College life is a crucial part of our life and the experiences we gain there, directly or indirectly play a major role in our further life experiences. But with the mushrooming of educational institutions in the country, mainly in the urban and sub-urban areas, do you think they are actually delivering the quality that they promised? or is there anything cooking up behind that is impacting the future of students studying there? What are your experiences?
This form is especially designed for the students who are actually currently studying, not for the already passed outs. There may be many instances when you faced certain problems and difficulty in your college that you couldn’t be vocal about, due to your own personal reasons.
Good news is: here, you are heard. This is an anonymous form and thus your identity is unknown to us. Feel free to pour your heart out without fearing.
What do we plan to do :
a) We plan to turn your concerns into articles in our magazine, so that your voice is heard.
b) Given it is appropriate, your concerns shall be brought into discussions in our social media page.
c) We aim to deliver your grievances to respective colleges, so that a proper solution can be derived.
We hope this effort helps to bring a positive change in the educational scenario in Nepal.
What KMaggers think of KMAG
The views expressed were from 2020.
As we crossed 90K followers in our Facebook page, we had asked our followers to share their “best memory you have with KMAG, whether it is related to a post or comment you made or somebody else.” We also had asked, going with the trend “impression challenge,” to tell us how they learned about our page, and what made them follow us.
We are compiling those comments here for a memory and also as a reminder and motivation.
In your follower since a long time don’t know exactly when but I love it here. I feel like a family in these group of unknown people because I can comment(take out my current mood in here) without the fear of judgement. . Keep growing all the very best.
I started following this page years ago after reading a comment on a contemporary issue at the time. Some good and insightful posts so far, however, there are some topics that u unnecessarily post about
The Messenger’s Club. Knowing many lovely people who are now among my best friends. Always something good to read and engage on, putting aside some controversial ones. jptstory. The whole journey of Kaagmandu ; proud and happy for the whole team.
To be frank: it’s about Kmag admin getting married to a fan!
meeting a few of humble and wonderful people.
ए त्यस्तो पनि हुन्छ / ए… त्यसरी पनि हेर्न मिल्छ है…. is what i feel after reading your some posts. That feeling keeps me here. It doesn’t matter whether I agree on your point or not.
My friend Santoshi suggested me to follow this page and ever since I hv been enjoying ur every post. U hv critical thinking in ur post some are bit confusing too. Overall your all posts are a best memory for me as I get smthng new to learn nd know.
Been following this page for a long time. Sometimes relating to the post and sometimes getting mad. Enjoying every bit of it.
One page which always provides me the radical notion of nepali youths.
I don’t always agree what you post… But you always make me think… Thank you.
Somebody sent me friend request after seeing my comment here and today the person is my mentor, friend, guardian. Above all, most wonderful person i have met.
Periods ko baal dina himmat garaune timi!Stand for yourself bhanera sikaune timi!Hami strangers lai family banaune timi!Human diary baneko timi
The parental lens on online classes
While online studies are taking a toll on students and educational institutions, parents aren’t left untouched by various issues that affect their children or their family due to online modality of education. We asked parents to share their perspective on online education and here’s what they have to say:
With the global pandemic not showing a sign of being over, online classes are the only viable option for safe learning in different places of the world. In a country like ours where access to offline-education itself is not a reality for many, online education might has pushed the access to education further away. Even in urban areas, the access to resources for online education i.e. internet connectivity and adequate devices for online classes is improbable for many. Despite the education is focused on students and delivered by teachers, these two parties aren’t the only one struggling with it. Many parents are grappling to keep up and ensure education for their children in this never seen before circumstance.
While access is the biggest issue so far, parents have admitted that even with access, poor internet connectivity, not so compatible or up to date devices, their inability to upgrade to devices or internet due to financial constraints and many other reasons are a hindrance to their children’s education. Parents indicated that the internet service providers in Nepal are not good enough and internet services if retrieved from mobile data is too expensive. To add to that some parents have problems with sharing their device with their kids. As many students are not of age to have their own personal computers or mobile phones, they use their parents’ devices to access online classes which is a problem of many parents who don’t get to use their phones. Parents have stated that their children are lacking meaningful interactions with their classmates and with so little interaction and continuous staring into the screen, the children have a hard time focusing on the subject.
While there are interactional and technical issues, the time frames of online classes have also been a problem for the students. Parents believe that the online system of education should be more interactive and should be more engaging for the students. The students were used to spending significant amount of their day in school classrooms. Now that the online classes are conducted, they’re conducted mostly for a short amount of time and parents are worried that the time frame is not enough for students to learn as much as they used to. On the other hand, there are issues of screen fatigue and the potential health issues that can arise from spending too much time in front of a screen or sitting idle in the same place due to prolonged online classes.
Apart from the issues of attending online classes, there are also criticisms of that educational institutions should not focus on making online classes the replacement of in-real-life classes. The approach to online classes now seems not so effective to the parents and they suggest revision in the approach of teaching methods. Meanwhile, suggestions like recoded video to be made accessible were being made alongside training and improving competency of teachers for online classes. Similarly there were questions raised in the concept of teacher-student teaching modality in both real-life classes and online classes pointing out that the method of teaching doesn’t grasp students’ attention. To tackle the problem of affordability, the import of second hand electronic devices were also suggested.
Who gave my name and what’s the story behind
Having a child is probably the second most exciting thing. The child is a dream, is a hope, is a mission for many parents and their nearer/dearer ones. Child becomes the reason and purpose…the brand that they plan to outshine. So, if you go by name, name is not just a name, but a window to look into human world; understand their joy, their faith and belief, their taste and preference. There is so much of “awe” behind each name that may bring joy of tears.
Something just like that happened when we asked KMAG followers to share the story behind their name. Don’t miss any. Each name has such a lovely and adorable story that it feels like watching a movie.
Story: While uncle was in school, there was a sweet girl name Pooja. She was once proposed by somebody, and she called her brother to beat crap out him. Uncle was so impressed with her that she gave the name to me saying “may my niece be like her.”
Story: My mom named me after Asmita Adhikari dijju who happens to be my mom’s favourite teacher’s daughter.
Rejina Rosemary Giri
Story: Mom used to have a foreigner teacher at her school and she use to teach my mom English. She liked that teacher and her name so much that she gave me the name.
From: Eldest Cousin Sister
Story: She mentioned earlier that she used to have a friend named “Rosha”. Maybe they both shared good friendship bond and there it happened!
Story: I had a sister who died in seven months after birth, my family was very poor that they couldn’t afford good nursing, medicines, so she died because of her illness in that early age. Mom told me, she was very beautiful, baba was so happy when they had her , but it was getting difficult for baba to get over the pain of her death, he seemed hurt all the time. Then after they had me they put her name to me. It hurt me when I knew this but still it’s life, acceptance is all that we can do so I’m happy that I got my sisters name and I love my name and I’m proud of it.
Kristina R L Rana
Story: My dad followed Christianity for a while just out of curiosity and thus my name happened.
Story: My dad’s favorite actor back then was Jeetendra so he gave that name to me.
From: Grand Father
Story: My grandfather was the biggest fan of 40th president of US Ronald Regan, so he named me after him.
Story: My mothers friend had actually thought of a good arabic name starting with khu for a baby boy as I was mistaken for being a boy while in the womb so my father thought it would please my moms friend for naming me khushboo.
From: Aunt (Thulomummy)
Story: My thulomummy accidentally said my name while I was taken for vaccination (later both my mom and thulomummy forgot what they named me while the nurse was calling out my name). Later on, this was the final name I got as it nearly matches with my brother’s name!
Story: My father named me Aastha after ‘Asthalin’. My grandfather was Asthma patient and he constantly forgot his medicine’s name. And, here we are!
From: Cousin Brother
Story: One of my cousin brother named me after Dilip Rayamajhi
From: Grand mother
Story: I was born one day before Krishna Janamastami, so my grandmother named me Krishna.
Jyotsna Chandra Mahato
Story: My daddy kept my name as Jyotsna which means moon light,because he always says I will bring lightness in every darkness.
Story: Funny story, my name used to be Eric actually, and then my dad saw the “Johnson’s baby powder” commercial, and long story short, here I am.
Story: My grandmom found money in the Birgunj bazaar at the day of my birth, so, she named me Aarjan (आर्जन) which means to earn.
Story: My dad named me Birodh on 3rd day of my birth. He named me Birodh as he was big fan of parliamentarian Birodh Khatiwada, a communist leader and father of Miss Nepal Shrinkhala Khatiwada. During the year I was born, Birodh Khatiwada was a very famous communist leader for his oratory skill second to late Madan Bhandari and my dad was huge fan of his speech skill so I was named as Birodh, a very unique name.
From: Aunt (Sano Mummy)
Story: My sanomomy used to watch Pakistan serial at the time of my birth.So she liked the name Rabia.But my mom changed the spelling as Raviya.
Kamaleshwar Prasad Pathak
Story: My name has Kamal and Ishwar within – the god on the lotus. It is the alternative name for lord Vishnu and my daddy chose it.
Story: My grand mom named me as Kusum because while my mom was in labor giving me birth, the doctor’s name on duty was Kusum and she loved it so she gave me this name.
Story: My grand mom named me. I was diagnosed with Pneumonia and Jaundice when i was just of 6 days. She wanted me to have a healthy & long life. But she left me alone with her name given to me. I loved her and miss her.
Story: My father gave me the name since as a child I was easily placated and satisfied, hence my name means satisfaction.
Story: My father named me after Rachel Carson- American Marine Biologist.
Sajjan Utsuk Sapkota
Story: My middle name is Utsuk which was added by my father even in the citizenship. Actually it is his nickname. Our businesses are named on it. He kept it as his nickname during his college days where there was a trend of doing so. While others were keeping names like, “Udaas”, “Pyasi”, “Yatri”, et cetera, he opted for “Utsuk”. This name can be recognised well in Nuwakot now which is actually a proud thing. Even though he don’t carry this as his official name, people know him by it and also me.
Story: As its the alternate name of Lord Krishna and he was also born after a lot of struggle. Hence, similar story in my family.
Story: I am the youngest child of my parents. Until I was born, the financial status of my parents wasn’t good. So my Grandfather (who gave me this name), decided to name me as ‘Debit’ (as in Accounting (Debit/Credit)), and believed, with my arrival in the family I would bring some financial prosperity. And my father modified it as ‘David’. That’s the one and only name I have.
Sumana Shahi Thakuri
Story: My aunt loved her best friend’s name so much that she gave the name to me.
Story: My teacher because he thought my original name was weird. I think one thing a teacher should never do change the students name.
Story: My mom told me that god gifted me this name. Because I am a twin.
Story: My father named me Dikshya,as he was working under ministry of education,at that time. So it was like,sikshya -dikshya.
Rasu Budhathoki Thapa
Story: One of his friend has their film production house name called “Raskala production “ . My dad was influenced by him. And hence called me raskala and in short my fam started calling me Rasu.
Story: My dad named me ‘sanu’ meaning small as I am 2nd child of my parent. People used to get confused and pronounce my name differently like ‘saanu’ for sanu. So got my name changed to ‘Sonu’ for 5th standard district level exam (which is no more in practice now). Then in 2014 I got converted to Muslim and Hazrat named me ‘Zainab’. Which I somehow felt not me completely so changed my name myself to ‘Sonu Zainab’ following legal process.
Story: My father got into jail for an accident case while I was just 1 week old and the Chaitey dashain was in the end of the month. My mother prayed and made a pledge (bhaakal) for naming me after a goddess and a contribution of a black hen if dad got released, since she’s a extreme Hindu follower.My dad got out from the case and I was named Bhagawati to fulfill the pledge.
Shiva Ram Ghimire
Story: My Nepali teacher during grade 1 changed it. My name was Manish and there was another student named Manish too so he changed my name as my brother name is Shree Ram.
Story: My mom’s name is Namrata, so she called me Sistata.
Story: My mom named me Anil because once she heard it somewhere and she loved the way it sounds . For her it’s a pleasant word to hear.
Story: My mom said I was born in Bijaya Dashami so they named me Bijay.
Amshu Kiran Shahu
Story: My name was AmshuVerma given by my granddad who loved it, but later My dad changed it to Amshu Kiran.
From: Family friend
Story: I was born in India. And was born on Sunday, so one of my parent’s indian friend called me Ravi (since Sunday is known as Ravi Baar there).But, in my school they wrongly registered me as Rabi Bhusal, and the name stayed.
Anupam Raj Bhattarai
Story: Anupam means upama nabhayeko, which refers to being one of the kind. my father loved the name and kept it.
From: Neighbor Aunt
Story: My neighbor aunt gave me my name as she was fan of tales of Robinson Crusoe,after she didnt like the name given to me by the priest which was Suk Bahadur Gurung.
Story: My father once watched Govinda movie,So he kept my name on role the govinda was playing.
Story: My mother named me ajara because it means immortal.
Story: My mom wanted to be creative and she was saving me from a traditional name my baba wanted me to have.
Story: She came across some directors daughters name and loved it. So, she kept my name with that.
Shraddha S Adhikari
Story: Shra is intial of dad’s name and D is of my mom and also it’s my grand mom’s name modified too. So, they kept my name as Shraddha.
Story: There was a serial whose lead character’s name is the one I got, mom loved the serial so she named me after her.
Story: My sister kept my name because she had a friend with this name. But after few years the girl after whose name I was named by died. I dont know the exact meaning of it… but it is closely associated with the word ” शालिन ” which means peaceful.
Story: My father was obsessed with Sridevi, so he kept my name Chandani (after one of her famous characters.)