On the last day of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) 2012 Nepali movie ‘Soongava – Dance of the Orchids’ was premiered (Nepal premier) amongst various film and fashion personalities. The red carpet event was held in City Hall Kathmandu. The Subarna Thapa’s movie features actresses Diya Maskey and Nisha Adhikari in lead roles as lesbian lovers. The movie was previously named ‘Snow Flowers‘ and was released as ‘Soongava’.
‘Soongava’ will be released in theaters on Poush 20 (January 4, 2013). In addition to Nisha and Diya the also movie features Saugat Malla, Basundhara Bhusal, Sarita Giri, and Menuka Pradhan in main roles. Read the rest of this entry »
Today is the main day of the biggest festival in Nepal, Vijaya Dashami. Dashain Tika starts on October 24 and ends on October 29, Purnima.
On the day, people visit their elders to get auspicious tika , jamara and best wishes from them. Here are photos of some of the artists in Nepali entertainment industry:
Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha:
Yesterday, Sahana Bajracharya, in her Facebook profile, announced via a mobile device that she was “Cake mixing at Annapurna ;)”
That didn’t make sense to me at that time until I saw the following photo in Nagarik:
These Miss Nepal beauties are mixing cake ingredients to prepare a cake for upcoming Christmas. It’s not December yet but, Miss Nepal cake is almost ready. Mixed by the top beauties of Nepal including Miss Nepal 2011, Malina Joshi, Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, and Miss Nepal 2010 runner-up Sahana Bajracharya have already initiated a grand welcome cake for the international festival. Salina Maskey had helped them to mix dry fruits, wine and various other ingredients. (photo credits Nagarik)
It is told that the cake will be offered for sale by mid December in Hotel Annapurna.
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.
The shortest man in the world, Khagendra Thapa Magar and top three Miss Nepal contest winners including Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, first runner-up Sahana Bajracharya, and second runner-up Sanyukta Timsina were chosen the Goodwill Ambassadors of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) for the promotion of tourism in Nepal.
Khagendra’s theme message reads: "Shortest man in the world from the highest mountain in the world invites you to visit Nepal."
Miss Nepal Sadichha was appointed the Brand Ambassador of Nepal Tourism Year 2011 (NTY-2011) in the first week of September. She is also the conservation ambassador of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal.
More photos of Khagendra with the beauty queens follows (photo credits – onlinekhabar, nepalnews, and nagariknews):
This is the live recording of Miss Nepal 2010 program broadcasted in Nepal TV.
The photos and details of the event is posted in Miss Nepal 2010 news posting.
Photos of the Miss Nepal 2010 event are posted here.
Click for Full coverage of Miss Nepal that includes all other parts of the event.
Sadichha Shrestha, 19, has become this year’s Miss Nepal. Contestant no. 1 Sadichha was crowned the Darbur Special Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2010 during a special program held at Tribhuwan Army Officers Club, Bhadrakali, Kathmandu on Sept. 1, 2010.