KATHMANDU, July 24: Dhanraj Chitrakar started drawing serpentine deities from the age of 14. It has been over five decades since he has been into this business but now fears for a technological take over as people have shifted onto printed versions of Naag Posters. Now he is fearing for his profession which in some decades can be the rarest-of-rarest as the younger generation are drifting away from it.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Nepali actor Rajesh Hamal has called on his fans and the general public to stop attacking people with insults and abusive comments on social media platforms. Hamal was indicating online trolls against Deepashree Niraula who has been dragged into a controversy over the issue of ‘Mahanayak’ – a term she says Hamal is not befitting of.

MUMBAI, July 12: Amitabh Bachchan, one of India’s best known movie stars, has tested positive for COVID-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, they said late on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 9:  TikTok has been a popular app among youths in Nepal. People from all walks of life and social status seem to have made good use of their free time during the lockdown by creating TikTok videos.

KATHMANDU, May 19 : Nepalis have been raging in an opinion war over the use of vulgar words on Nepali women in a new Indian web series titled Paatal Lok, an Amazon Prime production.

Arthur Gunn named runner up on ‘American Idol’

Published On: May 18, 2020 07:57 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 18: Dibesh Pokhrel, stage name Arthur Gunn, was named the runner up on ABC’s “American Idol” on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Dibesh Pokhrel, stage name Arthur Gunn, 21, originally from Nepal, has made it to the top seven of the American Idol 2020. He was selected as a top seven contestant after the online voting result was announced Sunday night.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Dibesh Pokhrel, stage name Arthur Gunn, 21, originally from Nepal, has made it to the top 10 of  the American Idol 2020. He was selected as a top ten contestant after the online voting result was announced Sunday night. He received more than 36 million votes.

Lockdown rendezvous with Sampada Malla

Published On: April 26, 2020 12:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, April 26: At a time when the country is in lockdown due to the coronavirus, SRBN Media that produced the famous Nepali television show, "Ko bancha crorepati" is coming up with a talk show: Lockdown Rendezvous with Sampada.

Photos: Painting Rato Machhindranath

Published On: April 22, 2020 12:53 PM NPT By: Dipesh Shrestha

KATHMANDU, April 22: Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain. According to legends, it is believed to have been brought to Kathmandu from Kamaru Kamakhya, India. Chariot of this deity is pulled with much fanfare during the chariot festival that is attended by a huge crowd in Kathmandu.