Friday, November 14, 2008

The Top 7 Worst and Notorious Websites in Nepal

Some of my readers suggested me to make a story on the Worst yet notorious Websites originated from within Nepal. Didn't matter even if it's hosted on US servers. In fact there is no single server in Nepal hosted that way except some low-end, poorly maintained intranet and locally limited network infrastructure. It took me approximately 3 weeks to study some notoriously popular websites in Nepal and finally I'm able to come up with this article.

This article is purely based upon my research and hereby want to clarify there is no egoism and vengeance involved. I read other hundreds of links to confirm and support my verdict on the 'Top 7 Worst Websites in Nepal'.

Anyone affiliated with the following websites should take it as a measure of improvement and constructive criticism rather than fuming on what's written here.

Lets start with something as an example to make you understand what the theme of this post is. Check this out: www.ikissyou.org

Once you checked the site, you must be thinking "what's so special out there?". Lemme tell you, the Turkish guy Mahir Cagri on that site is 'Cyber Celebrity' and the credit goes to his awkwardly designed site ikissyou.org. Once his site broke record of millions of hits a day, I don't know how. Despite his degraded English written on his site, it was so popular during 1999. I don't know how. Ever since, he has been interviewed numerous times in medias. Even on their national/international TV channels, I don't know how. His eccentric website gave him name and fame. This is my theme for today. I'm talking about some of the worst yet notoriously popular sites originated from Nepal. I call them luck-favored, fluke winner.

I, hereby, starting my article's main nugget.

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1. mysansar.com
2. nepalnews.com
3. muncha.com
4. yomari.com
5. sajha.com
6. nepalvista.com
7. thamel.com

1. mysansar.com : You must've heard an urban saying, 'Many people read craps, many people do craps,many people eat craps'. Well this site is one of the blogs if you've read, then is crap. The author has self-proclaimed testimony awarded to him by himself as the first blogger of the First Nepali blog in Nepal. To your amusement, he is in a strong jest to prove all his readers not a reader but bunch of fools and douche bags. Look at his blog Title, 'This is not a news site, it's blog'. He thinks readers can't differentiate between news and blog articles. He delivers news all the time through his blog, yet his blog headers sound different and hilarious. I've chuckled many times on this stupidity, but not any more, I'm used to it.

According to some sources, his blog's popularity picked up during people's revolution which threw away King's throne in vain. He then posted pictures of clashes and fed news hungry Nepalese living abroad with prompt news and latest pictures. But it's cynical on his self-claiming that his blog is Nepal's first blog in Nepalese language. To my knowledge, I was reading other Nepalese blog and sites before his blog. Obviously he is truly a big time liar.

The guy who expects to be the author of the first Nepali blog, has actually started his blog's title in English alphabet. Isn't that way hypocritical? On top of his posts based upon politically biased news and informations, he also backed baseless facts like 'Peepal-leaf powered Cellphone', he dishonored the benefits of VOIP, a latest and vibrant technology in use today. There are so many other posts where he falsified many facts and forced people to believe his saying. Truly, this blogger is out of mind stupid who curses his employers, advertisers and yet notoriously popular. I wouldn't say Mysansar.com sucks directly but the reality is his site gets thousands of hits a day.

2. nepalnews.com : More than 7 years ago, Mercantile started a simple sister site called nepalnews.com for publishing news online. Mercantile is one of Nepal's old Internet Service Providers. The CEO of Mercantile thinks himself as Bill Gates of Nepal. When people of Nepal were getting a word or two about Internet, they started their news site. Nobody had dared to start a site because it was way expensive then. It was only to someone's reach like big organizations or richy rich person. Starting website was of great respect and almost unimaginable for ordinary people. Mercantile instead of removing that disbelief, increased the gap. They charged people with high rates for their services. They didn't do anything to ease rather proved the technology as the most expensive thing after GOLD. While reading news about then India's progress on IT always envied me.

What started as a simple news publishing site is now more uglier and cluttered than ever. They bear a reputation of being Nation's only site which started delivering news but look at their sites security. This site has been hacked several times. Ever since crackers hacked into their boxes and wiped out entire video collections relevant to their news, they are now hosted on YouTube. They don't hire skilled manpower to safeguard their online services.
You can find several grammatical errors, poorly written articles and unstructured content and dead archives. This is not a personal site, it's read nationally and internationally. They should've considered on that.
On other note, this site is visited tremendously everyday and I wouldn't say nepalnews.com sucks.

3. muncha.com : This is Country's old online shopping store. Actually, munchahouse.com was later on superseded by muncha.com, short and sweet name.
It became more vague, cluttered and mismanaged. They targeted rich and content buyers by charging more on their products. Online purchasing is usually cheaper than real-life business. On the contrary, muncha.com sells more expensive stuffs and it seems they rarely update their price listing. When they deliver/ship the product, there is delivery charge which is hidden and unknown to buyers. This site is a total disgrace to be the nation's one of the online shopping stores. The pricing is astronomical and unbelievable. Yet, it's one of the most talked and visited sites.

4. yomari.com : Yomari is one of the oldest web solution providers meaning, they build websites, help creating MIS services, data mining etc. They've big names under their clients according to them.
Yomari in 1998

If you've eagle-eyed on their latest Site where they've stated, they founded their company in 2004 which is actually a big lie. In fact, this company has been into existence since 1998. During this period, they've managed to grab many opportunities to create websites of private companies and government. If you've seen Nepal's government sites being hacked by Iranian crackers and ever wondered who might have finished those sites, well it's YOMARI. Their websites are the most hacked, unsecured and unreliable.

As one report stated, their management is also filled with self-centered and abusing officials. If it were in USA, one might have already pressed charge against them but that is Nepal. They are very notorious for employee abuse.

If you are planning to buy their services, I want you to read this thread below:
Yomari abuses it's employee unimaginably
You don't wanna get services from a company which is dictatorial to it's employees and unaccountable to it's clients. Yet, this is the most sought after web company. It's employees think yomari.com sucks bigtime.

5. sajha.com : This is one of the ugliest Nepalese websites I've ever seen. It is atrociously cluttered and hard to navigate, improper design and very grotesque.

The navigation is so cluttered that it looks like somebody might have spit with disgrace. Whoever has designed this site, I compare it with his mind's structure.

Other than that, this site is extremely inclusive and it has everything of interest to read on. It has live forum,chat,photo albums, everything to spend good time upon.

This is another massively visited site. But I never pay first visit on this site except some search engine result pages pointing to this site.

6. nepalvista.com : This is one of the oldest sites which specifically reviews Nepalese websites and awards them with it's own Badge. Way back, when bloggers asked this site to review their blogs, they denied simply because they didn't know about blogs. Irony, they've their own blogs now a days. They started reviewing blogs too. Hilarious but the truth.

The problem with this site is it doesn't do good reviews. They are focused on biased and emotional reviews. Many of their 'Site of the Month' or 'Site of the year' are dead and they don't really care to weed it out. So, this proves how immature their reviews are and how unprofessional their awards are which they keep doing on mushrooming sites without much research. I've already mentioned they do this biased and emotional.

Other than that, I wouldn't say Nepalvista.com sucks. Yet it's one of the most visited sites during it's time. You can still find collection of Nepalese site listed, don't go for their reviews though.

7. thamel.com : This site used to look good. It does,according to it's domain name, sound like it's only about Thamel, but that's not. I would tag it as a chameleon. I've been seeing this site changing it's color and service all the times. Few years ago, It looked like an online stores, sometimes it looks like Gift store, now a days you can see they are offering loan to NRN(Non-Resident Nepalese), dead link to their so called online banking.. Yeap, so much hiccups to get their services. What would you do, if you sent money and the next day, their link was dead from where you sent money?

One of my readers told me, that he tried to send money through thamel.com but later had to end up arguing to get his money back. He almost lost hope for his money because neither receiver received money and nor he's properly informed. Their customer support, I guess, is horrible.

Other than that, it's one of the most visited sites in Nepal. May be because it's the only place in Nepal where Tourists flock at first as soon as they come to this country. Back to their homes, their memories from Thamel must excite them to type thamel.com instinctively.

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This ends my reviews on the worst and notoriously popular Nepalese websites. If you guys have anything to share more on this, I'll compile and constantly update this article giving due credit to your words.


Thank you for reading my post.

29 comments:

Frustrated with nepali sites said...

I would like to add following:

cosmicair.com : I opened this site march 2008. I was happy to see "Online Reservation" in home page. But there is only year 2007. Then I mailed them, but no reply.
Then I asked my friend in Delhi to book ticket form me as booking ticket in ktm and sending b courier is not safe beause i have only 1 week time. Finally I got my ticket from my Delhi's friend by courier.



Now my google chrome browser says its not safe to visit this site.

www.idocall.com : i bought pc to phone account from this site for 5$. when i paid 5$ from paypal error page came and i didnt get an userid/password. i mailed them many times and wrote my comments on feedback form also but no reply. after 2-3 months i got mail from them saying that there sevice has been resumed. I replied them saying i didn't get any userid/password from them. the they gave me userid/password. it was working fine for sometime. after few weeks i can hear ringing tone but no one receive call. but when i call same person by my mobile they said they said they didn't receive any call.

SLC result: on on my friend came from nepal to admit his brother in +2. He called me when i was in office and game me his brothers symbol no. and asked me to get prinout of result. then i searched in google for "slc result nepal" . I opened goverment site moe.gov.np, it has 2063 result only, no 2065 result. may be goverment officers are sleeping sice 2003.
then i opened ntc site, it shows only marks obtained but doesn't show full marks. it means i have to say this and this is the full marks for this annd ths subject to principal of college.
then i opened educationsansar.com, it shows marks obtained and full marks. there is a print option near the marks and i clicked there, but it printed whole page with all advertisement and marks printed in in pages :-) finally i didnt try for any other site and copy paste marks from educationsansar.com to MS Word and printed from there withou any adverisement in 1 page.

http://www.royalnepal-airlines.com: when i checked flight shedule it shows in airport code. Does this site meant for airlines staff? Or general public most know airport code?


About mysansar.commain thing i dont't like is author puts photos in video slideshow so that he can earn money from revver.

My coudin had a baby and he went to bharatpur municipility office with birth registration certificate form printed and downloaded from municipility website, but municipility officers told him that he must fill the form given by municipility office not the one which he downloaded. i dont understand why municipility office put forms in their website.

Having broken liks is coomon in nepali website. if you want some information be sure that they wont reply ur mail or feedback you posted through the site.

There are many local sites created by local people of outside kathmandu.they put photos of local models and nothing more than that. finally they don't maintain the site and had old information only.

Online banking is new in Nepal. Many banks site doesn't work for some days. neither they inform nor they shows any error message, finally you have to call them and ask.
Many nepali sites puts information in word and excel format which we have to downloa and see. why cant they copy paste it the site insted of putting url to download??


I sugest you all nepali site owners:
IF you can't maintain site then don't create it.
If you can't reply mail then dont put your mail address.

Anonymous said...

Yah mucha.com last chor site. Atti mahango price. Other nepali websites providing web services also chor. Everything is ridiculously priced.


Back in 2003 when I wanted to start my own website I visited the wlink office to get some webspace. And it was like Rs. 5000 for 50 Mb< stupid thugg haru

Navin said...

frustrated with nepali sites, I could understand all your bad experiences with Nepalese websites.
I checked those sites as you listed, it's so horrible. I wouldn't dare to ask for online services from websites like these, they are pathetic, looks like some kids have done it.

One thing is bothering me, why didn't they accept your form which you downloaded off the government site? You know what, I could smell fishy stuff.. may be they want to make some money selling those forms piled up on their desks. They are big time suckers and should be reported soon. I think it's not government but the workers working for them 'which' are not fully supporting for what reason websites are built.

For your comments not being replied back, well.. on other side, they are dead. Nobody looks/updates what's going on their site. I once saw, lots of pornographic stuff on one of the government website. Which shows, those sites are not moderated or maintained.

Anonymous, I could understand your concept. Those demented bastards are trying hard to prove that technology is very hard to get, very expensive and out of reach whilst other part of world is enjoying same thing in lunch break price.

This new Nepal's government should carefully monitor these kind of activities, and penalize the alleged group(web companies) involved into it. Which take large sum of money from government and does nothing afterwards. Government should shut such companies ASAP.

I'll soon write about these stuffs and notify one of the Maoist High Officials what's smelling below their nose.

Anonymous said...

I want to CLAP you for such a good BLOG
i hate nepalnews and mysansar and i HATE YOMARI

i am the CREATOR of IHATEYOMARI blog

THANK YOU for writing about it
please READ this everyone..if u want to know abt yomari n its HITLERS
http://ihateyomari.wordpress.com/

Navin said...

Thank you for your Comment Anon.
I just wrote this post to create a kind of awareness, and dark side of web companies, sites and people related with IT esp. in Nepal. Outsiders don't know what is all about Tech in our country, just giving them clue to figure out.

Just checked your blog in detail, that's way long list of people saying bad things about Yomari.com.

I also read Pujan Malla's harsh comment, which I think is very obscene and kind of hard to believe. He's my friend's friend and when I usually met him, he never presented himself that way.

But this is my blog, and I don't care about favoritism and even if he's my friends friend, I give a damn care, reality is what I cook in my blog.

So be it. Keep visiting. Take care
Thanks for your comment once again.

Mr Rabin Shrestha said...

This is a really good BLOG.
I enjoyed reading and i also fully agree.
I am an ex yomari and i never liked it and ..

>>YOMARI teaches us how to commit crime and make ourself a marries person to decrease TAX.

>>YOMARI teaches us how to lie to the customer.

>>YOMARI teaches us NOT to be high thinking..just think less and work MORE n don't expect salary increment and BONUS and overtime work and allowances etc etc..

>> and ya also EAT our CIT money..

>> YOMARI has worst managers and sorry to say your so called FRIEND: PUJAN is one of them.
only good to show off.
he knows nothing about management.

THAT IS WHY YOMARI HAS NEVER DONE WELL COMPARING TO D2 hawkeye, NEPASOT, and some other companies..

Navin said...

Mr Rabin Shrestha,
I'm sorry to read about your all these bad experiences with them.

Never knew he/his company would turn that way.

take care

Sandeep Narsingh Shakya said...

wow !!!
This is good. I had so many complains against nepalnews. It is a rubbish site with all google ads and advertisements..
I got so irritated that i do not use it at all now.
And ya
I am an ex-yomarian..
so
i am just laughing how, bad things about yomari is coming out.
I hope yomari learns from all those things and starts doing good for their employees.

I think you should ask yomari managers to read this blog as well..

Navin said...

Hi Sandeep,
Thanks for ur comment.

by the way, I don't think I need to let them know about this post. Eventually, they'll know about this post since it's picking up high search engine result.

Hem said...

I also have one incident i was trying to book cosmic air ticket from New Delhi to Ktm.. it was never successful. they have this onlin booking page but its i guess a email request that goest to office guys.. and i seriously doubt they dont check their mails.. i even tried to contact by phone .. even ISD to nepal . still in no gain.. so had to finally choose different airline.

now i saw in nepal that internet banking trend is growing.. thats a good sign...

about muncha.com i had been there and at first glance i found it some kind of nigerian sites lol...

P.S. i read your post through RSS but kept a reminder to post a comment.. and today found time to do it.. ;-)

Hem said...

btw i dont fully agree to some of your points.. most of them i agree..

how about bringing up best sites in Nepal. someday??? and dont forget to put www.hem.com.np threrer.. blink ;-)

Hem said...

Again.. in putting Google ad in site .. kantipur beats bigtime Nepalnews.. just see ekantipur news and click read more.. u will find text surrounded with large pillars of google image ads...

this is the reason i dont visit ekantipur...

Navin said...

So, it's proven fact that Nepalese sites are dead when it comes to provide online services.

hem bro, I'll look forward to put you in best sites, pretty soon :)

and ekantipur is just a nightmare. I forgot that but actually I was reviewing the one with longest years in existence.

all sites that I reviewed are dead old and still up.

Anonymous said...

Just see how mysansar.com makes money on singer Ram Thapa's death. Blogger has written
स्वर्गीय राम थापाले गाएको छ माछी जालैमा बोलको मार्मिक गीत हेर्न तल क्लिक गर्नुस्-
and he kept google ads below this line and actual song below google ads.

Abhay said...

Well you wrote a long blog, but not sure if you did the enough homework just for your information, the website snippet that you have where it is said that yomari is founded in 2004 is right, see the contact information in that site, it's in US and yomari US was founded in 2004 that does completely different work then what yomari nepal do(basically website). There is a link to yomari nepal website at the top of that website where you can see in the home page only that yomari nepal exists since 1996.
Hope you got my point :) but a well written article but with some misleading information. keep it up.

tinyint said...

you guys just wont believe, back in the year 2002 when i wanted to open an website, i went to worldlink office.. and the webhosting rates they gave me was Rs 1000/- per MB ..man that was insane.. yestai ho k garney.. cant help.. it goes on and on and on and on

Navin said...

Anonymous, believe my word, he(mysansar.com) is stupid and he doesn't know what he's doing. Even if he wants to make some money, the way he's putting AD is really irrelevant. It's clearly giving out the message that the following is the AD. Instead of RAM THAPA or anything related with Nepal, do you just click if you see , English Branded AD like of circuit city or something else which is so irrelevant of what he's talking about.. nah.. this guy doesn't know how to put ADs on his blog. and, I don't believe he's making any money out of those Google Ads.. except some ADVERTISERs on his sidebar. I think these Advertisers are paying him on monthly basis, since his readers base is huge. For Google's AD, believe me, this guy is not earning significant.
His website layout is as dummy as it could be.

Hello Abhay, if Yomari in Nepal and US were two different companies, I would have never bothered to write this article. They need to change their language on their website if so. Otherwise, their purpose seems devious. Well, I did quite a research to come up with this article.

Tinyint, that's outrageous. This people can't get over of it. It's the competition now, they are dropping the price, but in the name of technology, they on rampant loot. I think they still charge extremely high than the rest of the world. I just checked their site and they are charging more than $100 for 10 MB webhosting per year. The only difference is their local web server. Shit on that.. That's a loot. Worldlink sucks when it comes to provide webhosting services

mothshutup said...

Nice job. Well done. Thanks.

Did you go through some really popular personal blogs as well? Or are they out of context on this one?

Navin said...

Well, one personal blog is already included in this list but you are right, I've not gone through all of them.

and thanks for your comment :)

Anonymous said...

I liked your assessment about mysansar.com. I dont know the guy personally but I heard recently that he received a huge sum of money from Ministry of Information. So he started writing for the Maoists. Until last year mysansar was OK but now his writing is purely one-sided and he is gradually loosing his readers....

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Anonymous said...

The way of your thinking is very original. There are not many articles of this kind in the internet. I will come back soon again to see your other masterpieces.

Anonymous said...

Hello brothers and sisters. There are just a few words that I want to say - this is just AMAZING ;)

Anonymous said...

Your previous post was the best. But this one is not so perfect.

Anonymous said...

Good you are! That is accurately what I wanted to find on the internet. I think this facts will be very useful not just for me but for numerous visitors all around the globe.

Anonymous said...

Surprised I did not see

DCNEPAL.com on the list. That site must be one of the worst and cluttered website ever.

Anonymous said...

Mr Rabin Shrestha was also one of the higher level staff mis behaving with junior staffs.
He is one of the self centered and selfish man I have ever known...
Now he is commenting on the management...
Sorry to see this..

kantipurtel said...

www.kantipurtel.com

is it worst sites?

Premsansar said...

Good one listed websites are true and think money rather than reliable and valuable contents, ekantipur, nagarikews are latest worse site containing lost of google ads and other ads

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