Saturday, December 31, 2005

Blogdai's Birthday

Well, it's now been exactly a year since we've signed on. Over the past year we've tried to make you laugh, make you mad, enable your sense of outrage, make you think, cause you to react and generally stir the pot of Nepal issues through active engagement and provocation. It's been fun.

Thanks to our regulars: Nag, Brit, Alison, Ramta, El Diablo, Shiva, Roger, and all the others I've forgotten for the moment. And, oh yes, Anonymous, keep those comments fresh and lively.

We plan lot's more during 2006. Blogdai can't wait.

See you and namaste,

-=blogdai

14 Comments:

At 2:09 AM, January 01, 2006, Anonymous Brit said...

Namaste!

Birthday and New Year Greetings!

This blog has been great for all the points mentioned. I particularly enjoyed the fun but the sanity amongst the political idiocy has been the best part.

Keep it up 'Dai - lets hope the politicians can be infected with common sense in the coming year!

 
At 4:21 AM, January 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary Blogdai:
*Probably the best Nepal blog site in the world* or if you like *refreshes the parts that other Nepal blogs cannot reach*

Happy New Year to everyone,

We've managed to have a bit of fun as well as discuss the real issues here.

I guess February will be the main flash point.

naagboy

 
At 10:42 PM, January 01, 2006, Anonymous Alison said...

Hey Blogdai,

Very flattered indeed that you consider me one of your regulars!

I've certainly been a very regular reader since Feb 1st, but I've probably felt that I don't really know enough about what's happening on the ground in Nepal to comment more often...short visits to a country like Nepal (especially by a westerner) can only give a sanitised view I think, and the formal media organisations can only say so much, especially now.

I haven't always agreed with what you have said in your blog, but I suspect that sometimes you have made controversial comments in order to provoke discussion about the issues - which is always a good thing!

It would seem that the next couple of months are going to be a real turning point in the history of Nepal - I just hope that for the sake of Nepal and its people that peace can prevail in the end.

Keep up the good work blogdai.
Alison

 
At 1:29 AM, January 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One more thing, you have to post more often. Once a day at least!

Happy anniversiry!

 
At 5:05 PM, January 02, 2006, Blogger blogdai said...

Easy anon, thanks for the vote of confidence but blogdai tries to lean towards quality not quantity

cheers and happy new year

-=blogdai

 
At 11:16 PM, January 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday then; thank you for all the good work; it helps to feel we understand the world we live in, which is what journalism is supposed to be. Actually I had been reading happily Kathmandu post for years when people came back with all those stories about how nobody can go to school anymore actually in Nepal, so I decided what is happening with newspapers. Happy losar

 
At 8:33 AM, January 03, 2006, Blogger blogdai said...

Happy Losar, when is it this year? End of January or end of February?

The guys at the Kathmandu Post used to be my heroes until they started spewing out the tabloid tripe you mention.

People complain about the restrictions on press freedoms in Nepal, but how "free" is a press with no regulation or accountability? Nepal needs libel laws and source confirmation guidelines or else everything coming out of the press will be no more informative than comic books.

-=blogdai

 
At 8:54 AM, January 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear there's some internal squabblings going on at Kantipur involving some of the so-called "heavy-weight" journalists (with whatever allegiances they have).

Mainly with Kantipur not sharing assets with the Post and online.

Looks like the online crew are moving on up though.

naagboy

 
At 8:58 AM, January 03, 2006, Anonymous Brit said...

Losar 2006: 30th Jan - 1st Feb!

 
At 9:58 AM, January 03, 2006, Blogger blogdai said...

Some sort of "recognition" issue for the on-liners. These kind of squabbles always center around someone wanting to get paid for something, so it's no biggie.

I don't think Kantipur will suddenly turn to objective journalism because of all this, that's for sure.

-=blogdai

 
At 10:42 AM, January 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dai, janmadin ko subhakamana!

And best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year!

May we all see peace and justice in Nepal this year.

Kindest regards,

Ramta

 
At 10:49 AM, January 04, 2006, Blogger blogdai said...

Amen, Ramta

Looking forward to your comment this year. Looks like we will all have much to talk about!

-=blogdai

 
At 5:58 AM, January 05, 2006, Anonymous El Diablo said...

Blogdai,
Kudos to you! Happy Anniversary!

Looks like you've come a long way. You've tried show that there's yet another way to look at things rather than just blindly following Kangressi line, Communist line or Raja line.

Dialogue between people of different political convictions is necessary. We really need a forum like this to keep communicating and sharing our diverse views.

Hopefully,there's some light at the end of this dark tunnel. Wish 2006 will bring much needed peace in our beloved land.

Cheers!

 
At 9:01 PM, January 21, 2006, Blogger Pradeep Chand said...

Your work has been inspirational. You represent the true voice of Nepal.... at least mine :0).
Thank you

Nepal

 

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