Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Security alert

It has been more than a month that a thief broke into my house at midnight and stole money, mobile and some of my belongings.I knew the incident at about 2 o’clock. I was scared as such incidents hadn’t occurred in my life. I always take life normally and had kept myself open to the people around me. I never thought that thieves will take advantage of the open window at night.
I called the local inspector, hoping that he would come to my home and search the place. But to my surprise, he asked me to file the complaint in the morning. I lost all the hope from the police when he didn’t care to know about the details of the incident and didn’t bother to search the place.
This is just a case related with me; there are many other cases in which people have lost their hope from police and the state. Police are losing public trust. It has been more than a month that three simultaneous bomb attacks were made in the valley killing three and injuring six people. The incident took place at a time when we are moving towards the constituent assembly.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Again its bandh…

Kathmandu: Admits my busy schedule, I am taking out my time to write this blog. I wish I could devote more time to blogging. But I couldn’t because of my job and my ongoing exams. And I will be writing occasionally until I finish my exams.
Today is Nepal bandh. This is the second valley bandh within a week. Teachers have called of valley bandh five days ago. Today’s bandh is called by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities to observe June 1 as ‘Black Day’ in memory of a ruling by the Supreme Court nine years ago to ban the use of local language as formal language in local bodies.
I had to go to my office today as well after preparing for my exams. I thought why not walk on the road and experience the bandh.
The roads were empty. I could see ambulances, tourist vehicles, police and media vehicles plying. People were in hurry to reach their destination.
I could see small groups of people at the side of the road checking the cards of the vehicles that were plying.
As I come to the office I was shocked that to hear the news that my colleague Baburaja was mistreated by the bandh organizers. He is the visual editor of Kantipur Television Network.