Tweet that Festival
There is no calendar on my wall. The only calendar I have is in the cloud, Google Calendar. It is also synced with my Outlook in my desktop. Every event that I need to attend to, every reoccurring things I do monthly/yearly, every bills I have to pay, every meeting I have to attend, Google reminds me. It has been a real convenience.
I don’t have a patro (पात्रो) or that matter even a bhitte-patro (भित्ते-पात्रो). Forget it – I don’t have a regular calendar hung up in my wall. And for that I, if now always then most of the times, forget the festivities in Nepal. I don’t know when Indrajatra (इन्द्रजात्रा) is. When is yomari punhi (योमरी पुन्ही)? I wouldn’t know when Nepal is celebrating Holi (होली), I even forget Nepalese new year. Yes, I read. I read about them, in the news, about a day later. In this regard I feel I am not in the loop, I don’t know what is going on in Nepal, until I read the news a day later, I’d care less about the politics in Nepal, but I miss festivals the most. Not just Tihar (तिहार) and Dashain (दशैं), but all of them. I know I can’t and and wouldn’t celebrate them here and now, but I’d like to know that it is happening, and my family back home is celebrating.
Then I thought, “Wouldn’t it be nice and convenient, if there was something that would send me a notification, a tweet or SMS for everyday there is an event, a festival in Nepal?” As far as I know there is nothing like. So with my unemployment, my free time I created a twitter account, that will tweet everyday provided there is an event/festival (I am familiar with).
So, if you are subscribed to or following @AmINepali, you will be informed via a tweet, and if you have activated your phone on twitter like I have, then you will even be reminded via SMS.
Follow @AmINepali on twitter and get informed about the Festival’s of Nepal.