June 10, 2010
Prof Dr Mohan Lohani
Dear Prof. Lohani
Some journalists do write on the basis of “consideration” and Bikash Thapa too seems to be drifting towards that. Meaning if the subject of news is unable to make him happy, then the news will come out in a different light and vice versa. In one of his write ups a few weeks back Bikash Thapa unashamedly advocated that Arjun Karki should be given the position of executive chairperson of Upper Tamakoshi project after badmouthing the current incumbent who is there on ex-officio basis from NEA. Without even bothering to establish that this person is qualified for that position and also ignoring due process which has to be both competitive and transparent, he unfairly criticized Energy Minister for failing to appoint Arjun Karki in that position. Obviously, he was pleading the case for some consideration.
For me, I cannot be deterred by such a person and, therefore, Bikash Thapa will not succeed to deter me from my “crusade”.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Mohan Lohani [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 8:25
To: Ratna Sansar Shrestha
Subject: Re: FW: ...thought Kantipur didn't indulge in yellow journalism
Dear Ratna Sansarji,
It is sad to read articles like this in the Kantipur,a well know vernacular daily ,which is trying to indulge in' yellow journalism'.I have failed to understand why Bikash Thapa who writes quite frequently about Nepal's energy crisis with particular focus on hydorelectric power projects has dragged yu into this Khimti quagmire.
Tks and regds,
--- On Mon, 6/7/10, Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Ratna Sansar Shrestha email@example.com
Subject: FW: ...thought Kantipur didn't indulge in yellow journalism
To: "Ratna Sansar Shrestha" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday, June 7, 2010, 10:25 AM