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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

President donates her first salary to Pashupatinath: Is she insane ?



Right now when the country is facing a crisis situation of people dying in various parts of Nepal due to lack of warm cloths and blankets. The president of Nepal, Bidhya Devi Bhandari donated her first salary to Pashupatinath Fund. It was her personal money and there is no definition to what is right or wrong in terms of its use but morally it sound pretty not convincing about her donating the money just for the sake of doing a pooja.

In every aspect when the Nepal government is not able to perform about managing the construction process, the president's action surely reflects the lack of concern towards the general public.

It is really sad when at times of need people who have powers turn a blind eye towards issues of concern, everyday there are deaths reported due to cold in the earthquake hit regions and our president is donating her money not for buying blankets but for doing pooja in pashupatinath.

Sad reality but it certainly show how Nepali political culture believes in showcasing than in putting actions. what could be More valuable and divine than to donate blankets for the shivering people in the cold or doing pooja at pashupatinath. May be its her choice and her money but there could be a  reasonable answer to it.

She is the first Feminist communist president of  the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal which practices a secularism and she has been hugely criticized for this act  in social media by the public.
 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Anti Indian Feeling and the manipulation

Nepal needs a new revolution of identity and redefine the meaning of nationalism.  In today's situation the political leaders are manipulating the "Anti Indian" feeling where they are using it as per their needs. Nobody cares about the public about how and what is happening but the leaders are busy in making the so called we will not back down attitude. I am sorry but Mr Prime Minister why would you fucking care?
As you  have everything that you need, its the public who are suffering and it's us who survived Dashain and Tihar without petrol and now when the scarcity has crossed it's limits, we are facing the Black market. Reality of today is you do not get petroleum products in legal way but with black marketing its available 24/7. The petrol which costs around 105 is now not available in the same price but if you are willing to pay Nrs 500 then its easily available, what kind of system is this ?

If you talk about legality then I do not see legality anywhere as every where I go things are priced high, the government for the sake of showing its presence has announced illegal to black marketing but it's happening every where.

 WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS ?

As shown in TV where most of the political leaders were busy in celebrating the Dashain in parties people were busy in lines queuing up for gas, petrol and kerosene. SAD SAD that the public have to suffer every time and you so called leaders are enjoying the benefits of being in your power and position. I guess till the time public understands that a leader is not just a position of power but a responsibility of making things work things won't change.    

May be I am  being too emotional about the issue, but yes I understand the role and values of leadership and its operation. Our society has been very single dimensional about the definition of patriotism and sovereignty.  It's just one way that has been passed on to us with our so called history.  It's said the world belongs to the people who write the history. When I say those lines then I really mean it. I come from a middle class family and was raised with the current so called nationalist mentality. When I say the nationalist mentality then I mean the ideology of portraying the attitude of   not giving up, nation first and fighting attitude. Reality is whatever our history was but we were brought up with the whole ideology of an anti Indian attitude that always forced us to be a sovereign country against them. It was implanted in our minds as now when the country is going through a blockade I realize  the pressure of the rigidity of that attitude.

The present KP Oli government has been taking a stand against the Indian Invisible blockade with a nationalist ideology. NO Mr Prime minister it fucking matters when there is no medical supplies and people are dying and we are standing with the so called nationalist ideology.
For me people matters than your words and past values of nationalism . I do not understand this rigidity for what are we trying to prove as even when we are trying to be independent we watch the Indian channels, we use Indian products and most of the things we do are related to India. And for what are we fighting ?

We are just the puppets where the political leaders fail to keep their promises and we pay with our ideologies of nationalism. It is your job Mr Prime Minister to manage the situation if the public have to react and take a stand then why are your getting a hefty salary for?

 I can stand and feel you only if Mr KP OLI is not using Indian fuel and he himself is walking in the streets  and taking no salary from the national treasury. Only then i will stand with you and fight the battle to the death but if you are just procrastinating the nationalist ideology to cash your popularity at the stake of public outcry you are certainly no worth to be called a Nepali.

 When that is not happening then why should I do it. You think we are fools that we would just follow you with your so called ideology NO.

Right now we need Diplomacy and need to see and feel the words of the great king Prithivi, "Nepal is a sweet potato in between the stones"
I guess its time for our evolution and identity

Friday, November 27, 2015

School Children form a Human Chain in protest to school closure



With frustration and sad faces the school students formed a human chain in and around the valley.
Around 7 million school children have been directly affected by the Madhesi agitation. On Friday the school children took it to the streets making a human chain marking the frustration against the cruel politics of Nepal that is taking it's toll on their right to education. Yes, the children marched to the streets and poured their outcry in making a voice for their educational rights. Due to the Madhesi blockade the country is suffering from huge crisis of petroleum product. As the nation is a land-lock country and India is helping the Madhesi group the situation is worsening day by day creating a situation of scarcity and chaos.

On one hand the school are closing down due lack of shortage of operational materials and on the other hand due to fuel shortage transportation are very proving to be stressing. Around 40% of the traffic has been directly affected where transportation is a major hurdle.  

Prakash Sami, A student said, " We do not care about what politics is or what is happening? We just want things to be normalized and things are not getting normal. One after the other, days are passing by and the scarcity are taking its toll. In my house mummy has shift her kitchen from inside the house to outside. Previously, we use to cook food in gas but  now we do that in woods. How can this be good as burning woods is bad for environment and so many people doing will completely wipe out our forests. I just want to know what is our government is doing ?"

Pramod cheetri, another human chain participant said, " we want our rights every other week the school closes down, next months our examinations are due and we have our courses due. It's a sad situation why and for what people are fighting for? I do not understand the politics but by the way people are talking, it sound pretty intense. I do not want to be part of this the only thing i want is i just want to study ."

No matter what the reasons are but making the whole country suffer just for the sake of a community or group of people is not justifiable. The government is silent as its doesn't want to bear the responsibility in terms of consequences but keep silent and doing nothing wont solve the situation. Things are not moving and when things do not move then everything halts and that's not a good sign. we have to find the solution to the problem hiding the problems is not the solution it's the sign of denial. our government is just doing that doing nothing, at this time of crisis concrete action are required with specific responsibility and vision.


   

     

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Nepal Government is silent about reconstruction



It has been nearly 6 months after the 7.9 earthquake and the second stage of reconstruction has not yet started. Though there has been phenomenal achievement in terms of Constitution and Nepal has successfully appointed the first woman president but relatively nobody seems to be talking about the earthquake reconstruction and other aspect of adaptation process .

It seems pretty not convincing that  the government is more focused towards the Madhesi agitation where there has been no progress made. People are still facing the shortage of petroleum products and the rural area still wait desperately in terms of resources and reconstruction of infrastructure.  I think the major challenges  are

1. The priority of government has changed after the dissolution of previous government
2. The political process is more busy in creating their own existence and finding new opportunities for themselves
3. The Bureaucracy of Nepal is not efficient and effective
4. The earthquake was a process of getting the funds and now when the funds have come then interests have shifted 

5. The public is busy in deal with the shortages nobody has time to rethink about what needs to be done
6. Political culture of Nepal is not morally and ethic based
7. Power and manipulation rules politics of Nepal

8. There is a no capable leadership
9. Nepal is a failed state in terms of politics leadership and decision


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Where are the Pro Madesi Activist ?



After the KP Oli was declared the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal the so called "Pro Madesh Movement" has lost its will and zeal. With the direct notation of creating a blockade and forcing the government to agree on their points the Madhesi Alliance till few weeks back was not in the mood to listen to the Nepal government. Out of the blues the radical protesters who were demanding rights and identity for their community have subsided in vial attempt. When they started the protest they were against the Constitution and currently now they are directly supporting and participating in the government. This may seem very unnatural and morally challenging for outsiders but for Nepal's political culture, it’s not new and has been an essential factor of Nepal's politics.

So who to blame and what to expect is the main question?

This gives the notion that after the constitution was made the Madhesi leaders were scared that they would be limited to their state level politics so they plotted the so called pro movement and now when their representative have landed safely in the government they have completely stopped. 

The way politics is being done in this country in the name of identity, indigenous groups and deprived community is something that is really amazing. It is said discrimination itself is discriminating so people who do politics in the name of discrimination, themselves want to practice it. Reality is when the  practice stops then their politics would also stop. The current terminology like reservation, quota and other opportunity proves to a wide example of political tool that is being plotted in the name of people. 

These leaders should lobby the policies and strategies of equality and basics rights to every individual. But do they?
A big no they always push their issues in the name of indigenous and deprived community where the real people fail to even address the issues and all these political leaders and their alias eat up the opportunities.   
    
In the same view the alliance parties have come upfront to join the government in understanding with 8 points alliance with KP Sharma Oil and his party. Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar one of the lead faces of the pro Madesh movement has step up to forget the voices of people in adjusting with the government.

Past holds the truth and future further searches answer for what needs to be done ?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Nepal Oil Corporation Call for tender on importing petroleum products



Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has officially called for  tender of  petroleum products and LP Gas on Thursday. The corporation has given a deadline of three days to fill in the tender. Due to the invisible blockade of India Nepal and its import of petroleum product has been severely hit.
The decision came in action after the cabinet  took the decision of calling internationally bidding for the petroleum product with regards to the demand.

The NOC has called the tender to import 200 kilolitre each of aviation fuel, diesel and kerosene, 100 kilolitre of petrol and 100 metric ton of LP gas.

(1 kilolitre= 1000 litre)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Youths and students take it to streets shouting #backoffindia in the streets of Kathmandu.


Nepal’s youth have taken it to streets making loud the #backoffindia slogans. After the controversial statement and India trying to infiltrate into the political issue of Nepal. The Indian government has declared an invisible blockade against Nepal.

Making the move the Modi Government has been very smart enough in lobbying their political aspiration through the current agitated Madhesi group in directly supporting them and helping them to protest in the no man’s land.

Right now the Modi Government has been blaming it to the Nepali political leaders reasoning it to be their dissatisfaction and blocked but in reality the invisible blockade is working its way through open ways of saying how India is bullying Nepal for its geography disadvantage.

Prakash Chhetri a protestor said, “Modi is a fraud, he addressed our nation with big words but when it came to practice things are completely different. No matter how much you cry or show your emotion Mr Modi you cannot fake people as your action speaks.”

After the promulgation of the new constitution by more than 85% of the Constituent Assembly (CA) members, the dissatisfied agitators have been protesting in view of finding a solution to their problem.
From the past 4 days not even a single truck has passed through the boarder. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Ghaite death ignites controversy

The Story of Kumar Shrestha A.K.A Kumar Ghaite's is like any other Bollywood movie where a GUNDA turns to a social worker without escaping his Karma. Despite the fact of his criminal record the Nepali Congress had taken him  in their political Protection. But as said you cannot escape your destiny He was killed by the Nepal Police in a cross firing when Ghaite open fire at police as reported by Nepal Police. Though Nepali congress party has been denying the story saying the police intentionally Encountered him.

Looking at the circumstantial evidences, the story of the Nepali police may not be as strong but there is no point in arguing whether he deserved to be alive or not. He was a hard core criminal who was on the most wanted list. If he was caught  then he would get out using his political alliance he would be out of the jail. The Nepal police may have done the operation in a more proactive way but one thing they need to understand that killing is not a solution. People may support the killing of a criminal but if the power is misused then there would be a serious problem.

No matter what reality is but he was a criminal and was involved in various criminal cases and was listed on the top wanted list of Nepal Police.  Why are the political parties of Nepal so weak in terms of morale values and ethics. Now they are saying he had changed but my question is what's the use.
He was a hard core criminal and he entered the political party as a gunda. Would they accept him if he had changed as then his power and reputation would surely be affected.

As per his close allies he was followed by police weeks before he was killed. Police tried to kill him and he filed an application to Human rights Commission demanding protection of his life.

One more Gunda is down now the city may be a safer place but let's hope for the best as we do not want the police to be going insane  with the power.  

Monday, August 17, 2015

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals  are the new set of goals that have been preceded by the Millennium Development Goals understanding and adapting the vulnerabilities of its action process.
It can be referred as the Global Goals set for the uniform development  prosperity, partnership, and justice of overall sectors and global community.  It consist of  17 goals where the framework  will be  formally launched over September 25-27th, 2015. UN Member States, civil society, and private sector contributors will use the Sustainable Development Goals to shape and guide development global efforts over the next 15 years.

The goals are listed below:
  •  Goal 1. Ending  poverty in all its forms everywhere
  •  Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and  improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  •  Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  •  Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and  equitable quality education and; promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  •  Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and; empower all women and; girls
  •  Goal 6. Ensure availability and; sustainable management of water and; sanitation for all
  •  Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and; modern energy for all
  •  Goal 8. Promote sustained inclusive and; sustainable economic growth full and; productive employment and; decent work for all
  •  Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and; sustainable industrialization and; foster innovation
  •  Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and; among countries
  •  Goal 11. Make cities and; human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and; sustainable
  •  Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and; production patterns
  •  Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and; its impacts
  •  Goal 14. Conserve and; sustainably use the oceans, seas and; marine resources for sustainable development
  •  Goal 15. Protect, restore and; promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and; halt and; reverse land degradation and; halt biodiversity loss
  •  Goal 16. Promote peaceful and; inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and; build effective, accountable and; inclusive institutions at all levels
  •  Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and; revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Friday, July 24, 2015

8 billion paid up capital marks NRB for Commercial Bank in Nepal

 The Central bank of Nepal has issued a new monetary policy directing banks and financial institutions to raise their  paid-up capital to 8 billion in the next two years. The decision cams in action while unveiling the Monetary Policy 2015-16.  NRB Governor Chiranjibi Nepal said commercial banks would have to increase minimum paid-up capital from existing Rs 2 billion to Rs 8 billion by mid-July 2017.

Following  National-level development banks  to raise minimum paid-up capital from Rs 640 million to Rs 2.5 billion by mid-July 2017, while national-level finance companies, including those operating in four to 10 districts, will have to jack up minimum paid-up capital from Rs 300 million to Rs 800 million.

Monday, July 20, 2015

My Recommendation for the New Constitution


Please find attached my recommendation and suggestion

The current constitution is very vague about various topics where political leaders have become smarter in making their presence and power superior. ‪#‎Constitution_of_Nepal‬ should be above everything not political leaders, Political leader should not have the full power being in control. They are the there as part of their social responsibility which needs to be well understood. They are they for the public and country not for their party. The limited political approach and bad political culture has resulted this country into political crisis of today. we do not want to transcend the same culture upon the coming generation. Political aspiration should not be bigger than the country, it should be for the public and welfare.      
1. Citizenship should be simplified in terms of being valid by official birth documents and one parent rule. As for the rich, it is easy but for the poor its even hard to find a visibility in terms of existence and identity so making it rigid in terms normal citizen of family legacy is very hard for the poor.

2. Judiciary system should be independent, no manipulation by political leaders, especially in regards to the appointment and promotion should be done. It should remain independent in every aspect of it management and operation. Judiciary and its management should be done by judicial council with prominent mechanism of performance and qualification with no political intervention.

3. Security council should have a representation of President and CoAS. it is utmost important for a mulitstakeholder approach in terms of security council. Compromising the security council of only political leaders will jeopardize the country's sovereignty and pride at all times. we do not trust our politics as they have no political culture and faith so its better to avert the risk then to put faith on them.   
4. There should be a provision of electing public nominate representative to state leading bodies. Similarly,   political parties must be monitored in terms of their action. I think its high time there should be a provision in the constitution regarding a mechanism to monitoring the political culture. Political leaders specially are more prune to power and publicity where they are not responsible towards their country and people. If the country's religion is utmost important then the people who run should have a code of conduct   which is utmost important.

5. ‪#‎Nepal_Army‬ should be left independent. Nepal Army is the only institution that should be left independent. the discipline and the management of the organization is very well testament of how it has maintained its pride and prestige. So this organization should not be leveled with other government organization. The pride of being #Nepal_Army should be retained by Nepal Army Act only
 
6. Religion facts should not be included in the constitution, its the right of public so it should not be touched. secularism completely describes its  practice and nature so it should be left alone.
Nepal is a secular country that defines the practice.

7. Every Nepali should have the right to be who he is and what he wants by every means possible. Regarding the international convention and standards also there should be a provision of automatic mandate as we have adapted globalization so there is a possibility of huge confrontation in-terms of practice and definition.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Subisu is the worst ISP in Nepal

This is not a public stunt nor is a mere act of criticism, it is just my voice of fight. I have been subscribing subisu from last 2 years but after their recent upgrade their service has been worst. From past 6 months I have been complaining about the bad service to customer service department but every day it was the same repetition of router switch on and off. Later one of my neighbor who had connections complained to higher authorities and the device was changed and it started working for few days.

The thunder hit me as Today June 24, I was selected in selection committee of UN President of General Assembly's 2 July Consultations on WSIS+10 and whole night the internet was not working.
Dam WTF is only I could say, a bad internet connection not only make you feel bad but it make your blood pressure go up

It was a life time opportunity and this was when I least expect the service. I had to steal the net in the middle of the night no option except to borrows others line


  

I only have regrets using subisu, Please if you are reading this do not subscribe to subisu  its a waste of time money and resource. They promise the best but they are the worst and it hits you when you need the most.


   

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Priyanka Karki and her new ordeal of Social Media Crisis

Priyanki Karki With her new car that she claims to have bought with her hard earned money


Priyanka Karki has been in the buzz of Nepal's socialite and entertainment industry from past few years. She made it to the top list of communication media from TV to flims' to videos'. Indeed a pushed popular face in the industry but not well appreciated among critics and crowd. Time and again with her immature attitude and lifestyle, she has found herself to  controversy  . Though very talented but her popularity has become her hindrance at times. Recently, she posted her picture with a new Hyundai Tucson car that she claimed to have bought with her own hard earned money. With the picture, the public started speculating how she earned so much of money.  Her credibility
and intentions were questioned with huge allegation of misappropriation.

As recently she was involved in a fund raising program in UK for the earthquake victims in Nepal.


Mistake:1. Being a public figure  you have certain pros and cons
2. You cannot be judgmental all the time
3. You have your right to privacy where you cannot be public at all times
4. Show off attitude is wrong
5. You cannot act like a normal public as people look up to you

She with her open and frank attitude has landed herself in a social media crisis situation. Trying to escape or denying the controversy is not a solution. She needs to act firmly as the more she tries to give explanation is the more she is speculated and criticized. So accepting the problem and denying the controversy is  the only solution where she can put her point and proof. Out-lashing and confronting  people is not a solution. Moreover, she would further be giving people a chance to judge her which is not the right thing at the moment.    

Being a celebrity she has  certain responsibilities where she needs to act, she cannot be open and she cannot be vile all the time. People look up to her that means people have certain rights to expect so she needs to understand and work on that.      


Friday, June 19, 2015

Nepal Government at the verge of its Hypocracy


Recently the Nepal Government  in wake of the  earthquake of 25 April announced the destruction or demolition of the illegal constructed buildings. Soon after the announcement the Government had to face criticism regarding the corruption involved during the approval and process of building construction and certification.

After weeks, a new information has surfaced that most of the government construction are illegal, yes many of the ministries constructed inside the administrative Den Singh Durbar are without the blue print. Even the current Birendra International Convention Center (BICC) home of the Constitution Assembly has not be registered under the concern department.  The list goes on long with high profile organization directly affiliated with the government  that failed to get the legal status from the concern authorities.

What a joke, that rules and regulations that the Nepal Government is currently trying to implement has no values in view of its own practice. Then does the government has any right to do it in retrospect of the public. Nepal government has been very futile in its policies and its actions but when it comes down to making blunders then its at the top proving the level of its competency.
whether right or wrong if the government is not following  its own policy then it's very hard for the government to convenience the public to be abide by it.

 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Needy Vs Greedy




After the earthquake, things are changing in Nepal, from the attitude of the people to the attitude of political leaders everything has changed. With this change moreover things are getting clear from the donor agencies perspective who promised huge donation at times of publicity but in action failed to meet their objective ruling in with conditions.

To the apathy of the public  the so called our government which says there is decentralization in management of disaster  failed to acknowledge it in practice. Changing its version from distribution of galvanized sheets to direct money, it has  been futile in its action and motives.

With better political opportunity most of the leaders are trying to create a new government where at the same there are no leaders who have truly stood up for the victims or their voices.

Everything is clear but my concern is with this earthquake, we are also facing a huge problem of management of resource and mentality of people. By resources I mean we need definite protocols and mechanisms for Disaster Management. It has always been like this in Nepal, as Nepal is listed  in earthquake disaster zone but nothing was done why?

Our leaders cannot escape this by saying it is not their fault, I think its their fault as being a leader it was their responsibility that they didn't initiated the right mechanism  and protocol for disaster management. If it was not their fault then whose responsibility is it ?
The public do not have the right to make policies and mechanisms, we nominated them to do this  work for public welfare. If they cannot do this then there in no point in having them as leaders and giving them so much of state level benefits.

From one after the other our country has been facing risk of natural crisis. If you look at the event occurring  last year Sidhuplachowk flooding to this what have we  done , where are we ?

Even at this point of crisis things do not look good, yesterday I meet a Humanitarian Volunteer who said there is huge lack of management  even in partnering with the International Non Governmental Organization(INGO). The reason is what can the INGOs do the government has made it mandatory  to follow the state level mechanism and when they follow that discrimination and political manipulation rules in.

Even in distribution of relief material to rescue operation things have been hugely affected by it.  
This is a major reason why our rescue and relief operation were not so efficient. I am not blaming the security forces, they did what they were told and in fact they gave their best but at management point of view things could have been managed in a more efficient and effective way.

But looking at the performance of political leaders and government level bureaucrats things are surprisingly disappointing.  

Now talking about the other side, the mentality of people are also changing. I can understand  that the devastating earthquake has traumatized us but with limited resources and easy access to food, health and recognition, things do not look good from their part. In fact it is harvesting an attitude of free living perspective where people are getting lazy and looking up to others for collecting donation and resources. I have heard that people have started accumulating relief materials in stock.

If you look at the Tudikhel camp then you would realize that most of them living there are either people who living in rent or wagers who have been enjoying the benefits. Most of them are taking shelter there to escape the rents and food cost. Why would people even work when they are getting free food and a good living standard when you are getting it for free.

Very few of the people who are earthquake victims are residing there.

At this time of crisis when we ought to fight back together if the people start to enjoy the easy living of crisis things would just be limited.
    















Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Nepal Earthquake and its post trauma



After the earthquake of April 25 and it prolonging aftershocks, Nepal is still trying to move forwards with new aspirations and hopes.  But with the growing attentions and fund pouring in, things are pretty mismanaged here in Nepal. From the relief materials to the rescue teams Nepal government seems to be overwhelmed with support and resources.

There are many organization that are working for the cause but with high salary and big overhead cost seems to be one of the most common hindrance that cannot be overcome in terms of relief funds being misused.

Even when you look at the practice of International Non Governmental Organization things do not look optimized.


For example  Red Cross  was one of the most active organisation during the times of crisis. They should have made camps and should have distributed the relief materials as per the needs but it was seen that random strategies were adopted. The relief materials were distributed evenly.  

I heard that even with big INGOs that are working in the field paid USD 4000 per hour for heli services which barely makes any sense. In a situation where the country is moving towards crisis monopolizing the situation shows the lack of management and monitoring by the government. How can the private heli services charge so much money for private relief operations.  

I feel thankful to all those who have contributed with the right feeling but somewhere in my mind I am bound to think with all the support and resources coming in will that create a situation of a new problem. I mean to say if people get free food, medicine and everything free then there could be a situation where the country could dive in reverse mode of begging economy. As prior to the earthquake  we paid taxes of maximum level if the economy goes into reverse then the government in this country would surely not able to handle that situation.

There is no business and people are still in trauma, so there is a question of economy balance?

Our government has failed to manage this situation where it is trying but I feel inefficient that means no work. Pitying their situation at times I hear the secretaries shouting in newspaper about how they could not go to their homes for days. I was intrigue being a government servants  how could you even say that ? They are public servant they need to work for the country and people. If at times they wont work then who would and most importantly what about the all the services and benefit they receive from public taxes.

A big question of who is doing what lies ahead

The government trying to act as a controller and promoting the issue of its interest is not a question of management. In-fact  having a long terms strategy of using the resources available and smartly action is a solution of practice.

With sad leadership and weak management government of Nepal is trying heedlessly towards rebuilding Nepal but with lack of vision and promptness Nepal seems to be moving nowhere endlessly.



Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tripal kanda, Politicians of Nepal are beggars

It may seems sad but this is reality when the country is facing a situation of crisis the Constitution Assembly (CA) members were planning to save their ass.  To add fury yes its true amidst the second quake the CA members were planning to distribute the relief tarpaulins  among themselves that should have been given to the earthquake victim located at various parts of the country. With no moral grounds the CA members accepted the tents and tarpaulin despite knowing the fact that there was a scarcity of  tarpaulin for the earthquake victims. On what ground could they even accept the tarpaulins when people in areas like Sindhupalchok, Gorkha, Dolkha etc were sleeping in the open sky with no option to escape the treachery of nature.

Sad but this shows the level of thinking and what the political leaders of Nepal belief in. They are just selfish corrupt player who just believe  in power and corruption beyond that they have no interest.  

At this time of crisis when they should show their leadership in managing the crisis situation they are hiding behind their incompetence. Till now there is no political leader who has come upfront with the pride and passion to help the public. I think the passion to serve the nation has died.

The mis-management of relief materials at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and the lack of vision in managing the resource to the earthquake hit areas has certainly made the donor agencies rethink about the relief fund.  

In view of the disaster management the Home Minister and transport minister making un profession comments of lack of resources and proper management of the situation shows their incompetency. No matter what this has clearly shown the level of thinking and leadership capabilities of the political leaders of Nepal.

Political culture of Nepal certainly highlight favoritism and Nepotism, but now after the earthquake has clearly proved that Nepali political leaders are not just corrupt and selfish but they have no moral values. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Earthquake in Nepal: 3 days of terror without internet and electricity : A personal account




The April 25th 2015 was an experience that would always stay in the back of my mind forever. It not only gave me a new perspective regarding importance of pity things but it gave me a new definition of why we should not have big building in our country and why we need free internet and services at times of emergency.

Early morning the day started as usual, it was Saturday so the weekends are like very crazy and out of routine. We got up late and processed the daily chores. Around at 10:50 we had our meal and as we were schedule to go outside. I went up to the terrace just for a view and that was my lifetime experience, the devastating earthquake started and it just prolonged. I witnessed the 7.8 rector scale earthquake on the 3rd floor of my house in the open sky. As soon as it started it shook the ground up and down and the feeling was scary. I started shouting but in back of my mind thinking people would get me wrong, I could not stop myself. I saw people running in the nearby open space. I hurriedly made it to the second floor as my wife was there and together we made it to the lower floor. We were careful enough to hold on to the safety of the corridor as it was pretty shaky and bumpy.

My mother and father both were at the ground floor. My mother told us that she fell down and she could not stand up similarly my father also expressed the same feeling that he could not walk.
In seconds, we made it to the ground floor and we accompanied them outside to the open ground.

The earthquake was truly phenomenal as it went up and down first and then it shifted to and fro so the combination of the earthquake was like a cocktail that gave a mild hangover of a lifetime.

After coming down we all gathered in the open space in front of my house. A lot of people were shouting and were in a state of panic. Somebody said the corner building is down, so my brother and me we made it to the place. The building was completely down and overlapping each other. We preliminary scanned the place accessed the damaged. We tried to see for any sort of movement but we could not find anything.

The situation was so traumatic that 3 buildings on the edge of a petite street had collapsed leaving no room for support. Within in seconds, we were joined by few more people and we rescued few from the place. The earth started wobbling we ran back with the people making it safe to the open ground. The situation was stressful as more than 200 people had gathered there. To add fury they were in a chaos I knew that it’s easy to handle a crowd while they are listening but managing a crowd in chaos is very tough. I tried my level best to calm them and give space for women, children and old age people. My objective then and there was to settle them. People were petrified as the earth was shaking and six story building in-front was shaking like crazy.

Now I had realized that living in a community if you do not speak at the right time then it would hamper at times of need. As we ignore the fact that there was a six story building built in-front of the open space that too illegally. We all ignored it and today it was one of the major risk for the lives of the people.

It seemed as if the ground was shaking continuously. I shouted on top of my voice garbing their attentions. "Clam down its over ". Though I was scared inside but I had to shout as there was no option.

As soon as the tremors were over we again made it back to the spot few police personnel and other volunteers were there they were trying their best to find and rescue people inside.
They said the roads were blocked from all sides and it would take time for the rescue team and volunteers to reach the spot. So we decided to help them in every possible way.

The spot was vulnerable and very tight so only few people marched in.  The risk of debris was pretty scary as 3 building had collapsed side wise on top of each other.

The police personnel and volunteer rescued 2 more people and we were told 2 more people were stranded in the rubble. We made it back to the open ground and asked the people to help few more stepped in. Then again we made it back to the site. I could not step in physically to help as my clavicle bone is fracture so I could lift weight so I knew that at times of crisis you have to be resourceful and you need to act smart. Looking at the situation I felt we the volunteer and police personal needed mask as the house debris and dust had fogged the place.

Since it was a time to act, so I again made it back to the open ground and asked the people to help. People openly handed over their scarfs and I collected them and gave it back to the volunteers and rescue worker.

In minutes we got the news that we were hit by a massive 7.8 rector scale earthquake, people further panicked. With the help of few people, we tried to calm the crowd as every few seconds the aftershock were giving a jolt punch and people were losing their control.

Some were calling their families and some were trying to search their family members, the open space was pretty pact with people and the situation was a chaos.  Due to the large number of people trying to get to the network the telecom services were down, even the emergency numbers were unreachable.

Few of them logged on to internet with 3G service which was amazingly active. We got to know that the nation was hugely struck by the earthquake and the coming 48 hours were very crucial.

The aftershock occurred frequently and people were started getting adjusted, after 2 hours a group of policemen came in for rescue. They tried their best but could not go inside.

The trapped old lady and girl situation was unknown. As the family members went in they said they could hear a tapping sound. Everybody in the ground started praying.

 Few more groups joined the army rescue team and the armed police force group but nothing could be done. Amazing thing was they were not even prepared they had no tools and they were just forced into the operation. Most of them waited in the open ground as if they had the responsibility of being their but when it came to action nobody dared to make their hands dirty.  

As the dusk fall the team was joined by a local Chinese man who said he had worked in the Chinese military and was involved with such operation. Immediately he went inside and made a hole. The Chinese man was later accompanied by few more friends. He assured the victim’s family that they would do everything possible to bring back his mother and daughter.

 More groups joined in but most of them stared and few of the groups just barged in, one of such group was the search and rescue team of ward no 17. I really do not know what they did and why they were their but they just sat there and helplessly watched.
One thing good about them was they had the basic equipment and the team was using it for the rescue operation.

Similarly another team of National Society for Earthquake Technology - Nepal (NSET) made it to the ground zero with equipment but after 2 hours they returned reasoning nothing could be done.

Later around at 10 PM the Chinese came out and said he had to go back and come back tomorrow with more equipment and people. The victim’s father and family members pleaded with every group but they were turned down.

Most of the group reasoned the place was difficult and it was impossible to do the rescue operation except for the Chinese guy who went in and at least tried.

The devastated family had no option except to wait endlessly for tomorrow hoping it would bring better opportunity.      

During the night few more groups visited the site and left there was only assurances and hope of the girl and the lady being alive. We desperately waited and watched hooping there would be a good news but every time we all had to face the harsh reality.  

Most of the public gather slept outside in the open space, few of them managed tarpaulin and most were bound to sleep in the open sky. We just prayed please god NO RAIN today.

We were awake till 3 AM as the aftershocks were continuously jolting the ground. People were still coping up to the situation and every time there was an aftershock they would leave everything and gather in groups. It was merely a nightmare that prolonged on and on.

The second day started with rumors that a more powerful earthquake was coming up and everybody was scared and was in midst of what next?

Apparently with the whole trauma of the first day, we were somewhat prepared than the first day. The morning buzzed with destruction news that was on. All the UNESCO heritage sites are affected, our culture and tradition everything Nepal was famous for was down to rubble. To the other side of the story local thugs and thieves were getting very active and it was advised to be careful about your property and belongings.

By this time all of our phones were nearly dead we were just looking for a place to charge, as turn by turn people were flocked to available place soon in hours it ran out of electricity.

Phone calls started ringing and family members abroad were panicked and the situation further tensed. As it’s said the death doesn't kills you with no reason but the fear of death kills you with no reason. People acted like headless chicken. Now we had a time frame of 72 hrs. where the possibility of living was completely impossible.

Few more groups came excavated the scene but none dared to enter inside by 10 AM the Chinese group came with more supports and load jacks. Now we thought may be things could go right and lady and girl could be rescued. To our bad luck it rained and we just prayed things would just be right. The Chinese team worked their way and despite the rain they continued their efforts.

In the late afternoon they returned saying there were other places they had to go. Nothing was done everybody desperately waiting.

The 3rd day started with high hopes, the earthquake aftershock frequencies were relatively low and new aspiration were on. In the late afternoon the Chinese team recovered the death body of the old woman and they left the scene. They made it clear that there were no survivors and the knocking sound was made by the dead body. The expert also explain that during time of disaster the body goes into shock and at such times the body release the energy in variable action that keeps working still after hours of death.


In the evening a Dutch team returned with sniff dogs but the dogs could not trace anything and it was confirmed no survivors


On the 4th day the Armed police force recovered the body of the girl

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal Government lacks management in Earthquake rescue Operation



It is quite obvious what level of damage has been caused by the April 25th earthquake. In view of the humanitarian crisis  a lot of funds and relief materials have been send to the country. But with limited human resources and loads of materials things doesn't look normal. The government seems to be rigid in managing the resources in terms of its  operation and logistic.

The crisis situation has further obliterated the situation creating an overall situation of miscommunication and confusion where the current human resource and resources are getting wasted.

Though rescue and relief operation are going on but they are more focused to limited areas where in most people are still waiting for the rescue operation and relief materials in other parts of the country.

How valid is it for the government just to focus on major areas only ?
Likewise, in most of the case around the valley there are more people who are waiting for rescue and relief operation.

With high concern there seems to be a lack of vision and leadership in terms of management  and communication. crisis situation itself is a confusion where if resources are not manged proper it further distress the situation.

Similarly the lack of monitoring is clearly visible where the prices of food and water are drastically shooting up. There is no control over the market where public have been protesting against the black market.

Even public representative are not surfacing the public in view of escaping the lack of management and operation which on contrary has created a situation of mistrust and disbelief towards the political fraternity.

Reality of today is the public selected the political leaders to power for management of proper system and social welfare  but in view  of their selfish motives they ignore the social welfare in prioritizing corruption, power play, favoritism etc.

The political culture of Nepal is hugely responsible for the current destruction and suffering where they cannot escape their responsibility.      


Current problems
1. There is no decentralization of handling the rescue operation and materials
2. Rescue operation and relief are just focused on priority
3. There is no communication in terms of relief distributions
4. The volunteers and security personnel are not given enough food and fluids
5. The command centers are proving to be less effective due to lack of communication
6. Favoritism and politics lobbying are high on use
7. Lack expertise and experience has slowed the rescue operation
8. Lack of local resources
9. Limited and orthodox mentality

So what did we lacked ?
we are seriously lacking a proper leadership and vision. The government has set up control center but it is slow and lacks monitoring. Moreover centralized system of monitoring resources has made the system weak and vulnerable where the political leaders are manipulating the situation.at this moment of crisis we need to maintain a system that is clear and transparent but here it is completely opposite. Apart from the crisis demands stable action with strategic planning where our GON is forwarding random action with no solution.  

Solution 

The best solution for any crisis management situation is a stable system that works independently with strategic management of resources and operation. The GON needs to establish proper resources centers  with decentralized responsible persons in terms of  management and operation who are individually responsible for their areas and resources pulling it to a proper network of communication and cooperation.

The crisis situation demands use of human resource but making people work with no food is not a motivation but a demotivating factor, so there should be a proper mechanism that should counter such problems.


















Saturday, April 25, 2015

Loktantra or loot-tantra, choice is yours



From the past nine years, we have been celebrating the Loktantra as a holiday to be added in the long list. But on real grounds it is a  day that marks the death of thousands of innocent people who sacrificed their lives in the name politics and country.

Though many people lost their lives in the name of it but on practical grounds there is much to what we have achieved.  Only few selected groups of people have benefited.

The major achievement of the 2006 democratic movement were
1. Constituent Assembly
2. Secularism
3. Dethronement of kingship
4. Peace process

If you talk about all these  aspect then all of them have failed in majors aspect of performing their objective in terms of public welfare.

The Constituent Assembly has failed time and again  to give the country a new constitution. The 601 Constituent Assembly members have become a burden with their high wages and their shameful acts of corruption  and power politics where time and again they have failed and portrait their image of bad politics and selfish mentality. It has disgraced the political culture of Nepal dooming the future of politics of Nepal.

Apart from that the country has moved towards the path of secularism but on one hand it may seem to have given the unheard voices a new platform but on the other it has discriminated the majority in presences of giving equal rights to the opposing groups. In country which has 80% of a ruling population of hindus how can you certainly find solution in giving voice to 20% by discriminating the 80%. Equality means giving right to all and giving voice to all, it doesn't mean giving voice to the 20% and shadowing the 80%.

Similarly, dethroning the kingship in Nepal might have been an achievement. But it also made  possible for establishment of more than 100 kings who misuse and abuse the power daily in the name security and power.

Now talking about the peace process, it seems the country is moving towards a solution but in reality we are moving backward where due to the long lasting violence people have started to migrate which has resulted in brain drain. In a country where its major work forces is draining outside the country there is very limited scope of development and progress. The peace process of Nepal has stalled the economic and social development of the country in the name of reservation and cooperation. Likewise, still today people are terrorized and their properties have not been returned and people are bound to  live with the terror.    


So the crux is Nepal lacks leadership in terms of politics and vision which has landed the country in this current position of political chaos. For better solution we need strong political leaders who are nationalist than political puppets ................... 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bagmati Clean up campaign and its Facebook Stigma


Recently the Bagmati Clean-up Campaign celebrated its 100th week on Saturday. Following the  occasion a human chain was formed along the riverbanks, from its origin at Bagdwar to its outlet at Chobhar covering 28 KM.

The program was launched in 2013, by the Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, but it grew a-lot of attention when various social media and mobile technology was used to market about the campaign.

On one hand the campaign has been highly appreciated for its continuous operation and social values
where as on the other hand the campaign has also been criticized for its short term solution and facebook gimmick.

People have been arguing the major objective of the campaign, to be just awareness  or something else. As Bagmati flows from the center of the capital and works as one of the major sewage channel, it has transformed itself to a lousy tradition of nasty smell and impurities.

On the 100th week thousands of people turn out to participated in the campaign but most of them were seen posting pictures on social media. The campaign was highly appreciated in social media  where people bombarded their walls with selfies and other pictures.
It seemed as if people were happy to be part of a campaign just for the sake of taking pictures. As everyone coming there knew what was happening and how Bagmati was getting dirty. The major concern was about what to do next or what could be done to stop the pollution.

I think Bagmati is suffering a tragic ignorance of concerned department which can be solved by proper systematic urbanization planning. A simple solution is a sewage  treatment plant which can treat the dirty sewage water and further filter the sewage from the river.

Bagmati cleanup campaign is certainly a credible move in terms of practice and operation but when it comes to practice  things have not changed. It seems that we Nepalese are more happy with certain limitation of change. We are so discouraged by the system and  political leaders that we  need some level of assurance and we just blindly follow anything and everything.

Reality of today is things have not changed in bagmati, the river still stinks and sewerage still flows.
so what' s the use? and  what is the motive?

I think we all know how the Bagmati is getting dirty or how our sewage that flows from our hosuehold is making it dirty?

So what is the solution ?


Just by spreading the awareness is not enough  we need concrete action followed by commitment and cooperation from all side.

Stop being so vulnerable  and let's do some action in regards to save our tradition of Bagmati.











Monday, April 6, 2015

Discover Thailand 2015


Thailand is an amazing country with high and rich colors of tradition and ethnicity. This country is beautiful because of its food, colors and people. The smiling faces and the richness of the hospitality of the Thai people is simple overwhelming.

The street food culture is simply amazing that takes your taste buds away giving you a wide variety of gastronomical wonders from sea food to the local cuisines. If you are a travelers you will find the beaches of Pattaya and Ko Samat in the blissful picturesque time frame. you just need time and give yourself time to loosen up.

Thailand simply bring out the adventure in you that is more of a pleasing and soothing experience just follow your heart.

It how you can imagine and see Thailand, its a perfect tourist destination that has everything .

Local transport and infrastructure are amazing just need to know the know how and you will be running here and there. Try to use the BTS and subways which are more feasible and less costly amazingly you will find yourself being native standing out next to local people who always try to help despite the language barriers.


Just spend your time understanding the way it work and you will find yourself wondering.

Its a great country for shopper especially clothes and  Pratunam is famous for its easy accessible shopping centers that are more lucrative in ways of shopaholic.

The rich tradition of the kingship to the local infrastructure every things works in coordination where helpful people and smiling face greets you most of the times.

Just be-careful of TUK TUK riders and specially fake duplicate electronic goods especially at Indra square. Even I was robbed once of more than 21000 Bhatt in a unpleasing deal. So try staying away from sweet talking people that offer you great electronic deals.

One thing that really triggered me was the level of empowerment, when you look at the local buses you will see all drivers are men and all conductors are women. It works the way out trying to make the system work in balance.

The only bad thing about Thailand is the tropical humid climate that drains you off your energy but you just need to recharge yourself with plentiful water and juices.



Saturday, April 4, 2015

After 3/3 TIA still is mismanaged and chaotic




After the Turkish Airlines flight TK 726 crash-landed on Nepal's runway in dense fog on 3rd march 2015 things have not changed at Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA). There is what so ever nothing being done at the international terminal and its operation. In fact things have gone out of control resulting congestion  during its operation in the terminals.
There is no management and most of the times people seems to be lost with lack of announcements and coordination. People are seen running around like headless chickens. The announcement are very slow  and   due to lack of proper sitting arrangement people were seen sitting on the floor. There is no person responsible to handle the situation. Most of the times people are  shouted and shown a rude attitude.

The government of Nepal or Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal(CAAN) should seriously look into this as it certainly matter for the tourism industry. Nepal has been trying to establish itself as a tourism service and with such customer service at international terminal there are more chances of it doing bad publicity. 

  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lufthansa can be a ticket for NAC towards sucess



Recently the news surfaced that Lufthansa has send a proposal to the Prime Minister(PM) office to become the strategical partner for Nepal Airlines Corporation(NAC) management. The PM office has further forwarded  the proposal to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for further investigation and research.

As per the proposal the Lufthansa would take over the management and would further help Nepal to open the European destination as well as help it would further help rebuild its position and structure. With limited resources the airlines would be immediately  providing 4 airbuses for its operation.

I think this is a great opportunity for NAC to overcome the current problem of institutional corruption and political manipulation If only it could create a system this national carrier could certainly build its reputation in the national and international market. The current practice of political influences and corruption has diluted the national carrier in retrospect of its development and operation.
Similarly with the orthodox system and ground staff manipulation its even hard to book tickets with NAC.  

 History has it that NAC was established 2 years before Thai Airlines  but due to lack of leadership, management and vision it landed itself in the current situation of corruption and mismanagement.

Recently on January 2015, AirlineRatings.com a global airline safety and product rating website listed Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) as the world´s unsafe airlines. Apart from that NAC has been officially been banned to fly in the European Union skies under the latest changes to a list of unsafe carriers last December in 2013.

Lufthansa is the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size when combined with its subsidiaries. It operates services in 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe using a fleet of more than 280 aircraft. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Social Media outrage on Lokman singh karki daughters wedding


It seemed as if everyone was posting, commenting and sharing  against the Chief commissioner  of Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority(CIAA)  Lokman Singh Karki daughter's wedding status on their social networking sites. Some were cursing, some were using foul words and some were just following the so called elite intellectual groups in their mission to provoke others in gaining popularity.  It seemed radically unusual and very funny how people were using negative sentiment to provoke others to gain social media popularity.

May be a viral social media strategy but with negative comments and sentiments one should always understand the impact of social media crisis on other person image and credibility.
Frankly speaking people are just going nuts writing negative about others in #socialmedia. They just want attention and negativity always draws attention.

LSK has been allegedly charged by the so called elite fraternity of  journalists and twitter users for using the official residence for his daughters marriage purposes.
In the past various high level officials from government as well as military and police have conducted marriage ceremonies of their spouses from their official residences. Even the  then Prime Minister (PM) Madhav Kumar Nepal married his daughter from PM residence during his terms as PM of Nepal. Nobody had a problem then and now why this outburst of social tweets and comments. It seems as if he was caught red handed.
But I see something different as Lokman Singh Karki being the head of a pristine institution has set new standard following the basic rules and regulation. He followed all his rules  that he had imposed on the public.
I think that is very ideal. In a country where from past 8 years  the CA members are not being responsible towards the public in giving the constitution, LSK has followed the directives of government  rules and regulation is an example. He specifically didn't invited people despite being head of a pristine institution, avoided dowry and limited the number of groom's invitees and even maintained the food code to be very basic what more could we expect ....

The most amazing thing is after the marriage he went back to his office and resumed his work what more can you expect from a government official and you are accusing this man of abusing his authority.
In argument to those so called controversies, I would just like to say I am not a relative of Lokman sign nor I have any hidden benefits but truth and reality is something that cannot be changed.
The government has given him the home for his daily use and personal  purpose. He despite of his wealth and status maintained his simplicity in following the rules and regulation that he acted upon the public and that is credible. Being a public servant he didn't wasted people's money nor did he wasted any other person's time and we accused him of abusing authority. He has set new standards in following what the so caller preachers have forgotten that is follow what you say and stand up to the thing that you ask others to do or else you have no right to speak.

Thank you for reading ....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Journalism and storytelling is adapting new ways of technology




So what do you understand by the meaning of #journalist or #journalism. To my understanding a Journalist is a person who brings in stories that are happening in the society. The stories can be good or bad depending upon situation and time. Where as journalism means a channel or structured network that helps to bring out the real news in a more organized way.

Now looking at the current past practice and what is happening how do you feel where journalists and journalism is going?

I think no where I mean to say most of the news published by reputed publications have been questioned for relevance and there has been issues and concern about how and what they have been publishing. I guess even big news papers Kantipur Publication has been marked with the controversy of Anju Baniya to  Ashish Luitel which certainly raises the credibility and accountability towards public. Journalism practice  in Nepal is degrading with no role models and icons, its falling prey to big names where news making process is loosing its essence and news makers are fantasized as celebs.

Its a part of the evolution process but with time and modern values the meaning and definition of journalist and journalism is also changing. The public these days do not accept reality that easy they inquire and they validate that is the reason why even at public sector people are very active in social media and investigation process. People want reliable sources and  they do cross check the information. It is very funny to say even for natural events occurring, one of my journalist friend took reference from social networking site indicating how people were feeling at that moment of time.

Journalism or journalist is a prized profession where the state has granted  special rights and responsibility towards this field. They practice and exercise few specific rights which are specially granted to them recognizing their role and responsibility towards society.

No matter what recognition are there but the credibility of Nepali journalists are degrading. May be its because of lack of monitoring or may be due to lack of sense of morale it is not good.
   
From a watcher perspective I have been observing the industry from past 20 years. I have seen the ups and downs of this field.  Just like the option of life you will also find various option of being a journalist optimistic, pessimist and realist. People are also adapting various ways and means in understanding and interpreting journalism in their own way where this field has changed radically . 

In today's context when you talk about commercial news and main stream journalism it generally means something bad that sells as the standard of true journalism has gone down. Journalists have become sales men selling news hiding behind the prospect of business. More often the real journalist who are driven by morale and ethic are either sidelined or they  have to face the path of power, humiliation and manipulation.

Even if you look at the practice any where else  power, money and network has always driven the path of news making. More or less it would be too rude to say journalism of today is a proactive form of  business and news that are more concerned about opportunities than real storytelling process.

Having said that these group of publications have been infiltrated by so called federation and association who were established for the protection and monitoring the values of journalism but on the contrary they have moved away from their objective in creating a better opportunity for themselves. For instance these days in Nepal the Federation of Nepalese Journalist is more politically associated with various parties than the news making elements. Their appointment and even their election is majorly affected by the ruling government.

I think this is a smaller perspective of what is happening especially in Asia pacific but is a more concerning thing where journalism is derailing from its true meaning. Apart from that the politics and favoritism that goes on is something that needs no voice.  The trues face of journalism is dying in mist of lack of right practice.

 However, the new platform of citizen journalism and social media has given people a new inspiration to express their opinions and views of what they want and feel. I am surprised that the coming up generation of bloggers, activists, citizen Journalist and  normal people are more active about social issues.

If you want to know the current status of Nepal's politics then I do not flip over the newspapers as if you look at the various of newspapers they have their own version. Even with fact, figure and events happening things are reported differently. One can argue about the various perspective and mindset but how can fixed things like fact, figures and events happening be differently reported.  In  one or the other ways they are influenced by various  factors in their new making process. Its a sad and bad example but the truth about what is happening and the so called federation and association are supporting and nurturing this.  I think its better to search the tweet or use a has tag to know what is a happening  around.

So tell me if i am crossing the line in redefining the meaning of journalism or may be i am getting influence by social media. no matter I think journalism/ storytelling / news making  all these are process of   reality that cannot be ignored. it needs a certain credibility from the writers side as well as from the readers side to know what is truth and what is not .

Lastly I would say I would not trust a journalist of Nepal but i would trust a social media has tag where i can see and read reality.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Facebook and instagram offline

Recently on January 28 2015,  Facebook  and instagram went  offline around 5:15pm AEST. Though users were pre informed about the technical maintenance but the black out  rumored of hacking that spread like fire completely stalled the world when it caught everyone's attentions.

Facebook and instagram were both started as a social media platform but  due to their marketing value they have evolved into commercialized business concept that focuses more towards adds and revenue generation.

Growing from understanding the socializing need to a hot burning cake of revenue generation facebook has evolved itself in variation of changing its look and appearance.

Getting into people's lives of creating a habit of understanding user behavior and pattern, the organization  has gone through various marketing strategies. Just like any other business life-cycle of any organization  facebook and instagram has seen its boom. I believe there has always been a replacement for everything.

If you look at the trend then social media  has been changing from  MSN to Yahoo to HI5 to orkut to various other social networking sites. All of them have seen their top level to bottom point. I think its just a process of evolution and humanity where people practice dynamism. People always want something new that excites and enthralls them.    

The commercialization of Facebook has taken its toll and it has evolved so much but now when technology is also growing and people are also getting fed up with all the nonsense and garbage things happening. I think there would be more attacks and securities threats targeted where it needs to face them. I think its people's choice and want that we all need to respect other than that anything rarely matters

One thing that I know is people love their freedom and no-matter what facebook or not I thing the world will exist and it will be better as the future new option of social media are evolving.


Monday, January 26, 2015

World bank and its Mobile app news in Nepal


Recently the world bank published a tweet  with the message "Smart Phone app helps #Nepal's Farmers Reports -This week in #SouthAsiaDev"  I think this is completely irrelevant as currently if you look at the internet penetration rate in Nepal, it is just 35% that too is limited with in city areas. The use of mobile phone is just limited with in  urban youths as mobile phone are very expensive and most important the prices of internet is also expensive. In such case scenario how can the user a normal farmer who is below poverty line afford internet.

Though the concept of Agricultural app is extraordinary but it is way beyond time but at current time when the internet prices and mobile devices are so high how can it be affordable and usable.

I think the concept of Agricultural app can be concept of future not present and reality.  

   
 



 

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

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