Manoj Ghartimagar

The contributor for Republica.

Adventure sports in Pokhara

Published On: September 29, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

Pokhara is gifted with geographical variances creating endless tourism possibilities.  Allured by its natural beauty, the region sees abundant domestic and international tourists throughout the year. In addition to the picturesque surroundings it flaunts, Pokhara is also gaining fame amongst adventure sports enthusiasts.

Spotlight on female trekking guides

Published On: July 8, 2018 01:00 PM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

The idea of traveling fascinated Tanahu’s Renuka Thapa from her school days. She started traveling as a school student, attending excursions and educational tours. While on her visit to Pokhara, she was captivated by the gestures of travelers carrying cameras and bulky bag packs. She then dreamt of living a similar life.

Pokhara Theater launched with ‘Sirumairani’

Published On: February 15, 2018 10:02 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

The people of Pokhara have had a years-long dream of establishing a theater in the lake city. Their dream came true on Tuesday, with the launch of Pokhara Theater at Gairapatan, Pokhara.

Feeling ruff? Dogs might help you

Published On: January 24, 2018 03:31 PM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

POKHARA, Jan 24: Some decades ago, dogs were kept for their capacity to differentiate between strangers and family members. Dogs are well known for their loyalty toward their owner. They are mostly kept for security and to keep company. However, the scenario has slightly changed in the modern days as people these days keep dogs as a hobby.

Pokhara Museums

Published On: November 15, 2017 08:17 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

POKHARA, Nov 14 : The lake city not only boasts a majestic view of the Himalayas but also enjoys the reputation of one being one of the most preferred tourist destinations among domestic as well as international visitors. Pokhara is six hours’ drive away from Kathmandu, while it takes 25 minutes via airways to reach one of the most happening cites in the country.

Kaura Aura Grips Syangja Youths

Published On: October 28, 2017 09:27 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

Women clad in traditional Magar dress that comprises gunyo choli, patuka, teki, hamle, yellow potey, and men with damfus (a popular Nepali instrument played mostly in the Himalayan region) and kartal (a pair of castanets) get ready to grove to the tunes of Kaura every evening in Chitre Bhanjyang of Syangja.

Time for ‘Miss Pokhara’

Published On: August 30, 2017 09:09 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

POKHARA, August 30: The ninth edition of Miss Pokhara 2017 is set to be held on on September 21, the day of Ghatasthapana.

Inappropriate Folk Music Videos killing Authenticity

Published On: August 15, 2017 12:46 PM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

Nepali folk songs have been a fundamental part of our culture for a long time for they carry hints of our lifestyle, language, rites and traditions. However, folk music is losing its authenticity with growing modernization.

Kaura losing authenticity with time

Published On: July 31, 2017 09:22 AM NPT By: Manoj Ghartimagar

The above mentioned Nepali song reflects rural society in the western region of Nepal, where locals used to perform traditional songs and dance called Kaura. Kaura is a tradition of the Magar community. However, the charm and originality of Kaura has been depleting with time and changing culture. These days, Kaura is limited to certain cultural events and programs, lacking authenticity.