Thursday, May 7, 2015

Nepal Earthquake leaves thousands of girls and women vulnerable to human sex traffickers

Thousands of girls and women who have survived the quake are now facing the another threat from human traffickers. Tens of thousands of girls are now being targeted and human traffickers are trying to lure the victim to brothels mostly in India.

Increasing trend of more Nepalese girls being lured to dance on bar and work as prostitute in Africa

According to UN and local NGOs, around 12000 to 15000 girls are trafficked each year and taken overseas to India, South Korea and as far as to South Africa as well.

One of the local health workers Rashmita Shashtra quotes " 'People here are now desperate and will take any chance. "

'There are spotters in the villages who convince family members and local brokers who do the deal. We know who they are.'

Last month’s quake killed more than 3,000 people in Sindhupalchok, and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Jason Burke, from the newspaper, also spoke to a woman called Sita, 20, who told how she was abducted from her home in Sindhupalchok, a village near Kathmandu last year.

She said she was forced to have unprotected sex with up to 30 a day, every day, for a year at a brothel in India.

She was rescued last year, was taken by an uncle “for a job” in India. Her parents, who are subsistence farmers and illiterate, believed assurances she would have a good job and be able to send back her wages.

The uncle who abducted Sita was murdered by a contract killer. Her parents remain unaware of exactly what happened to her, though her brothers have found out. They have now disowned her. Victims of sexual violence are frequently ostracised in south Asia, where they are seen as having brought shame on their community.

Sita lives in a secret shelter run by Shakti Samuha. She does not know what has happened to her parents in the earthquake. For many days, communications to her remote village were cut. When she managed to get a line through to a brother, he refused to acknowledge her. “He said he had no sister and I had called a wrong number,” Sita said.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Ram Bahadur Bomjon aka Buddha Boy Pays Nrs150,000 for Chartered Helicopter

Ram Bahadur Bomjon aka Buddha Boy Pays Nrs 150,000 for Chartered Helicopter

Ram Bahadur Bomjon chartered a helicopter to reach Sindhupalchowk district on September 20th,2013.According to local news source, Ram Bahadur bomjon has been staying in cottage at Todke Bhir in Badegau VDC.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Human Skeleton

Human Skeleton

In Nepalese language  human skeleton is called ''kankal''.  The such item is not supposed to be kept at the residence of Nepalese people. However, when it is turned into a souvenir piece, it could be kept at the drawing room also as a rare show piece. But  it can  be seen at  the non Nepalese residence. Of course, it sounds funny to hear that even the human skeleton can be made as a souvenir pieces.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Legend Of Goddess Kumari

The Tradition of worshiping God and Goddesses has been existing from the early Human civilization. Throughout the world, People have been worshiping both Divine Mortal God and Divine Spiritual God. Similarly, even today, in some part of the world, People have been worshiping Living god. As such practice comes from Nepal and India where there exist tradition of worshiping young pre-pubescent girls called “Kumari”. The word Kumari derives from Sanskrit word meaning “ Virgin “ which only includes unmarried young girls in Nepal and India. Kumari is name given to young Virgin Girl who is considered to be the God where Hindu Mythological Goddess Durga resides.

A young Nepalese girl dressed as a Kumari - or living goddess - looks on during a mass worship on Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The Sadhus (Holymen)

A group of Sadhus taking rest. 
The Sadhus (holymen or godmen)  are respected for their status of holiness in Nepal and India. A large number of Indian Sadhus visit Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, to pay homage  to Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath temple especially on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivaratri day (the great night of Lord Shiva).

An elderly Sadhu displays his about 12 ft long jata (thick hair locks).

During the Mahashivaratri day the Sadhus are treated as guests and  provided with free of cost foods, marijuana, hemp, fuel wood for the Dhuni (ritual altar fire )  and shelter in and around Pashupatinath temple premises. The visiting Sadhus are taken care of by the Nepalese authorities concerned . After the Mahashivaratri day  they are sent off with  some money for covering the travel expenses to reach their destination in India.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

An Untold Tale of Gurkhas

"If a Man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is Gurkha."


Gurkha are originally from Nepal, who are enlisted in British army.The Name "Gurkhas" originated during Gurkha war(1814-1816) when British were defeated and impressed with the Gorkhali soldiers who at that time only fought with khukuri ( Long Knives ) but still managed to defeat highly trained and advanced British soldiers.

Gurkhas then and now are still widely known for their Loyalty, Physical strength,  orderliness, courage, self sufficiency, endurance to fight persistently in the battle field with military strength, tenacity  and resilience.In the past, it was tradition and as well as honor  for Gurkhas to return from battle with his khukuri tasted the Blood of an enemy and if that's  not the case then the owner of the khukuri must cut himself before returning to the camp.However,fortunately its not the case now.The Gurkhas are identified by Victorians as the"Martial Race" possessing masculine quality for strength and toughness.

Photo : Gurkhas posing with their trademark weapon "Khukuri"
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