Pragyan Thapa

The contributor for Republica.

Nepal should invest in young entrepreneurs: Nobel laureate Shechtman

Published On: September 20, 2016 01:10 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Soaltee Crowne Plaza's Malshree Hall was jam-packed on Monday with scientists, engineers, politicians and students. They had gathered to attend a lecture from Nobel laureate Dan Shechtman.

US chef says food connects cultures

Published On: September 15, 2016 11:00 PM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: For many it was way past their lunchtime on a late Wednesday afternoon. But at the Summit Hotel in Kupandole, several chefs and restaurateurs had gathered in the hotel’s patio to attend a master class from US chef Mark Tafoya on cooking the big American brunch.

Master of his own style

Published On: September 10, 2016 08:35 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: We are inside a dressing room where actors are getting ready to stage a Ramlila play.

Finding new pastures in Nepali cinema

Published On: September 3, 2016 11:46 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: To director Suraj Bhushal his new film ‘Gaatho’ is an outcome of his filmmaking principle to never be repetitive.

An artist’s dedication to revive the art of lithography

Published On: August 27, 2016 10:45 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: 32-year-old Kathmandu based artist Kabi Raj Lama adopted lithography printing out of desperation.

Chapali Height 2: Empty seductions and cheap thrills

Published On: August 26, 2016 03:00 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: ‘Chapali Height 2’ is a new film by director Dipendra K Khanal, who, in recent times, has carved a reputation for being a producer’s darling. With other directors there’s a risk of going over budget but producers have complete trust in Khanal.

Where ideas get wings

Published On: August 6, 2016 10:27 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Santosh Adhikari and Dilip Thakur are two undergraduate engineering students from Kathford College in Kathmandu. One day they stumbled upon a Ted talk video about alternative farming that immediately sparked the duo’s creative circuitry.

The young innovators of the Energy Mela

Published On: July 16, 2016 10:51 AM NPT By: Pragyan Thapa

KATHMANDU, July 15: In the lounging area of US Embassy’s Innovation Hub (iHUB), thirteen year old Rani Shah and her friends have set up a carnival game which they have named ‘My Lost Diamond’.