Monika Malla

Malla is a photo journalist at Nepal Republic Media.
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Pandemic takes charm off festival of flowers for farmers (With photos)

Published On: November 7, 2020 01:41 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

BHAKTAPUR: The family of Laxmi Nagarkoti is busy making garlands of Gomphrena Globosa commonly known as Makhmali flower as the festival of flowers - Tihar - is less than a week away.

Sikali Jatra celebration in photos

Published On: October 22, 2020 07:56 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Locals of Khokana in Lalitpur are observing the festival of Rudrayani which is popularly known as the “Sikali Jatra”. The locals celebrate the festival instead of Dashain though they follow the dates and astrological beliefs similar to Dashain.

Cha-Cha-Hui !!!

Published On: October 22, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU: Echos of Cha-Cha-Hui have faded in major areas of the Kathmandu Valley. With festivity celebrations kept on low profile this year, swings have remained absent in major areas but are seen in the outskirts of Kathmandu.

PHOTOS: 83, and still making beautiful kites using ‘Nepali Kagaj’

Published On: October 19, 2020 08:20 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Purna Bahadur Shrestha started making kites when he was a teenager. He is now 83 years old and still in the profession.

PHOTOS: Kathmandu’s goat market has fewer buyers this Dashain

Published On: October 18, 2020 08:50 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Though Dashain has formally entered the homes of Hindus from Saturday, the local goat market in Kathmandu has remained quite quiet this year as buyers have refrained from visiting the market owing to the fear of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

PHOTOS: Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain festival observed at Basantapur Durbar Square

Published On: October 17, 2020 04:45 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: "Navaratri Parva" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, a great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced on Saturday.

PHOTOS: Changa Chait !!!

Published On: October 15, 2020 09:00 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

LALITPUR: Kite (Changa in Nepali) signals the arrival of Dashain, one of the biggest festivals observed in Nepal. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors for a long time, flying kites has become the favorite activity to get over the stress.

PHOTOS: Molding clay to shape Durga

Published On: October 15, 2020 01:08 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

LALITPUR: As Dashain, one of the major festivals of Hindus, is just a few days away, the idol makers in Lalitpur are busy molding clay to shape goddess Durga.

Photos: “Preserve the heritage”

Published On: October 5, 2020 09:05 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU: Locals residing around Pashupatinath Temple staged a protest against the newly-proposed Master-plan for Expansion and Development of Pashupati Area by Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) starting Monday.

TUTH resident doctors hold a protest rally to express solidarity with Dr Govinda KC (with photos)

Published On: October 5, 2020 02:36 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Resident doctors of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj on Monday held a protest rally in the capital city expressing solidarity with senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

PHOTOS: Reaping rice

Published On: October 3, 2020 07:52 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The locals in the suburbs of the Kathmandu Valley these days are busy harvesting their paddy crops.

Photos: Pinnacle installed at top of Bal Gopaleshwar Temple at Ranipokhari

Published On: October 1, 2020 02:25 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The pinnacle was installed at the top of the recently reconstructed Bal Gopaleshwar Temple in the midst of Rani Pokhari (Queen’s Pond) in Kathmandu on Thursday.

PHOTOS: A school in Kageshwori Manohara Municipality resumes classes after seven months of shut down

Published On: September 28, 2020 11:42 AM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: A school in Kageshwori Manohara Municipality has resumed physical classes after the hiatus of seven months due to the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

IN PICS: Youths seek justice for 12-year-old girl killed after rape

Published On: September 26, 2020 02:51 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Sept 26:  A group of youths have staged a demonstration in Kathmandu demanding justice to a 12-year-old Samjhana Kami from Bajhang district in Far-western Nepal. She was murdered after rape a few days ago.

PHOTOS: Kathmandu during rain

Published On: September 24, 2020 04:05 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: For the past three days, Nepal has been witnessing incessant downpour including in the Kathmandu Valley.

IN PICS: Bye Bye Kathmandu!

Published On: September 22, 2020 06:00 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: People living in Kathmandu have started leaving for their hometowns and villages as the government has allowed the operation of long-distance passenger vehicles.

IN PICS: Season of kites begins

Published On: September 10, 2020 04:25 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Although the fear of COVID-19 transmission has forced people to stay at distance and festivities have been called off, it hasn't let people down.

PHOTOS: Rishi Panchami being observed today

Published On: August 23, 2020 12:10 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Hindu women are celebrating Rishi Panchami across the country on Sunday.

PHOTOS: Garbage piled up on Kathmandu's streets

Published On: August 22, 2020 02:50 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Kathmandu features not only empty roads but also piles of garbage during this second phase of lockdown enforced since Wednesday midnight.

Silent Valley on the first day of lockdown (Photos)

Published On: August 20, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Local administration in three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have enforced the prohibitory order for the next seven days starting Wednesday midnight after a sudden spike in the cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).