Like many Nepali children, I grew up watching Bollywood flicks. As a child, I used to come home from school and flick through the channels and there would always be some film or the other would running on TV. And all the films had the same old premise: A morally good guy (the hero), the pretty subdued heroine, the over-the-top villain and, sometimes, a comic sidekick. At the time, I never found anything wrong with it. Almost all films were made this way (and even continue to be made to this day) and so there was never a way to compare and decide whether or not this was an accurate representation of life. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to notice how films have gone on to shape our ideas of masculinity and femininity.
He was one of the top heroes of late '80s and early '90s, but a sudden dip in his Bollywood career hit Chunky Pandey hard. The actor says he didn't hesitate to start anew as a struggler in movies and the results have been positive.
"Ah! the capital city roads," I murmured. The thing that I felt most lazy to do was to drop my sister to school on foot. Though it was a fifteen minutes walk, it was a difficult job I must say. On top of that, the road was sometimes slippery. It was to settle down the dust on the road for some time that people splashed water onto the roads.
WASHINGTON, Aug 26: Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81.
RUSSIA, July 27: The Russian football authorities are set to extend national team coach Stanislav Cherchesov’s contract for at least a further two years, following the team's impressive World Cup campaign. Cherchesov, 54, recently guided Russia to the World Cup quarter-finals and will be rewarded for his success with an extension of his contract on a ‘2+2’ basis, according to TASS.
JUMLA/DADELDHURA, July 11: A tussle between the government and the Jumla-based Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) has been in the spotlight for the past some days. In fact, KAHS by many has been portrayed as “a new opposition” for the government.
“When I was a little kid, I used to ask my mother: everybody has a dad…is there my dad too? My father went to India when I was just a year old. We never saw him since then. My mother was the one and only person that we knew as our parent.
LAHORE, Oct 29: Meher Mohammad Khalil, a Pakistani bus driver who held his nerve under gunfire to guide the Sri Lankan team to safety during an attack in 2009, is thrilled that international cricket is finally returning to Lahore.
Kathmandu: Glocal Teen Hero, the only national platform in Nepal that recognizes and honors outstanding teenagers, awarded 17-year-old Sachin Dangi of Sunsari with Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017 on Friday.
KATHMANDU: Playing Super Mario in your childhood, you must have dreamt about being a hero yourself. While becoming a knight in shining armor might be a far-fetched dream in real life, you can be a hero and defend your castle with Top.
Over the past few years, we have all come to know and love Dayahang Rai. Whether it be as Gofle in Loot, Batase in Purano Dunga or Kaji in Kabaddi Kabaddi, Rai has managed to win us over with his effortless acting skills and great comic timing. Here, we get a glimpse of the man behind the actor.
KATHMANDU , May 2: Dan Church Aid (DCA), an international non-governmental organization (INGO) of Denmark, has honored the executive chairperson of Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN) Surya Bahadur Thapa with the International Humanitarian Hero 2017 award.
KATHMANDU, May 3: Dan Church Aid (DCA), an international non-governmental organization (INGO) of Denmark, has honored the executive chairperson of Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN) Surya Bahadur Thapa with the International Humanitarian Hero 2017 award.
KATHMANDU, May 2: International non-government organization Dan Church Aid (DCA) of Denmark has honored Surya Bahadur Thapa, executive chairperson of Friends Service Council Nepal (FSCN), with the award of International Humanitarian Hero 2017.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has been named as the CNN Superhero on Monday. She overcame four other former CNN Heroes to win the special award amidst a ceremony organized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the CNN Heroes campaign at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Social worker Pushpa Basnet, who has been involved in exemplary work by providing shelter to the children forced to live with their convicted parents in prison, has been nominated for CNN Super Hero title.
SANTIAGO, CUBA, Dec 4: Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death.
SYDNEY, Nov 28: That coach Russell Domingo was forced to field a question about the captaincy of the South Africa team in the wake of the Adelaide day-night test was testimony to the impact Faf du Plessis had on the series.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Nepal General Marketing Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hero Motorcycles for Nepal, has announced the 4th and 5th weekly winners of its 'Jau Hero Liu, Soon Chadi Paisa Pau' offer.
KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal General Marketing Pvt Ltd, the authorized distributor of Hero two-wheelers for Nepal, has announced the name of third lucky winner of 'Jau Hero Liu, Sun Chadi Paisa Pau' scheme.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal General Marketing Pvt Ltd, an authorized distributor of Hero Motorcycles for Nepal, has announced the name of the lucky winner in its “Jau hero liu soon chadi paisa pau” campaign.