Heaven! They say it’s a beautiful place above the clouds. There is no one and will be no one who will describe the mythical place to the world but the hearsays sometimes gives us an opportunity to feel like we are in the heaven. No wonder, Syed Farhan Ali exclaimed ‘I’m in heaven’ when I was with a group of South Asian journalists at Nagarkot, the place where the above photo was taken, and all other agreed by heart. Nagarkot, a place just an hour from Kathmandu, was so beautiful for a few minutes that we were all dumbfounded.
The most fascinating journalism book I have ever read is called Dateline Earth: Journalism as If the Planet Mattered, written by Kunda Dixit. I have a signed copy of it, (unfortunately its signed for Surendra Phuyal, a senior journalist at The Kathmandu Post, whom I never returned the book). I also dont like to miss his satirical column in the Nepali Times, Under My Hat, but a workshop gave me an opportunity to listen to his thoughts on Internet as a Medium of Mass Media which I find quite interesting.
This is an absurd question today for many because almost all post-paid mobile phones are ringing. But for me, a man happy with the pre-paid mobile, it’s an important question. My mobile is dead for more than six months, I had almost thought of buying a post-paid one. But an advertisement in newspapers by Nepal Telecom requesting for re-registration of pre-paid mobile gave me a new zeal to find out the already dusted mobile set, to take out the SIM card to find out what 19-digit number it carries on its back, downloading and printing the form, and attesting it by a high-ranked official. All that finished, ready with the form to be submitted, I turned on the mobile to see how its doing and alas! Nothing happened, it wouldn’t turn on neither will accept the charging. Anyway, today I submitted by form, hoping that one day, I don’t know when, will others’ pre-paid mobile ring and I will rush to mobile mechanic with my old set.