The wind blows strongly through the trees, rustling the growing leaves that are ushering in the first days of spring.
With it, the wind brings a set of problems that for the inexperienced person would lead to the most terrible of all things: a bad hair day.
The unrelenting gusts mercilessly push their way through everything, not caring whose hair they move out of place, disturbing every follicle.
There is one man however who has hair so perfect, so exquisitely beautiful that even the wind, the most heartless of creatures, is powerless to do anything but admire….
When you meet Bibek Bhandari for the first time, it is impossible not to remain astonished in front of such perfection.
This Nepalese guy, whose age is unknown to most, is a concentrate of awesomeness: his journalistic skills make him be on the go at all times, while his perfect hair allows him to get every door opened.
Born in Nepal at a certain point between 1980 and 1989, Bhandari has made his way into the world of news through an enthusiastic attitude towards the world’s oldest job.
Or one of the oldest.
The mass media were created to allow a larger portion of people know about the world. However, we could easily say that Bhandari actually invented the mass media.
There is no question on why he did this: he IS the news.
We asked him what he thought about that statement, a knowing smile breaking on his face as the question unfolded.
In reply he turned his head to the side, tilted it back and started laughing, the early morning sun glinting off the perfectly formed locks that sit so easily on his head.
He is such a pensive person, so calm and quiet, yet the confidence in his ability is for all to see. It is unclear whether this confidence comes from his skill or his hair.
He looks into the distance waiting for us to bring the conversation back to a level he feels worthy of joining.
When the World needed fire, there was one man who heated all the others.
When the World needed to communicate, there was one man who taught them how to write.
When the World needed to speed up travelling, there was one man who gave them a steam train.
But when the World needed news, well, there was Bibek Bhandari who gave it to them.
To you, he may just be the man with perfect hair that you see flitting in and out of the world leaving all those in his wake fulfilled with a sense of knowledge from the news he leaves behind.
To us, he is our Captain. He is Bibek Bhandari.
By: Patrick McCaul and Bibek Bhandari
Picture: courtesy of the man himself