Mr. Madhav Gairhe is one of the personas among the Nepalese in Australia who is widely known for hisrelentless contributions in promoting and strengthening the diaspora community from his field. Mr Gairhe is a prominent journalist who has spent almost a couple of decades actively in journalism.
He was associated with different Nepalese community magazines in Australia in various capacities before joining Nepal News Australia, a complete community-based monthly magazine, as Editor-in-Chief, which was initiated in April 2013 with his and other couple of like-minded friends’ efforts. He is a prolific writer and possesses unflinching determination to connect community via media. Earlier, he had worked in Radio Nepal for a decade from 2000. He holds Master’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Tribhuvan University in Nepal.
Madhav is a native of Rishing Patan of Tanahun district in Nepal. He came to Australia in mid- 2007 in the quest of better career opportunities and secured life. Mr Ghairhe is now happy that the decision to migrate has been fruitful as this land has become a benchmark to his family life.
Mr Krishna Tiwari is a versatile young journalist who has continuously spent more than 15 years in this field. He worked in various weeklies at the beginning of his career and later continued writing as a freelancer in different print media including national broadsheet dailies in Nepal. In order to share his expertise and excel his academic qualifications, Krishna was also involved in teaching at a College level for a few years before coming to Australia in the year 2008.
With his passion in media writing, Mr Tiwari studied Mass Communication and Journalism throughout his College life and completed Master’s degree in this subject from Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus under Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2007. He has been involved in the Nepalese print media in Australia since his arrival in the same year. After working for a couple of Nepalese community magazines in Australia for a few years, Mr Tiwari involved in publishing Nepal News Australia as a founding Editor in 2013 and has been working in the same capacity since then. Mr Tiwari has completed a Diploma in Community Welfare from Granville TAFE in 2010. He is also involved in various organization as a Media Public Relation Officer. Mr Tiwari has harboured lots of commendations from the Nepalese diaspora for his exemplary writing on contemporary and other pertinent issues.
A native of Tamsariya village of Nawalparasi district in Nepal, Mr Tiwari has been living a blissful life in Australia today.
Mr Yogendra Bista, originally from Kathmandu, has been living in Sydney for a decade now. Mr Bista is an accomplished academic, journalist and social researcher in both Nepal and Australia. He is one of the founding members of Nepal News Australia and is currently an Associate Editor.
Mr Bista has acquired formal education in multiple disciplines. In 1998, he topped Nepal in Proficiency Certificate Level in journalism and mass communication. Having completed his undergraduate degree in journalism and mass communication, he attained two postgraduate degrees – in Rural Development and Law – from Tribhuvan University in 2004 and 2005 respectively. In Australia too, he has double Master’s degrees: policy and applied social research, and accounting from Macquarie and Central Queensland universities respectively. He further studied Migration Law and Practice at Griffith University. Mr Bista, thus, has harboured expertise in diverse fields.
Mr Bista has a long experience in teaching and research. He taught in several higher education institutions across Nepal. Between 2005 and 2007, he lectured in Central Department of Rural Development at Tribhuvan University and also involved in research activities. Concurrently, he lectured undergraduate students at Purbanchal University in media and development. Moreover, in 2005-2006, following a successful democratic movement against the royal regime, he coordinated a few seminars/workshops on the best way forward for the proposed Constituent Assembly, state restructuring and other transitional issues. He aims to continue with his academic work in Australia, including a study of the fast-growing Nepalese diaspora in the country.
Bista was honoured with the Kantipur Journalism Award in 1999. He was one of the first recipients of this prestigious award.