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My envisioned Kmag

The author is the founder of Kaagmandu Magazine, and he likes to share his idea behind his venture and his long-term plan through this editorial piece.

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The website that you are right now reading this piece of writing is a mere WordPress content management system.  It’s like an apartment.  I am not here to settle in this apartment.  Everything starts small.  This is just a start.  Let me tour you to my envisioned world.  Grab a tea or coffee and walk with me.



Life

To begin with, let me begin from my understanding of life and nature.  We were microcells that got fused under right condition and then 9 months were given to develop and then ready to face the world. Level 1 got cleared.  Level 2 had different stages – from childhood to adulthood – we needed to clear them all and needed to clear patiently spending 20-30 years of our life.  It’s same with anything in nature.  Growing up is a process.  You cannot rush and should not rush.  If you try to grow ahead of time, you may grow by height and width but inside you are hollow like a bamboo, or spongy like a banana tree.

In my past post, I had hinted bit about my journey.  To me, life and business in philosophical ground is almost same.  There are many stages and phases that a business has to go through that would eventually mature the business.  So ya, business too has to go through a process and it needs to grow by the process – not too fast and not too slow – to last long, to last strong.

In other word, life is a marathon and not a 100-m race.  So is a business.

Questions

Newton would not be Newton without the question.  Every great discovery and invention, theory and ideology begun from a question.  That’s the power of a question.  A question can drive you, can motivate you, and can guide you.  Basically, question triggers reasoning and critical thinking and does not settle without finding an answer.  So my questions were

  1.  Why are Nepalese people the way they are?
  2.  What is lacking in this country making this country the way it is?
  3.  Why is standard of living different for different people in this world?
  4.  Why 7 billion monkeys can’t stay connected and share joy and pain, thoughts and ideas, like one happy big family?
  5.  What is that common point or thing that whole world can come together at?

In personal level, my questions were

  1.  What can I do to make this world a better place for people now and people from future?
  2.  How can I survive by doing what I love doing?
  3.  How can I still remain healthy and happy during all these trials and struggles?
  4. Who do I want to be known as when I die?

To find answers of those question, I needed to take a scientific approach.  I needed to form a hypothesis, build by lab, collect samples, research, experiment, test, understand.  For all that to happen, I needed to free up myself from my comfort zone and take a road to unknown.  That’s when I found answers of the questions, (though still need to be cross verified and tested before I settle with.)  Nepalese people are the way they are because of ignorance and poverty.  What is lacking in this country is informed and financially independent people.  Different people have different standard of living because of the country they belong to — people with better standard of living got born in a country with better foundation.  Humans until now have not been able to stay connected and share joy and pain, thoughts and ideas, like one happy big family because there is no medium as such to connect and lack common shared values and beliefs.  Whole world can come together at one point where there is zero threat, absolute acceptance regardless of differences, guarantee of existence, and support for individual growth.  Then, I thought over my strengths and weaknesses, my limitations, things I am passionate about, that I love doing, my challenges and potential setbacks, and I imagined myself in a deathbed and number of obituaries and response thereafter.



All those questions, their answers and thoughts and assumptions are what took me to where I am today and whatever I am up to.  Kmag or Kaagmandu Magazine is result of that. It’s a platform that will be known for informing people, connecting people, uniting people, empowering people.

Dream

A giant organisation, where comes together creative people, artists and intellects, scientists and innovators, researchers and developers, doing what they love doing without need to worry about money, and then distributing and showcasing their works to billions out there for greater good of locals and globe.  I don’t know where it will be located nor I am particular about, but I wish it be located where it was born.

That envisioned Kmagz dot com is 5-10 years far from now.  This website is a small step towards.





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Goodbye Facebook

Welcome to our Facebook, Instagram, Quora, Wikipedia, all in one place, Kmagz.com.  People in search of thoughts, ideas, knowledge and infos will find us.  We just need to keep focusing on being a worthwhile for a search.  We know we will succeed to be the desired one.  

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Five years, 1000s of posts, millions reach, and now time to leave Facebook.  Every good thing must come to an end.  In our case, the Facebook chapter is coming to an end.  Next chapter to be on our own website — we call it home – our own property. 


On January 8, 2014, our Facebook page Kaagmandu Magazine was born.  That’s the start of my entrepreneurial journey to unknown.  I was neither a media student nor had prior experience on.   But I developed an idea of starting my own media business.  I had my own reasons to choose media over many other sectors that I will tell in future, but looking back I must say it was the best choice I had ever made.

Kaag, a Nepali word for Crow, which symbolizes messenger — from Kathmandu – to spread messages as a media,  Kaagmandu Magazine.  This messenger will be speaking in English, because it wants to go global.  This messenger will be a messenger of progressive minds, spreading their thoughts, concerns, ideas, stories, and sharing things that matters to them.  That was the business idea.   Just an idea, with no reality check, no feasibility test, no knowledge or experience on.  So, instead of diving right into the ocean of Internet, I chose a pond to learn and understand swimming.  That pond to me was Facebook.

Last 5 years, I spent on learning, observing, and branding.  With posts after posts, thoughts after thoughts, through interactions, arguments, exchange of mail, I made it very clear to people what Kaagmandu Magazine is up to.  During this time, we set our vision clear, missions clear, agendas clear.  All these Facebook activities gave us distinct identity, as we wanted.  Not just that but also readers pool.  And here we are ready to dive in the ocean of Internet.

It takes 5 years to complete MBBS and then you become a general physician.  I am too graduating.  Time to leave the college.  I feel it that way.

Thank you Facebook for the opportunity.  You made it possible for me to validate my idea, helped me to get connected with like-minded, helped me to reach out to strangers.  You simply made my entrepreneurial journey easy without charging me anything.  I am indebted to you.

We are not leaving Facebook completely.  We are only shifting our working method.  Until now, Facebook has been our publishing platform.  But hence, it will be a mere connecting platform with our fans and followers. 

To people reading this, who knows us from Facebook, thank you for following us there, thank you for engaging and interacting.  Thank you for your feedback and words of appreciations.  You guys are the reason for us to build this confidence of diving into the ocean of Internet.  We are only changing our platform, not our work.  Actually, we are here to get better.  It’s to get more meaningful and impactful to our mission of creating informed society.  Website makes it possible to create more detail articles, better content, better experience.  But don’t get us wrong.  We are not leaving Facebook completely.  We are only shifting our working method.  Until now, Facebook has been our publishing platform.  But hence, it will be a mere connecting platform with our fans and followers and also a research platform.  All our works will be published here in our website.  You don’t get to see them on our Facebook page anymore, like how it used to be.

We started from zero and reached to 85K followers on Facebook without any boosting.  It’s our works that earned us those numbers.  We are pretty sure same thing will happen here.  We just gotta prove our worthiness and maintain our charm through quality contents and works.

On all these changes, I in a way feel bad for Nepali society.  We somehow used to shape and influence social media narratives on national issues through our posts, at least among urban youth from Nepal.  Taking out Kaagmandu Magazine from Facebook and thinking of all the left over Facebook pages, it kind of worry me, as there are barely any sensible page.  I wish with us leaving Facebook, someone will come and fill the gap.   But then in a long run, this change will create better impact because we are not here to float on Facebook with headline news or catchy phrase, but to create a library of articles, information, knowledge, educational videos, and many more contents that align with our missions of creating an informed society along with connecting and uniting progressive minds and supporting and promoting local businesses and activities.

Welcome to our Facebook, Instagram, Quora, Wikipedia, all in one place, Kmagz.com.  People in search of thoughts, ideas, knowledge and infos will find us.  We just need to keep focusing on being a worthwhile for a search.  We know we will succeed to be the desired one.

Good bye Facebook.  You will be missed.  To others, keep visiting our website everyday.  We will be active here like how we had been active on Facebook all this time.  Just type www dot kmagz dot come and we are right on your screen.

Hey you reading this, drop a comment below.  We are excited to walk this new road with you.  Let us know you.




 


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Thank you for your time.  We are better together.

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