For the purpose of this entry, Linux refers to Ubuntu â€“ a Debian based linux disto, and XP stands for eXPerience (of course, as in Windows XP).
For litgeeks (the little geeks â€“ in between of geeks and non-geeks) like me, testing new software is always as lucrative as watching a new movie can be. And, then of course there will be a few crashes resulting in hours of re-installation and all every six months or so.
Had we known the path of transition into new Nepal would be such woeful, we might have been happy with what we had earlier – that is the common voice in Kathmandu.
Even then, we all are happy to go through all these difficulties of short-supplies, should it mean the coming days would be the one we had dreamt of. But, does not that look a distant star – the hope without much radiance.
Tarai is closed due to strike! That is not even a news without adding ‘for the ninth day’. There are curfews in four districts – somewhere for hours, somewhere indefinite. There are clashes between security forces and the protesters – headlines today scream ‘one died and 150 hurt’.
Kathmandu Pragya Kunja College has become the first college in Nepal to offer free web space for blogging to the students. It is one of my initiatives after beginning teaching mass communication and journalism to the undergrad students at the college.
Based on my experience on riding a scooter for a month, I have here the 10 things that all drivers, bikers and pedestrians should know (most of them already know) in no particular order:
1. No Traffic Officers, No Rules
That is first rule and most important rule. You are free to ride three on a bike or U-turn on ‘No Turn’ sign or park anywhere (even at places with no parking signs) or move ahead in completely wrong lane or go into one-way or overtake from wrong way if you see no traffic officers ahead!
Day: Jan 31, Thursday
My wife has bought a scooter and I am the one who has benefited. I have been driving it around the city and witnessing the traffic fiasco everyday. Now, after almost riding 1000km on the scooter, I feel that: to understand Kathmandu, it’s essential to understand the roads of Kathmandu.
Here is my roadlog of a day.