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Articles by: Karten

“Leader or Boss” you decide for me.

29 Mar 2010 Author Karten

Brief  Description:


Character as such…………………………….…


He/She is happy about.


Feels happy if we say /do things of his desire.

Feels happy if we say positive things of him.

Feels happy if we say or do what he likes.

Feels happy to keep office stationeries and eatable/drinkables at his house.

Feels happy when we say the office belongs to him.

Feels happy when we say his wife is pretty and clever.

Feels happy when we say his wife is educated and well understanding.

Feels happy when we say his kids are good looking and intelligent.

Feels happy if drivers say “may I come in Sir, to visit his office”

Feels good when he gets personal trainings.

Feels good when he is served with respect and dignity.

Feels happy to subdue others.

Feels happy to gossip of others.

Feels happy if we give up with him.

And many more.



He/She is not happy about.


Feels bad if we give feed back.

Feels bad if we suggest him.

Feels bad if we argue with him.

Feels bad if the staffs get promotion.

Feels bad if the staffs get trainings.

Feels bad if we share emails.

Feels bad if we lead things.

Feels bad if we don't inform him.



And many more.


What would you say for such character?????? A boss or leader……………….



15th January 2010.

15 Jan 2010 Author Karten

Today, this day is the annular solar eclipse day. It's hovering over the southern part of India and part of Sri-Lanka by the 12:30 PM (IST).  The day is believed to bring all the ill effects to the sentient beings, and why this belief is being fashioned. The one answer could be to make people realize that one day we are all going to die and no one will dare to deny this veracity. While on the process the four elements connecting our lives make us realize that remembering dying, once in a day will off load our sins. Whether true or not let's wait and see.

The reality is, in villages people will be ringing gongs, bellowing, shouting, drumming, pushing, praying, and some to the extend crying. The inner lives will be totally hope loosed. Psychologically people are being disturbed and that is what a believer is. For a moment the lively village will be in the darkness, will be like an abandoned haunted holly wood flimsy city. Not only the human beings stunted, if we watch around us the little sweet chirping birds will stop singing their songs. The apprehension inside us will be a sad moment. The birds thought could be yet another short day bringing them the night faster.

We are the animals who can talk and share our feelings with each other, yet we are so unhappy and sad. How could the non speaking animals be feeling??? Thinking and thinking is making me plummet to the depth of my feelings of sadness. May God appraise every sentient being the happiest moments?  

Some tips for the Year 2010.

13 Jan 2010 Author Karten

Caring Health.

Drink plenty of water. Eat your breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. Live with the 3 E's — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy. Make time to pray. Play more games. Read more books than you did in 2009. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Sleep for 7 hours. Take a 10-30 minutes' walk daily. And while you walk, smile. 

Structuring  Personality: 
Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.  Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. Don't over do. Keep your limits. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip. Dream more while you are awake. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.  Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. Smile and laugh more. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree…

Gluing Society: 
Call your family often. Each day give something good to others. Forgive everyone for everything. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. Try to make at least three people smile each day. What other people think of you is none of your business. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. 

Maintaining Life: 
 Do the right thing! Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 
GOD heals everything. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. The best is yet to come. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy. 

Lovers meeting for the first time.

08 Jan 2010 Author Karten

It was a rainbow from the north, when I first saw his face. Feeling little heated inside, which was shone outside on my face. He knew that. The nearer he came, the pulse rate inside me went up with a thud … thud….thud ………sound. I was trying my best to take out the snazziest and the sweet words, never spoken before to greet him. My sisters and brothers teasing me at that very moment, trembling I took out all my boldness and approached him. My first sweet words were, hala opha ya…. (meaning when did you come). He replied back but I was lost in my own dream world, so couldn't catch what he said.

The tea cup with a bangchung of zaw nearly dropped from the tray I was carrying. Lucky nothing happened and they reached the destination planned for. The moment I was near him, I could smell his best perfume. I still remember the thin fair guy replying my greetings. I tried to sit next to him, still shaking with the fear of love and lust inside. He was damn cool guy. He never showed any nervousness.

I was eagerly waiting for some words from him, but he was mum and never spoke until I said “Jaa jam sho” (meaning have tea). The moment he held that cup in his right arm, I could see the cool guy equally shaking like me. His palm was full of moist and was quite slippery. Ha………..ha…………….. I said to myself, even the guy shakes like me. His shaking gave me little confidence. When he sipped his tea, I still catch the sound made from the cup, it was like a pig snoring. He was looking at me at that very moment. I gave my best smile in return. He stopped drinking tea the next moment. Oh! I shouldn't have gone that near to him, I thought. Anyways the moments passed on. We talked nothing, but repeated hangten cha ya and hala opha ya. (meaning how are you and when did you come). We didn't notice that we had sat there together almost one and half hours speaking nothing.

The time ran out so fast, it was like five minutes meeting my lover for the first time. I was spell bound; nothing came from me inside and neither from his side too. Suddenly the door knocked,  trok ….trok……..trok. I knew that could be my father, I got up to open the door but he was panicking. Don't be scared, just say you came to watch movie. With the advice, I opened the door. My dad was there, tall and giant looking guy? The first question he posed was. Kota oga deka ya. (meaning where to boy). The answer he gave just shook my nerves. He replied. Namgay Om rum mey ophala……(meaning I came to see Namgay Om la). My dad pretended he didn't hear what he said and went inside the shop to get something. The next moment, my lover was gone to be seen no where. Now I had two feelings inside, how would my dad take in his words? what was the thinking going on inside my lover's mind. He really meant it and courageously spoke out or was just slip of his tongue. As a girl we always feel that way. But all ended well. It seems my dad liked his bold words. That evening I could notice, my dad smiling at me across the dinning table to serve him some more rice.

The next day, my mum started asking the details. I shared the communication that I had with my lover to her, and that's how we are together here now.

This was the story told to me by my wife, who met her lover, and it seems I was so bold but actually it was slip of my tongue. I ran away the moment I finished my words. Nearly fainted on the steps. Wow. Wow. Wow.

The Fact Joke

08 Jan 2010 Author Karten

The present census and immigration office and the computers working under the care of those concern officials have made almost everybody's birthday fall on 1st January. Did anybody notice that?????

Funny way of writing leave applications.

01 Jan 2010 Author Karten

An employee applied for leave as follows:

“Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my wife , please sanction me one-week leave.”

New year NIGHT.

01 Jan 2010 Author Karten

Well, well folks it happened the way it happened. It was a surprise makeover. We didn't plan anything for the night, thought of sharing couple of drinks and welcome the new year, but………… blessing in disguise. About 20 people turned in and started dancing with the musics like lambada to salsar to livinla vida to rocks to Hindi rap to so many more. Thank God and friends for making the night lively.

The fear inside everyone was the earthquake, whether it was coming again? But lucky it didn't come back. The bottles of ARA, Beer, Fosters, Santa Barbara, S.courier, red and white wine all got drunk yesterday night. Only left were the people still dancing as the above bottles were asking for more help.


“Life is short, make it sweet”. Life is given by God in forms of many suffering beings. We suffer to realize ourselves and become good human being. But how many practices this methodology? Some do and some do not and this itself is life again. Therefore, friends let us believe ourselves that those sufferings have all gone with the year 2009. Lets welcome the new year 2010 with full zeal, happiness, joy, successes and with colorful moments. Wishing everyone in Nopkin family and Nopkin a very happy new year 2010. Let the pollen grains of the successful tree fall upon everyone like the sun rays from the eastern Himalayas. Let the happiness of the year be more than the vastness of the sky. But don't forget to take very good care of ourselves. Enjoy happy new year.


Long time no see.

29 Dec 2009 Author Karten

So sorry ladies and gents, I was so busy and still busy. therefore, I couldn't post any article. hope you all didn't miss me but i did miss you all. I will try to stay alive now with stories from rotten pumpkins to animal shit to cow dung to zala kota to bokpey and so on and on. Life is as such, if we dont care we are no where, if we are there people dont dare. What is this and this and this????? anyways hope all are doing great. Till then take care. Just peeped in to say all these rubble in the bronx words and make you all feel that i am still alive. Hahahahahahahaha.

Add the word thousand when u speak sharchop.

26 May 2009 Author Karten

This morning my best friend invited me for breakfast, and over the breakfast his wife was chatting with him over her pocket money. We all could not control our laughs till somebody rolled down the chair. here it goes.

My friend……………. Wai Ama gi breafast tey top chotpa lana. (My wife has prepared the best breakfast today)

His wife………………Neta jaga pocket money ga senpey kheley la ko, (then u need to raise my pocket money)

My friend……………..Nisho yek cho ni haptur chaspey ya sho. (then tell how much u want)

His wife………………Nan gi la one sha gana, two phang chaspey la. (you are giving me only one thousand, i need about two thousand)

Everyone was so quite for a moment, my friend realised as we others did too and all fell down from chairs laughing out loud. Then my friend commented to his wife, put thousand when u say one, haha.

A guy suspecting his wife…………

26 May 2009 Author Karten

A guy suspected that his wife was cheating on him, so he hired a Chinese detective… The cheapest one he could find.


This was the report of the cheapest detective to the guy:


Most honourable sir,


You leave house. I watch house. He come house. I watch. He and she leave house. I follow. He and she go hotel. I climb tree. I look window. He kiss she. She kiss he. He strip she. She strip he. He play with she. She play with he. I play with me. I fall off tree. I no see.

No fee,

Cheng Lee

Their step mom was demon…. II

13 May 2009 Author Karten

In fact, her brother didn't know how he got separated from his sister. They were now on their own. Days, weeks, months and years passed on. The sister kept on wandering the jungles surviving on tender shoots and remains of animals. Mosses, algae and hairs covered her and she looked like a female ape or a chimpanzee. It was hard to recognize her  even if she met  people she knew.

It was after several years, she reached a palace which belonged to a prince. The guards reported to the prince that one woman looking so wild and lost, was at the doorstep begging for ood. The guards gave some food to the woman for the day.

There was a pond used by the prince. At the pond, the woman tried to sip some water and in doing she lost her ring in the pond. Daily the guards took in the water to be heated up for the Prince to bathe. While boiling, the ring started making sound in the vessel, as we usually see and hear even these days that the vessels we boil with water or anything in it on fire makes some humming/singing sound.

The Prince noticed this sound too, and while looking in it he saw a ring, then he thought that the wandering woman could be his long lost sister as he too had the same kind of ring given by their late mother. The Prince summoned his guards to bring in the woman. The Prince now had to cross check one more mark as proof, the woman had on her chest a big scar. The guards brought her in, the prince went for the scar, but before he could see it properly, the prince fainted.

The guards took the jungle woman in wrong sense, they thought this woman brought in bad omen and with that reason, the Prince fainted. They started beating her, and dragging her down the corridor to the courtyard and then outside the palace, where she was thrown back to the nature to take care of her own, once more.

The prince came back to sense and started asking about the woman who was actually his sister. The scar was the one left by their father while attempting to take her heart out. The guards once more had to rush to the jungle to look for her. She was brought back with much difficulty. Thus, the brother and sister got happily united once more.

However, what happened to their dad and the carnivorous step mum…………….  will be coming after a short break.

Their step mom was demon…

12 May 2009 Author Karten

Once there lived a happy family. There were two lovely kids, a daughter (elder) and a son. However, it was no more a happy family when the father brought home a setpmom. It seemed that his previous wife was not up to his expectation. After he married the stepmom, the family had problems but the father could manage as he was the ruler in his house.

One day the former wife died of some heart problem. The moment she died, the stepmom fell seriously sick. She was taken to good hospitals, but her condition didn't improve. The stepmom suggested that she would be cured a traditional healer. With no option left, the father set out to seek a traditional healer.

In one remote cave he found someone who looked learned, holy and enlightened. He told his story and made the holy man study the astrological life of his second wife.

The holy man said that she needed some dreadful treatment. She can be cured only by feeding the hearts of his own children. The father was shocked to hear that. He was clever, so he hid his kids and brought home some animal hearts to be fed to his wife.

The moment she was fed with the heart she was back to normal. But the kids couldn’t stay long in exile, they had to come home to see their dad, and then the stepmom saw them and she became sick again. She started to groan and cry in pain. The father had to consult the sage in the cave once more. The sage gave the same option that she be fed with the kid’s hearts only. In fact, the holy sage in the cave was  the stepmom herself in disguise.

The dad had no choice now, but to rip open a heart of one of his kids for the sake of  his beautiful second wife. The kids knew this and they ran away crying and calling out aloud for their late mom. The father kept on chasing the kids, to catch one of them.

Suddenly the kids came across a big sea. They kept on crying and calling out their late mom. Suddenly, a mermaid came out of the water. She was angry that the father had failed to look after her children well. The mermaid scolded the dad, saying why you are trying to kill my kids for your demon wife. Saying so she threw two hearts of some fish to be fed to his second wife.

He took the hearts to his second wife and fed her, saying that those were the hearts of his kids. She was once more back to normal.

On the other hand the kids were advised by the mermaid that they should not stay in that house any more. So they ran away.  On the way they were hungry, thirsty and tired. The younger brother started asking for water, the sister went out to look for water……. she could find few drops on the mark left by the hind legs of the running horse. She dripped her belt strings for her brother to suck. But when she came back to where he was waiting, he was was no where to be seen……..

to be continued.

The Lucky Pond

23 Apr 2009 Author Karten

Once there was a pond which granted every wish, the moment you jumped in. There were three men, the first man wished for money and jumped in. He landed up on the heap of notes, he became very rich. The second man jumped in with a wish of gold coins, he landed in the midst of gold coins, he too became very rich. The third man jumped in with no clear wish but, when he jumped in a bird shit on top of him. You know where he landed up, he was found inside a shit house with knee deep shit.

what we could learn from this humour?????

The Teaching of Lord Buddha

10 Apr 2009 Author Karten

The Buddha taught that the results of actions are complex. There are the fully ripened results, results congruent with the cause, dominant results expressed in the environment, remnant results of previous actions, etc. The function of the law of cause and effect is as infinitely complex as the limitless phenomena of life itself. Each passing moment is a laleidoscope progression of the combinations various actions performed in the recent and distant past. A single action and its result never occur in isolation, but ripen in continuum with an individual's stream of activity from time immemorial.

Yet there is an important purpose in describing the resluts of aciton in simple primary colors. So folks, what ever we do, is always related to past doing or will be related later part of our lives.

happy reading.

The causes and results of good and bad actions

08 Apr 2009 Author Karten

Friends, those who believe this please go through. i think its rightly said.

Prsently being a destitute human without food or clothing is the fruit of having been stingy in former lives. Having great wealth and enjoyments is the result of having given generosity in previous births.

Humans who have a deformed mouth with lips that look like they have been torn is the result of having pierced the cheeks of fish. Plucking the hairs of Pigs results in having unattractive hair, while having a deformed nose comes from piercing the nose of sentient beings.

Being born into the gentility of an eminet noble family is the fruit of having respectfully honoured others in previous lives. being born into a vulgar immoral family is the result of having shown arrogant pride to others.

have a nice reading.

Wishing all “A very happy new year 2009”

16 Dec 2008 Author Karten

Dear all,

The seconds have gone, the minutes have gone, the hours have gone, the days have gone, the weeks have gone, the months have gone and the year 2008 have gone. Now within few days time we will be facing the new year 2009. On this joyous occasion, to the welbeing of all the sentient beings, including all of us, i would like to "WISH ALL OF YOU "SPECIALLY NOPKIN FAMILY' A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR". May the year bring happiness full of love, peace and prosperity.

A summer journey.

11 Aug 2008 Author Karten

Hi ladies and gents, here I m with my contribution so that we all remember each other.


My journey started with a missed suit case in my house. Remembered only when my begum called me saying I had left it behind, when I had already traveled 50kms. Now the question was, should I go back for the suit case and waste another 3 hours or should I proceed further and achieve my targets.


One part of my brain said, come on bro, you wont smell that worse for not getting changed for a day or two, which made me advance forth. I reached Pema Gatshel in a half satisfied mood, cursing self on the absentminded. Oh! If only an angel was present with me at every moment, to support me with all these niche giche things.

When my friend took out his baggage, I was almost empty handed but my laptop and camera saved me from seeing to other’s eye as absentminded one. I looked professional guy with so much of guilt in me for my suit case. Only me and my friend knew about the left suit case.


Once we were out of the car, we started hunting down for best hotel in Pema Gatshel, we came across called Yongba’s guest house. I giggled and said to my friend, what does that title mean?   He replied saying it has a simple meaning “Yongba meaning dumb” and he said the guest whoever stays in should be so simple and stay as dumb as yongba. I thought the explanation could be right.


We were led in by the maid, we inspected the rooms and I felt like taking a shower, but no changes. What I did was I took out everything and folded the cloths in nice and clean folds, satisfying myself in making the cloths look fresh from a suitcase.


Inside again, I felt I was wearing those sweaty once back again. After freshening, I was just looking out the window, I saw a bird so beautifully perched on a canopy made out of dry banana leaves.

I was talking to myself, what that bird might be thinking. Out of nowhere, I heard the bird singing and the meaning I heard went like:


“up there behind the glazed window, I can see a man, smiling abroad as if happy, but his eyes says he repents something”

What could that be his love! ? ? what could that be his work?? What could that be his gadgets?? What could that be his documents?? And so many twe twe twes.


I just replied saying NNOOOO!! It was my suit case, that I forgot. To that, the reply I could make out was, never mind young man! Today you are here, with some cloths on! But who else knows that we wont be there tomorrow without cloths. That feeling made me think hundred times that I totally forgot about my suitcase and cloths then and there. I thought the bird was right and she will always be right forever, as we cant escape the so called death.

I shared this story with my friend, and he believed it too, how do you believe it now? As encouraged by the singing bird, I had to stay with the same cloths on for three long days.

With this summer journey I could learn so many things, which by now you all might have built inside for some lessons.

 I will narrate few lines on the dinner and the gathering in my next issue. Till then everybody cheers.

The Injured Thumb

07 Jul 2008 Author Karten

A man went into a restaurant and ordered his meal. When the waitress came out with his soup, he noticed that she had her thumb stuck into it. This upset him, but he let it go. She then brought out his chili, and again her thumb was in the food. He let it go again. When she brought out his hot fudge sundae, her thumb was in the fudge and this was too much for him.

"Goddammit," said the man, "get your damn thumb out of my food!'

"Well, I injured it a while ago and the doctor said I should keep it warm."

"Why don't you just shove it up your ass?" the man said angrily.

"That's what I do when I'm in the kitchen."  

Easy steps to a better understanding of Women:

03 Jul 2008 Author Karten

Men…Now we can learn the language but please remember do not speak your mind!

Women…Say what you mean, please remember Men are simple creatures.
(1) Fine:   This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

(2) Five Minutes:    If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

(3)Nothing:    This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.  

(4)Go Ahead:   This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!    

(5) Loud Sigh:   This is not actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing.   (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.)

(6) That's Okay:   This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.  

(7) Thanks:   A woman is thanking you, do not question, or Faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here – This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' – that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all.  DO NOT say 'you're welcome' … that will bring on a 'whatever').

(8)Whatever: Is a women's way of saying F…You!!

(9) Don't worry about it, I got it:  Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

* If all men reads this so that all are warned about arguments they can avoid if they remember the terminology.

* If all ladies read this they will enjoy a very good laugh, cause they know it's true.


To YOU my Dear.

03 Jul 2008 Author Karten

We are lives of two different souls

I met you out of nowhere

And it started right from there

Now we are one soul with two different bodies.


To you my love, I love you dear

Leaving you behind and dying is my fear

Let God give us more time and age

So I pray that we live up the life of sage.


Early morning, I get up to find you curled up near me

Like a new born near her mum

So fresh and soft your skin is

The aroma of your body filled with sweet scents

Could let me fear and put under pressure

Of loosing you to other handsome highland man

For you cannot measure my love to you for sure.


Oh all Mighty, please give me my lady till the end

The end of my breadth and till the end of my world

So that I remain no more feared and jealousy

Give me strength to jeopardize my pride

For all lives are impermanent and full of pride.


I know you the only goddess

As liked by me and my soul

I will promise to live by you

At all times and at all odd hours

For you are the only one to me

I will sacrifice all for you.


Let be my breadth and soul

Let be my everything

I m ready to face in war to protect you

I will take poison to cure you

I will die to make u happy if u only u say I love u.