Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label culture. Show all posts

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Rice culture: Where did it start, how did it spread around the world?

Rice culture: Where did it start, how did it spread around the world?

Rice in the morning, rice in the evening. How old is the history of rice made from rice and rice made from rice? Or how long has it been since Nepalis started satisfying their hunger with this rice? Most of the food of Nepalis is not possible without rice. Not only food but also our religious activities need rice. Is rice given so much importance only in Nepal? How did it originate and spread?

Monday, May 18, 2020

What is the drug culture like in Nepal?

Buying drugs in Kathmandu was legal in the 1960s ... walking the streets today and you still think it is.
After dark, anyone visiting the Tamale tourist area of ​​Kathmandu can see lonely crooked men, who brush close to your face and utter loud words - ... hashish ... smoke, do you want it?
Once a free hiding place for legal smoking of marijuana, marijuana, opium and other recreational drugs, Nepal's drip scene is the subject of a hippie hangout myth. But sellers, buyers and smugglers still have plenty here. Unfortunately, there are also hardcore drugs such as heroin, cocaine and amphetamine. For better or worse, it is still very easy to obtain drugs in Nepal. There is a dangerous path that Nepal tourists follow to buy drugs in more than one way. Hashish smoking is legal on Shivaratri in Nepal… but only thenDrinking hashish during Shivaratri in Nepal is legal… but only for one day!

Why Kathmandu Is Easy To Get Drugs In Nepal?
Nepal is not the product of drugs per second. Yes, in some "remote" villages you can find the odd crop of plants with green leaves. Hashish smoking is legal for the day during the Shivaratri festival. Shiva is the god of all the gods who enjoy strange smoke now and then. The original cause of easy access in Nepal is twofold. Due to the country's geographical proximity, the Golden Crescent - Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. Add frequent flights to Thailand and India with a large porous land border with northern India.
Then in the 1970s, with the US and Nepal banned drug trafficking, the US banned drug trafficking in Nepal, claiming that some were involved in the monarchy.
The Eden Hash Center is where the hash is legally sold. The little street south of Kathmandu Durbar Square, called Freak Street, is much more vibrant than it is today. Once there are direct buses from the airport to Freak Street and the hippie-filled borders are seeking their own legal fog! Yes, the state-run hash shops in Nepal were one of the major tourist attractions in the 1960s. Today, Freak Street is a remodeled "un-attraction" for hippies and tourists. Now when the old hippies roam Old Nepal, they walk on Freak Street. Sometimes "designers" try to see that they belong to the same stock, iding and avoiding hippies.

When US President Richard Nixon signed the new King of Nepal in 1973, there was a round of traditional hippies on Frick Street to ban marijuana. The '60s hippie tourism was quickly replaced by the more respected business of trekking and cultural tourism. From rocky hippies to the global heroin business. In the 70s and 80s, the heroin business became a major source of income for the elite in Nepal. One of the dead of brown sugar heroin was the Crown Prince, who was sent to rehabilitation in Switzerland. Meanwhile, in 1984, the Nepali soccer team was detained in 150kg of pure heroin lex. At the SAARC meeting, an American delegation bought two kilos of pure heroin and put it on Nepali police chiefs' table before threatening to cut off all aid to Nepal.
In 1990, King Birendra restored multi-party democracy in Nepal. Along with military and trade agreements with Pakistan. A group of democratic ruling parties suddenly grew and Nepal was a heroin hub. In the aftermath of the imperial deaths, Time magazine's article referred to the royal family's history of drug dealing. As the number of drug users in Nepal has steadily increased, the number of people arrested for trafficking has been increasing lately in the country. Statistics for the past six years (2011-2015) provided by the Nepalese police show that 15,496 drug traffickers were arrested in the country during this period.

Over the past five years, on average, more than 2 thousand people have been detained on charges of drug abuse and trafficking, but the number of female smugglers is growing.
If the current trend continues, police expect the number of smugglers to reach 3,300 by the end of this year. Over the past six years, police have seized 14,881 kg of marijuana, an equal amount of hashish, 67 kg of opium, 52 kg of heroin and 28 kg of cocaine. The current local market price of marijuana and hash is Rs 25,000 per kg, while opium is Rs 200,000 per kg. Heroin and cocaine are traded at Rs 20 lakh per kilo.
Among smugglers, a large number of Indians were arrested for drug trafficking; A total of 763 Indians including 729 men and 36 women were arrested by the police. The number of Indian nationals arrested in 2011 was 126 men and 9 women, while in 2012, 179 men and 8 women were arrested on trafficking charges.

In 2013, police arrested 123 men, 6 women, 127 men, 6 women in 2014, 107 men and 4 women in 2015.
At the end of August 2016, Nepal police had 65 men and 3 women. In addition to India, police have arrested a total of 80 foreigners from different third world countries this year alone. Cocaine and heroin from the Latin American countries of Brazil, Peru, have come to Nepal, so it is clear that international drug traffickers are using Nepal as a means. Narcotics Control Bureau Chief Digi Jaya Bahadur Chand said cocaine and heroin were not sold in Nepal but instead were exported to India, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

Often, non-drug users are caught trafficking for illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
Chand said that only a few influential and wealthy families in Kathmandu in Nepal could afford these drugs. Chand said the use of illicit drugs such as marijuana, hash, nurse pills, phenargon and diazepam is high in Nepal.
According to a study conducted by the United Nations, 300 million people worldwide currently take drugs each year; The illicit drug business is worth about $ 332 billion. Similarly, in a study conducted by the Nepal government in 2069, BS reported 91,534 (85,204 men and 6,330 women) drug abusers nationwide.
Data shows that the number of drug users in Nepal increases every year by 11.36%.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

How is Nepali culture unique?

Nepali Cultural
The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal (former Kingdom of Nepal) is a great country in terms of cultural heritage.
Nepali culture represents a combination of Indo-Aryan and Tibeto-Mongolian influences, the result of a long history of migration, occupation and trade. Nepali culture has many symbols from both Hindu and Buddhist origins. This multifaceted cultural heritage encompasses the cultural diversity of different ethnic, tribal and social groups, and lives and manifests in different forms: music and dance; Art and crafts; Folklore and folklore; Languages ​​and literature; Philosophy and Religion; Festivals and festivals; And foods and drinks.

The most important of the symbols for the whole country are national flowers and birds, rhododendrons and denaf (lophophorus); Flag; And kukris (curved knives) made over the Gurkhas.
Nationalist rhetoric uses the metaphor of a wand with hundreds of flowers representing the national unity between cultural diversity. In Nepal they believe in 'unity in diversity' and this is the specialty of Nepali. Home to some cultures and religions that have shaped the philosophical outlook of the civilized world for thousands of years, Nepal is not only a paradise for adventurers, but also a beautiful revelation, cultural heritage and education for all visitors.

The natural beauty and cultural types that make Nepal a special place in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions make it unique.
According to Hindu mythology, the deities reside in the Himalayas, and are specifically associated with one of the three major Hindu deities, Lord Shiva. Pasupatinath is one of the holy shrines of Nepal and attracts Hindu pilgrims from all over South Asia. In the Kathmandu valley alone, there are hundreds of shrines, large and small, which are worshiped with the main deities of Hindu deities as well as local and minor divinities. Many of these temples are built on the banks of rivers or on peepal trees, which are considered sacred. Apart from this, the Manam Temple, Dakshinakali, Muktinath, Gosakunda, Khapatad and other Hindu pilgrimages are also popular for cultural tours in Nepal. For Buddhists, Nepal is the birthplace of Buddha, the great sovereign of peace.
It is home to many important Buddhist monasteries and stupas, including the Buddha Nath and Swayambhu, whose dome-shaped structure and painted eyes have become a symbol of the Kathmandu Valley. Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, is another major destination for Buddhist pilgrims and cultural tourists in Nepal. Kathmandu, the capital city of the vast valley surrounded by forested hills and snow-capped peaks, is an attractive city and an ideal destination for cultural tourism in Nepal. Along with two other ancient cities, Lalitpur (Patan) and Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon), the three cities in the Kathmandu Valley have many unique templates, obelisks, squares, places and museums along with.

Places like Pokhara, Gorkha, Tansen and Chitwan can give you a good projection of Nepal’s fascinating attractions.
Pokhara, lakes, Himalayan scenery and cozy climate, is the most enjoyable place in the country and is 200 km from Kathmandu. A good takeaway for short and long haul trips to the historic city, Gorkha. The Chitwan National Park is easily accessible from all the major cities in Nepal, another good destination for understanding the asphalt culture, the low land and the Terai people. Besides, there are many cultural sites in Nepal, from rural villages to urban cities. For more cultural tour options for Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan please visit our Travel Holiday Packages section. You want to examine and honor our cultural ideology in Nepal for some cultural values. With all packaged cultural tourism in Nepal, you will get invaluable and incomparable insights into the diverse ethnic group lifestyle, tradition, religion, faith and social behavior patterns that are important Being a renowned tour operator base in Nepal, it is committed to customizing the best cultural tour to suit its needs in its time and interest in Nepal.

Nepal is a country of many indigenous and ethnic groups with different arts, cultures and religions.
They are a major component of Nepali society. They celebrate various festivals throughout the year with their special rituals and rituals. But, their way of celebrating festivals and lifestyle varies from one part to another. Most of these rituals are derived from Hindu and Buddhist traditions. People of different faiths and beliefs are the main features of Nepali society. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity are the major religions practiced in Nepal. There is a sense of unity among people despite living in diversity. Mostly, the Brahmins and the Chhatris are considered Hindu believers and are taken to be Buddhist pilgrims from the Mongolian society, but they have a good deal of respect. There is a different tradition to Hinduism that animals are sacrificed to the Goddess because they symbolize it as a cruel force and need blood to satisfy it. Lord Shiva is regarded as the supreme deity in Hinduism. The ritual is different because there are so many castes and ethnic groups. They are guided by the underlying mechanisms of religions. However, the arrangement of marriage is determined by the parents rather than the boy or girl. In some communities, there are still morals such as shadowism. The cow is worshiped as a goddess without eating beef. Mostly, males work outdoors and females, but it is slowly disappearing.