Did Jung Bahadur Rana invent the word ‘Tip’ to offer gratitude?

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.

Here is start of the original article:
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‘Maile Je Bhogey’ – Reality Show by Haribansha Acharya (ep. 1)

A reality show by comedy actor and author Hari Bansha Acharya has started in television. In the first episode Hari Bansha has talked with children who have lost their parents to HIV AIDS and armed revolution.

The reality show titled ‘Maile Je Bhogey’ is produced by Save the Children and Antenna Foundation Nepal.

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Documentary – Rays of Hope

RIMS Nepal Presents
Documentary – Rays of Hope


Produced by Media Service Nepal
Resource Identification and Management Society Nepal, Dhading

This video summarizes the activities and impacts encompasses the various aspects of community empowerment. It also highlights some major aspects of the working approaches and community reflections.

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Documentary – Kailash Parbat ra Mansarobar Taal ko yatra

Himali Creations presents
Documentary – Kailash Parbat ra Mansarobar Taal ko yatra

This documentary is about a religious tourism. Lord Shiva, the Hindu god – destroyer of ignorance and illusion is believed to reside at the summit of a legendary mountain named Kailāsa. Shiva is believed to be sitting in a state of perpetual meditation along with his wife PārvatÄ«.

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Documentary – Life for a Child

A documentary – Life for a Child
Directed by – Edward Lachman (Academy Award-nominee)
The documentary film follows the journeys of children with type 1 diabetes.

The documentary was produced by the International Diabetes Federation (idf.org) and Eli Lilly and Company to raise awareness of the impact of diabetes and increase support for the IDF Life for a Child Program. lifeforachild.org

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Documentary – In Search of Yarsagumba

A 2003 documentary of Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB) on an effort to establish a community-based enterprises to help in harvesting Yarshagumba (the Himalayan Viagra) to improve the livelihood of rural poor and protect the resource.

Duration – 29 minutes

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Julian Assange – talks about WikiLeaks (videos)

Julian Assange the 39 year-old founder of whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, is a mysterious personality. His mother tells him to be ‘very intelligent’. An Australian hacker has a record of being arrested on 18 hacking charges, and wanted by Interpol for sexual charges.

Julian explains – “Why the world needs WikiLeaks” in a talk with TED’s Chris Anderson. In th e19 minutes video he explains how the site operates, what it has accomplished, and what drives him.

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Documentary – Fairytale of Kathmandu

Irish Film Board presents a beautiful documentary

A 2007 documentary by Neasa Ní Chianáin.

Documentary – Fairytale of Kathmandu

On a subject almost impossible to get this close… Celebrated Irish poet Cathal O’ Searcaigh invites his greatest fan Neasa to Nepal.
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Narayan Tripathi – Video Profile and list of movies

The comedy actor in Nepali film industry Narayan Tripathi is featured in a lot of Nepali movies and TV program. He had stopped appearing in movies after he went to the USA to live there permanently. Following are some of the movies featuring Narayan (this is not a complete list because, as he is not the lead actor he might have been missed in many films.)

Nepali Movie – Paradeshi Kancha
Nepali Movie – Sagun (Shiva Shrestha, Bipana Thapa, Juli Thapa, Rabi Basnet)
Nepali Movie – Gorkhali
Nepali movie – Chor
Nepali Movie – Nirmaya
Nepali Movie – Manma Maya
Nepali Movie – Timinai Basyau Mero Manma
Nepali Movie – Kasto Samjhauta
Nepali Movie – Shankar
Nepali Movie – Daiba Sanjog
Nepali Movie – Sathi
Nepali Movie – Sindoor Pote
Nepali Movie – Jeet
Nepali movie – Ajambari Nata
Comedy – Jwain (Narayan Tripathi)
Nepali Movie – Guru Chela (1997)
Nepali Movie – Kasto Saino
Nepali Movie- Laxmi Puja
Narayan Tripathi Comedy Collection
Nepali Movies – Agni Parikshya
Nepali Movie – Dharma Sankat
Nepali Movie – Afanta
Nepali Movie – Aashirwad (Aashirbad)

One of the top comedian in Nepali film and television, Narayan Tripathi presents his profile in the following video. In addition to the profile.
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Documentary – The Third Generation (Nepali)

The Third Generation (Tesro Pusta, तेस्रो पुस्ता) is a documentary released by Silver Lining Creation on 16 July 2009. The documentary was screened at different film festivals around the globe. The documentary, narrated in Nepali, has subtitles in English.

The documentary is based on a 19 years old Nepali guy who leaves his well paid job at the United Nations to pursue higher degree in the West.

Written, Directed and Edited by Manoj Bhusal
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Nihita Biswas and Charles Shobhraj marriage (Hindi)

Charles Shobhraj has tied knot with Nihitain the high security jail in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. However, the Nepal government has claimed that it is not possible in jail. This video shows the wedding photos of Shobhraj and Nihita.

This video is in Hindi by a Hindi news channel Aaj Tak.
It is to be noted that much of the contents of the video are same in many videos and the reporters are trying to highlight their points by bringing up unnecessary stuffs.

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More news clippings — Charles Sobhraj, at the age of 66, has married to Nihita, a 22-year-old Nepali girl.

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Former King Gyanendra Interview Video – Monarchy is not finished yet…

After three years of being a general public, former king Gyanendra has indicated that he can see his role widening in the country. Gyanendra thinks the people still love him and one day he will be a king again. When asked what might be the reason for the end of monarchy, Gyanendra told, “I think monarchy is not finished in first place…”.

To answer a question about his future plans, Gyanendra told, “Stay in Nepal, serve Nepal, serve Nepali. My plan was the same in the past and will be same in the future.”

Interview courtesy Avenues TV.

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Children of God – Documentary

  • Winner – Best Documentary – Jeonju 2009 International Film Festival
  • Winner – Best Documentary – Japan, Korea, China Producers Forum
  • Official Selection – 2009 Hot Docs International Film Festival, Canada

Children of God explores the life of the children who live beside the Baghmati River in Nepal. The children rob the corpses for food and dive into the river to grab coins used as funeral offerings by the mourners.

The film exposes the social conditions of the suppressed Nepalese people through the plight of their children, where reverence for the old and dead far outweighs the care for the young and living. Experiencing their innocence and their hardship through songs, stories and heartbreaking living conditions, exposes the contradiction of the material world that rests upon perhaps the most spiritual culture on earth.

Children of God will remind you of scenes from Slumdog Millionaire and is reminiscent of Charcoal People released by Vanguard Cinema.

Single part movie
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