Thursday, July 10

Beijing Olympics 2008: 28 days to go.........

Today I was just leaving my room for office at early morning (have morning shift today) , I just turned the daily news paper DNA( we just did annual subscription since last week only). My eyes fell into the big font banner in Sports section in last page.” 30 days to go: Beijing Olympics 2008.As I was getting late for cab, I left the paper planning to check in Google at office.

I often get excited with sports event and have keen interest to maintain statistics of events. I do have the self maintained complete statistics of world cup football since 1998-2002-2006.As usual, this Olympics also fascinates me.

No sooner I reached office, I opened the official site of Olympics 2008. I saw it is 29 days 5 hours 32 minutes to go. And count down gradually decreasing. Olympics is great Mega extravaganza in Sport and ultimate dream of every sport-person. It is such a great event which brings all the nations in one arena. The flag with five different colored circles entailed together not only resembles the five different continents under one flag but also spreads the message of unification of all man kind around the globe.

Beijing Olympics 2008 is being held in Republic in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008, and 10,500 athletes from 217 countries are expected to compete in 302 (165 men's events, 127 women's events and 10 mixed events) in 28 sports.

Please visit the official site for updates news of Olympics 2008.

Wednesday, July 9

Yesterday was our King’s Birthday!!

In past, this day was great festival for whole nation. I still do remember the Poush 14th in mid winter, Birthday of late king Birendra. In fact it was grand day with full of many events throughout the day and couple of weeklong event like exhibition, sports events n all. There were military functions to observe the king birthday and hundred thousands of people gathered in capital from every corner of nation to celebrate king’s birthday. This was like big Mella in Tudhikhel.( one big open ground in the heart of capital) The city was echoed with the slogans for longevity of king.

Few lines I still remember,
Raja Birendra Amar Rahun( Live long our King) and the best one with rhymes.. Hamro Raja Hamro Desh, Pran Bhanda Payro Chha. (We love our king and nation more than our one lives), One felt really great fortunate if he could get view of King in the palace while marching in front of Palace in huge crowd. Besides, many hard working bureaucrats, police and army personal, industrialists, sportsman and social workers were honored with highly honorable laurels depending on their outstanding performance. There were the never ending long list of best wishes news in radio and television and same in the case in all daily newspapers.

But this year, today I come to know that yesterday was our king’s birthday. I often visit news portal of Nepal. But I didn’t notice any headlines of birthday celebration and wishes. But somewhere , in the middle of one news titled 'Former king living less opulent lifestyle... very few staff around' in nepalnews.com, I came to know yesterday was the birthday of King Gyanendra. I got shocked, how even the Medias, who always look for small clue to make big issue, missed such a great event. Nepali people might intentionally ignore this event after the amazing victory in CA election. Even all the politicians and Nepal government didn’t seem so eager to give few regards in this occasion. Then I searched in google with key word” King Birthday in Nepal” then I found so many news in foreign media regarding the King’s Birthday.

Here are few links

Royalists celebrate ousted Nepal king's birthday

Nepal ignores last king's birthday

Clashes mar Nepal king's birthday

Birthday blues for dethroned Nepal king

Add ImageI really felt sorry for our King. How is he accepting the reality ignoring the insult? It shows how powerful the Time is. I remember one moral story of Lion and mouse of our school day in 2-3 grades. The mouse becomes the lion getting boon from the priest and then lion become very proud and starts misusing his post and finally priest becomes angry and curses him to bring back to same mouse. Same is the case here also. So this gives the very noble moral lesson, to reach in high post in not the great achievement unless you can’t be stable in that post.

( I apologize for missing to mention ex in front of King in above article. In fact, I feel very odd to call him ex-king. Because there is no king after him.So why to call him ex-king?)

Sunday, July 6

How true is your Love?? Check it out!!

Are your palms sweaty, is your heart racing and is your voice caught within your chest??
-It isn't love, it's LIKE.

You can't keep your eyes or hands off of her, am I right??
-It isn't love, it’s LUST.

Are you proud, and eager to show her off??
-It isn't love, it’s LUCK.

Do you want her because you know she's there??
-It isn't love, it’s LONELINESS.

Are you with her because it’s what everyone wants??
-It isn't love, it’s LOYALTY.

Are you with her because she kissed you, or held your hand?
-It isn't love, its LOW CONFIDENCE.

Do you stay for her confessions of love, because you don't want to hurt her?
-It isn't love, it’s PITY.

Do you belong to her because the sight of her makes your heart skip a beat??
-It isn't love, it’s INFATUATION.

Do you pardon her faults because you care about her?
-It isn't love, it’s FRIENDSHIP.

Do you tell her every day she is the only one you think of?
-It isn't love, it’s a LIE.

Are you willing to give up all of your favorite things for her sake?
-It isn't love, it’s CHARITY.

Does your heart ache and breaks when she's sad?
-Then it's LOVE.

Do you cry for her pain, even when she's strong?
-Then it's LOVE.

Do her eyes see your true heart, and touch your soul so deeply it hurts?
-Then it's LOVE.

Do you stay because a blinding, incomprehensible mix of pain and relation pulls you close and holds you to her?
-Then it's LOVE.

Do you accept her faults because it's a part of who she is?
-Then it's LOVE.

Are you attracted to others, but stay with her faithfully without regret??
-Then it's LOVE.

Would you give her your heart, your life, your death??
-Then it's LOVE.

Now, if love is painful, and tortures us so, why do we love?
Why is it all we search for in life? This pain, this agony?

Why is it all we long for? This torture, this powerful death of self?
The answer is so simple because it's...LOVE.

It is such addictive things that even people who are not having it wish to experience it and share it with others as well.
Pass this to all your friends so they don't make the same mistake with their LOVE LIVES!!

Take care and God bless

"The greatest weakness of humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive....!!!!"

Inspirational Quotations!!!