Kathmandu hasn’t changed a bit in those nearly two months (not that I was expecting it to anyway). There are some upgrading(or downgrading) going on the streets and it looks all messy. As always the traffic is messed up big time. I was stuck in in traffic for a long time on the day I arrived here. It took me 3.5 hours to reach Kathmandu from Abu Dhabi which is like 3000+ km and than it takes 2 hours to reach my home from airport which is 12 km away. I wish the imagination of flying cars were real. I think it would take less than 5 minutes to reach anywhere inside the city hola which would save everybody’s time and also maybe keep the blood pressure in control. I think one of the reason of the increasing blood pressure among the city dwellers(besides the “fresh” sweets and other edible products in Kathmandu) is the traffic. Speaking of saving time, why is this internet so fucking slow. I mean it feels like the world is going on in slow motion around here.
Its been 3 days already and I still have not adjusted to the time settings. Its four in the morning and I don’t even feel like sleeping. I think I could just get out of this warm cozy bed right now and go to my office, if only I had one..hehe. The other day I saw this Nepali movie poster called “Devyani”. As usual the actor is Nikhil Uprety and he has this name of a girl written on his chest soaked in his blood. My expression?? It was..yes..”WTF”..You see the poster and who can figure out what the movie is about. I don’t know when will these Kollywood directors come out of the Bollywood limbo. Those were the themes of 80s. It may have looked fine during that era but nobody does that any more. There isn’t much passion in love (or film making for that matter) anymore. It just doesn’t exist. And Nepali movies are such a disgrace to cinematic art. Talking about Nepali movies, there are basically 3 categories of it, I think. 1) The Rajesh Hamal/Nikhil Uprety and of course Rekha Thapa starrers and with lots of dhisum dhisum and running around on top of a hill on some excotic location of Jomsom and Mustang and singing about…yes,,, Love and will have no story. 2) Movies with new age feel and always and let me remind you “always” starring Karma ki k ho tesko naam, Vinay, Namrata Shrestha, which may have a story but always end up becoming a triangular love story. 3) The documentary types that only gets screened during film festivals like KIMFF and SAFF and if they somehow manage to impress the audience there, will eventually make it to the silver screen only to be rejected..hehe. I feel we are not even supposed to make any movies at all or if we really want to, we need some really talented guys out here who are actually passionate about film making. Btw, I wanted to watch “Acharya” though. I hope that was better for god’s sake. Also, there was this guy who made “Numafung”..something Subba. That movie was okay. I think he runs some project in Kathmandu and is directing some movie called “Goodbye Kathmandu” rey.
And yesterday, I went to Salsa party at SDA. Everyone was so happy to see me(everyone as in, those I knew hehe) or at least thats what I would like to think. I felt so “welcomed”. I missed Salsa while I was in Dublin and everyone in SDA. These young guys who come to SDA are awesome dancers plus the ambience is so warm out there that it feels like home. I think I had forgotten the steps but I was okay for social dancing. There is one big salsa festival in December. Totally being a part of it. I am thinking about take “Bachata” classes. I love Bachata.
Almost, 530 so and I can feel my eye lids getting heavier. Must be my time to sleep hola. So, I’ll just stop it here and start a movie to give myself sometime before falling asleep till noon.. hehe. Goodmorning folks..!! 🙂