Rajesh Hamal’s inspirational speech at Sharada University, Delhi

A while ago, Nepali superstar Rajesh Hamal was in New Delhi during his tour for the Quiz program he has been running for the last few years. Hamal was invited by the Nepali students at Sharada University to meet and greet them. During the event, Rajesh Hamal gave an Inspiring speech.

Watch the video highlights of the inspirational speech:

Summary of the speech:

  • Rajesh Hamal started his kindergarten in Pakistan when his father was posted at the Nepali Embassy in Pakistan.
  • Next year, his father was posted at the Nepali embassy in India. Hamal studied his grade 1 in New Delhi.
  • Later, in the 1980s, his father was again posted in New Delhi as the ambassador. Hamal lived in India from the early 80s to 1989, till the time he started acting in Nepali movies.
  • Hamal’s father was later posted in Pakistan, where he breathed his last breath.
  • Hamal told that he spent “the prime time” of his life in Delhi and was deeply connected to the place. He saw himself in the students in the audience. He remembered the fun time he had, foods he ate, and the unbearable heat he had to go through.
  • When he started acting in Nepali movies, it was a very uncertain time. Nepali movies were made every one or two years and there was no career as an actor. His family members were not supportive to his choice of profession.
  • But, as the time passed the Nepali movie industry also progresses. His popularity and the film industry grew simultaneously.
  • Hamal tells everybody to follow their passion. They should give their inner desire a try.

In Hamal’s words, “I tried something new …. Do not hesitate to try something new. Give it a try. You never know, you might reach the place where no one else has reached before.”

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Miss Earth India, Aaital Khosla shows the beauty of Nepal, claiming it to be India

Miss Earth India, Aaital Khosla has prepared a promotional video to introduce herself and her country. The promotional video is an amazing video showing the natural beauty of the land she claimed to be located in India. But, in fact, almost every part of the video is located in Nepal. In one of the scenes, Nepali vehicles and traffic police can be seen while Aaital tells, “India is one of the leading carbon-di-oxide emission in the world.”

kathmandu streets in Miss Earth India video

Video report:

The mountains and the beautiful scenarios from Nepal are actually very beautiful and it turned out that the full video was copied from the video prepared by the aerial cinema team of Teton Gravity Research. The original video is available in Vimeo:

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Nepali artists rally against Indian blockade and Terai protest

To protest the economic blockade of India, and to ask the government to take proper steps in solving the problem in Terai, Nepali artists had teamed up to participate in a rally organized in Kathmandu on November 24, 2015. In the rally organized by Chalchitrakarmi Rastirya Jagaran Abhiyan, film artists, music artists and television artists and genera public were present.

A video report of the protest:

The participants of the rally had expressed their concerns toward the public and the hardship they have faced because of the lack of things of daily needs. They have asked the government to be serious in fulfilling the demands of the protesting parties in Terai. Almost everybody in the rally were carrying the flag of Nepal and were carrying placards with their demands.

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Nepali Film industry suffers as India blocks petroleum

Because of the shortage in petroleum after India blocked the tankers from entering Nepal at the border, Nepali film industry has suffered a lot. As the vehicular movement is restricted in Nepal, the release of new movies have been canceled and film shooting have been delayed.

‘Destination Kathmandu’ release canceled

According to reports, the movie scheduled to release this Friday – ‘Destination Kathmandu’ has been canceled at the last minute. According to the executive director Madhusudhan Bhattarai, director Deepak Rayamajhi‘s last movie will not release on October 2 as planned before. The movie featuring Dilip Rayamajhi and Jharana Thapa in leading role was halted for a while after the death of the director Deepak Rayamajhi in 2011. Later, Madhusudhan had completed the movie.

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This is the second time the movie release has been postponed. Previously the movie was scheduled to release on May 8 but, because of the earthquake of April 25, the movie release was delayed.

The movie previously released in Kathmandu, ‘Woda Number Chha’ is going to release in theaters out of Kathmandu on this Friday.

Shooting halted

Because of the problem in transportation, the shooting of Bhuwan KC‘s debut movie as the director, ‘Dreams’ shooting has also been affected. The resumption of the shooting of Bhuwan’s song Anmol KC starrer movie is uncertain.

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Biraj Bhatt and Reema BK in Pune

The popular film artists of Nepal Biraj Bhatt and actress Reema Bishowkarma heated the Nepali audience in Pune in the occasion of Holi. In the musical event organized by the Nepali community in Pune, artists like Bhagirathi Chalaune, Kalpana Dahal, Sushmita Burlakoti, Hitesh Karmakar, Pamfa Dangol and other performed on the stage.

biraj bhatt and reema romance in mumbai

The dance of Biraj Bhatt with Reema BK was specially a hit number because of it being interesting and provocative in nature.

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'Visa Girl' to release in India

visa_girl_in_indiaAlthough the much publicized Nepali movie ‘Visa Girl’ couldn’t do good business in Nepal, the producers are trying their luck in India. On the occasion of Christmas (December 25, 2012), the movie will be premiered in Gangtok, Sikkim.

The lead actors in ‘Visa Girl’, Binaya Shrestha and Richa Sharma are also the co-producers of the movie. The movie directed by Prachanda M Shrestha also features Karma, Reshamdas Shrestha, Menuka Pradhan, Reema Bishowkarma and Saloni Rajbhandari in addition to Bina
ya and Richa, in main roles. 

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Tulsi Ghimire – Nepali director

Movies of Tulsi Ghimire :
Nepali movie – Darpan Chhaya
Nepali Movie – Anyaya
Nepali Movie – Mrigatrishna
Nepali Movie – Maya Ta Maya Ho (Update)
Nepali Movie – Sukha Dukha
Nepali Movie – Rahar
Nepali Movie – Bijaya Parajaya
Nepali Movie – Saait
Nepali Movie – Angalo Angaloma
Nepali Movie – Bishalu
Nepali movie – Darpan Chhaya
Nepali Movie – Lahana
Nepali Movie – Dui Thopa Aansu
Nepali Movie – Dui Kinara
Nepali Movie – Deuta
Nepali Movie – Lahure (1989)
Nepali Movie – Kusume Rumal
Nepali Movie – Chino

One of the successful directors of the Nepali film industry, Tulsi Ghimire apart from being a good film director he is equally successful screenwriter, editor, cameraman, actor and lyricist.

Tulsi Ghimire was born in Sindeybong, Kalimpong, Darjeeling in India in 1951 (BS 2008 Ashad 31). Tulsi is the eldest son of Dhojman Ghimire and Narbada Ghimire and has two younger brothers and a sister. Tulsi Ghimire completed Bachelor of Arts from Kalingpong College. He entered film line after working in a job for some time.

He is married to Bharati Ghimire (Gazmer), a well known singer in many of his films. His brother Shrawan Ghimire is also a successful film producer. Tulsi’s children Bhawana Ghimire and Panchami Ghimire, have also acted in a Nepali movie for children “Swarg Ko Pari”.

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Tusli Ghimire initially moved to Mumbai from Kalimpong in 1974 to work in the Indian film industry, Bollywood. Tulsi’s mentor and Bollywood editor Kamlakar Karkhanis had advised him to make Nepali movies at that time. Tusli debuted in Nepali movie industry by starting the Nepali movie “Bansuri” in 1981 as the director. Tulsi Ghimire made the second movie, Kusume Rumal, on his own story story and it was very successful.

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Tulsi Ghimire, life in his own words

Following text is compiled from an interview of Tulsi Ghimire. In the text he has explained how he has started his career in the movie industry and his initial struggle.

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I had a feeling that I had to be popular in any cost. From the childhood I was attracted to movie sector. Born in Kalingpong in India, I used to go to the shootings that were done in the area. My parents had suggested me to become a person who is “understood by the king and known to the people”.

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Click on the image below for the profile of Tulsi Ghimire and the list of Tulsi’s movie posted in xnepali:
tulasi ghimire films

Childhood

In my childhood I studied in Mani Memorial Primary School in Sindebung. Although there were classes for up to grade 4, I left the school after second grade.  In the school, they had an unique way of teaching the alphabets – the teacher used to write the alphabets in floor and we used to lay small pebbles on top of it. From grade 3 to grade 11 I studied in Scottish University Mission Institute (SUMI). Up to grade 5 we didn’t wear any footwear. There was no school dress.

Bombay (Mumbai) Journey

In around 1973 there was a shooting of a Hindi movie, “Romeo in Sikkim” in Sikkim. I went there and met the cameraman to tell that I was crazy to get into film making. He told, “If you are crazy enough why don’t you come to Bombay?” At the age of 22 I went to Bombay to enter the film industry. I went to the cameraman’s home. But, his house wasn’t what I expected. He told me to ‘struggle’.

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Should 'Jannat 2' be banned in Nepal?

No, we don’t think so!

Nepali film critics and Film Development Board of Nepal think that a Bollywood movie "Jannat2" be banned in Nepal. The movie shows a scene about illegal weapons being supplied from Pakistan to India through Nepal. The censor board however hasn’t found anything fishy on the scene and has permitted the movie to be shown in Nepal.

jannat-2

In the modern time, some critics think censoring a movie in itself is a questionable practice. Censoring or banning a movie only on the fact that Nepal is shown to be a  transit point of some weapon doesn’t qualify as an issue to
be given of much importance. We all know the lack of proper security in our transit point. Hiding the truth doesn’t solve problem.

We have a few questions to the people who think the movie should be banned:

  • Does banning a movie based on one of it’s scene based on a fiction plot give a good message?
  • Shouldn’t the government learn from such movies and try to stop such practices, if any?
  • Do everything shown in a movie is true ? If it can be untrue, why debate on it?

Nepal or India, who is grabbing land of other nation?

Usually, it is India that grabs Nepali land. Indian nationals used to be heard of taking benefit of the open Nepal-India border to take over land.

But this time, the story is different according to an Indian television news channel. The channel claims that thousands of villagers in seven border districts of Bihar have lost their land and homes to encroachers from Nepal – triggering a significant rise in violence and conflict along the state’s border with the Himalayan Kingdom.

On Thursday, the online news of CNN-IBN, a prominent Indian news channel, reported :

The land grab, it appears, has its genesis in a warped century old border treaty. The Indian authorities’ inability to ensure pillars demarcating the border stays intact, making it worse.

According to CNN-IBN news, villager Rashud Ansari, has said, Nepal is occupying the land which should be part of Bihar as all the papers for that land are with India and are from India. The local authorities are well aware about this issue but their hand seems tied down. It further writes, “A lot of people here are leaving their homes and are going to other towns because of the amount of problem Nepal is creating in illegally occupying our land,” said Ramesh Kamgaar, a villager.

The report further said, the 600 Km long open Indo-Nepal border is being patrolled by the Sashatra Seema Bal or SSB, India’s border security force. Yet, pillars demarcating the border are regularly uprooted.

CNN-IBN cited Indian intelligence reports which estimates as below: –

716 International border pillars have disappeared along the Indo-Nepal border.

  • 281 pillars out of 716 have been uprooted in Madhubani district,
  • 116 pillars from East Champaran district,
  • 61 from West Champaran and
  • 3 from Araria district.

The report referred the Sugauli treaty signed by the British in 1816, declaring the river Mahakali as the border between the two countries and said the treaty is meaningless as the river has changed course several times southwards into Indian land.

Sai Baba breathed his last breath

The Indian spiritual leader Sathya Sai Baba has passed away.

After complications related to heart and respiration, Sai Baba was hospitalized on March 28. He didn’t recover and passed away on Sunday morning at 6:25 am.

Sathya Sai Central Trust, in a media conference held at 11:00 am, has announced that the body will be kept in display in Sai Kulwant Hall on Monday and Tuesday, before performing the final rituals.sai-baba

The 85-year-old spiritual leader was considered an incarnation of God by many of his followers. Before the final announcement a minister Geeta Reddy and other senior government officials held a conference. The state government has deployed more than 6,000 police
to the town for security of the general people and VIPs.

India Won the World Cup – Poonam Pandey suggested Paris for the ‘private show’

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The Indian cricket fans are happy for their win after loosing for the last 27 years. But, some are disappointed due to Poonam Pandey’s decision to respect the ‘Indian values’ and not strip in front of them – sort of an April Fool’s joke.

The Indian cricket team has won the Cricket World Cup after 28 years. And, as promised Poonam Pandey is planning a strip tease show for the team if BCCI approves and arranges for the feat. Poonam however was forced to switched off her phone when she got variety of calls, some full of threaten and others requesting her to fulfill her promise.

Poonam is still willing to perform her show for the team if the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approves and arranges the venue. It looks like, Poonam is not confident such shows will be approved by the public in India. So, she has proposed to do it in a bit more liberal places like a French city, Paris.

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Sexy Indian spices and English Saxons cities

The other day, I accompanied one of my good friends to a financial institute to sell a concept for a television commercial (TVC). The client suggested showing money or gems as a part of the concept. My friend’s logic was not to show money in the advertisements of banks or financial companies. He said, that will have negative impact on the mass and will not generate result, as expected. This got me thinking. Why not? After all, it is all about money.

In the eastern side of the world, people are shy to talk about sex but, at the same time, they are busy generating more babies compared to the western world. Asia has more than 60% contribution to the world’s 6 billion plus population out of which, China and India combined contribute 2.5 billion. People in the western world are open and freely talk on sex and ideas associated with it. How come their population is a lot less compared to those who believe that sex is a taboo?  Continue reading

Indian Ambassador Rakesh Sood to be called back?

Rakesh SoodAn Indian newspaper has reported that one of the most controversial Indian Ambassador to, Rakesh Sood, might be called back by the Indian government soon.

Apart from being the most controversial person, he is also accused of  being arrogant. Sood had been very tough with Maoist and was unnecessary involved in business of Dabur Nepal. Sood was instrumental in reducing anti-Indian sentiments in media and stop Maoist from leading the government.

The newspaper accus
es Sood was one of the reason behind the current political deadlock in Nepal. He was one of the most hated ambassador and was once thrown shoes by the crowd. He is also the first ambassador whose effigies were burnt on the streets.

India is planning to send Jayant Prasad as the new ambassador for Nepal. Jayant Prasad had served as an ambassador to Pakistan previously. His father Bimal Prasad had also served as an ambassador to Nepal during the Rana regime.

Yamaha Motorcycle Race 2010 held in Kathmandu

yahamaha_race-2010 Samar Manandhar and Manish Shrestha have won the Second Yamaha Motorcycle race organized by Morang Auto Works. The competition was held in the National Trading compound, Singadurbar. The organizer had specially made the racing track for the competition.

There were 46 contestants each in R-15 and FZ competition. Samar was the winner of R-15 competition and Manish won FZ competition. Benjamin Gautam and Prashant Timsina were placed the second respectively. The participants had to drive 4-5 laps to complete the race.

The winners each got a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 and they will represent Nepal in the race to be held in Chennai, India. The second place winners received cash prize of Rs. 10,000 each.

UPDATE by Suraj Krishna Mali: There were a total of 96 participants in both R15 and FZ catogies. In R15 and FZ catogory Mr. Samar Manandhar and Mr. Manish Shrestha was winner accordingly. As the winners they represented Nepal in Chhenai Championship, India, to be held in January of 2011. As the second place winners Mr. Benjamin Gautam and Karan Khatiwada got Rs. 20,000 cash prize each for R15 and FZ category and Mr. Prashant Timsina and Mr. Bibek Kumar Mandal got Rs. 10000 cash prize as a Third place in each category respectively.