Kala Sanskriti Sanrakchyan Kendra is going to organize the 2011 edition of Miss Sherpa. The organization has told that it has received the permission to organize the beauty contest from the Sherpa Association of Nepal. The slogan of this year’s contest is "Promote Culture, Save Identity".
Last year’s Miss Sherpa was not that successful due to the less number of participants. This year the organizers have already started the promotion to attract a large number of Sherpa beauties to participate in the contest.
The winner of the contest will receive a sum of Rs. 50,000. The first runner up and second runner
up will receive Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 20,000 respectively. Miss Sherpa 2011 will also be appointed the ‘Sherpa Cultural Ambassador’.
The final contest will be held in the first half of January, 2011 in Pragya Pratisthan, Kathmandu.
What does that mean? Quitting kills?
A lady, Winnie Langley, who smoked for more than 95 years and made headlines when she lit the cigarette from the candle on her 100th birthday cake, died almost at the age of 103. That was just one month short of her 103rd birthday, on July 27, 2010, to be precise.
Winnie started smoking at the age of 8 and never stopped until she was persuaded to stop it at the age of 102. She used to say that cigarettes helped calm her nerves during the world wars. She outlived her husband, son and all of her 10 step-children.
When her her eyesight got worse and she couldn’t see the end of a match she was persuaded to stop smoking just before Christmas of 2009 (about 7 months before she died). But, the real reason might be something else. As she couldn’t afford the cost of cigarette, she had already cut her 5-cigarettes-a-day routine to one-a-day. (Photo credits – croydonguardian)
A beautiful photo of the first hydroelectricity project in Nepal, Farping.
Photo credit – Yadav Bhattarai.
In a latest news, Namrata Shrestha is told to be organizing a huge concert on December 18, 2010 to raise fund for the treatment of bed-ridden singer Kumar Kancha. Well known singer, Kancha, had recently went through spinal cord surgery and
Namrata has recently finished shooting of one of her movies “Miss U…” and another movie, “Purle Days”, is yet to commence. She has made a wise use of her free time by hosting the concert featuring the popular singers in Nepal. Currently, Namrata is searching for the sponsors of the event.
In response to the news about refusing to handover the charity money to the rightful owner and his arrest in the case, Dinesh DC has denied any such wrongdoings.
Dinesh is running a reality TV show called "Pratibha ko Khoji" and he had collected money to help treat a sick child. The mother of the child accused Dinesh DC of trying to avoid handing over the money to them. A television ran an interview with the child’s mother, Laxmi Parajuli, who accused Dinesh of keeping the charity money to himself.