Walking Around a Nepali Village

Clicking some (or all) photos will take the clicker to my Flickr page. In the morning, in Chandanpur village of Lalitpur district, we decided to take a walk for a while. We wanted to see how people were living in their homes and what they were doing in their fields. We walked uphill for about […]

The Motorcycle Diary: Nepali Version!

See the related article [Motorcycle Diary] in Nepali in Blogmandu Recently I went to some “remote” areas of Lalitpur district pillion riding on my reporter colleague Suraj Kunwar’s Honda Shine. During the overnight trip we rode over the bumpy roads, stopped for tea and snack in small tea-shops and stayed in a dirty lodge. But […]

Phones, Presidential Oath and the Restaurant Bill

It wasn’t predicted. It wasn’t on my schedule. In a way it was like any other unpredictable day in my professional life. As I was heading towards office thinking about what I might do in the newsroom, the cell rang- GSM I must mention, not the CDMA, as I have started carrying two if I […]

Compensation to Nepalis Killed in Iraq: The Reporting Experience

Media Watch: Nepali reporters and news outlets sometime make jokes out of themselves. While reporting news, they hardly care about facts, those facts that are usually the backbone of the story itself. Rookie reporters and careless editors are often to be blamed for such inaccuracies. I am talking about the coverage of latest development from […]

Chyura Set in New Road

Pics of Wagle by Yogesh who’s seen partly in the photo above- front. Other pics by Wagle Background: I had this idea of a story about the rising inflation, worldwide and in Nepal. I wanted the real story, human story not just the hard facts. Though I am not an a-dollar-day man (fortunately I earn […]

All About Nepali Press Conferences (Including Two by Jimmy Carter)

The Jimmy Carter press conferences (pic by Bikas Rauniar) were definitely better organized than many of the usual PCs in Nepal that are grossly mismanaged and both organizers and reporters are responsible for such mess. 24 Nov: It’s 10:30 PM and I just finished writing second of the two news items of the day (they […]

White Water Rafting in Trishuli

Yea, I want to do more rafting and in more challenging rivers. Bhote Koshi, I will see you soon! Bindas over water: Wagle waves at camera while rafting That was my first experience with rafting. I was excited and was too eager to board into one of the raft boats anchored on the bank of […]

Bungy Jumping In Nepal: Incredible Experience

But I have decided not to jump again. I still wonder why people say they enjoyed jumping from the 160-meters-high bridge. All pics by Suraj Kunwar Am I an adventurer? No need for any such questions. I am, of course. I love traveling, wandering, trekking, going up to a hill and descending back to the […]

British (And Other Foreign) Film Festival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu sees many foreign language film festivals, not just Bollywood and Hollywood flicks. One after another, it’s now time for British Film Festival in Kathmandu. The sixth edition of the yearly event was inaugurated by the British Ambassador Andrew Hall yesterday evening in Gopi Krishna Cinema Hall. Over the past several years, we have seen […]