A special ceremony was organized at Patan Durbar Square to mark the completion of the renovation of cultural artifacts in the area with the support of $ 150,000 donated by the US government’s Ambassador Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) program. The celebration was also a part of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-US diplomatic relations.
On Sunday, the area near Bhrikutimandap was rejoicing over the lead maintained by Shah in the vote-counting so far. The ambience was no less than a celebration of victory, as if Balen had already won the mayoral race.
Nepal occupies the 85th place in the world and the top position in South Asia in terms of happiness, according to the 10th edition of the World Happiness Report 2022 released ahead of the annual International Day of Happiness on March 20. However, this piece of news came as a surprise for many in Nepal who thought there is hardly anything to be happy about in the country for the past some time. But the Nepalis are still happy. Here is why and how.
Vehicles have been lazily stopped in a line at the Amlekhgunj-Pathlaiya road section inside Parsa National Park. At the end of the line, there is a vehicle with a message written on its rear side - "Save Tiger''. However, beside it, a 10-year-old Royal Bengal tiger is seen lying on the road, bleeding from its mouth.
These visually-impaired Nepalis not only watch football but they have also created images of the football stars in their minds. Visually-impaired Surya Limbu who is a diehard fan of France said Mbappe must be a bit short and fair-skinned while Messi must be fat and dark-skinned.
LALITPUR, April 9: Sahadev Niraula, 48, says he was never this upset in his life. When Republica telephoned him on Wednesday morning, he said he was bringing fodder in his bike from Khokana of Lalitpur. If he fails to manage enough of it on time, his cattle may die, he said.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: A baby with an unusually large head and fragile body lying helplessly in front of a woman, seemingly the baby's mother, caught the attention of a photo journalist Navesh Chitrakar while he was walking past a road in Kathmandu on March 1, last year. The woman apparently from the Madhes community was begging for help. Chitrakar, who is associated with Reuters, introduced himself to the lady, received her contact number and captured the image of the two in his camera.
LALITPUR, Jan 18: Sahadev Niraula, 48, has no idea why the place where he lives at is called Bhaisepati (Bhaisi is the Nepali word for a buffalo). But he indeed has a huge business associated with buffaloes at Bhaisepati of Lalitpur and earns as much as Rs 150,000 a month from it. It has been five long years since buffalo farming has kept him quite busy and happy.
KATHMANDU, June 8: A massive flood in the Bheri River displaced the family of Man Bahadur Kathayat, a local of Surkhet, in August 2014. The flood even swept away his properties — clothes and cooking pots. Since then, his nine-member family has been taking shelter at a temporary shelter built by the government.
BARA, Feb 1: The District Police Office (DPO), Bara, has taken Jagat Narayan Raut Kurmi, a driver of the District Administration Office (DAO), into custody for investigations into a road accident on January 26 in which a Superintendent of Police (SP) was killed and a chief district officer (CDO) was critically injured.
SAPTARI, Jan 5: They are Mushahars, one of the marginalized communities in Saptari and Siraha districts who live hand to mouth. Most of them are also called ‘haruwa’ or ‘charuwa’ and the tag itself defines the nature of their work and lifestyle.
SAPTARI, Dec 29: Ram Dev Sada was not even 10 years old when he started working for landlords. He is 70 now. And life has not changed much for him. Neither he has a house in his name, nor any plot of land.
KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Until a few years ago, the celebration of Chhat was limited to the people of the plains. Hill based communities had not embraced it. This time, as per the list of Gaurighat Chhat Puja Samitee, over 30 percent of people who have booked for puja on the day are from the hills. Remarkably, even Muslims have registered their names for such pujas. "Chhat is now becoming everyone's festival. Everyone loves it," said Anil Singh, coordinator of Gaurighat Chhat Puja Samitee. "People from the hill communities are increasily taking part in Chhat puja."
Angela Chronis, a resident of Virginia, USA, has been learning Yoga at Nepal Yoga Academy, Bhaktapur. She wakes up early and starts her daily ritual followed by chanting mantras and bhajan. Post that, she joins the other yoga practitioners and does different yoga exercises.
BHAKTAPUR, Aug 25: Half a century ago, cameras were hardly found in the city of Bhaktapur. However, the locals would sometimes spot 'khaires' (white skinned foreigners) roaming around the alleys of the ancient city with the 'weird' object back then. Bhaktapur, a city which is rich in heritage, has been a great charm for tourists since ages. They captured the moments and scenario of the city in their cameras since the advent of photography in Nepal. And when someone comes to know that he/she was also one among those in the captured in those images, the person's happiness knows no bounds.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Ramesh Chhetri, 20, of Dailekh lost both his legs in the 2015 earthquake. He has been confined to a wheelchair ever since. While in wheelchair, he learnt to play basketball. Last week, however, he was deeply enjoying the live telecast of the world cup with a basketball on his hand.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Bald heads with long tupis (peak tails). White-yellow, dhotis, red-blue underwares. Young children with bare feet running after a football. Football fever, which is currently taking place in Russia, did not spare even young students of Bhagawat Sanyas Ashram and Gurukul on the premises of Pashupati Temple.
BHAKTAPUR, May 26: Some three and a half decades ago, farmer Dhruba Prajapati was heading for his fields in Bhaktapur. As usual, he carried his two small kids in a kharpan (shoulder bamboo with baskets dangling from either end). Unbeknownst to Prajapati, somebody captured the image in a camera. A few weeks ago, he was able to see the picture.