Late princess Shruti Rajya Laxmi Shah Rana was the only daughter of King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya. She had an elder brother, Prince Dipendra and a younger brother Prince Nirajan. When the princess died along with her whole family including her father, mother, brothers, aunts and uncles; she was only 24 years old. A mother of a 7 months old Surangana and a 3-years-old Girvani, Shruti’s husband Kumar Gorakh was also injured in the Durbar Hatyakanda of 2001.
After Shruti’s death, her husband Gorakh Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana raised the infant daughters. Girvani Rana was born on January 22, 1998 and the younger daughter Surangana Rana was born on October 2, 2000.Kumar Gorakh Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana is a descendants of the Rana prime minister, Chandra Shamsher Jang Bahadur Rana.
Gorakh and Shruti had married in a lavish ceremony on 7 May 1997 in Kathmandu. Just after 4 years of marriage, these two were separated by Shruti’s death. Gorakh remained single for six years and finally decided to get married on December 5, 2008. Gorakh Rana’s current wife, Deepti Chand, is the daughter of the younger brother of ex-prime minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand. Deepti and Gorakh also have a daughter from the second marriage. A senior level employee of Standard Chartered Bank in Kathmandu, Gorakh stays mostly away from the news.
Here is a video report on the historical marriage of the late princess of Nepal.
The Miss Nepal talent competition was held recently in the competition, the participants showed their skills in various art forms.
A highlights video:
Contestants and their instagram accounts links.
Nepali Movie – Butterfly
Starring – Aaryan Adhikari, Priyanka Karki, Arpan Thapa, Sushma Karki etc.
Director – Om Pratik (Gurung)
The movie made on the script of the director Om Pratik is produced under the banner of the Frame Creation. In addition to the english name, the movie also has an English subtitle, Colors of Life. The movie features songs of Rajesh Payal Rai, Anju Panta, Sugam Pokharel etc.
Watch the full film here:
Here are the new year wishes of some of the Miss Nepal 2019 participants. May share their wishes in various medium. I have collected those shared in Instagram:
Contestant Number 1: Nisha Pathak
Nisha’s wish is regular wish.
Nothing special in Contestant number 2 message:
The Miss Nepal 2019 team has a apology as the Nepali new year gift. When the judge of the Kathmandu audition of Miss Nepal, choreographer of the contest, Rachana Gurung Sharma, went tough on one of the contestants, social media went against her. The organizer defended her tough style of questioning as a right measure of training. Most of the previous Miss Nepal contest winners supported Rachana Gurung. Now, Rachana has taken a bold step – apologizing. It was a good gesture on her part despite not feeling its need.
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi
Starring – Dayahang Rai,Shweta Khadka,Ashant Sharma,Anu Shah,Kameshor Chaurasiya, Nir Shah etc.
Director – Aakash Adhikari
This is the new year 2076 release in YouTube. Happy New year to you all.
This movie is the comeback movie of actress Shweta Khadka after her newly wed husband, Shree Krishna Shrestha died in 2014. At that time, their film ‘Kohinoor’ was released. It was such a sock to Shweta that she went into a depression. After a lengthy treatment, Shweta become better and, this movie is the result. Aakash Adhikari was the director of the last film of Shree Krishna Shrestha, ‘Kohinoor’. The movie became a superhit movie earning a record breaking amount in theatre. ‘Kanchhi’ was also well received by the viewers when it was released in 2017.
Watch the full film here:
This is a followup post on the statement of Samriddhi Rai towards the Miss Nepal beauty contest. Although she was one of the contestants of Miss Nepal 2010, and she managed to be one of the top 5, she couldn’t win any titles.
Now, she says she regrets her participation at that time. Other’s however don’t buy to her argument. There are a lot of comments in the following video about Samraddhi’s statement. Most of them are negative towards Samriddhi:
This comment is that of Pragya
Height of hypocrisy! If beauty pageants are/were so much fake n she really now has gained her so called enlightenment, will samridhi rai stop wearing heels ? Will she start going out everyday without make ups? Will she stop flaunting herself in designer dresses,accessories n gifts that she gets for being recognised as a beauty pagent winner/model etc? So she had to wait for this controversy to speak her heart out?
I don’t understand at all…ajja so called celebrities making comments on this issue..nikita chandak went for audition without make up re..shrinkhala posts pic saying no make up is beautiful re..haude haru. All are attention seekers ..learning from Rachana gurung at one time and now isolating her. Just taking chances.
Testai ho vane let them come out everyday off their home make up free?
I am not saying Rachana Gurung is right. She is totally rude..but the way other celebrities are now indirectly digging out on her..Its really funny and nonsense!
Nepali Movie – Jaya Shambhu
Starring – Anoop Bikram Shahi, Barsha Siwakoti, Prashant Tamrakar etc.
Director – Rupesh Tamang (Thing)
A presentation of Dinesh Shahi for Juna Films & Asia Entertainment Banner this movie features Anoop Bikram Shahi, Barsha Siwakoti, Prashant Tamrakar with Roshan Maharjan and Karuna Panday in main roles.
Watch the full movie here:
Mor than 25 new actresses had debuted in the Nepali film industry this year. This is a huge number of new actresses trying to establish themselves as actors. But, to their disappointment, only a couple of actresses were successful in impressing the viewers. Rest of them don’t have any future in the film industry.
The list of new actresses is:
28 new actresses who had debuted in the Nepali film industry in 2075 are
- Bhawana Gurung in Sworga Mero Gaun
- Sakshi Lamsal in Sworga Mero Gaun
- Sujata Thapa in Sworga Mero Gaun
- Arohi Sharma in Hairan
- Shristi Karki in American Boys
- Pooja Tiwari in Baby I Love You
- Ganga Rana Magar in A Soltini
- Kabita Gurung in Bobby
- Alisha Sharma in Chi Musi Chi
- Shiwani Giri in Kahi Kati
- Anjila Khadki in Teenage
- Sanam malla in Reni
- Eliza Gautam in Anurag
- Kamana Bhujel in Tshiring
- Kamala Oli in Maleeka
- Ashma Giri in Dream Girl
- Karuna Shrestha in Sayakada Dash
- Supuspa Bhatta in Ranveer
- Suveksha Khadka in Ranveer
- Rewati Chhetri in Summer Love
- Priyanka Singh Thakuri in Garud Puran
- Priyanka MV in Captain
- Upasana Singh Thakuri in Captain
- Shilpa Maskey in The Breakup
- Nirisha Basnet in Jani Najani
- Kritan Poudel in Subha Love
- Suhana Thapa in A Mero Hajur 3
- Malika Mahat in Yatra
I wasn’t going to talk about this Black hole thing until I found out that a lot of people were worried by it’s existence. Yes, the first photo of a black hole, taken in 2019, is as the name suggest – black and hole like. A lot of people are worried to be sucked into one of those black holes.
Yes, they have a very strong gravitational field and once you get in there, there is no way one can get out. But, this worry is unfounded and meritless. Because, the photo shows a black hole that is located 55 million light years away. That means, the light in the photograph had emitted from the black hole some 55 million years ago. It looked like that 55 million years ago.
To give the perspective on the time – 55 million years ago means that was 10 million years after the dinosaurs became extinct. Nobody knows what the black hole looks like now. Because, the light emitted today will reach the earth after 55 million years.
And, this is probably the same thing the ancient text – Shiva Puran tells about – the third eye of Lord Shiva. Birochan Malla explains in Twitter:
Priya Grurung – Miss Nepal Hongkong 2018.
Earlier I had made a video report on Priya and how she had got the direct entry into Miss Nepal contest. But, she didn’t know that she wouldn’t finally be qualified for the contest because of her age. The information was given to her so late that, she lost her job and she travelled to Nepal from Hong Kong for no apparent reason.
– She was told she will get direct entry into Miss Nepal after she won Miss Hong Kong in December. Miss Nepal choreographer was there at the contest to welcome Priya to Miss Nepal.
– She even went through training for the Miss Nepal contest preperation
– Was told to come to Nepal on March 24
– She flew all the way from Hongkong leaving her job and ruining her career
– Nobody told about her age problem …
– The organizers gave her a letter — it was a rejection letter
Now, she is in Nepal – and won’t be part of Miss Nepal contest !
I made this video report earlier:
Miss Eco International 2019, held in Ciaro, Egypt was held on March 31, 2019. In the contest, the representative from Nepal was Muna Gauchan. She didn’t make news when she didn’t win any major titles in the contest. But, she had made and impression by being in the list of top contestants.
Miss Eco International is a relatively new beauty contest. There were participants from 65 countries in the contest. Muna Gauchan was one of the top contestants because, she was selected one of the Top 20 contestant. In Talent Round, Muna Gauchan was one of the Top 15.
As Gauchan couldn’t win any titles, she has found an excuse by telling, “It was my first international beauty peagant, I barely had an idea bout it.” Gauchan says, she wasn’t well prepared when compared to the beauties from well experienced countries in the beginning. But later, she cached up with others. She adds, “… standing out, considered as friendly, energetic, dedicated person, being loved by everyone was one of my biggest achievements.” She says that she is “more than happy and satisfied” by her performance.
The Miss Nepal of a decade ago, Zenisha Moktan has talked about the Miss Nepal Make Up Kanda that happened during the audition of Miss Nepal 2019. The kanda has created a debate on what should be done and what shouldn’t be done in terms of beauty contests. It is a check and balance that such pageants need so they can be held accountable. It might sound harsh to the organizers and participants, but these aspects can’t be kept in the closet forever.
That is the reason, I am giving focus on this issue and sharing the views of past winners and of those who have louder voices (like the one of Samraddhi Rai).
Here is Zenisha’s full statement, addressing the Miss Nepal 2019 contestant Ashmita Maharjan, the one who was supposedly ‘bullied’ by Rachana Gurung Sharma:
Dear Girl in the Audition Tape,
Welcome to the parallel Universe where u get outpouring support and appreciation for being you, for being “real”! You have now started your journey to venture into OUR universe and I wish you all the best, go fight for that crown, fight hard! and I hope you bring all these self righteous advocates of inner beauty along with you.. cuz we really need them!
Since we are talking now, Let me tell you this! If you ever get the opportunity to wear that coveted crown, you will be bullied and shamed for the very reason u have garnered support today! You will be picked on every choice you make and god forbid they are “real”! You might then understand the double standards we deal with! You might then understand the hypocrisy we are surrounded with!
If you don’t know who Samriddhi Rai is, here is a short introduction to the beauty, according to her Facebook profile:
- Former Bureau chief at M&S VMAG, Kantipur Group
- Former Head of The Himalayan Times TGIF
- Former Sub-Editor at ECS Media
- Former Feature Writer at Kantipur Publications
I know Samraddhi as a singer and a model. She had participated in various beauty contests and an outspoken personality.
She had won Miss Personality title in an international beauty contest, Miss Toursim Queen International 2011. (Here is – My report on the event)
And, she had also won an international title – Miss Press Princess (a gossip report on Samriddhi)
She had also created a controversy when she told about caste system in Nepal. (Report here)
Samriddhi has spoken about the latest Miss Nepal audition ‘Makeup Kanda’. Here is what she has to say:
It seems, Miss Nepal organizer is not willing to admit any mistakes in it’s part. In the press statement, the organizer has told that it is just a part of the competition to evaluate the “frame of mind, level of comfort, confidence and ability of the candidates to tackle the questions in a way that brings out the best from them.”
It denies any intimidation or ill intention. Read the full statement:
Date: April 07, 2019
The Hidden Treasure is concerned by the issues raised in the social media recently and would like to put the issues in its correct perspective. Candidates’ sitting in any tests, exams or interviews can face some tough questions. This is done in order to find out frame of mind, level of comfort, confidence and ability of the candidates to tackle the questions in a way that brings out the best from them. Not to intimidate, belittle or fail them in the interviews. Such deeds are conducted without any ill intention or to harm, hassle or to tarnish the image of the candidate.
The Hidden Treasure has followed such a process during the audition of Miss Nepal 2019, in an effort to bring out the best from the interviewed candidates which in this case the particular candidate came out brilliantly and is already selected.