Hoping for the return: Nepal’s IDPs

Hope: Internally displaced persons of Nepal from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo.

By Rajneesh Bhandari
Kathmandu, Sept 16: One day in 1999, Kalyan Bhudathoki, 50, left his home in Ramechap that lies in the hilly and mountain region of Nepal and came to Kathmandu. Kalyan used to work as a farmer in his own field.

12 years earlier, in the insurgency-prone Ramechap, 150 km east of Kathmandu, Kalyan had two options: either to support the Maoists or flee the place. He chose the second option and has been struggling in the capital for his living ever since.

“They came to search me three times. I used to think that I could face them (Maoists),” said Kalyan at his rented home in Gothatar, Kathmandu, “But there were incidents in other places on people getting killed. And my family and relatives suggested me to flee the village.” Continue reading

Janaipurnima: The Sacred Thread Festival

Kathmandu: Janai Purnima, the sacred thread festival of the Hindus, was observed on Tuesday. Brahmins and Chhetris (men) get a new sacred threads (janai) and others tie yellow-red threads around their wrists as a symbol of protection.

This year i went to Pashupatinath Temple to find out how the festival was being celebrated.


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“A picture a day”

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.
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Video: Nepal Bhoto Jatra

Someone has rightly said every other day is a festival in Nepal. One of the popular festivals is Bhoto Jatra, a festival observed by Hindus and Buddhist of Newar community. The festival is celebrated in the Lalitpur district by demonstrating a Bhoto, vest, from the chariot of Rato Machhindranath –the god of rain and harvest. Bhoto Jatra also marks an end of a month long chariot pulling festival of Rato Machhindranath.
This year i went to Lalitpur to see how the Bhoto Jatra is celebrated.

Bhoto Jatra Nepal from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo.

“If i were a bird, i would fly…”

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.

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