KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The resounding Dashain song has already echoed our homely walls as we enter the sixth day of the festival. Dashain much known for a family reunion and longer days off from work is an occasion to rejoice with an age-old culture and rituals sharing roots to our deep-seated values and beliefs. Over the decades, our new trends and practices have quite blended in adding different ways of celebration. However, no matter how much we long to play the Dashain swing or how many kites we flew in the past years, the spirit of celebration has remained intact with nurturing our religious significance of truth's victory over the evil.
Once again, the internet has shown its power through the #metoo movement. The trend which started in 2016 with astonishing confessions from Hollywood celebrities is lately hovering over Bollywood. Many known faces have come under the dark allegations of sexual misconduct and harassments.
BHAKTAPUR, Oct 15: It’s Dashain and Dashain is incomplete without music. And music has its own language that is captivating to all age group. Likewise, the teenagers from Bhaktapur are also drawn to traditional music that is played during Dashain. The traditional music which was once ignored, have gained its popularity again.
PALPA, Oct 15: The celebrated Malashree Dhun elevates the spirit of Dashain. Since it is played especially during Dashain, it is known as Dashain Dhun. TV and radio stations stay abuzz with the Malashree Dhun from the first day of Dashain.
Looking back to the paradigm shift of forest management in Nepal, community forestry is not an old practice. The emergence of community forestry and its policy in Nepal took place only after the failure of meritocratic forest management system which had already sacrificed the majority of the hill forests (Hobley, 1996).
DHARAN, Oct 15: Dharan is all set to host Nepthaya, after 15 years, on November 23. The concert is being jointly organized by Mongolian café (MC) and BP Pratisthan. In a press meet, coordinator of MC, Purna Rai stated, “Nepthaya hasn’t performed in Dharan for the past 15 years.