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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

International training school on ABC: Day 1

I was at the international training school on Atmospheric brown clouds (ABC) held in Kathmandu yesterday. The international school held every two years, by internationally prominent atmospheric scientists, provide a theoretical background and an overview of current knowledge on various aspects of atmospheric brown clouds and climate change. The fourth of its kind, this school is led by Dr. Mark Lawrence (MPIC-Germany), Dr. Maheswar Rupakheti (AIT-UNEP RRC.AP, Thailand), and Dr. Arnico Panday (U. Virginia, USA).


Monday, 21 March 2011

Holi hai!

Holi began with a rather lazy start of a day with breakfast in bed, mildly irritated by the loud music blaring off speakers in the neighbourhood, as I surfed the internet in bed. Yes, I have lights on Saturday and Sunday for a few hours. Thank you NEA!

Post lunch, Dhungel phoned to say that he was on his way to pick me up to "do something this Holi with the home boys". Repulsed at the idea of having to duck my way onto the pickup point with rooftops festering with kids and exuberant adults, who'd be more than happy to tip a bucket of fetid water over or hurl plastic bag projectiles at passersby, I left the sanctity of my bed. :) Continued…

Sunday, 6 March 2011

learning to click

This is my first post for 2011! This year, the reasons (read excuses)  have been numerous.

  1. writer's block
  2. limited electricity (16 hours or is it 18? Heck I have given up counting)
  3. trouble finding my niche: I dabble with technology, while I have an egging  for the environment and literature.
  4. Very close friends of mine got hitched. I had to be part of their merriment. Afterall they were giving up a major portion of their lives into servitude :)
  5. I have found a new hobby  - photography; and have been reading/researching incessantly on it. Continued…

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