A really good use of your lockdown time is to learn a new language. For those who had always wanted to learn Newa language, here is an opportunity offered for free by Sunita Dangol.
In the first part Sunita has told about Basic Nepalbhasa she started on the first day of the year 2077.
Newari language is Tibetian-Aryan language spoken in Kathmandu valley before Gorkha king invaded the valley. After that, Nepali language was made compulsory. As the official language became official, the traditional Newa is still the local language of communication.
In a 2009 article published in Nepali Times Weekly, a writer Subodh Rana wrote about how Jung Bahadur Rana used “Tip” a Nepali word by throwing gold coins to an opera singer in UK in his Britain visit of 1850 AD.
I did a video report on the article.
There is skepticism that the incident actually happened. But, it is a fun story so I have done the video report.
Nepali Movie – Kanchhi Starring – Dayahang Rai, Shweta Khadka, Ashant Sharma, Anu Shah, Kameshor Chaurasiya, Nir Shah etc. Director – Aakash Adhikari
The comeback movie of Shweta Khadka after the untimely demise of her husband Shree Krishna Shrestha in 2014. She waited four years before she starred in another movie. In 2014, The last movie of them being featured together – film ‘Kohinoor’ was released. Shree Krishna was at the hospital at the time of the release. He had sent an audio message to the viewers of the movie that he couldn’t attend the release of the movie. It was a shocking moment for Shweta Khadka. She went into depression for a long time. It took a very lengthy treatment in Nepal and out of country before Shweta become better. The movie got a lot of viewers in the theater and was one of the successful movies of the year. The director, Aakash Adhikari had also directed the last film of Shree Krishna Shrestha, ‘Kohinoor’. The movie became a superhit movie earning a record breaking amount in theatre in 2014. ‘Kanchhi’ was released in 2017 in theatre.