A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.
Winter is hovering around the valley and it can clearly be felt. With the arrival of November, temperatures have gradually dipped, squeezing the day light. Not just an increase in temperature but the increase in the thickness of people’s outfit indicates the advent of winter. People have started wrapping themselves up in heavier and thicker clothes in order to stay warm. But wrapping in more layers of clothes does not mean that winter cannot be stylish like other seasons. You might have noticed celebrities flaunting warm winter outfits.
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.
Every powerful individual wants to expand and spread her/his influence to other spheres. Similar is the case with several notable Nepali actors and other celebrities as they have been showing an increasing inclination toward politics of late. Why does a celebrity want to join politics? What aim could such people have? Sumit Pokharel of My City interviewed three Nepali celebrities to know about their understanding and personal experience of politics. Below are summarized excerpts of the conversations.
Tihar, also called Yama Panchak, is a five-day festival considered the second biggest in the country after Dashain. It is believed that Yamaraj, the god of death, takes a break from his usual work to pay a visit to his sister during this time. Tihar is a time when Nepalis express their gratitude to family and self as well as the animals. Not only deities and humans are worshipped during this festival of lights, but even animals are a prominent part of the celebration.