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 →
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.
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.
“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. Continue reading →
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)
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. Continue reading →
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.