Friday, November 26, 2010

Workshop on Online Journalism at MTC/NEFEJ

Yet another workshop on 'Online Journalism' kicks in at Media Training Centre/NEFEJ today in Kathmandu. This workshop will continue till 28 November 2010 and there are 27 aspiring participants from different professions who wish to pursue further career as online reporter/journalist and blogger.

Online or new media practice is in initial stage in Nepal and objective of this workshop is to make participants familiar with online media and build their technical and professional capacity with specialized issue to address. Theme of the workshop is 'Food Hygiene Consumer Rights and Environmental Justice'.

During opening session, advocate and consumer right activist Jyoti Baniya shed light on importance of consumers rights and make participants aware of dreadful state of unhygienic food in the market. Another distinguished guest Dr. Narayan Balbase, former country director of IUCN also briefed on environmental justice and need of environment conservation in the country.

Later today, Suraj Adhikari and Chandra K. Chakradhar IT expers from shared participants the development of online journalism in Nepal and various facets of running webpage and online business.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Nepal Sambat 1131

Nepal Sambat, a unique calendar which is named after the country, is based on lunar calendar and is believed to have started during 880 AD when Shankhadhar Shakhwa, a local merchant from Kathmandu, paid off the debts of common people on his own, thus emancipating thousands of people from serfdom.

According to the state-owned news agency RSS, the Nepal Sambat calendar was in use for 888 years and it was banned at the state level in 1960 Bikram Sambat year.

Different efforts were made to reinstate the Nepal Sambat since the establishment of democracy in 2007 BS.

The government declared Shankhadhar Sakhwa who propounded the Nepal Sambat calendar and made notable contribution to society and the nation as national luminary in 2055 BS.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Assignment Ason II

Most probably Ason is the only place where you still see and smell of ancient Kathmandu. Each dawn parade of life get animated in Ason with full of euphoria and this is such a great opportunity for me of freeze all these dramas of life that get unfolded there.

Life begins early at Ason and this small tea stall near Annapura Temple get swarmed by people every morning to sip local tea. Even I have become one of its regular customer.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Poking Pokhara

It sounds no good if one thinks of visiting Pokhara during rainy season, because chances of viewing spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain is zero and rain might ruin your plan of visiting many interesting spots of Pokhara. But that's not always true. Last week I was there and enjoyed the rainy mood and mist in Pokhara. Especially green atmosphere is so refreshing while you zoom on wheels to Pokhara this time of the year. Though, some small landslide and highway traffic jam are few bitter experiences, yet I had great time there in Pokhara.

And as a photojournalist here are some pokes I made in Pokhara.

Painting that nature can create and I can't help stop clicking it. On the way to Pame, I went there one evening last week along with some photojournalists friend from Pokhara.

Lonely: A boat harbored for days otherwise animated with huge flow of tourists in Few Lake in Pokhara.

Beauty getting robbed: Water plants rapidly encroaching the beauty of Few Lake.

Upside down: Reflection of Barahi Temple of Pokhara.

Mirror perspective.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Assignment Ason

Ason is the most famous marketplace of Kathmandu and it is perfect location for photo assignment. This morning (23 August 2010) I went there with my participants of SCC Basic Photography Workshop and these are some of my capture.

Colorful Traditional shop in Ason chok, Kathmandu where you can buy all kind of offering for God.

Fresh vegetables waits its customers near Ason Chok.

A women wearing vivid color rush for home after selling vegetables in Ason. Nepal is know for colorful ethnic clothes like these and everyday story of her makes Ason a place of everyday carnival.

Lentil time of the year to boost your protein intake. Lentil packed with nine kind of grains on display.

Shambu Chaudary giving me re-pose infront of his fish shop banner at Ason and I promised him to make one print of it.

Ason hums nonstop with a pleasant disorder of shopper and colorful festivities accessories like these for upcoming Gai Jatra, give more vibrancy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birjung Grooming on Photojournalism

Media Training Centre/NEFEJ is conducting a week long training/workshop on photojournalism in Birgunj. There are 14 local journalists/reporters from various local papers who are also working for National Dailies published from Kathmandu. Min Ratna Bajracharya, photojournalist and Chairman of National Forum of Photojournalist (NFPJ) and Jitendra Raj Bajracharya are its trainers.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Online Jouralism Kick Off at MTC/NEFEJ

With the objective of building the capacity of journalists 3 days training/workshop begins here at Media Training Centre (MTC) of Nepal Forum of Environmental Journalist (NEFEJ) yesterday. The theme of this training is “Post Conflicts and Human rights” in the light of its importance. There are 18 participants from different media houses and online news portals.

Mr. Sahaj Man Shrestha coordinator of MTC welcoming Guests,Participants and Journalist at the Opening session of 3 days long training/workshop on online journalism.

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