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Bhaskar Gautam - Nepal
Published on 19th December 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org Martin Chautari
I am from Kathmandu. Since 1998, I am associated with Martin Chautari as a research associate. Apart from organizing open public discussions on various topics including politics, media, and youth, Martin Chautari activities are primarily focused on research and publishing. Media is my core working area. I am also interested in studying the dynamics of social movements, publishing, education, film, and politics. In Martin Chautari, I am also involved in coordinating open public discussions, which take place on regular basis.
The preparatory meeting in Bangkok was my first involvement with the Alliance activities। I enjoyed the Bangkok meeting and am expecting rigorous and serious discussions with the participants in WSF 2004 Mumbai. Wishing all the best for the Allies and looking forward to seeing all of you in Mumbai.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Nepal add: Lamjung Chiti Tilahar-2
Entry into Kyoto University: April 1998
Graduation date : March 2004
Degree : Post Doctoral Fellowship (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Research area: Architecture and Urban History
Current Add: 11-6-205 Shimizu-cho, Mukaijima, Fushimiku, Kyoto, Japan
Telephone no.: (075) 622-2456
Stupa and Swastika
Historical Urban Planning Principles in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley
Mohan Pant and Shuji Funo
Kyoto University Press, Japan in association with NUS Press, Singapore, 2007.
For a brief idea on what is in this book, here is an abstract:
This book is a study of Patan city. It analyses social and physcial structure of the historic city area, and demonstrates that the city is planned from the choice of its location to the layout of its streets and settlement quarters.
Probably we all are familiar with one of the creation myth of the valley, which states that four earlier Buddhas meditated on the four mountain summits Sivapuri (north), Phulchoki (southeast), Champadevi (southwest) and Nagarjun (northwest) overlooking the valley. These are the highest peak in the mountaing range of Kathmandu Valley besides the one--Mahadev danda, at east. Further, which many of us may not be aware of, is an oral tradition on the city of Patan that holds that Patan is a city originally planned in the shape of the dharmacakra, the Buddhist wheel of law. This study makes an analysis of the physical layout of the city including the four Stupas at its periphery. The geometrical analysis of the configuration of the four stupas demonstrates that there is a factual link between the planning of Patan with the creation myth and oral tradition. The four sides connecting the stupas are oriented to four of the five summits of the mountain range that surround the Valley in a manner that resembles a clockwise swastika. Besides, the diagonal connecting the south (Lagan Stupa) and north stupa (Yampi Stupa) is oriented to Sivapuri summit. The main streets of Patan going south to north follow this orientation. We know that Swastika is a sacred symbol in Buddhism. The configuration of four stupas, therefore, represent the layout of Patan in the context of the natural and cultural geography of the Valley and have paramount symbolic value to Patan.
An important discovery made in this study of Patan is that the planning of the city uses an ancient system of measure, first known in Kautilya's Arthasastra (Kautilya or Chanakya who lived in 4th C BEC). This system of measure was first discovered in an earlier study of Thimi. This ancient measure is based on hasta system, which was common in South Asia (also in Southeast Asia) until modern times. While hasta system is a common knowledge, the complexity of this system is that the standard length measured in angulas and its multiples differs according to region, and historical periods. Scholars have suggested the correspondence of hasta to metric measures but with variations, which often remain unsubstantiated. This study gives the exact measure in metric units of the hasta and system of multiples employed in Patan, which corresponds to that mentioned in Kautilya.
This study also demonstrates links of Kathmandu Valley urban civilization with Indus Valley civilization of 5000 years back. Analyzing the Indus cities such as Mohenjodaro and Kalibangan, and cities of first millennium BCE of the region of Gandhara (present day Pakistan), the study shows exactly the same measurement system and planning modules (such as 100, 200, 300... hasta for a quarter block) employed in the division of the city quarters of these archaic cities. Even street widths of these cities with that of Patan and Thimi are found to be related.
It is also surprising that Newars, whose ancestors build Patan and other towns of the Valley continued this ancient tradition right up to 19th century.
Several Nepali historians such as Baburam Acharya and Gyanmani Nepal have suggested the migratory links between the prehistoric communities of Kathmandu Valley and the regions of Indus Valley. Sudarshan Tiwari, architect and professor, is also of this opinion. The tradition of settlement planning employed in Patan including architectural planning is the material evidence demonstrating an unbroken link between the urban civilization of the Indus and the Kathmandu Valley.
While we are forgetting the principles of past traditions, this study tells me to rever Newar ancestors, and particularly the Jyapus, the great Jyapus who planned and built Patan (you might have heard the story of Lalita-Jyapu of Lalitpur).
(secretly: the book also makes theoretical contribution on city planning !!!!! but I am not permitted to tell it, that is only a privillege of the readers ! )
Comments on the book:
Congratulation for your prestigious degree and also for the contribution on the ancient Patan of Kathmandu valley. We could learn a lot about the great city of the 19th century. Patan has may khel like Lagankhel, Jawalakhel and not to mention a khel called Nyokakhyo or Nayakhel, a place completely forgotten since the advet of 2oth century but it remains is still behind the Patan industrial state. Long time ago I and Mr. Prem Chitrakar of this area planed to make use of this historic or religious place and proposed a plan. Recently, I heard that former ministr and long time Mayor Mr. BR Bajracharya is taking interest to develope this place along with many needed places in Patan. For further see in google under Mr. Prem Chitrakar or Keshab Shrestha. This plan was also encouraged by former embassdor. Mr. Kedar B. Mathema
Congratulation and hearty thanks to Prof.Funo Shuji for his great love to Patan city.
2. Mohan Pant and Shuji Funo, 2004. A Study on the Pattern of Plot Divisions of Courtyard Residential Blocks of Patan, Kathmandu Valley. Journal of Architecture and Building Engineering, 3:1, 197-205
3. Mohan Pant and Shuji Funo, 2005. The Grid and Modular Measures in The Town Planning of Mohenjodaro and Kathmandu Valley--A Study on Modular Measures in Block and Plot Divisions in the Planning of Mohenjodaro and Sirkap (Pakistan), and Thimi (Kathmandu Valley). Journal of Architecture and Building Engineering, 4:1, 51-59
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Jul. 8 2008 UP
Pushkar Singh Raikhola
Graduate School of Social Studies, Nepal
Every long journey starts from a single step. For example, being a faculty member from my host university, they selected me as a candidate to pursue a doctoral degree at Doshisha University. This was a great opportunity as well as a challenge for my academic journey toenhance my career.Doshisha University is said to be one of the highly esteemed universities in Japan. Every Faculty and Graduate School, including Graduate School of Social Studies which I am attending, has distinct features. Doshisha has maintained an exemplary academic environment to ensure quality education throughout the century. While becoming accustomed to life in Kyoto, one thing I have found, along with other experiences I have had here, is that the Japanese are pretty flexible when it comes to religion. They visit Shinto shrines for the New Year, hold funerals at Buddhist temples, celebrate Christmas and get married in Church. Kyoto is also famous for festivals and many varieties of food. The restaurants here are of truly exceptional caliber. You get a warm welcome when walking into them and the clientèle are completely respected. Eating in Kyoto is usually a casual, friendly and affordable affair.When Spring comes, Japan's famed cherry trees have captured the hearts of visitors. The Springtime blossoming of cherry trees is a time for nationwide camaraderie in Japan,where friends and colleagues hold boisterous picnics to enjoy the short lived beauty of the blossoms. Kyoto is not just a historical city but also an academic place where friendships can be formed with many international students from every corner of the globe. I found Doshisha was a well-selected place for the study of Japanese culture, among other disciplines.During my one-and-a-half year period of study at Doshisha, I have made a fair share of memories that will warm my heart forever.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
President, Dr. Keshab Shrestha Associate Professor/NHM.
Executive commitee members and advisory members of CENEED, Nepal
BOOKS BY HIM
1. Keshab Shrestha 1998, Dictionary of Nepalese Plant Names, Mandala Book point, Kathmandu, Nepal.
1. FROM NEPAL NEWS.COM
IUCN rises up to document invasive alien species of flora
By Damaru Lal Bhandari
KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Come December the Nepal office of the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will embark on a study on invasive alien species (IAS) of plants. IAS are species of organisms, which have been moved to a new habitat and are known to harm the ecosystems.
The study will be conducted in selected locations of Gandaki, Koshi and Karnali river basins from December. Which means IUCN staff shall lead local environmental activists, environmental organisations and school students in identifying IAS and draw up theinventory.
"Once we have the inventory we can launch campaign aimed at raising awareness about alien species among farmers and institutions involved in conservation efforts," said Sagendra Tiwari, programme co-ordinator of IUCN-Nepal. The study shall also focus on the ways the local people have tended to receive them.
"The vital purpose, of course, is to ascertain the way the farmers and conservationists have tended to cope with them and loss incurred by them," said Tiwari, adding additional concern is to find out their adverse impact on agriculture, forestry and fishery.
The intervention from IUCN comes in the wake of claims that native species of vegetation and habitats were facing threat from scores of alien species of plants. More common to the city dweller is water hyacinth, which can be seen spreading out over abandoned ponds of the Kathmandu Valley.
But Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) has advised caution before damning the species as "alien." " We must concentrate on eking out benefits from them rather then saying they don’t belong here," said Bimal Kumar Baniya, a NARC officer.
He, however, conceded that some of the species like mikania micrantha, known locally as banmara, were really aggressive but "still do not make a case for disowning them."
" We are not yet in a position to correctly judge the scenario. But the problem with certain alien species is they predominate over local species, culminating in their eventual extinction," Tiwari further said.
In fact, it was Tiwari who drew up an inventory of IAS of plants based on review of literature. There are nearly 80 species, 10 of them most pervasive.
"Foreign plants like water hyacinth casts adverse impact on fish ponds," said Dharani Man Singh, Fisheries Development Officer associated with Fisheries Development Directorate.
Singh, however, hastened on to add," We have introduced Chinese grass carp. It is a fish which feeds on water hyacinth ruling out its growth. This is the strategy we have followed to protect fish ponds."
Dr. Keshab Shrestha, Director of Natural History Museum, has appreciated the efforts coming from IUCN on the issue of alien invasive species of plants.
"Of course, they are doing a good job. But still what we can say is the study is restricted to enumerating the species rather than eradicating them," he said. He also stressed the need to popularise indigenous species of flowering and decorative plants.
As Tiwari said, " We have decided to exercise restraint before damning them. We are conducting a study, which will be followed by recommendation."
However, species which fall under Sino-Japanese, South East Asian, Indian, African-Asian desert, Irano-Turranean and Central Asiatic region are not considered as alien to Nepal.
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
1. Bhatta BK, Osono T, Ishikawa H, Takeda H. Soil microfungi and soil nutrients as indicators of a pine plantation and an adjacent natural forest. European Journal of Soil Biology .
2 大園享司・Balram K. Bhatta ミズキ落葉の分解にともなう葉圏菌類の遷移 日本生態学会第50回大会（ポスター講演）つくば国際会議場 2003年3月
3. Osono T., Bhatta, B.K. & Takeda H. (2004) Phyllosphere fungi on living and decomposing leaves of giant dogwood. Mycoscience 45: 35-41.
4. Muneto Hirobe, John Sabang, Balram K. Bhatta, et al. Leaf-litter decomposition of 15 tree species in a lowland tropical rain forest in Sarawak: decomposition rates and initial litter chemistry Ref: http://www.frienvis.nic.in/con_fj/jounralofforestresearch(4).htm
Details will be posted soon.
Revised Date: 2002.12.10
Researcher Name: RIJAL Hom (Bahadur)
Date of Birth: 1969.8
Organization Name: Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering Department of Global Environment Engineering
Title: Graduate Student
Mailing Address: Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8501 Japan
Code F: 1.442
Building Science and Building Equipment :THERMAL ENVIRONMENT OF NEPALESE TRADITIONAL HOUSES
Keyword showing a research field:THERMAL ENVIRONMENT OF NEPALESE TRADITIONAL HOUSES
Current research topic
INVESTIGATION AND EVALUATION ON THERMAL ENVIRONMENT OF TRADITIONAL VERNACULAR HOUSES IN NEPALNEPAL,TRADITIONAL VERNACULAR HOUSES,EVALUATION OF THERMAL ENVIRONMENT
Cord F： 442 . Building Science and Building Equipment （Collaboration in Organization）
Nepal add: POBox 15142, KPC 432, Kathmandu, Nepal
Kyodai entry: 2004/4
Graduation date: 2009/3/23
: Ph. D (Plant Breeding, Agriculture)
Research area: Plant Breeding (mPing transposon in Wild Oryza genus.)
Professional interests: Wild Oryza, Transposons, DNA sequencing and analysis, PCRs,
Current Add: Graduate school of Agriculture, laboratory of Plant Breeding, Kyoto University
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Analysis of distribution and proliferation of mPing family transposons in a wild rice (Oryza rufipogon Griff.)
A. Kyoto University : http://www.ikushu.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/member.html
B.Aishwarya Vidya Padak to outstanding students: http://www.nepalnews.com.np/contents/englishdaily/ktmpost/2002/nov/nov09/local.htm
C.Gamma field symposium No 43:
D 5th International Rice Genetics Symposium P143: page 181
E. Home Page: http://shantakyoto.googlepages.com/
F: Publication: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/cssj/region/kinki/meeting_165.pdf
Address in Nepal: Chode Tole, Thimi
Kyoto University entry: October 2000
Kyoto University exited: June 2005
Total duration in Kyoto University : 4 years 9 months
Status: Research Student (Oct 2000 - Mar 2001)
M.Sc. Civil Engineering Student (Apr 2001 -Mar 2003)
Doctorate Urban and Environmental EngineeringStudent (Apr 2003 - May 2005)
Research area: Earth Surface Hydrology
Current Add: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Tel: 612 623 8291
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A. Congrat Dr. Roshan Shrestha
Dr. Roshan Kumar Shrestha has been honored with the Young Author Excellent Paper Award 2005 by the Japan Society of Hydrology & Water Resources, JSHWR. This award has been given for his paper entitled Performance Analysis of Different Meteorological Data and Resolutions Using MaScOD Hydrological Model Printed in Hydrological Processes. The award will be formally given on August 4, 2005 amid a function.
This award is given every year to one researcher under 35 who has published papers in JSHWR publications and its affiliated publications in that year. Eligible competitors for this award include associate professors, assistant professors, research associates, post doctoral researchers and company researchers under 35. This is the first time, this award has been given to a non-Japanese.
A native of Thimi, Khwopa, 33 year old Dr. Shrestha now works for a NASA funded project on global precipitation measurement by satelite observation, in the capacity of Research Associate in University of Minnesota, USA.
NESOCA Nepal extends its warmest filicitation to Dr. Shrestha for being honored with the above award and wishes every success in his new responsibility.
Here is his email address for those who wish to send congratulat0ry messages to him : email@example.com.
Ripendra on left.
"Floodplain Analysis and Risk Assessment of Lakhandei River"
The Lakhandei river basin is located in Sarlahi district of Central Development Region of Nepal. This river, originates in the eastern Siwalik Hills, is one of the most flood prone rivers in the country because of flash flood during monsoon rainfall. The huge loss of life and damage to properties during floods in 1993, 1995 and 1997 necessitate for the flood plain analysis and risk assessment of this river.
Floodplain analysis and risk assessment involves the study of complex interaction of hydraulics of the river flow with topographical and land use features of the floodplains. This study will use the one-dimensional numerical model HEC-RAS, ArcView GIS and HEC-GeoRAS extension for ArcView GIS will be used as an interface between the two systems for the pre-processing and post-processing of the data. Spatial analysis functionality of the GIS will be used for risk assessment. The attempt will also be made for floodplain analysis by using two-dimensional flow model FESWMS-2DH for comparative study.
The methodology for flood risk assessment will follow the approach developed by Gilard (1996). For the visualization of the results, maps are also prepared for different return periods. This will serve as an effective and efficient decision making tool which will help administrators and planners to identify areas of risk and prioritize their mitigation/response efforts, and it will also help to general public be aware of the flood risk and prepare for mitigation activities.
Nepal add: Ramghat-5, Surkhet
Kyodai entry: October, 2003
Graduation date : September, 2005
Degree : Post Doctoral Fellowship, JSPS
Research area: Urban Transportation
Current Add: Kathmandu Engineering College, Kalimati, Kathmandu
Tel: 977-1-4284 902(O); 977-1-016211597 (R)
Shahi Padma Bahadur & Aoyama Yoshitaka
“Costs, Economies of Scale, and Factor Demand in Urban Bus Transport”
Regional science association International ,
37th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INDIAN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
6 - 8 January 2006 At Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
Phone: +91 9343712880 (Mobile) Fax : +91-80-6584004, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076, India .
Nepal add: Sundhara , Kathmandu,
Kyoto University entry: April 2005
Graduation date : March 2007 (Master), March 2010, Ph. D expected)
Degree : Masters Agriculture, (Plant Breeding)
Ph. D (expected by 2010 March)
Ph. D.: Genetic control of proanthocyanidin and racal scavenging activites in soybean.
Masters: Improvement of Protein Quality in Soybean Through Gene Modification
Current Add: Kyoto Fu, Uji shi, Asakura, 50-1 NishiOkubo 22-205 (PC: 611-0033) Tel: 080 3812 9610
Home Page: http://govindarizal.googlepages.com/
Editor and Academic program coordinator (2008-2009): Kyoto University, Organizing Committee for 10th Association for Pacific Rim Universities – Doctoral Students conference.
Kinki Crop Science Symposium, July 11, 2009, Kyoto University.
Japanese Society of Breeding, Annual Meeting, 2009, Tsukuba Japan, and Annual Meeting, 2008, Shiga, Japan.
The XVIIIth International Roundtable on Nucleoside, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids, September 8- 11, 2008, Kyoto, Japan.
International Conference on Food Factors for Health Promotion (ICoFF2007), Nov 28-31, 2007, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan.
The 3rd International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH 2007), November 25-28, 2007, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan.
Plant Breeding Seminar, Yamagata, 2007
The 5th International Symposium of Rice Functional Genomics, October 15-17, 2007 at Epochal Tsukuba International Congress center, Tsukuba, Japan.
The 46th Gamma Field Symposium, 2007, Mito, Japan.
The 9th Kyoto University International Symposium: Integrating Global Environmental Studies towards
Human Security, June 22-23, 2007, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
International Symposium on Pine Wilt Disease in Asia, Kyoto University, 15-17 February 2007, Kyoto Japan
United Nations University, seminar series on peace, Hokkaido, 2005
International Convention on Quality Control Management, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)Training
Various seminars, symposiums and conferences related to Agriculture
Kyoto university Entry: April 1997
Graduation Date: March 2006
DegreeObtained : B.Eng, M.Inf., D.Inf.Research
Current Address: Atlanta, USA
NEpal Add: Satdobato, Lalitpur
Protein side-chain packing problem: a maximum edge-weight clique algorithmic approach
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Pages: 191 - 200
Year of Publication: 2004
K. C. Dukka Bahadur
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
The University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo, Japan
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Australian Computer Society, Inc. Darlinghurst, Australia, Australia
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Protein side-chain packing has an important application in homology modeling, protein structure prediction, protein design, protein docking problems and many more.Protein side-chain packing problem is computationally known to be NP-hard (Akutsu, 1997) (Chazelle, Kingsford & Singh, 2003) (Pierce & Winfree, 2002). In the field of computer science, the notion of reduction of a problem to other problems is quite often used to design algorithms and to prove the complexity of a certain problem. In this work, we have used this notion of reduction to solve protein side-chain packing problem.We have developed a deterministic algorithm based approach to solve protein side-chain packing problem based on clique-based algorithms. For this, we reduced this problem to the maximum clique finding problem. Moreover, in order to incorporate the interaction preferences between the atoms, we have then extended this approach to maximum edge-weight clique finding problem by assigning weights based on probability discriminatory function. We have then solved this clique finding problem by using the clique finding algorithm developed by two of the authors (Tomita & Seki, 2003) and its variants (Suzuki, Tomita & Seki 2002).We have tested this approach to predict the side-chain conformations of a set of proteins and have compared the results with other existing methods. We have found considerable improvement in terms of the size of the proteins and in terms of the efficiency and accuracy of the prediction.
Present Nationality: Nepal
School: School of Environment, Resources and Development
Program: Agricultural Systems and Engineering
Field of Study: Agricultural Machinery and Management
Degree: Master of Science
Graduation Year: 2004
Graduation Month: August
Office Address: Doctoral student
Research Center for Environmental Quality Mgmnt.
(RCEQM),Graduate School of Engineering,
Kyoto University,1-2 Yumihama,Otsu,
Home Address: Santosh Marg-308, New Baneswor-10
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Kyodai entry date: April 2006
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Research area: Sanskrit and Indological Studies
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