Documentary - इतिहास जित्नेहरुको लागी (History for Winners)
Directed and presented by Pranay Limbu based on Nepali Singers Kuber Rai and Dhiraj Rai.
An award-winning singer makes a desperate but unsuccessful attempt to make a comeback after being in musical hibernation for seven years. Itihaas Jitneharuka Laagi portrays the changes in the Nepali music scene, as represented by Kuber Rai and Dhiraj Rai. The two singers are a study in contrasts, with their diametrically opposing personalities and attitude towards music.
The kid Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, is carrying is not a kid at all.
The little man, Khagendra Thapa Magar, has just turned 18 and is going to London to register himself as the shortest person in the World. He is collecting funds for the travel cost.
It is good thing that Khagendra is going to be the record holder. But, I didnâ€™t know that you have to go to London to register yourself in the Guinness World Records.
The official FAQ doesnâ€™t mention of visiting London.
â€¦Once you have received the guidelines you can attempt the record and collect all the evidence as indicated in the guidelines and in the Records Breakers Pack. You can send the evidence to our office in London, where we will be able to verify it within 6 weeks and send you a certificate to commemorate the achievement, if the verification is satisfactory.
In a call to the world community to see the impact of climate change in the Himalayas, Nepal government council of ministers are meeting at the foothills of Mt Everest on December 4, 2009.
The ministers are meeting at Gorakshep, at an elevation of 5,164 m (17,190 ft) above sea level. Gorakshep, meaning Dead Ravens, is a frozen lakebed covered with sand. Twenty 20 cricket match was held at Gorakshep to set a World Record Altitude for field sport.
After the meeting the Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar Nepal, will held a press meet at Syangboche (11,523 ft) to brief about the meeting.
I thought the marriage was the happy ending. But, the latest news is not so promising. Poor Pooja, she should be having a pretty hard time.
Entertainment circle is heated with the gossip of difficulties in the relationship between newly married couple, Pooja Lama and Shishir Shyangtang.
Although, Pooja said that their relationship is as good as ever and they are not having any misunderstanding, Pooja is living with her friend Nisha Sunar instead of her newly married husband. Nisha Sunar is one of the best friends of Pooja and according to Pooja she is sick. Pooja says that Nishaâ€™s husband is away and she doesnâ€™t have anybody to take care of, so she has to live with Nisha.
That is ok, one should help friends in hard times. But, Pooja also claimed that the relationship between friends is more important than husband and wifeâ€™s relationship.
A child singer, Smita Pradhan, has released a musical album named â€œSmitaâ€ for Nepali children. Her effort is appreciable in the Nepalese music industry that is mostly targeted to the adult audiance . The album contains six tracks.
Musician Chetan Sapkota has composed the music in the songs written by Arati Thapa Shrestha, Navaraj Basnet, Tara and Chetan himself.
On February this year, another 12-year-old child singer, Nirajan KC, organized a musical program in Kathmandu to show his talent and announce the formation of a Fund to collect funds for the education of unprivileged children. He handed over Rs. 15,000, collected from the concert for the education of 10 children.
These kids are the future of the country! All the best with their musical journey! (Source: The Himalayan Times daily and filmykhabar)
December 22 episode is posted in this new page.
This page will be updated regularly to add the latest episodes has grown too big so I won’t update it. All new ep. will be posted in separate pages. There are four episodes posted in this page – newest on top and oldest at the bottom:
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Two Nepali students came in first place in a watercraft race in the 15th International competition for Science, Mathematics, Astronomy and Computer Science (QUANTA 2009) held in Lucknow (India) from 14th to 17th November 2009.
Rishav Khanal and Nagendra Ghimire, O-Level students of Budhanilkantha School came in first place in a watercraft race with their "Missile Boat".
The competition is a unique race designed to test the ingenuity, assembly skills, and understanding of practical problems of the participants. The participants had to bring a working model of a battery powered craft, 12 inches by 8 inches, designed to cross 25 m length of water in the competition.
For the first time in the history of Nepal, a scene of a movie is filmed in the Narayanhiti Royal Palace. The palace used to be guarded and entry restricted to general public in the Royal regime.
Ex-king Gyanendra Shah vacated the palace after he was stripped off of his royal crown in 2008. The palace now serves as a museum. A song of a movie, Jindagani Darpan Chhaya, was shot at the palace on Tuesday, the day when the museum is closed.
Shiva Shrestha is one of the oldest actors in Nepali film industry, famous in action movies and romance movies. Apart from his acting skills he is also a good dancer, a skill lacking in many male actors in Nepalese movies. Shiva Sherstha has also acted in various Pakistani movies and has received numerous awards for his performance.
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Nepal Government has a deadline to issue at least a machine readable passport (MRP) within four months (April 1, 2010). MRPs were around since 1980s and nobody in the concerned ministry bothered to convert our passports until it was too late. We are very fast in changing the logos on it and even debating in changing the flag but, shy of embracing the latest technology and trends.
Foreign ministry is selecting the company to print and supply devices for MRPs. By the time we finish moving to MRP passports, ePassport might be the new requirement. Lekhnath Pandey thought (or is it the â€˜sourcesâ€™?) it would be better to go directly for ePassport instead of MRPs . It sure makes sense but isnâ€™t it too much, too late ? I canâ€™t forget the failure of government to supply enough bank notes last Dashain.
Pandey has written that current passport costs $0.82 to print. But, MRP in other hand might cost as high as $20 per passport. Hey, isnâ€™t it only two lines of extra text that could be read by machine? If the cost includes the machine infrastructure then it might make sense.
Amidst protest from animal rights groups, artists, and spiritual leaders, Gadhimai Mela is being held ‘successfully’. More than 18000 buffalos were killed on the first day. It is told that the area is filled with blood and bodies of killed animals everywhere.
In the last effort to stop the inhuman â€˜baleeâ€™ of animals, animal rights group went there to request the chief priest to stop the event. The priest played deaf ears. The local and central government didnâ€™t take any steps to stop or minimize the killing in the event. The Chief of Police and other high ranking police officers went to the mela to offer their prayers. The Buddha Boy, who told that he will go there in person to stop the event, has disappeared.
The religious event is a perfect business opportunity for the organizers and the local people in the area. The 300-years-old mela organizers are expecting to raise NRs.140 million this year. Last time however, the mela could generate only NRs. 460 thousands. The low income was attributed to the Maoist civil war during the time.
It is very sad, such an event is being held with support from government and such a large number people.
There sure is a silver lining. In the previous years, such protests were unheard of. This year, many local and foreign media have covered the event and it is going to face much more criticism in future. The poll in the xnepali homepage shows 79% of votes against animal sacrifice. Hopefully, next mela will be a â€˜vegetarianâ€™ one.
Ranjana Sharma and director Shyam Bhattarai met while working for a TV serial â€œGahanaâ€. Shyam Bhattarai introduced Ranjana in big screen movies with Maryada. After a lengthy love affair (about 4 years long), when they decided to marry and live together, Shyamâ€™s family protested on the marriage. Shyam became love sick, lived without food for 7 days, until they married in a temple with the help of his close friends on June 15, 2006. Various misunderstandings and tussle caused them to live separately for the last 8 months. The separation of the two movie artists was widely covered in the media.
Now, they have patched the relationship and have started living together again. Ranjana, in an interview with Nagariknews, told that they were not divorced in the first place. She also said that they have started living together again since Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
It’s no fun for these school kids to jump into the water!They don’t have ‘yellow school buses’, they don’t have paved pathways, they don’t even have a bridge to cross the river lying on their path to school. Poor kids have to take off their school dress and jump in the water twice everyday to go to school. When the water level rises during monsoon they have to stay at home.
These kids are from Jagat village of Palpa, Western Nepal. Many of us, reading this post, might have seen reflection of themselves in these kid’s faces. You might have gone through the simil
ar hardship to be able to read these words.
I wish I could do something for these poor kids… don’t you?
Photo credits: Madhav Aryal, Kantipur publication.
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