The India born, London based, Turner Prize-winning artist Anish Kapoor’s design ArcelorMittalOrbit is chosen by the authorities as a monument to mark the London Olympics in 2012. The tower, when built, will be the Britain’s biggest piece of public art.
It doesn’t look aesthetically pleasant, at least, not to my untrained eyes. But it sure is unique and one in the world.
The proposed tower is 375 feet high will be built as the monument to mark the London Olympics in 2012. The 1,400 ton steel structure designed by a India born is expected to cost around $30 million. It is expected that the steel will be supplied by another India born, London based businessman, Lakshmi Mittal.
About 700 visitors an hour will be able to visit the site next to the 193 feet high Olympic stadium. The tower will have a viewing platform and an outdoor walkway.
Ram Dev, a yoga teacher from India, arrived in Kathmandu for the Yog Vigyan Shivir-2010 being held at Tundikhel through March 27 to April 1. About 30,000 people, including top government officials, are taking part in the camp.
Apart from conducting the yoga camp Ram Dev has interfered with the politics by asking Sujata to take over her father’s reign.
It is interesting to witness every influential person in the yoga camp. Apart from the president Ram Varan Yadav (he inaugurated the event), ministers (Purna Kumar Sharma and Mahendra Ray Yadav), top party leaders including Puspa Kamal Dahal, Jhala Nath Khanal, Agni Kharel and so on were seen at the camp.
In the phone interview Kopila Upreti, official Mrs. Nikhil Upreti, repeated more than once that she has faith in Nikhil; indicating Kopila herself being unsure about the latest report on Nikhil and Sanchita’s marriage.
Kopila, in another TV appearance, a Sagarmatha TV program, reportedly told that, she can give life for Nikhil and can also take his life if he betrays her. Mother of Nikhil’s six month old child, Kopila, sound feeling betrayed by the actor, already.
Nikhil Upreti reportedly told that he has married Sanchita Luitel when he left for Mumbai a week back. His wife Kopila Upreti however told that he will conduct a press conference when he returns back on Sunday (March 28). Today is Tuesday and we haven’t heard from Nikhil yet.
Nepali actress Sanchita Luitel is considered one of the most beautiful and talented artist in the Nepali movie industry. Sanchita started her film career in at the age of 18 years on 2058 BS with her debut film ‘Apsara’.
Sanchita was born in 2040 BS in Kathmandu. Besides acting she loves to read magazines and likes visiting new places with her friends.
According to Sanchita, life as a beautiful gift to human beings by the god. She says, love is a basic need without which no one can survive and is a way to make people happy.
Sanchita loves to talk with optimistic people and defines sex as the attraction towards opposite sex.
Some of the movies acted by the actress are:
Ugrachandi Mai Films and Creative Arts presents
Nepali Film: Jetho Kanchho
Casting: Shiva Shrestha, Rajesh Hamal, Rekha Thapa, Jal Shah, Sunil Thapa, Sushila Rayamajhi etc.
Script/Dialogue: Suraj Subba
Story/Song/Direction/Production: Dayaram Dahal
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When police raid the infamous X-Bar in Kathmandu last week, many had praised the steps taken by Nepal Police to stop illegal activities. The praise however was short-lived when Samir Gurung, president of an organization of night business holders, accused the raid as a result of their unwillingness to pay money to the police.
Gurung told that some police officers ask for up to Rs. 1000 per business per day.
The movie ‘Boksi’ is a movie based on Balkrishna Sama’s story. The story deals with child psychology. The movie is directed by Gopal Chandra Lamichhane.
The art movie is targeted to the Nepali audience living in the foreign countries. Video source: dcnepal.com
Manisha Koirala told that she wants to marry a Nepali guy. Koirala was talking in the press meet at the Reporters’ Club, Kathmandu.
Special report video, courtesy dcnepal.com (duration 9 minutes)
This girl is courageous enough to cheat in front of journalist’s camera. Reminds me of a post I posted earlier about the teachers cheating in their exam.
If teachers teach kids to cheat … I don’t blame the students cheating in exam.
Bhima is an art film
Updated 2 Parts version of this movie is posted in this Nepali Movie – Army page
L Films Presents
Nepali film : Army
Cast: Samrat Sapkota, Lokendra Karki, Dinesh Sharma, Jal Shah, Sanchita Luintel, Rabi Shah, Sunil Thapa etc.
Story: Ugesh Rayamajhi
Director : Sovit Basnet
School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination, conducted to the students of grade 10 to determine if they are eligible for further studies, is going on in Nepal.
The exam used to be a benchmark on a school’s performance. The unhealthy competition among the private schools to get most number of students in the SLC board forced the government body to stop releasing the top 10 list of the students after 2061 Bikram Sambat (BS).
S.L.C. Board first students of Nepal (1990 B.C – 2061 BC):
Yet another beauty contest, Miss Mangol, was held in Nepal Academy Hall, Kamladi, Kathmandu last week (As reported previously; on March 20, 2009).
Barsha Rani Gurung was crowned this year’s Miss Mangol title on the event. The first ever Miss Mangol, Shristi Rajkarnikar (photo below), handed over the crown and responsibilities of the title to Barsha.
People in Kathmandu face an acute shortage of drinking water. People waiting to fill their water pots in a ground water pool in New Baneshowr shows how desperate are the residents are for drinking water and how hygienic the water they drink is.
The kakakul bird is a symbol of thirst in Nepali language because it is fated to drink only the water that falls from the sky and therefore spends its life crying to heaven for rain. Photo credits: Bhavasagar Ghimire, Nagariknews.