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Interview: Vinaya Ghimire

Updated on October 17, 2016
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In an English course at Villanova University in 1981, Maria interviewed her mom, who likened her to Barbara Walters. She never looked back.


Introducing Vinaya ....

I greatly enjoy following the writing of my friend, Vinaya Ghimire. Whether poetry, fiction, thoughtful essay or research on human behavior and motivation, I am always delighted and intrigued by what I read from his corner.

Read on and take a look into some fascinating thoughts from Vinaya:

Old Royal Palace in Kathmandu
Old Royal Palace in Kathmandu | Source

The times I'm most creative ....

After my meditation routine that is between 11PM to 2AM.

The times I'm most joyful ....

In the morning when I wake up at 9AM, because I have one more day to live.

Something I'd like to learn to do ....

Movie making techniques. I want to adapt some of my short stories into movies.

My secret talent ....

I can talk for hours in a private circle, which is not a talent actually.

Best gift I ever gave someone ....

I said I give you the master key to my life, but she did not accept.

Best gift I ever received from someone ....

A letter of appreciation from my father's friend when I published my first book.

My dream dinner date ....

Drinking coconut water and eating banana with the love of my life in an uninhabited island.

My favorite vacation spot .... paradise destination ....

Everest Base camp. The Everest reminds me how vulnerable we are at the hands of nature.

My farmhouse in Nepal
My farmhouse in Nepal | Source

Something I got rid of and never missed ....

Chauvinism .

Something I fear ....

Hatred between the cultures.

What I most despise in others ....


If you peeked in my closet, you'd be surprised to find ....

A bottle of whiskey (My family tradition does not allow me to drink openly).

What song feels like the story of your life ...?

"Another Brick in the Wall " by Pink Floyd.

This song exactly explains how the society gags me, and limits my freedom.

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall

Kathmandu through my balcony
Kathmandu through my balcony | Source

Some advice to my younger self ....

Only if you had understood the value of time.

The best part of getting older ....

I see myself getting wiser.

Best advice to a new writer ....

Attend a writing program, where you not only learn the writing techniques but also meet aspiring writers like you.

My favorite book and why ....

"Tantric Visions of the Divine Feminine" by David Kinsley.

I love this book because the author presents comprehensive study of Hindu Goddesses, which is the subject of my interest.

Himalayas | Source

What are you best at writing about ...

I think I'm good at writing newspaper articles.

What would be an area that would challenge your current writing efforts ....

I have started a couple of novel projects but been unable to complete. I wish to take a break and finish at least one of my novels.

Can you take us to your favorite piece of writing on HubPages ....

What Happens When the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Dies

Though the hub has not been able to accumulate good traffic, I consider this as my best piece because Tibetian Buddhism is my subject of interest and I put lots of research to write this article.

Thank you, Vinaya ....

"A Song for You" is my Temptations song for you...!

I send you every positive wish that one day a beautiful lady will accept the master key to your life, Vinaya.

© Maria Jordan (revised June, 2014)

Temptations: A Song for You


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    • marcoujor profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      teaches, Thank you so much for visiting the interview of one of my favorite hubbers. Vinaya is a gentleman and a wonderful writer.

      Vinaya, It's always great when you stop by. I am overdue for a visit to your corner.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Teaches, Maria is a wonderful poet and writer. I'm very grateful to her for featuring me on her interview series. And I'm thankful to you for reading this interview and my hubs. Your comments always inspire me to do better.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      I am glad this was posted. Vinaya is a wonderful fellow hubber and writer. I enjoy his posts and support. Thanks for sharing what makes him such a kind, warm person.

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Nell, So happy you enjoyed getting to know Vinaya.

      Lovedoctor, Thanks ever so much for stopping back...always wonderful to see you.

      Audrey, A visit from you always brings a song to my heart! Great to see you and I totally agree on how you feel about Vinaya.

      Thelma, Lovely to see you and read of how inspiring Vinaya is to you.

      Vinaya, I am always thrilled when you visit, especially to see how so many of us feel about you. Thanks to Daisy for sharing too!

      Hugs to all, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Nell Rose





      Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for always standing with me. I would not be here without you.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      What a tribute to Vinaya! Very well done. Thanks for letting me know more about our brilliant and very talented writer, Maria. I love his writing and he´s very inspiring to me. Have a great day!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I'm grateful for the chance to tell the world why I admire Vinaya - even though words are hard to come by for this beautiful man.

      Vinaya combines the best of good people. His writing is stellar, yet he is humble and teachable. He seeks the good in others always bringing out their best. A loyal friend, they don't come any better. Just an all-around good guy!

      Maria, thank you for this fitting tribute to such a deserving man. Brilliantly done!

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      7 years ago

      Excellent tribute to one of my favorite hubbers. Awesome interview questions.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      I love this interview, it shows the real person behind the screen, wonderful hub maria, and great to really meet you Vinaya, nell

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Vinaya,

      I welcome you any time and understand how busy life can get. I also don't get to my visits as readily as I would like.

      Hope all is well and you remain in my heart as well. Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      7 years ago from Nepal

      Audrey, thanks for always reading my works. Your poetry always overwhelms me.

      Maria, I haven't been able to read you for a while, but I always remember you in my heart.

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      Maria Jordan 

      7 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks, Audrey...I could not agree more!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      7 years ago from California

      A great interview of one of the nicest people on HP!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      You are a darling, Vinaya, and are VERY VERY welcome!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Hello thebluestar,

      Thank you very much for your heartfelt comment. I appreciate your reading.

      Maria,once again I thank you from bottom of my heart.


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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Nette,

      You would find NEVERENDING delight by checking out Vinaya's NOTABLE writing. Thank you for stopping by and your support.

      Hugs to both you and Vinaya, Maria

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      Annette Donaldson 

      8 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Vinaya, good morning from Ireland my friend. You and I have rubbed shoulders for some time, although I am ashamed to say that I have not been an avid follower. However, it is something that I hope to put right in the coming weeks. I always enjoy your honesty and fresh take on what matters most in life. You have a good heart, and I loved this interview with Maria, which has also added a lovely personality to the mixture. Good luck in all you do. Nette

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal


      Unknown spy




      Thanks for always being around. I'm blessed with wonderful writer friends like you.


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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Cyndi-- I heartily COMMEND your CRITIQUE of Vinaya... it is CREDIBLE and gives CREDIT where it is due.

      Made-- MANY thanks for your MAGNIFICENT words that will MEAN so MUCH to Vinaya, as they do ME.

      Hugs to you both and Vinaya too, Maria

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      Madeleine Salin 

      8 years ago from Finland

      I can just agree with all of you. Vinaya is generous and loyal. We have much to learn from him.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Applause, applause for you, Maria, and Vinaya. I can't believe anyone would turn him down, ever. He's has all the right stuff, including a gift for wonderful, thoughtful, intelligent writing. I enjoyed learning more about him. Well executed article.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      "Clean and clear" is an INCREDIBLE manner of describing Vinaya's IMPRESSIVE writing. I'm grateful that Vinaya's INHERENTLY good looks brought you here and so happy to meet you.


      I am having the UNIQUELY pleasant experience of following in your lovely footsteps this morning... hmmm, where will you travel next?! (LOL)


      I thank you in return. You are an amazing friend.

      Hope y'all have a happy and safe day. Hugs, Maria

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      Life Under Construction 

      8 years ago from Neverland

      Cheers to Vinaya! Wonderful person and a writer. I'm also following Vinaya and I love his articles. Such a talent.

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      Karen Silverman 

      8 years ago

      This is the first time i have read a hub of yours - it was Vinaya's picture that drew me in - as i have been 'reading' him since he wrote for a different site. His talent is clean and clear - and it has led me to meet you as well- another fine and generous writer!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal



      Thank you very much for your encouraging words.

      Maria, thanks for everything you have done for me.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      REALLY, Rahul, when it comes to ROCKIN' you're RIGHT up there!

      Jasmin, I am JUST so glad you stopped by as well.

      Hi to dear Vinaya and hope y'all have a wonderful week. Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago

      Vinaya, I'm blessed with a wonderful friend like you. Time and again, you always show me a new you.

      Lots of love!

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      Jessee R 

      8 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Vinaya... the rockstar from Nepal..... I love his writing... and It's a pleasure to know about him...

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Evening, Vinaya,

      I have been VIRTUALLY blown away by the followers and friends who have shown you HubLOVE, such as LOVEDOCTOR and so many others.

      Thank you for your recent response to my request and I will be in touch soon. Have a peaceful night. Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Marlene aka lovedoctor, thanks for always being around.

      Maria, I must tell you this interview has helped me generate traffic and find lots of new readers and followers. Thank you very much.

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      8 years ago

      This is a great interview Vinaya. Another brick in the wall is one of my favorite songs too. Thank you for always reading my work.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      I VENTURE to say that you are one of my favorite people!

      Thank you so VERY much for you sweet presence. Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal






      Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for always supporting me. Your comments inspire me to do better.

      Maria, lots of love.


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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      No QUESTION about it, QudsiaP1... this interview did answer many of our QUERIES about Vinaya!

      Thank you for stopping by and nice to meet you. Hi to Vinaya and hope you both have a peaceful day. Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago

      This is such a nice hub and helped all of us know Vinaya a lot better. Thank you.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      tillsontitan-- I appreciate you TAKING THE TIME to support THIS series so much.

      Natashalh-- I'm grateful for your NOTEWORTHY praise of Vinaya and am happy to make your acquaintance.

      nenytridiana-- It is NICE to meet you and thanks for your NEAT remark.

      yoginijoy-- YOU are welcome to stop by anytime and thanks for YOUR amazing comment.

      Hope y'all have a peaceful night and Hi Vinaya! Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      What a great inside-view of Vinaya. He is super interesting--just like his hubs! Thanks for writing about him. I enjoyed learning more about him and his hopes and dreams! Take care and Peace.

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      8 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Vinaya Ghimire, the nepal guy! I knew him by his pictures of nepal. I am glad he had commented on my hubs, how lucky was I? The interesting person to interview with.

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      8 years ago from Hawaii

      Vinaya always interviews others - this was a great glimpse of him! Thanks, Marcoujor and Vinaya for putting this together.

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      Having been a Vinaya follower for quite some time I have no qualms about saying he is a great hubber and his hubs always interesting, and often educational. He has shared so much and taught us so much about his part of the world.

      As always you have sailed through this hub with the grace of a seasoned sailor.

      Vote up, awesome and interesting!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks for being VIGILANT with your comments... appreciate your VISIT, Vinaya.

      You rock too! Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Aroosa, you are an amazing girl. Thanks for always appreciating me. Though I have never met you in person, you have graced me with your wonderful poetry and artworks!

      Maria, you rock!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      AWESOME to meet you and read this AMAZING comment, Aroosa!

      Hoping you and Vinaya have a most peaceful day. Hugs, Maria

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      Aroosa Gloomy 

      8 years ago

      This is just wonderful :)I love it.Love to know more about Vinaya.You are wonderful person :)tc

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Vincent, I regard you as a wonderful poet and a good friend. Thanks for reading me and supporting me what ever I do on hubpages. Thanks for your words of appreciation.

      Dear Laura, thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. I value your support.

      Dear Maria, lots of love.


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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Vincent-- Your comment does not VACILLATE in your views about Vinaya.

      lauralu-- Thanks for sharing the LOVE.

      Hoping y'all have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago

      Hi Vin you positive message is something we all need thanks so much lauralu

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      Vincent Moore 

      8 years ago

      Vinaya please forgive my tardiness, I've been without the net for almost six days, due to my move. I admire your work and talent not only as a poet but a writer of the highest order. Your visuals always intrigue me and your beautiful Nepal is a godsend for all of us here at the Hubs, I admire your photography and very deep thoughts.

      You love your country and hate the hatred within and the abuse to children. My friend you have been one of my loyal followers and I respect all the comments you have left me since your discovering my work here at the Hubs.

      I am so pleased that you have been included here by Maria, you are so deserving of so much recognition for your brilliant genius and talent. Hugs to you my scribe.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Thanks for your NEAT NOTE, naimishka.

      Vinaya-- I VALIDATE your VIEWS and VERY much appreciate you stopping in to leave such personalized comments.

      May you both have a peaceful day. Hugs, Maria

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      @Sannel, though I have been writing for more than 12 years, I never have had received wonderful feedbacks on my writings before joining Hubpages. I no more consider this community virtual, this is so real that I feel my fellow writers and friends close to my heart.

      @naimishika, thanks for reading and commenting.

      @Maria, lots of love from Nepal.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      ahorseback-- Your comment is APROPOS and APPROPRIATE.

      Ruby-- No one can REPLICATE the ROLE that you play for us in HubVille... REALLY...!

      Alastar-- How AWESOME that you have shown APPRECIATION for your ALLIANCE with Hyph, who never steers us AFAR...!

      poojasd-- Thanks for your PERTINENT POINTS.

      SanneL-- Your SENSITIVITY is SHOWING and it is SO SWEET.

      Thanks to y'all for your beautiful thoughts and have a peaceful day.

      Thanks also to Vinaya for coming back to be your usual gracious self!

      Hugs, Maria

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      8 years ago

      Vinaya is an admirable and brilliant writer and photographer, as well as being a true gentleman, supporter and friend. Even though I'm not part of Hub pages, he is still following my work, and that makes me happy, and I'm very moved by his encouraging comments. It was such a great joy and big honor to be part of his interview series. He was very professional and put a lot of time and effort into these hubs. I have been an avid hiker all my life, and my dream was to travel to Nepal one day, to make my greatest hiking trip in my lifetime. However, that will not be possible, but through Vinaya's writing and photographs, he has given me the wonderful gift to experience his country in the most beautiful way. I have to agree with Vinaya, even though I find all his articles to be fantastic, I do believe his " What happens when the fourteenth Dalai Lama dies" is considered to be one of his best articles. It is really worth a read. Thank you Maria for an excellent work, and Thank you Vinaya for being who you are and touching the world with your beautiful presence. Hugs to both of you, Sannel

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal









      Movie Master,


      always exploring,



      Thank you my dear fellow writers and friends for your continuous support.

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      8 years ago from India

      Good to know some things about you :)

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      Alastar Packer 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Remember when Hyphenbird excitingly recommended Vin's writing. She was very taken with it and him as a person. Didn't take too long to find out what why she felt that way. A tantric vision of an interview Nurse mar, this fellow is awesome!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this interview with Vinaya since he's one of my favorite writers. I love learning about different cultures. I enjoyed his story about The Dalai Lama. He is an excellent photographer. What more can I say? He's GREAT!

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      8 years ago

      Vinaya , yes finally we get to know him , what a talented and centered writer ! He is always appreciative and eager to leave great comments . What a Guy!

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Afternoon, Y'all,

      Shuva-- Thanks for your SENSATIONAL STATEMENTS of SUPPORT.

      Gail-- Your comments are GUARANTEED to GIVE feelings of GREAT GOODNESS.

      anupma-- Thanks for your ALLIANCE.

      Mala Sharma-- Thanks for your MESSAGE of SUPPORT.

      coffeegginmyrice-- I'm COUNTING on CATCHING up with you soon... you are so COOL!

      Lesley-- You are forever LOVELY and LOYAL in your LAUDATIONS.

      Hope y'all have a peaceful evening and HI to Vinaya as well...

      Hugs, Maria

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      Movie Master 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Vinaya is an exceptional writer and photographer, I value his friendship and support greatly.

      It was an honour to be included in his superb interviews with women series.

      Thank you Maria for this wonderful interview and this opportunity for us to learn more about Vinaya.

      Voting up/awesome

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      8 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great interview with Vinaya, marcojour! There are so many hubs to check upon, but too little time. I wish I could just easily scan them with my eyes and enjoy every bit of the story embedded in them. The links here to Vinaya's "Interview with Women" and his favourite piece~ "What Happens When the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Dies" will just promptly lead me to these pages next. And of course I will not miss your article "It's Raining Men". I'll see you there too!

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      Mala Sharma 

      8 years ago

      Dear Vinaya, I have always enjoyed your company and loved your writings. It feels good to read about you.

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      Dr Anupma Srivastava 

      8 years ago from India

      Awesome Interview. Thanks Marcoujor for sharing Vinaya's beautiful view to us. Really, he is a very good writer. His personality reflects in his writings. As through hubs we only come to know about writer's view on some topic, but through interview we get a chance to meet our favorite writers. Vinaya is one of my favorite hubbers.

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful, interesting.

      One more thing, I wish you get your dream girl, Vinaya.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Terrific interview with a hubber I love to follow for all the reasons you stated- he is multitalented, well versed on the topics he writes in, takes great photographs and chooses interesting subjects.

      He is also very supportive of so many other hubbers and like you, I was honored to be part of his Interview With Women series. I know, from the information he gathered from me and the beautiful way he put it all together that he spends much time on research and presentation.

      This interview expanded my view of Vinaya allowing me to see the things that are most important to him and what his hopes, dreams and aspirations are. If passionate hard work brings dreams to fruition (and I believe they do) Vinaya will be someone we'll one day talk about with a sentence that begins, "I knew Vinaya before he became a famous writer and film maker..."

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      8 years ago

      One more thing Vinaya, I'm so much impressed with these wonderful comments. Thank you ladies and gentlemen for being with Vinaya.

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      Shuva Singh Thakuri 

      8 years ago

      Dear Vinaya, every time I read from you, you show me your new side. I'm blessed with a friend like you. May God give you everything you want in your life.

      PS: Marcoujor, thanks for coming up with questions that I always wanted Vinaya to answer.

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Morning, Y'all,

      Vinaya, Thank you for VISITING and giving us your VIEWS. I am getting to know some VERY cool people thanks to you!

      Dex has no DOUBT about how DISTINGUISHED you are.

      Gypsy is GENUINE in GRATIFYING us about how she feels about you.

      Christy's COMMENTS show me that she is CHEERFUL, CLASSY and CLEVER.

      Lucky is always LUSCIOUS and very LIKEABLE in her LAUDATIONS.

      LaThing, you are also a LOYAL and LOVING friend.

      Radhapriestess, I RELISH your RESPECTFUL REMARK

      tobusiness, THANK you for your TREMENDOUS THOUGHTS on Vinaya.

      LORD, May I take the LIBERTY of saying that your remarks are not in any way LUDICROUS?

      ishwaryaa22, I'm IMPRESSED by your INSPIRATIONAL IDEAS about Vinaya.

      Made, MANY thanks for your MAGNAMINOUS remarks.

      Rajan, I REALLY appreciate your REVERENT and REPUTABLE RESPONSE here.

      girishpuri, I am fIlled with GRATITUDE at your GRACIOUS comment.

      Hoping y'all have a peaceful day, Thank you each for taking the time to stop by.

      Hugs, Maria

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      Girish puri 

      8 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      I admired vinaya's work not only on hubpages, even on triond as well, I wish him all the success in life.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      This interview gives some insight into the mind and thoughts of the multifaceted Vinaya. He is a brilliant, poet, photographer and writer and from what I have seen of his photos here very much a family oriented person. A great friend to have.

      Thanks for sharing such a wonderful interview of one of my favorite hubbers.

      Voted up and interesting.

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      Madeleine Salin 

      8 years ago from Finland

      Now I know more about Vinaya. He's a wonderful person who supports many writers here on HubPages. He really deserves an interview like this that shows what a great talent he is. Very interesting!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Lord de Cross,


      thanks for your wonderful comment. You do me a great honor.


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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      An interesting interview with Vinaya - one of the most talented hub-authors. I enjoyed reading his informative hubs, especially hubs about his native Nepal and his engaging interview series with famous female hub-authors. Well-done to both of you and Vinaya!

      Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal




      Lucky Cats,




      Thank you my dear fellow writers for reading and commenting. I'm very grateful to Hubpages for giving me an opportunity to connect with you.

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      Joseph De Cross 

      8 years ago from New York

      Excellent Interview,

      I'm bold enough to say that Vinaya has adquired that knowledge from centuries before... not talking about being on earth before, but a connection with our maker who is full of wisdom. Well done Maria!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      8 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      I loved this, I now know a little more about Vinaya who has been very generous and supportive in his comments on my poems. Well done. Voting up.

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      8 years ago

      Very wonderful interview of a fellow writer who I have great affection for. He is a great talent and a good person to get to know.

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      8 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is a beautiful interview! Such thoughtful answers, specially about giving his Master Key! Like you, Maria, I wish he finds that wonderful lady who will accept his Key ;)

      Awesome, and voting up!

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      8 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Wonderful! Mar...Vinaya is an inspirational writer who has shared so much of his experience and background as well as beautiful hubs of amazing locals. Yea!!!!!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      8 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I vote up and awesome. Hugs to Vinaya as he is such a kind and wonderful soul.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      8 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Another great interview Maria. Enjoy reading Vinaya's hubs. Like the pics of the farmhouse and the Himalayas.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      8 years ago from United States

      Hi Momma! "It's Raining Men" just keeps on getting better! Vinaya is a marvelous writer and exceptional writer on HP. Not only are his writings interesting, he takes time to bless others by being supportive of them.

      It is really wonderful to get to know Vinaya a little better. All of us are more enlightened by his presence.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal











      Thank you my dear writers and friends for reading me. I cannot imagine myself as a writer without Hubpages and the wonderful community.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      8 years ago from Nepal

      Dear Maria, what a wonderful gift you have given me today. Thanks for including me in your interview series. I'm honored to be included amongst the great hubbers I love to read and follow.

      Thank you very much.

      Lots of love from Kathmandu

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      Maria Jordan 

      8 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Good Evening, Y'all,

      It is fabulous to meet so many of you who follow/ admire Vinaya's writing. I am going to greatly look forward to reading some of your work as well. I know Vinaya will be so happy to see these glorious responses... I know they are amazing to me!

      Car51-- You CAME to visit early pointing out that our different CULTURES can indeed make us CLOSER.

      John-- Your comment JUSTIFIES why I love Vinaya's work.

      lovedoctor-- LOOKS LIKE your comment is as LOVELY as you!

      Martie-- Always able to MENTION the MOST MEANINGFUL aspects of my work in your comments... and you know MARVELOUS when you read it, as in Vinaya...!

      Frank-- I have seen you around. You FOCUS on FACT in a FINE FASHION.

      Sue-- You are SPOT-ON in SHOWCASING Vinaya's SPECIAL SKILLS.

      Mike-- I am MIGHTY impressed with your MUSINGS.

      Angel-- You have ACCENTED Vinaya's AUTHENTIC ATTITUDE about Nepal.

      snakeslane-- You are SENTIMENTAL and STELLAR in your STATEMENT about our STAR of Nepal.

      Linda-- LOVE your LAUDATIONS about Vinaya and would LOVE to join y'all "for a taste", especially to celebrate your Happy Birthday!!

      Hope y'all have a lovely evening and hello to Vinaya as well! Hugs, Maria

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      8 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Vinaya is HubPages gift that keeps on giving. His hubs are always full of surprise and interest. He's a loyal friend to many on HP. I appreciate our friendship. Wanna share that whiskey Vinaya!? :)

      Thank you Mar and Vinaya for another fabulous interview!

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Vinaya Ghimire is one of the bright lights of Hub Pages who never ceases to amaze me. His artistry is multi-faceted, fascinating, and enduring, Whatever Vinaya sets his hand to turns to gold. I have learned so much about Nepal in the past year from the photographs, poetry, and writing Vinaya has published here on Hub Pages. Vinaya Ghimire is a great ambassador for his beloved Nepal. But more than that he is a creative genius who is still finding his voice. His latest endeavor, turning poetry Hubs into video is so adept. This man is going places. It is an honour to watch his story unfold. Thank you Mar. Thank you Vinaya.

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      8 years ago

      Vinaya is such a brilliant writer , very talented and what i liked in him is he got a very very deep love to his country Nepal. His patriotism and nationalistic attitude is what i admired him so much.. not all of us love and proud of our country ..a very exceptional example he show to all of us..

      This is a very very good interview so light yet so heavy ! Voted all and shared..

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      8 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I find Vinaya to be a gentleman farmer, poet, philosopher and deep thinker. His regard for family is exceptional.

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      8 years ago

      A great interview and tribute to Vinaya . He has a gift for writing, photography, and interviewing. His hubs are inspiring, entertaining and informative.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 years ago from Shelton

      Perfect.. no no wait.. it's More Perfect because VG is cream of the crop.. this interview with VG had to come and bless you for bringing it to light...:) Frank

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      Vinaya is a brilliant, hardworking writer and ambassador of his country and culture. His hubs are well-presented, well-written, informative and delightful. He has a beautiful and endearing personality and I always feel honored when he leaves a comment on one of my hubs. Keeping his future as a highly successful writer in mind, HubPages is the best place for him to be at this stage of his career. He has the ability to observe, absorb and comprehend without losing his own principles.

      Vinaya, you know I wish for you only the best of the best success, peace and joy.

      Marcoujor, this is another very classy and professional interview. Voted up to the stars.

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      8 years ago

      This interview is very well-done. It reveals a lot about the author's character and personality. Voted up awesome!

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      John Sarkis 

      8 years ago from Winter Haven, FL

      Great hub. And, kudos to Vinaya, he's a great author whose works I've enjoyed in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

      Great hub


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      8 years ago

      Loved this interview!! Vinaya reminds us that in our diversity we share much in common! How great that he inspired you for the "Raining Men" project!


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