SAFF 2013 pictures

Here are some pictures during Nepals game in SAFF championship 2013.

Samsung Galaxy S4- the most innovative phone

With all those features, I am sure this is gonna be an iPhone Killer and speculate new innovations and censor controls in new smartphones to come.

Top Ten unbelievable incidents in Narayan Gopal's Life.

Swor Samrat Narayan Gopal's name needs no introduction to all the Nepali out there. A legend in the Modern Music's first generation (Adhunik Geet yug) was borned today, (Oct 4) in the year 1939. Marking his birth anniversary, I am here to post top ten unknown incidents in his life (taken from film maker/writer Prakash Sayami).

Top Ten Movies of all time

I always want to read top tens in everything until now that I have started writing top ten stuffs in my blog.In this post, I am putting my own best Movies of all time. These movies are not only in the top of my favorite lists, but also are the greatest movies of all time in the history of Cinema.

CG to enter into telecom sector

Chaudhary Group, one of the biggest business house of Nepal (popular for electronic products and food/beverages) is all set to enter the telecom market with the brand name CG tel.

Aug 24, 2016

Comedy program Twakka tukka to return

August 24, 2016: If you are of my age who grow up laughing with initial phase of comedy serials in Nepal, then you definitely know the TV program "Twakka Tukka" in Nepal Television: the one and only television channel in Nepal then. Most of the comedy actors now popular in Nepal have come to light from the same program Twakka Tukka. The same program is now known to come back as Twakka Tukka returns. Dinesh DC, the original creator of the program is also known to make it come back. In a Gaijatra special Kantipur FM program where "Awaz ko duniya ko Sathi" ( Friend of Audio World) Dinesh DC revealed the return back of the popular show twakak tukka. Talking to different comedy actors in Nepal, who are also staging a program named "Tite Jire" Gaijatra program every year, Dinesh DC hinted of the show to come back with the old and new actors.
Comedy actors like Dipak Raj Giri, Jitu Nepal, Daman Rupakheti, Shivahari Poudel made debut entrance to the television through that Show. Twakka tukka used to include several Chutkilas of that time, which was very popular among Nepalese. We used to have a great fun time watching the show.
It is not known from when the program will be on-aired and on which TV channel. The format of the program is also not known but it could follow the original one.

Aug 4, 2016

1974 AD releases their new album "Hazar Sapana".

Aug 05, 2016: Update: The album "Hazar Sapana" is released today in a program in the capital and it is available for download in their official website (which will be available once you like the Facebook page). But there may be some server error (temporarily unavailable and resource limited) to download the songs on Friday, as thousands of people are trying to download. If you cannot wait to listen the songs, you can listen it on their official Youtube channel for all of the songs in the album, Click here.
Here is the list of songs in the album Hazar Sapana.
1. Saniko
2. Bagdai Gareko
3. Chaya
4. Timi Mero ma Timro
5. Pathayi deu na
6. Hazar Sapana
7. Salghari
8. Aru Kaalo Rel ko
Two of the songs Hazar Sapana and SalGhari are available for download at
Hazar sapana. Click to download the song in MP3.
Salghari. Click to download the song in mp3.

Aug 04, 2016: 1974 AD, one of the most popular rock bands in Nepal and my favorite one, is going to release their next album on Friday. The album is entitled as "Hazar Sapana" and is the first album after their new line up. The band has added some young artists like Rohit John Chettri and Prajwwal Mukhiya after the exit of founders like Firoj Syangden and Adrian Pradhan. Firoj Syangden is currently living in US with new musical journey whereas Adrain Pradhan has gone solo and have already released a new album. The new line up of 1974 AD  has Manoj KC on Guitar, Sanjay Shrestha on drums, Nirakar Yakthumba on bass, Rohin John Chetri on Vocals and Guitar, Prajwal Mukhiya on Vocals and keys, Subash on trumpet and Pratik on trombone. 
According to Manoj Kumar KC, the whole of their album will be available for download from their official website on Friday which is already showing the countdown for the album release. The album is known to contain 8 songs which we can expect to be slow rock, ballads and fast songs.  Some of the songs are folk tunes and patriotic songs. I cannot wait to download and listen the whole album when it will be released on August 5, 2016 Friday. I have been their fan since my teen age time. I still remember the day when I bought the "Samjhi Baschu" album cassette and I was very much enthralled to listen it loud. Technology has changed a lot from the cassette era to now a digital era and people here in Nepal prefer listening music online other than buying it. That may be the reason to make it available free of cost to the listeners. We can also expect a new music video for the title track "Hazar Sapana".

Through their official Facebook, the band has written the following about their latest album:
"All of us have a thousand dreams. Some we manage to give life, the rest is left shattered. Picking up the pieces of our broken dreams and still braving the world with a thousand more is what makes our lives broken but beautiful. It is what makes us human. A thousand dreams crushed, and yet a thousand dreams to fulfill. We are a mosaic of tragedies and triumphs. Our songs are an extension of heartbreaks and happiness; our new album an amalgamation of it all".
Here is the album cover of "Hazar Sapna", which is designed by V-Chitra and Swooroop Nhasiju.

Jun 17, 2016

MIUI 8 experience

June 17, 2016: It was on May 10 that Xiaomi had launched MiMax along with their new android Skin MIUI 8. After the Alpha ROM and Beta testing for more than a month and clearing out the issues with it, MIUI 8 Developer version is available with almost all of their devices (from Mi2 to Mi5, Mi Note, Redmi 1 to Redmi 3, Redmi Note 3). I happen to download it for my Mi2S today and update it with regular updater app, as my device was already running with MIUI 7 China developer version. For all those who own MIUI Stable and older versions, they need to download the latest developer version software package and update it from either Recovery or Fast boot. The new version of MIUI released today is MIUI 8 6.6.17 that will be updated every week. We can expect more new features to be included every week.
First thing I had heard about MIUI 8 is about the all new camera app where the modes are put in the bottom middle of the camera UI, instead of getting it by sliding and the HDR icon is now shifted to the top right of the UI. Filters are on the left side and toggle between two cameras (front and rear) is on the right bottom side. Flash icon is moved to the upper left corner.
Secondly, I have found the picture and video editing in the new MIUI to be cool as you won't need extra app for the same.
The updated Notes, Calendar and Calculator app is nice to have as you always prefer other apps like Evernote, Google calendar to make it synchronize with your Google account.
The most notable upgrade is the feature to clone your apps as you may need to use with your multiple accounts. Another is the second space feature that lets you use another login in the same device with different set of apps and access. You can easily switch between the spaces and move data between these spaces. Isn't it that cool!!!
Though it was known that MIUI 8 supports multi window feature, but it is found missing and I am not sure if it's only not there for my 4.3 inch Screen of relatively low end Mi2s (which makes me remember the blog I had written more than four years back, and that time Mi2s was a flagship killer).
The dialer, animation to call closure, the contact icons and sharing have also changed in a better way along with the notification shade that is having the same page for the toggle icons (left to right scrolling) and the notifications from the apps which was separate in previous versions. The battery optimization in the security app feels really powerful which notifies 3 battery issues continuously which makes me worry about the new battery.
I wonder how it looks for my Mi5 that I dare not to update as it requires the unlocking of the device and the fastboot/recovery update for Developer version. I will do that once Global Stable be available and I get used to with the features from MIUI 8.
Click here to see the updated version of this blog.
Here are some of the snapshots from MIUI 8 in my Mi2S.

May 31, 2016

Loot 2 releases first teaser

May 31, 2016: The boys are back..... seeking Love, greed, revenge, money. So the loot is... and the master plan starts unfolding from the first teaser. The blockbuster movie of the year 2012: Loot has released a teaser for its sequence, Loot 2. It was already known after the movie went big with the box office and people's admiring that there will be a second part of the movie as revealed by Nischal Basnet, the director. He even asked for suggestion to go either with the second loot or Dimag Kharab: the movie that he will probably do next after this. The production of the movie was known to be on the floor with the same set of casts, Saugat Malla, Dayahang Rai, Karma, Reecha Sharma, Prateek Raj Neupane, Praween Khatiwoda, Sushil Raj Panday. It's the same production house: Black Horse production for the second as the first Loot was made with. The movie is also known to be produced by the same hit duo: Madhav Wagle and Narendra Maharjan.
The first look or rather first teaser shows tattoo-full khatri, wig full Haku Kale, Cap full Gople and slap full Reecha Sharma, among the artists. Haku kale stands on the top of a multi storeyed apartment, with his Newari accent dialogue "Jasko Sakti uskai Bhakti". He even mentions that nothing has changed in this city and the Kathmandu city is still the same " Herda lagcha rahara sala giddai gidda ko Sahara".
Loot 2 Nepali movie with Haku Kale.
The drone taken shot is marvelous which tells us that we can expect a lot of cinematic experience with the cinematography and obviously the hilarious dialogues won't be missing. It seems the movie takes off from where the first part ends and the impending revenge to the real "Looters" to begin, if you have watched the first part, you know what I am talking about, If not go watch the first part that is already available in Youtube.
The OST for the movie will be directed by the "Jaalma" maker Kaliprasad Baskota along with Roshan Thapa.
Highlights Nepal holds the right to upload the one and half minute teaser in Youtube and the Master plan will finally unfold on Falgun 13 (Febraury 24). Now eagerly waiting for the first trailer of the movie which will definitely be the talk of the town and the most awaited movie for the year 2074. 
Here is the first teaser in Youtube.

May 26, 2016

Euro Cup 2016 football from Jestha 29 (with Nepali Time schedule)

May 26, 2016: Euro Championship 2016 is approaching near, it is about two weeks for the one of the biggest football tournament to held in France. The matches in the tournament will be held from early morning of Jestha 29, Saturday for a month which is June 10 to July 10. The no of teams has been increased from traditional 16 to 24, 4 each in six groups. The group stage matches will be followed by round of 16, Quarter finals, Semifinals and the final. After the group stage matches, top two teams from each group (2X6=12) and the four best third placed teams among the six will go for the round of 16. All the matches are known to be held in 10 stadiums in 10 cities of France.
Two times defending champion Spain is always my favorite but I will tell about the winning prediction after watching two matches of each team in group stage. Group D can be called group of death as Spain, Czech and Croatia are on it. I put my eyes on Germany which is easy for them to get through to the knockout stages.
Before it was not known which television channel will be airing the matches live in Nepal but my belief for the National television of Nepal (NTV) having the rights to broadcast it, comes out not to be true.
Update: It is known that Sony ESPN and SIX will be airing the Eurocup matches in Nepal.
As the timing for the important games are at 00:45 am, I am sure most of the football fans will be sacrificing their sleep to witness the energy and excitement. Other timing are 6:45 pm and 9:45 pm. 
The countries in each group are:
Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
France England Germany Spain Belgium Portugal
Switzerland Russia Ukraine Croatia Italy Austria
Romania Slovakia Poland Czech Republic Sweden Hungary
Albania Wales Northern Ireland Turkey Republic of Ireland Iceland

Here is the schedule of the group stage matches in Nepali date and time (GMT+ 5:45)
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And here is the schedule of knockout stages match in Nepali standard Time (NST) and date.
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