Produer Jham B. Gurung told that the movie will be premiered with the slogan of “Let’s make Visit Nepal 2011 a success. Lets love Nepali movies”.
Promo video of the movie is posted below.
Owners of xnepali.com asked me to do a comparative analysis of xnepali.com and its competitive position in Nepali website market. It was not an easy task to do the analysis as there are numerous variables to do the analysis of. I asked for the usage statistics of the site and found out that it wasn’t properly kept and it was even more work to extract useful data from the raw data. Even if I get all those data for xnepali I won’t be able to compare with other sites. So, I decided to a bit simpler analysis, that anybody can do.
I decided to compare three sites: xnepali.com, sajha.com, and mysansar.com. Sajha is one of the popular forum, that was in existence for quite some time and mysansar can be considered one of the most popular single handed Nepali website.
1. Domain Age
Age is also a factor to determine the site’s relevancy in search and in people’s perception. Xnepali.com was the youngest (3 and half years old) with sajha.com the oldest site (more than 8 years old). Mysansar was nearly twice the age of xnepali.com.
After realizing many of the Nepali movie directors don’t know how to surf internet, the Film Directors’ Guild of Nepal has decided to offer internet browsing course, targeted to the Nepali film directors.
According to K. P. Pathak, the president of Guild, says, “Most of the directors are old and they don’t know much about the virtual world. They don’t know how to send email and browse internet.” Pathak added that the course was suggested by a number of members of the Guild. The two week course will ensure that the participants will be able to browse websites and collect information.
One more shortcoming in teaching about internet to the directors is the language barrier. Many of the directors can read or write in English (see the screenshot of their website below – a perfect example) and we don’t have many Nepali websites.
After marrying actor Nikhil Upreti, Sanchita Luitel has been living in Mumbai for some time. Both of them have been avoiding the media and much of their personal lives is unknown to the general public.
As announced previously, Sanchita has come to Nepal to finish the dubbing of Kohi Mero, an Alok Newang movie. But, it was reported previously that Nikhil has no plan to return back soon. Sanchita’s return was also kept secret for some time before the journalists could know about her return.
When asked, Alok told that he doesn’t know the exact date she came to Kathmandu but he confirmed that she is doing the dubbing. Sanchita will remain in Kathmandu for the next two months but she is not interested to meet the media persons during her stay.
Mansarobar Films’ First Movie
Nepali Movie – Laxmi Puja
Starring – Kristi Mainali (in double role), Ganesh Upreti, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Narayan Tripathi, Rabi Shah etc.
Direction: Raj Kumar Sharma
Full movie sin two parts
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According to previous announcement, the Miss Tamang 2010 beauty contest was supposed to be held on May 1 by Everest Fashion Home. When Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra wanted to do a separate contest, the organizations began to seek a common ground so that confusion is not created by conducting similar contests.
Previous two Miss Tamang contests were organized by Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra and it seems logical that they want to continue their program. After a debate of a couple of months finally Tamang Kala Sanskriti Kendra and Everest Fashion Homes have agreed to organize only one Miss Tamang.
As if we don’t have enough Miss Whatever contests … it is funny how they were going organize two Miss Tamang beauty contests one on May 1 by Everest and another on first week of July by Tamang Kendra. Everest home had already selected 17 contestants (in photo above) for the event and they were already given a month-long training. Now, the combined contest will include the 17 contestants plus the contestants selected by Tamang Kendra. The organizers say that there might be about 34 contestants in the contest.
2554th birthday of Gautam Buddha is being observed in Nepal by conducting various Puja and candle lights.
Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima and it is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha.
- His birth in 623 BC.
- His enlightment i.e. attainment of supreme wisdom, in 588 BC.
- His attainment of Nirvana (the complete extinction of his self) at the age of 80.
Buddha was born, got enlighten, and Nirvana (died) on the same day – Baishakh Purnima according to Nepali Calendar. It is the day of full moon on the month of Baisakh (April – May) and the strange, three-fold coincidence, gives Buddha Purnima its unique significance.
At the Buddha’s birthplace, Lumbini, candle lights are burned to remember the hero of peace.
With Bhutan, Buddha Air is going to start international flights. The airlines conducted a test flight between Kathmandu and Paro Airport, Bhutan on 25 May, 2010.
Buddha Air is expected to start a 4-days a week flights between Kathmandu and Paro from July 17, 2010. The flight between the two cities lasts about an hour.
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In the crowd of beauty contests, some contest go unnoticed. The Lumbini Zonal Beauty Pageant didn’t get much media attention and we don’t know the names of the winners.
There was a rumor going on about the Nationality of record holder mountaineer Apa Sherpa. He however, dismissed rumors that he had become a US citizen after relinquishing Nepali citizenship.
With political turmoil and scarcity of basic necessities like electricity and water in Kathmandu, when compared to the US, it is to be seen how long Apa can afford to be a Nepali.
Upon his arrival in Kathmandu today after achieving a record feat-his 20th ascent to Mt Everest-Apa said, “I was a Nepali citizen and will remain so. My stay in the US is temporary.”
It is to be noted that the first Everest conqueror, Tenzing Sherpa, was a Nepali when he climbed the highest peak but wasn’t a Nepali when he died.
Cine Kala Movies presents
Nepali Movie – Trishul
Cast: Rajesh Hamal, Nikhil Upreti, Nabin Shreshtha, Tripti Nadkar, Nandita KC, Yuna Upreti, Sushil Pokharel, Puspa Pradhan, Deepak Shrestha
Story/Direction: Deepak Shrestha
Part 2 (Duration 25:24)
Season 1 Ep. 02 — The Putra Kameshthi Yagya is ceremoniously performed by Rishi Shring in Ayodhya in the palace of King Dasrath.
A Divya Prurush (a divine being) appears from the yagya with a bowl of kheer (sweetened milk) and offers it to king Dasrath. Rishi Shring orders Dasrath to accept the kheer and let his three queens have portions of it.
Dasrath obeys Rishi Shring. The three Queens partake of the kheer.
When queen Kaikeyi returns to her chamber, Manthra tells Kaikeyi that she should have not shared kheer with the other two queens. Kaikeyi tell her that her happiness is in the happiness of Kaushalya and Sumitra.
All the three queens are now in family way. They give birth to sons. While Kaushalya and Kaikeyi have one son each, Sumitra gives birth to twins. King Dashraths joy knows no bounds. He has four handsome sons now.
Dashraths subjects celebrate with joy in the streets of Ayodhya.
The naming ceremony in the palace is preside over by Vashisht, Kaushalyas son is named Ram, Kaikeyis son is named Bharat and Sumitras sons are called Lakshman and Shatrughan.
Guru Vashisht blesses them all.
(Duration 25:46) Season 1 Ep. 03
All the four kids are named and are appreciated by Gurudev. He is continuously singing songs of their praises & future & gives them lots of blessings. Dasrath plays with his kids & forgets all his worries. Even the Maharanis are pampering the kids, showering love on them them, taking utmost care of them. Gurudev informs that Ram will be loved the most by people round the globe & would be evrybody’s favourite. Manthra again tires to ignite the feeling of despair & hatred in Keikai, but again fails as Keikai loves Ram the most & forgets evrything when he is with her. Dashrath cannnot live without seeing ram, his day starts with Ram & does not end without Ram. Dasrath, Kaushalya, Sumitra & Keikai are playing with Ram in morning & suddenly he gets up on his own feet & starts walking. Everybody is surprised & on cloud nine. Keikai takes him in her arms & he addresses her as "MAA", his first wo
rds are " MAA" for Keikai. she loves him, kisses him, hugs him as she is very happy that Ram called her "MAA" first.
Season 1 Ep. 4 (Duration 25:51)
Dashrath is convinced that the sight of Rams face in the morning augurs well for him. Everything turns out right for him during the day.
Rams brothers also listen to him and follow his advice. When all four of them are in the mango orchard shooting down mangoes with their arrows, a quarrel ensues between Lakshman and Shatrughan over who has brought down more mangoes. Was it Bharats arrow or Rams arrow?
Ram intervenes and calms down his brothers. He tells them that the mangoes will be shared by all equally.
Manthra, the royal maid, continues her mischief. She is all for Bharat becoming king. She leads little Bharat to the Royal Court and points out to the throne saying that it will be his one day. Wide eyed with disbelief Bharat stares at her and says: No Ram bhaiya will be king.
Ram and his brothers want to meet the people of Ayodhya and be part of their happiness and sorrow. Dashrath asks Sumant to take them
to the city on the occasion of Vasant Panchami festival so that they can mix with common folk and be part of their festivities.
In the city Ram receives a tilak on his forehead from an old lady. He sees a boy crying as his grandfather is unwell. Ram goes to meet the ailing grandfather and promises to take care of the little boy, so that the old man can die peacefully. On his way back to the palace Ram asks Sumant about Death. What is Death? Do we all have to die? He asks at the end of this episode, the location shifts to Mithila, the kingdom of Janak Raja, where Sita is found as an infant in the earth.
Life becomes a celebration for Janak and Sunaina as also for the inhabitants of Mithila when Janak brings home a lovely baby girl he has found miraculously in the earth when he was ploughing the barren and arid fields. For days there has been no rain and the infant appears like a miracle in the parched earth.
Janak names her Sita in tribute to the earth (seet) she lay hidden in. She is the miracle child for Mithila. Suddenly there is rain and vegetation appears in the dry fields, rivers begin to fill up. Streams start gurgling, leaves appear on dried up branches of trees, the scent of blossoms fill the air. There is happiness and security everywhere as the people of Mithila celebrate the arrival of the girl child, Sita, in the palace of Janak Raja, ushering in prosperity and plenty.
Sita is everybodys darling. Her favorite haunt is the temple of Vishnu. Every day she strings flowers of all hues to make a garland for the idol of Vishnu. Then she does aarti, singing mellif
luously in her little voice. The Shiv Dhanush which is kept in the temple fascinates her.
In Ayodhya the boys are growing up fast. Manthra does everything for Bharat and she offers everything first to Bharat. But Bharat wont accept it till she has offered it to Ram and his twin brothers first.
When Rishi Yagyawalk visits Janak he learns from Janak that three more girls are born. Janaks brother has been blessed with three daughters, but where is Sita? he asks smilingly. Well, Sita is in the temple worshipping her idol, Maha Vishnu.
In Ayodhya, guru Vashisht tells Dashrath it is time to send his sons to the Gurukul. All princes have to go to gurukul to receive gyan, training in Martial Arts and gain proficiency in fine Arts.
Dashrath and the queens are sad on hearing this. How can they stay away from their dear sons? Vashisht tells Dashrath and the queens that they must bear the sorrow of parting from their sons because they will never be able to gain knowledge in the palace
as they have umpteen distractions in the palace. They have to be properly educated in order to be good rulers. They have to be readied in seven days to leave for the gurukul.
The queens are in tears, but they understand the need to send their sons to receive education and refinement, so essential for them to be ideal rulers.
The princes leave for gurukul leaving behind their tearful but will-wishing parent.
Part 1 (Duration 24:36)
Season 1 Ep. 01 — King Dasrath and his army receive a tumultuous welcome in Ayodhya on their victory in a battle with neighbouring kingdom. Dasraths subjects hail him with cries of praise and adulation. His three queens express their relief and joy on his victorious return.
The triumphant soldiers are welcomed back by their families. Their wives apply auspicious Vermillion tilaks on the foreheads of the men as a mark of respect and celebration on their safe and successful return. Their children touch their feet respectfully.
King Dastrath is happy to see the reunion and observe the warmth of the soldiers families. He overhears a little boy telling his father that he too would like to go to the battlefield with his father to protect him. His parents hug him with pride. The child’s concern for his father touches a sensitive chord in Dasraths heart.
In his palace he muses over the child’s words. Daa
srath is in the ancestors room in the palace. He looks at the statues of his ancestors and his eyes turn moist as the thought gnaws him that he is childless and there is no son in his life to feel proud of him and take on the mantle of royal responsibilities. He wonders what would have happened had he been killed in the battle.I have no son to continue Raghuvansh lineage he tells the ancestors quietly in a choked voice. The three Queens enter the chamber and Dasrath shares his sad thoughts with them. Sage Vashisht arrives at this point and the all knowing sage tells Dasrath no to despair. He advises him to perform the putra Kamyeshti Yagya and tells him that only Rishi Shring will be able to perform the Yagya.
King Dasrath leaves for Rishi Shring ashram hopefully. He waits outside patiently as the Rishi is meditating inside. Two days and nights pass and Dasrath continues to wait in the conviction that the Rishi will listen to his plea. Finally he gets his audience with the Rishi. A divine voice has a
ddressed Rishi Shring and instructed him to perform the Putra Kameshthi Yagya in Dasrath’s palace.
It was not only the youngest, Jordan Romero, on the top and Himalayan Tiger, Apa’s 20th summit, there is yet another climber to remember who scaled the top of the world. The world traveler on bicycle, Puskar Shah, hoisted the flags of 192 countries he visited on May 17, 2010.
It was not only the flags he carried to the top of the world but also the front wheel of his bicycle. He also sang a popular Nepali song “Resham Firiri” and remembered his mother during his 45 minutes stay at the peak of the 8,848m mountain.
Puskar said, “When I embarked on the world tour in 1998, I had a goal of hoisting the flags of all the nations for peace.”
The 42-year-old, Shah said he has accomplished his mission and he is very happy that his world tour for peace has been a success.
The date and the venue of the marriage of Manisha Koriala and Samrat Dahal is fixed for June 18 (Ashad 4, 2067 in Nepali date) in Gokarna. According to Manisha’s father, Prakash Koirala, the date was fixed by the family priest Ramchandra Ghimire.
Prakash told that although the marriage preparation is in full swing, Manisha is still in Madras in a Hindi movie shooting. He wished she were in Kathmandu to prepare for the wedding. Prakash was talking to the representatives of Naya Patrika daily.
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