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Abroad calling: In Search of the British Dream

I watched a Nepali TV News report on YouTube regarding the influx of Nepali students seeking higher education in Britain. In front of the camera was an optimistic student who confidently stated he had no worries adapting to the life in the UK. He further added to his statement by suggesting how the development of London Olympics would guarantee him a job which would fund his education during his stay in one of the most expensive country in...

Edge of Heaven

The Edge of Heaven (Auf der anderen Seite) is story about the intertwining lives of six characters. The Turkish-German film, directed by Fatih Akin, explores fateful tragedies that ultimately lead to changes in the characters. In the first part of the movie Ali, an elderly Turkish immigrant in Germany, meets Yeter, a prostitute who is also a Turkish immigrant. Ali believes he has found a solution to his loneliness after Yeter agrees to move into his house. Sometime later, both have an argument in which Ali stikes Yeter and accidentally kills her. 

Banning internet porn!

The intensity with which Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) is persecuting internet pornography in Nepal is pretty surprising. It is hard to believe that the government finds internet porn so objectionable that it’s been given utmost priority when its hands are already full with all the kidnappings, murders and other criminal activities going on. The reason given by the government for the ban is national insecurity and increasing amount of vulgarism in society.

I am hungry- Hear my call!

in hunger

"Could you get me a plate of rice? Oh, God. That wouldn't be enough. I would be too hungry. 

I know what hunger is. I have known hunger since the last drought. The pangs have been my friends since the last untimed, uncalled rain.   

I am so empty at times- times when I end up in piles of damp, unripened grains, completely devastated by hail stones."

Social networking sites: Valuable or a waste of time?

Social networking sites have gained huge popularity in recent years. Today names like Face book, MySpace and Twitter have become household names. Facebook reported an amazing 500 million members in July, 2010 and is the most popular social networking site. Most of the users are undoubtedly the younger generation of the populace. We have heard of everything from social networking site addicts to people losing their jobs due to their posts on those sites. So it leads to the question- Are social networking sites valuable assets to us or is it a waste of time.