Prajesh SJB Rana

Prajesh SJB Rana

Prajesh SJB Rana is the tech geek at M&S VMAG. He writes about all things tech but likes to dabble in writing feature stories as well. Apart from tech, he likes gaming and also writes game reviews for the magazine. 

Stories by Prajesh SJB Rana

Melding traditional elements with modern iconography
12 Sep 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Apr, 2016): Ang Tsherin’s artworks can be seen as a representation of a modern Tibetan’s fluid identity. It’s an art form that draws equally from his Tibetan....
Mass Effect 3 is a must-play for RPG lovers
23 Aug 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): The Mass Effect 3 tells a gripping story, with relatable, well-written characters and a decision-making mechanic that will lead you to vastly different outcomes over....
Jailbreak your iPhone from Apple’s restrictions
23 Aug 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): iPhones are brilliant pieces of hardware but are locked by Apple to a certain extent. Jailbreaking will give you access to those features that are....
Enjoy the Ubuntu experience
08 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): The latest iteration of Ubuntu, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, comes with a lot of new features and flaunts a modern UI design aesthetic
Ethically crafted to empower
18 Jul 2017 13 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): Some of Nepal’s leading handicraft producers work with a business model that focuses on empowering their women workers, rather than on making a profit
Speak to the geek
12 Jul 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Dec, 2016): Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
How Nepal's ethical hackers protect the country's cyberspace
03 Jul 2017 12 min read
From the Archive (Nov, 2016): A handful of ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, and cyber security experts are working tirelessly to secure Nepali cyberspace against attacks
The science of touch
07 Jun 2017 16 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): We don’t usually think about the science behind touchscreen technology. But the science is fascinating
Speak to the geek
23 Apr 2017 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
So much to do in this little town
17 Apr 2017 7 min read
The hills of Bandipur have plentiful to offer to tourists of every stripe
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16 Apr 2017 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
A little assist goes a long way
15 Apr 2017 15 min read
Electrically assisted rickshaws, designed by Nepali engineers, will soon be plying the streets around Thamel and Ason
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07 Apr 2017 6 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Bewitched by Bandipur
30 Mar 2017 9 min read
At Bandipur Mountain Resort you get to burrow into nature while also having the best views of the nearby town and the mountains
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30 Mar 2017 6 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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26 Mar 2017 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Strong earth
24 Mar 2017 15 min read
A handful of architects have come up with ways to build structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing mud-house models that Nepalis would readily adopt if only they could get past their qualms....
Speak to the geek
23 Mar 2017 7 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Reaping the mid-range windfall
17 Mar 2017 8 min read
How consumers in emerging markets such as Nepal regard a phone’s value has seen a sea change in recent years
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10 Mar 2017 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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02 Mar 2017 10 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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24 Feb 2017 8 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Visualise this
24 Feb 2017 14 min read
VisualiseVR are far ahead of the curve when it comes to VR coding
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17 Feb 2017 6 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
A frightening, rude awakening
16 Feb 2017 10 min read
Spirited away is a surreal bildungsroman that drags its viewers through a labyrinthine nightmare
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10 Feb 2017 8 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
And then there was light
03 Feb 2017 18 min read
Fibre optics has disrupted the ISP industry here. ISPs have been forced to change their game, with internet users becoming the beneficiaries of the welcome change
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03 Feb 2017 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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27 Jan 2017 9 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
An existentialist quagmire
20 Jan 2017 12 min read
Playing Spec Ops: The Line feels like living through a nightmare that you helped create
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20 Jan 2017 7 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Reading in the digital age
20 Jan 2017 9 min read
If you love reading, is it better for you to opt for a kindle or a tablet
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13 Jan 2017 7 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
The one-stop solution
13 Jan 2017 15 min read
If you want a powerful all-in-one computer to meet your high-performance needs, gaming laptops make for the perfect investment
Speak to the geek
06 Jan 2017 7 min read
I have a strange issue where my computer shuts off automatically when I’m playing games
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30 Dec 2016 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Offshore options
23 Dec 2016 10 min read
Three IT companies in Nepal have been for some time making use of extremely successful models for playing the large-stakes offshore game
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23 Dec 2016 6 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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18 Dec 2016 6 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
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02 Dec 2016 5 min read
Our resident geek provides answers to any tech conundrums you might have
Speak to the geek
27 Nov 2016 6 min read
My laptop is pretty slow but used to run adequately for simple tasks. Recently, however, even watching YouTube has been a chore
Speak to the geek
11 Nov 2016 7 min read
I own a laptop with a backlit key­board. It looked really cool when I bought it, but with time the back­light has started dimming
Speak to the geek
28 Oct 2016 6 min read
I currently have a cable connection, and I was wondering what the benefits of having a fibre connection are
Tough glass for the Modern World
21 Oct 2016 8 min read
Ever since apple’s ex-CEO, Steve Jobs, propagated the use of glass pan­els on the iphone, we’ve seen the use of glass turn into an industrial standard
Speak to the geek
20 Oct 2016 6 min read
I have been hearing a lot about ex­ploding phones these days.
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16 Oct 2016 6 min read
I have a Huawei android phone that keeps prompting me with a mes­sage that says ‘insufficient internal storage’
Speak to the geek
29 Sep 2016 4 min read
Are your technological devices giving you a hard time? The geek has the answers for all your tech problems
Budget Laptop Pick: Lenovo IdeaPad 100
29 Sep 2016 5 min read
A budget laptop doesn't get better than the Lenovo IdeaPad 100 this festive season
Best high-end laptop: Lenovo Y700
29 Sep 2016 5 min read
If you want to invest in high-performing laptop this festive season, the Lenovo Y700 might meet your performance needs
Best value for money smartphone: the OnePlus 3
29 Sep 2016 5 min read
If you're thinking of investing on a good smartphone this festive season, the OnePlus 3 might just be for you
Mid-range laptop pick: Acer E5-575G-53VG
29 Sep 2016 5 min read
The Acer E5-575G-53VG is an excellent mid-ranged laptop choice this festive season
Gadgets galore
29 Sep 2016 8 min read
The festive season is as much a time to shop as to celebrate. everyone’s out for a bargain, and brands and stores offer heavy discount as well
Speak to the Geek
18 Sep 2016 5 min read
Got a problem? Ask the geek
Speak to the Geek
18 Sep 2016 5 min read
Got a problem? Ask the geek.
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18 Sep 2016 4 min read
Got a tech problem? Ask the geek
Beautifully strange
19 Aug 2016 9 min read
Life is strange is nothing like any game you might have played till date. It is modern, complex and utterly novel.
Anime’s unlimited appeal
12 Aug 2016 10 min read
A generation of Nepalis have grown up with anime as their primary source of entertainment. And the subculture of anime lovers keeps adding more converts to its ranks
Constrained by currency
05 Aug 2016 12 min read
Nepal’s app developers have a ready market for their products. but until they can solve the dollar-outflow conundrum, they’ll have to stick to the few possible models they are using....
Olly Olly Oxenfree
29 Jul 2016 7 min read
A haunting story beautifully rendered
Speak to the Geek
29 Jul 2016 8 min read
Need tech help? Ask the geek
Battle for middle earth
22 Jul 2016 11 min read
The crowded mid-range smartphone market features companies that have come up with various strategies to reign supreme. But no one has yet come out on top.
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22 Jul 2016 4 min read
Need tech help? Ask the geek
The Gaming Ragnarok
15 Jul 2016 7 min read
The PC vs console debate has not been settled yet. But the definitive conclusion might be only a few years away
Retro done wrong
08 Jul 2016 12 min read
Kathy rain hearkens to how gaming used to be in the past. but for all the wrong reasons.
Speak to the Geek
08 Jul 2016 5 min read
Tech troubles? Don’t worry, the geek has you covered
Flattened For Your Viewing Pleasure
01 Jul 2016 10 min read
The science behind flat panel displays
Form Meets Function
01 Jul 2016 9 min read
A new breed of graphic designers in Nepal are creating products that embody their clients’ vision through cutting-edge design
Speak to the Geek
01 Jul 2016 7 min read
Tech troubles? Don’t worry, the geek has you covered
Speak to the Geek
24 Jun 2016 5 min read
Do you need hep with your new Samsung phone, setting personalized ringtone or in a confusion about investing in an original charger?
Lehmann And Her Little Prince
10 Jun 2016 10 min read
Sabine Lehmann’s The Little Prince is a magical re-creation of a tale that teaches us to reach back into our childhood
On Death, Hope And Humanity
27 May 2016 16 min read
The Walking Dead is an interactive visual novel of tragedy that reacts to your decisions, morphing itself according to the decisions you take within the game
The Future In Millimetres
20 May 2016 14 min read
With the miniaturisation of computer chips, smartphones and smartwatches have become a reality
Gmail Vs Boomerang
15 Apr 2016 10 min read
Gmail is a brilliant app that is simple yet feature- packed; however, it is not perfect
Add-Ons To Boost Your Productivity
08 Apr 2016 6 min read
Chrome extensions: Add-ons to boost your productivity
A weave very well executed
01 Apr 2016 8 min read
A great coming together of narrative, gameplay mechanics and a haunting back-story that bleeds into the present.