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Ottawa Chautari Year 4 No. 10, April 2006

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A Newsletter of the Nepalese Canadian Association of Ottawa (NCAO)

Content • A Message from the Executive Board • NCAO’s Activities • Children’s World • Youths’ Chapter • Literary Lens

Editorial Committee Kalidas Subedi Ram C. Acharya Krishna H. Gautam

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A Message from the Executive Board

It is our pleasure to bring out the 10


issue of Ottawa Chautari on the occasion of 5 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nepalese Canadian Association of Ottawa (NCAO), which also coincides with Nepali New Year (2063) celebration. NCAO now enters into the fifth year of its establishment. It has been a matter of pride for all of us to see NCAO as a vibrant community association. th

In the past one year, NCAO provided continuity to most of the on-going events and activities namely summer picnic, Dashain celebration, New Years celebrations, Nepali language classes, children’s outings (Tulip Festival, and Winterlude) and so on. In addition, NCAO volunteers contributed to some new activities such as Nepali art and crafts exhibition in the Tulip Festival - International Friendship Village. Similarly, youth artists of NCAO presented an excellent dance in Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society’s Gala Concert. Another remarkable event was an open stage cultural program and fund raising activities during the annual summer picnic to benefit the Ottawa Food Bank. Yet, initiation of a weekly soccer training program with financial support from the Bell Community Sports Fund has been one of the most attractive programs. A friendly soccer tournament between the Nepalese youths of Toronto vs. Ottawa was also a memorable event . As you know, the term of the Executive Board of NCAO is coming to an end, and we look forward to handing over the responsibilities to a new and energetic Executive Board. We are proud to share our feelings that the organization is running smoothly due to excellent contribution from our members. However, we strongly feel that to make the organization more dynamic and vibrant, volunteerism should be boosted further. We, as an out-going board, would like to request for your continuous support and encourage you to join the board with new ideas, spirits and commitments. At this opportunity, we would like to appreciate the inspiration, guidance and cooperation that we received from the former executive board members. We would also like to thank all community members for your trust you bestowed upon us, and for your unconditional support and contributions during the past one year. On behalf of NCAO, we wish you all a very happy and prosperous Nepali New Year 2063. We hope the New Year will bring a settlement to the ongoing crisis in Nepal with lasting peace, stability and prosperity.


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NCAO’s Activities NCAO performed various social, cultural and educational activities and made significant accomplishments during the last six months, which are highlighted as below:

show. The event was well attended by Nepali community and friends of Nepal. A cultural show featured by Nepali children was the main attraction of the evening. At the beginning of the show, eight year old Supriya KC performed a solo dance on a Nepali folk number “Meri Sani Mitini.” A Nepali-English parody song by Saugat and Swagat Ghimire was very entertaining. Next was the turn for enthusiasts Rasana Sherchan, Geeta Thapa and Grishma Thapa to choreograph their dances in Hindi songs. Then came stage songs and raps from Devashish Subba, Milan Nepali, Kailash Subedi and Suagat Ghimire. Ahead of everybody in their thinking, Kailash Subedi, Sushma Dhakal, Saugat Ghimire, Swagat Ghimire, Fidel Sherchan, Vision Paudyal, Srijan Paudyal, Prayush Sharma, and Beatrice Rana played “Bhailo” which reminded us the upcoming festival “Dipawali”. A Nepali solo dance “Choli Ramro Palpali Dhaka Ko” performed by very young but quite energetic Rupsi Kaushik got praise from the audience. As closing, a group of nine girls performed a beautiful dance on a Hindi song “Jamboola” which attracted nonstopped clapping.

Dashain Mahotsav 2005


the greatest festival of Nepalese people, symbolizes victory of good over evil. It has social, economic, religious, and cultural significance in the Nepalese society. No mater where we live, the festival is a mean to bring family members, friends and relatives together. People living away from home, who are not able to join their families, keep the tradition of celebrating Dashain wherever they are. Nepalese living in Ottawa are no exception. Along the spirit of our tradition, NCAO organized a grand Dashain party on October 22, 2005 in Ottawa. We celebrated the festival with greatest enthusiasm enjoying delicious food, companionship and a Nepali cultural show filled with dance and music.

Group of children playing “Bhailo”

The program started at the Centre Francophone de Vanier with a Nepalese dinner party followed by a variety of cultural

Girls performing a group dance on “Jamboola”


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The program will be continued this year as well. We invite you all to join this program and make it more fruitful and entertaining.

At the end of the cultural program, token gifts were provided to all participants of the cultural program, and children. Volunteers who contributed in various activities of NCAO were also appreciated. Overall, the function was a wonderful event to bring all Nepalese together. In addition, the gracious presence of our two senior ladies Til Kumari Subedi and Chan Maya Bastola, who were visiting their families in Ottawa, added the value of this year’s Dashain celebration.

Winterlude 2006

Winterlude activities are organized annually by the National Capital Commission, of which, skating in the Rideau Canal is one of the attractions. To share the fun of this event, NCAO also organized an outing in Dow’s Lake area on February 11, 2006. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for the outdoor winter activities. Around 45 community members, mostly children and youths, participated in the event. Participants were eager to show their talents, either singly or in groups, and win the prize. Children and skilled ice-skaters enjoyed the day, whereas new learners also tried their luck with skates, and often tasted the bitter-sweet fall on the slippery ice. At the end, everyone enjoyed the hot pizza, courtesy of NCAO.

Soccer Training

The soccer training program funded by Bell Community Sports Fund Grant for the community children continued until early November 2005. Majority of NCAO children, youths and adults actively participated in the weekly soccer training. Community volunteers actively provided training to youths and children to play the game and learn the basic skills of soccer. The weekly soccer event became a focal point to bring all community members together in one spot and foster effective interactions. Regular outdoor training activities made children more active, supportive and competitive. More important, this program has encouraged both community children and adults to adopt more active lifestyle which is prerequisite for a healthy living. We are hopeful that the skills the children learn in such training could be useful for them to progress further in their sports activities both within and outside of school environment. As required by the sponsor, an interim report for the grant was submitted in December 2005, and the remaining 25% of the grant (i.e. $1250) has been received by the Association.

NCAO’s participants of the Winterlude 2006


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Nepali School

As a special event, on March 25, 2006 a quiz contest was organized in the Nepali language school amidst the presence of parents and community members. Children enjoyed the event, and parents were excited to see their children’s general knowledge abilities. At the end of the program, prizes were distributed to all teams. NCAO extends its sincere thanks to teachers Suren Upreti and Leela Sharma for their devotion in the school activities.

NCAO started Nepali language school soon after its formation in 2002. Since then, the school is running smoothly every year with new activities and accomplishments. For the academic year 2005-2006, seventeen children are enrolled, and two teachers are engaged in teaching two classes at D. Roy Kennedy Public School. This schooling has provided children opportunities to learn Nepali language not only in class but also while they play and sit together.

NCAO provided financial support for Nepali language teachers to attend an in-service teachers training course organized by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB). Since Leela Sharma was unable to attend, Suren Upreti alone is participating in the training, and NCAO has sponsored the training fee of $130. The OCDSB has been instrumental from the very beginning for the school activity, and we express our sincere thanks for their support. NCAO is going to purchase Nepali language text books and teaching materials for the school with a fund of $200 available from the OCDSB.

Nepali Class- 2006: Students, teachers & volunteers

This year’s prime achievement was in generating interest of all families in school activities, irrespective of whether their children are in school or not. Parents and community volunteers have provided snacks to children every school day by rotation, and children had the opportunity to enjoy different taste every Saturday. The Board expresses its sincere gratitude to all who have contributed to the snack program. To assist the teachers and encourage their youngers, volunteers Grishma Thapa, Kailash Subedi, Kripa Dongol, Pranaya Kaushik, Rochana Kaushik and Romee Paudel have been contributing to the Nepali language school. They deserve special thanks for their dedication.

Asian Heritage Month Society

As a supporting organization for the Ottawa Asian Heritage Month Society (OAHMS), NCAO is going to present a documentary film on May 17, 2006 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Ottawa Main Library Auditorium. The documentary “Bheda Ko Oon Jasto” (translation: like wool of a sheep) is selected for the event. This film, directed by Kiran Krishna Shrestha, is one of the very popular documentary movies in Nepal, and had received a "Special Mention" award in the Film South Asia Festival 2003. This documentary is about a trip of the filmmaker to a remote village of Nepal in search of the folk song “Bhenda ko Oon Jasto”. In the 4

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Thanks also to Ben Wood for his excellent contributions in computer graphics.

story, the team manages to locate the village and is blissfully entertained when the villagers sing the song in the original version. What may have started out as a fun road trip turns out to be a special journey where the "artificial" distance between different classes, between rural and urban residents and between different genres of music begins to disappear. We encourage all members to book their calendar not to miss this important event.

Please visit our website: and learn more about our activities, forthcoming events (such as summer picnic and Food Drive) and much more.

This year, OAHMS is organizing 25 different events in the month of May to celebrate the Asian Heritage Month, in the national capital region. Please check the website for ( details, and enjoy the ones that you like. NCAO members keeping busy in summer Picnic and Food Drive 2005

New Year 2006


potluck dinner was organized at the Ottawa Citizen Hall on New Year Eve 2006. The dinner was followed by a music, dance and “Antachheri” (competition between two groups where the next group has to sing a song starting with the alphabet that ended the previous one). Everyone enjoyed the food and open floor dance welcoming the New Year’s arrival.

NCAO Website


the trend, information were regularly posted and updated at the NCAO website ( throughout the year. The contents of the information in site include news, events, announcements, photos, member’s suggestions and messages, and other useful information. NCAO would like to express its sincere gratitude to Anup Pradhanang, Pranav Dhoj Shah and Sailesh Agrawal for their continuous support in maintaining and upgrading NCAO website.

NCAO’s artists in a typical dress

Lobbying for Aid to Nepal


was unfortunate to learn that Nepal was not among the 25 priority countries identified by the Canadian Government in its new “foreign development aid policy”. To raise our concerns against this decision, NCAO approached the Ottawa Centre 5

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Member of Parliament (MP) Ed Broadbent, and was referred to NDP foreign affairs critic MP Alexa McDonough. A delegation visited her office and presented its views justifying the need to include Nepal among the priority development aid recipient countries. The delegation also discussed the political/human rights situation in Nepal, and requested Canadian government to play a proactive role to support peace and stability in Nepal.

Itemise details of income, expenditure and assets of NCAO can be obtained from its Treasurer.

New Comers NCAO would like to extend its warm welcome to the new members and wishes best of luck in their career path, health and prosperity while in Ottawa.

Areas for Improvement in Future

Navin Gautam, PhD. (Civil Engineering)

NCAO has always been fortunate in having active youth volunteers, but it would be better if they could take the leadership roles. Based on our experiences, one of the areas that NCAO could further focus seems to be to encourage youths for their proactive roles. Furthermore, there is also a possibility of mobilizing external funding, but a ground work on developing project proposals suited for the youths is vital. Involvement of youths in such activities will be useful for the community in the long run.

moved in Ottawa from Winnipeg and joined Stantec Consulting Ltd.

Yogendra Shakya, PhD. (Geography), moved to Ottawa from Toronto. He is a geographer but has keen interests in community activities, media and social services.

Alina Kharel came to Ottawa to join M.Sc. Pharmacy course at the University of Ottawa.


Financial Statement of NCAO the 2005/2006, NCAO served over 65 families and individual members. The brief financial report of the NCAO during the last one year period is summarized in table below.

General Shambhu Dhoj Shah (retd.) and Mrs Manju Shah, parents of Pranab Dhoj Shah, and Mr. Madan Shrestha and Mrs. Tara Shrestha, parents of Anita Shrestha are in Ottawa. We would like to welcome them in Ottawa and wish for their pleasant stay here.


Amount ($)

Income this year Expenditure this year Net saving this year Balance forward from previous year (2004/05) Account balance as of March 31, 2006

10,680.74 8,888.93 1,791.81 3,044.27



Ganga Dhar Tripathi, recently graduated with a Masters degree in Geo-Technical Engineering from the Carleton University. Congratulations! For his accomplishments.



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A True Friend

Children’s World (afn au}rf) The spring

"Osika Tripathi Grade 7

"Sony Subedi

Grade 6

Finally the days are here The days I was waiting for I really want to cheer Because winter just walked out of the door. After the snow melts, I can do a dozen things I can ride my bike And feel like I have wings This is what I am really going to like. Spring is neither cold nor hot That’s why I like it a lot I wish it was spring all the year around But no where in Canada it is found!

A true friend is hard to find Who is always in one’s mind, Bring peace hand to hand Who is one of the kind. A true friend is someone like you I thank god getting true Understanding me as well as you Believe me as I do I can’t think any one else like you. Knowing that I can trust true Whenever I feel alone scared or blue The only thing that makes my clue Perceived that you are true Now I feel safe with you.

Turfs in the lawn get green Everywhere we see beautiful scene The plants will sprout and grow Since, there will be no more snow.

I found a true friend, I found a treasure This treasure means a lot to me Because it taught me a lot Like: once you lose the magic Of friendship, it is lost forever.

YES, it is spring And all these happy moments it will bring!

My Two Jokes An American Indian, while visiting India, tells his friends about The marriage systems in America: The American Indian says “US mein shadi E-mail se hi hoti hai”, then his Indian fellow says” India mein to shadi fe-male se hoti hai” A guy named HAWALDAR went to a party with his wife, son and daughter. He then introduced his family members to his friends saying: “I am HAWALRDAR, this is my wife HAWALDARNI; he is my KID, and she is my KIDNEY..”!! 7

Prayus Sharma Lohani Grade 3

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In a month, Isabella’s parents came back from vacation. When Isabella’s parent saw her they did not recognized. Isabella said, “Hi mom Hi dad”. They said “Isabella, that’s you. You look so pretty. You don’t smell bad, and you washed your clothes”. Isabella said “Thanks Laura, you are the best”.

“I am so prettier than you” said Isabella. Laura didn’t want to hurt Isabella’s feelings but Isabella was ugly. Isabella was 10 years old. She was fat, and wore "Nishika Tripathi Grade 4 dirty clothes; she never washed her clothes, never combed her hair and never took a bath. Her parents were rich; she had a Manson and a limo. She had 9 rooms for herself: one kitchen, a living room, bed room and so on. She threw everything everywhere in her room. She had everything she wanted but she wanted more and more.

Isabella and Laura went to camp. Laura said “Sorry, I couldn’t go shopping today. Did you bring marshmallows?” Isabella said “Oh Darn! I forgot, I am so sorry. Do you want to go shopping? I did have to buy something else? Don’t worry it’s not skirts; I have to buy pants and shorts for camping”. Laura quickly added, “Me too, I have to buy those things. And, we have to buy tents and marshmallows; we aren’t even ready for the camp”. “It’s already 12:45; our moms and dads asked to meet them at 1; let’s go”! They ran as fast as they could to the mall. They bought tents, marshmallows, pants, and shorts. It was 12:59. They met with their parents and they were having an awesome vacation.

Laura asked “do you want to come to my house for until your dad and mom come back from vacations”? “Sure, we can put some makeover on us”, replied Isabella. When they were walking to Laura’s house, Laura asked “Can I tell you something?” “Go ahead”, said Isabella. “It may hurt you but you are not that pretty because you never brush your hair, take a bath, clean your clothe. Those are the things you need to look pretty, beautiful, and nice. Are you going to cry? I am sorry,” said Laura.

Frustration with a Lawyer! A guy phones a Law Office and asks “Can I speak to my lawyer?” The receptionist replies, “I am sorry, but he died last week!” The next day, he called again and asked the same question. The receptionist again replied “As I told you yesterday, he died last week” The guy called to the office again for the third time. The receptionist was little bit annoyed and says, “ I kept on telling you that your lawyer died last week, why are you calling again and again? The guy with laughter says, “Because I just love to hear this news”!

“Thanks for telling me how ugly I look”. Do you mind me using your bathtub, your brush and clothes while I clean mine?” asked Isabella. “Sure whatever you need, don’t ask me just use them” Laura replied. When they arrived at Laura’s house, Isabella ran to Laura’s bathtub and took a bath, cleaned her cloths, and combed her hair. She looked prettier, now she just needed to lose some weight. Every morning Laura and Isabella exercised. From now, Isabella looked way prettier than Laura.

Collected by Prayatna Sharma Lohani Grade 7


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My Trip to MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre



7 March 2006, I went camping at MacSkimming with my class. MacSkimming is an outdoor education centre run by the Ottawa Carleton District School Board. It is located at 3635 Highway 17, Cumberland, which is about "Saugat Ghimire 30 minutes driving from Grade 7 Ottawa. This centre provides both curriculum based and adventure programs.

and enjoyed chatting with friends. Later in the evening, we told riddles, sang songs and even told jokes. One of my favourite songs that we sang was “I am Cow”. This song was taken from the band “the Arrogant Worms”. The reason I liked it was because it is funny and educational. It tells about the effects cows can have on our environment. This is how it goes: I am cow hear me moo I weigh twice as much as you And I look good on the barbecue Yogurt, curd, cream cheese, and butter made from liquid from my udder I am cow, I am cow, hear me moo! I am cow, eating grass methane gas comes out my ass and out my muzzle when I belch O the ozone layer is thinner from the outcome of my dinner I am cow, I am cow, I've got gas

We went there to learn about the ancient fur trade and the importance of environmental protection. We played special games to learn about these things. We learnt the hardship associated with the portage, i.e. carrying of boats and the luggage across land from one waterway to another, in the routes used by the ancient fur traders in Canada. We practised this by carrying two heavy boxes, a big iron cauldron, an animal’s fur and five or six baskets around the campfire area. We also played the “Fur Trade” game. Students were divided into six groups. Each group had a few but different items at the beginning of the play, and was supposed to trade it with fur. Then each group visited the first nation’s villages and traded the items they wanted for fur. In doing so, we leant about the common items that the natives were interested in to trade with the fur.

I am cow, here I stand far and wide upon this land and I am living everywhere from B.C. to Newfoundland You can squeeze my teats by hand I am cow, I am cow, I am cow! We slept in the wooden cabins. The next morning, we went hiking. We identified different animals such as hare, deer, grouse, squirrels, and their footprints. We also played Predator-Prey game to learn how animals live in the wilds. We all pretended to be a type of animal. The game involved chasing other animals, and finding food, water and a mate. We also learnt how preys hide from the predators to survive and how predators find prey in the wild. I wish we could have played it for the whole day. Sadly, in the 2nd afternoon, we had to leave for home. The trip was very much fun. I really liked educational facilities at Mac Skimming and would like to go there again.

After the Fur Trade game, we visited the beautiful woods. We even saw buckets in the maple trees. They were there to collect sap for maple syrup. There was a cabin with electricity and running water where we ate a delicious dinner 9

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The next day, they went to school to take John’s camera. John and his friends went John’s home. John took his camera and looked at the video. They saw five ghosts were saying, “If they got back again we will catch and eat”. “Oh! My god, they are going to eat us”, cried Michael. “It was your entire fault,” cried John. “Still we are not caught and I don’t ever want to get caught. However, I am still wondering if these were Ghost, how they would catch us even they do not have hands or legs. “We should go to school tonight to find out”, said Argon again.

Once, there was a primary school in a small town. Three students John, Michael and Argon were studying at grade five in that school. Everyone used to say “the school is haunted” but these three students never believed on that saying. They wanted to find out the truth.

Shreejan Paudel Grade 5

When they went to the school on Saturday night again, they saw five shadows. John whispered,” I knew this was not good idea”. “Shsss” said Michael. A ghost having four hands and five legs saw them and took them in his home. There was a warning at the door saying, “Stay away from my home… My Sweet Home” Ghosts were dancing, singing and saying, “we are finely going to have children in our dinner; yummy children”. John felt like something does not make sense. He was trying hard to remember the thing that was bothering him. He closed his eyes and heard some one saying, “Wake up John...Wake up”. John said, “Was it just a dream”?

One Friday, when school was over, John phoned Michael and Argon. They all agreed to explore the school. They all thought, it would be best if they could go to school at nighttime when no one is around. John grabbed his video camera and three game boys. They arrived at the school at 11:30 pm. John gave game boy to each of his friends. They decided to play the game until the ghost arrives at the school. After half an hour, at almost midnight, Michael heard some noise coming from the Principle’s Office. After a while, his friends also heard the same noise. Argon was taller then his friends, so he saw some shadows in the office. They went inside the office and saw people floating on the floor, wall and ceiling. Argon was scared but he pretend to sound like brave. “Follow the shadow,” he said. “What are you talking about, are you going crazy? It’s a gh…gh…ghhhhost, for god sake”, said John. “Yeaaa” Michael added. Argon was already following one of the shadows. Michael and John followed him too. The person stopped and looked directly at them. He had bright face and covered with a dark brown and black rob, but no legs and hands. They got afraid. They ran as fast as they could. John dropped the video camera, which clicked on as it hit the floor.

Join Your Children to Nepali School Despite staying away from Nepal, our children will not totally forget our language and culture. There is a perfect opportunity for our children to learn Nepali language and culture in Ottawa. The registration for Nepali Language class is open throughout the year. There is a 10 dollar annual enrollment fee for the international language program.


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Youth Chapter (o'af ;+;f/)

United proved to be the difference, as they scored a decisive victory. Regardless, NCAO players were encouraged with their performance considering they did not have an opportunity to practice. Currently, plans are underway to hold weekly practices in preparation for next year’s “Battle of Ontario”. In the near future, as the NCAO players gain experience and mature, matches between the two cities promises to be highly competitive. Both sides have agreed to try to hold this event annually.

Battle of Ontario

Saturday March 11, 2006 was an exciting day for Nepalese residing in Ottawa. Anticipation was at an all time high as the “Battle of Ontario” was about to begin at the superdome in Gloucester. "Sudeep Acharya Parents, siblings and friends watched on as the FC Nepal United soccer team from Toronto and the NCAO players from Ottawa took to the field to kick off a friendly soccer match between the two cities. The possibility of such an event was initially envisioned in early February. Members of FC United were eager to visit the Nation’s capital and hone their skills in preparation for the upcoming ANA (The Association of Nepalese in the Americas) soccer tournament. At first, the lines of communication opened slowly. However, as February drew to a close, several Ottawa youths garnered interest and began entertaining the idea. Pressed by the time limit, the youths scrambled to organize their ideas and prepared a proposal that was presented to the NCAO board members. Despite the short notice, the Board, impressed with the initiative taken by the youths, agreed to support the event morally and financially. Based on the ideas generated at the board meeting, arrangements for accommodations, potluck and possible fund-raising tactics were finalized shortly thereafter.

Players from Toronto (red) and Ottawa (blue)

Aside from the game itself, the biggest accomplishment is perhaps the success of the event. From fundraising, youths recovered $184.00 to partially repay the generous funding provided by the NCAO. In addition, following the game, players and family members enjoyed a potluck and a sing along at the Ottawa Citizen Hall. A great time was had by all as members of FC United and residents of Ottawa joined in unison to sing and dance to a wide range of Nepali songs. The organizing youths would like to thank the spectators and the volunteers who ensured the success of the event. Special thanks to those who prepared a dish for the potluck and entertained the crowd with their artistic skills. Lastly, we are thankful to members of FC United for traveling to Ottawa and making the event possible.

On the day of the event, approximately 60 Nepalese gathered at the Superdome to encourage members of both teams. Spectators were not disappointed as both teams showcased their talents and creativity. In the end, the team chemistry and strength of FC 11

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Lost between the MegaHertzes


song……... For a bunch of us, far away from home, it was like after all the path we traveled to go back home, a neighbor was welcoming us back into our own home. We came here in search of the wisdom between the pages, but lost our homeland between the MegaHertzes in the radio display.

"Pranav D. Shah

bunch of Nepalese students, we were; left home to pursue study in a neighboring country. New place, new friends and new culture, it was a whole new experience. Shall we call it mingling or getting lost between the motley of backgrounds, but we quickly became a part of the melting pot. Though we found a home away from home, we would crave for a gust of cold breeze from our homeland, in this humid and torrid weather. Thus, we would gather every weekend to sing, talk, dance and celebrate our compatriotism. Back home, we would prefer English, Hindi songs to Nepali songs, but here we were searching for our folklores to refresh us after the plethora of Hindi, Bengali songs we heard from our friends’ speakers with ever-evolving wattage. We liked those songs but wanted to hear and find ourselves in our Nepali tunes.

Dreaming of Terai "Poonam Duwadi

All is at a slow pace- an afternoon in the terai

(Southern Nepal). I can smell the overwhelmingly sweet scent of mangoes, the fresh cucumber and mint. I can hear the buzz of the insects, a distant dog, the constant lull of the fans and an occasional grunt like sound…ah yes, my grand fathers’ snore! The hot summer days are here in the terai and so is the unofficial siesta. By noon, the scorching sun heats the flat land, turning it into one giant mud oven. Every living being heads for shelter or shade. The lone shepard and his herd take refuge under the large Peepal tree and so do the travelers. While they catch up on the local gossip, the bulls get to catch a breath and gnaw on the grass. The canal comes to life with washer women, children and cattle. All in the cool water for a splash, swim and a wash.

And bingo! We thought of the Radio Nepal. We could daily get a live taste of our sweet Nepali songs. Thus, we would turn the knob of the radio as if we were the explorers trying to search for our lost homeland in the ocean of the static interferences and the knob would be a compass. Days became week and weeks became month, we were still lost in the radio voyage, we couldn’t tune to Radio Nepal. Maybe, we were simply too far away from our home and didn’t find our way back.

I see a group of children in the mango grove, each armed with catapults. I look closer and see, one of them is me. Tucked in my pocket is a paste of chilies and salt. This afternoon, these kids have crept out of their homes to pluck some unripe mangoes, while their parents are asleep.

Finally, one day, thanks to the clear sky and our self-made antenna system, we heard our country. The signal was bleak but we heard the familiar advertisement jingle in Nepali. We jumped with elation, as if we have found the land and as if the jingle was a chirping seagull welcoming us. The jingle stopped and suddenly we lost the chirping bird. A song was being played in the Radio Nepal, a Hindi

“Unripe mangoes can get you sick, Poornima!” I hear my mother say but I push her voice out of my mind and pull the catapult, aim at the fruit …THUD….THUD…THUD…the mangoes 12

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fall down and we run to collect them. I hear an approaching dog bark loud, I am really frightened now and then, I hear a cry…a cry of a baby….I got awoken by the cry …Valmik, my 8 month old is crying and I find myself in the hot humid summer of Ottawa. Far, far away from the terai!!

tradition, it makes a lot of sense in terms of the environment that our ancestors had. Now, that the environment has changed, but most of it still applies. Our early ancestors did the things that made a real sense, but they didn’t know the scientific reasons behind it yet knowing the logical reason.

“Modern Technology ”

Once my grandmother requested me not to cut my nails in the house especially at night, saying as it was a sign of bad luck. It didn’t make a pint-sized sense to me, but I followed it just for the sake of getting rid of bad luck. Now being an older person, I realize what my grandmother said was very rational. It was sensible enough not to cut nails inside the house in dark when there was no electricity. The story is not only about electricity, but there are other reasons that have bad impact upon cutting nails inside the house. I will leave that up to you to think. I am not saying that my grandmother created it, but it was passed on to her, like it was being passed to me.


"Kanchan Gautam-Paudyal

modern societies, people are easily influenced by high tech product, leading to downsizing of ancient equipment starting from household appliance to office equipment. Modern technology has made our life easier. I know, it is a cliché statement. Luxurious life makes people think that they are the most intelligent creatures in this world, not to mention their selfishness. They forget where they originally came from. People have an intuition that following older tradition will distraught them. They are less devoted to preserving our heritage.

Modern people think that only things that are sensed through five-senses are real. But that is not complete meaning for everything that exists in this world. For instance, you cannot see, feel, smell, taste and hear mind. So, in terms of modern definition, the mind doesn’t exist in this world. Is that true?

People are trying to put the older tradition into a trash bin. They do not realize that what we call “computer” today was not invented with all the functions that are available nowadays. It needed greater brain to invent a computer than just to add functions. So, what I’m trying to imply is that the person who invented computer is to be credited the most, as he is the main foundation on that channel. He/she was the one, who vastly changed the path of our lives. Likewise, our tradition shouldn’t be forgotten. It was not just stated by one person; the culture came from experience of our degenerated great grand parents. The traditional culture has scientific reasons even though our forefathers were not much into science. If we delve deeply into the

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NCAO Annual Picnic & Food Drive

Join us Saturday, July 8, 2006 At Andrew Haydon Park, (Rain date July 15th) A day filled with scrumptious food, lively games and first-rate entertainment. If last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAO Summer Picnic and Food Drive was any indication, the people of Ottawa know how to have a good time and how to give back to their community. In 2005, the food drive raised more than $2,500 worth of cash and non-perishable food for the Ottawa Food Bank. With your help we can make 2006 even more successful. For volunteering opportunities, please contact one the NCAO Board Members o Pawan Agrawal at 823-0488 or

Give! Laugh and Rejoice!

A group photograph of the 2005 Food Drive in Ottawa


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