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In went three, out came four

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We went in as a family of three and came out as four from the hospital,
Our family now weights 3.6 kg more,
We will now sing the happy birthday song four times a year,
We all will now wake up to the face of remaining three every morning,
Our neighbours will now have to stand to the noise of four,
A democratic vote by four will now decide what plays on our only television,
Our three seater sofa will now have to endure the weight of four,
Four toothbrushes will now contest for space in our toothbrush holder,
Can I have a room for four, a table for four, a ticket for four, … ?

We four will fill our home with happiness, love and prosperity.

(Note: I wrote this when our second child was born)

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August 31, 2019 at 6:47 pm

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The Art of Bicycle Maintenance

Today I patched up a puncture in my bicycle which had been lying in our store for last 6 months. I was waiting for some free time to fix my bicycle and have been using my wife’s bicycle to travel to work and city. Today, I found some time and patched up the puncture. During my high school days in Janakpur, I often visited bicycle mechanics to get my bicycle fixed. It is during these visits that I learned this skill of patching up a punctured bicycle tube (or, a flat tyre). I felt so happy to fix my bicycle on my own. I not only saved money but also some coveted happiness which you get by doing things on your own. After finishing this bicycle maintenance work, I recalled something and went to my bookshelf to search for a book.

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April 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

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Aadhya Diary #5 : Building with blocks

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We bought a bag of big blocks (similar to LEGO but larger in size and suitable for babies) for Aadhya on her first birthday. Initially, we had to show her how to join those blocks together to build something. She took some time to learn but now is quite skilled at putting these blocks together. Read the rest of this entry »

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February 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

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Aadhya Diary #3 : first step, one giant leap

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 »

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January 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm

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Fund Collection for Nepal Earthquake Victims

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I collected € 690 to support the relief operations of Suraj Sapkota ( @ssapkota ) and his team in Nepal. Here are some updates from Suraj:

  • 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 …”

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April 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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Table of My Favourite Posts

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July 30, 2013 at 8:00 am

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The Life of a Dying Mind

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Teaser for "Life of a Dying Mind"

News of a certain death in near future is always a breaking news for any human mind. Ironically, the human mind that can contemplate the vastness of the universe and peek into the sub-atomic world has failed to prepare itself for the news of imminent self-destruction.

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February 1, 2013 at 4:40 pm