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Kiran Lama

Giver or taker?

Published On: July 1, 2018 09:13 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

What does giving mean to you?  Are you a giver or taker?  Katha Ghera’s new production ‘Dayalu Rukh’ compels one to consider the aforementioned questions. Directed and conceptualized by Akanchha Karki, the play successfully captures the endless generosity of a tree on a boy until the end of his life. In the meantime, the play also symbolizes the how humans take Mother Nature for granted.

A new makeover of Bir Hospital

Published On: June 25, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Bir Hospital is beyond recognition from its old state after a complete makeover that lasted for two months. Apart from the basement of the outpatient department (OPD), all sections of the nation’s oldest hospital are glistening after a thorough renovation.

Young science achiever

Published On: June 24, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

“My mother pointed at the TV screen and expressed that it would be a proud moment to any mother if her children appeared on the TV for an interview. It was the turning point in my life. I wanted to make my mother proud,” stated Bikalpa Dhungana, a 19-year-old scientist, and inventor from Manpang, Tanahun.

Chasing the musical dreams

Published On: June 17, 2018 08:15 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, June 17: Anmol Bajracharya’s musical journey started with a gentle fumble. Belonging to a family of gold jewelers, his family groomed Bajracharya to take responsibilities of the family business.

Kathmandu goes jersey Crazy

Published On: June 10, 2018 11:14 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, June 10 : Marking the occasion, shops, malls, and offices in Kathmandu are getting heavily influenced by the football mood. Kathmandu is donned in flags of participating team, and the people are also slipped into jerseys of their favorite teams

Hidden eateries in Patan

Published On: June 4, 2018 09:45 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Patan has evolved into a popular tourist hub in recent years.  The ancient city, surrounding Patan Durbar Square, along with the revered cultural and architectural heritages also consists of modern hubs contemplating the preferences of the contemporary youths.

Doctor with good leadership promise

Published On: May 27, 2018 11:37 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, May 27: If you are determined to do something concentrating all your strengths on the objective, nothing can stop you from reaching your goal. Age, geographical location, caste and class, all become secondary in the face of zeal and ambition.

Well played Sandy!

Published On: May 22, 2018 09:38 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Until few months back, it was like a fairy tale for Nepali cricket fans that any player from Nepal could be part of the Indian Premiere League - a popular T20 professional cricket league in the world. But the extraordinary happened when Sandeep Lamichanne, a 17-year-old leg spinner from Nepal, was auctioned at base price of IRs 2 million by Delhi Daredevils in Vivo IPL 2018.

Chekov play in Nepali flavor

Published On: May 19, 2018 10:15 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

The play ‘Teen Baini’ is being staged at Shilpee Theater, Battisputali since May 4. Directed and conceptualized by Ghanshyam Shrestha, it is an adaption of the Russian play ‘Three Sisters’ penned by well-known Russian litterateur Anton Chekov.  Earlier, Shrestha directed ‘Bimba Ka Sapana,’ ‘Bed No. 99’ and ‘Yo Kunai Bas Ho Ek’.

The return of beautiful

Published On: May 16, 2018 11:12 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Actor Najir Husen has made a comeback in theater after a three-year-long gap. The last time he performed was in ‘Vaitaranee Café’ in 2015 which was directed and written by Dayahang Rai.  Theater enthusiasts were waiting for his return, and their patience has finally been rewarded with Husen coming back in the scene, with ‘The Ugly Duckling.’ Directed and conceptualized by Husen himself, the play is staged at Mandala Theater, Anamnagar, where it is on the show since May 11.

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation cleaning Bir Hospital

Published On: May 15, 2018 07:36 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Sitaram Kattel, better known for his comedy character ‘Dhurmus’, is busy these days inside the premises of Bir Hospital, Kathmandu. His foundation, the Dhurumus Suntali Foundation, has piloted a campaign of cleaning the hospital. The campaign was commenced with permission from the Ministry of Health.

Modi visit, from people’s perspective

Published On: May 14, 2018 09:12 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

The recent official two-day visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal has been the talk of the town. While both the governments have claimed the visit to be successful, there have been mixed remarks about his visit across the country. In fact, the VVIP motorcade had affected the lives of Kathmandu denizens and social media was flooded with hashtag trends against the blockade imposed by India in 2015.

Young and bold

Published On: May 13, 2018 11:54 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Early morning on January 11, on the occasion of Prithivi Jayanti, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit, and other noted leaders and personalities including Nepali Congress leader and former Deputy Prime Minister, Prakash Man Singh, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Hari Prabha Khadgi and a number of students and security guards gathered at Tinkune, Koteshwar. They gathered there with brooms in their hands to sweep dust as a part of Kathmandu cleaning campaign. The program was commenced in Koteshwar and concluded in Maitighar.

Young game developer

Published On: May 6, 2018 08:35 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

People generally think that today’s youth are less committed and concentrated on certain tasks. People draw such conclusion as they see teenagers spending more time in technology and making internet as part of their life. They think youths spend almost 24 hours on social media and it looks like watching videos in YouTube and television is teenagers’ daily routine.

Beauty of Universe

Published On: May 2, 2018 12:46 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

There is no heaven no hell Just be yourself

Hunt for the lost cell phone

Published On: May 1, 2018 08:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Ek Raj Shivakoti, 28, a cell phone shop owner at Kadaghari in Kathmandu, was spotted at the lost and found department of Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Teku, on Sunday. He went there to follow up the case of his 42 mobile sets which were stolen last October.  According to Shivakoti, the total cost of the mobiles sets was about Rs. 500,000 that were looted from his shop at night by breaking the shutter lock.

Providing health care @ Rs 100

Published On: April 23, 2018 08:42 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

According to the Human Development Report 2015 of UNDP, Nepal has the lowest number of doctors per person in South Asia. Nepal has only two physicians for every 10,000 people, which does not meet the World Health Organization standard of 10 doctors for 10,000 people. This also indicates lack of proper awareness and promotion of health facilities.

De-stigmatizing mental illness

Published On: April 22, 2018 08:48 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, April 22; Nepali society may not be an easy place for a woman in her late twenties when she wants to pursue a profession of her choice with full concentration. As the society has a set of some unspoken rules on various crucial matters such as the time to get married and settle down, youths’ aspiration to work hard and excel in a field and establish oneself as an independent individual may face various societal challenges.

Dayahang Rai’s another satirical play

Published On: April 19, 2018 09:04 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

It is the delusion of the modern time people that science and technology can make us happy and so is about money. At some point it gives materialistic pleasure but slowly and gradually, it turns out to be temporary. Even those possessing sufficient facilities are found to be in depression and other mental illness. Eventually, we’re living a dual life wearing a mask and acting as being perfect but inner side being empty.

Messi and Ronaldo : Gods for Nepali football fans

Published On: April 17, 2018 08:07 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Along with the unabated popularity of football, growing still, fans across the world have kept the debate about their favorite players and teams alive through the past several decades. As a global sport, football has united millions of fans across the world in many ways.