The words Research and Researcher were totally new for me at beginning of 2005/06. Because I was new in town, new in ktm, new in TU J, I was unknown about it because of lack of information and being far from town because I was born and grownup in Dhankuta. When I heard I was being like “huh? What the hell is that? Actually I was in bindaas girl when I was in Dhaknuta and I didn’t get the opportunity and environment to know all about it there. Also I never tried to go in a environment like that, I loved to go to visit, hanging out with friend, watching tv serials specially hindi series ‘Kasauti jindagiki, kyu ki sas vi kavi bahu thi, kahani ghar ghar ki and all, and wanted to be like prerana, tulasi, prerana and etc.
When I came to Kathmandu, I met some elites and elders who wanted to be academist and they pulled me towards their way. And again I got the chances to sit with them who were activist in Ethnic movements and well known in Academic sector.
Then I got chance to do Research too. It has interesting part, I still remember one day one of my friend came to me and asked “ hey, would you like to do the research in your own caste? SNV Nepal is giving the grands for it And was being dump J my eyes wide opened and asked to her “what is that? “ then I started to know about it, lots of elders supported to me to know the meaning of that and also I got the training to write a proposal to do the research from one organization (forgot the name), being as a student’s of population I was not informed about proposal till the date J . After having lots of classes finally I was selected on SNV Apprentice researcher.
At that time, I got chances to be participated some of the workshop, seminars and sharing meetings about research output. At that time most of the presentation were in Nepali and the presentation were bit light and it seemed like learner ( not all of them but most of them). And the issues were also looked bit similar to each other and the outcomes also seemed just like copied from others one J
Then I got another chances to be researcher at Martin chautari, and they put me on big pound even though I was not able to swim. J till that time most of the presentation on Nepali and most of the speaker loved to speak in Nepali language. Even if the presenter present in English, most of the participated loved to asked queries in Nepali.
Then, I have been lost my full three years in this field due to my own personal problem. And got chance to be participate last year. I found bit different then before and also I missed the opportunity to be participated till one year and finally I got the chance this year, I have been strength because Nepalese speakers loves to present in English. Most of the participated wants to speak in English excluding me J Most of the papers are highly qualified and the presenters are also arrived with full energy and over confidence. Issues they have been raised also very new and relevant in society. But the interesting things is that the foreigners start to speak in Nepali very comfortably on this types of workshop
Whatever, Life goes on and time also goes on, …….. we just following it J