Panche Baja (literally – five musical instruments) is a group of five traditional musical instruments played in Nepal during certain auspicious occasions like marriages. A small band of five people (traditionally, called Damahi) can form the musical band to perform in such occasions. The five instruments are:
- Dholaki (Two sided drum, similar to Madal)
- Tyamko (small kettle drum)
- Damaha or Nagara (kettle drum)
- Sahanai (a short pipe instrument) and
- Jhurma or jhyali (cymbals)
Panche Baja – the five musical instruments – Dholki (Top left), Tyamko (Top right), Damaha (Bottom left), Sahanai (Bottom center), Jhyali (Bottom right)
Sumnima Dewan has been crowned as Miss Mongol 2011 on March 12. Contestant number 13, which proved to be her lucky number, is from Kathmandu and was the favorite to win the contest. Miss Mongol was organized by Action Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
The contest was sponsored by Sky-Shop-Smart Shoes.
When I saw the CPU usage of our website host, Dreamhost, I was surprised to see the graph going back in time. I suspected something to have gone wrong in their system (See the graph, midway between 8:00 to 12:00). It was only when I realized that it was due to the daylight saving, I felt a relief.
(As you can see, we need to purchase some more memory to keep up with the demand of server…)