Six years ago, Sunita Giri wrote the first part of this discussion. On the occasion of Shiva Ratri, I would like to discuss further to the issue.
Read Shiva Linga – why worship the Shiva phallus?
Summary of Part 1
Sunita was disgusted and surprised to know that the Shiva Linga worshiped as the Lord Shiva is in fact a phallus (penis). Although born Hindu, she lost the respect for the religion due to that fact that people worship somebody’s phallus (even if belongs to a God).
Sunita talked about how Shiva’s linga fell on earth and how Parvati took the form of a Yoni to calm it down by embracing it in her Yoni. Although religion pundits believe the symbol of Shiva’s ling inside Parvati’s yoni is a symbol of creation, Sunita thought it was a vulgar image. Then Sunita talked about Unmatta Bhirav’ – the fully aroused god.
Sunita admitted that she doesn’t go to temples because there are dirt everywhere. She is not keen on walking bare feet inside the temple over the dirt. She talked about the sculptures on the temples showing gods in various sexual positions and questioned their relevance. She suspected they were a form of advertisement so that people frequent their visits to temples.
Discussion on Why we Worship Shiva Linga
The festival of Shiva Ratri is synonyms with Bhang, dhaturo and Ganja (Marijuana or Cannabis). Although the use of ganja is prohibited in other times, it is usually free during the time of shiva ratri. In the festival, youths and older people go to Pashupati area to smoke ganja.
Shiva Ratri for different age group
- Children and youths – they ask for alm on road by blocking the road and asking for money. The collected money is usually used to purchase wood for the fire used in the night.
- Married women fast and worship lord Shiva for the longevity of their husbands.
- Unmarried women also fast and worship Shiva and ask for the husband like him.
- Older males – worship shiva and enjoy the festival by drinking juices and laddu containing bhang and smoking ganja.
Fasting for their husband and future husband is a tradition in declining trend. I believe, that is the remains of the male dominated society. Continue reading
Actress Manisha Koirala has told that she is going to be a mother. She got married in 2010 to Samrat Dahal, but the marriage didn’t last long. They were separated in less than a year. The formal divorce was done in 2012. After that, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was treated in the USA and became cancer free. It is going to be 5 years of her being cancer free soon.
Mother in Real Life
How can a single woman, that too with problem with her reproductive organs can be a mother ? Yes there is a way – the Bollywood actress of Nepali origin, actress Manisha Koirala has told that she is going to adopt a child this year. She is planning to adopt a girl child and be a responsible mother.
The details about if the girl to be adopted is identified or not is not released. She just told that on the fifth anniversary of of winning cancer, she is going to adopt a child.
Mother is Reel Life
That was being a mother in real life. Manisha has also signed in a movie to be featured as a mother on-screen. She is going to be featured as the mother of Sanjay Dutt, Nargis in the biopic movie of Sanjay Dutt. In the movie, Ranvir Kapoor will be featured as Sanjay Dutt – the son of Manisha’s character.
The official upload of the movie ‘Fagu’ was deleted after a while of uploading. Now, it is updated in the following page. Enjoy the movie :
About Nepali movie ‘Fagu’
The movie is a movie is set in the border of Nepal and India. It is the story of the problems faced by the people because of the the open border of between Nepal in India in the Terai. The movie was shot mostly in and around Birgunj area.
Karishma Manandhar’s movie
The movie ‘Fagu’ is the third movie of karishma Manandhar as a producer and the first movie she has produced that doesn’t have Karishma Manandahar as an actress. In the previous movies ‘Dhuk Dhuki’ and ‘Babu Saheb’ Karishma was the actress. In ‘Fagu’ she has assign actress
These days it is quite common – successful Nepali people readily leave Nepal to live in foreign countries. When asked, they tell that, there is better opportunities in other countries. They tell that they ‘represent Nepal’ in whatever they do (like Teriya Magar). They claim that they are a Nepali ‘in heart’ and artistes have no borders (Udit Narayan). Is that true?
It is not only celebrities that are leaving Nepal, virtually everybody, capable of working or studying, is leaving in the name of work or education respectively. The effect is evident – I have heard about multiple instances in Nepal – about offices not receiving enought applications to fill vacancies in some specialized jobs. One of my friends had complained about how difficult it is to find a specialized employee. He added, “If found one, retaining that guy for long is a nightmare.”
I have a few unanswered questions:
- Is brain drain good or bad ?
If it is good – it should be promoted. If bad, government should be doing something about that
- It it easy for the celebrities in foreign country?
I think, it is always easier for them to live in their own countries. Something bigger is forcing them to take the risk and challenge. Many well known celebrities at home seem to be happy with odd jobs in foreign countries.
- Who is causing this?
I think somebody/some system is pushing unwilling talents out of Nepal. Who is that? Why is that?
I have compiled the list of Nepali talents who have left Nepal:
The shooting of the upcoming movie of director Hemraj BC, ‘Gangster Blues’ has strted in Nepalgunj. The movie featuring Anna Sharma and Asjirman Desraj Shrestha Joshi in leading role is being produced by Saroj Neupane. Other artists in the movie include Samyam Puri, Rojisha Shahi, Pramod Agrahari and others. The shooting will run for 50 days.
The movie will be shot in Nepalgunj, Rara lake of Mugu, Khaptad. The movie is expected to release in Bhadra of next year.
Anna Sharma – The ‘Jerry’ debut actress Anna Sharma’s real name is Annapurna Sharma and she is one of the three daughters of Miss Nepal choreographer Rachana Gurung. Anna’s acting in her debut movie was appreciated by everybody. But instead of signing in other movies, Anna focused in studies and remained away from the film industry for a couple of years.
The director of ‘Gangster Blues’ was also the director of her previous movie. Hemraj BC’s movies ‘Hostel’, ‘Jerry’ and ‘Gajalu’ were all hit movies.
They are available to watch in xnepali:
– Nepali Movie – Gajalu (Anmol KC, Shristi Shrestha)
– Nepali Movie – Jerryy
– Nepali movie – Hostel
Nepali Movie – Bidrohi
Starring – Ramesh Upreti, Bipana Thapa, Harihar Sharma, Tika Pahadi, Basundhara Bhusal, Rabi Giri, Narad Khatiwoda, Pawan Mainali etc.
Director – Laxminath Sharma
‘Bidhrohi’ is the first movie of Apex Films Production, presented by Gangalal Pikha. It is an old movie and the quality of video is not that good. The music is composed by Sambhujit Baskota. But, the movie features some well known actors of their time. Actor Ramesh Upreti did this film before he went to the USA. These days, Ramesh Upreti has returned Nepal and is trying to make a successful comeback. His comeback movie, ‘Bracelet’ wasn’t as successful as expected. Actress Bipana Thapa has left the film industry after getting married to an Indian doctor. She is living as a housewife in India. Other noted actors include Tika Pahadi, Harihar Sharma and Basundhara Bhusal.
I prepared a video about Nikhil Upreti wising Valentine Day wishes to one of his two wives and ignoring another. I was surprised by the way he treaded one to another when the photos of the status of Nikhil Upreti and Kopila Upreti were published in Nepal Samacharpatra – a National Daily.
I don’t use Facebook much these days. I only visit it when I need to investigate something. I did proper check on Nikhil’s account. It looked genuine for the following reasons:
- Nepal Samacharpatra had published a photo from the account. (I assumed they were responsible media.)
- In an interview Nikhil had admitted that he didn’t have a Facebook account and he was planning to open a new account. And, that was a new account. Less than a month old.
- I checked the list of the friends in the account. Most of them were well known personalities in the film industry. I expected they won’t be-friend a fake account.
- Based on her past posts and interactions, it was clear that Kopila Upreti’s account was not a fake account. Nikhil’s account had mentioned Kopila in many of the posts. So, I assumed it wasn’t a fake account.
Fake Account of Nikhil Upreti?
Nepali actress of ‘The Most Wanted’ and ‘Just For You’, Teluja Khatiwada has married Suman Raj Basnet of Birtamod, Jhapa. The marriage ceremony was organized in Kathmandu on February 18, 2017 at Kundalini Durbar banquet. Film artists, journalists and family members were invited in the cremony.
Who is Tejula Khatiwada?
The bride, Tejula Khatiwada was an actress of the Nepali film industry. She debuted in ‘The most Wanted’ but wasn’t much successful as an actress. I wrote about Tejula Khatiwada in 2009. She had told that she wanted to be a bold actress then. (read the post) Apart from movies, she had also worked in video films, and music videos. Here are some of her movies:
Watch ‘The Most Wanted’ here.
Watch ‘Jawaf’ here.
The ‘Pipal’ debut actresses Sushma Adhikari has stopped acting in movies after the failure if her second movie ‘Anautho Premkatha’. ‘Pipal’ was released in May of 2014 and ‘Anautho Premkatha’ was released after a couple of months.
Watch ‘Anautho Premkatha’ here.
The failure of both the movies proved that Sushma Adhikari wasn’t lucky as an actress. She also worked in a couple of Bhojpuri movies. The fate repeated in the Bhojpuri film industry too. Sushma Adhikari opened up in Bhojpuri movies – Deewana 2 and Jaya Madhesh. But, that didn’t help her.
Although she couldn’t leave an impression in movies, Sushma Adhikari has been successful as a model in music videos. She has been featured in hundreds of music videos. She is equally popular in lok geet music videos and pop song music videos. These days, Sushma is featured in a lot of music videos and she is also quite active in social media.
Nepali Moive – How Funny
Starring – Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki, Keki Adhikari, Anoop Bikram Shahi, Nisha Adhikari etc.
Director – Nilu Doma Sherpa
About ‘How Funny’
A movie featuring well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Priyanka Karki and Keki Adhikari is the debut movie of the female director Nilu Doma Sherpa. Miss Nepal 2002 Malvika Subba had debuted as the producer in the movie (report on Malvika’s debut). The movie on comedy theme was however not liked by the viewers of the movie.
The movie also features journalist Rishi Dhakala (report). The movie is made under Tiny But Big Pictures banner. The story and the concept is that of the director Nilu Doma Sherpa, script is written by Shan Basnyat, executive prducer is Malvika Subba, choreographer is Renasha Rai etc.
Watch ‘How Funny’ here:
Nepali Movie – Fagu
Starring – Shilpa Pokharel, Rajesh Hamal, Subash Parajuli, Gauri Malla, Tika Pahadi, Basanta Bhatta, Pramod Agarahari, Bishnu Sapkota etc.
Director – Samjhana Upreti Rauniyar
A presentation of Surya Arts by Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s movie ‘Fagu’ is the second movie by the director Samjhana Upreti Rauniar. The cinematography by Ramsharan Upreti, choreography by Kamal Rai, music by Basanta Sapkota, lyrics by Dayaram Pandey, action by Himal KC, editing jointly by Banish Shah and Bhupendra Adhikari. The team of producers include Binod Manandhar, Milan Babu Malla, Rajan Jain, Niraj Jain, Hom Paribag, Shyam Shrestha, and Samjhana U.Rauniar. Despite excessive promotion, the movie wasn’t liked by the viewers.
Fagu was released on February last year. (release news)
Watch ‘Fagu’ full movie (UPDATED)
Nepali Movie – Naya Nepal Express
Starring – Bhupen Chand, Sushma Karki, Raj Timilisina, Neeta Dhungana,Sharmila Malla, Maushami Malla,Ganesh Upreti etc.
Director – Ashok Bam Malla
About ‘Naya Nepal Express’
Nepali movie ‘Naya Nepal Express’ is also subtitled ‘Katha Ek Raat Ko’. The movie features background music by Binod Gurung, choreography by Shankar BC, cinematography by Rabindra Baral, music by Laxman Shesh, editing by Arun Sharma. The director Ashok Bam Malla has written the story, script and dialogue.
The movie starts with all these well known artist boarding the same public bus and travelling to Kathmandu. Different types of characters are gathered in the same location featuring all types of entertaining masala.
Watch Naya Nepal Express, full movie:
Nepali Movie – Sargam
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Dipraj Rana, Sanchita Luitel etc.
Director – JD Chakrawarti
A musical movie, Nepali film ‘Sargam’ is a presentation of G.I. Services Company by G Karki. The film is made on the story of D. Ramanaiadu, the concept and story management by Natasha Rana, action by Ram / Janak, music composed by Sambhujit Baskota, cinematography by Raj Khilanani, and editing by Ishwor Koirala. The makeup artist in the movie is Santu Tamang, choreography by Raju Shah, Shanta Nepali and Sanjib Shah.
Watch full movie ‘Sargam’
A new movie ‘Rajja Rani’ was announced at the time of Valentine Day week. In the event organized to announce the new movie, Keki Adhikari and Nazir Hussien shared rose and heart shaped ballon. In the movie, Keki and Nazir are going to be featured as the youths of Terai region. Watch the video report:
The announcement ceremony was held in Kathmandu on February 12, 2017. With Keki and Nazir Kameshowr Chaurasiya and Laxmi Bardewa will also be featured in main role in the movie.