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.

Jul 27, 2012

Bansulli Selected for Venice Film Festival.

Six months after the selection of a feature film Highway in Berlin Film Festival, We Nepalese are pleased to get the news of selection of Nepali short film Bansulli for the Venice Film Festival this year. This is the first time any Nepali movie is being selected for the world's old and fame film festival- Venice Film Festival.The short film out stands from a list of  1742 short films from all around the world to the top 18 selected for the festival.
15 minute long Short Movie is based on the changes in a 12 year old Jumli girl during Constituent Assembly elections time.

The movie is produced by Nischal Basnet (Loot) and Devaki Rai. Min Bahadur Bham's first directorial venture in his own story, Bansulli-The flute features Nikita Budha Thapa, Ghanshyam Giri, Naresh Bhandari, Hira Bijuli Nepali. Director Bham feels really proud to represent nation in such prestigious film festival and believes this would help boosting the confidence in Nepali Film makers.
Here is the trailer of the short movie Basulli-The flute in youtube.

K.P Dhungana's Open Secret Revealed.

Former IG, Nepal Police, Achyut Krishna Kharel revealed K.P Dhungana's book entitled Open Secret in an event inside Nepal Police Academy, Exhibition Road. Shiva Gaunle, Nepal federation of Journalists and Kishor Nepal, Nagarik were also there to launch the book.  K.P Dhungana is a Nagarik scribe with more than decade in journalism and to be precise six years in crime and security reporting. 

According to K.P Dhungana, 'Open Secret' deals with seven real life murders in Nepal- from Mirza Dilshad Beg to Kamal Singh Nepali to Majid Munihar to  Shaukat Beg to Jamim Shah to Yunus Ansari to Faizan Ahmed. These seven murders were alleged to have link with Indian/Pakistani Intelligence and the underground criminal groups. The book is known to be based on facts collected by the writer himself during reporting those murders in different time from 2055 to 2068 B.S. Rumor has it that the book reveals many secrets about the organized killing of the seven persons who were once tagged 'anti-Indians'.
Now that the book is in my hand today, I will start reading it and review it after completion. 
Review to Follow.

Opening Ceremony of London Olympics 2012 in hours

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge is meeting with the world's press. He opened the session with: 'I can say with pleasure that London is ready and that we are eagerly waiting for the Opening Ceremony.' We're eagerly awaiting too!

This is just a glimpse of the readiness of London to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and
the opening ceremony  is just 10 hours away after seven years of preparations.
The three-hour spectacle in the Olympic Stadium will be viewed by a global TV audience of around a billion people. The opening ceremony will be aired live by Nepal television and Ntv Plus (in Nepal) from 01:30 onwards tonight.
The day of celebration began at early morning with a mass bell ringing. Big Ben rang for three minutes for the first time since King George VI's funeral.
Lord's cricket ground has turned away spectators trying to get in to watch archery amid confusion over ticketing.
The London 2012 website advertised the event's preliminary rounds as "unticketed", which some members of the public interpreted as open to the public.
But Olympic organizer Locog said it had not advertised or sold tickets for the ranking event and had always made it clear preliminary rounds were not open to spectators.
What's in the Opening Ceremony of London 2012:
First, the Olympic Opening Ceremony kicks off at 9:00 PM London ( 4:00 PM in New York, 01:45 Nepali time) with the ringing of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, the Whitechapel Foundry, just as the Stadium gets transformed into the British countryside for the opening number entitled, "Green and Pleasant".

Then, next on the program will be the official receiving of the Head of State where the President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge will greet Her Majesty the Queen.

This will be followed by the traditional Parade of Athletes where each team will enter the stadium in alphabetical order, except Greece who always enters first, and Team GB, who marches last as they are the Host Nation's team.

When all the athletes have marched inside the stadium, the ceremony proceeds to the speech of LOCOG Chair Seb Coe, to be followed by Jacques Rogge, who will then invite Her Majesty the Queen to officially declare the Olympic Games open.

This will immediately be followed by the playing of the Olympic Anthem and the parade and raising of the Olympic Flag. The sportsmanship oath for the athletes follow thereafter.

After all this is done, the most anticipated part of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony follows, which is the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron inside the Stadium with the Olympic Flame.

The program ends with the creative team, as directed by Danny Boyle, composed of a total of 15,000 performers who will take center stage for several minutes of variety and synchronized performances.
  Here is the official song of London Olympics: Survival by Muse and I hope they will be performing tonight at the opening ceremony.

Suraj Singh Thakuri to act in a movie.

Fame TV presenter/Music Video Director/Model Suraj Singh Thakuri is going to act in a new nepali movie named Karkas to be made by Music Video Director/ Former Tv Presenter Asif Shah. Asif Shah and Suraj Singh Thakuri are known to be good friends from the moment they started their TV career and they have also acted together in Sugam Pokharel's Mero Euta Sathi cha music video.

G21 productions venture 'Karkas' is known to be a musical movie about a band in Thamel and the relationship between the band members. There will be no original OST for the movie and is known to feature old renowned songs. The movie will be starring Dayahang Rai, Satya Raj Acharya and Reymon Das Shrestha other than Suraj Singh Thakuri. Actress Priyanka Karki is also approached for the movie but no agreement is made with her.

Jul 25, 2012

Special Court Jails Govinda Raj Joshi for Corruption.

Former Minister and NC leader Govinda Raj Joshi is convicted of the corruption charges by Special Court today on the graft case filed by Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA). Court with the bench of judges Gauri Bahadur Karki, Om Prakash Mishra and Kedar Prasad Chalise gives the verdict to jail him for 1.5 years and slapped a penalty of Rs 21.4 million.

Eight Years ago, CIAA filed a case alleging him of corruption of Rs 39.3 million by abusing authority during his home ministry tenure.
Earlier in 2006, SC acquitted him of the graft charges.
But later Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority had filed an appeal at the apex court claiming that the acquittal was wrong because prosecution on corruption case does not have any statute of limitation for prosecuting anyone in a graft charge. So earlier in Jan this year, SC had returned the case citing the improper acquittal in the graft charges.
This is series of verdicts against Ministers who were involved in abuse of Authority after Chiranjibi Wagle and Jay Prakash Gupta were charged with imprisonment.

Jul 24, 2012

Kathaa teasers and trailer.

Prashant Rasailly's second directorial act, this time with his own story Kathaa starring Saugat Malla, Usha Rajak  is known to be a horror flick. The movie was shot in high altitude of Gyantok, Sikkim and it was completed in just 14 days. Movie's post production is currently going on in Mumbai. Prashant recently released two teasers for the movie. First teaser just shows two moving hands and we could tell the two hands to be from two lead characters of Saugat Malla and Usha Rajak whereas second teaser shows Saugat Malla asking Usha Rajak for flying kiss in stuttering words.
Teaser #1.
Teaser #2.

Here is first full length trailer of the Nepali movie Kathaa released today by Prashant Rashaily.

Lalitpur Bandh called off.

Struggle committee for agitation against the temporary settlements of Thapathali squatters in Malpokhari, Sundarighat has called off the strike yesterday evening. Citing Nagapanchami and some time needed for more strong agitation, committee told media of the withdrawal of the three day Lalitpur strike for the third day. Cadres from political parties like UML, Maoist-Baidha were actively involved in the agitation.
Normal life in Lalitpur was affected yesterday with the strike, and dozens of agitators were held by Police after rounds of clashes in Dhobighat, Sanepa, Nakkhu.
Locals were chanting slogans against PM Baburam Bhattarai and asked his team to come to Dhobighat for negotiation.

Jul 23, 2012

Film-maker Gyanendra Deuja attempts suicide.

Nepali Movie Director Gyanendra Deuja today had pesticides for an attempt to kill himself. He was immediately taken to Nepal Medical College Jorpati at around 6:30 pm. According to hospital, He is in very critical state in Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It is not known clearly why the film maker has attempted suicide.
Some media writes he lost his property in a Casino and that made him kill himself.
His movie based on Laxmi Prasad Devkota's epic poem Muna Madan, was just released one week before, almost 8 years after the making of the cinema.
His other works include Hifajat, Dewar Babu, Khusi and Lav Kush.

Canon into Mirrorless Camera: EOS M Review.

For all the Photographers who are looking for compact like size camera with features of DSLR, here is the first Mirror-less camera (MILC) from photo giant, Canon.
Canon has finally launched its first mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (ILC), the EOS M, that comes fitted with an APS-C sensor. Sporting a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, the EOS M boasts many features found in the EOS 650D, such as a hybrid AF autofocus system and a Movie Servo AF mode for real-time focusing.

Here are the main features of EOS M.
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS censor: similar to EOS 650 D
  • 3 inch Capacitive Touchscreen: similar to EOS 650D
  • 31 point Autofocus.
  •  Movie Servo AF: maintains focus during Video recording.
  • ISO (100-12800) for Still images.
  • Canon DSLR lens compatibility.
  • MPEG-4 AVC H.264 video: 1080p @ 30 fps, 720 p @ 60 fps. 
Available in red, silver, white and black, Canon EOS M is expected to launch this October with price range of $800, bundled with EF-M 22mm f/2 kit lens.

Lyrics of Fireflies by Indus Creed.

grim tales by fairy lights
we sat mesmerised, mesmerised
dancing iridescence
in your eyes like fireflies
partners in devilment
we grabbed each day, unafraid
but the cold hands of consequence
broke the spell and wrecked the game

oh, the sun went out today
for reasons you won’t say
and i just can’t look away
from those fireflies

naked rage or self-defense
will we ever know, who’ll let go
no remorse or penitence
can save the raft from the undertow

oh, the sun went out today
and the colours burned into gray
but i just can’t look away
from those hurting eyes

we hurt, we grieve
(how could we imagine this would be)
we don’t concede
we hide, we blame
(we believed that the world would stay the same)
our illusions won’t efface the pain
it remains

the sun went out today
for reasons i can’t say
and the colours died in the pale
oh, the sun went out today
and i just can’t look away from those fireflies

tall tales and satellites
all that remain
turn back the day

Jelly bean Powered ZTE Smartphone

ZTE has announced today that they have introduced a smartphone that runs the new Android Jelly Bean OS (Android 4.1). Named as ZTE N880E, it is the first smartphone in China to have Jelly bean support and is the third one in the world to have the latest Android OS.

The ZTE N880E smart phone has a 4.0-inch capacitive WVGA touchscreen, with a 1GHz Qualcomm 7627A processor, 4GB of memory and a 3.2MP AF camera. It is an ultra-slim device with just 10.4mm in thickness.
 The ZTE N880E was originally launched in May 2012 running Android 2.3 and has already sold more than one million units.
Version 4.1 of the Android mobile device operating system was released on July 13 and offers improved performance and responsiveness, with new features such as expandable notifications and Google Now.
Android is the dominant mobile platform in China, accounting for 55.4 percent of active smartphones in the first quarter of 2012.

ZTE N880E Specifications/features:
  • Size            119mm x 61mm x 10.4mm
  • Screen          4.0-inch, WVGA, 480 x 800 TFT, capacitive touchscreen
  • Weight          130g
  • Battery          Li-ion 1650mAh
  • Standard         CDMA2000 1x, EVDO Rev.A, 800MHz
  • OS            Android 4.1.1
  • Platform         Qualcomm 7627A
  • Frequency         1GHz
  • Memory          4GB + 512MB
  • Extended memory     MicroSD (max. support 32G)
  • Camera          3.2MP AF
  • Bluetooth         2.1, A2DP, AVRCP
  • WLAN           802.11 b/g/n
  • Other           GPS, GMS, FM, A-GPS

Second day of Lalitpur Bandh

Locals in Sundharighat now with the help of several opposition parties are enforcing Lalitpur bandh second day in a row for a 3 day long bandh (strike) program to protest the temporary settlements of Thapathali squatters in Sundharighat, Malpokhari. Locals have been arguing that the relocation of the squatters in their area will have negative impact on the environment and the beauty of their inhabitant. They have been pressurizing Government to stop constructing temporary huts in Malpokhari area, Sundarighat.
Yesterday, Police had barred people from going towards Pulchowk from Sajha petrol Pump as protesters had gathered in Pulchowk, Dhobighat area. A motorbike was vandalised very early in the morning yesterday whereas several other vehicles were attacked. 45 protesters were captured by Police from several areas of Lalitpur..
Furious Locals asserted that they will continue their protest until government backs down their decision.
Earlier negotiation between Government and struggle committee ended inconclusively for the settlement issue.

Jul 22, 2012

Milind Soman in MTV Rush.

Model turned Actor/Producer Milind Soman was one of the person who told media about the latest TV show on MTV, in its press meet. Today he is seen in the second Episode of the TV series.
MTV Rush is a 13 part TV series featuring 12 college students revolving around a college festival also called Rush. Rush chronicles the angst, turmoil and the adrenaline rush of forty eight hours of action. The same 48 hours are lived in 12 different ways. The viewers witness key turning points in the protagonists’ lives like giving up one’s virginity, sabotaging a college drama production, revenge ploys of epic proportions orchestrated against the college hero, a declaration of love by a college professor gone wrong and his momentous mistake, a chawl dweller’s big dream of dancing his way to a better future, a student’s realization that forgiveness is the strongest balm for loss, a drug peddler’s professional slip up that lands him at the wrong end of the gun, a project that results in the disintegration of a relationship and a “coming out of the closet” – all these unique yet relatable stories threaded together by one individual’s search for love and for one shot at redemption – that goes horribly wrong.
Milind Soman is seen in the second episode of the MTV Rush on July 22, 2012 where he develops chemistry with a girl which he finds crying in Gent's Toilet.
Here is the official song of MTV Rush Series entitled Ai Dil mere sang by Anirudh Ravichander which is going hit in Youtube and socialmedia websites.

Pranab Mukherjee wins Presidential Election.

Now this is official.... Pranab Mukherjee will be the 13th President of India. Even before the election took place on July 19, UPA backed candidate Pranab Mukherjee seemed as a frontrunner to win the race. But now with the count results, Pranab mukherjee- the congress insider and former minster for many portfolio, will be the first person of India, by winning over opposition candidate P. Sangama.  He secured 71 percent of the total electoral representative votes having totality of 4,896 electors including 776 MPs and 4,120 MLAs.  Read the previous news for the Election count.

He will be taking the oath of office from the chief justice of India on July 25.
Meanwhile it is learned that PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi are meeting Pranab Mukherjee to congratulate the next first person of India.
People have started celebrating in Delhi, Kolkata and his native village Mirati in Birbhum district of West Bengal for the election result.
Mukherjee, also referred to as the best Prime Minister India never had, shall also be the first Bengali President of India.

Indian President Election Count: Mukherjee leading.

Seventh largest country by area and inhabitant of 1.2 billion people, India-the largest democracy on earth has started counting votes for its head of state- the president elections held on July 19- 3 days back. The election which elects President from the members of both House of parliament and legislative assemblies of the States, has two candidates- former finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and Former Chief Minister of Meghalaya Purno Sangama. Ruling Coalition UPA backed Pranab Mukherjee is already seen as the next president who is going to replace Pratibha Patel- the first female president of India.

Counting of ballots began amidst tight security in Parliament House here in the presence of authorised representatives of both Mukherjee and Sangma. The ballot boxes of votes cast in Parliament House were taken up first for counting after which those from the states will be opened. Authorised representatives inspected the seals of the ballot boxes and the counting began after ascertaining that they were not tampered with.
 As many as 95 per cent of the 4,896 electors -- 776 MPs and 4,120 MLAs -- had exercised their franchise on Thursday at the polling centres set up in Parliament House and 30 other states and Union territories with assemblies.
The indirect election of President from the electoral representatives is set to give a new Head of State within two hours time as the vote counting is going on and till now Pranab Mukherjee is leading. A total of 748 MPs voted in the election on July 19. Of the total votes, Mukherjee got 527 votes while Sangma got 206. Fifteen votes including that of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav were invalid.

Jul 21, 2012

Highway Nepali Movie review

I am not starting with the downsides of the movie as  I know that would not be a positive criticism. Acclaimed in  Berlin Film Festival and still earning more, Highway is a tale of several relationships bound together by a bus journey from Illam to Kathmandu. The best part of the movie is the nice attachment of the characters with the journey and some sort of inter-relation between the stories which is the first time in a Nepali cinema that so many stories got intermingled. The movie has rightly portrayed the strikes: Jams, Andolans (more to face in latter days) in our highways that cripples life of many traveling in and leaving no option than to wait, though the movie is silenced for cutting one of the reason for the bandh- demand of ________ autonomous state. And the funniest part: disguise as a wedding bus with fake bride and groom to pass the blockages is a clever use of  the trend to let go wedding Buses pass easily even in harsh strikes. The movie also depicts the growing crime, openness in society for sex/relationship/cigarettes for both men n women, and the excessive use of mobile as an inseparable part of daily life. But saying all those, I am not the only one to say "too little and too late". As the movie kept many movie goers for waiting too long to give this short movie (even with the intermix of 5+ stories) and that's disappointing. No matter what International record has it.

Too many characters and too little story telling for each stories, unruly flow of story and ugliness/rawness in the movie are the downsides that yields a negative remark from people when there is not much masala that normal people want in a movie.
The movie has all star casts of Saugat Malla,Karma, Reecha Sharma, Binaya Shrestha, Dayahang Rai and also has Rajan Khatiwada, Asha Magarati, Shristi Ghimire, Mamata Rai, Sandip Chhetri, Bhumika Shrestha, Keshav Bhattrai and BBC RJ cum philanthropist/Journalist Rabindra Mishra in other roles. Reecha Sharma is shown too ugly in the movie though her acting is good and the ugly dance in 'Paplu song leaves no significant stamp, Rabindra Mishra's acting debut is surprisingly good along with three outstanding actors Dayahang Rai, Saugat Malla, and Karma. Direction/story Deepak Rauniyar- a well known short film maker for 'Pooja' and 'Chaukath', has experimented the movie and more or less succeeded in portraying the ill-fated journey in highway and has got mixed reviews from the movie buffs who watch movies from all around the world. But if you are a normal movie goer, this isn't right for your palette... Still if you want to try out an experiment Nepali movie, it would not take much of your time either.

Movie has lot more to say than the sequences refer and the untimely end of the movie keeps audiences this the end? which left a round of laughs in House-full QFX after the cast/crew list started to appear.. and crap crap crap is what I heard from other group sitting next to me. But I wouldn't say that. I say Let's Promote Nepali Cinema.

Jul 20, 2012

TDKR Review.

Yes, TDKR is here and the ultima Batman trilogy with Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and his alter-ego 'Batman' is stunning and lives up to the hype it has been creating. But there are too many unbelievable shots that will keep your mouth open for sometime. Six minute long preview has lot to say about the movie where a plane is jacked by another plane from a group of mercenaries and there u get introduced to a mumbling but furious character having a metal respiratory mask in his face's outrageous 'Bane' who is believed to be a child that is "forced by suffer and hardened with pain". And Batman is not shown mighty enough to stop Bane and his underground army to capture the Gotham city, implement their own martial law and set off a nuclear bomb inside the city (that sure lacks the heroic charm of the DC comics superhero). Two female leads, Selina Kyle (as Catwoman ...though not directly referred in the movie) and Miranda Tate's(played by Marion Cotillard) supportive and villainous role has the whole success and failure story of Bane as well as Batman.. but the who's who of the female leads is the main spoiler of the movie, other than the death of Batman in the end. Robin alike "Blake" played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt has the most outstanding role in the movie (sure Oscar nodd for Best Supporting Actor) along with three famous actors Gary Oldman as Police Commissioner Jim Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred, and Morgan Freeman as Mr. Fox. Anne Hathaway leaves much stamp on the character "Cat-woman' with her witty, and impressive role.

The movie slips sometimes with the boredom talk of Bane, the "Mahabharat" like war (at least to people who know Hindu mythology) between Gotham Police/Batman and terrorizing Armies/Bane, the uninteresting economic tale about Wayne enterprise and the unbelievable shots.
Still Christian Nolan is too much clever in leaving a spectacular mark in the history of Cinema and a sure blockbuster from my side. With that who wants to compare it to The Dark Knight featuring Joker...... at least not me.....
And I predict the next Batman flick is to be Batman and Robin .... and that's gonna be fresh reboot...

Will Batman die at the end? (spoilers)

Dont Forget to Read TDKR Review here.
Speaking to Anne Hathaway about her role 'Catwoman' in the latest final installment of Batman movie TDKR, David Letterman in his late night show revealed Batman will be dead. But he appeared to be joking when he said "And at the end, Batman is dead". Anna Hathaway after a shocking pause told Letterman that he had no idea the wrath he had just incurred, and issuing an apology to director Christopher Nolan.

But does that mean Letterman revealed a major plot for the last Batman movie or is that just a joke..... movie buffs will find out today when the mystery unfolds for the 2 hours and 45 minutes epic movie.The movie is expected to do big in the box office.

Jul 18, 2012

NEA celebrates it's golden jubilee.

Nepal Engineers Association (NEA) is celebrating its golden jubilee in a week long program. Marking the 50 glorious years of Engineering professionalism and leadership, NEA already organized different programs like Tree Plantation, Marathon, Blood Donation, and Poem Competition. NEA is also organizing a two day celebration program from today marking the day when NEA was officially registered with then Government of Nepal on Shrawan 3rd back in 2019 B.S as a non-profit organization.
Honarable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav inaugurated the Golden jubilee program with the theme "50 years of NEA: Engineer's Relentless Journey towards Prosperous Nepal" today in the Nepal Pragya Pratisthan Hall, Kamaladi. Distributing honors and awards to different engineers for their good work, President highly praised the role of engineers in the nation building process. 

In separate plenary sessions, Engineers, politicians, government planners discussed Vision development: Engineer's perspective and State Restructuring & Federalism.
In the first session chaired by Vice Chairman, Planning Commission, Dipendra Bahadur CChetri, two former Vice Chairmans, NPC (Dr. Dinesh Chandra Devkota and Dr. Jagadish Chandra pokharel) put forward their visions to Think Big: Engineer's way to build Peace and prosperous Nepal. I liked the way Jagadish Sir emphasized continuum thinking big anywhere, even in dreams will culminate in Peace and Prosperous Nepal if engineers are in the front-line to plan the nation's developement. 

In the second session chaired by Er. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister, Science and Technology, Dr. Kamal Rijal and Dr. Bharat Pahari presented their papers on State restructuring and federalism. Both presenters emphasized the illusions of federalism that is rooted in the political leaders and the different ethnic groups. They even put watershed and salt trade ways could be a criteria for demarcation of federal states which is the main disputed issue between major political parties and even in people, that is responsible for the demise of Constituent Assembly without drafting a new constitution. But different political parties representative outcried their party's stand just for the sake of argument. Ultimately Er. Ganesh Shah ended the session in a positive note that this start of discussion of state restructuring issue with political parties and engineers will pave the way for good result leading country to a prosperous direction.

RIP Rajesh Khanna

India’s first superstar – these words are spoken only in context of Rajesh Khanna. He inspired mass hysteria during his time, women fainted, wrote their number on his car in lipstick, wanted to get married to him and even sent him letters written  in blood. While there had been stars even before Rajesh Khanna,  Rajkumar, Dilip Kumar, but Kaka was special. His mannerisms, his style, his dialogue delivery.

Rajesh Khanna was born Jatin Khanna in Amritsar in 1942. He moved with relatives of his biological parents who adopted him to Girgaum, Mumbai.  In 1965, he won the All India Talent Contest organized by Filmfare. He made his debut in Chetan Anand's Aakhri Khatthe in 1966. But it was Aradhana in 1969 that gave him the iconic superstar status.
He gave hits after hits with the cult Haathi Mere Saathi, Khamoshi, Kati Patang, Anand and Amar Prem. He won three Filmfare awards as well as the Lifetime Achievement, among other honours.

Despite his boy-next-door charm, Rajesh Khanna the actor donned many hats - terminally ill Anand, a canny chef in Bawarchi, a lonely husband in Amar Prem, and a psychiatric patient in Khamoshi. He was one half of several smash hit screen jodis, with actresses Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz, Tina Munim, Asha Parekh and Hema Malini. He had the most memorable dialogues, the superhit songs and the biggest films of his time, dominating the Seventies in every way.

At the pinnacle of his success, Rajesh Khanna fans lined roads as he drove by and kissed his car as it passed. Mumtaz remembers an occasion when they arrived in Chennai at midnight, to find the hotel mobbed by some 600 odd women. According to Sharmila Tagore, female fans "married" photographs of  Khanna and he required police protection in public. A famous scene from Amar Prem, set against the Howrah Bridge in Kolkata, could not actually be shot on location because authorities feared the bridge itself would collapse under the weight of the gathered fans.
His fall was as meteoric as his rise, suddenly he was replaced by Rishi as the eternal loverboy and he as relegated to, eventiually, doing pictures like Wafaa and Goraa.
Even though by late 80s and 90s he was almost forgotten by Bollywood, he took to politics. He was a Congress Lok Sabha MP from 1992 to 1996.
His personal life was as colourful as his on-screen persona, his seven-year-long live in relationship with actress Anju Mahendru, alleged flings with Mumtaz and Tina Munim and then his marriage to 16-year-old Dimple Kapadia, 11 years his junior in 1973. They were together for 11 years and had two daughters, they divorced in 1984. He is survived by Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle and Rinke Khanna, sons-in-law Akshay Kumar and Sameer Saran.
I still remember his popular role as "Anand" in the movie Ananda and the dialogue "Anand Mara Nahin Anand marte nahin" striked my ear when I heard his dismissal. As the line says you are not are always the superstar in the cinematic excellence of will always be remembered. May his soul rest in Peace.

Jul 17, 2012

Deep Purple's Jon Lord dies at age 71.

British rocker Jon Lord, the keyboardist whose powerful, driving tones helped turn Deep Purple and Whitesnake into two of the most popular hard rock acts in a generation, died Monday. He was 71.
A statement on Lord's official website says the Leicester, England-born musician suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism in London after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
"Jon passed from Darkness to Light," the statement said.

Lord co-wrote some of Deep Purple's most famous tunes, including "Smoke on the Water," and later had a successful solo career following his retirement from the band in 2002. The statement posted on Lord's website said he died "surrounded by his loving family."
Emily Freeman of The Agency Group, which represented Lord for all his live concert work, confirmed the news in an email.
Tributes to Lord flooded Twitter, with artists such as Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and Toto's Steve Lukather expressing sadness over his death and praising his musical contributions.
Earlier this month, Lord canceled a performance of his Durham Concerto in Germany for what his website said was a continuation of treatment. He had told fans last year that he was fighting cancer.
Lord got his musical start playing piano, first taking classical music lessons before shifting to rock and roll.
After moving to London to attend drama school, he joined blues band the Artwoods in 1964 and later toured with The Flowerpot Men - known for their hit "Let's Go To San Francisco" - before joining Deep Purple in 1968.
Deep Purple - which featured Lord along with singer Ian Gillan, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, drummer Ian Paice and bassist Roger Glover - was one of the top hard rock bands of the '70s. Influenced by classical music, blues and jazz, Lord took his Hammond organ and distorted its sound to powerful effect on songs including "Hush," ''Highway Star," ''Lazy" and "Child in Time."
The group went on to sell more than 100 million albums before splitting in 1976.
Lord went on to play with hard rock group Whitesnake in the late 1970s and early 1980s and later, a re-formed Deep Purple.

RIP Stephen Covey

Steven Covey, the author of "Seven habits of highly Effective People" and other two,  died Monday at the age of 79 due to a bicycle accident in April. He was once named as the one of the influential people in the world by Time Magazine. His 'seven habits' book sold 20 million copies worldwide and his speech for 'how to be effective' made people spellbound to his words. I had the opportunity to take the seven habits training with one of his fellow along with the top managers of my company giving lip service to the principle but the excercises and mind games were beneficial to put the effectiveness in you.

He was more than an author. He was a management and leadership icon who ran multiple ten-million-dollar companies. He taught others to live and lead using simple yet profound truths through the Covey Leadership Center, which and in 1997 merged with Franklin Quest to create FranklinCovey Co., a global consulting and training leader.
Given Covey's strong habit for exercise and self-reflection and his background as an avid athlete, it is not surprising that one of his leisure pursuits included cycling. On April 19 of this year, he had a bike accident while navigating a steep descent in Utah. He had been recovering since that time, and the official family statement is that he died from complications from that crash.
 His books, speeches and his entrepreneurial/management traits influenced many people to change their lives and set him as a visionary/leader.
 May the author, management thinker and entrepreneur's soul rest in peace.You will always be remembered.

Jul 16, 2012

Top Ten Songs about Rain.

People always love to listen to songs about rain when it's actually pouring down, it's just like people listening to breakup songs when they are dumped or bound to leave. Shrawan (month of rain: Jhari) has just started from today so here is my favorite list of songs about rain (without any ranking).

1.The Beatles: Rain
2. BJ Thomas: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
3. The Cascades Rhythm of the Falling Rain
4. Guns N roses November Rain.
5. James Taylor: Fire and Rain.
6. Adele: Set Fire to the Rain.
7. Counting Crows: Rain King.
8. CCR: Who will stop the rain?
9.Elvis Presley: Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
10. Led Zeppelin: The Rain song.

Jul 14, 2012

Rumor: iPhone 5 releases in August first week.

If latest rumors are of something to be true, then the most awaited iPhone 5 releases next month. Previously it was leaked that the new iPhone will be released in October 5, marking the day of Apple co-founder Steve Job's first Death Anniversary. But due to sales boom of Android phone like Samsung Galaxy S3 and the new android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), people expected the iPhone to release earlier than that. According to knowyourmobile, the next iPhone will be unveiled during an event in August 7 along with the Latest Apple OS iOS 6.

Last Year iPhone 4S was released in an Apple Developers Conference, with the virtual Assistant SIRI, which is widely acclaimed for the personal digital assistance it provides. 
But senior Reporters believe the new iPhone to be released in September or October to grab the pre-holiday sales in US.
I believe the new iPhone 5 to be unveiled either in August, September or October but the date will be on 5th. Also my prediction went true for iPhone 4S, released October 4, last year.
No matter when the new iPhone (iPhone 5) releases officially, Chinese retailers have already started taking pre-orders for the un-announced and unconfirmed phone.

Jul 12, 2012

Best Foreign language Songs 2012 (so far)

Here are some songs from different countries having native language other than English, and which went big in  in the year 2012 till now. Some of the songs like the ones from  Michel Telo and Gustavo Lima from Brazil stormed the charts in different countries Whereas popular Spanish singer Alejadro Sanz just topped the Spanish chart in July 2012 with the song No me compares. S.Korean Boy band Exo-M stormed charts in Korea as well as China with their debut single Mama.
Enjoy the songs with the tunes and melodies as music has no barriers plus some of you may be knowing the languages.
1. Michel Teló- Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Country: Brazil
2. Gusttavo Lima : Balada Boa Country: Brazil
3. Cali & El dande: Yo te esparare. Country: Spain
4. Alejandro Sanz: No Me Compares Country: Spain
5. Tacabro: Tacata'
Country: Italy. 
6. Shy'm: Et Alors!
Country: France.
7.  Jesse & Joy: Corre!
Country: Mexico
 8. Die Toten Hosen: Tage Wie Diese 
Country: Germany
9. Exo-M: Mama
Country: S.Korea
10.  Flavour: Nwa Baby.
Country: Nigeria

Flood in seti (Pokhara).

Rise in water level of Seti River due to heavy rain inundated houses in Ramghat Bagar Area during midnight yesterday. About 30 houses were flooded in the river bank area. People went to their roof tops to save themselves from the flood. Nepal Police and APF were deployed to rescue people from the flood, with the help of boats taken from lakeside. No casualties were found in the incident.
Water Level started to decline after 2 am in the morning and it came as a relief to many in the wee hours. Detail reports are yet to come.

Jul 9, 2012

Prachanda's son Prakash and student leader Bina eloped??

Update 2: Bina Magar, Student Leader from ANISU-R ,who is suspected to have eloped with Prakash Dahal, is also suspended from the student wing of UCPN- Maoist. This suspension comes a day after UCPN-M suspended Prakash from Newa Rajya Committee.
Update: Confirming Prakash's extra-marital affair, UCPN Maoist has expelled him from Newa Rajya Committee Member and decided to investigate on his relationship with Bina Magar soon.
UCPN Maoist supremo Prachanda's Son Prakash comes into controversy quite often, be it being spotted as a drunkard in hotel or asking national money in millions to climb Mount Everest (Highest Peak of the World). This time, the controversy is with his relationship to ANISU Revolutionary's (student wing of the party) central committee member Bina Magar. It is learned that both of them are out of reach from sometime. They both were in the team to climb Mt Everest for which they took party's money after people protested the government decision to provide money to the Maoists Cadres team.

Dahal has one son from his second marriage and Bina is also married. Bina is also the president of Independent Student Union from ANISU-R in Saraswati Campus.
There have been rumors about their relationship, from some months. But with this current developement and their facebook accounts being deactivated, reporters have speculated them to be eloped but who knows it could also be a big coincidence ( you always need to save some for later if they turn out later to tell it as a complete hoax). Though it's their personal matter and their individual right to live the way they want to, People have started comparing Prakash with then Crown Prince Paras for the similarity of regular controversy.

Timescapes: First 4K movie for sale.

New Zealand claims the world's first film to be sold to the public as a 4K resolution file you can actually own at home. Called "TimeScapes," the movie is the brainchild of Orange County photographer and former serviceman Tom Lowe and New Zealand composer Nigel Stanford. It's a 50-minute film featuring some pretty stunning night sky cinematography, and just one frame of the film (the image below) won 2010 astronomy photo of the year. 

The film is available in a number of different formats with the highest bit rate 4K version on its own hard-drive setting cinema enthusiasts back a whopping $299. Meanwhile you can also get a lower-quality, though still 4K resolution, version on a USB stick for $99. The film is also available in a Mac Retina Display optimized download, as well as Blu-ray and DVD.
Tom Lowe shot the film on a 4K Red MX digital cinema camera and a 5.6K Canon 5D Mark II DSLR mounted on custom-made rigs in order to deliver the slow-motion panning effects.
While 4K as a consumer format is a long way off, with Toshiba pushing back its 4K TV to 2013 and LG's TV yet to materialize, this film is sure to be the first of many available once TVs and projectors become available.
Here is the trailer of the movie 'Timescapes'.

Jul 8, 2012

Is your PC infected by a Malware that cuts your Internet access tommorow?

As many as 43 PC from Nepal are infected with a Malware (according to this list) that could make you loose internet connection on Monday. With which about a quarter-million computer users around the world are at risk of losing Internet access on Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.
FBI has opened a website that will help you check and remove the malware.
Go to to check if your computer is infected with the Malware. If you see green notification like the one in the pic below, then your Pc is ok otherwise you will see a red notification like the one shown below that means your computer is infected. If you want to fix your computer from cutting your internet connection, go to and go with the process there.

Nokia Lumia 910 or 1001: First Windows 8 phone.

Dutch blog NieuweMobiel spotted the elusive Nokia Lumia 910 on Nokia's application testing program for developers, and speculates that the device may be the first to run on Windows Phone 8.
The Lumia 910 was initially rumored to be launching this past May, however that did not happen and after months of rumors Nokia still hasn't given any official word on it. Now that it's shown up on their app-testing program, it's safe to assume that the Lumia 910 will eventually surface and it's more than likely going to run on Windows Phone 8 since Windows Phone 7 is essentially being phased out now.
Not everyone is convinced, however, that the Lumia 910 will be Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 8 device. It might be the first, but it may not be the one that they pin all their marketing dollars on.
Some blog even writes that Nokia Lumia 1001 also appeared on the Remote Device Access (RDA) tool which is spotted by a member of techcrunch crew. So with the current Lumia line, is it gonna be Nokia Lumia 1001: the first Windows 8 powered phone. But all its a rumor, more details when I get it.

Nokia Lumia 910 features:
  • 1.4 GHZ processor.
  • Windows 8 OS
  • 12 MP Rear camera.
  •  4.33 inches Display.
  • 160 gm weight.
Nokia Lumia 1001 Features: (Rumored)
  • Windows 8
  • 4.7 inch Display
  • 32 GB on board Memory
  • LTE Connectivity.
 Even if it could be a hoax, Nokia is still planning a new device to run Windows 8. And that's what I am going to buy, if its worth enough.

Jul 7, 2012

Jism 2 title track inspired or copied?

In an industry where many musicians give outstanding melodious song not from their own but copied or inspired from foreign songs, Sunny Leon debut and Pooja Bhatt directed Movie Jism 2 adds in its title track in the list. And another debut is also from the composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee, who likes to put it as being inspired. The title track 'Ye Jism hai' is in the latest plagiarism controversy that is identified by netizens to be close to two turkish songs Kayahan's "Bizimkisi bir ask hikayesi",and the other is Bengu's "Unut beni". Kayahan is a Turkish pop singer and composer, who has released more than eight bestselling albums during a career spanning 30 years. Bengu Erden, on the other hand, is a 33-year-old Turkish pop music singer with seven music albums to her credit.
Arko argues there are many tunes that inspires me to make music and opening tunes of many turkish songs are similiar. He further puts there are other four five songs that have similar tunes to his song 'Yeh Jism'. The song is sung by Ali Azmat and features Sunny Leone with Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh. Writing all this, I now post the title track 'Yeh Jism' and the two original songs and leave it to people for the final verdict. And here are the two songs that are felt like the originals.
Kayahan- Bizimikisi Bir Ask Hikayesi
Bengu: Unut Beni

Sunny Leon starer Jism 2 Preview.

 Porn star turned reality TV star turned Actress Sunny Leone's debut movie Jism 2 is scheduled to release this August. Pooja Bhatta directorial/production venture in her father Mahesh Bhatt's Story seems another promising adult rated Indian cinema that has been the talk of B-town lately. The movie is co-produced by Dino Morea and the erotic adult thriller movie is a sequel to John Ibraham and Bipasa Basu starer of the same genre movie Jism.

Sunny Leone stars in the lead role in the movie along with Randeep Hoda and Arunoday Singh.
Mahesh Bhatt who has seen the movie compares his Jism 2 to Italian Romance drama "Last Tango in Paris" but it's not known if the story he wrote is a copy from the Italian movie, starring Marlon Brando or some other foreign film as the first Jism did from Billy Wilder's 1944 film, Double Indemnity.
As the movie stars Canadian/Indian Porn star Sunny, the movie is expected to have lot of steamy scenes and that must be within the boundary of what Indian cinema can swallow to give uncensored A certificate.

Here is the plot of the movie:
"A porn star (played by Sunny Leone) is hired by a dashing intelligence officer (Arunoday Singh) to become a ‘Honey-trap’ for a dreaded assassin (Randeep Hooda). In doing so, she not only has to confront her bitter-sweet past, but is also forced to make an impossible choice – one that will put her own life in double jeopardy".

For me it's a movie just to see how a director puts in a real porn star in a porn star role and the movie gets a Adult certificate without a single cut (uncensored).
Here is the title track from the movie.

Ex King Gyanendra wants a comeback.

It's no big news Ex King Gyanendra embarking on pilgrim visit but this time he was seen expressing his  views quite openly with media persons. Former King after his  pilgrimage visit in Bhairahawa, had hinted of a comeback of Kingship if Nepali people wants it to be. But he had not expressed his clear views on how Nepali people would put him to throne, in reverse he told to leave it to people themselves. He also revealed the secret agreement between political parties and himself (after 19 days Jana-Andolan II)  to re-instate the dissolved parliament and keep him as a constitutional monarch.
In a recent interview with news24 TV that is going to air on Sunday (July 8), it is known that he has expressed his intention to comeback as a Ceremonial King. Though people are keen to watch the interview in what ex King has to say, but I don't think it is that easy to re-instate the ousted King for now. But if the uncertainty looms with the current crisis and dishonest leaders inability to further increase frustration in people, I see a rise of new force (taking words from ex king), and that's neither NEFIN's to be formed new party nor Baidhya's new Maoist party.
Here is the video clip in youtube.