Category Archives: Nepal

Social networks: The utility aspects

“The social networking sites in Nepal have more good stories to tell than the bad stories. It is the best vehicle to network and find your lost friends. For some, it has been a good source to find news. But, the best thing about social networking sites is that it is increasing Nepali internet users.”
Social networking and mi cro-blogging sites are getting quite popular among Nepalis in recent time. But, even the techno savvy people have taken the road to deactivate their Facebook accounts. A friend of mine had entered into the social networking sites in the early days. Yet, he has intends to deactivate his Facebook account all because one of his friends started flirting with his close girl friend. The person became a friend via the Facebook. But, the girl didn’t know that the two were friends. Eventually, the bad guy started giving unnecessary calls and troubled her. My friend realized the incident. He found out that the guy got the information and contact details from the Facebook site. That intrusion made him think of quitting the social network site.
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Looking for an international television training in Nepal?

Here is a good news for television journalists based in Nepal. Television Journalists Association Nepal, a group of television professionals in partnership with the DW Akademie one of the premier institutions of media education and training in Europe has come up with a training on the latest and globally accepted techniques on television news reporting. Last year i had taken this training and it proved to be very useful for me in many ways. You can check my experience at this link and the video that our team produced below.

This year I will be working as a facilitator in the workshop as I am in the organizing team of TVJ, where I work as a program coordinator.
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Is Nepal preparing enough for NTY 11?

It was raining heavily and I was walking through Rastriya Naach Ghar, Jamal. The main chowk of Jamal was flooded with water. Passerby including me faced difficulties to pass through the road due to the water that was more than one feet deep. The garbage littered around made the situation even terrible. Incidents like this happen during summer every other day and at different spots. “How can I pass through this?” a girl near me questioned herself.

Nepal has declared 2011 as Nepal Tourism Year.

Unable to find the answer, she took her sandals on her hand and crossed the water. There was nobody at the place to make the drainage system work. And the busy schedule didn’t allow us to wait for few more minutes. A foreigner by my side also took out his shoes and crossed the water. They were not crossing any natural river, it was raining and waster was blocked by the garbage. He was also following the girl like a child. I was behind him and I had no options left than to walk through the water by soaking my shoes and shocks. Germs must have made a good way in through my shoes. Continue reading

Garbage Problem in Kathmandu

This news package is produced for DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal’s television reporting training held in Kathmandu from 17th August to 5th September 2009.
This television report is prepared by the group of: Rajneesh Bhandari, Richa Ranjitkar and Dip Rayamajhi. The reporting, writing and editing was done by Rajneesh and Richa where as filming was done by Dip.
Special Thanks to Prateebha Tuladhar for Voice over. Also thanks to Kamal Pariyar, Indira Aryal, Sachen Gautam, Amar Shrestha and Gokul Shrestha.

Reporting on Television : Roll! Rolling! …

By Rajneesh Bhandari
Sound ready? Ready! Camera Ready? Ready! Roll! Rolling! …
Producers and camerapersons are shooting in the middle of the garbage management site Sisdol. But the shooting has no Kollywood heroes and heroines. Instead all actors are real characters who collect plastic bags from the garbage piles at the Sisdol Landfill site. The summer heat has released a foul stench, but the participants seem unaware of this, focused as they are on getting better shots and audio. Their purpose is not commercial, they are shooting as part of DW Akademie and TVJ Nepal’s three week long training on reporting for television.
The article was published on The Kathmandu Post on September, 7 2009. For more click here.

UN to stay in Nepal for four months

After weeks of uncertainty in the middle of Nepal’s contention parliamentary elections, the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is now set to last four more months. The country’s acting government and the opposition UCPN Maoists have reached an agreement to extend the UNMIN’s mandate, which was to end on September 15.

I have written series of article about UNMIN for film@11.

For the latest article click here.
Multimedia report on UNMIN, click here.
Another article related to UNMIN click here.
Another published on March 2010 click here.