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.

Apr 28, 2012

Apabad Preview.

With 2068 having new taste and successful movies like Loot and Chapali height, 2069 has some good movies line up for screening. Among them Apabad stands out as much promising movie that Movie lovers will definitely watch it. Raj Ballav Koirala and Nisha Adhikari starer Apabad is directed by Subash Koirala, which revolves around a talented Nepali having his own set of ideals and beliefs, plus his dream of better future. The movie is going to release on Jestha 5/ May 18 in Nepal, Australia and USA simultaneously (for the first time?). We can see countdown of the movie release, all over social media and the hype it has created among people makes it one of the most awaited movie this year. Through the promo and the official notes, I smell some kind of tragic end like the death of protagonist, and some people even dare to say its a Nepali remake of Into the wild but to know the exact truth, we will have to wait for 20 more days.

Here is the cast and crew of the movie.

Cast: Rajbalav Koirala, Nisha Adhikari, Rabi Giri, And Bijaya Giri
Screenplay: Directed By:Subash Koirala
Produced By: Sushan Prajapati, Suraj Koirala,Upendra Lamichhane
Executive Producer: Bikash Duwal
Cinematographer: Sushan Prajapati
Edited By: Raju Dhungana
Dialouge By: Subash Koirala, Ujjawal Meghi, Shekhar Gyawali, Upendra Lamichhane,
Lyrics / Music Composed By: Ujjwal Meghi Gurung
Arranger/ Background Score: Biju Karmacharya
Sound Desginer: Sagun Shreshtha
Production Manager: Gagan Shrestha

Official Synopsis:
This is story of Suyog: Young and intelligent with his own set of ideals and beliefs. His perspective towards society and perception of the people around him are very individualistic. And he lives a dream hoping one day it gets fulfilled. But the wind blows against him, he tries to get up every time, only to be forced to the ground again. His hopes fade away and the wind takes him over. What he does after that, how he finds his dream and happiness… is an exception!
Apabad is the story of anguish of an individual and his inevitable braking away towards hysteria; it shows the consequence of choices that people make in utter dismay. It justifies the thought, “when there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire.” However, it does tell us that hope is not only the good thing but the best thing. One has to explore the darkness, willing or unwilling, to understand the meaning of light. How a soul tries to preserve his purity in a dystopian world.
Apabad is a measure of patience and persistence to achieve one’s goal in life. It is a question that we have asked ourselves in many crossroads of life and how one among us dared to stand for what he believes. Apabad is a story of an outlaw who puts a blindfold to pragmatism and walks in self-professed path of liberation and realization.

Quentin Tarantino and Django Unchained.

It's been a while since we enjoyed the cinematic excellence of director/producer/writer Quentin Tarantino, my Best Movie man from Hollywood and the man behind the hits like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Hostel. He set afoot in this business as a independent film-maker and later established himself as peculiar film maker in the mainstream Hollywood. The last Movie Inglorious Bastards, was superb in delivering the thrills and chills a movie needs to make people glued to their seats and it went big in box-office making Tarantino's highest Grossing Movie.

 Eight months ago, When I was searching Hostel III to be official movie from Tarantino or not, I had found Tarantino's next project would be Django Unchained, inspired from 1969 western movie Django. That time, it was rumored to cast Will Smith, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sacha Baron Cohen, Kevin Costner, Lady Gaga and later found Jammie Foxx confirmed to replace Will Smith. Now the movie already in the making and having official release date this Christmas, is known to star Jammie Foxx, Leonardo Dicaprio, Sacha Boran Cohen, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson. Here is a first officially released picture from the movie.

Apr 27, 2012

Lyrics of Aatma ma by Kamal khatri (Ethos Band)

Aatma ma timro atma ma.... ma chu ki chaina tyaha hera na

Mana ma timro mana ma..... ma chu ki chaina tyaha hera na

Ankha ma ankha ma......... ma chu ki chaina tyaha hera na

Aatma ma mero atma ma timi basechau yo atma ma

Mana ma mero mana ma timi chau mero mana ma

Ankha ma ankha ma timi chau mero ankha ma

Dhadkan banera dhadki rahechu timro tyo mutu ma

chokho maya ma kanchan banera basa yo mutu ma

timi mero sahara timi mero prerana timi mero timi jindagi

Aatma ma timro atma ma.... ma chu ki chaina tyaha hera na

Aatma ma mero atma ma timi basechau yo atma ma

Ankha ma ankha ma......... ma chu ki chaina tyaha hera na

Here is the Song in youtube:

Keshav Sthapit to lead Kathmandu Development Commission.

Keshav Sthapit, the last mayor of Kathmandu, is assigned to lead Kathmandu Valley Development Commission established just today. Though Government is going through many campaigns like Road widening Campaign, Squatter Managing Campaign, Kathmandu Sanitation Campaign to manage and improve the metropolitan city, it has not culminated yet. In this pretext, Government of Nepal establishes the Commission and appoints him in the leading post due to his popular actions to revamp the whole Kathmandu in his tenure before. He is popular among people as a vision-er and doer for the development of a city. Road widening in Kalanki-Rabhi bhawan section, demolition of houses at Maitighar and Tinkune are the most caught on works by him. He had resigned from the post due to death threats from the then Rebel Maoists. And now it seems ironic when the Government under Maoists leadership appoints him to do the same work albeit different post title.

Apr 25, 2012

Facebook phone due from HTC this year?

HTC is reportedly working "in cooperation" with Facebook on a customized smartphone, set to be launched in Q3 2012 at the earliest, reports DigiTimes.
HTC worked with Google on the original Nexus One, but the search turned mobile giant took its relationship to Samsung to develop its Nexus branded smartphones. HTC was left out in the dark, and its market share has fallen, and its profits dropped by 70 percent in Q1 2012 alone.
Samsung has the largest slice of the market share pie, while HTC holds out in fifth place with a fraction of Samsung's share, according to recent ComScore statistics.
It makes perfectly good sense for HTC to climb back up the ladder and find its own niche. If Samsung has Nexus, and Apple has the iPhone, HTC can go an entirely different direction and build a dedicated Facebook phone.
But it's not the first time we've heard of a "Facebook phone," nor will it be the last. The report said:
"The new Android smartphone being developed by HTC will have a platform exclusive to Facebook to enable and integrate all functions available on the social networking site, the sources indicated. Previously, HTC launched two Facebook-enabled smartphones, the Salsa and Chacha."
When Facebook's "Buffy" smartphone was rumored last year, it was quickly thought of as a viable product. The rumours slipped away and little more was thought about it.
But Facebook has repeatedly said it is not looking to build a dedicated handset, nor will it allow any phone manufacturer to call any of their devices a 'Facebook phone', as ZDNet's Emil Protalinski writes. Despite this, there have been a number of attempts at making Facebook-like handsets, with dedicated hardware keys and tight integration with the mobile operating system.
DigiTimes sources say the launch of its own-brand smartphones will be a valuable source of income for the company after it goes public. Instead, it seems Facebook is simply trying to get its software on every smartphone and cellphone it can, without throwing its efforts into a market it likely won't win in the face of its competitors.
In the meantime, the HTC One series is all that keeps the company going. Without Facebook's weight behind a phone, HTC needs to aggressively compete again. But as ZDNet's James Kendrick notes, HTC's situation shows how hard it is for Google's Android partners to play in the smartphone space, forcing them to compete with other partners along with their competitors.

Apr 24, 2012

Gotye tops the chart.

With his voice being compared to legendary singer like Sting, Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel, Australian Singer/Musician Wouter "Wally" De Backer popularly knowns as Gotye has his single Somebody that I used to know top the Billboard chart this week and it already topped the iTunes Top 100 single charts. Before Gotye's recognition in US, he had already hit the charts in 18 countries including Australia, Belgium, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Denmark. As of April 24, the single has 176 Million views in Youtube and 4.5 million copies sales. People say the video is also responsible for the ballistic pick up of the break-up song. Also the vocals of New Zealand Singer/song writer Kimbra adds much freshness to the song, which is compared to the newness brought by singer Adele.
For me, when I first heard the song, I was wondering if the song is a cover of previous hit song by sting or The Police or Phil Collins but later found out it to be a new song. This song made me play on repeat in youtube and write this blog. Here is the hit song in youtube.

Apr 23, 2012

Beach Cricket 2012

This is the second time, we (NT) participated in Beach Cricket, earlier it was in 2010. Shangri-La Cricket Academy has been organizing this event since 2010, that year it was promoted with a campaign under Nepal Tourism Year 2011. Two teams from NTC, (NTC Red and NTC Blue) were participating in this two day long event held at River Side Spring Resorts, Kurintar on 20-21 April. Altogether of 16 teams in 4 pools played seriously for fun in game of 5 overs of which only the top teams in each pool went to the semi-finals. NTC 'Blue' entered into semi-final defeating Nepal Tourism Board and Chaudhary Group but lost to Rolling Plans by 15 runs in the first semifinals. In the second semifinal, Nimbus Nepal Defeated Himalayan Distillery by 8 runs. And in the final match, Rolling Plans defeated Nimbus Nepal by 4 wickets chasing a target of 50 runs.
Rolling Plans Holding the Trophy.

NTC Red managed to get one win over President Travel and Tours by 4 wickets. Other teams include British College, Mercantile Exchange, WWF 'Panda', WWF 'Tiger', APF (Armed Police Force), Surya Nepal.This year it was quite different with teams obliged to include a female participant otherwise the team would be penalized of 30 runs.
Best Cheering Team Went to APF who had brought a platoon(??) to hail their game. Best Male Player went to Rahul Pyakurel from Rolling Plan with a total of 94 runs and Rashu Lama from Rolling Plans was awarded Best female player.
NTC Blue Team
NTC Red Team

Apr 22, 2012

GON declares Baishak 11 a public holiday.

Finally Government of Nepal (GON) has declared Baishak 11, a public holiday. The day marks the stepping down of the then King Gyanendra and the reinstatement of House of Representatives, on Baishak 11, 2063 after 19 day long mass movement (popularly known as Jana Andolan II and 2062/63 Andolan) of Seven Party Alliance (SPA) backed by CPN Maoists. This day is being celebrated as a Democracy day ( Loktantra Diwas) by former Governments.

Earlier the Madhesi Morcha-Maoist Alliance Government had not included this day in the list of public holidays and wanted to skip this celebration. But due to pressure from other parties and caring public sentiments, GON announced the decision in a cabinet meeting on Sunday.
Here is an announcement of the decision published in a national daily.
In english:
Notice from Home Ministry,   
Governement of Nepal
This notice is published to notify the decision regarding the public holiday in whole of  Nepal and Nepalese Diplomatic Missions abroad on Baishak 11, 2069, to mark the Democracy Day (Loktantra Diwas)

Apr 19, 2012

Anthony Hopkins to play Hitchcock.

Legendary Actor Anthony Hopkins is going to play famed director, Alfred Hitchcock who is the creator of the 1960 classic horror "Psycho". The movie entitled Hitchcock is based on the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho"by Stephen Rebello with a story of how Hitchcock made the horror flick in an era when people were skeptic of horror films. Sacha Gervasi (Anvil! The Story of Anvil) is directing Hitchcock, written by John McLaughlin (Black Swan) and based on the book by Stephen Rebello. Anthony Hopkins plays Hitchcock and is supported by a great cast including Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel and Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid).
Fox Searchlight released a picture of how Sir Anthony Hopkins looks like in the movie and he seems perfect with a bald cap and makeups.

Apr 18, 2012

Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages.

If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important "Like" button, the new feature first asks if you'd like to open your favorite music-streaming app -- either Spotify, MOG, Slacker Radio or Rdio. If you've yet to link a service to FB, it'll ask which you'd prefer to use. Once prompted in Spotify, for example, the app heads to the band's library and begins playing selections from the Top Hits category. The "Listen" button then becomes a play / pause control and clicking one on another artist's page makes the change in the app in a flash. To grab a look at the new control in action, head to your band of choice to give it a try.

Source: TechCrunch

Apr 17, 2012

Namrata to play Kollywood.

Namrata Shrestha, leading actress from Nepal admitted of her signing into a movie "Kollywood" to be directed by Nawaraj Acharya. Earlier Sahana Bajracharya and Simpal Khanal's names were tagged along with the movie. Sahana Bajracharya, first Runner up for Miss Nepal 2010 told media of her break with the movie due to busy schedules though she was present in the first press meet for the announcement of the movie. Also Gorgeous Simpal Khanal had to resort to Facebook to react to the news of her affiliation with the movie "Kollywood". Ultimately Namrata Shrestha is going to do the film according to, but the details are not yet out when the shooting starts for her second movie opposite Aryan Sigdel, as she is currently busy doing the movie "Chadke".

The Avengers Preview.( Release date update)

UPDATE: People in Nepal who were eagerly waiting for this movie will have to wait for two more weeks, due to the official set back of the release date by Disney. QFX in it's Facebook page says the movie will be releasing on 11th of May, shattering plans of many who were excited watching it before US denizens. Officials in QFX say they have already got the movie in their hard drive but could not release due to their compliance with some distribution system.

We still got 10 days to watch the superhero assemble "The Avengers" (even titled "Avengers Assemble" in some places), based on the Marvel comics. The movie features a group of superheroes that includes Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk and Thor to save the world from Loki. This is the sixth installment of a Marvel movie flick, one of the much awaited movies this summer. Marvel are working hard to what it takes to promote the movie including iPhone, iPod touch, iPad apps available now in the iTunes App store. All the movie buffs, get ready for the biggest flick this season with multifold super action,and amazing special effects. And it's gonna be tough for Amazing Spiderman and The Dark Night sequel as Avengers leaves them far behind in this chase to top the charts. Also people are making wide guesses in which superhero character dies in the movie, but I don't wanna get inside this to stay away from real spoilers and it will be only known to you when the movie unfolds on April 27 here in QFX, a week ahead of U.S. release. Here is some info about The Avengers.

Directed/Screenplay by: Joss Whedon
Produced by: Kevin Feige
Based on The Avengers by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson

Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures
Release date(s): April 11, 2012 (worldpremiere)
         May 4, 2012 (United States)
         April 27, 2012( South East Asia, India, Nepal)
Running time: 135 minutes
Country:            United States
Language:          English
Budget:          $220 million

Apr 16, 2012

Ghost in New Road (with Video)

Hundreds of people were in the road today with a ghost hoax in a empty house opposite Pipalbot, Newroad. Rumor was like a person was beaten by Ghost in the house after which the shops were also shut down including one below the house. People were even sharing a person was thrown from the house by the Ghost. From sometime, People believed the house to be a haunted house, so there was no business running in there. The event got social media attention with tweets and status updates.

But the story is complete fake may be with the intention of joking!

Apr 12, 2012

Happy New Year SMS

Though there are many New Year in our calender,  New Bikram Sambhat (B.S)  is the official New year of Nepal. So here is a collection of New year SMS's. Select some and through it to your friends, family, hakims, relatives.

Naya akash naya dharti naya jiban naya pal naya din ra naya barsa ko subhakamana!!
नयाँ आकाश नयाँ धर्ती नयाँ जिबन नयाँ पल नयाँ दिन र नयाँ बर्ष को शुभकामना!!

Naya Umanga Naya Josh tatha Naya Jagaar Naya Khusi Naya Pragati Naya Bahar Naya Sapana Naya Ayam Naya pal Naya barsa le pradhan garosh tapai ko jiwan samridhi banos. Naya Barsa ko Subhakamana.

नयाँ उमंग नयाँ जोश तथा नयाँ जगार नयाँ खुशी नयाँ प्रगती नयाँ बाहर नयाँ सपना नयाँ अयम नयाँ पल. नयाँ बर्ष ले प्रधान गरोश् तपाईं को जीवन सम्रीधि बनोस। नयाँ बर्ष को शुभकामना।

We Will Open The Book.
Its Pages Are Blank.
We Are Going To Put Words On Them Ourselves.
The Book Is Called Opportunity
And Its First Chapter Is New Year’s Day

Keep The Smile
Leave The Tear
Think Of Joy
Forget The Fear...
Hold The Laugh
Leave The Pain
Be Joyous
Coz Its New Year!
Happy New Year ...

Lets welcome the year
Lets welcome the year which is fresh and new,Lets cherish each moment it beholds, Lets celebrate this blissful Newyear
New is the year,
New is the year, new are the hopes and the aspirations, new is the resolution, new are the spirits and forever my warm wishes are for u.Have a promising and fulfilling new year

2069 Is Coming Before 2068 Ends,
Let Me Thanx All The Good People Like U Frnds.
Who Made 2010 Beautiful For Me.
I Pray U B Blessed With Faithful Year Ahead.
I Wish U A
Fantastic Baishak
Loveable Jestha
Marvellous Ashar
Foolish Sawaan
Enjoyable Bhadra
Successful Ashoj
Wonderful Kartik
Indepedent Mangsir
Powerful Poush
Tastiest Magh
Beautiful Falgun
Happiest Chaitra
Hope I’m 1st Person To Wish U
Happy 12 Months Of 2011....

Blooming Flowers
Sparkling Crackers
Colorful Night
Sweetest Bite
Smiling Faces
Delicious Dishes
Only Luv, No Fear
Let’s Welcome The New Year.
@@Happy New Year@@

Mäy Thé Yèär 2069
Bring Fòr Ü, Success,
Änd Be Fillèd Wid Peäcé,
Höpe & Tögethérness,
Öf Ùr Fämily & Frènds.....
Wìshing U A Häppy Néw Yéär!!

As We Bring This Year
To An End And The
New Year Begins.
Let Us Pray That It
Will Be A Year With
New Peace,
New Understanding,
New Happiness
And An
Abundance Of New Friends.

God Bless Throughout
The New Year!
Happy New Year 2069...

12 M0nths Of Happiness
52 Weeks Of Fun
365 Days Of Success
8,760 Hours Of Good Health
525,600 Minutes Of Good Luck!
3,153,600 Seconds Of Blessings

...: * H * A * P * P * Y *:...

* N * E * W * Y * E * A * R *:

New Year Is The Time To Unfold New Horizons
& Realize New Dreams
To Rediscover The Strength
& Faith Within U
To Rejoice In Simple Pleasures
& Gear Up 4 A New Challenges
Wishin U A Truly Fulfilling Happy New Year

Fill Ur Life With Happiness & Bright Cheer
Bring To U Joy And Prosperity For The Whole Year
And It's My New Year Wish 4u Dear
Wish U A Very Happy New Year

I Remember When I
Opened My New Calender
Smiling As I Saw The First
Month Of The New Year .
Months Hve Passed
Since Tht Moment N
The Countdown Now
Comes To An End
There Isn't A Time In
This Year When I
Regreted Being With You
Because Of You, I
Laughed N Loved As Well
As Cried N If Given
Nother Chance, I Would
Stil Spend Next Year
All Over Again With You ...
Send This Msg To The Ppl
Who Brighten Your World *.*
N Without Them , The Next
Year Would Be
Incomplete ... :)...

May This Year Mark The Beginning Of A Year
Of Pleasure And Discovery For You.
May Each Day Hold Something Special,
That Is Wonderful And New…
For You Deserve The Best Of Everything,
That Life Can Ever Bring. Happy New Year!...

This New Year May You Find Time
For The Joys Of Friendship,
Warmth Of Memories
And The Woinders Of Love,
Enjoy The New Year!

For Last Year’s Words
Belong To Last Year’s Language
And Next Year’s Words
Await Another Voice.
And To Make An End
Is To Make A Beginning.
Happy New Year...

Peace Within Your Heart
Love From Family And Friends
Faith To Guide Your Way
Hope To To Make It Through Each Day
Sunshine To Light The Day
Heavenly Stars To Wish Upon
Rainbows To To Let You Know There Is A Tomorrow
A Tear To Show Compassion
A Heart To Hold The Love
But Most Of All I Wish For You
To Feel My Hand In Yours,
To Know I Am Here If You Stumble Or Fall.
To Bring You Cheer,To Bring You Love,
To Return The Love You Always Share With Me.
Happy New Year...

I Wish U To Have A …..
Sweetest Sunday,
Marvelous Monday,
Tasty Tuesday,
Wonderful Wednesday,
Thankful Thursday,
Friendly Friday,
Successful Saturday.
Have A Great Year.

Oh My Dear, Forget Ur Fear,
Let All Ur Dreams Be Clear,
Never Put Tear, Please Hear,
I Want To Tell One Thing In Ur Ear
Wishing U A Very “Happy NEW YEAR“!...


Yahi Hai Ek Achhe Saal Ki Shuruaat...! 

Apr 10, 2012

Facebook to acquire Instagram for $1 billion

Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced Monday that the social network has agreed to acquire Instagram, the popular photo-sharing mobile app.

Instagram launched for the iPhone in 2010. The app lets users upload or take photos and apply filters to get a similar look and feel of lo-fi photography. After photos are processed users can immediate be broadcast to other Instagram users, Twitter or Facebook via the app.
The popular app has already garnered 30 million iOS users and it was recently reported that 1 million Android users joined on the first day of launch. 

TechCrunch reports Facebook will pay $1 billion in cash and stock for Instagram. The photo-sharing app will remain a separate entity from Facebook, but will have "increasing ties to each other." 
"It's important to be clear that Instagram is not going away," Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom wrote on a blog post. "The Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love.
Here is what Mark posted on his Facebook page.
I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we'll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

We believe these are different experiences that complement each other. But in order to do this well, we need to be mindful about keeping and building on Instagram's strengths and features rather than just trying to integrate everything into Facebook.

That's why we're committed to building and growing Instagram independently. Millions of people around the world love the Instagram app and the brand associated with it, and our goal is to help spread this app and brand to even more people.

We think the fact that Instagram is connected to other services beyond Facebook is an important part of the experience. We plan on keeping features like the ability to post to other social networks, the ability to not share your Instagrams on Facebook if you want, and the ability to have followers and follow people separately from your friends on Facebook.

These and many other features are important parts of the Instagram experience and we understand that. We will try to learn from Instagram's experience to build similar features into our other products. At the same time, we will try to help Instagram continue to grow by using Facebook's strong engineering team and infrastructure.

This is an important milestone for Facebook because it's the first time we've ever acquired a product and company with so many users. We don't plan on doing many more of these, if any at all. But providing the best photo sharing experience is one reason why so many people love Facebook and we knew it would be worth bringing these two companies together.

We're looking forward to working with the Instagram team and to all of the great new experiences we're going to be able to build together.

Apr 8, 2012

Google Project Glass: Sci-fi is happening

When you were watching Sci-fi movies, I am sure you must be wondering when we would be able to do such cool stuffs in the real world. Now the Sci-fi  is gonna be here with the latest product to be launched from Google. Project Glass, Google's highly secretive (Google X lab) project, released photos and a video in YouTube on Wednesday to preview the rumoured technology from a long time in the form of Goggles. After this people will have another good reason to wear specs and it even looks cool.

I still remember the specs that Tom Cruise wears after climbing a steep cliff in opening of movie MI2 and the information he gets after wearing the specs. This kind of information storing and presentation seems possible with this current revealation, but not sure about the self destruction thing in 5

The released video, titled "One Day …" depicts what a day in the life of a Google glasses-wearer would be like. Shown literally through the eyes of a hip downtown New Yorker, the video starts with the glasses booting up. A series of icons flash into his field of vision, Terminator-style. He checks his calendar and the weather, chats and shares photos with friends in his circles and listens to music.
This video is going like a fire in the socialmedia, provoking people to share, add comments in the Google Plus, youtube links. But the launch date seems not in near future and lot of questions are unanswered with the operability and technicalities of the device. Here is what Google posted in Google Plus profile named Project Glass.

We think technology should work for you—to be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don’t. 
A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment. We’re sharing this information now because we want to start a conversation and learn from your valuable input. So we took a few design photos to show what this technology could look like and created a video to demonstrate what it might enable you to do.

Please follow along as we share some of our ideas and stories. We’d love to hear yours, too. What would you like to see from Project Glass? 
And the first look video on youtube is here.

Apr 7, 2012

Teliasonera now invests in Nepal Satellite

Teliasonera, the parent company of Ncell having 60.4% stake, now has indirect investment in another Mobile operator in Nepal, Nepal Satellite Telecom(hello mobile). It has indirectly acquired 51 percent of the shares in the Cypriot holding company Airbell Services Ltd.(Cyprus based company), which owns 50 percent of the shares in Rural telecom operator Nepal Satellite Telecom Pvt. Ltd which is going to operate GSM mobile all over Nepal.

Though Nepal Satellite Director Ajay Sumargi found unaware of the purchase, Teliasonera has the Rs 2.13 Billion (170 Million USD) acquisition of Nepal Satellite which is equivalent 50,000 Shares in the company, included in its 2011 annual report. Nepal Satellite currently holds 14.6 MHz GSM frequency (5.6 in 900 + 9 in 1800) with 1 lakh Customers in Rural Area of Mid Western Developement Region (MWDR). And with the license, it can operate GSM mobile all over Nepal.

Recent withdrawal of some shares in Cambodia, Teliasonera has announced it will increase its ownership in Ncell. With such announcement and acquirement, Teliasonera is going to stay firm in Nepal, and the competition will be more tough for the government owned Nepal Telecom to stay in No. 1 Telecom operator. But as there is no provision of Spectrum sharing in Nepal, it is unknown how this acquirement will have effect in the telecom scenario of Nepal.

Apr 5, 2012

Nokia's first LTE device to hit US.

Nokia,a pioneer in mobile communication is all set to release new smartphone Lumia 900, a direct successor to 800 but with bigger 4.3" Screen and LTE enabling. Nokia lumia 900 is a windows 7.5 Mango powered phone with 1.4 GHz processor, 700MHz 1700/2100 MHz LTE Support and 8 MP camera with dual led flash. Nokia and Microsoft are moving aggressively with their first LTE device, selling it for $99 on two year contract with AT&T or $450 without contract, scheduled to release on April 8 in US. It's a surprise to many when this new Lumia is found to be without NFC(Near Field Communication) feature (own patent) for mobile wallet as many android phones has it now..

With the release of this slick design flagship in US, Nokia hopes to regain its market share, competing with iPhone and android. So its gonna be like Nokia and Microsoft partner to take on the duopoly of Apple and Google. Going through the Web, there are mixed reviews regarding the fate of this device. Some say its gonna be the comeback of giant Nokia, with alluring price tag for 4G LTE. Some say it's a risky business for Nokia as prediction is seen below million sales in the first three months in US. while others argue that the pioneer must have something good to offer for this 16 GB sleek polycarbonate enclosed device. And people like many in Asia will go for it, having blind faith in Nokia, once LTE network is available.
Here are some pros and cons for this device.
+good looks(slick design with curves)
+polycarbonate unibody.
+built for better reception.
+Fast 4G LTE connection.
+Better User INterface.
+8 MP dual LED Flash Camera.
+Bigger Screen Size.
+Cheap for a LTE enabled smartphone.

-low screen resolution (800×480).
-only 16 GB memory.
-little heavy.

My initial impressions is very positive with the good looks and the LTE 700 MHz which Nepal Telecom is going to bring later this year. And this is for all who don't want to get in the flood of iPhone and android. So can this be in the list of gadgets I own?? I think it's very early to say that. And I bet Nokia is coming with another shot soon to compete with iPhone 5.

Apr 4, 2012

NT fourth AGM concluded

Nepal Telecom, having the biggest market capitalization in Nepalese share market, almost one fourth of the total capitalization, has organized its fourth Annual General Meeting today. With almost 7.3 M subscribers, NT has increased its annual revenues by near 10% to sum Rs 29 Billion and 850 Million, and the net profit (after taxes) is increased by 12.5% to sum Rs 12 Billion and 120 Million. 
In presence of around 500 shareholders in Nepal Army Officers Club Premises, NT fourth AGM has decided to give 45 percent dividend to its shareholders based on the profit for the fiscal year 2010-2011. The Meeting also decided to appoint Kuber and company ( Senior Charter Accountant Kuber Sharma) as the Auditor of the Company. 

NT has also promised for fast and smooth implementation of upcoming projects for the cheap and good quality network. As Government of Nepal has already decided to bring forth the procedure for inviting Strategic partner in NT, NT wants to easily face the present challenges with it for Shareholders value maximization.

Apr 3, 2012

Katy Perry Perform in IPL opening (with video update)

Chennai: Pop icon Katy Perry landed in India for her show at the opening of the fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and says she is honoured to be in the country.

After taking a flight from Tokyo, she tweeted: “After what felt like longest flight ever I’m finally here! Honoured to play Chennai! This is my first performance in India.”The 27-year-old, set to enthrall the audience with her hits likeFireworks and California Gurlsarrived here Monday.
“Almost fell asleep in my curry last night, no joke… Woke up feeling so much better after a fresh meditate… feels appropriate being in India,” she tweeted Tuesday.

This is not the first time the singer is visiting India. She tied the knot with now estranged husband Russell Brand in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony in India in October 2010.

Here is the video of the performance put right after the performance:

Apr 1, 2012

Facebook to take over IT park at Banepa: A RETSKNARP

BANEPA/CALIFORNIA: When Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and chief executive of Facebook — the world’s largest social network with more than 800 million active users around the world — was spotted in Kathmandu yesterday, it could only mean something big was going down.

The story emerging from a joint sting operation involving a team of The Himalayan Times journalists and scribes in California could prove to be one of the biggest scoops ever for Nepal and IT.

Officials who tried to avoid going into too many details have, however, confirmed that Zuckerberg is closing a deal worth almost USD 50 million with the government of Nepal to take over the IT Park at Banepa, which was offered as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for the development of information technology.

When tracked down, Zuckerberg did admit he was on an “unscheduled trip to Nepal to finalise some important deals”. He informed he has signed a record deal with young Nepali IT entrepreneur S Bajracharya, founder of, a nepali networking site and negotiated the use of certain apps featured on that site by Facebook. “It is a dream come true to be able to sell an app developed in Nepal, which will be used on Facebook and to meet Mark Zuckerberg in person,” Bajracharya said.

Zuckerberg who was “vacationing in Shanghai” with his girl friend, arrived in Nepal on a Thai Airways flight via Bangkok on Thursday and is staying at Hotel Radisson. He will be leaving for Tibet today.

The IT Park at Banepa was established over seven years ago with investment almost touching Rs 300 million. Earlier, international IT companies like Dutch software firm Javra and IBM had shown interest but never really took off due to various logistic problems. Sprawled over 12 hectares of land along the Banepa-Panauti road, the IT Park has separate buildings for administration, commercial and residential purposes. It has the capacity of engaging 144 engineers. It also has facility of electricity, telephone, VSAT and optical fibre cable.

Facebook also plans to develop the entire area as an IT city and invest further in infrastructure as well as construction of housing, banks, schools, entertainment centres, malls, swimming pools and even a helipad.

Officials at Facebook Inc headquarters in Menlo Park, California did confirm that there was a huge project in Nepal in the pipeline and that all their new plans and projects to develop various apps and their new dating site ‘’ would be launched first in Nepal.

“Operating out of Nepal will result in even lower cost than outsourcing,” informed John Morgan, CFO of Facebook Inc. Herbert Redford, regional director of Facebook for Asia said that since the highest number of Facebook users were in the sub-continent, Facebook had been looking at stronger presence and bigger operations with Asian focus.

“Cheap and skilled manpower, a decade tax holiday for investors like us and subsidies on import of appliances and hardware offered by the government of Nepal make it a perfect deal that we just could not say no to,” he states. Zuckerberg himself stated that he was impressed by the level of trained IT professionals in the country and that the deal was a win-win situation for both Nepal and Facebook. He said the relocation of foreign experts would also mean technology transfer that would help Nepal emerge as an IT leader in the region, especially with its strategic position between two of the world’s fastest growing economies — China and India.

While Nepal government officials refused to confirm or divulge any information — honestly claiming they were “totally in the dark” — a highly placed source in the Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the developments, stating that talks had been on since the last six months, which actually inspired the government to boldly announce Nepal Investment Year 2012-13.

Rakesh Bhattarai, chief of the Investment Board, is believed to have been instrumental in striking the deal. “It puts Nepal on the global IT map and will certainly provide a boost to FDI, with all eyes now on investment opportunities in Nepal.” He says that the way forward is to set up special economic zones and invite investors to build, operate and develop various sectors that are crucial for Nepal.

........With due apologies to Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook and all other people real and imaginary mentioned in the article, we have to inform you that this is just a prank. However we do hope one day this becomes a reality.Happy April Fool's Day!