Monday, April 9, 2012

Traffic Violations Kathmandu

Posting here on behalf of the Facebook group "Traffic Violations Kathmandu", please spread the word.

We all drive and walk the road and street of Kathmandu everyday and are witness to a very large number of traffic law violations, loud horns, bright headlights, cars and bikes swerving everywhere, not stopping for pedestrians at zebra crossings, micros and tempos stopping in the middle of the way etc etc.

Time has now come that we do something about it!

I made this group so that we can post photos of traffic violations we see in the roads of Kathmandu. Please remember that we aim to put photos here so that people who are reponsible to correct the traffic situation can see these photos and make action based on them.


Thank you and PS Add your friends!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A bandh day - 9 April 2012

9 April 2012, bandh imposed in the Kathmandu valley and the Bagmati zone by Rastriya Janamorcha (National People's Front) to demand and pressure for a timely constitution promulgation and that federalism should not be implemented in Kathmandu.

Decently effective bandh with very little traffic movement.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

New Baneshwor Chowk at 6:15 AM

Heading east on Maitighar - Tinkune road, approaching New Baneshwor Chowk...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Engines cannot run without fuel!

Contrary to what many people think, this is true, engines - be it railway, aeroplane, ship, motorcycle, moped, scooter, car, truck, bus, my favorite "bull"dozer or any other contraption - need fuel.

What is fuel?
Firewood is fuel
Paper (when burnt) is fuel
Infact many things out there are fuel.

But for our friends, the nice contraptions mentioned above and again, my favorite "bull"dozer, firewood or the rolls upon rolls of paper just won't cut it... They love petroelum... it is their fuel...

Engines cannot run without fuel!!!

by a long shot this has to be the most idiotic, stupid and utterly nonsense post I have written in recent days, but I will say again - Engines cannot run without fuel!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Drinking responsibly, Driving responsibly

Time and again, driving along major roads, looking at newspaper and magazine advertisements and also countless ads on the TV set, we are bombarded again and again by this message, some call it Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - "Do not mix Drink and Drive" or "Drink Responsibly" etc etc...

It is easier said than done, there are hundreds of urban myths and legends surrounding the Drink, multiply this number by say a thousand and you get the permutation of legends and myths about Drinking and Driving.

One of my favorites is "If you can't sign your name after x number of drinks, you've had too many!"

But I have personally violated this rule and seen it violated by many of my friends and colleagues.

I for one always know when I have had enough and to what extend I can control my ride, be it a bi-cycle, a motorbike, a car or a 4x4. I do not want to dive into my drinking habits, but just want to make a simple point:

The best judge of how much a person had drunk and to what extent he/she can control his/her bike, car or even walk, is that person himself/herself.

Here comes the catch, the person has to be aware that he/she is his/her own judge...

I will never get behind the wheel or the handle if I can't handle it. For me, this is drinking responsibly, this is driving responsibly.