Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Political leaders of Nepal have diverted their issue

After reaching the second deadline of the Constitutional Assembly the CA members have protested inside the CA vandalizing the property inside. With protest and shutdown program announced by the Maoist led alliance on 20 January the meeting of CA which was scheduled for a day ahead that happened at the middle of the night where the UCPN and its supporter showed violence and protested with violence. Highlighting their 16 years of conflict struggle they have been demanding a ethnic based federal system with cultural identity where the other political parties have been opposing the proposed system.
Though a political instability rules in the country but political leaders showcasing such outrage and chaos before the second dissolution of the CA term certainly means its hard and unfortunate to have no constitution situation. Protest programs outside CA has already been started by general public demanding constitution.

From past 8 years Nepalese have been waiting for their constitution where they have only faced corruption, power politics, manipulation etc

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The new Airbus of Nepal Airlines

The new Airbus 320-200 of Nepal Airlines, its a proud moment for us the citizen to see how NA is trying to survive. Though due to lack management and political manipulation the Airlines is in loss from the pass few decades but the pride of flying a national carrier cannot be compensated with anything else 

I hope and pray that Nepal Airlines grows with proper management and business so that one day it will fly to all over the world and the flag of Nepal would be respected in all countries.


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nepal Police has no credibility

Early morning I had a scuffle with some thugs who tried to intimidate me.
In front of my home there big public property where kids come and play. We have had no problem and issues but lately a group of teenagers have been teaming up in playing football creating social menace in the society. The teenagers have not only been smoking weed but at times their language is insanely untollerable. We have been ignoring this and at times we have reported this to the Nepal police but as they like to say we have limited resources so we cannot do anything....

Coming back to the story, they play the ball harshly and hit the doors and enter the premises without permission. Most of the times when they are confronted they would reply back with slangs. We have been constantly requesting them to playing slowly but with their raising attitude and behavior its getting in tolerable.

After the incident we the society people went to the sorakhutte police station for report.  Their first reaction was very annoying as the thugs were already there in the police station. The officers instead of assuring us started shouting at us and they were very absurd as if we were the culprits. One of the relatives of the thugs was there. I think he had staged the police man with some understanding that we were being ignored.  After raising our voices the situation came in control and they agreed to listen to us.

I say what is this we pay taxes and at the same end we have to face the harsh consequences.

It made me feel as if Nepal's police is very biased toward power, position and money.

I could not understand the relative relationship of why police treats the normal public like this.

Why are we so pathetic to bear all this ........

Saturday, January 10, 2015

NAC not bad a as expected

Recently, I had the opportunity to fly with the national carrier Ra-405 to thailand. I was pretty surprise with the performance and the level of service that I experienced during my trip and I must say was not bad.

Working in the tourism industry for more than 10 years, I had heard so many things about Nepal Airlines and was in a delima of what to expect and how to react. I had early traveled to various other international destination so I had an idea about international flying standards and condition. But to my amazement flying in the national carrier was quite different than flying with foreign airlines. Apart from that the normal perception of thinking NAC to be bad and un-comforting was completely wrong. I think it was not the best but I would say it was not the worst, in fact it was better than the international airlines that I had traveled with. 

The flight attendants were very smart and very focused towards their duties and responsibilities. 

Moreover, the attendants were very responsive and duly served as per your requirement. I wish the government would further work in its management as its not just a facility but traveling in a national is a  matter of national  pride for any #Nepali.

We all are very busy in our lives where most of the times believe what is being told in news and media which most of the times proves to be correct but in most case the news and stories are partially told. Hiding the reality having benefit of doubt to the story teller. Being a journalist and working in #journalism for more than 13 years, one thing I can be sure of is Nepal's media are very biased towards their, commercial objectives and very few  journalists practice #EthicalJournalism .

What we hear and experience is just the matter of what the reporters want to show rather than showcasing the reality.

It was a proud feeling traveling a national carrier and hope the government further work on the working condition of #NAC.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PK may be the best movie for 2014 but has no soul to it

From its initial soft launching in October PK invited un-wanted attention with its poster and controversial statements in regards to religion. The movie was fully planned with better strategy and presentation in targeting its modern audience.
Though it is creating its record in the history of Bollywood but from a viewers point of view I find PK extraordinarily waste of time and nonsense. I personally think people loved this movie in craze of Amir khan and his legacy of profound creativity that he prolongs.

The movie hugely targets the orthodox prejudice tradition and taunts the religion and culture about its drawback.

The movie starts with a ultra modern theory of an Alien who lands up in a deserts and later on grasps the language and culture. Now tell me who would be dumb enough not to know the landing of a spaceship in the territory of India. More could have been done to add in adapting the current technological development and what India stands for in terms of Astronomy.

The movie tries to collaborates towards focusing the normality of Indian lifestyle but somewhere down the lane it also highlights the Indian cultural transitional phase and dramatic issues of Indo Pakistan relationship with a new twist.

A love triangle with a country angle in the middle is more confusing than anything but one thing is very credible that Mr Amir khan has done is he has tried to bring in his experience of a philanthropist that he worked in Satyamayaba Jayate a TV series.

Not to be rude I guess Vinod Chopra must hard time shooting and directing this movie than arguing with amir khan contemplating the situation and scene.

Everything works in India with the Khans, reality is for a movie to work well in Bollywood it doesn't need a good script and good technical support  but it takes big names and their experience.  

Friday, December 19, 2014

Loktantra has given us nothing

Yesterday I was visiting  the Pasuti Griha and I noticed how visionary and credible the previous generation leaders were.  As if you look at the whole public sector there are merely very few infrastructures that have been set up by the government of Nepal. Whether you talk about setting up a schools or colleges or  hospitals in the last 50 years it is nil or only one percent has happened. We are sustained by the pre-existing infrastructures that have been remodeled to fit this new corrupt and manipulative system.

After the democracy the Nepal government and the leaders of Nepal were very much focused towards commercialization and capitalism, though we call our country a Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal but we are hardcore capitalist country.

Nepal has gone through various phases of political revolution layering the aspect of growth and development in its public welfare. we have the fake pride of Federalism and our identity where every day people are dying in remote village in absence of doctors and food, there is no explanation to this.

Now getting back to  my topic, Infrastructures like Prasuti Griha  are amazing wonder, they look dirty and filthy from outside in comparison to  Norvice International Hospital but when it comes to severity of case and public approach the Prasuti Griha is considered as one of the best in terms of doctors and public approach.

Looking at such infrastructure I think the leaders of previous generations were more concern about basic necessity of public. I think they were more responsible and public liable where they initiated better projects and policies towards safe guarding public policy in Nepal.

Whether you talk about schools, colleges and hospital most of the infrastructure that are currently running for public were mostly  envisioned and made during the pre-era of democracy.

The only Democracy has given us is commercialization, high cost, capitalism etc.

If you give it a thought you will surely notice that after democracy the country has further pressured the leaders to be more corrupt and not liable to the country. In fact it made them zombies of their own parties where they simply worship power and  money.

Reality of today is democracy and so called bloody Loktantra only brought commercialization in everything from food to health to every other sector. Even education today is so degrading that for application of any job minimum qualification required is  Master's Degree, what a joke?
People's have degree's and they do not have right jobs.

We call our nation developing but from past 8 years we have been struggling to even find a solution for an un-existing problem where our political leaders find it proud in saying sabhashad. We say our system is strong and poeple have the power where even today registering an FIR in the police requires pressure and  politics.

What are we doing and what is happening in our country?


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Killing poeple in the name of religion is wrong

#PeshawarAttack is certainly one of the most atrociousness inhuman attack against #humanity . Killing 131 innocent school going children in the name of #jihad is not just a question of judgment but its a serious crime against humanity. No religion Islam or any other promotes killing nor do they say killing innocent people in the name of religion is right. Its people's believe and  thinking that promotes killing and such carnage. What has happened in Pakistan is not just an example of terrorism but it certainly shows the prejudices and orthodox thinking of people who try to enforce their ideologies over the global world.



Saturday, December 13, 2014

36 countries where you need no VISA and can travel

These are the namelist of countries where you can travel and acquire the visa on arrival
  1. Cambodia: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  2. Cape Verde: Visa on arrival
  3. Comoros: Visa on arrival
  4. Djibouti: Visa on arrival
  5. Dominica: Visa not required – 21 days
  6. Gambia: Visa not required – 90 days
  7. Guinea-Bissau: Visa on arrival – 90 days
  8. Haiti: Visa not required – 3 months
  9. India: Freedom of movement; Nepalese citizens may live and work freely in India under the 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
  10. Kenya: Visa on arrival – 90 days
  11. Laos Visa: on arrival – 30 days
  12. Madagascar: Visa on arrival – 90 days
  13. Malawi: Visa not required – 90 days
  14. Maldives: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  15. Mali: Visa on arrival
  16. Mauritania: Visa on arrival
  17. Bolivia: Visa on arrival -90 days
  18. Burundi: i Visa on arrival – 30 days; obtainable at Bujumbura International Airport
  19. Micronesia: Visa not required – 30 days
  20. Mozambique: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  21. Myanmar: eVisa – 28 days. eVisa holders must arrive via Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay airports.
  22. Pakistan: Visa not required – 1 month
  23. Palau: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  24. Philippines: Visa not required – 30 days
  25. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Visa not required – 30 days
  26. Samoa: Entry Permit on arrival – 60 days
  27. Serbia: Visa required -Visa free for a maximum stay of 90 days for valid visa holders or residents of the European Union member states and the United States.
  28. Seychelles: Visitor’s Permit on arrival – 1 month
  29. Singapore: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  30. Somalia: Visa required -Visa on arrival for 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.
  31. Sri Lanka: Electronic Travel Authorization – 30 days; must hold return or onward ticket
  32. Tanzania: Visa on arrival – 3 months
  33. Timor-Leste: Visa on arrival – 30 days
  34. Togo : Visa on arrival – 7 days
  35. Tuvalu: Visa on arrival – 1 month
  36. Uganda: Visa on arrival

No Visa On Arrival

People of these countries do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal:

1. Nigeria

2. Ghana

3. Zimbabwe

4. Swaziland

5. Cameroon

6. Somalia

7. Liberia

8. Ethiopia

9. Iraq

10. Palestine

11. Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

How to get an MRP in Nepal

Getting a Machine Readable Passport (MRP) is not as easy as expected, though the process includes a general verification of original documents with the MRP form but still it’s not an easy process.  Its funny thing that for just verification it generally takes more than 2 hrs that too if you are lucky and if not can proceed to another day.

If you are planning to apply for the MRP in Nepal than it’s useless to waste your time downloading the form and filling it at your home. As if you do so, while verification process there are chances that your form might get rejected due to the indentation or some other errors. So better you come to the District Administration Office (DAO) and fill the form paying NRS 50. In case you do not have a photo also no need to worry, you can click a MRP sized photo instantly at NRS 150 at the near stall. It seems unusual but there seems to be a very good coordination in between so called mechanism. What I mean to say is the DAO is there to serve the public and these so called managing agents (typist+ photographers) are there to earn. The amazing thing is they even provide you with bills. It seems that there is a very good coordination in between the officers and the so called form typist and filler where everything works in close integration and management.

Though it looks very nominal amount of money but every citizen paying an extra NRS 200 for filling a form can be a hefty sources of income for both the fillers and the officer.

After filling your form through the small corner shop, you would be asked to take the form to the officer at room no 105 for validation this is needed to be done only for hand written citizenship. After getting it verified you are asked to take it to room no 107 for attesting. If you are lucky it can be done in second the officer available might ask you questions to verify your documents. After this you are asked to visit room no 106 for second verification process. After the second verification process they ask you to pay the money to the Bank and after getting the voucher you can submit the form and voucher to room no 107 which ends the process.       

After completing the process you are asked to check the official site of DAO for name publishing of people whose MRP are completed and you can come collect the document. They generally say it takes about 45 days for completing the process and getting your passport you have to get into lines to get the stamp and signature.

Documents required
-Citizenship photocopy -2
-Passport photocopy-1 (In case of previous issue)
-Photo (MRP size)
-MRP Form
-Old passport (for verification)

(Note: Just be careful not to sign in between the lines. If you sign touching the box the form is rejected.
Please reconfirm all your information as once it’s done it cannot be changed and you have to apply again in case of any mistake.)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Gadhi Mai controversial sacrifice opposed by the western world

Photo courtesy: Gabriel Diamond 

It makes me wanna think and find logic behind understanding the complexity of crossing ideologies behind cultural and traditional values. When I see people blinded by the western ideologies in identifying cultural values over  controversies, it is literally amusing. How can you put cultural values in same view of modernism or going vegan where the whole ecosystem is based on the logic of survival of the fittest.

Moreover, the condition of understanding the so called pro-movement of the native people in opposing the animal sacrifice is something of being too western and running for the big donation effort. As I believe the western world cannot  understand these practices  which cannot be rationalized as its related with people's beliefs and tradition.  Stopping it or confronting it is a question of just controversies and anger but it can be adapted  in a more systematic and manged way of practicing a more human approach. But opposing it in view of  focusing western ideology confronting the eastern belief is a way of lack of understating the core values of traditions and culture.

Every year millions of people not just from Nepal but from the bordering towns in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in India add fury to this so called "Bloody Fest"

People come in hundreds of animal stocks specially with their wishes and sentiments.  Gadhi mai is considered as one of the worlds largest animal sacrifice event all over the world that brings huge attention and crowd in every 5 years.  

The most amusing aspect of the tradition is even vegan people bring in sacrifices and there is a tradition of so called manhood among the locals for attending the butchery and claiming the strongest.

Good or bad the sacrifices has been part of the culture from past few decades  where the tradition lives up to the mark of  its reputation. The tradition of Pancha bali, meaning the scared sacrifice of Five different species( rat, a pig, a rooster, a goat and a water buffalo) is a well practiced in various forms of culture in Hindu Tantric practice while devoting Shakti.

The Gadhi Mai animal sacrifice has been catching attention of the westerner who have been attending the festival in view of showcasing the amazing cruelity.

One thing that really amazes me is why not all these activism and controversies are raised when hundreds and thousand of turkeys were  sacrificed and killed in the name of thanks giving and how come the "Bakri ide" escaped the eyes of animal activists.

According to my sources this year the event was attended by more than 50 western photographers and video makers trying to find logic and creating story in view of portraying the strange.

Its just another agenda for the animal activists to find logic behind creating controversies where the solution would have been finding a proper way of managing and raising awareness of safe and unpainful butchery rather than question people's belief.