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 29, 2015

Draft of New Constitution of Nepal ready

Breaking News: Due to the differences in some of the provisions in the new constitutions preliminary draft, the drafting committee failed to submit the draft to full CA meeting yesterday. Now that such issues raised by UCPN Maoists are settled by editing some and removing Multiparty parliamentary democracy and the Local election within six months of constitution promulgation, the edited first draft is submitted today in the evening. Following the submission in full CA meeting, some of the lawmakers from Madhesi parties and RPP-Nepal who were against the 16 point deal obstructed the process. Some Madhesi lawmakers even tore the draft copies.
Here is the pdf of the preliminary draft which was submitted today in the CA meeting.
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Preliminary draft of the new constitution 2072 (in Nepali)
Here is the draft of the new constitution in English language, Click Preliminary draft of New constitution in English.
To download the final version of the constitution of Nepal 2072, click here.

June 29, 2015: The constitution drafting committee on June 28, Sunday has finalized the first draft of the new constitution of Nepal. Despite resolving all contentious issues, the committee has endorsed the draft, putting the vote of dissents in it. The drafting is made possible with rounds of discussion in subcommittees and high ranking leaders within 15 days, due to the recent 16 point deal between the major four political parties. It is known that the draft will be presented in the full CA meeting today and it is quite possible that the new constitution will be delivered with in next month through short cut.
The draft of the new constitution is found to contain 37 parts and 296 articles which may be changed or edited as per the discussion in the full CA meeting. Among the contentious issues for the constitution, the committee has proposed the following, among which some are the key components of new constitution.

  • Discussion to continue on contentious issues and amend of some provision until the final one.
  • Vote of dissents are not a part of the draft but put there for further discussion.
  • Citizenship in the name of Father or mother.
  • Special citizenship to Non resident Nepalese, without political rights.
  • 60 percent FPTP and 40 PR in state assemblies as well.
  • Secularism to continue with freedom of any religion.
  • 8 States (Name and demarcation to be determined by a committee).
  • Bicameral legislation (275 Parliament and 45 National assembly members)
  • New Prime Minister, President and Parliament head election to be held within a month after promulgation of new constitution.
  • Five unamendable provisions.
With the draft ready to be submitted, major political parties will power to deliver the constitution and opposition parties to move ahead writing dissents on the draft, it seems the new constitution will be delivered within this year, as a matter of fact within next month. The new constitution of Nepal 2072 is the first constitution made by the people through constituent assembly ( the second one). Though the Constitution of Nepal 2047 is also called to be made by the people of Nepal, it has many unamendable provisions, giving high powers to King and Royal Family. Now that the country is republic, the new constitution has only five such unamendable provisions for Independence, Sovereignty, territorial integrity, Multiparty democracy and sovereignty vested in people of Nepal. The other issues in the new constitution can be amended by a two third majority of federal parliament.
Though I (as a citizen) completely agree with the provisions in the new constitution, I am happy that the dream of writing our own constitution by our representatives (without any interference from neighbors and some big kings) is about to come true. And you all know after getting the new constitution, we all have a new day for the celebration marking the day of promulgation of the new constitution also called Constitution day.

Jun 8, 2015

Disaster led consensus among four parties for New constitution in Nepal.

Breaking News: Four Political parties have forged a consensus to resolve the contentious issues of the new constitution, today in the late hours. They have even inked 16 point deal to move the nations politics in constitution making process in this difficult situation (Post Earthquake). It is known that they have agreed for the number of the provinces to be eight, name to be decided by two thirds of the CA and the demarcation to be decided by a Federal Commission. The central legislative is known to be of bicameral whereas that of federal legislative be unicameral. The electoral system will be a mixed one (as being practiced now) but the parliament will be having 275 members, out of which 165 electoral will elect 165 FPTP, and 110 will be elected through Proportional Representation.

June 8, 2015: After more than 7 years of first constituent assembly (CA) election and 9 years of peace accord (between 8 political parties and then Rebel Maoists Party), it seems now that the nation is looming towards building a new constitution within this year. In all these years, we have seen the dispute among major political parties over the forms of government, federal structure (names, number and demarcation), forms of election and the judiciary system. We also have seen change of governments (in average once a year) mostly led by the major political parties over the years, including one led by chief Justice who even held the new constituent assembly (second CA), after the first one failed to forge a consensus among four parties to make a constitution and dissolved on May 28. 2012 (four years tenure). Now after almost one and half years after the second CA election, four political parties (NC, UML, UCPNM, and MJF-L) have forged a consensus to way forward the constitution making process. This consensus come into reality as the nation had suffered a lot with the recent mega earthquake on April 25 and there was this urgency to unite the whole nation for overcoming the challenge that mother nature has put on us and rebuild peaceful, prosperous Nepal. Major political parties have already stand united to align the nation for relief, rescue efforts and now with the current consensus, our politics have taken a new course. Despite the disagreement by some Madhesh based parties and other smaller ethnic parties over the agreement, the constitution making process will now move ahead to make a new constitution within this year. I think they can even put reservation in those disagreed points and own the consensus, as sooner or later they also have to join hands for the constitution and nation building process.
File photo: A women demonstrating near CA premise for no constitution.

Jun 2, 2015

How to take a photo sphere?

June 02, 2015: After posting some sphere photos in social medias, I have been getting request from people, to tell them the process to take photo sphere. Though I am not that perfect in this, I would like to share the process for taking the photo sphere.
  • At first all you need a smartphone with Google camera app on it. (available in Android Playstore and Apple store).
  • Open the google camera app in your mobile.
  • Slide right in the screen and click the photo sphere icon.
  • Hold your phone vertically and keep the closest comfortable distance between you and the phone.
  • You will be told to start  and make sure you keep dot inside the circle.
  • Start moving the camera slowly from left to right, top, bottom in all directions to have a complete coverage.
  • Try to keep the distance between you and the phone to be uniform.
  • After some processing, the photo sphere will be available to you where you can see the complete 360 degree view from the point you stand. 
  • To present it in a different view as posted in my picture, click edit in the picture, then create tiny planet. You can even zoom in and rotate the photo to make it look you have clicked it from some top point.

Here is a photo that I have clicked with a mobile tower on it. 

Jun 1, 2015

My fascination with Dharahara (with Pictures).

May 12, 2015: When I first heard (immediately after the mega-quake on Baishak 12) that the tallest monument (tower) in our Kathmandu is no more, I hardly believed my friends word and asked not to make fun in this traumatic situation. Actually I had no idea of the level of devastation that time as I was out of Kathmandu city, though I had felt the tremor inside a vehicle and even had a narrow escape as big rocks fell in the highway near to the point where we got out. When the devastation was confirmed from online news portals after half an hour, I was very worried for the city I was born and raised, similarly repeated aftershocks made me more fearful for the additional loss of life, buildings and popular heritage sites.

It was only within 2070 and 2071 B.S (Nepali year) that I had climbed the nine storeyed tower to have a spectacular view of the city from there. Both the time I had taken my camera with me. Every time I pass through the Sahidgate (Martyrs Gate) or go inside Sundhara NT office for work, I used to take a picture of Dharhara. Sometimes I had even spent hours watching the sunset between NT tower and Dharhara. I was really fascinated the way Dharahara stands there. Most of my friends who are from Kathmandu have not climbed up the tower, proving the Nepali proverb "Najik ko tirtha hela" meaning: No care for nearby pilgrimage. Reaching Kathmandu when I had first sight from Sahidgate, it gave me a big chills through my body for not seeing the much loved landmark tower there. Not only every Kathmandutians but whole Nepalese are proud of the Dharahara, (which was already shattered twice by mega quakes in 1834 and 1934, then reestablished later) and want to visit at least once. As it was built by First Prime Minister of Nepal: Bhimsen Thapa, it is also known as Bhimsen Sthamba (Tower).
I have seen such tower in different parts of the world, among which I have visited some of them, be it in Europe or in Asia. It seems now that the purpose of tower is to let people have a view of the city but it also marks the history, our ancestors have witnessed. Their importance is not only limited to the tourists coming around, but also to the denizens that makes them proud for the history, culture and tradition. Kathmandu lives with such heritage sites and we do not want to miss every single of them.

Now that the iconic site is no more, few private organizations and international donors have asked for permission to built on their own, but it is known that Government of Nepal and Department of Archaeology won't be letting any private or international organization to rebuild Dharahara. Yes it should be built on our own but we should not be so rigid in taking any help (technology, design wise) from international organizations too. And I am of the view that Dharahara should be built on a separate fund (crowd sourced by Nepali living all over the world), with the same design but using technology that can make it withstand upcoming mega Earthquakes for a century.

Here are some pictures that I have taken from some years till the pieces.
Photo sphere with Dharahara tower, taken six months before.



Dharahara with cloud

Dharahara and unplanned urbanization in Kathmandu

Dharahara from the top               
 And lastly the photo of Dharahara after devastated by the earthquake.
Devastated Dharahara after the earthquake.
All pictures are taken by me either using DSLR or point&shoot or even mobile camera, and are under my copyrights. If you want to use it for any means,do contact me.