Onlinekhabar has published the list of the top watched music videos of the year 2079. The list includes the music videos released in YouTube from Baisakh 1, 2079 to Chaitra 2079. The ranking is purely view based. Various types of music videos are featured in the top 10
1. The most watched video is titled “Lajalu Mayalu” of singers Urgen Dong and Anu Chaudhary. The 3 minutes long song released 6 months ago and features the music of Urgen and Birendra Dong. The song was also viral in TikTok. At the time of this writing the song is viewed in excess of 40M. The music video is directed by Bikash Prasai
In the year 2079 there were a total of 46 films released from the first day Baisakh 1 to Chaitra 24. That is an indication of the recovering of the film industry after the start of the pandemic in the New Year of 2077.
Baisakh 1 release – “A Mero Hajur 4” featured Anmol KC and Suhana Thapa in leading role and was successful. That was a good start of the year. The year started with a sequel and most of the successful movies released this year had been sequel movies. In addition to A Mero Hajur 4 other sequels Chhakka Panja 4, Prem Geet 3, Kabbaddi 4 all were successful in the box office. The last movie to release in 2079 – “Bahab” featuring Surakshya Panta in leading role was released on the last Friday of the year, Chaitra 24.
The movies that failed to be up to the expectation were multi-starrer film “Timro Mero Saath” of Shiva Shrestha, “December Falls” & Anmol KC’s flim ‘Chhadke 2″. It was an interesting incident of Anmol KC apologizing for the failure of Chhadeke.
Here are the 10 successful movies of 2079:
1. Kabaddi 4 became the record-breaking film in terms of box-office collection in the history of Nepali movies. The movie featuring Dayahang Rai, Miruna Magar and Saugat Malla was the last in the Kabaddi series. Although the sequel continues – the name of the upcoming movie is told not to contain the name ‘Kabaddi’ but, it will be named after Saugat Malla’s character. Continue reading
UPDATE: Saugat Malla has confirmed the break-up. Online khabar has published his statement. The statement states that they have decided to go in separate path and focus on their career. He has told that it was decided by mutual understanding. Six months earlier, during the release of Nepali movie ‘Radha’, he had told about marriage. On his statement, the marriage talk was because of the pressure from the media. Full detail in the following video report:
Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha and actor Saugat Malla had been seeing each other for a long time. The relationship was no secret, and they were planning to get married. Saugat Malla also went to UK to meet Shristi’s parents and plan marriage. While they were preparing for the marriage, COVID happened, and the lockdown changed everything. Now, the rumor of their breakup is being talked about.
The reasons: Continue reading
Malvika Subba has indicated that she is divorced and is raising her child as a single mother. Another important revelation in a program held last week in Kathmandu was that the marriage had fallen apart during her pregnancy in 2015/16. When she was pregnant her husband wouldn’t sleep with her and she was left alone to worry.
According to her statement, the relationship worsened after the birth of their son. It seems, she decided to separate take care of her 6-months-old son all by herself in her parental home. Because of the stress at that time, she told about going to therapy.
In that process, her friend Nilu Dolma helped Malvika with the moral support (Nilu Dolma died the next year at the age of 33). Nilu was the director of the movie Malvika produced – “How Funny” featuring Keki Adhikari, Nisha Adhikari and Priyanka Karki in leading roles.
Upcoming Nepali movie ‘Camino’ is expected to bring in the craze of Nepali film industry as it features some well-known actors in main roles. In the movie Raj Ballav Koirala is making a comeback after 10 years of relocation to the USA. The movie is also going to be the debut movie of Niti Shah. The winner of Miss International Nepal 2017, Niti Shah is a well-known face in the modelling industry. Her attempt to join the film industry was delayed more than once in the past. At last, she will probably be featured in Camino in a significant role.
The main actor Pradeep Khadka is currently the most popular male actor in the film industry. After Anmol KC’s recent release failed miserably in box-office, Pradeep seems to be the only hope at the current time. Another addition in the movie, Saugat Malla is considered one of the most seasoned actors in the Nepali film industry. Another actress in the movie, Barsha Siwakoti, was featured in some of the successful films of the industry like ‘Pashupati Prasad’ and Nai Nabhannu La’s sequels. Continue reading
The ancient city of Nepal, Simraungadh was a fortified city and the capital of the Tirhut Kingdom founded by Karnat King Nanyadeva in 1097. Now, located as a municipality of Bara District in Madhesh Province, the city is considered one of the most significant locations archaeologically.
The archaeological exploration of the shows that part of the fortification of the city also extended into Bihar of India, as it is located in the border of Nepal-India. Located about 90 km south of Kathmandu, the nearest metro city, Birgunj is located at a distance of 28 Km.
The name of the place is named after Simal tree found abundant in the area. The tree being called Simr in local language gave the place a name Simraon that later became Simraungadh. Gopal Raj Vamshavali, the oldest chronicles of Nepal links the relationship of Simraungadh with Simal tree forest.
Apil Gurung in Twitter writes, “Centuries old idols of Vishnu, Ganesha and Chamunda were recently excavated from Simraungarh, Nepal. Simraungarh Kingdom was razed to the ground by Delhi Sultan Ghiyasuddin Tughluq during his Bengal campaign and the idols bear tell-tale signs of Islamic iconoclasm. King Harisimhadeva fled to Nepal with his Kula Devi in the form of a Purna Ghada (water-filled pot) who was adopted as Ishta Devi by the Nepali Kings and is worshipped in the same form to this day. Locally known as Taleju Bhawani, western scholars later identified the Devi as the tantric goddess Kubjika, a goddess who was once widely worshipped by Kashmiri Shaivites. This is the reason why Miyas hate us with a particular passion, because even after a millennium of unspeakable atrocities, Hindus are still a billion strong qaum.”
Krishna had given many offers to Karna to fight against Kauravas by joining Pandavas. Here is the the summary of that conversations between the Krishna and Karna before Kurukshetra battle.
It’s a fascinating conversation between Karna and Krishna. As the Kurukhetra war becomes imminent, Krishna grew restless on the fact that there are excellent warriors in Kaurava camp. Attempts were to be made to bring some of them to the Pandava’s side. He did a detailed analysis of all the excellent warriors. For example:
Bheesma: The oldest and the mightiest force was Bheesma. Bheesma however had committed a sin of kidnapping three maiden daughters of Kashi king– Amba, Ambika, Ambalika. One of the princesses was reborn in the form of Shikhandi. Krishna knew the truth of the re-incarnation of Amba, who had pledged to become the reason of Bhessma’s death. Continue reading
The debt problem of Dhurmus and Suntali and their construction of a cricket stadium in Bharatpur municipality has been lingering for about two years. Dhurmus collected a large sum of money from Nepali all around the world. He started the construction of the stadium and tried to transfer the project to the municipality. But, the municipality is facing legal problem to pay off the 18 crore loan Dhurmus took. They have budget for the new construction but, government has no way to pay the debt Dhurmu took.
Renu Dahal, the mayor, says that 18 crore is not a big sum of money. It is the legal hurdles that are delaying the construction. She has told that at the local level, she has tried to do everything and there is nothing she can do now. Her father, Prachanda, is the prime minister of Nepal now. So, she is banking on his cabinet to approve the construction work of the stadium.
As, Renu Dahal, tries to take over the credit of the construction, Dhurmus and Suntali are at unease. Suntali told about that in a TikTok post – saying, “See, how innocent his face looks…”
In an event held on March 8, 2023, in a resort in Chitwan, actress Surekshya Panta got married with her long-time boyfriend Manav Subedi. Only friends and family members were invited in the wedding ceremony.
Surakshya and Manav were engaged in a ceremony held on March 7, 2023 and the Mehandi event was held on the same day. Informing about the events, Surakshya shared photos of the event.
Sharing an engagement photo Surakshya wrote – “A new chapter is starting today. We are very happy. Please give us best wishes,” in Nepali and she wrote Engagement in all caps.
Here are some photos of Surakshya’s marriage, engagement and Mehandi ceremony. A reception party is going to be held in Kathmandu to meet and greet the film industry personalities. The dates and the details are yet to be announced.
Popular singer Rajesh Payal Rai surprised his fans by the news that he has become a father even before getting married.
Currently in USA tour, Rai, had kept everything a secret. As soon as he left Nepal, his girlfriend has released the details about her son. She has also shared a video call video in which Rai is seen talking with his son.
In addition to that, Sangbung has shared various photos of herself with Rajesh Payal Rai and has called him her “husband”.
Miss Nepal 2010 Sadichha Shrestha is marrying a Muay Thai fighter Rahul Moktan in a ceremony to be held on July 5, 2022. Moktan is running a Gymkhana – a gym and Muay Thai training institute.
It is interesting how their choice of interest are different as Sadichha was never a fan of sports and in contrast Rahul was no fan of studying. Yet, they both are gold medalist in their fields. Sadichha Shrestha was awarded gold medal in her MBA degree in AIT, Thailand. Rahul Moktan won three gold medals in Muay Thai game. I will do a video report on these facts and share here when it is ready:
Sadichha was crowned Miss Nepal 2016 during a special program held at Tribhuwan Army Officers Club, Bhadrakali, Kathmandu on Sept. 1, 2010.
She participated in Miss World 2016 representing Nepal and featured a dress made out of Allo from Taplejung district and peacock feathers. The 6kg dress she flaunted in Miss world stage was designed by Uttam Banepali and Shiba Shrestha of Uttam Creations, Kupondole. Continue reading
Kathmandu Municipality has got a young, engineer mayor, Balen Shah. An independent candidate, Balen has received 61,767 votes against the second place Nepali Congress candidate, Sirjana Singh with 38,341 votes. While CPN UML’s mayor candidate Keshav Sthapit was forced into 3rd position with 38,117 votes, his running mate Sunita Dangol got 7 thousand more votes than the mayor Balen.
Video of Balen’s statement after the official announcement of his winning:
The Deputy mayor Sunita Dangol won the election with 68,612 votes and her nearest competitor Rameshwor Shrestha only got 23,608 votes. Continue reading
The actress who debuted in Anmol KC’s mother’s home production’s first movie “Ma Ta Timrai Hoon’, Jyotsna Yogi has tied knot with singer Swoopna Suman in a private ceremony held in a hotel in Kamalpokhari on May 5, 2022. The couple have released a love song music video to announce the marriage.
Sharing a marriage photo in social media, Yogi wrote, “Overwhelmed and happy. I love this guy.”
The lead singer of Mongolian Heart band of Nepal, Raju Lama, has made an attempt to set a World Record by doing a concert at the altitude of 6574 meters on Mount Everest. The location of the performance is between the camp 2 & camp 3 of Mt. Everst. The previous record of such performance was made in 2012 by a British musician. Now, after the approval of Raju’s performance, he will be the new World Record holder.
I did a video report on this feat:
Raju Lama is in the process of climbing the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest. After the performance, he wrote a statement about what it meant to him and the world.
“Performing at the altitude of 6574 meters on Mount Everest ( between camp 2 & 3) was a huge success. It wasn’t easy but loved the thin air, Khumbu icefall and the challenge. And it was probably the highest performance on land ever. The mission was to deliver the awareness message about the climate change and its impact across the globe in everyday life. We the humans are 100 % responsible for this so let’s contribute to combat the global warming & climate change. Every action counts no matter how small it is. Let’s act today so we can leave this beautiful planet for our children & their grand children.” Continue reading
Miss Newa 2011, Sunita Dangol, had previously expressed her desire to fight for the Mayoral candidate of Kathmandu Municipality. Now, she has finalized her candidacy for the deputy post as the running mate of ex-mayor, Keshav Staphit. They are fighting for the post representing CPN (UML) and replacing Bidhya Shundar Shakya of the same party.