When I "reviewed" (talking lightly here) a few weeks ago some news pieces on Nepal - I had only Nepali Times as the media source from Nepal (the other - non-Nepali source - being the BBC). It is going to be more of the same today for my category "in Nepali Press". The reasons I read Nepali Times online are twofold - first because its a weekly paper and sort of summarises a Nepali week for me without having to check the news from "home" daily. Second because I really don't like other two news portals - eKantipur and Nepalnews because of their craze with flashy banners, advertisements and all that, and they look dirty even when I block most of those flashy stuffs with Adblock in Firefox and Pithhelmet in Safari. Both those portals are so poorly designed in terms of their aesthetics that I rarely feel like staying on their homepage for more than a few seconds to glance at the headlines when I do stumble upon them occasionally (via links on Google News or other newswires). Anyway, its been a while since I took time to read all the articles in even the Nepali times, which I did today, and have something to comment on some of them if not all. Sort of my "mono-media review" - even there aren't much news items on BBC about Nepal these days (Burma is making all the headlines and very rightly so). ...continue reading "weekendr…monthendr…"


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