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The Weather Will Be Clear Today and Tomorrow

The Weather Will Be Clear Today and Tomorrow M A N U B R A J A K I Nepal Radio: ears! Nepal Television: eyes! Sri Nepal Video Player: brains! In a developing country, having a video player in each house is not a luxury but a matter of civil rights. I've finally discovered this: once you have ears and eyes, you must next have brains in order to think, reflect, and develop. Yesterday, to jiggle some brains, my friend Bimal demanded, "Come! Bring a partner! We'll watch a new kind of film in a completely new way. Be there at one--and that's a . m. , not p . m. , you lout." Since my wife wasn't in town, I arrived alone. The video had already started. Bimal came out when I knocked. "You're alone?" "Who could I bring?" He beckoned me in reluctantly. "Never mind, come." A blue movie was playing. As with "yellow journalism," there's no term in the Nepali language for "blue movie." How can there be a name for something without a history? But there will be one shortly; and our priests won't be long in performing naming rituals for it. My eyes slowly adjusted to the darkness of the room. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

The Weather Will Be Clear Today and Tomorrow

Manoa , Volume 13 (2) – Oct 1, 2001

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M A N U B R A J A K I Nepal Radio: ears! Nepal Television: eyes! Sri Nepal Video Player: brains! In a developing country, having a video player in each house is not a luxury but a matter of civil rights. I've finally discovered this: once you have ears and eyes, you must next have brains in order to think, reflect, and develop. Yesterday, to jiggle some brains, my friend Bimal demanded, "Come! Bring a partner! We'll watch a new kind of film in a completely new way. Be there at one--and that's a . m. , not p . m. , you lout." Since my wife wasn't in town, I arrived alone. The video had already started. Bimal came out when I knocked. "You're alone?" "Who could I bring?" He beckoned me in reluctantly. "Never mind, come." A blue movie was playing. As with "yellow journalism," there's no term in the Nepali language for "blue movie." How can there be a name for something without a history? But there will be one shortly; and our priests won't be long in performing naming rituals for it. My eyes slowly adjusted to the darkness of the room.

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 2001

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