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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
“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.
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.