KATHMANDU: Former chief justice Shushila Karki launched ‘Rajgaj’ by Hari Bahadur Thapa at Pearl Hall, Trade Tower Nepal on Tuesday. The book discusses deep-rooted corruption in the country’s corporate sector.
Newari Bhoj organized by Fairfield Marriott was filled with music, culture, cuisine and a lot of delightful faces. The food served at the Bhoj was mouth-watering. The main idea behind the event was to promote Newari feasting culture and its grandiose heritage.
Idea of the Book Bus was fascinating to five-year-old Pranav Pokhrael. His curiosity and excitement led him to occupy a seat opposite the Book Bus and read the ‘Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp’. He had come with his father to the ‘Innovation in Education Fair 2017’.
It is always fun to watch prominent actors like, and not limited to, Kiran KC, Shivahari Paudel, Rajaram Paudel, Deepak Raj Giri, Manoj Gajurel, Sangita Gurung and Deepa Shree Niraula on stage. Punch lines delivered by these actors are based on issues pertaining in the society and oftentimes an amalgamation of thoughts that has passed an audience’s mind. However, owing to the binding constraints of society, they remain unsaid.
Adapting to the character of a homosexual and bringing forth a powerful narrative on LGBTIQ struggle was probably one of the best performances of actor Anil Subba. In ‘Jiiudo Akash’— displayed at Sarvanam Theatre on August 2 — Anil showcased a mesmerizing caliber for character transitions, storytelling and on-stage vivacity.
‘Monday Morning Coffee Queries Week 69’ was organized at Bodhi Books and Bakes, Chappal Karkhana on Monday. MMCQ is a regular weekly business meet-up organized by Clock b Business Innovations every Monday from 9 am to 11 am.
Gita Adhikari, originally from Ilam, could not get herself into any medical training owing to her family’s feeble economic condition. She eventually started her career in acting, which she enjoyed for 12 years, until it became “rather dull”. Five years ago, she started taking time off her acting pursuits to volunteer at the help desk in Bir Hospital, Kanti Path.
KATHMANDU: There were a few instances when the dialogues could not be clearly understood owing to an emotional audience and their running noses, which usually follow an outburst. Another annoying aspect of watching ‘Jiudo Aakash’ at Sarwanam Theatre--and probably the only other--was quick transitions in Anil Subba’s acting and story-telling. He transforms from an exuberant lover to a suicidal character in a matter of few minutes, leaving the auditorium in shock and confusion.
Unlocking the Mind through Poetry’ was organized by Psychbigyaan Network Nepal-PNN on Sunday at Godavari Alumni Association Hall, Thamel. The event was organized to mark the second anniversary of PNN, which has been hosting awareness programs through podcasts, intellectual discussions on psychological and mental health and ‘Psychological Help’ and ‘Mental Health Campaigns’.
KATHMANDU: The official website of the Department of Passports was hacked and defaced by a Turkish group on June 27, 2017. The defaced website was not retrieved even after 12 hours, and displayed a note that threatened the government to adhere to the hackers’ demands.
Around 10 elderly had gathered on the Dabali area of Naradevi temple, Naradevi to assemble fresh green reeds into groups of six. These assembles were then arranged in a human-like shape — two hands, three legs and a face — to create Ghantakarna (a mythical being, also believed to be the incarnation of Lord Bhairav) and Goddess Naradevi. What differentiated the two were the posters that were later added to the effigies: one with a picture of a penis to represent Ghantakarna while Naradevi had an eye-shaped poster to represent her genitals.
Club Déjà Vu, Durbarmarg on Wednesday had an intoxicating air about it. It was about the thousands of Jay Sean’s fans that had turned up at the venue. All of them most certainly had an exciting time, with most on the floor dancing to his hour-long performance. Few audiences that were used to Jay Sean’s English hip-hop were taken by surprise when he sung Hindi lyrics of ‘Suraj Hua Mathham’ and ‘Chura Liya’. Loud cheers that followed Jay Sean’s Hindi performance probably counted to make this particular event memorable for the artiste himself.
KATHMANDU: Mandala Theatre an among has been showcasing ‘Antigone’ since Friday. The drama is an adaptation of a tragedy written by Sophocles in around 441 BC. What makes this Mandala Theatre production unique is that the adaptations were strictly based on the medium of expression. Within an hour and a half, the drama made spectators laugh, empathize and at times even shed a few tears.
Though Sizi Thapa has no studio of her own, she is still one of the few established make-up artists in the country. She works as a freelancer and lives her days with versatility. Her 10-day make-up workshop, which to a make-up beginner was one of the most informative make-up experiences, concluded on July 4.
KATHMANDU: When Bidhata KC, Chirag Bangdel and Kapil Mani Dixit come together to organize collaborative exhibitions, like they did at Shaligram Hotel on Sunday, art-enthusiasts almost immediately look forward to a magical celebration of art, creativity and diversity. The three artists work in different art fields, which is why their collaboration oftentimes gives people an insightful experience. Their fourth exhibition together, called ‘Samishran’, started on Sunday and is set to run till July 11 at Shaligram Complex everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The second runner-up of ‘Model Hunt Nepal 2015’ Navin Neupane aspires to be a feature film actor and establish a production house of his own. He has tried on a few different hats during his three years in Nepali entertainment industry: as a model, a video jockey (VJ) and an actor. His is a journey of passion, hard work and few setbacks that keep him down to earth.
“I started writing poetry when I was young, because it was the sole medium where I could express the violence and discrimination I was experiencing,” said Alok Vaid-Menon, an international Transgender icon, in a rather grim tone.