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Kiran Lama

Fragments for Cultural harmony

Published On: December 24, 2017 08:39 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

The Silence Festival and Carnival of Rock are some platforms where thousands of music lovers gather to enjoy their love for metal music. Moreover, the fandom for metal music has been ever increasing in Nepal. And to support the love, several metal gigs are organized every now and then in Kathmandu. As a result, more than 100 underground metal bands currently exist in country.

Queue up for your seat

Published On: December 23, 2017 09:03 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Do you think it is a strange sight when you see that people are queued to get in a bus? Or would you assume it might be a ritual that people follow? The recent move launched by the Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) at selected areas encourages public to stand in a queue in order to get in public vehicles. This move comes after the success of the ‘No Horn’ and ‘Vehicle-free Thamel’ policies.

Tokyo Olympics aspirant Phupu

Published On: December 19, 2017 09:29 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

If you don’t recognize Phupu Lhamu Khatri, a 21-year-old Nepali female judoka and Olympian, you must be joking. Because Khatri won gold medal for Nepal at the 2016 South Asian Games and also bagged the Female Player of the Year Award at the NSJF Pulsar Sports Award in the same year. Not only that, she also represented Nepal in Rio Olympics 2016.

College dropout turns filmmaker

Published On: December 17, 2017 10:27 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

In many parts of the world, people still believe in feeding children with book knowledge and judging adults on the basis of the degrees they’ve earned. But, times have changed and college degrees don’t matter as much if you have the skills to sell your talent.

‘Masaantaar’: A metaphorical satire to politicians

Published On: December 14, 2017 09:21 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The country has been mired in a prolonged political transition for several decades now. As result, youths have been forced out of the country in search of better opportunities and a better future. Director Pradip Kumar Chaudhary’s short play called ‘Masaantaar’ revolves around the plot that holds political leaders responsible for driving the country to ruins.

Mini-trampoline to stay fit and fab

Published On: December 7, 2017 06:07 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

While many gyms in Nepal don’t even have the slightest idea on what a mini-trampoline is or what it could to our health, some exceptions have decided to be proactive and launch the rebounders. To pursue the dream of having a perfectly shaped body and staying fit, many adults knock the gyms’ doors and change their eating habits. However, several among them start skipping the exercise classes just as soon as they join due to excessive exhaustion or boredom.

Theater kid aspires to turn film star

Published On: December 3, 2017 08:45 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Due to his chatty and funny nature in classroom, Laxman Ishar’s ECA teacher had admitted him in drama class when he was in Grade III. Laxman used to do mimicry of his school teachers when he was just a kid. He got the opportunity to hone his acting skills in his drama class. This gradually made him realize that he had the potential to become an actor.

Robot serving food in Kathmandu (With video)

Published On: November 29, 2017 04:38 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

As times goes by, the world becomes increasingly high-tech, while humans depend upon the innovation of science to make life easier and faster. Likewise, the fast food business marked a new height with the opening of Kripsy Krunchy Fried Chicken (KKFC) last Friday. KKFC is located on the ground floor of People’s Plaza, New Road. Since it’s opening, the restaurant has become a unique spot for customers as the food here is served by a programmed robot called ‘Amy’.

Urban Girl’s Young Entrepreneur

Published On: November 26, 2017 11:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

As per the national consensus, women’s literacy rate in the country is far less than men. As a result, men are regarded as breadwinners whereas women are confined inside fours wall of a house.

Winter fashion of celebrities

Published On: November 25, 2017 07:14 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Winter has arrived in Nepal with the temperature gradually plummeting and the nights becoming increasingly cold. As a result, people's outfits start getting thicker and heavier to keep them warm.  But it doesn’t mean that winter cannot be made fashionable and stylish like the summer. Nonetheless, people love to flaunt winter gears and fashionably warm clothes.

Celebrating Woman Entrepreneurship Day

Published On: November 19, 2017 09:48 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: WED Nepal celebrated Women Entrepreneurship Day by organizing a walkathon from Labim Mall to Patan Durbar Square on Saturday. The event aimed at promoting and supporting the involvement of Nepali women involved in entrepreneurship. Every year, Women Entrepreneurship Day is celebrated on November 19 across the world.

‘Jhalicha’ Untold story of a rape victim

Published On: November 16, 2017 11:41 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The decade-long armed struggle between the government and rebel forces resulted in a colossal loss of lives as well as property in Nepal. Over 19,000 people (including civilians, armed forces and rebels) lost their lives between 1996 and 2006.

‘Line’ absurd, but meaningful

Published On: November 13, 2017 11:28 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The best thing about being an artist must be that one is able to express her/his deep feelings through art. Many-a-times an artist doesn’t even need words or voice to express, rather a stroke of a brush or a blow to the flute can express innumerable feelings. Art is a medium of expression and those with the skills use it to their advantage. Director Akanchha Karki did the same with her new play ‘Line’.

Art Against Gun And War Culture

Published On: November 12, 2017 11:41 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: As 35th American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy had said, “Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind,” a solo art exhibition by Mann Gurung kicked off on November 8 at Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal with theme ‘power, politics and war’.

India-Nepal Fest Kicks Off

Published On: November 9, 2017 11:41 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated the third edition of India-Nepal Folk Craft Festival at Bhrikutimandap, Padarsani Marg on Tuesday.

Make Comfort Your Winter Fashion

Published On: November 6, 2017 09:26 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Winter in Nepal usually starts between the months of November to February. As the mercury gradually plummets, the nights become increasingly chilly. As a result, your clothes become too heavy after various layers to protect you from the cold temperature.


Published On: November 5, 2017 08:56 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

I don’t care about my future Because my mum said future is uncertain Only truth in this so-called green planet is DEATH But why am I trying to avoid that reality Why am I trying to fight against my destiny

Asia Pacific Conference: A platform for Young Scientists

Published On: November 2, 2017 10:26 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: With slogan ‘Our young scientists: our strength, our hope’, the sixth Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS 2017) is all set to kick-off from November 1 to 5 at Park Village Resort, Budanilkantha. This mega conference is being hosted for the first time in Nepal by the Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), Tribhuvan University.

Laphing: A representation of Kathmandu's shifting food culture

Published On: October 31, 2017 11:33 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: It is said “We are what we eat”, may be that is why we Nepalis prefer hot and spicy food. Kathmandu is a melting pot of different cultures and traditions that bring along various cuisines from each corner of the country and abroad. With Newar population in majority, spicy choila and sour aalu tama are some relished snacks here.

‘Charaharu Ko Sammelan’ pushes to be leader

Published On: October 29, 2017 11:11 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: ‘Charaharu Ko Sammelan’ (The Conference of The Birds) directed by Deeya Maskey with the theme ‘you yourself are your leader’ was showcased at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali from Friday till Saturday.