Celebrity Holi photos (updated)

update – More photos added at the end.

Holi at Karishma Manandhar‘s place: Like in 2011, Karishma is organizing the Holi celebration at her residence. (We will update with more photos later. Photos posted in this post)

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Holi at Poojana Stri’s place

The festival color, Holi is the best festival of the kids and Poojana Pradhan is the best person to count on celebrating Holi with kids. Poojana’s message, "Your happiness is my destiny." and she has wished best wishes of Holi to her lovely kids,family,friends,fans and audience. Poojana adds, "Enjoy Holi without hurting others!"

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Premika poster redesigned

The director of ‘Premika’ Ramji Lamichane has released some new posters of the upcoming movie. The romantic movie stars Jharana Thapa and Suman Singh in lead roles.

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The love story movie by Ramji Lamichane is produced under the banner of Shuva Shanti Films. Apart from producing and directing, Ramji has also choreographed the songs in the movie.

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Dashain Tika of Nepali celebrities, artists

Today is the main day of the biggest festival in Nepal, Vijaya Dashami. Dashain Tika starts on October 24 and ends on October 29, Purnima.

On the day, people visit their elders to get auspicious tika , jamara and best wishes from them. Here are photos of some of the artists in Nepali entertainment industry:

Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha:

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Shovita Simkhada sizzling in Qatar

These days actress Shovita Simkhada is living in Qatar with her husband. Well, it’s not that Shovita wear Burkha all the time while living in Qatar. She can get quite hot and sizzling at times. See some sample photo below:

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Even while living in Qatar, Shovita is as busy in acting and modeling as she was in Nepal. She is currently doing a music video of Nabin K. Bhattarai. The hot music video is being directed by Bhabindra Ta
mang.

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Apart from working in entertainment business, she is also helping her husband in his business in Qatar. Shovita’s relocation to Qatar has made it easy for the local organizers of Nepali programs.

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Movie viewers and submerged theater (photo)

This is the scene of  Saraswoti Chalchitra Mandir, Kailali. During the show of a Nepali movie, ‘Bodyguard’, it was raining heavily and the path to the theater was completely submerged.

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It looks like, the people are crossing ‘a river’ to reach to the theater!

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Don’t you think, the theater should have invested in a boat instead of the ‘5 in 1 Dolby Digital Sound system’. Photo credit Sandip Adhikari.

Nepal Banda photos – protest by student wings of parties including ruling party

As announced earlier, 13 student wings of nine different political parties, including the ruling party, have forced-close the Kathmandu valley on January 25. There are no vehicles on the street and the businesses are also closed. The only vehicles allowed on the road are press vehicle, ambulance, and vehicles of foreign embassies.

The youth organizations have announced that they won’t even sit in negotiation table until the government takes back the recent price hike. Here are some of the scenes seen in Kathmandu streets:

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Udreko choli – Sushma Karki in Loot item dance (photos and video)

Chuna lai hoina herna chai paainchha…
Aakhaa lai sekna jati ni paainchha

Udreko choli chha hai, tei pani laainchha…

Although the item song of the movie "Loot" received some harsh comments, it is one of the attraction of the movie, Loot, being released today.  The item dancer Sushma Karki has performed a very nice dance in the suggestive song. Here are some photos taken during the shooting.

The dance video is posted at the end.

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Kafal gedi kutukka

Last time we posted about Aiselu and now, it is time for another tasty wild fruit, Kafal.

Kafal, a very popular wild fruit of the Central Himalayas. Tasting sour-sweet, the all-season trees are considered uncultivable. Botanists call it Myrica Nagi and it grows in the range of 1300 to 2100 m elevation and is common in Nepal and India. A typical Kafal tree is 12 to 15 m high and the trunk diameter ranges from 90-95 cm.

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Kodo and and distillation of Rakshi, a traditional Nepali wine

millet_grainRakshi is the distilled alcoholic drink of Nepal. It is commonly made from Kodo (a variety of millet found in Nepal). There are other varieties of Rakshi made by the same procedure using other materials like fruits, corn , rice , wheat , or barley.

Kodo or millet grows in mountain region of Nepal and is considered one of the nutritious grains used to make varieties of Nepali delicacies. The foods made from Kodo is also considered a relief food for diabetics.

Distillation of Rakshi is an age old process in which the millet is cooked, left to ferment and distilled to obtain the edible alcoholic bev
erage.

Millet or Kodo is harvested in Nepal in October / November. The small grains are extracted by laying grain bearing spikes on a mat and beating by canes after drying it in the sun.

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The millet grains are sieved through a colander and mixed with water before bringing it to boil. Cooked millet. after simmering lightly, is transferred to a basket to let it ferment for three days. The fermented mix is transferred to an earthenware called to remain there for the next 15 days.

Now, the mix is ready for distillation. Distillation involves special utensils and cook
ing arrangement.

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Happy New Year 2012

We would like to wish our readers a very happy new year, 2012.

In the New Year we celebrate love, life and friendship and thank all our readers for their love and feedbacks to make the website, xNepali, a wonderful destination for entertainment.

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In the following photo, Ashish Acharya had asked 2012 to bring the new constitution (I guess, everybody wants it)

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Let’s wish for the ray of light towards a peaceful and prosperous Nepal and lives filled with happiness!

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2 Slaps – Inhuman punishment; is the society going backward?

A warning notice posted near the Bishnumati Bridge in Balaju, Kathmandu reads:

If anybody is found throwing garbage around this Bishnumati Bridge, out people volunteers will charge Rs. 5000 fine and slap 2 times.

Doesn’t the rule sound like a "Jungle Rule"? No civil society allows "local youth" to punish anybody. Punishing is the job of law enforcement officers or the police officers. Nobody else can punish anybody – that too physically.

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Nobody can deny the fact that the person who
litters a public place should be punished, but physical punishment is inhuman.

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Crow picks plastic

Rajneesh Bhandari captured the following photo of a crow carrying a noodles packet in its beak.

A few things that came in my mind after seeing the photo are:

  • Chaudhari Group, the producer of Wai Wai noodles, should pay Rajneesh and feature the photo in its ads. "Even Crows like Wai Wai" – a nice sales pitch.
  • People in Nepal don’t know what garbage bins are for. And, the concerned authorities don’t care to empty the filled garbage bins. It’s difficult for birds to NOT picking such plastics in the street.
  • Plastics have been a real problem in the modern time. They don’t get degraded and will cause trouble to our grandchildren and their children …

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CYSU youth clean up Bir Hospital

CYSU youth teamed up to clean the Bir Hospital area. Such a voluntary movement is expected to have a long term impact on creating social awareness and impart a feeling of responsibility in people. It is another proof that social media is the next revolution.

Nepal Army and Mountaineering Team volunteers also joined the group to clean up the area helping the volunteer count to reach 100.

Manish Thapa and CYSU Team, in a statement, had told that the effort also inspired the staffs of Bir Hospital to help in cleaning and the Bir Hospital Administration was also very cooperative.

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Miss Nepal Cake in Annapurna for Christmas

Yesterday, Sahana Bajracharya, in her Facebook profile, announced via a mobile device that she was “Cake mixing at Annapurna ;)”

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That didn’t make sense to me at that time until I saw the following photo in Nagarik:

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These Miss Nepal beauties are mixing cake ingredients to prepare a cake for upcoming Christmas. It’s not December yet but, Miss Nepal cake is almost ready. Mixed by the top beauties of Nepal including Miss Nepal 2011, Malina Joshi, Miss Nepal 2010, Sadichha Shrestha, and Miss Nepal 2010 runner-up Sahana Bajracharya have already initiated a grand welcome cake for the international festival. Salina Maskey had helped them to mix dry fruits, wine and various other ingredients. (photo credits Nagarik)

It is told that the cake will be offered for sale by mid December in Hotel Annapurna.