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.

May 31, 2016

Loot 2 releases first teaser

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

May 26, 2016

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

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

Here is the schedule of the group stage matches in Nepali date and time (GMT+ 5:45)
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And here is the schedule of knockout stages match in Nepali standard Time (NST) and date.
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May 18, 2016

Nokia phone is all set for revival

May 18, 2016: The pioneer of  Mobile phone, "Nokia" is known to come back after years of handling of the brand by Microsoft following the acquisition of Nokia brand and their handset business. The deal then entailed Microsoft to use Nokia brand in feature phones for 10 years and High end phones for 18 months. Microsoft later opted Lumia brand over Nokia to use for the medium range and high end windows phones. With the ending of the rights of Nokia brand from Microsoft, the Nokia brand is all set for revival with Android phones. Microsoft is also known to sold the feature phone business to a subsidiary of Foxconn whereas Nokia has planned to provide the license to a startup company named HMD Global. So HMD global will be using the license to manufacture and sell Nokia branded phones (possibly mid range and High end) and tablets. They have also announced the phones and tablets be build on Android platform. In case of Operating system, Nokia has come from a long way: the all popular Symbian to Asha to Windows to a very lil of Android too. World's no. 1 phone makers went all the way down gradually after the surge of Android and Apple phones. The Finnish handset maker even could not revive with the adoption of Android and the Windows Operating system. The handling of the brand by Microsoft as Nokia Lumia phones also did not catch up the long lag behind. During that time, Nokia had launched WiFi only N1 tablet, partnering with Foxconn. 

It is in the news that Microsoft is planning to launch Surface phones and put Lumia phones to shelves. As it is known that the new company HMD global is being run by Ex-Nokia employees, the likes and popularity of Nokia brand will be augmented by the great design and quality. So I say its gonna be a revival of Nokia with the Android. Do you agree?

May 14, 2016

Sonakshi Sinha in Amar Panchi Concert (with photos and videos)

May 14, 2016: Amar Panchi, the dance concert organized by Nepal Army Wives Association (NAWA) was held today in Tudikhel ground of Kathmandu for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims. As previously told by the organizers, the show happened to be one of its kind and the grandest of all for such dance performances. Bollywood Actresses Sonakshi Sinha and Malaika Arora took the stage by storm along with superb performances from the leading female actors in Nepal including Reecha Sharma, Priyanka Karki, Rekha Thapa, Keki Adhikari, Sushmita Karki, Nisha Adhikari and not forgetting sensational singer Indira Joshi. All of the dance performances were choreographed by the famous Renasha Bantawa Rai and the beautiful costumes were designed by Ashrita Bhadel. The event was well hosted by beautiful actor/ VJ Sahana Bajracharya.
Nepal Army band first took the stage with the orchestra performances for popular Nepali songs like Nepali ho, Jaalma (Resham Filili), Taalko pani and the ones dedicated specially to the Bollywood actress in the show. After the orchestra, actresses performed dances in Nepali songs and medleys. Among the performance from Nepali actors, Priyanka's dance was outstanding in the songs like Surke Thaile, Siraima Sirbandi. She reached the stage by riding in doli from the audiences. Ultimately the two actors specially Sonakshi Sinha made the crowd go spellbound with the performance in medley of their songs.

Lastly, Chief of Army Staff  Mr. Rajendra Chetri and chief of NAWA felicitated both the guests Bollywood actor Sonakshi Sinha and Malaika Arora for accepting the invitation to come here and make the event a grand success. The organizers claim the turnouts were over 50,000 but I think it was around 30,000. So we can say the program is a huge success and lets wish for the fund to reach the some of the earthquake victims soon as it uncertain when our government reach there. 
Here are some photos from the dance concert.

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May 10, 2016

Xiaomi launches Mi Max and MIUI 8

May 10, 2016: Xiaomi, the Chinese phone&accessories company and one of the worlds rapidly growing handset maker has launched a new phablet (size 6.44 inch) called Mi Max along with latest offering of its Android Skin MIUI 8. The biggest smartphone from Xiaomi is all metal with 7.5 mm body that fits in a pocket as already teased in a picture before. The phone features fingerprint scanner at the back like Redmi Note 3. There will be three variants of the phone: 3 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM version powered by Snapdragon 650 costs 1500 RMB, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM powered by Snapdragon 652 costs 1700 RMB whereas 4 GB with 128 GB Storage also powered by Snapdragon 652 costs 2000 RMB. The phone is backed up by a whopping 4850 mAh battery as bigger screen need bigger batteries. The phone sports 16 MP PDAF rear snapper and 5 MP 85 degree front snapper. The full HD display phone comes in silver, gold and dark grey color and weighs 203 gm. Its a dual 4G LTE handset, with the availability of IR sensor. 

Along side the device, Xiaomi also announced MIUI 8 with all new exciting colors and styles. It features wallpaper Carousel to provide daily lock screens from 12 categories. All new Gallery app includes filters change, quick share, doddle, stickers and video editing. MIUI 8 changes its color according to the weather change. 
Other features include the new Notes app (requring password), power saving mode (freezes background activity), Multi window management and detecting fraud & scam messages.The developer ROM of MIUI 8 will be available from June 17 and the supported devices will be Mi 2/ 2S, Mi3, Mi4/4C/4S, Mi5, Mi Max and all Redmi, Note series.

Kalo Pothi movie to release in Nepal on Jestha 21

May 10, 2016: Kalo Pothi, the movie which got selected in many film festivals around the world including Venice, Busan, Singapore, Tokyo etc, is going to be released in Nepal on Jestha 21 (June 3, 2016). Although the Nepalese German Swiss French co-production earned some recognition including best film at Venice Film festival, it deserves much more. The home screening will reveal if the worldwide recognition is worthy and the native story lives up to the expectation of the people inside the country. The movie is rated as 7.2 with 54 ratings in IMDB. Kalo Pothi ( The black hen) is the most awaited movie here in Nepal from last year and is directed/written by Min Bahadur Bham: the movie shows the adventure of two boys and their hen intertwined with those of the community in a small remote village (in Karnali region) when the war between Government army and Maoists Guerrilla was actually happening (during late 90's). The boys (from different community) go through series of incident in such conflict era, which also tells how unity is possible with diversity. The movie is produced together by Tsering Rhitar Sherpa (Mila Productions) and Debaki Rai (Shooney Films). 

Announcing the screening date in Nepal, they have even released a song by Anni Choying Dolma and music by Jason Kunwar. Though I could not understand the words (seems like Tibetan chanting), the song is melodious and will definitely raise the movies anticipation. Major Actors of the move include Khadka Raj Nepali, Sukra Raj Rokaya, Jit Bahadur Malla, Hansha Khadka, Benisha Hamal. The final trailer is also known to launch soon and the movie will be distributed in Nepal by pop corn pictures. The first trailer already gave me goosebumps and I expect the same with the movie. Eagerly Waiting with lots of expectation.

May 8, 2016

Xiaomi Mi5 camera photos samples

May 08, 2016: It has been nearly a month that I have used the Xiaomi's latest flagship device Mi5 smartphone. The all metal phone powered by the latest snapdragon 820 processor, is insanely fast and lives up to the performance as expected. The thin bezel and the looks makes it more deserving. Other than the camera (which I will be writing in brief) I loved the amazing sound from the phone. Having said all good, the phone gets heated while using cellular data, some apps and even camera. Some applications (like Youtube, Xender) is getting crashed regularly with the latest MIUI (7.3.2 China Stable) update. May the new Global stable MIUI solve both the heating issue and the apps crash problem. 
Lets come to the camera specifications, which is Sony IMX 298 16 MP rear camera with 4 axis OIS and PDAF. The phone is very fast to capture sharp and steady pictures. Its camera is one of the reason for me to get the Mi5 phone especially due to the manual mode (with 30s shutter) which also has the ISO selection from 100 to 3200. Other features in the camera include panorama, audio trigger shutter, Straighten, HHT and fish eye mode. The photo comes steady even while zooming up to 2X. I have tried with the slow shutter of 1s & more to get the trail of the vehicle lights at night but without a stand the photo results blurry. If its with a stand, the phone definitely misses ISO 50 (which is there in Samsung Galaxy S7). After using the phone for sometime, the best part is I have stopped carrying point and shoot camera to capture photos promptly for some events on the way.
Compared to that of rear camera, front 4 MP snapper is not that exciting for a super phone like Mi5.
Here are some of the photo samples (without editing and watermarks) taken from Mi5.
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Manual Mode photo flowers

Manual Mode

Low light photography: KTM CTY brand Thamel

With additional macro lens.

NAC office from a moving vehicle.

Slow shutter photo sample at Kingsway Kathmandu

Low light photo sample: Sizzler

Taxi meter: low light photo sample