Ncell’s 3G network in the Mt. Everest area has made the top of the world easily accessible by the mobile network. The mobile station is located at 5,200 meter above the sea level. The new service is expected to help the Tourism Year 2011 in the positive way.
It has only been a month since Ncell started 3G services in Nepal. The service was established in association with TeliaSonera Mobile Networks. TeliaSonera has also setup a 3G network in a mine in Sweden some 1,400 m below the sea level.
Mobile network Mero Mobile was renamed Ncell on 12th March 2010. Ncell is the only company offering 3G network and BlackBerry mobile sets in Nepal.
Guest writer: Lakshya Humagain
It was much easier in the olden days when the Government controlled everything. The equation has changed drastically with the recent advancement in communication and electronics. The phone, newspapers, radio, movies, television, post letters were much easier to control. In this internet-age, although all of these services can now be embraced in a single device, a computer; it is much more difficult to control.
There are always problem when government seeks control on one of these communication media. Countries like US and China are effectively controlling these media but, when it comes to the poor countries, like Nepal, it is not that easy.
The recent attempt of the Nepali government to control internet can be seen as one of the desperate attempts to control communication of its citizen. The only, and the most palatable front to start internet control was "public decency and courtesy" issue. They know, society can digest the argument and there will be less resistance on such control. The idea however is not original, and was widely practiced during the 1980s feminists and conservatives’ attempt to raise the issues of morality and public safety. Their argument, hard-core erotica promotes sexual violence against women, was proved to be flawed! In a paper (download pdf) presented at Stanford Law School, Clemson University economist, Todd Kendall, suggest that p0rn sites help potential rapists to relieve their sexual urges and do less crimes. Meaning, such sites actually decreases sexual violence.
This year’s Miss World title goes to the US beauty Alexandria Mills, 19, in an event held in southern China. Last year’s title winner Kaiane Aldorino handed over the crown to Mills in the ceremony. Kaiane was named Miss World 2009 at a ceremony held in South Africa last December.
First runner-up of the contest was Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus and second runner-up was Miss Venezuela, Adriana Vasini. Miss China PR, Xiao Tang, and Miss Ireland, Emma Britt Waldron, made themselves to the top 5 finalists.
The Continental Queens were:
- Africa – Miss Botswana, Emma Wareus
- Americas – Miss USA, Alexandira Mills
- Asia & Pacific – Miss China, Xiao Tang
- Caribbean – Miss Puerto Rico, Yara Lasanta
- Europe – Miss Ireland – Emma Britt Waldron
Miss Nepali 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, participated in the contest but couldn’t win any titles, as usual. Only difference she made in the contest was a ‘gasp’ in the modeling round with a peacock dress.
Here is a news video courtesy newsallnews:
Nepali movie "Angalo yo Mayako" features the third Indian Idol, Prashant Tamang, in the lead. Prashant’s another movie ‘Gorkha Paltan’ is going to release soon in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal.
Angalo yo Mayako is produced by Kishor Dungmali Rai, directed by Vinod Sereng. The movie features model cum actress Harshika Shrestra opposite to Prashant.
Videos of prayers of Lord Krishna feature Krishna Bhajan in Nepali.
One of the most romantic gods in Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna, was told to have 1,600 girlfriends, Gopinis. Krishna is considered to be one of the incarnation of Lord Bishnu. Apart from Krishna, Rama and Buddha (sometimes) are also considered the incarnation of Lord Bishnu.
Krishna’s Birthday is celebrated as Krishna Janmastami.
There is a single candidate who won’t win and won’t give-up the election. The top leader of Nepali Congress, Ram Chandra Poudel, was defeated for the 14th time in an election held at the parliament on Friday.
Poudel is alone in the race for the post of Prime Minister. Ram Chandra Poudel was left alone in the race when Maoist Chairman, Puspa Kamal Dahal, withdrew his candidacy after realizing the infinite loop the election has fallen into. Poudel is trying to cash in the ‘opportunity’ by not-giving-up the race, that he
is never going to win. In the election vote for Poudel were 96 and 2 were casted against him. Next election will be held after three days.
It is everybody’s guess that the shameful bargaining tactics being practiced by the leaders will have a long-term impact on their political character.
Aashiq Regmi presents a short scary Nepali movie – Following Dream
Starring – Deepa Ghimire and Ribesh Poudel
The movie is about a young woman, investigating her sister’s suicide. In the private girls’ school her sister died, she finds herself battling a satanic cult.
The 1973 movie was directed by David Lowell Rich
Writer: Arthur A. Ross
Stars: Pamela Franklin, Kate Jackson and Lloyd Bochner
Release Date: 19 September 1973 (USA)
The movie is removed.
UPDATE:Introduction to Tihar festival was posted previously. The post featured all the details of the five days of Nepali festival Tihar.
Tihar, the second biggest festival in Nepal, is just around the corner. We sing Deusi and Bhailo songs and it is a right time to remind ourselves about how those songs are sung. we have collected som Deusi Bhailo songs for you to prepare yourselves for the festival:
UPDATE Deusi Bhaili songs
Bhai Tika Maa Aaunu Hai Raju Lama
Adhar Ma Aaja Unkai Cha (Tihar Song from Anyaya Movie)
bhailini aayin agana
More video posted here
I am not a great fan of Kamal Thapa as a politician. But, I sure would congratulate Kamal Thapa as a title winner of Vetran Tennis played in Delhi, India.
The first movie of third Indian Idol, Prashant Tamang, is going to be released on the Laxmi Puja festival. The movie, Gorkha Paltan, will be released all over Nepal.
The singer has also acted in two more Nepali movies to be released later. The story of the movie Gorkha Paltan is related to Prashant Tamang himself in which the lead actor transformed himself from a singer to an actor.
The movie was produced by Rajesh and Suraj Bansal and features Ranjita Gurung, Sonia KC, Sunil Thapa, Gopal Bhutani etc.
Prashant Tamang has recently announced that he is going to get married soon to an undisclosed sweetheart he met in Bangalore India.
Prashant is also appearing as a guest actor in a popular comedy serial, Tito Satya, on October 28.
The ISPs in Nepal have blocked 60 different sites in Nepal, as per the instruction of the government. The decision was taken in a meeting held at the Home Ministry. Present at the meeting were the representatives of Home Ministry, Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA), and representative of Nepal Internet Service Providers (NISP).
Nagariknews reports that the ISPs affiliated with NISP have already banned the sites identified as p0rn sites. Others will have to follow when NTA orders them to do so.
Disclaimer: I don’t favor or detest any political views. I just wanted to show that everything we do is NOT related to religion.
Prakash Dahal, posted the following press photo to prove the Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is no communist. He claims, Marxist and communists don’t belong to any religion.
But, is ‘dhog‘ a religion?
Dhog, I think, is a culture to show respect to the elders. Some religious pundits branded it as a religious rite but it never was a religious thing from the start.
Nabina Gurung, 23, of Kathmandu was crowned the first Miss UK Nepal beauty contest held in the United Kingdom on October 23, 2010. Nabina was also awarded the Miss Talent title.
Shradh a Limbu, 23, was awarded the first runner-up and Miss Best Figure titles. Monika Limbu, 21, was the Second Runner-up and Miss Personality title winner.
The top three title holders received £800, £500, and £300, respectively.
Out of the 12 contestants, other title winners were – Tina Pun – the Miss Best Dress and Miss Viewers Choice, Pramila Gurung – the Miss Photogenic , Bhawana Limbu was Miss Catwalk. The event was organized by Shanti Gurung and Sabr
ina Shrestha with an objective to promote Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
In the Miss World modeling round, the audience clearly gasp and applaud when Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, opened up her peacock feathered dress (skip to 1:30 in the video below to see it for yourselves).
The dress was made out of Allo from Taplejung district in Nepal with peacock feathers attached to it. The designer of the dress are Uttam Banepali and Shiba Shrestha of Uttam Creations, Kupondole. The dress weighing 6 kg took 5 workers for 15 days to finish.
Photos of Sanchita's pregnant belly