One Nepali dies in South Africa

July 31, 2020 17:35 pm

KATHMANDU, July 31: A Nepali national has died in Johannesburg of South Africa.

Setting up a safe virtual space called ‘Guthi Minecraft Server’  for the Nepalese kids under the age of thirteen. A total of 15 kids have come together virtually for two hours every day to play and learn about Nepali cultural heritage for the last three months.

Five Nepali photographers won different awards in Asia-Pacific Youth ICH Storytelling Contest organized in Korea last year. On March 12, amid a special ceremony photographers were presented with the awards at UNESCO office in Kathmandu.

Originally from Britain and living in Oslo, Norway, 40 years old Graphic Designer, Alexander Slocombe can sing in Nepali, who is passionate about music since his childhood.

Telugu blockbuster film ‘Arjun Reddy’ released in 2017 is all set to be produced in Nepali version. The news has created quite a buzz among movie enthusiasts.

Top five Nepali dramas in 2019

January 1, 2020 09:00 am

It is homecoming year for legendary actors including Neer Shah, Mithila Sharma, Sunil Pokharel and Ramesh Budhathoki who haven’t been on stage for theater performances for long years.

Promoting Mithila Art

December 27, 2019 11:40 am

Trishna Singh Bhandari, founder of Mithila House, claims that most Nepalis have a very narrow idea of Mithila art. According to Singh, people often think Mithila art is just wall art and paintings with side-turned faces when it’s actually so much more than that. It was to bring about a shift in that mindset that Singh founded Mithila House. She wanted to promote this exquisite, traditional form of art in all its glory.  “I realized that most people in Kathmandu and even other parts of Nepal don’t know much about Mithila art or appreciate it for what it is and wanted to change that,” says Bhandari who is originally from Mahottari. Thus, developing a platform that would propel this form of ancient art into mainstream attention became crucial.

Renowned Nepali litterateur Bal Krishna Sama (center) in this undated photograph.

Teaching through poetry

November 3, 2019 00:30 am

Use of poetry in English language teaching at educational institutions appears to be very uncommon practice in Nepal. There are several reasons behind this. First, there are people who don’t see much value of it. They see value in learning math, science, engineering, and information technology that are believed to have prestige and offer better-paid jobs. For them, learning and doing poetry is whimsical and it’s for impulsive people. Second, they think it’s hard to understand poetry. Third, they think poetry writing is difficult and it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. So, poetry is avoided as much as possible. Even if it is taught, it is done as compulsion because it is in the textbooks. As a result, students have missed the opportunities to be creative and go beyond what is seemingly impossible.

Let there be light

October 27, 2019 02:00 am

As the country goes for yet another three-day holiday for Tihar, there are many issues making the rounds in the media. For one, the most gruesome case of genocide that occurred in 2008 is not moving toward resolution. The main suspect, Mohammad Aftab Alam, has been denying the allegation that he masterminded that criminal act. He is even claiming that the bomb explosion that killed people on the eve of first Constituent Assembly elections in April, 2008 did not occur at all. District court has remanded him in custody for one more week and there are genuine fears that the victims and eyewitnesses of the murders might be influenced by the culprits and their relatives.  The case of rape attempt against former Speaker of House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur Mahara is not making any headway. Meanwhile, the government has arrested a rapper on charge of spreading offensive message through his songs. People are divided in favor of and against the police action. While a group of people has been arguing that government is trying to divert the public attention from the pressing issues by arresting the singer, others have stood in favor of the police action.  Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left for the Republic of Azerbaijan, leading the Nepali delegation to the 18th Summit of heads of state and government of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Preserving purity of festivals

October 27, 2019 01:30 am

Major festivals across cultures have their roots in rural life. They also share similar rationale for celebration. The reunion of family members, sharing of good time, food, blessings, and worship of gods/goddesses are their universal themes. Unsurprisingly, they are embraced, modified, and commoditized by the urbanites, exurbanites and suburbanites in no time.

Nepal stands tall

September 28, 2019 01:00 am

The projection of our national flag onto Burj Khalifa exudes an inspiring message for all of us to rethink, refocus and strategize our united effort to push boundaries of possibility as a nation

NRNA's int'l convention on Oct 15-17

August 23, 2019 22:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Nonresident Nepalese Association (NRNA) is to hold its international convention in Kathmandu from October 15 to 17.

A Nepali guard injured in Malaysia

August 16, 2019 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, August 16: A Nepali security guard was injured after a Molotov cocktail was launched into the guard post in Malaysia early this morning.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: An average of 12 percent of Nepalis are affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), according to recent research conducted by the National Health Research Council on the state of non-communicable diseases in Nepal in July 2019.

KANCHANPUR, July 14: Two Nepali migrant workers have died in a road accident in Malaysia. Surendra Prasad Bhatta, 36, a resident of Dhakaniya in Kanchanpur Shuklaphanta municipality-2 died in a motorcycle accident on his way to work in Malaysia on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja who is in a mission to scale 14 mountains above 8000 meters in seven months, successfully scaled the Nanga Parbat in Pakistan on Sunday.

LAMJUNG, July 5: A Nepali national was among those killed in an aerial strike carried out by a rebel group on a detention center for migrants in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday night, according to the Nepali Embassy in Egypt, which is currently accredited to Libya.

Every vehicle cannot run through bumps and pit holes. Hence you must look for some special features while looking for vehicles in Nepal.  Some of them are listed below:

KATHMANDU, June 15: Four Nepalis abducted by a little-known armed group in Libya, have been rescued with the help of the United Nations (UN) agency and the Nepali Embassy in Egypt, according to Nepali ambassador to Egypt Jhabindra Aryal.

Prakash Saput’s ‘Galbandi’ is creating a buzz these days. The music video has shown a heart touching story using folk music and has succeeded to become #1 trending video on YouTube.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Four Nepali youths abducted about a week ago by Jawiya Osama, an armed rebel group said to be operating in troubled Libya, are struggling for their lives as the group has been torturing them demanding a huge ransom for their release, according to relatives.

Founded by Arun Bhagat and Sushil Sainju, White Tara is a Nepali clothing brand that caters exclusively to the male population. Unlike many business ventures that cater to the female demographic, White Tara manufactures clothing and accessories for men, and that’s proven to be a good thing – for both the founders as well as the businesses’ clientele – as there aren’t many fashion brands that focus on men.

meme NEPAL sued

May 26, 2019 18:54 pm

Popular meme page, ‘meme Nepal’ was sued for their review on ‘Bir Bikram 2’ in their official YouTube channel. The review was posted on May 22.

SEOUL, May 19: Nepali Community residing in South Korea has extended their helping hands to the fire victims of the recent fire in Gangwon Province.

BEJHAD, May 18: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The government has extended the term of Nepali ambassador to the US, Arjun Kumar Karki. His four-year term expired earlier this week.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The result of the American Electronic Diversity Visa (EDV) for the year 2020 will be published on Tuesday evening after 9:45 Nepali time.

My carnival night out

April 28, 2019 02:00 am

It is heartening that most Nepali Americans are doing their part in keeping the American economy vibrant by contributing to the booze industry

A total of nine models are representing Nepal in the modeling contest ‘The Face of South Asia’. The contest that kicked off on Thursday continues till Saturday in Pune, India.

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KATHMANDU, April 21: Nepal’s Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Bishwambhar Pyakurel, has said that all Nepali nationals in Sri Lanka are safe.

2075: An ordinary year for Nepalis

April 14, 2019 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, April 14: For Prime Minister KP Oli, 2075 offered a perfect environment to make lofty promises. It was a year of relative peace and political stability.

‘Dukhhas’ of Nepali migration

April 10, 2019 01:00 am

For Janak Raj Sapkota, notion of dukhha is engrained in entire mobility process and migrants are in a Catch-22 situation as they can neither return to their village nor live in their new set-up

KATHMANDU, April 9: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal(RJP-N) has expressed dissatisfaction over Supreme Court's stay order asking authorities not to issue citizenship by descent to the offspring of those who were given citizenship by birth.

Two Nepali movies, ‘Saili’ and ‘Subha Love’ released on Friday. Both films are based on love stories and also have comedy flavors.

Much hyped, less owned

March 17, 2019 01:30 am

Before improving English of Nepali students, we need to improve English of Nepali English teachers

WASHINGTON, March 13: The Trump administration agreed on Tuesday to allow some 60,000 immigrants from Honduras and Nepal to retain their temporary legal status — pending a decision in a different case in federal court, media reports said.

The fading topi culture

March 11, 2019 09:10 am

“Topi pasals that were once rare have now evolved in the market because of the  people following the topi fashion”, says Kamala Pradhan. Pradhan has been running a topi pasal at the heart of Bhaktapur for over five decades.

Nepali fashion Instagrammers we think you should follow

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Nepali Congress has urged the government to focus on rescuing Nepali students pursuing a nursing degree at the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) after Australia's vocational education and training sector decided to cancel AIBT's registration.

Nepalis spent Rs 48b on foreign holidays

February 20, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Nepalis spent a whopping Rs 48 billion on foreign holidays in the first half of Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19: While leaving for Nepal three months ago, Nar Thapa of Udayapur - a migrant worker - took a bus from his workplace in Malaysia to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Teaser of ‘A Mero Hajur 3’ released

February 11, 2019 09:47 am

A teaser of ‘A Mero Hajur 3’ was released on the Youtube channel of Budha Subba Digital Pvt Ltd on Sunday.  The movie is a sequel of 2017 movie ‘A Mero Hajur 2’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have organized a seminar on improving health care system in Nepal in Tokyo.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepali and Japanese health professionals residing in Japan have recently conducted a seminar on a topic, ‘Improving healthcare system in Nepal’ at JICA hall, Tokyo.

Living in two worlds

January 26, 2019 00:10 am

The cashier scanned a frozen pepperoni pizza along with other grocery items, checked them out, and the family dashed out of the store.

Why I haven’t returned

January 20, 2019 01:00 am

Almost 99 percent of Nepalis living abroad do not want to return. Here, if you work hard, you can enjoy the facilities that Nepal might not offer for the next 50 years

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Some of the individuals whose names appeared in a list of Nepalis with investments abroad have taken exception to allegations made against them.

The changing face of Nepali Cinema

January 12, 2019 17:46 pm

From late 90s to mid 2000s, Nepali cinemas were quite monotonous- actor wise, script wise, story wise, and to an extent music wise. Then came the digital era—the picture quality was totally different all of a sudden. Kagbeni, Loot and Sano Sansar pulled back the audiences to the theaters. Nepali films were so different now. The storylines were unique. The action sequence looks so real.