- The Postman Who Came Too Late (Genre: Short Story, Fiction ; 2200 words)
- The Life of a Dying Mind (Genre: Philosophy, Poetry, Death ; 662 words)
- Quotations: powerful and concise thoughts of the giants
- My Favorite Poems
In the past few days, I have noticed that Aadhya is interested in flipping through her children book pages. In the past, she used to eat the book cover and did not have the dexterity to flip the book pages. Now, she has learned to flip book pages using her index finger. Read the rest of this entry »
Aadhya walked her first steps today at 10:43 AM.
When she was born, we used to support her head when we held her in our arms. A few months later, she could hold her head upright and gaze around without the need for a supporting hand. Then she learned to roll over on her own. Soon she was able to sit upright on her own. As she grew and started eating solids, she learned to crawl and explore the surroundings on her own. Now she has started to learn the art of walking upright — an evolutionary leap that helped to sets us apart from fellow mammals. Babies gain strength in their muscles from top to bottom — first neck, followed by the back and finally the two legs. In the last 11 months, we have watched her go through all these stages of development. The moments when she did something for the first time will always be in our memories. Read the rest of this entry »
I usually return home from work at 5PM. When I ring the door bell, my wife opens the door with Aadhya in her arms. Today, I returned late at around 6PM and I saw a video that my wife had recorded of Aadhya going to the door at around 5PM and wondering why I had not shown up at the door yet. Here is a video that shows Aadhya crawling up to the front door, standing and trying to open the door while babbling “papa”. Read the rest of this entry »
Aadhya is almost 11 months old and she does not like the confinements of her crib. She loves to roam around the house, open cup boards, and play with everything else except her toys. We let her roam around the house when either of us follow her to make sure that she does not hurt herself while exploring the house. However, when I have to do some work, I put her in her crib along with all her toys. Aadhya does not like to be in a crib and a recent event showed that she has been thinking hard on ways to break free from this crib. Read the rest of this entry »
- May. 16, 2015 : “Heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported in this relief distribution.” [Field report video]
- May. 03, 2015 : “I just checked my account. I have received the amount that you sent on 30th Apr. We will be going to Dukuchap, Lalitpur today with food. Tarpaulin, temporary shelter, is highly required and is in high shortage.”
- Apr. 30, 2015 : “We have reached abukhairani.. will be heading towards baluwa, Gorkha tomorrow early in the morning… I have already brought relief material of almost 1.5L NRS … We hipe to support 200 houses with it. …. 75% of that amount is for shelter. And the rest is food and medication/sanitation …”
- Apr. 29, 2015 : “We are desperately looking for support from abroad. Currently I am using from my personal account, I am spending here on the basis of promised fund from abroad. But I am running out on this …”
Nepal has been blessed with heavenly natural beauty. However, the plate tectonics that gave birth to this natural beauty will one day cause massive loss of life and property. A majority of people living in Nepal are largely unaware of their vulnerability to a massive earthquake. Ironically, foreign diplomats seem to be more active in preparing Nepal for this imminent and unpredictable natural disaster: recently the US embassy funded the construction of a blood bank that can survive the impact of an earthquake, Nepal government and some UN agencies are collaborating to prepare critical infrastructures (like airport, emergency shelter, etc.) for a massive earthquake that is bound to hit this beautiful Himalayan kingdom that has already been cursed with a bloody past and a youth-less present.
This short story (fiction, 2200 words) describes the home-coming of a youth after a massive earthquake in Nepal. It also tries to emphasize the importance of letter writing in current age of instant communication (email, telephone, etc).