All posts tagged: Nepal

MUND NADI

This bad sketch was made a week ago together on very long bus rides after entering back to Indian Bihar in Raxaul from Nepall Bihar Birganj to Sugauli. A 10 hour lazy train from sugauli to gorakhpur at night. Some parts in a bus from Gorakhpur to Faizabad, from there to Kesarbagh in Lucknow and then 16 hour bus ride where shukla jee was the driver and himself he was the conductor. He made sure all the passengers eat the best samosa with kacche aam ki chatni, Kachaori poori Sabzi, chai, Petha, oranges on various stops, though he didn’t care much where we eat our food. On a Sunday he recited Hanuman Katha and Chalisa twenty times half an hour long- less in afternoon most in the night so as no body sleeps and if they do Ram and Hanuman should always be around them. On a two week journey to Nepal starting from not so interesting Pokhra to Muglin and the beautiful Manakaamna temple and later all seven days given to Gadhimai mela where …

RIVER OF HEADS

Two sparrows came into my room through the mirror. It was placed facing the big window. I woke up in Kalliya, Nepal. I had learnt about Gadhimai mela through a friend a month ago. Imagining about it in Delhi It will be one month later; one morning that I will realize that a festival of this magnitude still exists. It was said that around four lac animals were culled together out in the open on the first day as an offering to the goddess five years ago. It has come again. Many countries have already asked the Nepal government to stop the killings. India banned animals coming from its country crossing over to Nepal- a big move as the majority of people coming to the fair come from Bihar, India. Under severe international pressure I will hope all along that something might happen on the day and killings will not take place this time. I will admit that it was eerily exciting. And that excitement took a leap a week ago when in a matter …