I am starting a series of talk about the 2007 (2050-51) democratic movement led by the King Tribhuvan. It was an unique movement that was led by the ruler himself.
A foreigner woman was at the palace at that time. Erika Leuchtag had seen Tribhuvan’s involvement in the protest against the rulers. She had written a book on her stay in the royal palace and her acquaints with the King. I am presenting the information given in the book as a weekly series. The series is retelling of the information Erika had told in the book in Nepali language. It is not a translation so, I will be omitting the things that aren’t of value to my viewers.
The first part of the series will premier at Friday – November 9, 2018 – 12:00 AM ET. The first part is how Erika got the invitation and what was the response of her mother and her friends about going to Nepal.
After I recorded the first part, I came to know that Erika was a physiotherapist. I will give this detail in the second part. I haven’t done second part or any other parts yet. I am writing the script as I read through the book.
Part 1 : How Erika got an offer to go to Nepal?
There is a high chance that Shrinkhala Khatiwada, Miss Nepal 2018, might be able to bring home the Miss World crown. That is because, she is the most deserving candidate so far. There were capable contestants before. But, Shrinkhala seems to be better than all of them because of her confidence, intelligence and beauty.
An example of her talent was seen at the Talent round of Miss Nepal:
Like every years the Nepali celebrities worshiped goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth on the third day of Tihar.
Laxmi Puja of actress Neeta Dhungana:
The main attraction of the celebration is preparing beautiful rangoli and cooking good foods. Rangoli is the art imported from India. It is similar to our own Mandala art. Nepali celebrities make good rangoli and share them in their social media. I have collected some photos of the actresses showing their talent.
Some actresses made sel roti, a special delicacy of Tihar festival. The sweet bread made out of rice flour is quite popular in the festival. Here is a video report about how actresses learn the skill to make the bread:
Here are some photos of Laxmi Puja celebration:
Nepali Movie – Dhanapati
Starring – Khagendra Lamichhane, Surakshya Panta etc.
Director – Dipendra K Khanal
Another great movie of Khagendra Lamichhane, ‘Dhanapati’ is released online for the Tihar festival. The movie is about the life of lower middle class couple and their trouble. The film is a presentation of Tukee Arts in association with Dipendra K Khanal Production. The film was released in theatre on Ashar 23 of this year (July 7, 2018). Khanal had previously directed and produced superhit film ‘Pashupati Prasad’.
Watch the full film:
This is a 45 minutes long video – featuring an address by a political leader some 32 years ago. At that time, audio was distributed in audio cassettes. This audio was so popular among the people that the manufacturer couldn’t meet the demand. Some cassettes were also sold in black market.
The political leader was Padma Ratna Tuladhar, the first major politician who declared that the single party Panchayat system of that time was not suitable for the country of the people in the parliament at that time. The election and the political movement led to the people’s uprising of 2046 BS. That was three years after the address of Padma Ratna.
Padma Ratna Tuladhar died today (on November 4, 2018). In memory of the great leader, I have shared the 3-decade old political address of the leader. The address gives a glimpse of what the situation of Nepal was:
May Padma Ratna’s soul rest in peace.
A noted linguistic and writer, Dr. Taranath Sharma has told that the mother of King Birendra and ex-King Gyanendra was different. Birendra’s mother was then-crown princess Indra Rajyalaxmi Shah. According to the historical documents, the princess gave birth to six children – three sons and three daughters.
Indra Rajyalaxmi died in a mysterious circumstances on September 4, 1950. According to the official website of the first maternity hospital, Prasuti Griha, the princess had died because of the complications caused by the birth of her last child, Dhirendra Shah. But, Dhirendra was born on January 14, 1950.
Nepali Movie – A Mero Hajur 2
Starring – Samragyee RL Shah, Salin M Baniya etc.
Director – Jharana Thapa
‘A Mero Hajur’ sequel ‘A Mero Hajur 2’ is produced and directed by actress Jharana Thapa. The debut movie of Jharana as a director was successful in the box office. The hit actress of ‘Dreams’, Samragyee RL Shah’s second movie was also successful making her the most desirable and demanded actress in the film industry.
Watch the full film:
Credit Budha Subba
Nepali Film – Sunkesari
Starring – Richa Sharma, Rabindra Jha, Sunny Dhakal, Yami Parajuli etc.
Director – Arpan Thapa
The second movie produced by actress Richa Sharma also got mixed reviews. Richa’s production debut ‘Aadha Love’ was a failure. The actress has teamed up with Arpan Thapa to produce and direct these films. There were rumours of their relationship. But, Richa named them rumours and not being ture. Arpan is a married man so, Richa requested not to spread such rumours. The film features child artist Yami Parajulli. Yami’s acting was highly appreciated. The movie was shot in location in Australia. A very few horror films are made in Nepal and this is one of such few films. It seems this genre doesn’t appeal much to Nepali viewers.
The film production team has annouced the sequel of the movie ‘Sunkesari 2’. But, the details of the release schedule is not known.
Watch the film:
Credit – BG Entertainment
The director of Nepali movie ‘Aishwarya’, Deewakar Bhattarai, has married the actress of the film, Deepika Prasain. The director had introduced the actress in the film industry in the movie and they had started dating while the film was being shot. Now, Deewakar and Deepika have confirmed the relationship and have told that they have performed an official engagement ceremony with the friends and families of both parties.
In an interview, Deepika has also told that they had also married in the court during the shooting of ‘Aishwarya’ and kept it a secret. Deepak and Deepika are also planning to perform a traditional marriage ceremony in the future. For now, they are in a Thailand tour – a honeymoon tour. It sure is a strange relationship – with unique 3-step marriage
At first they got married at the court and kept the relationship a secret.
Then they probably talked about the relationship with their parents and then performed an engagement and the third
Deepika debuted in ‘Aishwarya’ and her second film, ‘Chhakka Panja 3’ has also been successful. The director Diwakar Bhattarai is also known to be a well known director. He was the assistant director of ‘Dreams’, the debut film of Bhuwan KC as a director. He has also directed another Bhuwan KC film, featuring Anmol KC in lead role, ‘Captain’. The movie is yet to release and is expected to be a successful movie.
It seems both Deepika and Diwakar are going to rule the Nepali film industry in the future.
The following is the post by Deepika in Instagram:
I wish Deepika Prasain and Diwakar Bhattarai and very happy married life. Also, my wish is that Deepika and Diwakar to be successful in the Nepali film industry.
The newly-married couple of Rupa Thapa Magar met with an accident while going home from Rupa’s parental home. They were returning home after their first visit of Rupa’s parental home after marriage. The tragic event that happened after 11 days of the marriage took the life of Rupa Thapa and her husband Mahesh Pun is struggling in life-threatning condition in the hospital.
Rupa Thapa had acted in a Magar film titled ‘Larfu’ (Pachayuri) and was also a radio jockey in various FM stations in Palpa.
Rupa and Mahesh were returning home from Palpa to Gulmi in a scooter. The scooter Lu 37 Pa 3090 crashed with a car (SUV) number Lu 1 Cha 7256 coming from opposite direction at Myalunga of Syanjga. The couple were seriously injured in the accident and were rushed to the local hospital – Lumbini Medical College Hospital in Palpa. Rupa was pronounced dead and Mahesh is being treated in the hospital.
The video featuring the details of the scandal between Paras Shah and Ram Krishna Dhakal has gained an unprecedented viewership in YouTube. The video attracted a lot of negative comments. But, those who liked the video made it popular without commenting.
Although the video didn’t have any new information, people assumed it to give a negative message. I believe there is more to the story that what is being told by either Ram Krishna Dhakal or the others.
The Truth about Ram Krishna Dhakal and Paras Shah
I would rather say it is a half truth. Because, the full truth won’t be revealed either by Ram Krishna or Paras. The half-truth is:
The MahaNayak, Rajesh Hamal, delays the Dashain Tika by a day because his mother died on the Vijaya Dashami day. He remembers his mothers, performs Shradha puja and mourns on the 10th day of the festival. While all others enjoy and celebrate, Hamal doesn’t celebrate because, his mother suffered from depression.
He didn’t know his mother was depressed when she fell ill after the untimely death of his father. Hamal’s father Chura Bahadur Hamal was the ambassador of Pakistan. On the day he submitted his appointment letter, Hamal died of heart attack. After the sad incident, his wife went into a long mourning. She didn’t recover after that. Rajesh Hamal remembers, his mother going through tough time and smoking a lot.
At that time, the family members didn’t know that she could have been cured by medical doctors. Later Hamal realized it and told it was their lack of knowledge he lost his mother (watch the following video to see Hamal speak about the incident).
Rajesh Hamal’s parents were love birds who fell in love while travelling in a train in India. That was a very long time ago. They were deeply in love for each other for as long as they lived. I had also prepared a love story video of the two (the video was very popular among my viewers).
Nepali Movie – Uma
Starring – Saugat Mall, Reecha Sharma, Dayahang Rai, Mithila Sharma etc.
Director – Tsering Rhitar Sherpa
About Uma : The movie is made on the story of the Maoists insurgency in the 1990s. One of the saddest time in the history of Nepal is being presented in this movie – While the war is over, its residuces are still in the society. The aftermath of the 10-year conflict has polarised Nepali society and the effects of the ‘People’s war’ is still starkly evident. The film is set in the early 2000s, during the Maoist insurgency, when Nepal was going through one of the biggest conflicts in the country’s history. The movie is a story of a widowed mother (Mithila Sharma) and her two children – her son Milan (Saugat Malla) and her daughter Uma (Reecha Sharma). The film is inspired by true events. The story of the film is about a brother and a sister who are separated by conflict circumstances and ideological differences.
Watch the full movie
Nepali Film – Sayaad 2
Starring – Sushil Shrestha, Sharon Shrestha, Amrit Dhungana etc.
Director – Pussparaj T Neupane
Happy Dashain to all the visitors of the site. Enjoy the sequel of hit film ‘Sayaad’, the film by Sunil Rawal. The movie directed by Pussparaj T Neupane wasn’t as successful as the original film. Sunil Rawal is known for producing hit films like ‘Hostel’ and ‘Hostel Returns’.
The failure of the film in box office caused a drift in the actress and the producer – Sunil Rawal was accused of sexual advancement towards the actress, Sharon Shrestha. Sharon hasn’t signed any films after the failure of her debut film. I had prepared a video report about the incident (attached below the film video – previous report)
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The royal crown of ex-king Gyanendra and his predecessors, was recently made public after a decade of keeping in hiding after abolishing monarchy from Nepal.
The priceless jewel was unveiled by the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in a special ceremony held at at Narayanhiti museum – the royal palace of the past. After monarchy was abolished in 2008, the Palace was converted into a museum. Right after then-king Gyanendra vacated the palace on June 11, 2008, the prime minister at that time, Girija Prasad Koirala had declared that the palace will be converted into a museum.