asphodel Madness 2.0

Good news ! I think I am soon going to be a "poet". Very funny !


The good news is that yet another poem has been accepted by Asphodel Madness 2.0, edited by Ross Vassilev

The Poem, “A never-ending song”, has been accepted and published on Asphodel Madness Journal, you may read a poem here: http://asphodelmadness.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/%e2%80%9ca-never-ending-song%e2%80%9d/ Thank you and Keep smiling... :)



you may click above... to read a poem.

Thank you and Happy Reading !

Monday, September 13, 2010

Bhaigiri


I am not majoring in Democracy and Social science but I would like to provide you some pointers on why democracy is not suitable in our country. First democracy has been established in the notion of free society, freedom, and liberty. Everybody has rights to say and do good deeds under the law. It has many advantages but each advantage also comes along with disadvantages. When there is more number of parties and everyone is willing to show that they are the best ones, it becomes extremely difficult for ordinary people to judge that one is best for us. We choose Maoist party but what happen to them. They seem to fall and rise and they are not stable enough in their own rights. Similarly, the other parties are not very trustful. In our Nepalese society, an autocratic rule works well. Now, I can see some eyebrows raised. This is because under one rule and regime, it would be easy to dictate and govern people.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Frog and toads


In a small pond, there lived a frog and thousand of toads. The frog was the leader of all the toads and whatever the frog decides, everyone obeyed. Today, we live in the similar situation. The frogs are the politicians and the toads are all public. All the public obeys to what frog decides and says. This is not how democracy works. In democracy, a person has power to choose and decide who their politicians would be.

While reading the recent debate on Terry Jones and burning of Koran (the holy book of Allah), I think there is a big frog running the business and whatever they are saying or doing is carefully obeyed or listened by the general public.

The religion is very sensitive issue to touch and talk about. Everybody has some religion. Everyone follows one religion or another. Nevertheless, the question is not what religious beliefs or faith you are indulging yourself into; the question is why big fat politicians have to mull these issues. The ‘Islamophobia’ and ‘Chrisitianophobia’ is running the entire show on this earth.

It is extremely difficult to understand why these phobias affect deep in our society and culture. When someone is burning something; let them burn. Do not be stupid! In the end, everything will be burned and there will be nothing remaining. If someone does not understand, your religion of their own religion then let them not understand. We humans are like child asking chocolates from the God. The God is curiously watching over our actions. He knows that these humans that are fighting over smaller things like this; are not moving towards greater path. He knows that these humans are like a small babies crying for a toy or just trying to get his/her/it attention.

The ordinary public are puppets of worthless news. Do not change your actions based on what these preachers suggest you to do. Be firm on your action and do not easily believe what they say. These people are playing a bigger game that is very hard to understand by an average mind. An average mind cannot easily grasp the fact that there might just be a religious fight for forthcoming World War III.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Have a good day

Courtesy: (c) Krishna Mani Baral
The Himalayan Times

Sunday, September 5, 2010

What is sex?


What is sex?
An unknown pleasure
Or, known ecstasy
Love or lust
Life or death
Sex or mixture of lusty nights
And dirty talks deeds
A sin
Or, lifelong lasting experiences

What is sex?
Long-term relationships
Commitment, sacrifice, doubts
Fear, lie, or intermingling of
Two body and two souls
Mingling of two thoughts
Into one single thoughts
For the common goal

Friday, September 3, 2010

Random thoughts

1.      Never in history Finland was without sauna and the present generation is too lazy to live without it.

2.      The words that I echo tonight will be the words of our ancestors; upon there grave as I stand up and deliver their names.

3.      Everything and everybody is governing something and somebody.

4.      If a friend to me is friend to all then a friend to all is not a friend to me.

5.      If poetry was ever to be understood, wouldn't it be called poetry, would it?

6.      We come here / for some purpose / and whatever that might be; let us sort out / our differences / our ancestors has piled them behind.

7.      If I am not well and you are well then where is an oil in the well ?

8.      We are all great thinkers but not great lovers. Romanticism floats like a waves in an ocean but idealism sinks at rock bottom.


9.      I am fully satisfied with my life, let me sing you, the last song tonight.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to Impress Your Professor?

Your professor is your guide, mentor and friend. He is your only guru who will give you and your work, a nice ride. He will take care of your research and evaluate your work every time. Alright, let me stop writing nice words about professors. They are busiest people in the world.
Some even claim to be too busy when they are not. Therefore, you should understand that they do not have enough time for your research. However, they will be extremely happy when you will show them results. They really love results.
By the way, do not forget to give them credit in each and every work you perform. Even if they have no time and energy to provide you any 'input' for your work, you just have to 'add their names in publication and other results'. So, keep this in mind that you must credit them for no reason. Not all the professor(s) are 'spin head', some of them are extremely good and they provide good evaluation of your work.
Alright! My essay on 'how to impress'; let us say, there are few points you should take into account.
1. Always show more than you really do: This simply means to present yourself as an active student even if you remain passive at your workplace.
2. Always 'butter' them: By 'buttering', you can get close to your professors. Try to hang-out with them, play games and visit public places; become more personal towards them. The more personal friend you become; there is better chance that you will get positive treatment at your work place.
3. Lie more: Yes, the more you lie to your professor the better impact you will have on them. If they will give you some work and you are not ready yet to complete it; just lie and say that you are sick or something.
4. Print more material: Print lot of references and put it in your work table. When professor visits at your workplace( at rare occasion they will eventually) show to them that you are working extremely hard to solve your research problem.
5. Make Library: This is similar to point 4. Get books from library and arrange at your shelve. This will show that you are busy reading lot of books.
Now, you are ready to impress your professor! Good luck!


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Q&A

Question:

Question

They say men are from Mars and women from Venus, but the fact is they both have to co-exist on Earth. Where do you think men and women fail in understanding the other gender? How do you think can they meet mid-point in a relationship?

Replies

The central idea of Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus is absurd. Philosophically, it is true that these dual beings are different and there is no point in magnifying the differences. The so called, "elites" and "wise" people whom we address as, "they" are most of the times either marketing their product or idea in the mass market. In the core level of relationship: mutual agreement, compromise and balancing act matters most. There is no difference in one single variable. The difference exits when there is two. The failure of understanding comes not from one side but from both the sides. Men think Women are mysterious whereas women think men are mysterious. In general, nobody ever has understood women simply because women are not a creature which can be understood but an instrument of love. These two meet only for the common interest. When they have some common goal to be achieved they meet. The common goal could be: dreams, career, life long togetherness and so on. However, whatever has been or written about women in literature, art and movies will be said afterwards. The world is changing and so is the relationship climate in different places and countries. Some wise man once said, "To love is easy, to be in relationship is extremely difficult." Maybe the wise man is right. 
Thank you !

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Random thoughts


·         Life is music without the end.
·         If you can go beyond, an illusion of love, you will discover the universe is relative, to your heart.
·         My friends are boring but they are shoring.
·         Convert your hate into love; convert your anger into smile; convert your sorrows into happiness and your life will converted into death.
·         Feel the music in your heart and let it guide you and your mere talks.
·         Poetry is experiment with words.
·         I may not remember what I say, but I know what I have to say. Hence, let us say. Not for shake of saying but for shake of feeling, your say.
·         There is nothing beyond death but there is everything before it.
·         I am very grateful for your kindness, patience and love so let's share our goodness in one and all.
·         The truth about life and lie about life is not measured by others but by your intuition which never lies.
O holy Sunday, let your darkness not come along my way. Let her nurture internal and external world, as I start my personal day.
·         What would you do with lasting remembrance? Today, you are singing your song and tomorrow, someone else will sing his/her song.
·         An alternative to love is not hate but patience.
·         Around the world there are millions suffering and don't brood over your personal suffering.
·         Accept what comes in your life, be good and kind, the world in which we live, and seems to be ruthless and blind.
·         Everything is unpredictable, except your goodness.
·         There is fun nowhere and everywhere.