फुट्बलको महभारत-आज २ वटा गेम हेरियो

आज शनिबारको गेम हेर्न हिजो नै निम्तो आ'थ्यो। प्रदीप भाईले फेस्बूकमा निम्तो टास्यो। गेम हेर्न आउने लाई स्पेसल कफी र खाजाको ब्यवस्ता। बिहानै उठेर (८:३०)लागे अपार्ट्मेन्ट ४६७ तिर। गेम त उरुग्गेले जित्यो। कोरिया पनि राम्रै खेलेको हो तर गोल गर्न नसके पछी कसको के लाग्यो र। गोल गर्ने केही राम्रा अवसरलाई नगुमाएको भए कोरिया पनि अगाडि बड्ने थियो यो फुटबलको महाभारतमा। एकजना भाई बाहेक सबै जना कोरिया को सपोर्टमा। हामी जता गये पनि जे गरे पनि जातियता र क्षेत्रियताको पक्ष पाती।

भुभुजेलाको(vuvuzela) आतंक भने आज अली कम भाको हो कि? यी पन्क्ती लेख्दा अम्रिका र घानाको गेम मच्चिराको छ। समय सक्की सक्यो बराबर गोलको स्थिती। चाखलाग्दो भैरा छ। हेरम कसले जित्छ? समय थपेर खेल्दा हेरम कसले जित्छ? हेर्दा हेर्दै घानाले आर्को गोल पनि हन्यो। अम्रिकाको आफ्नै फुट्बल छ। हामले भन्ने फुट्बल लाई उनीहरुले सकर भन्छन्। त्यसैले पनि यो फुट्बलमा यो चरण सम्म पुग्नु पनि ठुलो नै होला। हेरिरा'को गेम पनि सकियो। घाना ले जित्यो अम्रिकाले हार्यो।यसपली २ वटा गेम हेरेको आजै हो


Popular PhD Comics, cartoons

What are the similarities between FIFA world cup and a PhD program? Lets see the cartoon below.

It is quite interesting. FIFA world cup is still going on and some unexpected results are also coming. In spite of the noise from vuvuzela many people around the globe are really busy watching it. Lets hope the trophy will go to the team who really deserves it. I am not crazy about the world cup. This time I have watched 2 matches so far. Most of my friends are watching without missing even a single match. Yesterday Lekhnath was asking me about watching the games and I replied I am not. Then his response was: When will you watch? That was good question. Because this game comes once in every four years. This was because of the life of a graduate student. I am not able to get time to watch all games.


What is Vuvuzela?

FIFA world cup is going on in South Africa. Results are so far exciting, unexpected and sad for some teams and fans. Whoever wins the game, will grab the Trophy. In the mean time everyone is hearing something like a noise/music from bee or fly. Some people might be enjoying it but seems like many are angry about it and they don't like it.This sound is coming from vuvuzela.

One of my facebook friends declared today that he will not be watching football games onwards because of this vuvuzela.


Participate in a Blogger usability study! and get $75

Invitation from Google:

Tell us what you think about Blogger by signing up for a usability study! The study is an opportunity to provide feedback on something that's currently in development. This study will help the Blogger team better understand your needs in order to incorporate them into future product enhancements.

We’re currently scheduling participants for a study that takes place June 17-23, 2010. Sessions will be remote - basically we’ll call you on the phone and set up a screen sharing session with you on your own computer. You’ll need a high-speed Internet connection and a computer running Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000. If you’re interested in participating, please complete the questionnaire linked below. We’ll then be in touch directly to discuss details and set your appointment time.

Details of the study:
The duration of the study session is 60 minutes
You'll receive $75 in American Express gift checks as a token of our appreciation.
To participate you will need to:
-Be at least 18 years old
-Accept the terms of our Usability Non-Disclosure Agreement
-Allow us to video or audio record the session
-Have a PC computer running Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
-Have a broadband Internet connection (DSL, Cable, T1 all fine).
-Have a phone you can use comfortably while working on your computer for the duration of the study session. A speaker phone or hands-free headset is recommended.

**Please note that you won’t be compensated for responding to this questionnaire; you’ll receive a gratuity only if you actually attend a study session with Google.**

Thank you for your time.

David Choi, dachoi@google.com
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
All of your details submitted on this form will be kept confidential in accordance with our privacy policy (see below), and we only use them to help us find suitable participants for user studies. We will only contact you if we want to invite you to participate in a study, or need to clarify your details.

If you have any questions about our usability studies, please visit http://www.google.com/forms/user_faq.html.
If you have any questions about Google's privacy policy, please visit http://www.google.com/privacy.html.


Nepalese Gathering at Laramie in the eve of World Cup Football

Now you can watch the recorded video here.

Nepalese friends are eagerly waiting for the World Cup Football 2010. It is almost 11 pm in Laramie. Dinner is being cooked. Friends are chatting and having good time.

This is the first time we are trying live webcast on Science to Society. Laptop's webcam has been used to capture this video. 


Tibet is really beautiful:Tibet in Pictures

Yamdrok Lake

Previous posts on Tibet in Pictures series can be viewed here and here.
Yamdrok Lake (Tibetan: ཡར་འབྲོག་གཡུ་མཚོ་ is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km long (621 km² in area). According to local mythology, this lake is the transformation of a goddess. Yamdrok Lake is one of four particularly holy lakes, thought to be divinatory; everyone from the Dalai Lama to local villagers make pilgrimages there. The others such lakes are Lhamo La-tso, Namtso and Manasarovar. Many pilgrims and tourists can be seen walking along the lake's perimeter these days.

Namtso lake

Namtso lake is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in Tibet. Its cave hermitages have for centuries been the destination of Tibetan pilgrims. Some scenes in the 2002 Hong Kong film The Touch were filmed at the lake. Namtso is the highest salt-water lake in the world. Namtso Lake was also featured in the BBC TV series: Himalaya with Michael Palin.

This particular location looks like a resting/base camp for those who set their destination for the summit of Mt. Everest (सगरमाथा in Nepali, ཇོ་མོ་གླང་མ in Tibetan). Many camps are seen at the base of the mountain.
Entrance to the Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) conservation area. Colored pieces of cloth hanged on rope are special for Buddhist people.

Thank you for visiting this post. Special thank goes to Dr. Wentao Wang who sent all pics for this blog.
All pics by Wentao Wang.


International Conference on “Biodiversity, Livelihood and Climate Change in the Himalayas, ICBLCC-2010” (December 12-14, 2010: Kathmandu, Nepal)

Celebrating the International Year of Biodiversity 2010, the Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, and the Ministry of Environment, Government of Nepal, are jointly organizing an International Conference on “Biodiversity, Livelihood and Climate Change in the Himalayas, ICBLCC-2010”,   in Kathmandu, Nepal from December 12-14, 2010. The conference will be organized in collaboration with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), WWF Nepal, National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and University of Bergen (Norway), and supported by Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST), Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC), University Grants Commission (UGC) Nepal,  and Norwegian Research Council (NRC).

In this regard, you are requested to provide your kind contribution.
Please disseminate this information to your collegues and/or interested scholars.
Please visit the official website of the conference http://www.cdbtu.edu.np/icblcc2010  for conference brochure, preregistration form and abstract submission.