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Development Issues and my Worthless Ideas

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on July 30, 2010

In Davos, In January, there was something called ‘World Economic Forum’. The Economist, the prominent business magazine had called for some kinds of ideas at Davos. The ideas were supposed to be directed against how to make world better place in terms of economic development. I had just as comments had put forth some ideas in Facebook page of The Economist which you can view from here:
I have put them together in my blog. The ideas may not be suitable for grand World Economic Forum but I think that in a small scale of entrepreneurship concepts, some of the ideas may be useful. As all my ideas were spontaneous and impromptu, you may not find coherent views. I request you to read them in the context and as my raw ideas how we can make this world economically better, or what the people of my generation more or less think about it.

Smooth flow of labour all over the world without any restrictions on their movement is THE thing that needs to be focused by governments. There is a problem of terrorism and racism. However, these two should not hinder the ‘concept of free trade’ and globalization. When the issues of global protection of IPRS come, rich countries seem to be committed and agree on a universal similar code to grant protection on IPR but whenever there are issues that should be addressed from human resources capital perspectives, there are different perspectives among leaders.

It is also my point that the opportunity should be given to young entrepreneurs who are in the business of new areas of technology. The new areas of technology like information technology, pharmaceuticals, bio-technology are the areas which have a very promising future. Therefore, the government should act to harness the knowledge and ability of young entrepreneurs who can bring substance and value in new areas of technology.

The governments all over should take strong steps so that the loan facility to these young entrepreneurs would not be a difficult task. We agree that our financial institutions are not that strong now as they used to be. However, the recession cannot be the ground not to reach this energetic bunch who is pioneer in innovative ideas.

Government’s proactive action on funding of emerging areas is a must if we have to bail this world out of recession, deflation, inflation, stagnation and hyper-inflation in some parts of the world, and if we want to make this world a better place to live for coming generation.

For this, there should be a security and assurances from government that government would actively help these financial institutions in case there lurks any danger. Government can devise a policy by which the financial institutions which engage funding in niche areas would be given priority. Also, the criteria of receiving any stimulus packages and exemptions from statutory reserves by these financial institutions to central bank of any country should be decided on the basis of these institutions’ reach to young entrepreneurs.

If we have to bring this world out of current crisis shape the future of our coming generation, we should act in such a way that our commitments are strictly adhered to.

that funding to entrepreneurs should be the first priority, the second and third priority should be investing in service industry and free flow of human capitals.The issues/points that I have outlined above have been presented below in bullets forms and of course, they are not in any priority or order and are only jotted down on the basis of their order of flashing them in my mind:

  • Unhindered movements of goods and services including human resources-labors;
  • Impetus to young entrepreneurs;
  • Investment in niche emerging areas;
  • Making loan facilities available to marginalized people;
  • Encourage financial institutions to reach to poor people and disburse loans on small quantity but to many people against the real collaterals in the fashion like Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank;
  • Universal Education —- Access to education even to people from backward areas;
  • Various schemes/programmes for poor and marginalized people to integrate into mainstream economy providing equal opportunity;
  • Secure Property Rights Regime

Now, there were some comments on my post like someone told it is just a plain utopia.

And someone other told that the needs you list (indeed very necessary) do not apply only to emerging areas in this period. It’s a worldwide situation; the western countries are into these problems as well right now.

Then, I replied to the above two posts:

“I agree. But, when they plan to rebuild and rethink for the rebuilding, priorities should be given to issues that I have listed above. It’s not just talking or expressing commitments, but there should be concrete efforts and results emanating from such efforts. Hence, the efforts to achieve should be serious and very sincere. In all my Ideas to Davos, One point I have consistently highlighted is to make financial institutions efficient and to create an environment where these institutions can reach to young entrepreneurs. There is generally a tendency to be doubtful to young ideas and these ideas do not get implemented because of uneasiness of institutions to fund it. There is an urgent need to address this situation.”

How to send money to Nepal from India?

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on July 26, 2010

The blog post below was written as a response/comment to this blog:

As a comment itself is like a post and I feel is worthy of reading as a post. I have provided some links also in the bottom to know the ways to remit money in Nepal from India.
I have a strong deploring words for services and people of Punjab National Bank (‘PNB’) in India and those – services and people – of Everest Bank Limited (‘EBL’) in Nepal, I will comment about them in some of my posts later in future. For the time being, you may read about how to send money from India to Nepal. Till the time, I posted this blog, the blogger in World Bank has not moderated and published my comment, but I hope that he does approve.

Here it goes about how to send money to Nepal from India:

Since I am a Nepali National and sending money regularly to Nepal from India, I would like to point out some of the issues here. The first is not many bank employees know that they can send money to Nepal. In south India, some of them are completely unaware of anything about Nepal and do not get surprised if they say to do a net banking, which is funny as net banking is allowed only between domestic banks.


Most of the time, they may tell you to get the contact number of their forex/expat or foreign currency remittance department and contact there, and if you contact them, they will flatly answer you that you cannot send money to Nepal. Then, what is the way out?


This time I went to an ICICI Bank Branch in India in Hyderabad. I met Bank Manager who was not at all aware of any money transfer facility to Nepal. He ringed up two three places including his head office in Bombay and received response that they cannot transfer money to Nepal. He answered me a straight no. But, it’s great that at least he tried to find out and did his best as it was a private Bank.


If you are in a same situation before Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) Bank or Nationalized Government Bank, or a bank which says that it is an undertaking of Government of India, it may likely happen that you will be ignored, or just get answer No and no further help barring few exceptions in some bank branch because of some cooperating employees.


Most of the Bank Employees including Bank Branch Head, who is called Manager, will not be aware of anything what the blogger has discussed in his page. It’s because there is not much transactions happening or India is too large to care about Poor Nepalese, or ignorance is just bliss! So that they can take little nap post lunch rather than processing few thousands rupees of poor Nepalese fellow!


Still, if you try there is a way if there is a will. The blog aptly describes the first method on which I will not be dwelling much. Rest of the two methods that I have employed will be discussed below:


1. I am not sure if this process still works or not but I have reason to believe that The State Bank of India (‘SBI’) still has this process in Place. First of all, go to any big branch (only big branch dear!) of SBI in your city like in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh India, you can go to Koti/Abids Branch of SBI. There will be foreign remittance department. Deposit there INR 10,000/- or less amount than that and service fee of 50/INR way back in 2006-07. They will issue a cheque drawn in favour of the recipient’s name and addressed to SBI Bank Nepal Limited (which is a Joint Venture of State Bank of India in Nepal. I forgot the details as I had done this transaction way back in 2006-07 but I believe it was not account payee that means the recipient need not have any account with SBI Bank Nepal Limited. Sender can send that cheque through courier (will be risky if it is not account payee) or through some person, or if you are going to Nepal but do not want to carry cash then, carry with yourself. Present the cheque in any branch of SBI Bank Nepal Limited (this is also little doubtful as I forgot if there was any specific bank branch was written or not) and show your identity proof as a recipient (in case it is not account payee) and collect cash. If the cheque is account payee, deposit in the recipient’s account and withdraw money in Nepal by drawing cheque. The service charge is already paid in India. So, the recipient will get full amount of INR 10,000 which is equivalent to NR 16,000. The exchange rate was fixed before I was born and still is the same. Caveat: I forgot most of the details and exact way but I am sure that you get a general idea from above post. For more contact biggest branch of SBI in your city. Needless to say here that do not go to small branch, they have no damn clue about this, believe me!


2. Second way and which is the best way, and sorry for making you wait about best way but patience pays guys!


In India, there are many PSU and one of them is Punjab National Bank (PNB) which has a joint venture (JV) in Nepal called Everest Bank Limited (EBL). EBL has a current account with PNB New Delhi and the Account Number is 2254002100011923. You can deposit your money in Indian Currency from any PNB Branch in India (Yes, any! small branch, large branch does not matter but it is likely that they may not be aware with this. Just you have to do is to do give enough respect to bank employees, and explain them in polite words, make them aware of this facility) and direct EBL from there itself to credit this amount to your relatives or whoever recipient’s account maintained in EBL Nepal any branch. So, the recipient of money in Nepal should have bank account with EBL in Nepal or you must provide someone’s bank account in EBL in Nepal whom you can trust as money will be first credited to bank account and only then, the recipient will get/withdraw money. PNB itself has customized software that all the details will be entered at the time you deposit money in PNB Branch. So, there is no different direction required from your side to EBL. For example, if you have to send 20000 INR to Nepal, you deposit the amount in Account No. 2254002100011923 and then, say, your dad’s account in Nepal is 01100111100111, New Baneshwor Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal and Account Holder’s Name is Mr. ABC XYZ (Some fictitious account number or may be of someone’s also by coincidence, do not try to remit to this number, you may lose the money), then, instruct from the branch where you deposit amount that the money should be credited to your dad’s account number in Nepal. The Bank employees feed data/instructions and the money should reach there within 4-5 days maximum.


Note of Caution:


1. I have done transactions through PNB and EBL route three times, twice the amount was around 600USD and I could send without any hassle. The money reached the destination within few days. The last time, on my third transaction, since the money was big amount (how big! I will not tell you), it took almost 12 days to reach the amount to Nepal. I was little horrified this time but nevertheless, money reached safely. About service fee, I am not aware as I had instructed the bank to deduct from deposit itself as I did not have any extra amount in my pocket. So, they deducted some fees and remitted the amount to my destination.


2. About the limit, how much you can send, I am not sure/no idea but from my practical experience, I can safely say that USD 10.000 is within the allowed limit.


3. Most Importantly, before you remit amount, consult with the bank in Nepal as well as in India and make sure that you write the bank account numbers correctly in deposit slip and get verified from bank employees that they have correctly filled in their software from where they feed data. In case, you lose your money because of one or multiple reasons, I SHALL bear no responsibility nor I will be there to express my sympathy! Please verify the account details from PNB in Delhi and EBL in Nepal.


Happy Remittance!

Thanking You

Rajib Dahal”

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Reading something???

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on July 4, 2010
Lawyers always read. They have to keep on reading and should update their knowledge all the time. There are lots of books on core legal subjects and also on law based novels. Apart from Nepalese law that we talk in this blog, we will be also talking about issues relating to common interests. You are requested to put down your feedback in our comment section.

R U reading something? I am asking this question so that you can share something here in my blog. Like, I am reading two old books. One is Novel by John Grisham – The Associate. I am about to finish them. There are only 50-70 pages left. I think I can finish it tonight. Story is interesting in this Novel. It is about trapping a young lawyer and trying to steal secret information from a law firm in New York through this Associate. How is the ending? I do not know. After I finish reading it tonight, I will be doing a complete review of it from my perspectives though I am sure that many people have already written on it despite it not being any master piece and just a pulp fiction.

Another book I will be reading from today is about and written by Jawaharlal Neharu, Independent India’s First PM. It’s something about freedom in India – independence from British Colony way back in 1947 AD and Neharu’s take on freedom struggle and Independence. More will be here, once I complete reading them.

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Nepali Poem – Must have been published earlier

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on April 18, 2010

This is a Nepali गजल written by myself after a longtime.

Since I like Nepali Poem(kabita) and Nepali (गजल), I will be posting here some more गजल when I have time. You can also send me your Poems and Nepali Gazals. Literature is such an interesting thing in Life and our Nepali literature is also very rich. Just We need to do is keep on Contributing to this field. नेपाली साहित्य, कबिता र गजल मन पराउने साथी हरुलाई तल को गजल प्रस्तुत गरेको छु। तपाईं पनि यदी नेपाली गजल मन पराउनु हुन्छ भने यो ब्लग हेर्दैइ गर्नु होला। मेरो ब्लग मा पालिदिनु भएकोमा धेरै धेरै धन्यवाद।

तिम्रो माया पाउन यहाँ वैरी मात्रै बनाये
तिम्रो लागी सधैं सधैं माया मात्रै खनाये

मायाको सुन्दर संसार पवित्र आत्माको मिलन ठानी
हरेक पल घडी घडी मेरो उपस्थिती जनाये

आत्मा हाम्रो जुडी रह्यो धड्कन हाम्रो एक हुँदा
तिमी सगै जुडी रहे हरपल चाडबाड झै मनाये

आजपनी आगमन तिम्रो होला भनी बसि’रछु
प्रतीक्षा मै मेरो जीवन तिम्रै निम्ती खनाये

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सभासद लाई पत्र

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on April 11, 2010

This is an article published in friend blog Nepal Diary. You can access the article from here and read more blog from Nepal Diary from here:

मानानीय सभासद महोदयहरु,
आजका मितिले कारीब पचास दिन जती बाँकी छ – नयाँ संबिधान जारी गर्न । सबको चासो छ , पचास दिन मा संबिधान बन्ला कि नबन्ला भनेर । सर्बसाधारण ( म जस्ता ) मा आसा भन्दा धेरै आसंका छ- बाइस महिना मा माखो मार्न नसकेका हाम्रा मानानीयहरुले कसरी नयाँ संबिधान बनाउलान ? कदचित बनाए भने पनि कसरी जनता को संबिधान बनाउलान भन्ने । जनताले चोक चोक मा नारा जुलुश गर्नु परेको छ , धरना दिनु परेको छ, रिले अनसन गर्नु परेको छ ।

आदरणिय प्रधानमन्त्री, मन्त्री , सभामुख, र मानानीय सभासद ज्यु हरु,
तपाईंहरुलाई संबिधान बनाउन , संबिधान सभामा जान भन्दा पनि भाषण गर्न, उध्घाटन गर्न, रिबन काट्न , आइसक्रिम खान र ब्युटि पार्लर जान नै भ्याइ नभ्याइ छ, कती बेला बनाउनु खै हाम्रो संबिधान ?
आफ्ना हकहित का लागि, स्वाष्थ्य्, रोजगारी र सुरक्षा को प्रत्याभुती होला भनेर ज्ञानेन्द्र शाह को कालो दिन बिरुध्द युध्मोर्चा मा लडेका यो देश का नागरिक हरु आज आतंकित छन, ससंकित छन र हतास छन । हिजो टाउकोमा कात्रो बाधेर २०६२/ ०६३ को जन आन्दोलन लड्दा हामीले अब त देशमा प्रजातन्त्र, सुसासन, शान्ती सुरक्षा र स्थाईत्व होला , पटक पटक हामीले प्रजातन्त्र, सुसासन, शान्ती सुरक्षा र स्थाईत्व का लागि लडाइ लड्न नपर्ला , कम्तिमा पनि नागरिक ले रगत बगाउनु नपर्ला भनेरै १९/ १९ दिन “भात न पानी ” भएर लडेका थियौ तर आज आएर तपाईं हरुले नेपाली जनताको त्यत्रो त्याग लाई “बालुवा मा पानी ” सरह बनाइ दिनु भयो – तपाईंहरुलाई अलिकती पानी लाज लाग्दैन । अग्रज सि के लाल को भाषामा ‘के तपाईंहरु छौडा छोडे झै ‘ हुनु भा हो ?

मानानीय ज्युहरु ,
के नेपाली जनता ले तपाईंहरुलाई सधैं भत्ता आइरहोस्, खान पुगिरहोस , तपाईंका आसे पासे , भाई भतिजा लाई मात्र जागिर खुलोस हामी फेरी रैति भएर बस्न तयार छौ भनेर आन्दोलन गरेका हुन ? तपाईंलाई जिताएर संबिधान सभामा पुर्याएका हुन ? तपाईंहरुको अलिकती पनि हामी जनता प्रती उतरदायित्व छैन ?
संबिधान बनाउने डेड लाइन २०६७ जेश्ठ १४ हो , तपाईंहरुले जेष्ठ १४ भित्रै संबिधान बनाउनै पर्छ , नेपाली जनतालाई संबिधान दिनै पर्छ । नत्र नि मानानीयज्युहरु हामीले तपाहरुलाई असक्षम र् अयोग्य घोसित गर्नुपर्ने पनि हुन सक्छ । तपाईंहरुलाई थाहा नभएको त होइन होला तै पनि अबगत गराउन चाहन्छु -दिएको समयमा , तोकिएको मितिमा काम फत्यै गर्न नसक्ने अयोग्य ,अदक्ष , कामचोर हो , समयमा संबिधान लेख्न सक्नु भएन भएन हामीले तपाईंहरुलाई कसरी योग्य र सक्षम मान्ने ? नागरिक अधिकार कर्मी डा मथुरा श्रेस्ठ ले भनेझै जसरी म्याद सकिएको औषधी को कुनै काम हुँदैन , त्यसलाई नस्ट गर्नुपर्छ , २०६७ जेष्ठ १४ पछी तपाईं हरु को पनि म्याद गुज्रन्छ , त्यस पछी पनि तपाईंहरुलाई भत्ता दिएर पान्नु पर्छ भनेर कुन कानुन , निती नियम र बिधान मा लेखेको छ महोदय ?
तपाईं हरुले छातीमा हात राखेर स्वैकार्नै पर्छ – नेपाली जनता लाई न त सरल स्वास्थ्य दिन सक्नु भएको छ न त उचित सैक्षित बातावरण , न त सुरक्षा , न त रोजगारी तै पनि हामी सहेरै बसेका छौ ता की जेश्ठ १४ २०६७ भित्रै हाम्रो गास बास कपास को प्रत्याभुत गरिएको , जनातको संबिधान बन्ने छ र् हाम्रा पनि सुदिन आउने छ्न भनेर – जनताको सहनसिलताको परिक्षा लिने दुस्प्रयास नगरनु होला मानानीय ज्यु हरु । कम्ती मा बाँकी ७० दिन चै सभासमारोह , जात्रा मात्रा मा नगैदिनुहोला , आफ्नो सम्प्रुण ध्यान संबिधन लेखन मा लगाइदिनुहोला ,टाल टुले होइन जनताको संबिधन लेख्न कम्मर कस्नु होला , आफुलाई असक्षम, र अयोग्य घोसित हुन बाट बचाउनुहोला ।

मानानीय सभासद ज्युहरु ,

जसमा देश प्रती माया छैन , जनताप्रती उतरदयित्व बोध छैन , जो आमा र देश लाई माया गर्दैन , जनाताका आसा र विश्वाश ( जनाताको टाउको मा गिर खेल्छ ) मा विश्वाश घात गर्छ , त्यसको आत्मा मरेको हुन्छ , आस्था मरेको हुन्छ, त्यसको इश्वोर मरेको हुन्छ , आत्मा , आस्था र इश्वोर मरेको मान्छे जिउदो लास हो , मानानीय ज्यौ हरु -सुन्दा, भन्दा र पढ्दा नराम्रो लाग्छ तर तपाईं हरु ले जनतालाई जवाफ दिनै पर्छ ‘के तपाईं हरुमा अलिकती पनि आत्मा, आस्था र ईश्वर बाँकी छ ? बाँकी छ् भने कृपया जनताको विश्वाशमा कुठराघात गर्ने कोशीस नगरनु होस , तपाईंहरुको मुख्य काम संबिधान लेखन हो , लेखेर देखौनुहोस । अहिले अन्तिमा धडी मा आएर तपाईंहरु संबिधान समयमा नबन्ने , म्याद थप गर्नु पर्ने तर्क गर्न थालनु भएको छ , तर एक्कैसौ शदी का नेपाल का जनता त्यती अज्ञान र अबुझ छैन – हामी तपाईं सता र भत्ता को लागि मात्र म्याद बढाउने तर्क गर्न थालनु भएको कुरा भुज्न थालएका छौ । तपाईंको म्याद थप्ने प्रस्तव मा नि महोदय तपाईंहरुकै भाषा मा “प्रतिकृयाबादी ” को गन्ध आउन थालेको छ । होसियार रहनुहोस् -हाम्रो फेरी पनि नम्र निबेदन छ -बाकी दिन रात दिन काम गर्नुहोस, जनता सँग गरेको बाचा सम्झनुहोस, र याद राख्नुहोस २०६७ जेष्ठ १४ पछी को एक दिन पनि संबिधान सभाको म्याद थप्न पाइदैन , हामी जनता म्याद थप्ने पक्षमा छैनौ ।

अन्तमा अर्को एउटा सविनय निबेदन गर्न चाहन्छु -म्याद थपेर, भात्ता पचाएर , जनता अल्मल्याएर शासन गर्ने , पदमा बस्ने , सभासद को कुर्सी जोगाउने सपना देख्नु भएको छ भने -ससदमै कालो बोको काटेर भाकाल हाल्नुहोस , भैंसी पूजा गर्नुहोस , पाइलाटबाबा बोलाउनुहोस,कालिबाबा, राम् देव वा अर्कै लोक को कुनै देब नै वा पशुपतीनाथै पुकर्नुहोस ईतिहास साक्षी छ – २४० बर्से राजाशाही त ठुलोपिथो भो , तपाईं २२/ २५ महिने को केही जोर चल्ला जस्तो यो बाबुरो लाई लागेको छैन ।
हवस्त , संबिधन बनाउनु भो भने जेशठ १४ मा रत्नपार्कमा भेटौँला ,सिन्दुर जात्रा गरौला नत्र त उही हो चुनाब त फेरी फेरी आउँला नि , नमस्कार

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Nepalese Law Resources

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on October 3, 2009

Here, I have posted some of the links from where we can access legal materials relating to Nepal. This will be a short post giving you some of the links of websites from where you can access information online. We hope that these links come to very handy to anyone who wants to do some research on Nepalese Law and its status and updates.

The first site that you can go through is Website of Nepal Bar Association. is the link which gives you access to the Nepal Bar Council Website and its membership details. Sadly, the membership information page looks like it has been created for the sake of it. is a page in Nepal bar Council where it gives the information on Requirements to enroll as a lawyer. is a link which gives you information whether foreign lawyers can practice in Nepal. The information says that Practice by foreign attorneys requires the permission of the Supreme Court of Nepal. For foreigner attorneys no permanent permission could be granted. They could be authorized to argue on case to case basis. I think that after Service sector is fully liberalised in Nepal, Nepal Bar Council removes this restriction. is another page which gives introduction about Nepal Bar Council. This page tells you what is Nepal Bar Council, What is does, when it got established etc etc.

You can also access Nepal Bar Council Page in Nepali from These are all the pages that are related to Nepal Bar Council. Finally, if you are appearing for Examination to enroll yourself in Nepalese Bar, You can access this page . I am not sure whether this page is updated and the course content is a latest one. I have no access to confirm it. But, you can take email id of Nepal Bar Council and mail to them from their page.

After going through Nepal Bar Council Webpage, I find that the website looks in a very nascent stage. The pages can be made more informative and can be updated more frequently. I feel that the pages can be couched with more information to make it more useful for lawyers, students and legal researchers.

Now, great Nepalese Legal site is website of Law Commission of Nepal. You can access the Law Commission of Nepal website from . It has very great resources uploaded here. And contains many information on statues, manual to frame laws etc. For example, you can visit where you can see statutes and other important documents that have been included in the website of Law Commission Of Nepal. You can click the various links on that website of Law Commission of Nepal and You can find many more information on the Nepalese Law. The Website of Law Commission of Nepal seems to be slowly developing and I am sure in the future, it will be a great place to search information on Nepalese Law.

You can click below mentioned links as well to find more about Nepalese Law and do not forget to explore the BlogRoll maintained by me on this webpage’s right hand side. Some of the links worth visiting:

This Site will be updated again Continuously

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on October 1, 2009

I have decided to update this site again and continuously. I had not for a long time updated this one. As name suggests, the target will be to update about legal news from Nepal. I will be searching and compiling legal news as they happen in our Country.

This time when I am updating this blog, I am working the capacity of legal professional and not as a law student which I was when I started this blog. I completed my B.A;L.L.B (Hons.) from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad in 2008 May. Now, I want to enroll myself as a lawyer in Nepal Bar Council. Ideally, I should have done this last year itself but I did not get time to go to Nepal because of my job in India. I was taking awhile to settle in my job life in India. This time, I am planning not to miss the chance of enrollment in Nepal Bar Council.

As per Nepalese Bar Council rules, any LLB Graduates can get registered in Bar Council only after passing the written and Oral Interview Examination. Now, I should start studying Nepalese Law as per the syllabus prescribed by Nepal Bar Council. This Blog, I want to develop, as a one stop shop for many many Nepalese Legal Resources. Keep on reading me here.

Aayu Drona Sute…… Kaun Jage? Dashain Ko Subhakamana.

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on September 26, 2009

“aayu drona sute” is Sanskrit mantra/hymns that our parents chant when they put Tika on our forehead in Dashain. In our childhood, it used to be sometimes fun for us. We used to joke like ‘Aayu Drona Sute’……….dashain ka bela sabai jana sute, Chor haru jage………That means all people like drona and others have slept, and only the thiefs are roaming around in the night……… was our interpretation to create some humour.

The actual meaning of ‘Aayu Drona Sute’ means May you have a long life like Son of Drona. The Son of Drona is called Asosthama, which is considered to be one of the Aastha Chiranjivi (Aastha Chiranjivi means those eight people who never die as per Hindu epics). Therefore, when our parents bless us saying ‘Aayu Drona Sute’, that means let my children have long life like Asosthama………that means you never die.

“Aayu drona sute” is in sanskrit and it is a long chant and each words used there signify something great thing about various people. It is basically the blessings given by your near and dear ones who are generally aged in your families and respected by all family members.

When I talk about Dashain, the nine days puja/worship to god and the tenth day Vijaya dashami should be fondly rembered. Dashain is a festival having fifteen days totally.

There are Dashain Kabita written by various great poets in Nepal. These Kabita/poems depict the grandeur of Dashain and enlighten more about Dashain.

In terms of food also, Dashain is something different like what did nepali people eat in dashain matters. It is mostly a non-veg festival unless you eat only vegetarian food. Generally, the non-vegetarian foods are eaten from 8th day of Navaratri, which is called MahaAsthami and that is today. People, as per their tradition, cut goat, buffalo, chicken etc. on this occasion.

My dashain wish can not be fulfilled but I am yearning for going home. I wish that all Nepalese Celebtare Dashain in great mood.

By evening, I wish to post a nepali gazal about Dashain. I hope I can write a one to depict the beauty and majesty of this Festival.

Wish you all a Happy Dashain.
N Someone is not well this time. Though she does not know much about Dashain, and does not believe on it, I wish that Maata Durga Bhawani will bless her for her good health and prosperous life.

Once Again, Happy Dashain!

Vijaya Dashami – Dashain – Subhakamana

Posted in Uncategorized by nepaleselaw on September 25, 2009

First of all, I would like to wish a very Happy Vijaya Dashami and Bada Dashain to all my readers who have visited Dashain is the greatest festival of Nepal and for all Nepalese around the world. This festival is celebrated as a mark of victory of truth over untruthfulness. There are different mythological and religious stories about Dashain and there are different reasons for it for its celebration. Without going in details the reasons behind its celebaration, what can be safely concluded is it is the biggest festival in Nepal and gives the perfect reasons for Nepalese to meet their relatives; to return to country and homes for those who are far from their home.

Last year, I went my home to celebrate Dashain. That was after 5 straight years. But, this year, I again could not go in this Dashain. I may go home only in December this year.

While recalling those good days of Dashain last year and five years before, the blessings given by parents, grand parents with the sanskrit chant of hymns which starts as “aayu drona sute” counts a lot. In Childhood, sometimes, Dashain must have meant money that we used to get from maternal grandparents, but in all essence, the meetings with family members, the blessings by each others and meeting with relatives is just superb that places this festival entirely on a new pedestal.

I wished to write a Dashain Nepali Kabita for this Dashain but because of some other busy schedule, I have not been able to put down anything. Hopefully, Dashain Nepali Kabita, I can write, in some other days within this Dashain.

I am feeling little sad this time not to be in Home. My many friends went home and wished that I could also go. But, the issues of leave. Hope next time, I can fly with them when I go to airport to see off my friend at the airport.

Once again, finally, I wish all of you a happy Vijaya Dashami/Bijaya Dashami and Hope that Durga Maata le Tapai ko Sabai Kalyan Garun. (May ‘Durga Bhawani’ bless you forever and show you the great path in life)