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.

Jun 13, 2014

Spain vs Netherlands Prediction, Chile vs Australia and Columbia vs Greece prediction

La Roja is on a hat-trick this world cup, after the deserving win in FIFA WC 2010 and Euro 2012. The Oranjes will try to take revenge for their loss in South Africa but as the Spanish side is strong as always, I am not convinced of Netherlands to win. Star studded Espanya has numerous option to select even if some key players are injured. Atletico's Diego Costa is suffering from hamstring problem so he is unlikely to play in this match for which David Villa or Fernando Torres may be brought in to have some scores coming. Expect some goals with such world class players in both sides, and the cards... it will definitely be less than that of 2010 finals, but early 3 points is what I expect for Spain. Their style of playing (tiki-taka), world's best midfielders and winning trends, show they are not letting me down for this match. This crucial win will earn them enough points to top Group B so as to meet the Group A runner up and probably all other win to a hat-trick. Here is my prediction for all the matches on the Nepali date (Jestha 31).

Spain vs Netherlands.
Where: Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador
When: 12:45 am June 14 (Jestha 31)
Prediction: Spain 2 Netherlands 1

Head to head: 10, 5 won by Spain, 1 draw and 4 by Netherlands.

Chile Vs Australia
Where: Cuiaba 
When: 3:45 am June 14 (Jestha 31)
Prediction: Chile 1 Australia 0

Head to head: 4, 3 win by Chile, 1 draw.

Colombia Vs Greece
Where: Belo Horizonte
When: 9:45 pm June 14 (Jestha 31)
Prediction: Colombia 1 Greece 1

Head to head: Single play which resulted in a win by Colombia.

Jun 11, 2014

Brazil vs Croatia, Mexico vs Cameroon Prediction.

As we (Nepal) are ahead of western time (having standard time of GMT+5:45), which is 8:45 hours ahead of Brazilian time, It is on June 13 (Jestha 30) here in our country that the very first game of the World cup 2014 kicks off with the host Brazil take on underdog Croatia. Though it seems vary rare that Croatia wins over the host Brazil, they will not leave any stone unturned to shock the host. Record has it that the host does not always start good with such immense pressure, and the nerve racking uproar can make best of Brazil to outperform or perform least. Neymar who is seen as the contender for the Golden boot, will definitely try to beat Croatia's inept defense and will score at least one. Croatia will suffer much in this match as his key player Mario Mandžukić (Bayern Munich forward) is suspended for this match due to the red card in the match against Iceland. Big pressure mounts on midfielder Luka Modric in this match. Lets see how will the underdogs play against this "favorite" team on paper.
I always love predictions and as I look back, I happen to cover some of the exciting events, like the Oscar awardsGolden Globe to Euro Cup 2012 to the Constituent Assembly election 2 in my blog. I was also the winner for the World cup 2006 predict and win contest held during my lecturing at Kathmandu Engineering College. This time, we are organizing a similar type of predict and win contest at office for FIFA world cup 2014. Administering the management of the contest and similar workload at office, I may not be able to post such predictions for every match but I will try to include the key matches. The reason: Like I already said-> I love predicting.

Here is my prediction for both the matches of Group A.
Brazil vs Croatia.
Where: Sao Paolo and in your TV/ Computer (just for fun!!).
When: Jestha 30 1:45 am (June 13).
Prediction: Brazil 2 Croatia 0

Head to head: Brazil had met Croatia two times before, in which Brazil won once, and another ended in a draw.

Mexico Vs Cameroon.
Where: Estadio Das Dunas, Natal
When: Jestha 30, 9:45 pm
Prediction: Cameroon 1 Mexico 0.

Head to head: Just 1, won by Mexico.
Disclaimer: As more of my intuition came into play for this prediction (with some football pundits remarks), do not blindly use this for betting. Also I may not predict the same in the Predict and win contest happening in my office. 

Mukhauta nepali movie preview

Talented actor Arpaan Thapa's Directorial Debut Mukhauta is going to release this Friday, Jestha 30 (June 13): the same day of Kickoff of first game of World cup 2014. I happen to know there is a premiere show on the eve before the release day.
Mukhauta is a thriller based on gangster world which is known to deal with the various faces of the mafia regime like love, hatred, politics and atrocities. We can expect bloodshed killings, betrayal, and some suspense in the movie as seen from the trailer. Being a film graduate, Arpan Thapa, and from his performance in Batch no. 16, Sick city, Dhanda(also script writer), Chadke, we have learned he has got huge potential in acting / film writing. Now he has embarked on this journey of Direction for his own script. He himself is one of the lead roles in the movie along with other stars like Superstar Rajesh Hamal, Saugat Malla (in a exciting new mafia look and more f* words like he did in Loot), Dayahang Rai (corrupt police officer, we can expect some comic act from him), Sunil Thapa (as Mr.D like Godfather of Mafia in Thamel). "Robin and the new revolution" lead singer Rabin Tamang is also featured as a Mafia in the movie (his second after Chadke), along with Model/Choreographer Prashant Tamrakar. Nisha Adhikari (Apabad) and Harshika Shrestha are the female leads in the movie. You can watch some colorful romance of Nisha Adhikari and Arpan Thapa in the movie.

Producer Rabin Shrestha, CEO of Reef Entertainment is quite hopeful of the movie with the versatility of Arpan Thapa in script, direction and acting, together with the epic 5K camera. It is known that he has movie in his blood, also being a film graduate from Singapore, who has even done a OST for the movie featuring Yama Buddha. The movie has original score from Jason Kunwar and is known to be distributed by Popcorn group.
This is Rajesh Hamal's first movie release after his long talked marriage and with such line up of best Nepali actors and the talent of Arpan Thapa along with the massive promotions, I am positive of the movie to do good business but still good movies do not always end up earning money here in our country. So if the movie is worth watching, I will give all my effort in promoting it. As a matter of fact, lets all do something to promote good Nepali cinema.
This time I am going to the premiere show (happening on Thursday, Jestha 29), who knows they may let me in. :P
Here is the trailer of the movie Mukhauta from Youtube.

Jun 4, 2014

1974 ad featured in the world cup 2014 song "The world is ours".

Nepal's popular rock band 1974 ad is featured in the remix of the official World cup song "The world is ours" originally sang by Brazilian-American singer David Correy. The song used 120 musicians and producers from all around the world, including our own 1974 ad. The video shows the snippet of the Nepali version of the song, composed by 1974 ad at 00:32. CocaCola had organized a competition for Nepali bands to send their composition, from where they selected the best one who worked with 1974 ad for the Nepali version. Actually David Correy teamed up with CocaCola to create 24 localized versions of the song which took 300 hours of studio time, One being the Nepali version called "Cha Sansar ma hamro". 

Official Facebook page of 1974 ad shared the mashup song of the different language versions and expressed the awesome experience in working for the world cup theme song. It is truly a proud moment for all the Nepali people to have our band featured in the FIFA world cup 2014 anthem. Another exciting reason to watch the world cup here in Nepal. Be ready for sleepless football fun people!!
Here is the mashup song The world is ours (World's remix) in Youtube.

Jun 3, 2014

New loadshedding schedule (timing) effective from Jestha 21, 2071

Nepal Electricity Authority has announced the load shedding hours to be reduced by 2 hour to 8 hours a day. The new load shedding schedule is said to be effective from Wednesday- Jestha 21, 2071 (June 4, 2014). As more electricity is produced from the hydropower plants due to increase of water level in rivers and reservoir, NEA is able to reduce the power cut hours, which is already reduced unofficially from few days. Here is the new load shedding schedule to be effective from Jestha 21, 2071. 
Click the picture to download the latest loadshedding schedule.