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Hardcore hardcopy-ist

There isn’t a media conference these days where the subject doesn’t wind back to online vs offline journalism. Usually the debate is polarised between those who accuse ‘hardcopy hardliners’ of being fossil dinosaurs, and traditional hacks who think citizen journalists are impostors. Till recently, I confess, I was a skeptic. The digital divide globally and […]


We won’t forget

It was 6 September, 2004. Gyanendra Khadka had just spoken at a gathering of teachers and guardians of a high school in Jyamire of Sindhupalchok. Four men in shorts approached him, tied his hands behind his back and led him away. “We’ll bring him back in a while,” they said, brandishing a pistol. It was […]


Travelblogue

For the past 20 years, as a media nomad, I have covered stories across the Asia-Pacific region. Lately, I’ve been roaming across Nepal and have by now visited most of the country’s 75 districts. Earlier this year, during a three-month stint through the country with the screening of the documentary Frames of War, I started […]


A state of lawlessness

First posted on nepalitimes.com on 11 July, 2009 After traversing Nepal for more than two months, passing 40 districts, braving highway blockades, curfews and indefinite bandas we were stopped dead in our tracks outside Pokhara. There was no way we could get past a barricade of rocks, logs and the burnt out hulk of a […]



 

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