Monthly Archives: May 2010

Last minute compromise

Yesterday was a long day. After spending whole morning with street kids, I swung by the parliament building to see if there were any crowd gathering as the deadline for extension of the term of the parliament, the Constituent Assembly (CA), approaches at midnight. Since the assembly failed to draft  the country’s new constitution, it […]

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Ryutaro Japanese young people never have such a passion in politics… I believe young Japanese in Meiji Era had such a passion and it led the revolution. We’ll see the young people in the photo will shape the future someday.

Kuni Takahashi Yes if Japanese youth has the passion toward politics, the society would have been much better. I wish Japanese mass-media do better job reporting the things which really matters and educate people to the right directions.

Festival of rainy god

Political situation is still uncertain in Kathmandu until the meeting among the parties over the extension of deadline for the finalization of new Constitution reaches conclusion, hopefully before midnight today which is the deadline to avoid huge disappointment and mass protest by people . Between keeping eyes on the situation and following street kids, I […]

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Street kids in Kathmandu

The deadline for the finalization of Nepal’s new Constitution is coming up soon on this Friday. It was said that Prime Minister may declare a state of emergency if the Constituent Assembly (CA) fails to deliver it by the due date. Maoist rebels, who left jungles and made peace deal in 2006 and even won […]

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Work like a coolie, Live like a prince

Arrived in Delhi this afternoon after spending 4 days in Kashmir for a couple of assignments. Lower 10 degree (celsius) to mid-40….what a gap in just one hour and a half flight! The hotel room in Srinagar was quite cold and I was sleeping in electric blanket last night. Not even 12 hours later here […]

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Lens stolen

Got one of my lenses stolen from check-in luggage during Kenya Airway’s flight from Nairobi to Mumbai. I know it’s not smart to keep equipment in check-in luggage but I can’t carry everything on a plane. I usually carry on 2 camera bodies, 2 lenses and a laptop with me so I can still do […]

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Joe Well, Kuni in Africa things like this do happen and you need to be equally wary of checked-in luggage in India. $1200 is a lot of money…and I suppose the folk who stole the lens won’t even know the value, such a pity.

Kuni Takahashi Well said…It’s a photographer’s dilemma how we carry our equipment for traveling. Obviously, we can’t carry “everything” as carry-on. Some equipment have to be checked in. There are some useful responses in lightstalers if you are interested in –
http://www.lightstalkers.org/posts/stolen-item-from-checked-in-luggage