Saturday, May 30, 2020

Keshar Maya Jimi


‘A life full of struggle, hard work and a helping hand to a successful man’

It is a story of my grandmother Keshar Maya Jimi. 

In the village of Tamaphuk which was famously called ‘Dash Majhiya’ ( Land of ten landlords), there was a beautiful neighbourhood ‘Otema Tole’ ( Plain land). By it’s name, the village had large plain lands unlike other hills of Nepal. The village faced north to Mount Makaalu, which meant it was full of greenery and water resources.
The people depended on agriculture as their livelihoods. They produced grains like maize, barley, soybean, rice and mustard. The village was also famous for kitchen garden. They had broad mustard leaf, raddish, Chayote( Iskus)onion and chillies. The villagers used to produce garlic and mustard seeds for the cash crop and used to sell in the far market of Chainpur (biggest in the district).
 Some people opted for British Army and some people used to go to ‘Assam’ (Mostly to North East of India) for searching their fortunes.
Among these families, there was a family of Mr XXX who was the landlord of the village. He had two sons, but no trace of daughters. The youngest son’s name was Yamun Sing Lingkha who had two wives. When he was a child, he was married to a girl and that girl as a tradition remained in her ‘Maiti’( Parents home).As the time passed, the girl was expecting a child from different man while her stay in Maiti. The Maiti people wanted to give the responsibility to formal married husband to save their pride. But Yamun Sing Lingkha didn’t accept the baby so he had to face legal procedure to prove his innocence. He struggle his whole life in this matter but he couldn’t get justice at the end too.
The second wife was .......... He had four daughters and two sons with his second wife. The two sons died at an early age. The second wife died after giving birth to last son. Then he never got married. He provided his family by agriculture and he was also a good carpenter. He used to go to Chainpur for the carpentry work. The income source was good and so was his daily living. He had a large house and the design was like a house from the Chainpur. He had a large garden with a large pond near his house. The garden was full of flowers like scented roses, red flowers, pink flowers, night queen flowers. The aroma of the flowers spread day and night.
The large pond had it’s own story. Once, the village was caught with fire and the water from the pond was used to extinguish the fire. Similarly, a person was chased by the large murder hornet and he went beneath the water in the pond and saved his life.
He was a progressive man as he travelled to Kathmandu many times for this justice. It used to take one month to travel to Kathmandu from his village and a lot of resources like rice, clothing, utensils and men. In the village, the thatched roof need a lot of Khaar( material especially for roof). People had to go to dangerous cliffs to get it. But he had planted them in his land so that no accidents occur while getting it which was a rare sight. No people planted such thing in their agricultural land. 

Keshar Maya Jimi was the second daughter of Yamun Sing Lingkha. 
 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

लकडाउन

म : उहानमा लकडाउन खुलेछ ।
छोरा : हामी उहान जाम न त ।  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

दिनहरु

आज मिति १३ अगस्त  २०१९ ।
मेरो छोरा निवा  पनि सात बर्ष पुगेर आठ  लाग्यो । अहिले कक्षा २ मा पढ्दै छ ।मेरो जिन्दगी उसैको सेरोफेरोमा बितिरहेछ । उसलाई स्कुल लाने । पढाउने । नुहाउने । घुमाउने । आदी  कामहरु नै मुख्य काम हरु  हुन ।

 यसो सोच्दा लाग्छ जिन्दगी यतिकै कट्दो  रहेछ । फरक फरक अनुभब हरु मा । आफु केटा केटी हुँदाको अनुभब । बिद्यार्थी हुँदाको अनि कामकाजी हुँदाको र अहिले बच्छ हुर्काउदाको । सबै अनुभब हरु मा आफ्नो आफ्नो तितो मिठो कथा हुदो रहेछ । अहिले सम्झदा पुरानो अनुभब रमाइलो लाग्छ अनि फेरी पछी फेरी फर्केर हेर्दा अहिलेको अवस्था को मिस गर्न थालिदो रहेछ ।

सन्तानको माया पनि अचम्मको हुदो रहेछ । जती माया ख नाए पनि  नसकिने । एकोहोरो । कहिले काही डर लाग्छ । धेरै मायाको । अनि फेरी म आफैलाई सम्झन  पुग्छु । जिन्दगी चक्र रहेछ । घुमी रहने ।

Friday, September 7, 2018

छोरा र Barry


म : Barry आउदै छ हाम्रो घरमा।  उ संग english मा कुरा गर्नु पर्छ है। 
छोरा : उ पनि स्कूल जान्छ हो ? ( स्कूल मा english बोल्नु पर्ने भएकोले )
म : जादैन
छोरा : अनी   के गर्छ त ?
म :  ऊ घरमै बस्छ, बुढो  छ नि त। 
छोरा: म पनि बुढो  हुने !

Saturday, June 30, 2018

वर्ल्ड कप

फुच्चे केटा : उ त्या
उसको आमा : के
फुच्चे केटा : अर्जेन्टीनाकोभेस्ट
उसको आमा : हिड छिटो 


Becoming Farmer

Experience
The first thing I grew was bell chilli ( dalle khursani) in 2014. My mother sowed bell chillies seed during her visit to my work station in Charikot. As those seed grew day by day, the need of transplanting to another pot was necessary. So, I managed to collect some soil from the surrounding and planted those seedling. i used my vegetable waste for the plant nutrients. The chillies grew so well that I got good harvest. That little success encouraged me towards growing vegetables and always had a dream of planting other vegetables.

Plot
My mother had been growing vegetables in one ropani of land near our house at Swoyambhu. she planted asparagus,corns, garlic, turmeric, green leafy vegetables( rayo, tori, choisom etc) and beans. Before one year, she left for australia where my brothers live. so the responsibility of maintaining the land came to me. First, I was so worried as I had never been into growing veggies.

Basics
The only basic thing I knew for taking care of plants was that to remove unnecessary weeds. The important vegetable in that garden is asparagus. It is perennial plant so,  the weeds should be removed time and again. I couldn't take care of corns so they turned into yellow plants. I took care of strawberries so the harvesting was quiet good. My son's organic fruit supplement is fulfilled with strawberries. I was happy. I learned to harvest garlic. The three months went so quickly and mother returned back.

This year
This year, my mom went to australia again and for long time. the responsibility is for longer time. so i was worried and was determined to do something new in the garden. With the help of father, I managed to plant some cucumber, pumpkin, corn, snake beans, bitter brinjal (bihi). 

Time
I generally work 2 hours in the evening, mostly 5-7 pm. the temperature is good at that time. the weeding takes most of the time.

Google help
I was watching all the plants closely all the time. The cucumbers were one of them. Though the sapling sprout on the ground, the development was not good. the leaves of the cucumber plants were turning white. this was giving me a tension so i googled about problem. it said that the calcium deficiency is the cause behind it. so, I burnt some paper and newspaper to get some ashes which contain calcium, phosphorus and other minerals. I put the ashes on those cucumbers. suddenly, the next day the height of the plant grew tremendously.  I was so happy and dreamt of tiny cucumbers growing. After that i searched google for everything. like removing weeds, gardening tips etc.

The joy of becoming farmer moment
The cucumbers bloomed and the tiny cucumbers came to shape. one day, i was watching every node of the cucumbers so carefully and suddenly there it was' Eureka ! a medium size cucumber '. behind the leaves. I was so so happy. The happiness can't be defined in words. my first cucumber. after the full growth, i couldn't pick. the love for my cucumber restricted to pick. after some attempt, i had to pick as it was going to mature soon. But the memories of growing has remained so fresh in my mind and yes i have pictures for refreshing my memories.

Other vegetables

Asparagus:
 I pick 5-10 sticks every day.

Green leafy vegetables grows time to time. radish ( gante mula), latte, choisum, nettle (sisnu) are there which is enough for my family. 

tomatoes: they grew itself and are fruiting right now

snake beans are there and three harvest has been already done.

Bitter brinjal ( Bihi) are flowering and i hope to get a good harvest soon. there are almost about 20 plants in the garden.

strawberries: 8-10 fruits per day.

Ladies finger

Ground apples

Chillies




My first cucumber

First cucumber bloom
good harvest from the garden



Asparagus




choisom





gardening tools






ground apple





Friday, April 6, 2018

यस्तो पनि

स्थान : स्वयम्भु चोक
समय : दिउँसो को  साढे तिन देखि सवा चार सम्म

घट्ना १
सिम सिम पानी परिरहेको छ।  छाता  ओडेर म छोराको स्कूल बस कुरिरहेको छु।  त्यसै बेला एक पाको महिला छिटो छिटो आइपुग्छीन।  छाता नभएकोले छिटो छिटो गाडी चड्न खोज्छिन।  तर उनको गन्तब्यको गाडी आउँदैन। सायद नेपाली भाषा आउँदैन उनलाई त्यसैले गलत गाडी मा चढ्दै  वोर्लिदै गर्छिन। 
 म उनको नजिक जान्छु अनि  छाता शेयर गर्छु।  उनको गाडी आउंछ  अनि मतिर हेर्दै मुस्कुराउँदै जान्छिन। 

घट्ना २
एउटा स्कूल बस आउँछ।  एउटा सानी नानी ८ -१० वर्षा को गाड़ी बाट वोर्लिनछिन।  पारी पट्टी उनको आमा ब्यापारमा ब्यस्त होला।  एता बाट त्यो नानी ले बोलाएको सुन्दिनन।  म बाटो काटन मदद गर्छु।  उ कुदेर आमाको मा जान्छे। 

घट्ना ३
एउटा छुर्पी बेच्ने महिला छुर्पी बेच्दै आउँछिन। म छुर्पी किनेर छुर्पी खाँदै छोरा को बस कुर्छु।