It is told that Gautam Sapkota has visited more than 6,500 schools in 45 districts of Nepal, interacting, entertaining and educating the kids about birds, their habitats, their ways of life and their calls.
Photo by Sanjib K. Chaudhary (source)
He is also planning to release an album of popular Nepali folk songs remixed in the voice of different birds.
A Youtube user, Suren Shakya, met Sapkota in Hetauda and he managed to record 26 of his bird calls in the videos. Shakya has posted five video clips of the amazing Birdman including three popular songs in bird voice. Here are the videos:
He is speaking in Nepali in between. But the bird’s language is universal so I don’t think translating is that much necessary.
Life is not that easy! If you don’t agree ask Ramchandra Katuwal, 49, from of Khandbari-11, Nepal.
He married for the first time at the age of 26 but his wife eloped shortly following which he married again. The process continued unabated until he married his 25th wife.
That was a marathon 25 marriages until he finally meet his soul mate, bringing an end to his 23-year-long spree. Thanks to his latest wife Sharada with whom he is living in a seven-year-old wedlock, he has no intention of remarrying again.
Having ensured a happy married life, Katuwal now wants to focus his attention on the education and well-being of his three children and dreams of owning a land.
“I married one after another when they left me,” Katuwal, who managed to remember only eight of them, said, adding that his wives left him because of poverty.
Katuwal is a poor guy, earns his living as a porter, doesn’t have his own land or house. All of his previous wives saw no luxury in being his second half for long until he met Sharada.
He is currently living in a thatch-roofed house built on a public land. (Source- Kantipur Daily)
Being a Nepali I am proud of the uniqueness of Nepali landscape, culture, and living style. It’s not true that all the uniqueness are fit to celebrate upon, but we have lived through them and we sort of like their aura. One member in the forum has posted some such photos from Nepal.
Declining fortunes of the US and the UK consumer are proving to be a boon for India’s outsourcing industry. Companies in India are increasing the size of debt collection and recovery units to handle the increased demand.
Firstsource, an Indian business process outsourcing company that handles credit recovery for most of the top five US banks and half of the top 10 credit card issuers, said it was increasing staff numbers to win business from growing credit card defaults in both national markets. (FT)
Ananda Mukerji, Firstsource chief executive, is quoted as saying that he is willing to add 100 more people overnight to meet the increasing demand for that service.
Thanks to the rising unemployment, and higher food and fuel prices overdue accounts at the six large US credit card issuers increased in June. The worst affected issuer in June was American Express with loans overdue by 30 days rising by 16 basis points to 3.21 per cent.
Outsourcing companies usually deal with accounts that are 90-180 days overdue. The post-360 days overdue work, which often involves legal action against defaulters, is normally performed by agencies with a greater local presence.
Came across this funny Do’s and don’ts site when it comes to a baby. This sure is a funny long list.
I argued about Nepali Flag to be one of the top flag design owing to its uniqueness and beauty. But not only the Yard Flags think otherwise, the Chinese Olympic committee was unsure on what to make up of the unique flag. They had to call a professor inÂ vexillology to assurance that the flag of Nepal meets the requirements for this international event and is in fact a proper flag!
After all, according to a high Chinese official, the flag â€˜looks a little unusual, it has a tattered look, ripped so to say.â€™ Also no one is sure which way is up. (fdrnepal)
It was nice to see the flag being carried in the opening ceremony of the Olympic 2008 arena. I wish good luck to the eight member Nepali player team for medal in the games. Have nothing to say for the unnecessary, irrelevant, scandalous 28 member official team (About the team in Nepali language blog).
Nepali Movie Kagbeni
The 2008 Nepali movie is loosely based on the W. W. Jacobs’ 1902 horror short story “The Monkey’s Paw”.
Name of the movie is taken from a place Kagbeni, in the Kali Gandaki valley, about 2-hour walk from Muktinath.
Starring – Saugat Malla, Deeya Maskey, Nima Rumba, Hanif Mohammed, Pooja Gurung, Vivek Gurung etc.
Director – Bhusan Dahal.
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Paris Hilton wants to paint the White House pink if elected. She was declaring her desire to campaign against “that wrinkly white-haired guy” referring to the Republican candidate John McCain. That was in fact response to the controversial use of her image in a campaign television spot last week. The ad compared Democratic rival Barack Obama to Hilton and Britney Spears, suggesting Obama was no more than a celebrity candidate unready to lead the nation.
Here is her video ad by Paris Hilton posted in funnyordie.com.
“Hey America, I’m Paris Hilton and I’m a celebrity too. Only I’m not from the olden days and I’m not promising change like that other guy. I’m just hot!
“But then that wrinkly white-haired guy used me in his campaign ad, which I guess means I’m running for president. So thanks for the endorsement white-haired dude, and I want America to know I’m, like, totally ready to lead.”
McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support his candidate’s “all of the above” energy solution (AP).
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