Tag Archives: Rajneesh Bhandari

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.

“Live in Joy”

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.
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A close look at tricycle drivers in Manila

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.

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Outside the Constituent Assembly Building

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.

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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