Dinesh Wagle Turns 28, Says Life Is Satisfying

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Dinesh Wagle smiles in Santa Monica Beach...a self portrait via camera

Dinesh Wagle, who turned 28 today, smiles in Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles in April 2006. “Touching the Sea water [there] was the most terrific moment [I did in my 27th year],” Wagle said in an interview. Pic by Wagle [Click here to read my American Journey]

March 1: Amidst all the chaos that is currently ruling Nepal, Dinesh Wagle, a Kathmandu based scribe with cosmopolitan dreams, quietly turned 28 a minute ago, Wall, eh, Wagle Street Journal reports. As usual, the birthday boy was in his home, in a village not far from the Kathmandu’s International Airport, as the clock in his assembled computer displayed the change in the date. He was alone in the room, just as usual, in front of computer playing with the keyboard. A change though was in the channel on the TV. It was National Geographic instead of the usual screaming of CNN. Analysts believe that Wagle went for that particular channel for that particular night because he might have wanted to experience calmness in the transition from 27 to 28. He definitely didn’t want the transition to be like the one that they organize in Times Square, New York on the last day of December every year.

A source close to Wagle revealed that at one moment he was seen staring at the TV for more than a minute as if something important was on the screen. Giraffes dancing in the deserts? No one knows for sure! “But I felt he wasn’t looking at any thing in particular,” the source said in an interview with the Associated Press requesting anonymity because the issue was too private to divulge in public. The source guessed that Wagle was “probably reviewing his life, those long 27 years of his existence in the world.” May be he was thinking, the source guessed, about what he did and did not in these years. “I am not a mind reader,” the source said, “but he must be thinking ‘God, 27 years passed and I have done nothing significant’. May be he was also thinking about the year ahead.”

Dinesh Wagle arrived in this world, needless to mention, 27 years ago and, in his birthday statement that was neither posted on his web site nor made available to news hungry press around the world, said that he was satisfied with his life so far. “The God, if there is anything like that, has been kind to me,” Wagle said in the statement. “I must say I am satisfied with the life because there is no meaning of complaining about the past that has been lived through. Of course there is always a feeling that it could have been better. There is also a kind of weird feeling that I have become a year older but I am an optimistic person therefore I take this transition from sattias bariya to atthias barsiya as being more mature and experienced.” Wagle said he was more concerned about the coming days than the past. Wagle said that he planned to live at least another 50 years. While making that remark, Wagle said, he was well aware about the fact that those numbers were not in his control.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Wagle will celebrate his birthday though he has repeatedly made public his intention of not organizing a party or something. In a rare face-to-face interview with a scribe for the Washington Post (in which no one really uttered a single word) Wagle said that he might work hard and smart in office on his birthday and, if things to as he wished, go for coffee with his most intimate friend in the evening.

A reporter by profession, a blogger by passion and a sleeper by habit (which, many believe, happens to be genetically directed), is a passionate dreamer too. “I love dreaming,” Wagle said in a brief interview conducted by DNN (Dinesh News Network) on the eve of his birthday. He took no time to say that 27th was one of the most memorable years in this life. “Touching the Sea water in Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles in April was the most terrific moment,” he said with an innocent smile on his face. Then there was the mischievous smile on his face. “Entering inside a strip bar in Washington DC was the most surprising event of the year.” Watching a Hindi movie last week in a Kathmandu theater was the sweetest moment of all, Wagle said. He didn’t name the movie or disclosed the reason for describing the movie-watching experience as the sweetest. In an editorial peice, the Los Angeles Times writes: “Many believe [Wagle] must have liked the story very much but people have always been proved wrong when it comes to guessing his personal feelings. Though he works in a field like journalism that demands extensive networking and socializing, he talks very less with people who are not familiar to him or are not giving interviews for his stories.”

Nevertheless Wagle, self-proclaimed tech-savvy reporter, said in a SMS interview conduced by a columnist for the New York Times the other day that he was determined to keep “this wild crazy passionate love of ours” always rocking. Lord Ganesh, are you listening? Life, for Wagle, has just begun!

Note: Names of the newspapers and other media are (un)real but they never conducted the interviews. Dinesh Wagle claims the credit for the story above.

16 thoughts on “Dinesh Wagle Turns 28, Says Life Is Satisfying

  1. Zade

    What a nice way to write!! Awesome! Interviews by DNN to New York Times..how can I miss Washington Post and LA Times there! Anyways you have put it in a CONVINCING manner!! 🙂 Happy Moving on from being a “Sattais” barsiya Boy to “Attais”..
    Happy Birthday to You Waglejeeeee!! Wish you a the very best of life!!!
    Ani celebration ko naam ma coffee matra, come on, celebrate your existence with some more dhamaka!! ( add a cake to the menu at least!) 😉 Have a Wonderful Day!


  2. KK

    March 1, Kathmandu,
    The most popular geek in the town has wished Mr. Dinesh Wagle on the auspicious ocasion of his 28th Birthday. On a statement from the White House at Tinkune, Mr. KK wishes him a bloggy bless. In his one page long statement KK provided the list of famous people, who were born on March 1. Here is the list:
    1445 – Sandro Botticelli, Italian painter (d. 1510)
    1456 – King Ladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1516)
    1474 – Angela Merici, Italian nun (d. 1540)
    1547 – Rudolph Goclenius, German philosopher (d. 1628)
    1597 – Jean-Charles de la Faille, Belgian mathematician (d. 1652)
    1610 – John Pell, English mathematician (d. 1685)
    1657 – Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (d. 1740)
    1683 – Caroline of Ansbach, wife of George II of Great Britain (d. 1737)
    1732 – William Cushing, 2nd (confirmed) Chief Justice of the United States. (d. 1810)
    1760 – François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (suicide) (d. 1794)
    1769 – François Séverin Marceau-Desgraviers, French general (d. 1796)
    1807 – Wilford Woodruff, fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1898)
    1810 – Frédéric Chopin, Polish-French composer and pianist (d. 1849)
    1812 – Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
    1821 – Joseph Hubert Reinkens, German Old Catholic bishop (d. 1896)
    1837 – William Dean Howells, American writer, historian, editor, and politician (d. 1920)
    1848 – Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Irish-born American sculptor (d. 1907)
    1852 – Théophile Delcassé, French statesman (d. 1923)
    1858 – Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (d. 1918)
    1863 – Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)
    1865 – Abe Iso, Japanese politician (d. 1949)
    1871 – Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
    1876 – Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian International Olympic Committee president (d. 1942)
    1880 – Giles Lytton Strachey British writer (d. 1932)
    1886 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter, graphic artist, and poet (d. 1980)
    1888 – Ewart Astill, English cricketer (d. 1948)
    1889 – Watsuji Tetsuro, Japanese ethicist and philosopher (d. 1960)
    1892 – Ryunosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (d. 1927)
    1893 – Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (d. 1968)
    1896 – Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek conductor, pianist, and composer (d. 1960)
    1896 – Moriz Seeler, German writer, poet, film producer, and man of the theatre (d. 1942)
    1899 – Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (d. 1972)
    1901 – Pietro Spiggia, Italian poet
    1904 – Paul Hartman, American actor (d. 1973)
    1904 – Glenn Miller, American bandleader (d. 1944)
    1910 – Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
    1910 – David Niven, English actor (d. 1983)
    1912 – Gerald Emmett Cardinal Carter, archbishop of Toronto (d. 2003)
    1914 – Harry Caray, American sportscaster (d. 1998)
    1914 – Ralph Ellison, American writer (d. 1994)
    1917 – Robert Lowell, American poet (d. 1977)
    1918 – Roger Delgado, English actor (d. 1973)
    1918 – João Goulart, President of Brazil (d. 1976)
    1918 – Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
    1920 – Howard Nemerov, American poet (d. 1991)
    1920 – Max Bentley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1984)
    1921 – Terence Cardinal Cooke, American Catholic archbishop (d. 1983)
    1921 – Richard Wilbur, American poet
    1922 – William Gaines, American publisher (d. 1992)
    1922 – Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1995)
    1923 – Kuczka Péter, Hungarian writer, poet, and editor (d. 1999)
    1924 – Deke Slayton, American astronaut (d. 1993)
    1926 – Robert Clary, French-born actor
    1926 – Pete Rozelle, American commissioner of the NFL (d. 1996)
    1926 – Cesare Danova, Italian-born American TV and film actor (d. 1992)
    1927 – Harry Belafonte, American musician, actor and activist
    1927 – Robert Bork, American legal scholar
    1928 – Dr. Seymour Papert, South African mathematician and artificial intelligence researcher
    1928 – Jacques Rivette, French film director
    1929 – Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
    1930 – Gastone Nencini, Italian cyclist (d. 1980)
    1935 – Robert Conrad, American actor
    1936 – Monique Bégin, French-Canadian politician
    1936 – Jean-Edern Hallier, French author (d. 1997)
    1937 – Jed Allan, American actor
    1939 – Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
    1942 – Richard Bowman Myers, U.S. general and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    1943 – Gil Amelio, American businessman and venture capitalist
    1943 – Akinori Nakayama, Japanese gymnast
    1943 – Richard H. Price, American physicist
    1943 – Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
    1944 – John Breaux, U.S. Senator from Louisiana
    1944 – Mike d’Abo, English singer (Manfred Mann)
    1944 – Roger Daltrey, English musician (The Who)
    1945 – Dirk Benedict, American actor
    1946 – Lana Wood, American actress
    1946 – Gerry Boulet, French rock singer (d. 1990)
    1946 – Elvin Bethea, American football player
    1947 – Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and songwriter
    1948 – Burning Spear, Jamaican singer and musician
    1952 – Steven Barnes, American writer
    1952 – Martin O’Neill, Northern Irish footballer
    1953 – Richard Bruton, Irish politician and economist
    1954 – Catherine Bach, American actress
    1954 – Ron Howard, American actor, director, and producer
    1956 – Timothy Daly, American actor
    1958 – Bertrand Piccard, Swiss balloonist and psychiatrist
    1958 – Chosei Komatsu, Japanese conductor
    1963 – Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
    1963 – Thomas Anders, German singer (Modern Talking)
    1963 – Ron Francis, Canadian ice hockey player
    1964 – Paul Le Guen, French football manager
    1965 – Stewart Elliott, Canadian jockey
    1965 – Booker Huffman, American professional wrestler
    1967 – Aron Winter, Dutch footballer
    1967 – George Eads, American actor
    1969 – Javier Bardem, Spanish actor
    1969 – Doug Creek, American baseball player
    1969 – Dafydd Ieuan, Welsh drummer (Super Furry Animals)
    1969 – Litefoot, Native American rapper and actor
    1971 – Tyler Hamilton, American cyclist
    1973 – Ryan Peake, Canadian guitarist (Nickelback)
    1973 – Carlo Resoort, Dutch trance DJ
    1973 – Chris Webber, American basketball player
    1974 – Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
    1976 – Peter Bell, Australian rules footballer
    1977 – Rens Blom, Dutch athlete
    1977 – Esther Cañadas, Spanish actress and supermodel
    1978 – Jensen Ackles, American actor
    1978 – Alicia Leigh Willis, American actress
    1980 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
    1980 – Djimi Traore, Malian footballer
    1981 – Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel
    1981 – Adam LaVorgna, American actor
    1981 – Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
    1983 – Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
    1983 – Chris Hackett, English footballer
    1983 – Blake Hawksworth, Canadian-born baseball player
    1984 – Naima Mora, American model
    1985 – Andreas Ottl, German footballer
    1988 – Katija Pevec, American actress
    1989 – Sonya Kitchell, American singer
    1989 – Carlos Vela, Mexican footballer


  3. dinesh

    wagle jee
    hey its nearly getting into the thirties..happy belated birthday
    must be a good experience but kahile samma aruko bihe ko photo khichhne ho ..
    seriously aafno bih egarne bichhar chaina ki kya ho ?


  4. GoodOne

    योहो, कस्तो बिर्सेंछु – तपाँई जस्तै मपाईंको पनि जन्मदिनमा मपाईंसँग मपाईंको समाचारपत्रकोलागि मपाईंले मपाईंको interview लिएको थियो/थिएँ । लौ त्यै पनि, मपाईं र तपाईं – दुबैजनलाई बधाई छ ।
    – मपाईं पूजारी


  5. Dinesh Wagle :)

    To mp: Thanks! 🙂

    To Zade: Thanks to you suggestion, CAKE was added and that was sweet. Then there were other things including HOT coffee, cold coffee and HOT lemon in HOT places!

    To Vahsek: Thanks! There are too many ikshya and akansha. Herdai jaam, ke hundo raichha!

    To Raj Shrestha: Thanks and there are too many plans but certianly not the ghar bar walla! That’s the long term one for sure.

    To paribartan: Thanks!

    To KK: Wagle says Thanks a lot! THE LIST! Felt like a bday present! Coincidently, the year 1979 is missing 🙂

    To Sudeep Shrestha: Thanks bro! Hope your America Yatra is going well. Stay warm. Keep your newly bought laptop with you!

    To Comment Box: Thanks!

    To Suman Ghimire: Thank you Suman ji! Hope you are doing great!

    To dinesh: Thanks ho Dinesh ji for your wish and concern. Bihe ta garnu pachha ni!! Tara kehi samaya pachi!

    To GoodOne: Tapai lai Mapai ko dhanyabaad!


  6. Reality Bites

    Lead Kindly Light
    Keep thou my feet:
    I donnot ask to see,
    The distance scene;

    Happy Birthday to Wagle , the Junior
    Reality Bites, Rasuwa


  7. Deepak Adhikari

    Hey, Happy B-Day. But, I have a doubt regarding ur age. If my memory serves me right, u told me u were 26 when we met three years ago. Doesn’t that make you 29 or porbably 30 years old? Heard that only gals (esp actresses and models) reduce their age. Just curious.

    Many many happy returns of the Day! Keep moving!

    The B-Day blog is a fun read but a bit hyberbolic. Nevertheless, kudos for a new style!


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  9. aasthachaurasia

    giraffe dancing in the desert !!!! 🙂 and the DNN (Dinesh News network )………….. i am laughing till now !!! a great interview report !!!! which is conducted by (un)real sources !!!! ha ha ha…………………………………….



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