Stories on Leadership

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January 17, 2011: The HR Meet, patented and organized annually by Growth Sellers Private Limited, is to be held this year on 24th February, Thursday. Every year HR Meet is organized with a number of participants from various sectors including business and non-profit organizations.  

The only Human Resource meet of its kind has been held for three consecutive years so far. The theme for HR Meet 2011 is: 'Learn from the Leaders'.

And appropriate to the theme, the program will be led by two of the world leaders, in their respective fields. One of the top ranking motivational and management expert who also ranks in the fourth position in Sales Management Professional in the world, Mr. Barry Maher, who is also author of the book “Filling The Glass” listed as one of the world’s seven essential business books by The Librarian along with other influential HR Leader Mr. Sanjay Muthal listed among 50 influential leaders in India, will hold sessions for the Nepali professionals in this year's edition. Also Spiritual educator Mr. L.P. Bhanu will be one of the esteemed resource persons. Managers from several SAARC nations are  expected to participate in this program as per several correspondences received.

HR Manager of the year 2010

HR Meet is the perfect platform to discuss HR issues as well as strengthening and empowering the HR community for future. For the same purpose, starting last year, HR Meet has been highlighted by the award: HR Manager of the year.

The nominations for the award for the year 2010 is open, with number of entries already received so far.

Neeta Rana, HR Manager of Golchha organization, had won the award for the year 2009.

Anybody can file the nominations, for HR Manager of 2010. However, nobody is allowed to nominate their own name.

Nomination form can be downloaded at



Detail on Barry Maher:

Detail on Sanjay Muthal:

For participation on HR meet 2011:


Dolakha has it all for the inquiring and the attentive. If you are with someone who knows the area like his palm-lines, there is every chance that you will soon understand the changing ethos of the place. The town's neat and well-regulated life steeped in age-old traditions. The fresh air, the tourist spots that are almost voluble about their ancient tales, and the simple, believing people immediately send to rest the typical desperation of the resident of a metropolis. Perhaps that is why the Maoists spared the town, influenced by the spell of its feminine beauty.

In ancient times when Nepal had a profitable trade relationship with Tibet, this was the route that merchants used. It was then that this town rose to prosperity. There are still some houses belonging to those times. According to some locals, the town has more or less faithfully maintained its past appearance.
Apparently, as soon as trade and commerce dried up, Dolakha ceased to age. Despite the time-ravaged houses, the town is young, and so are its sons who constitute one of the most reliable work forces for odd jobs in the capital. When Laxman was injured and the great ape-god Hanuman was asked to bring a certain medicinal herb for the rescue, the mighty ape-god hovered on the sky above Dolakha, say the locals. Probably the beauty of the region dulled his sense of judgement and he ended up taking a chunk of a hill near the Gaurishanker mountain. "You can still see a chunk missing there," says Rakesh Shrestha of Ccho-Rolpa Tours and Tavels. And even though you cannot clearly make out the pointed spot due to the distance, you will be surprised to find that your mind has all of a sudden acquired extra creativity. In a flash of a second, you have conjured up the image of the ape-god performing that wondrous feat. That is not all. The Bhimeswor temple is not a new name to the god-fearing throughout the nation. People pour in every week from the capital and from various other districts to offer prayers to the God. During their visit, they don't forget to ask one famous question, "Is the God sweating?" For they all have heard that if Bhimeswor sweats, that means something big is to happen. And that may be good or bad. Legend has it that the despairing Lord Shiva traveled though this area, carrying the corpse of His beloved Sati Devi. The corpse of the goddess had decayed so badly that a piece of her flesh detached and fell down the gorges immediately north of Dolakha. Thus sprang up the temple of Tripura Sundari. Talk to the priest and he will confide that a certain golden icon was stolen from this beautiful temple years ago. Hence, the misfortune that has befallen the country ever since. Though decrepit with lack of maintenance, the Manjushree Park. will spring up to life as soon as you step in. It will start whispering love-poetry through the branches of its old and wise trees. If you have an inclination to pen down verses, you might even end up writing some poems. But be careful, the ground is slippery. The dry grass will try its best to upset your balance. But then, it is a harmless mischief. Even if you slip and fall down six times or even a dozen times as I did, don't curse the area. For there are forest-gods hovering around, and you might end-up infuriating them.
Quite naturally, as Dolakha has been at peace since a long time. And the logic of conflict is something that they cannot understand, unless as some form of madness, spiritual illness, or moral pestilence.

महावीर पुन संग सम्वनधीत बिभिन्न सामाग्रीहरु संकलन गरिएकाे छ । यि सामाग्रीहरु स्राेत खुलाएर पून प्रयाेग गर्न सकिने छ ।  

फाेटाे बादल/ ज्ञवाली स्टाेरी साइकल 

स्केच रविन्द्र मानन्धर 

Telling Better Stories: Strengthening Digital Journalists’ Skills in Nepal 

StoryCycle and the British Embassy in Nepal are pleased to announce a series of journalism workshops for digital journalists on 17-18 August and 19 August. The workshops are free to attend and will be delivered by former Guardian journalist Laura Oliver, Mohan Mainali, Editor of South Asia Check and other experienced media professionals. The options are as follows:

1) Digital journalism - latest trends and practices

2) Tools for better storytelling


1) Digital journalism - latest trends and practices

(Space limited to 10 participants)

What we will cover:

- How to tell better stories for digital outlets. How to be productive as a news reporter. How to tailor your headlines and news story for digital outlets to increase your audience. The trainer will share experience from newsrooms of digital outlets. 

- How to write for social media. How to promote stories on social media. 

- How to handle user-generated content and verify the facts. How to verify news, photos, video and audio published on social media. 


2) Tools for better storytelling

(Space limited to 10 participants)

What we will cover:

- How to write for digital outlets.

- How to collect and verify data for informed storytelling.

- How to use maps for better storytelling.

- Familiarisation with tools and apps for data journalism. 

- Session on how to create infographics.

About Laura Oliver

Laura Oliver is a freelance journalist, digital consultant and trainer with a background in social media for newsrooms and working with audiences.

She was previously head of social and communities at the Guardian (UK), where she led a team of journalists focused on sourcing, verifying and telling stories with social media, and building online communities around key topics, geographies and interests.

Since becoming freelance she has trained journalists at the BBC and Financial Times, written for NPR, the Guardian and numerous specialist news websites.


About  Mohan Mainali

Mohan Mainali is the editor of southasiacheck, Nepal's only fact-checking initiative that has introduced the concept of fact-checking to Nepali journalism.

Mainali has travelled extensively to remote corners of Nepal on reporting assignments. Such assignments form the basis of his features and investigative reports published in Nepali and international media, documentaries and books. His documentaries include: The Living of Jogimara, Puneko Pant and Timber to Tibet, among others.

Mainali has two books to his credit. Upallo Thalo (2012) is a travelogue through which readers become familiar with the lives of people living in Nepal's remote mountainous areas. His book Mantha Darayeko Jug (2015) is a journalist’s account of non-combatant victims of Nepal's decade-long internal war.

Application Form

10 proffessional digital journalists will be selected for each workshop. Interested candidate may apply for the workshop using this application form.

Deadline : August 5, 2017

We will notify the successful candidates on August 10, 2017.

For more details,

Please contact Samita Kapali at , The workshops are free to attend, but places are limited.