On his 34th birthday (June 2, 2014) noted writer Buddhi Sagar wrote the following article. The article written in simple Nepali is easy to read and understand. In this article he talks about how being a failure didn’t deter from what he loves most. He talks about how bad he was in his studies and how nobody understood him.
As a child, Buddhi Sagar wasn’t a good student. He talks about relativity. If we are happy, time lapses fast and when we are not happy of the surroundings time also slows down. Buddhi Sagar gives an example of a classroom. If the topic of the classroom is interesting we don’t realize how fast time pass, and if the topic of not that interesting it will take forever to complete the same topic. When the writer looks back to his life, he found that it was a life in the "classroom of the favorite topic".
In Western world there are 4 season. But, in Nepal there are 6 seasons. Two additional seasons in Nepal are Rainy Season and Pre-winter Season. Nepali seasons are 2-months long.
6 Seasons in Nepal:
- Basanta Ritu (Spring)
- Grishma Ritu (Summer)
- Barsha Ritu (Rainy)
- Sharad Ritu (Autumn)
- Hemanta Ritu (Pre-winter)
- Shishir Ritu (Winter)
Video summary of 6 Seasons in Nepal:
Popular cartoon series in Nepali language ‘Meena’ by UNICEF in collaboration with Hnna Barbera and Fil Cartoons.
This episode of Meena cartoon deals with the importance of taking care of girl children. In South Asian communities, boy children are given more importance than the girl children. In that context, this cartoon tries to make the children aware of the importance of girl children.
There aren’t many cartoons in Nepali language. The one and only cartoon that many grew up with were Meena cartoon. The cartoon made specially for South Asian region were dubbed in various languages and Nepali was one of them.
The cartoon series was produced by UNICEF in colabration with hnna Barbera and Fil Cartoons. Apart from being entertaining they also motivate children to learn new things.
A Nepali language Nursery Rhyme goes like:
Tarabaji lai lai
Mama aaye ghoda
Maiju aain doli
papa layin soli
Kafal gedi kuttuka
bubu maam supukka
nidai jaau lutukaa
A video of a 4-years-old child Elesh singing the Nursary Rhyme is attached below. Elesh doesn’t know how to play guitar but he is tying to capture the beat in his toy guitar.
I Know A Little Pussy
I know a little pussy
Her coat is silver gray
She lives down in the meadow
Not very far away.
Though she is a pussy
She’ll never be a cat.
She is a pussy willow.
Now what do you think of that!
Tune: “Frere Jacques”
Soft and gray,
Soft and gray.
They are really so much fun,
As I count them one by one,
Soft and gray,
Spring’s on it’s way!
A Nepali Varnamala (Nepali Barnamala) book is published in an ebook format. Now, it is easier for the kids to learn Nepali letters by touching them.
A sweet song to help learn Nepali alphabet.
Ka bata Kamal paanima fulne
Kha bata Kharayo barima dulne
Ga bata Gamala fula ropna jau
Gha bata Ghara haami basne thau
Watch the video song:
पढ्न नजान्नेको लागि "कालो अक्षर भैसी बराबर" भन्ने उखान नेपालमा प्रचलित छ | तेस्तै हाम्रो छिमेकी देश भारतमा पनि हिन्दीमा "काला अक्षर भैस बराबर" भन्ने चलन छ – तेसैले सो नेपाली उखान हिन्दीको उखान बाट आएको हुन सक्छ |
बिश्व भरका हिन्दी भाषीको लागि भनेर अन्तरास्ट्रिय साक्षरता दिबसको उपलक्षमा जारि गरिएको एउटा पोस्टर सोही कथनमा आधारित छ |
We have collected some vegetable names and translated them to Nepali. These are not all, please suggest more names to be added in the list.
Correction – Please read Jalapeño instead of Jalapino and Mexcian instead of Mexicon in the following list. (Thanks aracely khand for pointing out the mistakes)
Angled Luffa Gourd – Patee Gheeraula (पाटे घीरौला)
Angled luffa is called pate-gheeraula, is also known as ridged luffa, angled gourd, or Chinese okra. It is long and narrow gourd, with sharply ribbed skin. Only the young or immature luffa is used for cooking, once mature they develop a sponge-like fibrous texture and becomes bitter.
Smooth Luffa Gourd – Gheeraula – (घीरौला)
The smooth luffa is also known as silk gourd, sponge gourd, or toriya and is an extremely popular vegetable in Nepal. It resembles a long cucumber with a smooth green skin marked by fine longitudinal lines. The young gourd is sweet with a delicate and distinctive taste.