The CAN InfoTech 2005, Nepal’s only Information Technology show, organized by Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) ended yesterday with a record number of visitor, 230000. But my visit to the show, as in earlier years, left me cursing CAN for the crowd. When I was out of the show after suffocating 25 minutes, I had a wet handkerchief (due to sweat) and a triumphant feeling that I was killed in a stampede.
Neighbor India celebrated 56th Republic Day yesterday. Indeed it was a great day for them and as a neighbor it’s our duty to congratulate them. But how much big news is the celebration of the day for our newspapers? Well, seeing Annapurna Post, a vernacular daily with Indian investment, people would probably think it’s bigger for us than for them. And that, in my judgment is not because of their investment, but because of our approach.
After a few days to reading many blogs from communication experts, I knew at least one thing that blogs are the hottest subject to write for media commentator. People are not only questioning about blogs’ position in the journalism and not only talking about code of ethics for bloggers but at the same time are finding it difficult to categorize blogs. Here are a few of my thoughts on the subject.
On Jan 21-22, a confernce on Blogging, Journalism & Ethics: Battleground and Common Ground. at the Harvard Law School. The conference, which brought together a group of bloggers and journalists, was organized by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. I am still trying to figure out what they talked and what conclusion they reached and reading materials, this blog is just to inform fellow bloggers about the conference. Visit the conference page Here.
Saturdays for me are generally lazy days – I have the day-off at office and usually have no errands to run after. Thus, most of my Saturdays mean the busy telephone line (no not because I call friends, but because I use the Internet) and then, reading everything (novels or books or newspaper). And, what a day was today – reading my own The Kathmandu Post gave me intrinsic satisfaction with its front page contents.
Today, I saw one of my childhood dreams materializing: walking all the way up to the Dharahara and viewing the Kantipur city from the top of it. Dashing Deep’s blog revived my dream and I didn’t wait too long to forget it. When I find a little leisure time today, I went all the way to Sundhara, paid Rs. 99 (with a minute long hesitation) and went all the way up to the monument and watched the city.
Raamesh is a veteran singer, a musician who has long attracted my heart like no other singer has. The 59-year-old may be compared with Bob Marley or Bob Dylan, but I feel to compare him with anybody else would be to underestimate him. Raamesh, a member of Ralfa movement, has something in his voice that always makes me feel revolutionary.
Whenever I am preparing for examinations, I find myself blaming for not studying the great things that were littered in my room for more than a year. I beauty of preparing for the exam for me is that I not only come across a thousand of new fascinating things but also the fact that I also promise myself to study all the important books and ebooks. I never remember that after examination!
This blog is in response to Dashing Deep’s blog about sex-taboo and sex-tsunami. His views about the sex education is indeed a ‘widespread’ feeling among educated and his research though was of a small scale is indeed praiseworthy. Here are some findings that amazed me and made me wonder.
Well, the title is here because these days I am studying a little of mass communication (journalism) theories for my masters’ examination. I find is amazing that I am a part of the complex process that is too difficult to understand (the red-hot question: how I am going to pass the exam if I even find it difficult to understand?)