Sonam Lama

The contributor for Republica.

A spiritual undertaking

Published On: July 26, 2018 12:01 PM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, July 26: The bonding of a teacher and student grows beyond familial ties and surpasses diverse boundaries secured by cultural and social norms. A relationship between a teacher and disciple has been revered since the immemorial ages.

New-age approach to surgery

Published On: July 24, 2018 09:12 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

In an interview with My City’s Sonam Lama, Laikangbam talks on demystifying laparoscopy and shares her experience in the medical field.The quest for medical progress drove Dr Rangina Laikangbam to experiment on the new technology of Laparoscopy in Nepal.She currently is prepping up to introduce aesthetic and cosmetic surgery .

5 things about Naresh Kumar KC

Published On: July 23, 2018 02:20 PM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Naresh Kumar KC had his heed set into becoming a doctor until he joined a four-month-long workshop on film making. The incident took a beautiful turn in his life. Later, he went on to attend the University of California for Film making. He entered into the Nepali cinema fraternity with ‘Dying candle’ in 2013. Having helmed a plethora of short movies, he is currently gearing up for his next release, ‘Romeo and Muna’, which is scheduled to hit the big screen this Friday.

Bearing witness to animals in captivity

Published On: July 22, 2018 11:28 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, July 22: The never-ending debate on whether animals should be held in captivity or let free has been a subject of arguments among animal rights activists, and park officials. In Nepal, the Central Zoo is the only authorized body that scrutinizes the status of animals in captivity.

Venturing out of professional confines

Published On: July 17, 2018 10:20 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Thirty six-year-old Arjun Singh Thakuri introduces himself as an entrepreneur. Undertaking various ventures within his professional confines, he has been contributing to social welfare through various mediums.

5 things about Jyoti Ghimire

Published On: July 16, 2018 11:45 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

The ever-young Jyoti Ghimire is known for his contributions in helping shape Nepal’s contemporary rock scene to its present state. In his musical journey spanning over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has given hits like ‘Anjaan’, ‘Maski Maski’, and ‘Nashalu’. Over the years, his unique guitar playing has also led his admirers to compare Ghimire with global icons like Carlos Santana, and Mark Knopfler. A devotee of music, Jyoti Ghimire is currently busy in the studios preparing for the launch of his brand new album. In the meantime, he is also engaged with live charity gigs around Nepal.

Where strengths meet skills

Published On: July 14, 2018 12:37 PM NPT By: Sonam Lama

When 35-year-old Ngawang Chhiri Sherpa was informed that he could not walk anymore, he was not downhearted with despair to what life threw at him. He rather summoned up the courage to find a way of living. It was after a year of his accident that his journey altered from that of trekking guide to a thanka artist.

5 things about Bijay baral

Published On: July 9, 2018 09:26 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Originally from Sarlahi, Bijay Baral moved to Kathmandu in hopes of establishing a career in cinema. Instead, he stumbled into the theaters. However, it wasn’t long until he found a cameo role in the 2013 blockbuster, Chadke.  Over the years, he has managed to establish a distinct identity in the Nepali film industry by portraying key roles in movies like ‘Kabbadi Kabbadi’, ‘Mr. Jholey’, and ‘Mr. Virgin’, among many others. At present, Baral is preparing for his next, ‘Pandit Bajeko Lauro’, and ‘Machha Machha’.

Sonam Gyalmo: A heart-wrenching love story

Published On: July 7, 2018 08:23 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Staged in a typically authentic setting of the Tamang community, Sonam Gyalmo is a heart-wrenching tale of love-loss based on an ancient Tamang folklore. The story begins in a jocular mood, with people gathering for a wedding ceremony where one of the pivotal characters narrates the story of the estranged lovers, Sonam (Sonam Moktan Tamang) and Gyalmo (Shanti Waiba), who fall prey to the atrocious conducts of the then Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana.

Traffic mayhem on the Chabahil–Sankhu stretch

Published On: July 4, 2018 07:50 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Alongside the traffic congestion and the never-ending air pollution, the wretched roads are adding to the misery of the residents of Kathmandu.

Presenting societies in stills

Published On: July 3, 2018 09:17 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Pablo Bartholomew has traversed an untiring journey as a photographer. Having spent over four decades in photography, he remembers acquiring early skills in visual art from his father at home. At just 19, he won the World Press Photo Award for his series ‘Morphine Addicts’ in 1975. Another prestige followed him in the form of ‘Picture of the Year’ in 1984 for his work that showed a half-buried dead body of a child victim of the disastrous Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Also a 2013 Padma Shri recipient, he is currently in his official visit to Kathmandu as the Jury Chair for the 5th Edition of IME- Global IME Bank Photo Contest and Exhibition 2018 which is being organized by Photo Journalist (PJ) Club.

Dream detour

Published On: June 28, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

No matter how socially and financially we differ from each other, letting our imagination loose, or dreaming and hoping for a bright future are the inalienable rights that we are endowed with.

A classy attempt to remodel fashion

Published On: June 26, 2018 08:11 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Classy, yet cost-friendly collection defines Bina Ghale’s sartorial elegance. The model turned fashion designer is one of the most acclaimed Nepali fashion designers.

5 things about Jems Pradhan

Published On: June 25, 2018 08:02 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

The hard-earned success of his first album, ‘Dherai Taka Chautarima’, gave Jems Pradhan the courage to overcome unprecedented challenges in Nepali music. After further exploring the Nepali music scene, his second, ‘Bhaigo Uni Jaun’ which presented a harmony between sarangi and guitar, helped Pradhan establish his mark in the industry.

Souls of my city: Selling his childhood

Published On: June 24, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

In spite of his young age, Gajendra Baitha is yet to relish the privileges of a young boy. At an early age of just eight years, he was handed with toys and candies to seek profit, to make ends meet for his family.

From official to trendsetter

Published On: June 18, 2018 11:47 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Gahendra Rajbhandari, 39, is among a handful of innovators immune to the lethargy existing in the governmental offices. He made way into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Officer in 2009. Under his initiative, he has so far introduced a myriad of effective policies that have contributed to improving the impression of the general public on government offices.

5 things about Keki Adhikari

Published On: June 18, 2018 09:29 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Keki Adhikari, showcasing her ability to blend into versatile characters, has established herself as the leading entertainers of Nepali cinema fraternity.

Narrator of diverse tales

Published On: June 12, 2018 11:24 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Sangita Panta Thapa, 43, has witnessed the mounts and bents of the Nepali broadcast media since her early affiliation with Nepal Television. In an interview with My City’s Sonam Lama, the senior NTV program producer talked about her experience and challenges working in Nepal Television.

5 Things About Deepak Bajracharya

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

Actively producing hits after hits since 1990, Deepak Bajracharya is credited for introducing Latino grooves, and Flamenco rhythms into Nepali music. In conversation with My City’s Sonam Lama, Deepak Bajracharya revealed five things that many don’t know about him.

Subhash Ghai: teaching the tricks of the trade

Published On: June 6, 2018 12:58 PM NPT By: Sonam Lama

Veteran filmmaker, Subhash Ghai is known for his contribution in the Indian cinema as a screenwriter, director, and a producer. His career in Bollywood spans for more than 35 years where he has produced hits like ‘Karz’, ‘Hero’, ‘Karma’, ‘Taal’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Khalnayak’, and ‘Pardes’. Having debuted as a director with ‘Kalicharan’ in 1976, Ghai at present is among the most acclaimed personalities of Bollywood.