The nationality of the movie based on the life of Nepali Bhajanshiromani Bhakta Raj Acharya is being disputed based on it’s submission to a film festival in India as an Indian movie.
Theaters in Nepal are banned to have morning shows, starting before 11 AM. The Film Development Board of Nepal (FDB) has decided to act as moral police to stop the college kids from bunking classes to go to the movie theaters.
But, are the movie theaters the only reason college kids bunk classes?
How about the restaurants? Public parks? or what about the shopping malls where kids can be seen in their uniforms.
Why is it a bad idea ?
After 10 years of the royal mishap in which, almost all of the members of the Royal family were killed, a movie is going to made on the story. Nirak Poudel, the son of the owner of Gopi Krishna Theater and TV Filmy television channel, Uddav Poudel, has told that the investigation on the subject was going on for the last one and a half years.
Let me first talk about call by-pass:
Now, why is the police against some ISPs accusing them of using their services to call by-pass?
If it is cheaper to call Nepal due to illegal call bypass, why is it bad?
Because it hurts the profit of large voice operators in Nepal and robs the government of resulting tax revenue.
If the large voice operators can’t keep up with the new technology – why should the government protect them?
The telecom operators should embrace internet and VOIP as new technology and find new revenue avenues in them instead of trying to stop them from coming in.
Next, why are ISPs punishing their own customers for government action?
There is a tradition, specially in South Asian countries to write stuffs in vehicles like buses and trucks. In Pakistan and some parts of India, such vehicles are made canvas of artists – with all sorts of artistic creations. In Nepal, we see a lot of witty and short snippets written in some buses and trucks. One of my friends has collected a lot of such photos in his blog http://kguff.com. With his kind permission, I have collected top five tragedy themed bus/truck writings (I am not sure if these are literature).
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In a Facebook note by recently resigned Finance Secretary, Rameshore Khanal, calls for action action corruption. He says, corruption being disease like cancer, is one of the major hindrance of economic growth of the country. He requests everybody to stop giving bribes or commissions, starting Baisakh 1, 2068 and start doing fair businesses. (I have copied and pasted the whole article for everybody to read below)
Karishma Manandhar organized a special event on the occasion of holi at her home. They also celebrated the birthday of film producer and director, Binod Manandar. The actual birthday of Binod Manandhar, Karishma’s husband was on the day before Holi. Also present in the occasion was the Karishma and Binod daughter, Kabita Manandhar.
In the special program, present film related personalities were – actresses like Rekha Thapa, Nandita KC, Rejina Upreti, and Sushma Karki. Among the actors, present were – Yashraj, Niraj Baral, Naresh Poudel, Aakash Adhikari, Ashok Sharma, Shovit Basnet, Sudarshan Thapa, Ukesh Dahal, Kiran KC, and Shayam Bhattarai. Other personalities include Rajendra Khadgi, Himal KC, Govinda Rai, Prabhu Shamsher, Dinesh DC. Also present in the occasion were various singers, journalists and Manandhar family friends.
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Karishma Manandhar Event:
In the occasion, actress Karishma Manandhar is organizing a holi celebration in her home at Godawari, Lalitpur. Karishma has invited many of the Nepali movie personalities to celebrate holi in her home. The holi celebration starts at 10 AM in the morning and will run till about 5:00 PM in the evening. The event reminds me of photos of Rekha Thapa celebrating holi last year.
The actor Rajesh Hamal is on his way back from Japan and he is going to celebrate Holi in Thailand. He is returning back to Nepal on Sunday.
Bitter-Sweet – Lola Festival
It is not easy being a Nepali and living in Nepal. A few cases to ponder about:
Hospital (Has … Pita … La)
How many times you have read news? About vandalized hospitals and doctors threatened by the family members of the deceased; just because, their loved one has just died in that hospital?
Hospital is where people die!
If you do a survey, you will be surprised by the number of people who die in hospitals. More people die in hospital than they do in their own home. That is because; hospital is a place where people go for treatment of their diseases. Some of those diseases are curable and others are incurables. There is no guarantee that everybody recovers from the illness. Then, why do these people blame the doctors all the time? It is because the deceased person was young and has not seen the life? Will vandalizing hospitals and thwarting doctors solve our problem?
Why are they scared of internet?
It made a ‘headline news’ when Music Nepal, the biggest music distributor in Nepal decided to sell music in memory card. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai inaugurated the pendrive by playing the National Anthem.
The memory card will be of capacity 1-2 GB and costs Rs. 675. Pendrive costs much more at Rs. 875. I know it includes the cost of hardware.
As excited were the Nepali people to witness one of the first western band to play in Nepali soil, Bryan Adams also seemed to be equally excited, according to his twitter post:
In the photo (above, by-Dipesh Shrestha, Nagarik ), Bryan smiles to the crowd at the airport.
After the concert, Bryan Adams, posted the following photo of the crowd in his twiterpic account with the title -
The CAN Infotech finished yesterday. We have posted the news about the event it in the main site. One of my friends has taken the photos for our visitors to see how the Infotech looked like.
It was the sixth and final day on February 6, 2011.
A lot of internal matters, within the CPN Maoist party during it’s ‘People’s War,’ never came out in public. Some of the best kept secrets were sex abuses and scandals by the leaders at various levels. Only the cases that went out of hands were known to the general public. Journalist Netra Panthi has collected some of the well known sex scandal within CPN Maoist party and in which, the leaders involved were punished for their crime. Detailed, Nepali version, is published by Vishwanews.
1. Ram Bahadur Thapa and Pampha Bhusal
In 2053 BS a sex scandal between the top leader of CPN Maoist, Ram Bahadur Thapa (Cm. Badal) and another top leader, Pampha Bhusal caused the party to punish them. The issue was widely talked about at that time.
Central committee member Haribol Gajurel (Cm. Shitalkumar) and current CA member, Nir Kumari Darlami (Cm. Shila). Nir Kumari’s husband was killed by the army in 2061 BS.
Extensive effort to save Kumar Kancha proved to be unsuccessful and he died at the age of 54 on January 17, 2011. The sad truth, he lost all of his monetary earnings during the treatment and had to beg for help in his last days, from his death bed.
A lot of people had done their very best to help in collecting fund to help in his treatment.
Special mention : Donation collection drive one of my friends in the UK, Lex Limbu, came to an abrupt end when Kancha died. He sent a total of £800 GBP (NRs. 91,600) collected till date via Jharana Bajracharya to the fmaily of Kumar Kancha. It is really encouraging to see young people like Lex dedicating their time in helping artists in Nepal. Thank you Lex!
It was an open truth that the political parties had made the Constituent Assembly (CA)a very profitable business with the seats on sale during the 2008 election. The one who pays the most got the ticket in the poll and others "purchased" the nomination seats later. At least a dozen businessmen had managed to get in the CA to do their business there.
An example on how those people could get the ticket from the political parties surfaced when one of the CA member refused to pay the agreed sum to one of the political parties.
The CA member representing Nepal Janta Dal, Prof. Dr. Bishwanath Prasad Agrawal had agreed to pay 91% of all the remuneration and bonus received from the CA to the party. Apart from that, he had also agreed to pay the party Rs. 1 million every year. Nayapatrika has published the agreement document (attached) between the party and Agrawal. The party president of Janta Dal, Haricharan Sah released the agreement letter after the relationship between Sah and Agrawal became sour.
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