Tumba Induced Rebellion

January 30, 2008

Today is the Martyrs’ Day. Every year this date, we Nepali people celebrate this day honoring all those hero and immortals who gave their lives for the country, for democracy during the Rana regime, 2017, 2047 and 2063 B.S.

Incidentally, today, it’s freaking cold. And I never had Tumba. I have heard others say – tumba khaney, ani jeu tato garney! I never cared what they were saying, until today. I had this urge from deep down inside my belly to get drunk and get completely wasted. And as they say “mausaam le challenge garya cha aaja”. It’s around 3.30 PM, I am at the office room and thinking about getting drunk. Crazy!

Why not, in the name of Martyrs, drink Tumba and get drunk and get super wasted.

News Flash:

Prime Minister released a statement. And they went to the Martyr’s Memorial at Lainchowr and paid homage to the martyrs by throwing a bunch of garlands and flowers. Some also went to Shahidgate. Salutes, flowers, abir, photos and news.

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Nepali Film Posters II

January 29, 2008

Rajesh Hamal Special (oh, how I hate his acting!)

Rajesh Hamal

Rajesh Hamal

Rajesh Hamal

Let me state again, Rajesh Hamal – as an actor – SUCKS!


When there’s no electricity

January 28, 2008

What I had?

A torchlight, a CD cover of a Tooth and Nail vs Solid State Split album, a water bottle (half filled), my mom’s puja-thali and a digital camera.

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Mt. Everest also inspired Che

January 27, 2008


‘Did people abandon the idea of scaling Mt Everest though it was so perilous?’

Che would tell his men.

‘Guerrilla warfare is also like that. One day, we will win, like the climbers who succeeded with Mt Everest.’


What they sell is what we need

January 26, 2008

“Empty your pockets son; they got you thinking that
What you need is what they selling.”
(No Shelter – OST Godzilla, Rage Against The Machine)

“What you need is what they selling” – yes, this might look like a plain simple true fact. As a consumer, one might think that the factories and corporate industries (noodles, magazines, music, cosmetics, luxury, and everything) are producing goods/services on the basis of consumer demands.

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Alley Photography

January 25, 2008

Alley Alley Alley

Alley Alley Alley

Drought makes the workers dream
Muscles and fields of green
Shovel the last few crumbs
Of generosity

(Smaller and Smaller, FNM, Angeldust, 1992)

We Gotta Take The Power Back

January 23, 2008

When I first heard Rage Against The Machine (their album Evil Empire), I instantly loved the band because of the kind of music they played. I did not know about the band’s history, political beliefs of the members, the lyrics – it was simply a powerful music full of rage and conviction – a fusion of rap, funk and metal with aggression.

For more on RATM, visit the band’s wiki page or their official website. Also, please go through the “Political Views and Activism” section of the wiki page.

RATM expressed their political belief and stance through the lyrics, which are written by the vocalist Zach de la Rocha. This article is my attempt to find the relevance of his “strong left winged, anti-US inspired lyrics” of the song “We gotta take the power back” to the present situation of our country. (Full Lyrics)


In the right light, study becomes insight
But the system that dissed us
Teaches us to read and write
So called facts are fraud
They want us to allege and pledge
And bow down to their god

How many a times have the government (the current interim government or all the previous governments) forced feed us wrong information and in turn presented themselves as the lords who gave power to the people?

Numerous times! The same system which was/is set up to protect the people, to keep things in order has in countless instances acted as the criminal itself – betrayers, killers, whores selling the Nation’s resources. These power hungry ones have never looked beyond their own self interests and shrewd means of gaining money and power. And they are the elite, they are the powerful and they and their allegiances are the GOD now.

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