Miss Earth 2019: Riya Basnet is representing Nepal as Miss Earth Nepal 2019

The Miss Nepal Earth 2019, Riya Basnet, went to Philipines to participate in the Miss Earth beauty contest last week. She wrote:

Today as I am about to embark for another big adventure of my life, I recall the times when the thought of standing at the stage gave me chills. For a reserved child like me, who suffered from social anxiety, just taking part in the Miss Nepal was far beyond my imagination. Winning Miss Nepal itself was something that I never dared to dream as a child. But the time I starting daring, I couldn’t stop dreaming. With time, I started believing that anything is possible when you have faith in yourself. And that faith guided me towards the path of Miss Nepal 2019.

However, today’s not about me. Today’s about all those hands that were there to pick me up, every time I fall, to all those eyes that were able to see in me, what I used to deny in myself, to all those shoulder that I could lean on every-time I felt low, and to all those voices that uplifted at times of self disbeliefs. Today’s about all the people without whom I would not have experienced some of the most challenging yet empowering moments of my life. Thank you for having my back through it all. . . the mountainous highs, and the depths of hell.

Like I always say, “I am going to bring the crown home, if not for me, for all the people who believed in me more than I did.” Thank you for believing in me first.


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Top 10 Dashain Songs

2019 update :

Deepak Koirala has written some of the most popular Dashain songs. A employee of Nepal Armed Force, Koirala has written a lot of songs. Here is a video report on the lyricist, actor and director:

I have also updated the Top 10 video. Rest of the text is borrowed from the 2018 version of this post. Happy Dashain 2019 to you.

Dashain is just around the corner and I am already in Dashain mood. I have started listening to Dashain songs whenever I can. I have also made a playlist of 10 Dashain songs for myself. Then, I thought it would be a good idea if I share the list to others who might be looking to listen to Dashain songs.

I have prepared a video report on my selection of songs – broadly categorized in three parts:

1. Feel Good Dashain songs
2. Dashain problem songs
3. Sad Dashain songs

Watch the video report before I list all the 10 songs:


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Historical Nepali Voices – Nepali celebrities of the past

Voices of Royal Family

Voice of King Mahendra
Address to the nation during his 2017 BC coup. And, Nepali language address to the British parliament.

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Voice of King Birendra

Voice of King birendra when he addressed public ceremonies:
– King Birendra at White House in 1983 December 7
– 3rd SAARC Summit in Kathmandu 1986
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Sitasma Chand, Miss Nepal 2007, Father’s day message

Miss Nepal 2007, Sitashma Chand, lost her father when she was 15-years-old. She says, she has almost forgotten what it felt like to be a little daddy’s girl.

Sitashma says, “My family says I was his favourite as I was his youngest. Just the thought of being a daddy’s girl makes me so happy but I wonder how it felt then… it’s been too long.”

She says, she doesn’t even dream of her father much. “I saw him in my dreams once after he left us. Just once. It’s strange why I don’t dream of him as much as my sisters do. I’m sure he’s watching over me after all these years. I miss him.”

For those who have their parents, Sitashma’s request is to, “Love, respect and cherish your parents while you can. You might have fought with them, you might have had differences, you might have created your own family and not value them as much as you used to. Remember, life is uncertain.”

She adds, “If you are reading this and are lucky to have your father with you or a call away…. go hug them or call them (on my behalf too) and tell them how much you love them. Don’t wait till Father’s day.”

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When my cousin showed me this pic of my father my heart smiled, it hurt and it also wondered. It's been so long. I spent barely 15 years of my life with him but he was my father. I wonder how things would be now if he were here today, I wonder if I'd be able to get him through his bad days, I wonder if he'd be proud of me. My family says I was his favourite as I was his youngest. Just the thought of being a daddy's girl makes me so happy but I wonder how it felt then… it's been too long. I saw him in my dreams once after he left us. Just once. It's strange why I don't dream of him as much as my sisters do. I'm sure he's watching over me after all these years. I miss him. Love, respect and cherish your parents while you can. You might have fought with them, you might have had differences, you might have created your own family and not value them as much as you used to. Remember, life is uncertain. Don't leave it to the last minute to realise what you had was unconditional love that you ignored and now all you are left with are regrets and memories. If you are reading this and are lucky to have your father with you or a call away…. go hug them or call them (on my behalf too) and tell them how much you love them. Don't wait till Father's day 😊 #buwa #memoirs #father #loveyourparents #family

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And this is her mother:

Sitashma shared this photo on Mother’s Day

Shilpa Pokharel and Chhabi Raj Ojha divorce process started

In a latest news, the marriage between actress Shilpa Pokharel and film producer Chhabi Raj Ojha has been ended soon after their marriage was made public. Although they had married in 2016, Shilpa and Chhabi had kept it a secret until now.

In a heart-touching interview, Shilpa Pokharel, told about the torture she had lived through. Now, she has told that she has filed for divorce.

I have prepared a full report on the case:
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Dixita Karki – 14 years old YouTuber, singer

Popularly known as Pugu , Dixita Karki is a new sensation in Nepal. She is a singer and a YouTuber. She is quite popular because of her family background and also because of her father. The father, Chetan Raj Karki, is a musician himself. It’s because of her father, Dixita has gained such a popularity in a young age.

Dixita’s father and her mother divorced when she was 4-years-old. After the divorce, Dixita started to live with her father and grandmother.

Chetan Raj later married Anu Karki. Dixita lives with her father Chetan Raj Karki and Anu Karki. Dixita’s real mother, a woman of Tibedian origin, Nima, lives in Pokhara and is running her own business there. In addition to music Dixita’s father also owns a restaurant.

The mother, Anu Karki, is a drummer. That makes a musician family.
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Shrinkhala got into Religion trouble again !

Last time it was Christianity. She distributed Santa Clause things during Christmas to poor kids and was accused of promoting Christianity to poor unsuspecting kids. She did that for the kid’s fun and entertainment.

Now, she is being the target of Muslim people in Nepal. There was a fashion show featuring hijab and Shrinkhala along with actress Priyanka Karki and banker Raveena Desraj participated in the fashion show. But, their participation was controversial.

This is what people think – “Now Promoting hijab. Next promote burqa. Next promote sharia law in Nepal. And next stone a woman to death in Tudikhel for marrying someone she chooses.”

One commenter says: “I am extremly disappionted @shrinkhala_ ..Hijab is a symbol of women oppression ..I am not against the people who wears it because its their choice but please do not encourage it ..it should not be something you celebrate.”
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Barsha Raut troll and Namrata Shrestha and Priyanka Karki conflicting responses

Two actresses have totally different approach on the troll that has been going on in the internet.

A usually sober actress, Barsha Raut, appeared in a revealing cloth in the premier of her film ‘Jatrai Jatra’ in Sydney, Australia. That is in contrast of the perception that Barsha doesn’t prefer showing off her body. When the trolls start to surface, Barsha’s husband responded by telling that he was supportive of Barsha (video temporarily removed).

Then came Priyanka Karki. The actress often being trolled herself also supported Barsha and wasn’t happy for those taking the issue negatively. Priyanka Karki in her Instagram post wrote: For all the peopel sying the dress is too ‘low cut’ she should have worn something sober … the dress is too ‘revealing’, you shouldn’t have done that for publicity …
NO! You (the ones saying the most demeaning and disrespectful stufd about a woman. YES YOU!) Actually you’re too ‘judgmental’ and you need to STOP THAT SHIT! NOW!”
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Suhana Thapa hot avatar in Europe tour

Actress Suhana Thapa is currently in Europe for the premier of her debut movie ‘A Mero Hajur 3’. The movie is a family movie featuring the daughter, Suhana, in leading role while the director is the mother, actress Jharana Thapa. The producer of the movie is the father Sunil Kumar Thapa. The family is currently showing the movie in various countries including UK, Hong Kong, USA and Canada.

Video report:

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Priyanka Karki’s Cannes Film Festival 2019 interview

After, Priyanka was questioned on her Cannes 2019 performance, she has kept herself silent for a while. Keeping silent is not something Priyanka does often. After days of silence, Priyanka shared an interview video without any details on who the interviewer is and for what TV or online the interview as taken. The setting looks like a lobby with a couple in people in the background.

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Sorry, no history was made at Cannes Film Festival 2019 (Executive Summary)

When Priyanka Karki left Nepal to participate in the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in France, she claimed that a new history was going to be made at the festival. She claimed to be the first ever actress to participate in the festival. But, it turned out, she was lying. It is quite disturbing that she had knowingly lied about the whole thing.

In the beginning Priyanka told:

Like some normal people, we believed her and were very happy on her representation of our country. Then things started to go out of sync. Priyanka started copying Bollywood celebrities style.

I thought, that was her love to Priyanka Chopra and being her die-hard fan, Karki was trying to be Chopra at the festival (now, I am not sure if that was a sign of inferiority complex.)
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Yaha Desh Ko Cha Chinta – Ayushman Desraj Joshi

The title is borrowed from a song: The singer complains his better half’s nagging about love as he is more worried about the country.

Actress Priyanka Karki is in Cannes to participate in the Red Carpet shows of some of the films. Her to-be-husband, Ayushman Desraj Joshi is in Thailand. Ayushman has expressed his love for the country in trio-posts in his Instagram. I found them interesting and am sharing them here.

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Cannes Films Festival – Priyanka Karki to make history with Red Carpet debut today

Today is the big day for the Nepali film and entertainment industry. For the first time, Nepali actress, Priyanka Karki is making the Red Carpet debut at the Cannes Film Festival, France.

On May 21, 2019 Priyanka wrote, “Making my first red carpet appearance tonight and lord knows how excited I am. This is huge for all of us and I promise to make you guys proud!” She also shared a pass showing “Gisaengghung de Bong Joon-ho”.

Gisaengchung is a South Korean drama film directed by Bong Joon-ho.


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Priyanka Karki makes history – Cannes Film Festival 2019

For the first time in the history of Nepali film industry, actress Priyanka Karki has become the first representative to go to the festival.

About the festival:

The Cannes Festival was called the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) until 2002. Now, Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries from all around the world.

The festival was founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. It is one of the “Big Three” alongside the Venice Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival is taking place between 14 and 25 May 2019. Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has been named the jury president of this year’s festival.

To announce her travel to France, Priyanka wrote:
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