Here are the first women in Nepali in the entertainment industry – in entertainment industries including film industry & fashion industry.
I should also do similar firsts in sports and media in coming days. Please comment if you know of such information.
First Actress of Nepal – Bhuwan Chand
The first movie featuring a female actress was ‘Aama’ and the first lead actress of the Nepali film industry Bhuwan Chand debuted in the movie. Being an actress in movies was not a reputable profession at that time. The movie was a Nepal government initiation and was made by the technicians from India. Continue reading
This is an update to a post originally posted on Jan 29, 2012. A new/updated version was posted 2 years ago on Dec 6, 2016. This updated version includes the recent divorces including that of Manoj Gajurel, Reema Bishowkarma, Milan Amatya, Arunima Lamsal and Neelam Dhungana.
It is not only in the Nepali movie industry, divorce among Nepali couple has been in the increasing trend these days. This might be because, compromising is not in the cards of today’s youth. I think, there is nothing wrong to get out of the relationship that is not working out. But, divorce also brings a lot of pain and problems to the both the couple involved. The traditional Nepali society has made it even worse by tagging them ‘bad example’ to the society.
Here is what Astha Raut has to say about the viral video of Astha Raut:
I have immense respect for the People in Uniforms.. samman maile Na garne haina maile hijo pani garthiye aaja pani garchu rule is rule I know. Ma jattiko manche le nabujhe kasle bujhcha.. malai jacket kholna pani problem thiyena tara jun hisab le tyo lady constable le bolyo ta ta ra ma ma gardai malai teha problem ho. Rule follow garna malai kahile pani problem vayena Na swadesh Na bidesh tara Tanataan garne jhanghalne.. hath ma coffee cha Tala rakhera jacket kholchu vanda k k vandai risayera karaune ! Kasaamm Hola aile pani tesko mukh samjhidaaa tesle malai hatapae gareko samjhida Dabang style ma ghumera ek handeem jasto lagcha hahahaha Kaas Film jastai hunthiyo real life 😬 Anyway, Auta Murka Aaemaiii le garera ma Sabai Prasasan Lai naramro vandina tara tapai Haru ko bolne tarika vayena !!!! Police Hamro Sathiiiii vanera vanne slogan sarthak vayena.. malai VIP treatment vayena vanera malai baaal chaina.. Nepal ma Kalakar ko value sirf Janata le garcha.. that’s it !!! Na Rajya le garcha na Aru kohi Govt officials !!! Even Sikkim mai Govt level.. MLA’s Ministers Haru le Kalakar vaney pachi kati respect kasto special treat garcha Nepal ma tah hahahaha Aile samma maile tah kunai Minister’S Samsad Savasad ko mukh pani Ramro sanga dekheko chaina haha Hami Naam matrai ko Gahana ho Desh ko lagi… Aaja samma j cham sirf Janata yaniki Sarvasadharan kai maya ko karan cham Dhanyabaad yaha Haru Lai 🙏🏼
Hijo ma kati hurt vayein tyo ma bhogne manche Lai matrai thaha Cha.. malai matrai haina malai vitra gaye pachi Aru didi haru le pani Nani timilai jastai hamilai pani hapkae dapkae gareko thiyo tyo aaemae le.. Kasto behora navako raicha.. yestai ho police Haru choddeu maan Na dukhau vannu vako thiyo ma sangai travel gareko Siliguri ko auta didi le.. Jacket kholna problem thiyena tara jun para le tesle boli niiii ??? Jun para le tesle malai ghachad ghuchud gari.. Even Jacket kholera maile X~ray machine ma narakheko pani haina maile niyem palan gareko pani ho tara tespachi mero coffee “Laija tero coffee” vani maile ma lannaaa vanda jhangaljhugul garera tero bag ma khanae dinChu re omgggg hahahha katttiiiii sammaaa ki tyo Ramita vanne danthiiii !!!! Ramita nai dekhaeeee chi chi chi tesko boliii tesko bebahar samjhida tah yestai hunn tah police ko tallooo post ko sabaiiii !!!!??? Vanne khayal aayo… ani Yesto sadkiyo kiii maile Ma Kasaammm Aula thadayera manche chinera kura gar vanera ma hideyyy.. Maile react gareko tetti ho ani maile coffee pani lagina Kina ki malai Ek tah hattar thiyo jhan jhangaljhugul garera sabai pokhiii sakekiiii thiiii.. k coffee khane mood aauthiyo ra testo disrespect khaye pachiiii hahahahaha Anyway, Vayeko yehi ho sabai nalibeliiiii.. Jasko jati sochne chemata Cha tehi anuroop comment garnu hola.. Kunda Kunda pani munda munda buddhiii tara Ramro sanga vanera huney kura Lai ta ta ra ma ma garera hepera bolera Police ka vanaudaaa Haru thula hudainan. Thulo post ko matrai mitho boli le hudaina Hajur.. sano post ko Haru hunnn Sarvasadharan sanga Pratakchyaa sanlagna huney tasarthaaaa Roots Dekhi bebahaar hunu paryo.. Criminals jasto behora garna vayena even crime gareko Haru Lai tah testo garna mildaina vaney normal kura ma Ramro sanga vanna sakne kura ma galigalochhhh garnu is UNACCEPTABLE !!!!!
Maile vanne yeti nai ho.. Niyem Kanun follow garnu parcha sabai le.. ma pani garchu.. garekaiii chu tara Garaune para vayena that’s it !!!! Sabai Nepali ko Jay hossss 🙏🏼
Let’s treat everyone equally 🙏🏼 Continue reading
On Mangsir 28, 2076, there was a car crash near the Budhanilakantha Municipality-5, Buspark. The driver and the passengers of the car were drunk. A pedestrian of Gorkha, Leela Devkota, was the victim of the accident.
The driver, Prithivi Malla and the passengers were Karish Maskey and Alina Thapa. The name of the fourth passenger was not revealed. Now, actress Paramita RL Rana has admitted that she was the fourth passenger in the car. People in social media had told that she was the fourth passenger but she kept her silence till now.
Now, she has admitted that she was also in the car with the license plate BA 14 Cha 6123. Writing a long statement in Facebook, Paramita has told that she is sorry for the incident. Here is the full statement: Continue reading
I, Neelam R. Shah would like to make a public statement about all the rumors going around.We have been happily married for over a decade now and will continue to be married for a very long time. We are a small but a happy family and we would really appreciate it if the media and individuals stopped attacking our family constantly.
We are constantly being harassed by the media all across social media and all news outlets and this fire is fueled by the hateful individuals and their comments. The audacity of such people to speak of my family, my family’s reputation, mental health and well-being is beyond cruelty. I see these people as opportunists who continually try to ruin a good family and their good name by connecting them with individuals that could never happen!
I understand we live in a society where everything seems to be everyone’s business but it is not. These are instances that you would not want your family to be involved in, talked about, so why do it to others? These are baseless, emotionless and completely ridiculous lies being spread by people who are not our family’s well-wishers.
This is harassment, mental abuse; cyber bullying and I will continue to defend my family.
It has been 25 years since the first Miss Nepal beauty contest was held in Nepal. After the first Miss Nepal was crowned in 1994 there had been various occasions in which the public had expressed their dissatisfaction on the choice of the judges. In most of the contests, there are always controversies because choosing a beauty contest winner is not a straight forward as choosing between black and white.
Here are the list of controversies Miss Nepal had went through in the history:
Miss Nepal 1997
The first controversy of Miss Nepal was in the third edition of the contest. The contest was originally organized by Kathmandu Jaycees. The people behind the contest were Gopal Kakshapati and the team. By the time of the third contest, the team was out of the organization and they decided to organize their own version of the beauty contest. For that Gopal and the team registered a company The Hidden Treasure and acquired the Miss World franchise. The winner of the contest was going to Miss World beauty contest. The original Miss World used to send the winner to Philippines based contest, Miss Asia Pacific International. Continue reading
Miss Nepal has reached the Miss World 2019 venue – London, UK. She has already started her journey by receiving the batch of Nepal. She is placed in Green group.
The first major event in the contest will be Head to Head challenge competition. Anushka has participated in a draw to choose her group in the competition. The contestants in her H2H group are:
Miss Mexico – Ashley Alvídrez
Miss Nepal – Anushka Shrestha
Miss Gibraltar – Celine Bolaños
Miss Tanzania – Sylvia Sebastian
Miss Cayman Islands – Jaci Patrick
Miss Poland – Milena Sadowska
Last year, Miss Mexico had won the Miss World title. Although they are different people, the reigning Miss World should have trained the new one to excel in all the competitions held in the competition. Continue reading
Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha has prepared an attractive video to introduce herself in the Miss World 2019 competition. In the competition to be held on December 14, Anushka will represent Nepal.
The video has received positive response from viewers. I have made a video report on the video:
Anushka met with the prime minister, KP Sharma Oli and wrote:
This morning I had the honor of meeting Prime Minister of our country, KP Sharma Oli. What a confident, humble, learned individual! Had the opportunity to get blessings and talk about putting up a stellar national representation at the Miss World stage this year as well!
It is humbling to see our national leaders take time to share their words of wisdom. Thankyou very much Gauree aunti for making this happen💙
Absolutely charged with positive energy and drive to raise the flag of Nepal high as I leave for MW 2019 in 10 days!
I am sharing a the thoughts of a girl I found in Instagram. Nrivana Bhandary says:
I was born a very fair girl in Kathmandu, and I remember how my mother would be showered with compliments about how gori, and thus beautiful I was. The fair & lovely fairy.
Was I privileged because of this, even as a child? Probably, but it was invisible to me because a privileged person does not know they are privileged until they hear the stories of the oppressed. And I did not hear these stories.
In the 90s we hadn’t yet found the vocabulary to describe the discrimination dark-skinned South Asians face compared to lighter-skinned South Asians. Now we call this colourism.
Under the influence of an upbringing in the west I learned that being tan was the epitome of cool and came to value it. I too started laying on the beach for hours on end in my tiniest bikini.
I think that the western mentality regarding tans is on the right track in some ways. South-Asians shun the sun like they are vampires. They stay indoors as much as possible because they are scared that the evil sun will mar their beauty, make them dark and unattractive. But to be outdoors enjoying nature, being kissed by the sun, is undoubtably one of the most pleasurable experiences in life. Why deny oneself that?
There is a report that the marriage between Usha Khadgi and GP Timalsena is at the verge of breaking. According to a weekly magazine, ‘Shukrabar’ the couple are preparing to separate. The parents of two kids, are deciding on how to divide the property. The options are to divide into two parts or to divide into four equal parts (to each members of the family).
According to report, neither GP nor Usha has responded to the request of the information. Although they admitted in misunderstanding, they both have denied divorce preparation. GP Timalsena has asked not to contact him on this regard. He has written: “Dear all, please don’t query anything regarding our rumours going on, I am not interested. Thank you.”
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.
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: