I was in an organizing committee of a workshop, “Social Media for Learning,” that took place in Kathmandu on December 24. Though the topic was “learning,” i was not surprised with the diversity of the topics discussed. As many of us, journalists in the program, we discussed about the way Nepali media are functioning. Some questions that came time and again were: Why aren’t Nepali media serious about their online site? Are Nepali media conscious about the media convergence happening across the globe?
News story. News story. And another news story… This has actually been my routine these days. Working as a television journalist for the last six years in one of the leading televisions of Nepal, I have been largely dealing with different stories and characters. I have been doing up to four or five TV stories a day. These could be short to long format stories and also television packages.
I spent some moments with the birds on my rooftop, here are some pictures. Their way of living is simply great, they are spontaneous and light. It looks they never face any problems. These pictures are dedicated to all the birds in the world. You are one of the wonderful creatures in the world and you have made this world a beautiful place with your song and dance.
Let me confess I am still a student of photography. But from my early days I was very much interested in this art. I still remember my dad using a normal analog camera to take pictures in different ceremonies. I used to touch the camera and feel it.
After passing my SLC, I once bought a film and took the camera and went outside to shoot everything I saw. I also took pictures of Ravi Shankar’s program on “The Art of Living” that was organized in Kathmandu nearly a decade ago.
Now my job as a journalist allows me to visit new places and new people. So, i am getting close to my interest. It’s also about communicating with people and interacting with them. That’s why I like my profession.
Hilario Satino is a tricycle driver in Manila for the last 27 years. His day starts at 4 am, looking after different commuters and taking them to the places they want. The local government here however intends to bans the tricycle in Katipunan National Highway for safety reasons. But the plan was however kept on hold due to protest from different tricycle organization in the area.
I was doing live coverage from outside the Constituent Assembly building, New Baneshwore on May 28, 2011. Political parties, youth groups and citizens organized different programs throughout the day to create pressure on the major parties for peace and constitution. Here are some pictures from my lens.
My second album from the series Nepal in Pictures.
All pictures by Rajneesh Bhandari.
Pictures taken during my reporting assignments in Bardiya, Mugu, Jumla and Manang districts of Nepal.
Nepal is facing 14 hours of power cut every day. It has affected every households. Here is a report on how the power cut is affecting students.
Half day bandh called by CPN-UML-affiliated All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU) on December 24, 2010 crippled the life in Kathmandu Valley. (Pictures taken by Nokia C3, By Rajneesh Bhandari)