Update: United We Blog at blog.com.np is up and running. Please click here to go the page or at the headlines on the right to go to individual pages.
Plus, click here for Blogmandu’s new address.
Blog.com.np currently redirects here. That domain is currently being maintained because we are changing the host. We hopt the site at blog.com.np will be back by today evening.
Yes, Democracy Rocks! Pic by Shailendra Kharel
As Nepal’s pioneering blog site becomes two-year-young today, a blogger writes about the impact of her introduction with the word blog
By Darshan Karki (inside Ujjwal Acharya shares his experience)
I came across this ‘blog artifact’ a week ago. Dated Oct 23, 2005, its four papers torn from a spiral notebook with notes I had taken in a discussion program “Nagarki Samaj Viruddha ko Hastakshep: Suchana ra Sanghathan Ko Adhikar” [Intervention Against Civil Society: The Right To Information and Organization] organized in Nepal Tourism Board hall in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. On the top of the second page I’ve scribbled “www.blog.com.np”, probably the first time I ever wrote a word as weird as ‘blog’ anywhere in my two decades of existence. It was an unusual coincidence. Hysh (a blogger friend of mine) had only mentioned the site a day before but I forgot the name no sooner than I heard it. First, I thought she was talking Chinese when she told me of blogs, second, the whole affair sounded way over my head. But seeing a guy with the name of the site printed on his t-shirt felt as though it was some kind of sign. Moreover the guy looked good, a foreigner I presumed until his laughter in a tongue slip by one of the speakers left me confused. Must be a foreign journalist who understands Nepali, I corrected myself. Surely, the guy looked interesting so the mention of all the minute details. Could go further too, but that might embarrass the blogger so let me leave it here. LOL. Continue reading I Blog, Do You? BTW, Happy Birthday UWB!
[Update: Read Dinesh Wagle’s American Journey here.]
UWB Note: Nepali blogging in UCLA. See this page.
After being invited by the U.S. government, UWB blogger Dinesh Wagle will go to America tomorrow in a three-week-long sponsored trip
By Dinesh Wagle
“Dear Mr. Wagle,” reads the letter signed by James F. Moriarty, the American ambassador in Nepal. “I am pleased to inform you that the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu invites you to visit the United States of America under an International Visitor Leadership Program entitled Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists in South Asia,” scheduled for April 3-21, 2006.” Because of that invitation, I am going to the United States. About 12 hours after the publications of this blog, I will be flying somewhere over the Indian Ocean heading for Washington DC via Bangkok-Tokyo-Detroit). Continue reading UWB in USA: Mr. Blogger Goes to Washington