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A list of 10 must-have apps on an android phone

I have been meaning to write this post for some time now – a list of 10 must-have applications for an android phone. Having acquired a Samsung Galaxy S LCD (GT-I9003) for just under a year, I have flashed, rooted, unrooted, upgraded and factory reset it numerous times. With each factory reset that normally requires reinstalling all my applications, this list of apps has been on my top priority with every install. A lot of friends call upon me for recommendations for android applications, and so I figured I might as well write a blog on one. Continue reading →

Bel Biwaha

Bel Biwaha (Bael Biwaha/Bel Bibaha) or "Ehee" is a ritual that signifies a coming of age for Newar girls.  It is an age-old tradition followed devoutly by the Newar community – the predominant resident population in Patan, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Kirtipur in Nepal.

Bel Biwaha Bel Biwaha Continued…


Wingardium Leviosa – levitation photography

Wingardium Leviosa is the levitation spell – the spell that makes things fly/hover. Most Harry Potter fans would swear by it. Here, this spell has a different connotation –  photographs of floating people. Inspired by the Japanese yowayowa blog and with hints and howtos from theDigital rev channel, I and Udayan decided on doing something similar – taking photographs of levitating people. We were fairly successful in getting our colleagues to join us in our endeavor and Udayan,  a true photo aficionado that he is, was ever bubbling with ideas. The venue – the campus at work, and our very good friends served as the models. With a lesser number of people and prying eyes likely to disturb us on a Sunday, the 1-2 hours that we managed to squeeze in between breaks during the practice for the cultural programme at work was time well spent.  Some of the photos turned out decent and some had more to be desired. We even planned on using  a hose and a trolley as props, but those will likely follow in the days to come. For now, we managed to use an umbrella and a schedule as props.

 

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Shivapuri Chisapani and Sanku over two days

I don't hike, period! However, I am at times goaded into following the pack. Throw in a few incentives such as the opportunity to test out my now not-so-new camera pack, I accede myself to the physical abuse of body and soul.
a local shepherd at Nagi Gumba
The hike officially began for the nine of us (Abhit, Ashok, Badri, Dadi, Dibbesh, Gyanendra,  Ratna, Sanjay and myself) at the park entrance of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park in Pani Muhan. A haze overhead showed no sign of clearing at 8:00 AM, as we entered the national park. Rather accustomed to the road up to Nagi Gumba (nun monastery) having been there quite a few times already, I was rather candid during my walk uphill. The steps near the monastery were a different story, as I ran out of breath every few steps. Continued…

Psych your mind with Pulp Society

The Pulp Society
Kathmandu played host to "Pulp Society" an Indie rock band from India beginning of May this year. The band, here to promote the upcoming movie "404 -Error Not Found", played at 1905, Kantipath. Much thanks to our dear friend Pradhyumna, I along with other friends from work managed to weasel our way into an invitation only event. Continued…

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