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Fire destroys furniture factory, guts property worth Rs 7 m (with video)

Published On: January 5, 2019 05:10 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Property worth around Rs 7 million was reduced to ashes after a furniture factory (Sofa Décor Pvt Ltd) based in Nakkhu, Lalitpur, caught fire on Saturday morning

Rapper Vten breaks down in tears

Published On: January 3, 2019 05:30 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Emerging Nepali rapper Samir Ghising aka Vten burst with anger on the stage, after stone was thrown at him

January 1: New Year or Topi Diwas?

Published On: January 1, 2019 05:33 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Last year, Hari Bansha Acharya—a veteran comedian marked ‘Topi Diwas’ posting his photo in a Dhaka topi (Nepali Cap) on his social media account.

Travelling to Pokhara on foot

Published On: December 31, 2018 08:13 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Nani Kaji Maharjan travelled to Pokhara on foot from Kathmandu,alongside the elderly people in his community. The purpose behind the travel was providing helping hands in the construction of Mahendra Pul (bridge).

A punch on modern art

Published On: December 24, 2018 11:15 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: A movie of three friends is always intriguing to audiences. Be it the Bollywood blockbuster, ‘Three Idiots’ or Hollywood’s hit sequel, ‘Hangover’, this genre of movies has always topped the box office. However, it is rare seeing such trio at a drama stage. Credits to Yashmina Reza, a French Playwright for penning the award winning play entitled ‘Art’. His creation is based on friendship about three young men.

Drumming his way to success

Published On: December 23, 2018 12:08 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: It is difficult for any musician to follow their passion for music, if he/she has to earn for the family in Nepal. As such one can barely give time to the music where the parents prefer their children to pursue secured jobs over music. Like common middle-class families in Nepal, the family of Susan Pahadi, an aspirant drummer, initially did not support him.

Manisha’s story of determination and willpower

Published On: December 18, 2018 10:59 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Manisha Koirala, the renowned Bollywood actor, arrived on the stage donning a long black overcoat and over-the-knee black boot. She looked confident and charismatic and ready to interact with the press about her book ‘Healed’ at the ‘Meet The Author’ event held at Alice Receptions, Kathmandu.

Meet the ‘Bijuli Dai’ Singer

Published On: December 16, 2018 12:38 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: When Kelsang Shrestha was an eighth grader, he was caught cheating during Nepali exam. He was actively enrolled in music and learning guitar at that time. Therefore he barely could focus on his exam. But luckily the Nepali teacher did not publicly embarrass him. She rather called him to her room after the exam.

Actor turned Director

Published On: December 9, 2018 10:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: For Suraj Malla, Black Box Theater was new and intriguing when he first saw a play in Gurukul. Growing up as a movie buff—imitating movie stars and watching plays in Gurukul triggered Malla to indulge in the theatre realm. Malla, 30, is a professional theatre artist. He wanted to enhance his career as a theatre artist and was in search of a drama institution. He finally got enrolled at the Actor’s Studio, Jhamsikhel, in the 13th batch.

Kimff: A documentary extravaganza

Published On: December 8, 2018 12:19 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: When you arrive at the City Hall (Rastriya Sabha Griha), you will notice small blue, yellow and red flags adorned on the walls and also on the main building. Besides the big maroon hoarding board, various stalls are also showcased inside the City Hall premises. The decorations give it looks of a grand carnival.

Breaking the body barrier

Published On: December 4, 2018 09:30 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Physically and mentally challenged people face discrimination in society and sometimes they are seen as a stigma. However, there are some who are breaking the limitations of their body and excelling at what they do using their skills, creating space for themselves. Helen Keller, Franklin D Roosevelt, Jhamak Kumari Ghimire are prime examples who have lived dignified lives contributing to the society. They are the ones whose physical impediment did not overshadow their dream.

Arts without barriers

Published On: December 1, 2018 09:44 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

“Though God has deceived me I won’t betray my life” The verses above are from the song entitled ‘Daiba Ley Malai Thugey Pachhi’. Amir Bomjan is the singer.  Through the song, differently abled Bomjan expresses his feeling, despite suffering from arthrogryposis (curving joint), he won’t loses his hope.

Winter Jackets for Men

Published On: November 27, 2018 09:00 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Not only women, men are also freely expressing themselves in fashion in recent time. They can be seen at shopping malls buying and looking for clothes. Besides, they keep updating themselves in terms of fashion. Be it watching videos on YouTube or reading relevant articles, they are closely following the fashion industry.

Akanchha and Divya Dev line up together onstage after three years

Published On: November 25, 2018 02:50 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: It was almost three years since actors Akanchha Karki and Divya Dev pair up together onstage. Last time, the duo starred in John Osborne’s play ‘Look back in Anger’ at Mandala Theater in 2015. Thereafter, the Nepali play fanatics closely started following their remarkable acting skill. However, Akanchha and Divya Dev are separately showcasing the acting skill in Nepali theater realm throughout these three years.

Mini Punjab in Soaltee Crowne Plaza

Published On: November 24, 2018 09:29 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Some waiters donning Pagri—a Punjabi traditional cap, welcoming the guest with drinks in matkas at the entrance. Meanwhile, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri cut the ribbon. Eventually, Ambassador Puri strolled some distance and enthralled the guests by playing a dhol. It felt like a Punjabi dhaba—roadside eatery in Punjab.

Advocating the Nepali fashion industry

Published On: November 21, 2018 11:54 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Nepali fashion industry is infant —gradually adopting authentic fashionable textile. People are ordering branded products like Gucci, Armani and other internationally acclaimed brands. This is a good news for the fashion industry. However, in-depth, our money is going out of the country, which affects Nepal’s economy.

Clothes @ Rs 10: A business Masterstroke!

Published On: October 31, 2018 12:00 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

What would you get for Rs 10 nowadays? Even a cup of tea costs more than Rs 10. However, what would you do, if you could buy clothes for as less as Rs 10 in Kathmandu?  Don’t be surprised because Sukhawati Store located at Gongabu is selling clothes starting at Rs 10. The store is selling shirts for Rs 10, pants for Rs 40, and jackets for Rs 50 respectively. However, the price will vary up to Rs 5,000 based on terms and conditions.

Home Calling: Kora

Published On: October 28, 2018 08:00 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: According to Hindu mythology, when Lakshman, the younger brother of lord Rama suggested him to rule over the beautiful land of Lanka after defeating Ravan, the elder brother said that mother and motherland were greater than even heaven.

I am gay and proud to be one: Prabal Gurung

Published On: October 27, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Eminent American-Nepali fashion designer Prabal Gurung declared his sexual orientation at an event in the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday Evening. At 'A Conversation with Prabal Gurung' organized by Photo Kathmandu at Patan Durbar Square, he said he is a gay.

Nurturing filmmaking skills from childhood

Published On: October 14, 2018 10:25 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Previously, only men were perceived as breadwinners while women were confined within four walls. However, the time has changed. Women are independent and have the privilege to choose their career. In media and cinematography, which the male population had dominated for ages, women now have started to outperform their male counterparts.