Monday, February 25, 2013
The Google calendar is embedded below. Important dates in 2070 (including marriage dates) are in there. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Wedding Dates in 2070 Nepali Calendarबैशाख (Baishakh 2070 Marriage Dates)
- २४ गते, त्रयोदशी - Tue, May 7
- २९ गते, द्वितिया - Sun, May 12
- ३० गते, अक्षय तृतीया - Mon, May 13
- १० गते, चतुर्दशी - Fri, May 24
- ११ गते, बुद्ध जयन्ती - Sat, May 25
- १२ गते, प्रतिपदा - Sun, May 26
- १३ गते, द्वितिया - Mon, May 27
- १४ गते, चतुर्थी - Tue, May 28
- १५ गते, पंचमी - Wed, May 29
- १९ गते, नवमी - Sun, Jun 2
- २० गते, दशमी - Mon, Jun 3
- ४ गते, अष्टमी - Sat, May 18
- ६ गते, दशमी - Mon, May 20
- ७ गते, एकादशी - Tue, May 21
- ९ गते, त्रयोदशी - Thu, May 23
- २७ गते, तृतीया - Thu, Jul 11
- २९ गते, पंचमी - Sat, Jul 13
- २७ गते, एकादशी - Wed, Nov 13
- २८ गते, द्वादशी - Thu, Nov 14
- १२ गते, नवमी - Wed, Nov 27
- १३ गते, दशमी - Thu, Nov 28
- १४ गते, एकादशी - Fri, Nov 29
- १५ गते, द्वादशी - Sat, Nov 30
- २० गते, तृतीया - Thu, Dec 5
- २५ गते, अष्टमी - Tue, Dec 10
- २६ गते, नवमी - Wed, Dec 11
- ३ गते, प्रतिपदा - Mon, Nov 18
- ४ गते, द्वितिया - Tue, Nov 19
- ५ गते, तृतीया - Wed, Nov 20
- १२ गते, दशमी - Sun, Jan 26
- १४ गते, द्वादशी - Tue, Jan 28
- २० गते, चतुर्थी - Mon, Feb 3
- २१ गते, बसन्त पंचमी - Tue, Feb 4
- ५ गते, तृतीया - Sun, Jan 19
- ६ गते, चतुर्थी - Mon, Jan 20
- ८ गते, षष्ठी - Wed, Jan 22
- ५ गते, द्वितिया - Mon, Feb 17
- ८ गते, पंचमी - Thu, Feb 20
- ९ गते, षष्ठी - Fri, Feb 21
2070 Nepali Patro (Calendar) - Festivals, Celebrations and Holidays
Int'l Labor Day
Bat Sabitri Brata
Guru Nanak Day
Udhauli / Yomari
New Years Day
Int'l Women's Day
Holi in Terai
As you can see, new year day in the Nepali Year 2070 falls on a Sunday on April 14.
Similarly, Dasain in 2070 starts on Saturday October 5 (Asoj 19) and Bijaya Dashami is on Monday, October 14 (Ashoj 28).
Laxmi Puja in 2070 is on Sunday, November 3 (Kartik 17). For women who celebrate Teej (a national holiday), it's on Sunday, September 8 (Bhadra 23).
I have also gathered marriage dates in 2070 (bibah muhurta) and will share it in a separate post soon. In the meantime, I'm also working on a PDF version of the Nepali Patro for 2070 and will publish that soon as well.
Saturday, February 09, 2013
"BRB thinks he can rule for 20-30 years... how could he?" a Facebook status asks.
"SK thinks BRB is more of a hardliner than PKD," proclaims another Facebook user.
"JNK and KPO say no to CJ as the next PM," a twitter post says.
"Makune is a rudderless weak bastard," a blog post says.
My response to all this? Well, LOL… or lol, depending on whether you prefer upper- or lower-case.
As I look at some of the posters of such statuses, one facinating pattern emerges. Many of them were the same fellows who were vehemently opposing GBBS in favor of GiKo and the gang who were trying to forge an alliance with CPN(M), with India's blessings of course.
Fast forward to today and these "civil society leaders" or "intellectuals" are acting as if they knew all along that BRB, PKD and the Maoists would be so rigid and hard-fisted rulers. Perhaps they did know, but they certainly didn't act like they did. For whatever reason, they insisted that any system would be better than GBBS' "autocratic" rule, even if it meant governance buy GiKo's alliance with the Maoists.
To understand how flawed this argument was, let's go back to GiKo – Girija Prasad Koirala – who I think was the worst political leader in Nepal's history. His alliance included JNK (Jhal Nath Khanal), KPO (KP Oli), Makune (Madhav Kumar Nepal) and the useless Congressis who had already proven how inept and corrupt they were. And this group was aliging with a murderous clan who had risen to prominence by slaughtering 13,000 Nepalis.
Let me be clear. I am not a Maoist supporter or even sympathiser. In fact I wrote a pretty pessimistic post about likely outcomes of Nepal's political changes back in 2007.
So this Nepali intelligentia was fawning over a return to Democray because GBBS (Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah) was declared this sinister dictator.
Let's see – deaths under the unholi GiKo alliance – over 15,000. Deaths under GBBS – less than 100. And yet the GiKo alliance was a deemed an absolute necessity at that time.
So when the same group of people now bash BRB (Baburam Bhattarai), PKD (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) and the Maoists, one has to wonder if they (the civil society "intellectuals") have any morality left in them. I also wonder if they are nudged by P to spill their venoms once again.
That's P for prabhu (God) – our friendly neighbor on the south. Like I said before… lol!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Some may call it Nepali Calendar while others might call it Nepali Patro or Bhitte Patro. And there are so many different ones available – Jagadamba, Toyanath Pant, and many others.
Some Important Dates in 2069 B.S. (2012 - 2013)
|Event||Nepali Date||English Date|
|New Year's Day||Baishakh 1||April 13|
|Mata Tirtha (Mother's Day)||Baishakh 9||April 21|
|Buddha Jayanti||Baishakh 24||May 6|
|Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day)||Jestha 15||May 28|
|Guru Purnima||Ashadh 19||July 3|
|Ghantakarna - Gathe Mangal||Shrawan 2||July 17|
|Nag Panchami||Shrawan 9||July 24|
|Janai Purnima - Raksha Bandhan||Shrawan 18||August 2|
|Gai Jatra||Shrawan 19||August 3|
|Krishna Janmashtami||Shrawan 25||August 9|
|Kushe Aunshi (Father's Day)||Bhadra 1||August 17|
|Haritalika - Teej||Ashwin 2||September 18|
|Rishi Panchami||Ashwin 4||September 20|
|Indra Jatra||Ashwin 13||September 29|
|Ghatasthapana (Dashain Begins)||Ashwin 30||October 16|
|Fulpati (7th day of Dashain)||Kartik 5||October 21|
|Maha Ashtami (8th day of Dashain)||Kartik 6||October 22|
|Maha Nawami (9th day of Dashain)||Kartik 7||October 23|
|Bijaya Dashami (10th day of Dashain)||Kartik 8||October 24|
|Kojagrat Purnima (Dashain ends)||Kartik 13||October 29|
|Deepawali - Laxmi Pooja||Kartik 28||November 13|
|Gai Tihar||Kartik 29||November 14|
|Bhai Tika||Kartik 30||November 15|
|Chhat Parba||Mangshir 4||November 19|
|Bibah Panchami||Poush 2||December 17|
|Christmas Day||Poush 10||December 25|
|National Unification Day||Poush 27||January 11|
|Maghe Sakranti||Magh 1||January 14 (2013)|
|Shahid Diwas (Martyrs' Day)||Magh 16||January 29|
|Basanta Panchami||Falgun 4||February 15|
|Democracy Day||Falgun 7||February 18|
|Women's Day||Falgun 25||March 8|
|Maha Shivaratri||Falgun 27||March 10|
|Fagu Purnima (Holi)||Chaitra 13||March 26|
|Holi in Terai||Chaitra 14||March 27|
|Ghode Jatra||Chaitra 28||April 10|
|New Year's Day - 2070||Baishakh 1||April 14|
Thursday, April 07, 2011
One cannot honestly say that Nepali politicians have demonstrated deep and intelligent thoughts about how best to lead Nepal through these important times. Neither have they shown any inclination to work collaboratively to produce the new constitution. If anything, they have been busy bickering and pointing fingers and uttering foolish lines.
Anytime someone says that the constitution will be done in the stipulated time, I cannot help but laugh. I know, this is not a laughing matter, but it's amazing how shallow these leaders appear to be when it comes to thoughtfully articulating a view point, or simply talking about what their vision for Nepal is.
So, if men do think with their penises, and if the thinking of Nepal's men-heavy politicians is so narrow and shallow, isn't it fair to conclude that Nepali politicians have small penises?
What do you guys think?
Friday, February 04, 2011
Three things happened recently in Nepal that made you stop and think about what is means to be a Nepali. The country and the people that took pride on our politeness, helpfulness, courteousness, and plain niceness appear to be leaning towards meanness, if not becoming outright nasty.
First came the “hawai fire” incident involving former prince Paras and Rubel Choudhary, Sujata Koirala’s son-in-law. No matter whose side of the story you believe, it’s difficult to justify Paras’ behavior. But what happened next is even more perplexing. People in the Nepali Congress used the incident to attack Sujata Koirala and opened a criminal probe against Rubel.
Understand that I am not trying to side with Sujata or Rubel. The point is, did Rubel’s misdeeds come to light only after Paras fired at (or near) him? The people who demanded that the government probe Rubel’s involvement with illegal VOIP rackets, didn’t they know that Rubel was breaking the law? If so, why was the demand to prosecute him not made earlier? And, what happened to Sujata’s “roar” that essentially said nobody is above the law and the guilty would be brought to justice?
The second incident involved a UML cadre slapping the party General Secretary Jhalnath Khanal, now the Prime Minster. Sure Jhalnath might be involved in bringing down the government lead by his own party comrade and appears to be not much better than any other average politician. But what kind of precedent does slapping a party leader set? Even worse, the slapper was treated with “abir and mala” for doing a great deed. To me this is not that different than the infamous event where a state-minister slapped a CDO. When we are talking about building a new Nepal, cheap acts like this should have no place.
The third incident involves KP Oli supporting Sher Bahadur Deuba to be the Prime Minister of Nepal. Once again, if you can't support your own party candidate for the PM's post, what does that say about you loyalty, priorities and overall effectiveness as a politician? Oli might have some good things to say at some times, but opposing or undermining Jhalnath's candidacy either means Oli is jealous, or plain stupid. Once again, what kind of precedent does acts like this set?
Building a new system, or a new society might be easier said than done. The main qualities we need in our leaders right now are high integrity, selflessness, and an unwavering love for Nepal. Looking at how things are going, I doubt if we have anyone like that. Sometimes I feel jealous of the people of South Africa, who had a leader like Nelson Mandela to lead their transition from one system to another.