Krishna Kisi

The contributor for Republica.

Bike stunt craze in Bhaktapur

Published On: March 20, 2018 10:59 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

If you visit Nepal Engineering College, Duwakot or Gorkha Eco Panel factory, Hanumancha, Changunarayan Municipality in Bhaktapur, you often notice bikers doing stunning bike stunts. Every Saturday, scores of youths gather at this place to watch the stunt of Suraj Danegulu, who has become popular among youths interested about this. As Danegulu and his team showcase their skills, inquisitive youths watch it and learn the adventurous stunts.

Pottery Square preserving ancient culture

Published On: March 11, 2018 11:54 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, March 11: From an ancient period, Bhaktapur’s Pottery Square has been a hub for the locals to earn their living through pottery. Elderly people as well as the local youths, especially belonging to the Prajapati community, have been participating to preserve this age-long culture.

Shrine in Bhaktapur is Machheshwar Mahadev

Published On: March 1, 2018 09:47 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

The locals of Bhaktapur have discovered Machheshwar Mahadev at Suryabinayak Municipality-5. Though earlier known as Pichashewar, Masaneshwar and Isamsaneshwar among the locals, a recent study has proved it to be Machheshwar Mahadev.

Water crisis getting critical in Bhaktapur

Published On: February 21, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 21: Shortage of drinking water during the dry season has started taking a toll on the lives of the people of Bhaktapur.

‘Ranipokhari Tender’ a political satire

Published On: February 13, 2018 09:44 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 13: A drama named ‘Ranipokhari Tender’ was organized at Aastha Theater of Liwali, Bhaktapur for three days.

74 girls Participate in group bel-bibaha

Published On: February 10, 2018 01:07 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPIR, Feb 10: As many as 74 Newar girls got participated at a two-day long bel-bibaha (a Newar wedding custom), in Byasi, Bhaktapur on Wednesday.

Only 23 quake-damaged houses rebuilt in Bhaktapur

Published On: February 5, 2018 09:56 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

Method Consultancy in association with Khwopa Engineering College, Liwali of Bhaktapur did a study on the reconstruction of buildings at Taulachhen Tole, Municipality ward number 9. According to their survey, only 23 buildings damaged due to the 2015 earthquakes out of 227 have been reconstructed.

Shree Swasthani Brata Katha Concludes

Published On: February 1, 2018 12:49 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

The locals of Bhaktapur bid farewell to Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a yearly ritual among Nepali Hindus, on Wednesday amid several programs.

A dance of Gods and Goddesses

Published On: January 28, 2018 09:02 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 28: This year’s annual Nava Durga Gana dance officially began on January 15 in Bhaktapur. The festival runs for eight months and concludes on the day of Bhalbhal Astami in the Nepali month of Shrawan. The first day of the Nava Durga Gana dance was showcased at Suryamadhi, ward number 9, Bhaktapur. Nava Durga Gana dance is also known as Angalakegu, which means catching fish in Newari language. However, the dance does not include any act of fishing.

Learning Chinese

Published On: January 27, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 27: Students of Grades V, VI, and VII from Baal Vikash English Secondary School in Bhaktapur are learning Chinese language along with Chinese culture, art, songs, and dance as their regular curriculum.

Ranikot an attraction for domestic tourists

Published On: January 14, 2018 08:19 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 14: Ranikot at Suryabinayak Municipality ward number 7 of Bhaktapur has been emerging as one of the top destinations for domestic tourists. The specialty of this place is that it is located at a high altitude, and provides a scenic view of the Kathmandu Valley.

Learning dhime baja to preserve culture

Published On: January 10, 2018 01:19 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 10: A group of youths at Bholachhen, Bhaktapur were busy learning the tricks of traditional musical instrument dhime baja on Tuesday. As many as 16 youngsters between the ages of eight to 22 years are in the learning group.

Newar group contributes to flourishing of flute culture

Published On: January 4, 2018 09:33 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

Flutes that are usually played in every traditional ceremony of the Newar community have become a commercial product now. Madhyapur, Thimi-based Nikosera Flute Group in Bhaktapur is touted to be the first commercial flute group.

NWPP wins elections in Bhaktapur-1

Published On: December 11, 2017 03:51 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 11: Nepal Workers Peasants Party (NWPP) candidate for Bhaktapur constituency-1 Prem Suwal has emerged victorious, defeating Nepali Congress candidate Baburaja Joshi.  Suwal secured 33, 076 votes while his closest rival Joshi got 17, 818 votes.

Bhaktapur farmers start using harvesting machine

Published On: October 30, 2017 07:37 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 29: Farmers of Bhaktapur have harvested paddy for the first time using a machine. The harvesting machine, named ‘Mini Command’, has helped farmers take a relief from hard manual labor harvesting the major staple crop.

Prajapatis busy making clay lamps

Published On: October 19, 2017 04:00 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 19: The Prajapati community of Bhaktapur is busy making palcha or clay lamps for Tihar.

Banmala locality enters busy season as Tihar nears

Published On: October 12, 2017 05:45 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

TATHALI (BHAKTAPUR), Oct 12: Farmers of Banmala settlement in Tathali of Changu Narayan Municipality-9 are busy plucking Globe Amaranth flowers for the upcoming Tihar season.

PM Deuba’s India visit successful: State Minister Bista

Published On: August 29, 2017 02:54 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 29: Minister of State for Information and Communications Tapta Bahadur Bista has claimed that Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s recent state visit to India has been successful.

Preliminary investigation hints damage could mount to billions

Published On: June 18, 2017 03:34 PM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, June 18: Preliminary investigation showed that the fire in the Yeti Carpet Industry in Bhaktapur was caused by short-circuits in a transformer along side the industry.

Massive fire erupted in Yeti Carpet 8 hours ago still continues

Published On: June 18, 2017 07:24 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, June 18: A huge fire that broke out on Saturday night at Yeti Carpet factory located in Sallaghari of Bhaktapur has not been taken under control yet.