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Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Why you should not travel to Nepal?


A small country with the explosion of color and taste, Nepal may seem lousy for those who are laid back but for the wild riders, Nepal has everything to offer. It is an exciting roller coaster that offers pictorial cascade highlighting the brink of its serene natural beauty to its rawness and rigid terrain. With high dangerous grounds and climates dropping down below zero degree, might sound uneasy to the normal ears but for adventure seekers it’s a life time experience. It’s not a way of life for the fate hearted but for those who like to push themselves to the edges, everyday is a new experience and exploration. Orchestrating the rich colors of tradition and culture to the advent of adventure sports like bungee, paragliding, canyoning, zip line etc to the world highest and deepest, you name it’s here.
Expiring the quotes of travel map, the hustle and bustle of the crowded streets may seem chaotic and the uprising concrete jungle may look un-managed. But within the stench it hides the ancient cities that embrace the temples where history speaks the language and people live their tradition. Every day the morning starts with a colorful bliss of the bells where people indulge themselves to the different festivity and rituals of colors. Frankly speaking it is a dramatic situation where people consolidate their presence in tradition and culture. With the Tradition of the living goddess KUMARI to the craftsmanship of Patan and Bhaktapur to the spicy food, it just makes you feel nostalgic in every essence of the happenings where you cannot find this experience anywhere else in earth.
However, the gentle hands greeting with respect and the sense of enthusiasm may not be familiar but the welcoming smiles makes you feel at home. From the butter lamps spreading the message of peace to the Mount Everest that stands tall as the world tallest, Nepal is yet another simple destination that holds loads of excitement and adventure.
You may be amazed with the fact that Nepal offers so much but the question still remains why you should not travel here; the only answer that comes up again and again is there is only one Nepal that offers the kaleidoscopic of tradition, culture and adventure, so it hard to resist. It may not offers the best facilities but it offers what the world has not seen…..

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You have to stand for your rights. Just now in Thamel there was a big traffic jam created by the Nepal Traffic Police as they were trying to give way for a private tourist bus ignoring the traffic congestion.

Just becoz the bus belonged to a reputed organization doesn't give it the right to do anything in the middle of the road. The tourist bus was a priority so the whole traffic was blocked and nobody was saying nothing.  


I parked my bike on the road and questioned them why they were doing so the traffic police threatened me of confiscating my license and then i shouted this is wrong and 5 other people came and they said sorry...........

I believe public servants are there to look after the public, they are not private workers. Pubic should be their first priority and then the rest. Once they realize this and give priority to the public only then they will get respect.......

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Artist being questioned for his Freedom of Expression


Art can be a form of expression but when an artist’s questions the beliefs and values in the name of FREEDOM of EXPRESSION then the question of morals and ethics come up front. Likes such one of the artist in Nepal has been threatened of his life for his ultra modern fusion painting of Hindu deities and Super Heroes of the west. Manish Harijan, the painter has been questioned with his art and meanings; he was called upon by the administrative body of the government for a statement against his art exhibition when the Hindu federation started protest against the exhibition. The Siddhartha art gallery where the exhibition was going on has been sealed by the Central District Office. The case came upfront when the artist was directly threatened of being killed for his art work.

Manish Harijan, said, “People have misunderstood my art. With every painting there is a caption symbolizing a certain meaning and if it’s read then you will know the true meaning of the art and I have not made fun of the culture or tradition. I have just tried to express and adapted the art to a newer level or the new generation style. As currently the new generations are overlooking the values and tradition so this was just an effort to bring it in their notice, other than that I have no other objective. ”

According to the Hindu Federation, “This is a mockery of our culture; there is a thin line in between expression and making fun of something. This is ridiculous in comparing our gods and cultural values in the name of modernism. Our culture is our respect and it cannot be made fun of or compared to westernization.”


Friday, August 24, 2012

Facebook is not a threat but it’s the way you make yourself vulnerable,


With the growing popularity of social medias and social networking sites, the world is bombarded with sites like facebook, twitter, HI5, my space, google plus and many more. The trend has not only grasped from teenagers but has been seen as an addiction for adults. The platform of social network has grown so much that everything is possible from business to marketing and everything. Likewise, adapting technology, especially for a country like Nepal where there are more than 0.9 million facebook users, a serious question has been raised regarding the use and monitoring mechanism of web space. As the fraud cases and cyber bulling cases are increasing we are lacking behind with tolling number of cyber crime cases.
For instance anyone can log in and create a fake Id and harass anyone. Apart from that we lack technological awareness concept where we fail to recognize the concept and power of technology. I think a heightened program about awareness regarding facebook and its safety measures should be introduced under the computer subject or if possible some sort of interactive program be developed where student would be taught about the vulnerabilities and how to protect themselves.

Facebook is not a threat but it’s the way you make yourself vulnerable, because the next victim could be you.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

JISM-2, A Disaster at its best



JISM-2 is a movie made targeting a certain group of audience, specially the audience of Sunny Leon or her fans; if more than that it’s a complicated movie that takes ball to watch. I’m not joking the promos and advertisements may look hot and sexy but once you sit down there is no entertainment. Even the intimate scenes lack conviction. Loud dialogues and weak characterization pushes the movie towards a boring and hard to understand the movie.

A lover’s hate is the worst of its kind is what has been focused but the twist and turns are so limited that it bores the audience. A porn star trying to act a role of a PROTOGNIST both in real and in the movie sucks. Sunny Leon in her debt makes no use of her skills except for the breathing technique that she uses throughout the movies. Perhaps, she is highly inspired by BABA Ramadev’s breathing technique. The movie flows in all direction giving no clue of the story, you would just feel lousy with the skin and explicit scene moving everywhere and sunny Leon having a feast seems delusional. Having said that one good thing about the movie is the acting of Randip Hudda , who sounds professional and has done justice to his role. But moving on with the scenes his character is also not well defined. The only thing that is highlighted is the skin and scenes of Sunny Leon. IZANA sounds horrible and desperate in her expressions and dialogue delivery.

On the other hand the intelligence office AYAAN in his desperate attempt of love sounds possessive and artificial. Man!!! his role moves on from one end to another ending up with Sunny Leon in her arms.

In every movie, it is said the story demands explicit scenes but this movie is the opposite, the movie make the scenes and that too for SUNNY LEON. Most importantly sunny Leon is questionable from every direction. The detailing in the movie is missing and at times the audience can feel what is being missed? Being a bit reluctant JISM-1 was a way more statically correct than this. No matter what it had rhythm and the story flowed in a direction.

A movie that wasted my money, JISM -2 is a PG porn movie …………………….

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Facebook has been Blocked in Singha Durbar


Kathmandu Nepal: In the central administrative wing of Nepal Government Singha Durbar FACEBOOK has been officially banned. According to sources FACEBOOK was banned with due in consideration from the IT department reasoning more visits and clicks to the website.The social networking site has been seen as a huge threat from office effectiveness and efficiency where employees are seen chatting and wasting their times and resources.

In the past few incidents workers have been caught writing their dissatisfaction in their status update and leaking official information in regards to their professionalism and personal life.


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Telecommunication industry in Nepal, a question of options…


Communication and technology has advanced so much that cell phones have become an essential part of our lives. We use cell phones and its services like anything. From the wake up alarm to calculating future forecast-zodiac signs everything is possible with in a press of a button. One thing I’m really amazed of is in this tussle of service and marketing options things have changed but there is no relief to the public. The prices of services have gone up and quality options are there but the clients are bound to suffer in number of ways.

1. You cannot leave your previous number

2. You have to pay extra money

3. You have to face bad services

4. Your complain goes unheard

5. You have to carry more mobile phones

“Reality of today if there is service there is no network and if there is network there is no service,” so where is the STANDARD?

Now getting down to a more practical approach a cell number is not just a number. It’s an identity or it’s who you are? No-matter how easily you may say if you need service then opt for the quality one, then what’s the big fuss, where is standardization?

In-fact the customers are burdened to carry two lines NTC as well as Ncell. As they cannot leave the NTC as it’s their older number and Ncell coz it’s quality. I have seen number of people who carry two phones why because it’s not a choice but it’s a compulsion.

I was shocked and amazed when I saw an advertising saying 1.75 per minutes to US using the 1424 by NTC that’s like super cool. I was so tempted by the advertisement that I even used it number of times and to my satisfaction the service was good. But somewhere in my mind I started to compare it with the existing plans and services that are available. You know calling US was cheaper than calling Nepal than what’s the use? Where is our telecommunication industry moving, the service of calling Kathmandu to Kathmandu is bad and the outbound calls are cheap and good. What a joke…….?

Likewise, another issue is these days private telecommunication companies are more focused towards easy distribution of their connection or expanding their network which to some extent is correct from their point of view but what about the quality and standard, do any of these companies follow any norms. They rarely care about any other thing. They work as money making machine where they focus on loud offers and marketing option which in return comes back to us in the form of higher tariff rates so where the government regulator body and what is it doing…?

One thing I could not understand is why aren’t we getting proper service? The infrastructure is there, the mechanism is there, then where do we lack and what should the public expect…

For instance Ncell has the best quality service but once you make a call the money flows like anything where as if you look at the NTC then they have the cheapest service but relatively the quality is down.

Last time I was using my Ncell calling on the same line for about 2 -3 minutes and walla Nrs 8 gone. I cared less but what about the tariff rates and what is happening around? Hello Ncell to ncell is that expensive god save me. Relatively quality matters but hey in a long run money matters as well. It’s the same company that marketed Ncell to ncell free during its beginning days.

I bet the standardization in telecommunication is a big issue that has been ignored in Nepal, the Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) the regulatory body of government has been monitoring and controlling the mechanism in a more upper hand way where they manage the bandwidth and bandwidth line but they care less at the public service sector. STANDARIZATION is a more prominent issue that starts from the point of the service generation to the point of its use and impact, but I guess the NTA fails to realize this. At public service level they hold no presence and quality has been subsidized that’s manipulated by companies in their respected ways.

“We need services but with standardization is our demand”

Friday, August 3, 2012

Our Constitution Gives us the right.................

You might be amazed with the fact that it’s hard to get an application registered in Nepal Police METROPOLITAN POLICE - CRIME DIVISION Hanumandhoka. It’s pretty shocking to know that even in the center of Kathmandu something like this is happening. If you have anything like a complaint or any other legal issue and when you go to the police administration for report they fail to recognize your version. I mean to say, they fail to accept your application written by you. They ask you to follow a formatted written application written by the so called “lekhandas” who sits outside the office. The charges for a normal application start from Nrs 100 to 1000 depending upon the case.

What a joke? Even to register a case you have to pay money

Shocking and amazing thing is our constitution gives us the right to write an application but the Nepal Police administration fails to realize this. They want a formatted application from the “lekhandas”
and it doesn’t matter who or what you are but the format matters.

Why should I go to the lekhandas when I’m an educated man and I can write my own application? My constitution gives me the full right to write an application. My question is why……….?

Just imagine being an education man, what would a poor and uneducated man do in this case? It’s completely absurd that for a poor man who has been hammered on with a treachery is asked to pay money to report a case. Is that what we call service and is it fair?

Another shocking thing is, if you write a complaint then the first thing for any application in a government wing is to be registered. But especially in the Nepal Police Administration they do not register the case. They just accept it and fail to give you a registration number.

What can we expect from an administration that fails to realize the importance of service? It’s a small thing but it has a great impact.

“The country is not ruled by big policies but its ruled by empowering public, when the public feels secured and feasible that’s when development starts or else it’s just a matter of numbers and hypocrisy.”

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Prachanda Path-- The joker has one more trick up his sleeve

Recently the Baburam Bhattrai's led government announced that Nepal government would give facilities of car, and security to VIPs. The announcement was hugely condemned and highly criticized from all sectors. In midst of that recently prominent leaders like Ram Chandra Poudel of Nepali Congress, Madhav Kumar Nepal of Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) Party and Jhalnath Khanal of the same party returned their vehicles to the government. Their move came in action in support of the huge criticism from the public and other sectors but the most shocking and amazing thing is even Mr Pupa Kamal Dahal the Supremo of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) also returned his Toyota Parado to the government. It is completely illogical and absurd why he submitted his government facility.

In one hand the Baburam led Maoist party declares the facilities and services where as on the other hand the same party's Chairman returns the vehicle to the government.

What should the public think, is it another politics or should we assume that there is a new plot written to divert the attention of the public ?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Corruption at its best


A week back, the world was shocked by the scam and corruption charges of Mohamed bin Hammam, Chief of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). His audit report showed embezzlement of hundreds of millions of dollars from the AFC official bank account where the name of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA )President Ganesh Thapa was also mixed with the scam.

The most intriguing thing is having all the proof nothing has been done to ANFA President Ganesh Thapa till date.

Associated Press directly quotes, “Gaurav Thapa, whose father heads the Nepalese federation, received $100,000 while a Filipino football official Jose Mari Martinez received $60,000 and had $11,226 in hospital expenses paid. Another $50,000 went to an East Timorese football official Francisco Kalbuadi Lay, the audit found.” ANFA president Ganesh Thapa has been charged with misappropriation of funds in the past but was given a free pass by the Nepal government.

With huge allegation and rumors Ganesh Thapa made public a public statement in Avenues Television saying, “ Bin Hammam used to be a close friend, I borrowed the money from him. This was in 2009. The matter was settled in 2010/11.”

What sort of statement is that how can a person give you a loan of USD
100,000 that too on personal basis from an official organizational account. It's not justifiable, you should have considered the consequence, you should have considered the image of Nepalese Football industry. Mr Thapa if you think Nepalese are that dumb then I think you have to reconsider. I believe the CIAA should take the things in matter and start the investigation and if he is found guilty he should be brought by books.

It’s a direct form of corruption which cannot be ignored, the position he holds and his responsibilities are immense to the job and future of FOOTBALL in Nepal

Football in Nepal is related to national pride, how a person with such an image can be related with a field? How can he be given the responsibility of managing the dreams of millions?

How can we trust him to lead the national pride and what can we expect?

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