Ole Out!

united vs leicester

To be honest we have been having this kind of game for a long time and we have not found what the problem is. We have conceded easy goals and stupid goals. In these sort of games on this sort of pitch, they will push and put pressure on us. We need to be more mature I think, and play with more experience – we need to have more arrogance, in a good way. We have to take the ball and play our football, but now we have to find what is the key and reason for this loss, because we deserved to lose today.

Paul Pogba

I’ve always been Ole In but I really am starting to think that a change is now needed. United aren’t where they should be with the players they have. The United team is set up to attack but conversely is not set up to prevent counter attacks against them. The midfield is a problem as none of them are specialist holding or defensive minded players and do not offer any protection whilst they are concentrating on foraging forward. Leicester have been awful this season but they were the better side today.

United have also been knocked out the League Cup by West Ham, lost at home to Villa, couldn’t beat Everton and lost to Young Boys, it’s all very depressing.

Displeasing Dashain Dinner

achar ghar

Achar Ghar, located in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, is one of my favourite place for Thakali Khana for their unique servings of different variety of achar (pickles). So, I decided to take my wife there for dinner just a day before the holidays of Dashain start. I went there, everything was normal, ordered the usual Thakali set but when the food arrived the waiter informed us that many varieties of pickles are unavailable because they were closing for the festival. That was the worst thing you could hear before you eat – I was more than just furious. They could have told us before we ordered that dish. But no! They charged us full price, and they denied us the items for which we went there.

It is perfectly understandable that the restaurants are operated in reduced capacity before and after the long vacation because there are less number of working staffs. But that has to be clearly mentioned in the menu, or inform us by any other means. We go to restaurants for good time with family and friends but such moments ruin everything. I’m not going back to that place again for sure.

Travelling Hitch

Num Khandbari

Num is barely 40 km away if we travel along the Koshi Highway from Khandbari – the district headquarters of Sankhuwasabha, yet it takes more than 5 hours to travel between these two locations in this season. People are suffering, our vehicles are suffering, productive time is suffering. The road is deteriorating every day, and many to blame but we are forced to travel in such destitute condition. I can’t imagine what happens if there is any medical emergency case. We are not allowed to get ill here. This highway is supposed to upgrade the lifestyle of people here, supposed to connect both China and India to bolster our trade and business – nonetheless it is waiting for its opportunity and potential.

City floods

City Floods

We have all the time in the world to discuss whether the river came to human settlement or we encroached the floodplain, and we should do it. But this is not the right time to troll disaster, losses and sufferings of people. This is the time to be together, help for each other and pray for well being of all.

Online Session

online session

All our colleagues are working from home within this city, and we decided to start knowledge sharing session – conducting online training of various computer programs that are being used in our jobs. We tried different platforms – Skype, Zoom, and Google Meet but none of them proved reliable given the quality of our broadband internet connection. I felt bored to stay in front of choppy videos and voice even though I wanted to learn that software so badly.

I wonder what is the condition of all the students who are taking online classes.

3G in Dhorpatan

dhorpatan

I travel new and rural areas of Nepal a lot for my work. No need to highlight that travelling in such places is exciting as well as challenging. One of the frustrating thing in the these areas of this country is that there are not reliable means of communication most of the times. Telephone companies are not focusing in expanding their services in rural areas. This is an advertising board of Nepal Telecom at the Dhorpatan Valley in Baglung district. And you are already very happy when you know that you can use 3G service in your destination.

Tunnel workspace

Inside Tunnel

Working inside tunnels of hydropower project is never a pleasant experience as they are usually narrow, ill-equipped and full of surprises. The situation worsens even further when you are working with a Chinese contractor. Their apathy towards the issues of health and safety of people working inside tunnels cannot be explained by sane minds. We have known many fatal accidents inside tunnels in the past. I’d like to ask everyone concerned who are working in hydropower tunnel to cooperate with each other to ensure safe and glorious working environment.

Untidy Habit

Untidy habits

Bhoto Jatra is the final day of the chariot procession of Bungadyo (Rato Machhindranath) which is one of the greatest religious/cultural events celebrated in the city of Lalitpur – and the longest chariot festival celebrated in the whole country. On this day, denizens of Lalitpur and its surrounding districts come to Jawalakhel ground for a kind of dry picnic, to bid farewell to Bungadyo after which he leaves for Bungamati for about 6 months. It is an amazing experience when you have outdoor meal under the scorching sun near one of the busiest roads of the city.

But we litter a lot – we are yet to learn how to keep the place, where we eat, tidy.

Air crash news

air crash

Flying is considered the safest mode of transportation globally with just 0.07 deaths per one billion passenger miles (data from internet). Hence, any air crash incidents make headlines for days, even weeks. A brand-new jet of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 has crashed, killing 157 people on board, with a devastating photo from the scene revealing only rubble.

Aviation safety continues to be neglected in Nepal where the airports are poorly equipped, terrain is unforgiving and weather is ever changing. These air crashes even thousands miles away are playing on the minds of anyone here who is not even scared of flying.