Monday, December 01, 2008

Sparrow Sparring

I am not sure why these house sparrows are brawling. May be it is survival tactic as saying goes, 'Survival of the fittest'. Interesting things for me was I never witnessed such 'Kung fu' move made by these less aggressive native birds which we see almost everyday.Took these pictures out of my curiosity to make use of sick leave productively because I got unwell and have to take rest at home for 2 days.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Mountain Bike Mela at Chobhar, Kathmandu

Participants of Elite Women's Cross Courntry race at the 14th Mountain Bike Championship in Chobhar, Kathmandu, on Saturday. Nirjala Tamrakar, only one female participant from Nepal.
Chengyuan Ren quecnhing the thirst second after winning gold medal in the Elite Women's section. Chengyuan talking to media persons. Ren Chengyuan of China, who had finished fifth in the Beijing Olympics, won the women's cross country beating 11 other participants with a timing of 1 hour 34 mins 24 seconds. Liu Ying and Shi Qinglan also from China took second and third positions respectively with timing of 1 hour 37 mins 11 secs and 1 hour 38 mins 59 secs. The Elite Men's Catagory.Nepalease participants Dhanit Rai, Dipendra Bajracharya, Suresh Kumar Dulal and Padam Limbu taking rest before race starts.Chobar served as a perfect venue for the championship with the presence of hundreds of enthusiastic spectators, making the event a worthwile experience to all the participants.Xue Li Jiang of China taking the lead in the Elite Men's cross country race.Two time Asian Champion Jiang Xue Li won in the men's section clocking 1 hour 54 mins 51 secs ahead of 30 other participants. Yamamoto Kohel of Japan finished second with timing of 1 hour 55 mins 52 secs and Chan Chun Hing trailed him at the third position clocking 1 hour 56 mins 52 secs.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mercy on Peaceful Protest

Beating is beating and the pain it causes can't be an act of fake. That's how I felt while taking pictures of Tibetans protest near Chinese Embassy, Kathmandu last Saturday by chance. Many assume these ongoing protests as political dramas. As Olympic fever raises around the globe there has been even more series of Tibetans Protest in Kathmandu. I don't know who's the mastermind behind all these protest and what motivates these Tibetans to face such brutality but the way Nepal security forces handle them is a serious violation of Nepal's international human rights obligations.

It was so disheartening to witness this merciless beating on Tibetans protestors, who were protesting in a peaceful way. Bruised legs and hands, broken bones and blood trickling down from their heads can trouble any heart who supports for peace. One of the protestor was saying to police, 'जत्ती पिट्न मनलाग्छ पिट्नुस्'. (Beat me as much as you can). And security personal were thrashing protestor's legs with a bamboo stick inhumanly.

There must be some strong political motivations and certain conspiracy for those Tibetans to use Nepal's territory in organizing demonstrations. And why Nepal's government is intimated allowing people to carry such peaceful protest? I guess these are burning issues that my level of understanding may not be able to find right answers, but as a supporter of Peace, I object this unfair approach in suppressing protestors voices who simple were chanting slogan, "Free Tibet".

Almost every day Tibetan monks, refugees and supporters gather in front of the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu to protest China's violent crackdown in Tibet and beating start without mercy.

Please stop!!!





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