A few days back my imperfectly trained dog \'did it again\' on the drawing room floor. I rushed with a piece of paper, realising too late that it was in fact a part of your excellent journal Nepali Times.
The disrespect that your weekly got in my household, I must say, is entirely of your own making. The fault lies not with the content, but with the format you have chosen. There are several kinds of weeklies: the neat magazine types that are easy to stack are, once read generally kept at the drawing room. The second kind, as stackable as the first, are kept, maybe not so neatly, in the bathroom. But the third type, the newspaper formatted journals can neither be kept in the drawing room nor are they the bathroom variety. They do not fold well and look messy.
I like your weekly. But because of its impractical format, I cannot give it a dignified shelf-life. Please do something about it.
My wife made plans to do the laundry on Friday. In the afternoon, she challenged the rain gods and left the clothes on the line when she left home to go shopping, and collected the dry clothes late in the evening. She did all this because your weather forecast (Nepali Weather #4) had a nice yellow sun under Friday, 11 August.
I must admit I am impressed. In the midst of the monsoon and all the wet weather, it was a beautiful day that day, the warm sun defying meteorologists at BBC as well as CNN where Kathmandu\'s forecasts for the day had copious cluster bombs under huge clouds. It might not be the best reason to buy the Nepali-Times, but I think people might do well to subscribe to your paper just for the weather report.
Contrary to your correspondent (Letters #1) believe we should learn to serve the home readers of English first. It is Nepalis who need to be educated on national on goings and not just expatriates living here.
I found the item on Dhirendra Shah (From the Nepali Press #1) interesting it was an eye-opener to the Nepali tradition of reacting on issues without thinking it through.