Wednesday, May 27, 2009

रेडियो नेपाल : एउटा छुट्टै अनुभव

"टुँट् टुँट् टुँट् टुँट् टुँ........ यो रेडियो नेपाल हो ।" कखरा पनि सुरु नगर्दै यो धुन र शब्दसँग म राम्रैसित परीचित भैसकेको थिएँ । म दिनहुँ हजुरबुवाको रेडियोमा सुन्थेँ -यो रेडियो नेपाल हो । मैले रेडियो नेपाललाई छोडेको धेरै वर्ष भैसक्यो । अब त्यो धुन, त्यो आवाज सुन्दा मलाई मेरो बाल्यकालको याद आउला । हजुरबुवासँग भैँसी र भेडा हेर्न गएका ति पुराना दिनका याद आउलान् । थाहा छैन यो धुन अहिले बज्छ कि बज्दैन । दिनहुँ फैलिँदो र बढ्दो नयाँ-नयाँ प्रविधिको युगमा यो धेरै पछाडि परिसकेको छ ।

सिँह दरबारको गेट हुँदै रेडियो नेपाल परिसर छिर्न पाउनु चानचुने कुरा हैन रहेछ । याँ छिर्न माथि/भित्र बाट अनुमति चाहिँदो रहेछ । काठमाडौं विश्वविद्यालयमा मिडिया स्टडीज अध्ययनरत हामी पहिलो र दोस्रो बर्षका विद्यार्थीहरु स्थलगत अध्ययनका लागि केही दिनअघि रेडियो नेपालको कार्यालय पुगेका थियौँ । रेडियो नेपाल परिसर नपुग्दै म दिमागमा कुरा खेलाइरहेको थिएँ । म कल्पना गर्नमिडिया स्टडिज दोस्रो वर्षका हामी सप्त नालायकहरु, एउटा नालायक चाँहीँ absent थ्यो थालेँ - "सिँह दरबारभित्र बिचै बाटोमा पान चपाएर थुक्दै गरेको एक पुरुष, भुइँमा थ्याच्च बसेर नाक कोट्याइरहेकी एक महिला, नजिकैको चउरमा गलैँचामाथि तास खेलिरहेका एक हुल मानिस, नजिकै एक अर्काको कठालो समातेर लुछालुछ गर्न लागेका युवाहरु ----- सबै सँग परिचय माग्दा 'सभासद' उत्तर .......।" कस्तो फन्टुश बिचार खेलाइरहेको रहेछु म । त्यही भएर कहिले काहीँ एक्लै हिँड्दा पनि हाँस्ने गर्छु । थाहा छैन अहिले सम्म कति जनाले पागल भने मलाई ।

फोटोहरु लिँदै हिँडेपनि दिमागमा कुरा खेल्न छोडेनन् । रेडियो नेपाल परिसर जति नजिक आउन थाल्यो उतिनै सँगम सिल्पकार फोटो लिएजसो गर्दै...... हाहाहा  बिचारका भेलहरु उर्लिन थाले साथीहरुले भन्ने गरेको यो फोहोरी दिमागमा । "प्रेमध्वोज, नारायण गोपालहरुले स्वोर परिक्षा दिदाँ प्रयोग गरेका पुराना माइकहरु, अब धुलियाले खाई नै सकेका हार्मोनियमहरु इत्यादी, इत्यादी" को म कल्पना गरिरहेको थिएँ । किन किन "रेडियो नेपाल"- यो सुन्ने बित्तिकै पुरानो युग, पुरानो जमाना, पुरानो सामान यस्तै यस्तै थोत्रा थात्री कुरा आउँछन् दिमागमा । तर ठ्याक्कै उल्टो सोचेछु । एस्का कक्षहरु युगानुसार नै अपडेट भइरहेका रहेछन् । सरकारी भनेर अपहेलना गर्ने समय भइहालेको चाहीँ रहेनछ (हा हा हा ) ।

अहिले सार्है नमीठोसित खिचडिएको साङ्गीतिक युगमा हुर्केको मलाई रेडियो नेपाल छिर्ने बित्तिकै तिनै नेपाली सङ्गित भनेर गर्व गर्न मिल्ने कालजयी सङ्गितको आभास हुन थाल्यो । नारायणगोपाल, नातिकाजी, तारादेवीका फोटाहरुले मलाई स्वागत गरेर त्यही माहोलको बातावरणमा भिजाइदिये केही बेर । एक कक्षमा एकजना शारिरिक रुपमा अपाङ्ग मानिस हार्मोनिउम बजाएर तिनै अमर नेपाली सङ्गितको आभास महसुस गरिरहेका थिए र गराइरहेका थिए । शारिरिक रुपमा अशक्त मानिसलाई कम्जोर भन्न नमिल्ने रहेछ । रेडियो नेपाल त्यही थलो हो, त्यही प्लेटफर्म हो जस्ले सङ्गित, सुर र रागका असली खानीहरुलाई स्थापित गरायो । अहिले पनि नेपाली सङ्गितको मोल निर्धारण गर्ने अधिकार रेडियो नेपालमा नै भइराखेको भए हामीले कारुणिक र हृदयस्पर्शी आवाजहरुको खोजी गर्ने क्रममा वैदेशिक सँस्कृतिलाई अँगाल्नु पर्दैनथ्यो होला ।

रेडियो नेपालभित्र केही घण्टाको स्थलगत अध्ययनपछि बाहिर निक्लिन सुरसार गर्ने क्रममा एउटा सुमधुर सङ्गित, शब्द र स्वोरले मलाई तान्न खोजिरह्यो, निशब्द तुल्याउन प्रयास गरिरह्यो । रविन शर्माले गाएको देवकोटाको "यात्री- कुन मन्दिरमा जान्छौ यात्री" गुन्जिरहेको थियो कतै नजिकै- तर त्यही परिसर भित्र । र म तिनै मानिसबिचबाट आफ्नो बाटो तताउन थालेँ जो २३ घण्टा मन्दिर कुल्चेर १ घण्टा मन्दिर ढोग्न जान्छन् ।

Media Studies- 4th sem,

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ma Aaudaichhu Priye- म आउँदैछु प्रिये

About the making:
I'm physically present in the classes, but I'm usually lost mentally (so I suffer a lot during the exams). Sometimes funny and interesting ideas go through my mind at these moments. So the concept of making an Ad of _________ (you'll have to watch the video to know this...) went through my mind. I first shared this concept with Ratan and he was very happy to work for this though I have never heard him of saying NO!! (e.g. Me/anyone: "रतन, ठिमी मा छ्याङ् खान जाउँ है आज क्लास लाई बाल दिएर ।" रतन: "भै हाल्छ नि साथी!!") This is Ratan.

Then I shared this idea with one of friends Shail Shrestha(....he is always showing his stupid teeth). This concept-man also loved my concept. One friend (not from our class) even mocked this concept. After few days, we started making video for the Ad with Chahana Sigdel and Shail in the roles but without proper plannings. I don't know about Shail (for he is mainly interested in creating concepts and direction) but Chahana was very much willing to do the video. When me and Ratan approached her with proposal, she was so happy. She went among her friends screaming "I'm in!"

We started with photo shoot (from KU to Talu Danda). Chahana really gave nice poses (I don't mean Shail didn't gave good poses, he is also equally nice in this matter.). Our inexperience and lack of understanding between friends came in the way to obstruct everything and it was over after few days. It was pack-up for about 2 semesters. Although the theme is same, the story line and scene sequences are all new. I wish you'll not dislike the video.

About the Video:
A very short, both romantic and funny video(1 min. 25 secs.), made by KU students (2009) with Parbat Thapa (Electrical Engineering 4th/last year) in the scene....Poem narration by Ratan Aanad Karna, background score by Diwas Manandhar and Parbat Thapa, editing by Shekhar KC and me, camera by Prem Tshering Sherpa and, scene selection, photography direction, script, concept and direction by me.(hahahaha.. I am crediting myself for so many works... but it doesn't matter...). It was a good homework before making the video, so we completed shooting within 1-2 hours.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

सहयात्री !

तिमीलाई लिएर यात्रा गरिरहेको म
यो जन्जाल देखी थाकेको तिम्रो शिरलाई
मेरो काँधमा अडाएर म यो गाडीसँगै
अघी बढीरहन्छु ।।

यो साँघुरोपन देखि बाफिएको तिम्रो शरीर
र, तिम्रो निदारमा फुटेका ति पसिनाका ढिकाहरुलाई
शितल सासले फुकिदिँदै,
पुछिदिँदै
अनि साहारा नपाएर लत्रिएका
तिम्रा ति कोरिएका हातलाई
मेरो हातले थामेर
एकै गतिमा गुड्न नजान्ने यो गाडीसँगै
अघी बढीरहन्छु ।।

तिम्रै शिरदेखी झरेर
तिम्रै कोमल गाला घोचिरहेका
ति कपालहरुलाई
तिम्रो कान पछाडि सिउरिदिएर
घरीघरी पल्टिन खोजिरहने यो गाडीसँगै
अघी बढीरहन्छु ।।

तिमी बिउँझदा
तिमीले आफ्नो हिँजो बिर्सिसकेकी हुनेछौ,
तिम्रा शरीरका घाउहरु
टालिँदै गरेका हुनेछन् ,
त्यो झ्यालबाट शितल हावा छिर्दा
तिमी मन्द हावामा खेलिरहेको
सुन्दर फूलजस्तै देखिनेछ्यौ ,
फेरी तिमी हाँस्न थाल्नेछ्यौ,
नाच्न थाल्नेछ्यौ,
र त्यो शितल हावा मै हुनेछु,
अनि तिमी
-मेरी प्रेमिका !

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Walk in Kathmandu

After attending one of Koshish Abhiyan Programs at Martin Chautari, I took a bus to Kantipur Publication wherefrom I collected money of my two published articles (at Post Platform). (Please don't think that I am advertising myself. I just want to maintain flow in the story) Again it was time to take a vehicle to Sukedhara. Instantly I came with an idea to make a walk though it is not healthy to make in the city of Kathmandu. I am very much vulnerable to water-borne and air-borne diseases. But I decided to fight this idea.

I covered my face (it would be proper to say nose and mouth) with scarf though it does not filter the air, turned the cap back and took out the camera from my (medium trekking like) bag. I usually carry this bag so that I shouldn’t have to carry those non-degradable plastic bags. It’s always nice, useful and worthy to start from home than talking nonsense (like our politicians). Covering my face would benefit me in other ways also. It would lessen away my hesitation midst of my stupid countrymen. I thought the photos could be useful later also. And it proved much worthy recently.

Our department guest teacher/ lecturer Sten Brand, a Norwegian young man, who is helping us with some multimedia tools, gave us group assignments of making photo-narration video. Me and my Popas(Project Partners) Gaurav Devkota and Shail Shrestha had a kind of compulsion to give a topic to the teacher without making plan. I had those photos stored in a DVD and planned to use them in this small 1-2 minutes project. We got about two weeks time for a two minute video. At this length of time Clint Eastwood would have completed half of the shooting of his movie. (I am not sure but I think I had read somewhere that he had made his Oscar Winner movie “Million Doller Baby” within just 35 days.)

For about 11 days we remained completely out of touch with the project. It was another rush hour after that. I stay at hostel and my Popas daily travel from Kathmandu. We selected photos and Popas took the responsibility of making music + narration Audio for it. Gaurav gave a sweet narration but with bit rush to maintain flow with the music (Kathamandu by Bob Segel). Due to load-shedding problem, it was difficult for them to make the video. So they made a sample video and handed everything over to me for the final editing and output.

Yesterday I stayed till 1 am and completed the video using my dear Movie Maker. We were not permitted to use other editing software. I always use/used ULead for video editing purposes and I am/was not used to with it. Yesterday it was so dearest to me. It was making my computer hang time and again still I was using it with care and love and request.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 1pm. Shekhar the front-man boy of our class, both in work and study, first agreed to show his group’s video. (watch his video). It was the best video amongst all- and it was the beginning. So we decided to show our at last (ha ha ha ha ha ha). But it was not that bad at all after- all…. though it was an eleventh hour product. Lets cheer Popas!!!



Media Studies- 4th sem,

Saturday, May 9, 2009

बज्र- सिरिश

(-मेरो काइ स्वोरमा)
B E F# E
सुकेको पातको एक सर्कोले...
खोये बिर्केको एक घुट्कोले....
E F#
आकाशमा उड्दै छु म,
बादलमा डुल्दैछु म,
B E F# E
हान्यो हान्यो मलाई बज्र हान्यो ....

हातको कालो मैलो डल्लोले
आगोमाथिको त्यो धुलोले
आकाशमा उड्दै छु म,
बादलमा डुल्दैछु म,
हान्यो हान्यो मलाई बज्र हान्यो ....
(Enjoy)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

साईबर संसारसँग गुनासो

अल्छि लागेको बेला
एसैको साथ हुन्छु म
कहिले यो सँग हाँस्दै
कहिले शान्त,
कहिले अशान्त,
मेरो हरपल को साथी
साईबर सन्सार ।।

यो कसैको भेदभाव गर्दैन
च्यान्टी, मोटी, हिस्सी, सुन्दरी, कुरुप
सबैलाई समेटेको छ एस्ले,
समाजमा छुट्टै भाउ दिएको छ तिनलाई,
जोसुकै एस्को अवसर प्रयोग गर्न सक्छन्
छोटा छोटा लुगा लाउने बानी छ भने ।।

समाजमा नारीवाद जति नै चर्क्योस्,
भेदभावका कुरा जति नै उठुन्,
नेपाली नारी कल्पिँदा
एउटा भद्र नारी,
एउटा सुशिल नारी
ओहोरदोहोर गर्छिन
मेरो मानसपटलमा,
जो रातको ठमेलसँग अपरीचित छिन्,
र, जसमा प्रशस्तै छन्
कता कता लाजहरु,
आमामा हुनेपर्ने गुनहरु,
किनभने पेट भोको हुँदा कहिले काहीँ
मन भर्न आमा चाहिन्छ ।

फेरी विषय वस्तुमा प्रवेश गर्दा
त्यही साईबर सन्सार ,
मोडलिङ् कला मान्छ एसले
तर कतै देख्दिन म
कलाको व्यापार भईरहेको ।।

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Explore photography

What I learn after having own a DSLR for a year already- you are simply not a good photographer by just holding it. Couple months later I had own it, I was in the mood to replace it with another new and expensive for I felt like already done every bests of it and still unsatisfied with the quality it was giving. I also felt like trying most of the stuffs Rajbhai Suwal had preached in a small seminar. But I hadn't tried actually.

I spent previous couple of months watching really good movies ranging from Ghajini- the worst starring my Indian favorite Amir Khan to Oscar- winner Slum-dog Millionaire. I also watched best cinematography and photography packed Bandit Queen (I think 1995, Hindi) to 1975 Oscar winner One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest. Slum-dog Millionaire and Bandit Queen were impressively great from photography point of view. I thought of trying them in still photography and felt like done it. Yes I have done it. I have started doing photography from that perspective. I am no more wishing to go Pokhara for beautiful pictures. "Keen Insight"- my father had told about creative writing and it does applies for photography and almost all stuffs where real ART can be practiced.

So friends do not run from those holding DSLRs. Feel great to click with your 1 megapixel cellphone camera. Do not judge a photo by resolution and megapixel- it's what DSLR can only give. Rest is yours. First explore photography. I have already started doing it. All the best!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

संसार भुलाउँछु


आँखाहरु त्येसै त्येसै पल्टिन खोजिरहेछन्
हिजोका शिखर चढ्ने जोसहरु न्यानो कम्मलमुनी छन्
एक्लो निर्बल छु म आज बाँकी संसार सबल दौडिरहेछ
छेउका एक रास किताबले आज सार्है गिज्याइरहेछन् ।

आफ्नै आँखाका तेजलाई पनि इख जस्तो देख्छु
संसार एक्लै जित्न खोज्छु
तर आज खोइ केले हो खुट्टा तानिरहेछ
सोच बोधो भएको छ
शरिर बोधो भएको छ
आज,
संगै रम्ने साथीलाई पनि बिख जस्तो देक्छु ।

रोकियिँदैन योगेश बैध्य पनि
'सपना भुलाई सारा' कराइ रहेछ बारबार
शिथिल पारी सक्यो यो आवाजले ,
चम्किलो बत्ती निभाएर फेरी यही आवाजलाई गुन्जाउँछु म,
अनि मधुरो प्रकाश भित्र म तिम्रो तस्विर झिक्छु
मुस्काउँछु,
हाँस्छु,
रमाउँछु,
अनि संसार भुलाउँछु ।।