Nepal is a multi cultural, multi lingual, multi ethnic and multi religious country. People from different groups and races unite together. People celebrate many festivals here. Teej is one of them.

Teej is a festival celebrated by Hindus mostly. It is celebrated in the month of Bhadra. During this festival, people like to create programs. Some people celebrate at homes and some go to the programs.The festival brings people from different places, castes and religions to have fun, dance and share feelings without differentiating.The festival brings family members closer, strengthens the bonds, etc during this festival. In Teej , a lot of songs especially traditional lok dohoris are omade. Most women’s even like to keep fasts to pray for the well-being and happiness is them and their family members.They most likely are to go temples after fasts. Pashupatinath is a famous temple in Nepal. Teej brings lots of visitors to the temples, especially Pashupatinath. People like to wear nice clothes, have family gathering, eat good food ,talk to each other about wellbeing, dance, etc. During the festival. It brings fun and happiness for everyone. 

This year 2020 the corona virus break out has caused lots of harm.It has kept us locked in our houses. The festival is right around the corner but, no one is allowed to walk around freely.The songs have somehow been released and are still getting released. The programs are all canceled.The women won’t be able to go to the temples after their fasts. Family members away from houses will cause a bit of difference for the family gathering .This years Teej might not be the best one but we have to be happy. We have to respect our god for keeping us healthy, wealthy and happy. We should pray for everyone’s well being.                  


Father’s Day

Father, Mother and teacher are given the place of God in Hindu religion. Father is a teacher, protector and the Savior. Father’s Day is the day of paying respect once again to him.

Father’s Day is also known as Kuse Ausi or Pitri Tripani Ausi or Gokarne Ausi in Nepal. It is also commonly known as “Ba ko mukh herne din” where mukh herne din means to allow Someone as our relative or give respect or to recognize the achievement of someone. Kuse Ausi is on Bhadra Krishna Ausi where Ausi means no moon day.

When I was 5, my father went out of the country. So, after 5 I haven’t got to celebrate Father’s day.  Even though if I had celebrated before 5, I celebrated that day with my father without knowing the importance of it, without knowing the hardwork of my Dad. I just celebrated that day by knowing that day I will get to eat tasty sweets, foods, fruits, etc. It’s been more than 10 years that I have not got chance to celebrate Father’s Day with my Dad. 

It’s kind off sad to not have the opportunity of celebrating with your dad while others in the world are getting to experience their father’s day while having their father beside them. Each and every year on the day of father’s day I call my Dad to wish him.

I feel sad to see that my Dad is doing so much hardwork for his family. Seeing him getting old by doing hardwork for his family makes me sad because I can’t do anything for him. I am very lucky to have my Dad. He is a blessing in my life who always supports me and teaches me to do a lot of hard work. 

I just wish to celebrate my father’s day with him now and lastly happy father’s day to the father’s around the world. 

By- Shikha Thapa Magar

Online classes

       Online classes are a common words for us students now. Many other people also know about it.The quarantine ( corona virus lockdown ) has notified us about usefulness of online classes. It is an important thing for children to get education. It is important for mental, social, cultural and individual development . This quarantine has caused disturbances in school and work life. The process of getting knowledge, earning money, providing services, providing goods and foods, etc. is misbalanced. order to not ruin or waste children's time and learning age, the government decided to start online classes. The online classes are not really like people expected. It is very helpful inorder to not waste time. If the teachers abilities are good the classes, subjects and understanding will run pretty smoothly. The disadvantages are mainly due to technical issues. If internet is not available  then the classes won't be available for the students. The poor internet connections can cause disconnection from the call/class. Due to home stay the distractions, background noises, family members visiting the room frequently can cause disturbances as well.
  I am also a student and I also take online classes. I have also not got the most best experiences from my online classes. For me, my internet connections do not stay at the best condition every time. Even the teachers internet connections get lost or disturbed which causes them them to disconnect from the classes. Sometimes other technical issues occur such as : not being able to hear the host/teacher, not being able to see screen or share screen, etc. The teachers also face difficulty while starting classes. The timing of starting classes can be off. The time limit of classes can cause a bit of problem due to the teachers not being able to finish their topics.
The online classes or meetings have not only been useful for us but also for holding meetings between workers, teachers, etc. We should take this quarantine period to not only think about negative things caused by corona virus, but to think about ways of improving ourselves and utilizing our time to learn, explore even more. We should spend more quality time with our family members. Unlike other holidays we stay at our own houses and take more care of ourselves.