Sonam Lama

The contributor for Republica.

Students awarded first aid training certificates

Published On: November 11, 2018 09:49 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: ‘Vocational Training Award and NAS Recognition Program’ witnessed the third phase of its training program. It concluded with felicitating patrons and certifying the students of Xavier’s Academy. The first phase of the ‘Life-saving’ first aid training program was organized in the college premises on September 25 followed by the second phase conducted on October 2. The Emergency Medical Team from NAS (Nepal Ambulance Service), led by Dr Kulesh Bahadur Thapa, conducted the entire training program.

Living on the edge

Published On: November 6, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

The vigor to living an adventurous life is what fascinated 29-year-old Rajesh Ranjitkar about stunt riding. He initially started with bike riding as an early teenager and continued further as a stunt rider about a decade ago.

Harvesting the floral golds

Published On: November 5, 2018 10:55 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: While children at their surroundings might be making playful pranks with firecrackers, youths rehearsing for Deusi Bhailo and elderly members being occupied with homely chores, many villages of Nagarjun Municipality are growing marigolds to be adorned at the doors and homes of Kathmandu.

Battling caste based discrimination

Published On: November 4, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: ‘Media Dialogue Program on Caste-Based Discrimination’ was held on Monday at Yak Party Palace, Lalitpur. The event organized by Sajha Aawaj program was jointly collaborated by Nepal National Dalit Social Welfare Organization (NNDSWO), MAG (Media Advocacy Group), Fin Church Aid (FCA) with  support from the European Union (EU).

Drawing without colors

Published On: October 30, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Visual artist and art journalist, Devendra Thumkeli reminisce his childhood days indulged in making clay arts which later encouraged him to pursue career in contemporary arts. He holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from Tribhuvan University. For nearly two decades he has also been working as a journalist writing for ‘art’ column.

Julie Westfall: Journalism is a collaboration of diverse voices

Published On: October 9, 2018 09:38 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

US Embassy’s Media Speaker, Julie Westfall shared valuable insights of her experience as women journalist to My City’s Sonam Lama

5 things about Trishna Gurung

Published On: October 8, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

After a gap of five years, Trisha Gurung made a return to music with her first solo album. She began her musical journey with ‘Khani Ho Yahmu’. Wih her debut song, Gurung won many admirers. It further inspired her to compose additional songs. Currently, the singing diva is busy recording an original composition.  She aims to release her new single in the next two months.

Creative classes for smarter children

Published On: October 6, 2018 11:55 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The rise in the cutting edge technology have made the new generation of children much smarter and tech-savvy than their predecessors. At an early age, they master the skills of unlocking phones and relishing the joys of advanced gadgets. Although spending time, and playing games on gadgets are considered to improve hand-eye coordination and brain speed, is it how we want our kids to grow up? Does that justify our idea of wanting them to be quick-witted and smart the way we would actually want them to be?

Fallen for words

Published On: October 2, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

In her late 50’s, she feels young and vibrant at heart. Shashikala Manandhar is one who deeply fell in love with her poetry that she penned at the age of 14. A devotee of literature, she shares an intimate bond with writing for which she has dedicated her entire life. Till now, she has penned more than a dozen novels and over two dozen short stories, child stories, and poetry collections. Her novel ‘Shaili’ has become a bestseller.

5 things about Sirjana Subba

Published On: October 1, 2018 10:15 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Sirjana Subba was pursuing a career in modern dance until she found herself engaged in the theaters in 2006. She found fame when she made a leap into the silver screen, where she portrayed key characters in ‘Aawaaj’, ‘Loot’, and ‘Loot 2’. Her performance in ‘Dying Candle’ is among her most notable works. For her influential role in Dying Candle, she bagged the Best Actress award in Kamana Film Award (2017).

Mysterious irrationality at Shilpee

Published On: September 30, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Make sure you enter the Shilpee theatre with a curious mind because the play ‘The Ants Rolling on a Ping Pong Ball’ is certain to raise numerous questions. Directed by Dutch playwright Lima Rood, the play is an adaptation of the one-act play by Austrian dramatist Peter Handke.

Fifth Hyolmo National Convention elects new batch of committee members

Published On: September 27, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

The fifth national convention of Nepal Hyolmo Social Service Association was held at Hyolmo Monastery at Tinchuli, Baudha, on Saturday. The event saw the participation of the members of the Hyolmo community along with Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Ngawang Tenzing Rinpoche as the chief guests.

Enriching the standard of Nepali basketball

Published On: September 25, 2018 11:45 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Currently, Bikash Shahi is in the process of recovering from an appendectomy. However, he is eager to get back to the basketball court to mentor his players. Shahi took up the national duty in 2011 when he was appointed the coach of the Nepali women's basketball team. Under his mentorship, the national women’s team has redefined success, clinching numerous international accolades.

5 things about Shiva Pariyar

Published On: September 24, 2018 09:18 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Best known for skillfully fusing the classical and pop genres, Shiva Pariyar made his commercial debut, as a singer, in 2005 with ‘Mokshya’. In a conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, he revealed the five things that many may not know about him.

NDI demands 25 percent budget for women empowerment

Published On: September 22, 2018 08:22 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: National Democratic Institute (NDI) launched an advocacy campaign on Friday to press for progressive policies in order to empower women economically.

Presenting the world through reel

Published On: September 20, 2018 08:55 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

In an interview with My City’s Sonam Lama, the filmmaker Aditya Seth shared an insight of his filmmaking journey.

Jalini: a peek into societal and historical setting

Published On: September 19, 2018 11:05 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: 'Jalini' is a fictional tale based during the era of the despotic king, Jayasthiti (Bijay Baral). The play staged under Dayahang Rai’s directorial is a dramatized version of Jalini which is one of the short stories included in Dhruba Satya Pariyar’s short story anthology ‘Kairan’.

Raman Nepali: A man seeding inspiration

Published On: September 18, 2018 08:52 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Raman Nepali -- an inspirational educator and author -- has been generously committed to the growth of Nepali society. In conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, Nepali shared the challenges and experience he has had to face as an inspirational educator and trainer.

5 things about Arjan Pandey

Published On: September 17, 2018 01:14 PM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Although an IT engineer by profession, Arjan Pandey is an absolute musician at heart. He entered the Nepali music industry with his first song ‘Oiliyera Jharna Dinna’, from his first album Naya Sapana, in 2015. An Image Award recipient of 2016, his recent song 'Rellimai' was well received by Nepali music lovers. A student of MBA, at CG Institute of Management, he is currently prepping up for his upcoming songs which are to be released this month.

Bouddha Premises Submerged wading ankle-deep

Published On: September 15, 2018 08:49 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Monsoon shows signs of withdrawal with the arrival of September, but the distressing situation of the people living around the Bouddhanath Stupa vicinity does not seem to have an end. In addition to the waterlogged potholes on the streets of  Bouddha, even the stupa premises – enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage site – is left submerged when it rains. Similar was the case this Thursday.