Adrenaline Ride with Brad Pitt

Well, it’s not the kind of typical dreams at night. It is just a while ago, before I grabbed my phone to put it down in words, I’m just too lazy and tired to get up from the bed and its one of those late morning sleeps on the weekends.

Before I waste my time on something else, I’m heading straight to the point. I was with Brad Pitt. Yes, if you read it, I was with one of Hollywood’s sensations. There was this superstar with a bunch of other people, with me. It was in a boat where we were in the middle of the lake or river, I realised the river currents and splashes of water while I was there.

Bradd Pitt was eating so was everyone else, I can’t remember the exact food, I’m sure it wasn’t the MoMos.

I looked around and thought of Angelina Jolie. There were people who looked like Brad’s friends, secretary and guards but not Jolie. I thought he must have been vacationing alone. I didnt know how I ended up being there and what I was doing. I was a fellow enjoying the show with Brad Pitt and it was no time for me to think what I was really doing. May be a ‘guide’ to the tourist Brad or the tour operator or something else, I don’t bother to think. I contemplated that I was with Brad Pitt.

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Resham firiri-रेशम फिरिरी

Resham Firiri

Music from the Himalayan Kingdom

If you are from Nepal, you know this song. If you have been to Nepal, you would have definitely heard this song. If you know someone from Nepal, you might probably know this song.

Resham firiri (रेशम फिरिरी) is a very popular folk song from Nepal. Young ones or elderly, village people or city dwellers, traditional, old fashioned or modern, you will hear this song in almost every occasion when Nepalese have to share happiness, sing and dance.

Lets begin. The purpose of my writing this post is to inform about this song and explore how this song reflects Nepali life and culture. Being someone from Nepal, my purpose is to inform people in other countries, though our own Nepali brothers and siters might like it as well.

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Pashupatinath in Pictures

Well, this time, it’s like a photoblog on Pashupatinath. Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu Temples in the world and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. It’s in Kathmandu, (in a walking distance from my home) and from a long-long time, I wanted to take go to Pashupatinath and take pictures, a lot of pictures. Today, finally I had the opportunity. Even though it was rainy and the camera battery died before I could be safisfied fully, I have taken so many pictures. Some of them are good and many of them are blurry, fuzzy, dark and out of focus images (I should work a lot on my photography skills).
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix JV1004 (Many thanks to Natalie Blockley for the camera. I brought this precious little thing from her)
All the images were shot at 12Mpixel with Auto/SR Auto and Natural modes. For uploading and web purpose, these images were batch resized to 1600X1200px using Phatch application on Ubuntu.

For now, please enjoy the drive around Pashupatinath temple and may Pashupatinath bless all of us!

I’ve been tinkering around the image gallery to enhance the visibility and today I deleted all the photos and again uploaded. This time, the pictures are cropped 1024*768 px using Picasa and slight lighting adjustments are applied. I realized that my hosting is not as fast as clould solutions like google or yahoo. So, I decided to put the same photos on the google plus/picasa album as well. Please feel free to view and comment on whichever is convenient.

Pashupatinath: Pashupatinath means the ‘god of the animals’. Pashupatinath is the name for Lord Shiva. There are many legends on how lord Shiva came to be known as Pashupatinath and how the present day Pashupatinath temple is made.
The golden Pagoda temple of Lord Pashupatinath lies on the bank of Holy Bagmati river. On the same river bank, below the temple lies Aryaghat, which is regarded as holy cremation place for the Hindus. Gaurighat, Guheshwari, Kirateshwar, Gaushala, etc are some other holy places around Pashupatinath temple.

Further reading are available on:

Wikipedia Article on Pashupatinath Temple
Pashupatinath information on SAARC Tourism website
Pashupati Development Trust Website (in Nepali only)

Photos will be available here as gallery when we sort out things properly. We’ve just moved in here.

If you want to see them, here’s the link in Google photos.