“In the end, that’s what this election is about. Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?” – Barack Obama “In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.” […]

Funny Political Quotes #ElectionDay #LocalElection #NEPAL

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. – Edward Langley, Artist If his IQ slips any lower, we’ll have to water him twice a day. – Molly Ivins, on a Texas politician All politics is loco. – Howard Ogden I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make […]



We were back from the wonderful hike to Kalinchwok temple the night before. It was almost 11 PM when we reached Sunil’s room in New Baneshwor and stayed there. We were to head towards Pokhara early next morning on Bike for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Packing was still remaining means there were no […]

Exploring Eastern Nepal #Photos #PLog #Biratnagar #Dharan #Dhankuta

Exploring Eastern Nepal #Photos #PLog #Biratnagar #Dharan #Dhankuta

We left for Biratnagar traveling in some portion of Mechi Highway then East West Highway and began further tour. There are many legends surrounding this temple. According to one legend, a Kiranti hunter Budha Subba and his sister Subbini used to play and hunt on the hill with a slingshot. One day, they accidentally hit […]


Saroj Pandey _ Frozen Gosainkunda Lake

Exploring Eastern Nepal #Jhapa #Ilam #Panchthar #Taplejung #Pathibhara

Exploring Eastern Nepal #Jhapa #Ilam #Panchthar #Taplejung #Pathibhara

Mechi zone of far eastern Nepal comprises of four districts; namely Ilam, Jhapa, Panchthar and Taplejung. Among them, Jhapa is in the Terai, Ilam and Panchthar is in the hilly region and Taplejung is mountainous. Kanyam, Shree Antu, Kanchenjunga region, Pathibhara Temple etc. are major attractions of those areas. Pathibhara Devi locally known as Mukkumlung […]

Happy New Year 2017

Saroj Pandey _ 2017 _ Travel

Fluent in silence…

Saroj Pandey

If you are tired to speak, sit next to me, because I too, am fluent in silence… #RA

International Mountain Day #December11

“Mountain Cultures: Celebrating diversity and strengthening identity”

This year, the celebration of Mountain Day aims to highlight Mountain Cultures. Mountains host communities with ancient cultures and traditions, and are places of religious worship, pilgrimage and rituals all over the world. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often traditional lifestyles that determine the way people make a living and subsist.

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Mountains are also the sources of springs and rivers and have been revered as the home of deities throughout history. A large proportion of the world’s minority populations live in mountain areas. Isolation, created by the rugged topographic barriers, has helped create and maintain many diverse cultures relatively intact. Unfortunately, the stability of mountain populations, each with different values and belief systems, is threatened by migration, urbanization and conflict.

Mountain peoples have long held vital roles in the management of their ecosystems. Over the centuries, they have developed remarkable land-use systems, climate change adaptation approaches, traditional diets and mountain products that are unique and rich in globally significant biodiversity.

Often grounded in a deep connection with the land, mountain communities’ worldviews guide them in their agricultural activities and care of the environment and natural resources. Furthermore, mountains and mountain-protected areas are places of spiritual solace, inspiration, recreation and relaxation. The impacts of tourism on culture and identity in the mountains can bring both possibilities and challenges. Community-based mountain tourism can ensure a more equitable distribution of income, help maintain local cultures and knowledge, reduce out-migration and provide incentives for the protection of mountain ecosystems, their goods and services.


“Once you have traveled… … … ” #Travel #Nepal #Beautiful #OnceIsNeverEnough

Saroj Pandey

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” ― Pat Conroy

WHAT IS A SUPER-MOON? #SuperMoon #Nepal

– By Anuj Ghimire (ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED HERE) “Do not swear by the moon, for she changes constantly, then your love would also change.”  ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet And surely it does. We gaze upon the night sky and see the ever changing moon. We even have various religious and cultural attachment to the […]

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