I am starting a series of talk about the 2007 (2050-51) democratic movement led by the King Tribhuvan. It was an unique movement that was led by the ruler himself.
A foreigner woman was at the palace at that time. Erika Leuchtag had seen Tribhuvan’s involvement in the protest against the rulers. She had written a book on her stay in the royal palace and her acquaints with the King. I am presenting the information given in the book as a weekly series. The series is retelling of the information Erika had told in the book in Nepali language. It is not a translation so, I will be omitting the things that aren’t of value to my viewers.
The first part of the series will premier at Friday – November 9, 2018 – 12:00 AM ET. The first part is how Erika got the invitation and what was the response of her mother and her friends about going to Nepal.
After I recorded the first part, I came to know that Erika was a physiotherapist. I will give this detail in the second part. I haven’t done second part or any other parts yet. I am writing the script as I read through the book.
Part 1 : How Erika got an offer to go to Nepal?
Nepali Movie – Dhanapati
Starring – Khagendra Lamichhane, Surakshya Panta etc.
Director – Dipendra K Khanal
Another great movie of Khagendra Lamichhane, ‘Dhanapati’ is released online for the Tihar festival. The movie is about the life of lower middle class couple and their trouble. The film is a presentation of Tukee Arts in association with Dipendra K Khanal Production. The film was released in theatre on Ashar 23 of this year (July 7, 2018). Khanal had previously directed and produced superhit film ‘Pashupati Prasad’.
Watch the full film:
This is a 45 minutes long video – featuring an address by a political leader some 32 years ago. At that time, audio was distributed in audio cassettes. This audio was so popular among the people that the manufacturer couldn’t meet the demand. Some cassettes were also sold in black market.
The political leader was Padma Ratna Tuladhar, the first major politician who declared that the single party Panchayat system of that time was not suitable for the country of the people in the parliament at that time. The election and the political movement led to the people’s uprising of 2046 BS. That was three years after the address of Padma Ratna.
Padma Ratna Tuladhar died today (on November 4, 2018). In memory of the great leader, I have shared the 3-decade old political address of the leader. The address gives a glimpse of what the situation of Nepal was:
May Padma Ratna’s soul rest in peace.
A noted linguistic and writer, Dr. Taranath Sharma has told that the mother of King Birendra and ex-King Gyanendra was different. Birendra’s mother was then-crown princess Indra Rajyalaxmi Shah. According to the historical documents, the princess gave birth to six children – three sons and three daughters.
Indra Rajyalaxmi died in a mysterious circumstances on September 4, 1950. According to the official website of the first maternity hospital, Prasuti Griha, the princess had died because of the complications caused by the birth of her last child, Dhirendra Shah. But, Dhirendra was born on January 14, 1950.
The director of Nepali movie ‘Aishwarya’, Deewakar Bhattarai, has married the actress of the film, Deepika Prasain. The director had introduced the actress in the film industry in the movie and they had started dating while the film was being shot. Now, Deewakar and Deepika have confirmed the relationship and have told that they have performed an official engagement ceremony with the friends and families of both parties.
In an interview, Deepika has also told that they had also married in the court during the shooting of ‘Aishwarya’ and kept it a secret. Deepak and Deepika are also planning to perform a traditional marriage ceremony in the future. For now, they are in a Thailand tour – a honeymoon tour. It sure is a strange relationship – with unique 3-step marriage
At first they got married at the court and kept the relationship a secret.
Then they probably talked about the relationship with their parents and then performed an engagement and the third
Deepika debuted in ‘Aishwarya’ and her second film, ‘Chhakka Panja 3’ has also been successful. The director Diwakar Bhattarai is also known to be a well known director. He was the assistant director of ‘Dreams’, the debut film of Bhuwan KC as a director. He has also directed another Bhuwan KC film, featuring Anmol KC in lead role, ‘Captain’. The movie is yet to release and is expected to be a successful movie.
It seems both Deepika and Diwakar are going to rule the Nepali film industry in the future.
The following is the post by Deepika in Instagram:
I wish Deepika Prasain and Diwakar Bhattarai and very happy married life. Also, my wish is that Deepika and Diwakar to be successful in the Nepali film industry.
The newly-married couple of Rupa Thapa Magar met with an accident while going home from Rupa’s parental home. They were returning home after their first visit of Rupa’s parental home after marriage. The tragic event that happened after 11 days of the marriage took the life of Rupa Thapa and her husband Mahesh Pun is struggling in life-threatning condition in the hospital.
Rupa Thapa had acted in a Magar film titled ‘Larfu’ (Pachayuri) and was also a radio jockey in various FM stations in Palpa.
Rupa and Mahesh were returning home from Palpa to Gulmi in a scooter. The scooter Lu 37 Pa 3090 crashed with a car (SUV) number Lu 1 Cha 7256 coming from opposite direction at Myalunga of Syanjga. The couple were seriously injured in the accident and were rushed to the local hospital – Lumbini Medical College Hospital in Palpa. Rupa was pronounced dead and Mahesh is being treated in the hospital.
The video featuring the details of the scandal between Paras Shah and Ram Krishna Dhakal has gained an unprecedented viewership in YouTube. The video attracted a lot of negative comments. But, those who liked the video made it popular without commenting.
Although the video didn’t have any new information, people assumed it to give a negative message. I believe there is more to the story that what is being told by either Ram Krishna Dhakal or the others.
The Truth about Ram Krishna Dhakal and Paras Shah
I would rather say it is a half truth. Because, the full truth won’t be revealed either by Ram Krishna or Paras. The half-truth is:
The MahaNayak, Rajesh Hamal, delays the Dashain Tika by a day because his mother died on the Vijaya Dashami day. He remembers his mothers, performs Shradha puja and mourns on the 10th day of the festival. While all others enjoy and celebrate, Hamal doesn’t celebrate because, his mother suffered from depression.
He didn’t know his mother was depressed when she fell ill after the untimely death of his father. Hamal’s father Chura Bahadur Hamal was the ambassador of Pakistan. On the day he submitted his appointment letter, Hamal died of heart attack. After the sad incident, his wife went into a long mourning. She didn’t recover after that. Rajesh Hamal remembers, his mother going through tough time and smoking a lot.
At that time, the family members didn’t know that she could have been cured by medical doctors. Later Hamal realized it and told it was their lack of knowledge he lost his mother (watch the following video to see Hamal speak about the incident).
Rajesh Hamal’s parents were love birds who fell in love while travelling in a train in India. That was a very long time ago. They were deeply in love for each other for as long as they lived. I had also prepared a love story video of the two (the video was very popular among my viewers).
The royal crown of ex-king Gyanendra and his predecessors, was recently made public after a decade of keeping in hiding after abolishing monarchy from Nepal.
The priceless jewel was unveiled by the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in a special ceremony held at at Narayanhiti museum – the royal palace of the past. After monarchy was abolished in 2008, the Palace was converted into a museum. Right after then-king Gyanendra vacated the palace on June 11, 2008, the prime minister at that time, Girija Prasad Koirala had declared that the palace will be converted into a museum.
Recently a bright yellow sports car is making rounds in Kathmandu street. The car bearing a Nepali number plate costs 4 crores to buy. It is so surprising that the car costs about 60 lakhs Nepali rupees in Indian market. But, as soon as it enters Nepal, the government levies a huge tax on it making it unaffordable by most of us.
I talked about the car and the video went viral instantly.
Some thought it to be Italian luxury sports car, Lamborghini. But, the car is only inspired by the Italian car and it is no match to the Italian car. That is because, the inside is more like a normal car. It is only the outside that looks attractive, the engine and the parts are of very low quality for a sports car. The original model Lamborghini Aventador LP700-5 is much more attractive and impressive.
The scandal actress Namrata Shrestha went through about a decade ago – right after the release of her second movie, ‘Mero Euta Sathi Chha’, is going to be revived again this year. According to reports, a novel is being written about the scandal and Namrata Shrestha. The novel that is to be named yet is bing written by Sabin Priyadarshani, a journalist fro Dang.
A video report about the report:
The scandal of Namrata Shrestha caused a lot of pressure on Namrata Shrestha. She went into hiding and there was an extensive debate on what a person should do about their personal moments. Some debated that such moments shouldn’t be recorded as the digital world is unpredictable. Others debated that personal moments should be kept personal and nobody should have the right to publish it in public. The debate is still going and there is no final decision.
One thing is clear, such things are undesirable and should be protected. They shouldn’t be the topic of public scrutiny.
Ram Kishor Bogati has died in an accident near home at Tikathali. Bogati was looking at the progress of cutting of some trees near the local temple when the accident happened. The tree fell and bumped on the electricity wire causing impact to the transmission poles. The broken poles bumped on Bogati killing him instantly. According to reports, Ram Kishor was pronounced dead when he was rushed to BNB Hospital.
According to reports, the incident is being investigated by the police before the last rituals on his body is held. Bogati is the father of two sons and two daughters. According to one of his neighbours, one of Bogati’s son in living in the USA and other in Nepal. One of Bogati’s daughter in living in Australia and another in Nepal. His family will make the final decision of his last rituals after his son and daughter return from foreign countries.
Nepali actress Pooja Sharma is known for her angry remarks on her Social media account from time to time. A latest angry remark of the actress is targeted to a YouTuber. She has told that she is pissed off by one of the cover arts’ of a video by a YouTuber.
Who is Pooja Sharma?
Pooja debuted in Nepali film industry in Sudarshan Thapa’s film ‘Mahasush’. The movie didn’t do well in theatre. But, she continued to act in Thapa’s film until ‘Prem Geet’ became a hit film. After that, she has been successful in all of her movies.
It is interesting that Sudarshan Thapa and Pooja are working together in all of their films and they tell that they are “just friends”. More details about the actress is given in the following video.
A video report on the Luxury cars of Nepali media owners and other businesspersons in Nepal. I have gathered the information about 10 businesspersons for the following video report.
Kailash Sirohiya Luxury Cars
The chief of Kantipur publication, Kailash Sirohiya is a family man with two sons and a wife. The publication publishes:
- Kantipur, a Nepali daily
- The Kathmandu Post an English daily
- Saptahik, a weekly magazine for youth
- Nepal, a weekly magazine
- Nari, a monthly magazine for women
The interest on the car of the Kantipur Media Group Chairman Kailash Sirohiya was raised when an accident in Kathmandu was kept kept a secret by the police. The incident happened in the second week of December of 2015. The vehicle involved was a Volkswagen car, allegedly driven by one of the sons of Kailash Sirohiya, Sambhav Sirohiya. Sambhav was one of the three injured in the accident according to Republica news (read the news here).
The Volkswagen was going towards Thapathali when it went out of control and crashed into a lamp post and a pillar. Following is the photo of the vehicle that was upside-down after the accident.
The full report of the case of Nirmala Case in Kanchanpur has been released by the government after much protest against the government all over the country. It is a sad truth that the government took such a long time to release the report of public inquiry.
The report points to a very serious shortcomings of the police officers. The police had been very bad in treating with the public and it seems the police was involved in the incident. The report hasn’t identified the culprit and it has recommended further investigation into the matter.
Earlier, actress Rekha Thapa had participated in the protest rally to pressurize the government to take action against the culprit. The case has gained so much publicity that the government and all the local bodies are under pressure to take action. In the desperate attempt the police had forced locals to falsely admit crime. The DNA test and other investigation has proved the police force forcing innocent to admit the crime.
Video report (being uploaded):
Full Report in Nepali language can be downloaded from the following link: