I wasn’t going to talk about this Black hole thing until I found out that a lot of people were worried by it’s existence. Yes, the first photo of a black hole, taken in 2019, is as the name suggest – black and hole like. A lot of people are worried to be sucked into one of those black holes.
Yes, they have a very strong gravitational field and once you get in there, there is no way one can get out. But, this worry is unfounded and meritless. Because, the photo shows a black hole that is located 55 million light years away. That means, the light in the photograph had emitted from the black hole some 55 million years ago. It looked like that 55 million years ago.
To give the perspective on the time – 55 million years ago means that was 10 million years after the dinosaurs became extinct. Nobody knows what the black hole looks like now. Because, the light emitted today will reach the earth after 55 million years.
And, this is probably the same thing the ancient text – Shiva Puran tells about – the third eye of Lord Shiva. Birochan Malla explains in Twitter:
It is a really surprising move by Nepal government – to ban websites in order to “reduce crime.” According to a latest report, educational sites are being banned under the directive of Nepal Government. One of the most surprising ban is the blockage of a dictionary site:
(photo credit – @l0stanzel)
According to an English Daily, ‘The Kathmandu Post’ article, banning sites is a desperate attempt of the government after its, “failure to provide justice to 13-year-old Nirmala Pant despite such social outcry, this banning of porn is merely a liar’s paradox.”
It says, “the blame on pornography instead of accepting its own incompetence and the failure of its justice system is only a veil the government is using to not address many severe underling issues.” (Kathmandu post)
The article says, “Similarly, various studies done among diverse human civilisations has failed to find any precise correlation between digital erotic content and real world sexual violence against women. As the argument goes, much research evidence has revealed that porn actually functions as a ‘safety valve’ for otherwise violent instinct.”
This is not the fist time Nepal government had tried banning websites. In 2010 I did an analysis of sites blocked in Nepal: (read the report)
At that time sites like Huffington post and Blogspot blogs were blocked in Nepal. I had argued at that time that the banning won’t work for some 5 different reasons (read the 5 reasons).
Top 3 videos trending today are non-nepali video. So, I start from the 4th position.
A web series – “Smart City” – AAjkal Ko Love Ep – 42 is trending in the 4th position in the trending list now.
The series featuring Jibesh, Riyasha is featured in Colleges Nepal channel. The short comedy series features Riyasha Dahal, Jibesh Singh Gurung and Kanchan Khadka in leading role:
Watch the video:
The 5th position trending in the trending list is World Cup 2018 video:
Who won what in Russia 2018?
I am going to list all the videos that are trending this week. The video trending in the first place is – comedy serial ‘Meri Bassai’
The second place video is also a serial – SLC vs SEE, part 2 of serial ‘Aajkalko Love’:
I have compiled a list of Top 10 old Nepali movies you shouldn’t miss. Clicks on the respective posters lead to the page with full movie. All the movies are available to watch. Half of the top 10 movies in this list are directed by Tulsi Ghimire. Others are directed by Hira Singh Khatri, Sambhu Pradhan, Nir Shah and Yadav Kharel. Five movies directed by Tusli Ghimire, two by Nir Shah and one each by Hira Singh, Sambhu Pradhan and Yadav Kharel.
1. Aama (1964) Directed by Hira Singh Khatri
First ever Nepali movie made in Nepal, by the government of Nepal is a black and white movie.
Starring – Shiva Shanker, Bhuwan Thapa (Bhuwan Chand), Uttam Nepali, Indra Lal Shrestha, Bashundhara Bhusal, Hira Singh Khatri and Hari Prasad Rimal. Watch full movie Aama here.
Hemanta Rana’s song ‘Saili’ has been a record breaking song in YouTube. The song received a huge amount of views in YouTube despite of being a new channel. The song featuring the music of Kali Prasad Baskota and the lyrics written jointly by Kali Prasad Baskota and Himal Saud is released by GH Entertainment. The GH Entertainment channel only has one more video in its channel – the lyrical version of ‘Saili’.
The song is about a foreign bound Nepali youth who promises to have fun after a certain age.
The song dedicate to the Nepali youths who are selling their sweat in the foreign soil and love their motherland. The song features actress Menuka Pradhan with actor Gaurav Pahadi.
Watch the music video:
At the time when movies haven’t been able to recover their investments and a theater play has managed to earn 15 lakh in 32 days. The play titled ‘Court Martial’ is directed by Anup Baral and the main actor of the play is the superstar of Nepali movies, Rajesh Hamal. The play also features the well known actors like Dayahang Rai, Subash Thapa and Diya Maskey.
It it believed that the paly ‘Court Martial’ has created the foundation of the professional theater in Nepal. The earning of the play is a record breaking amount. Although it was the debut play of Hamal, he has proved his acting talent in it.
Miss Nepal 2011, Malina Joshi, the Nepali representative to the Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 was selected one of the top 15 in the finale held in Korea on October 30. There were contestants from 50 different countries eyeing for the crown. Although Miss India Shristi Rana snatched the crown and Malina couldn’t win any runner-up titles, the selection in top 15 in itself is considered a great feat for a Nepali representative.
Other beauties in the top 15 list include Miss Australia, Miss Ukraine, Miss Vietnam, Miss India, Miss Nepal, Miss Philippines, Miss Russia, Miss Trinidad & Tobago, Miss Sweden, Miss Egypt, Miss Central Africa, Miss Kazakhstan, Miss Latvia, Miss Mozambique, and Miss Mongolia.
Miss Asia Pacific World 2013 – Shristi Rana:
Title winner list :
Nepali actress Nisha Adhikari, the first Nepali actress to scale Mt. Everest, arrived in Kathmandu on Friday morning. At the airport, a team of film artists and others welcomed the actress.
Nisha landed in Kathmandu at 11:30 AM. There were film artists including Nawal Khadka, Laxmi Giri, Aakash Khawas, journalists to congratulate and welcome Nisha.
Actress Nisha Adhikari made a new record of becoming the first actress to climb Mt. Everest. Although the government might not be interested in giving her the credit, she has made a history. The first film artist to climb Everest, Arjun Karki, had also reached the peak a day earlier making him the first Nepali film artist on the peak.
Due to excessive charge to Nepali citizen to climb the Everest, Nisha and Arjun had to register themselves as climber’s support staffs, high altitude workers. They each saved (and the government lost) about Rs. 2 million (US$ 25,000) in registration fees.
Ishani Shrestha has won the Miss Nepal 2013 title after giving the best answer to the question on joint family and dis-joint family. Miss Nepal 2013 Shristi Shrestha crowned the new Miss Nepal in the event held on March 20 in Pragya Bhawan. After winning the title, Ishani will represent Nepal in Miss World 2013 beauty contest.
Nepali people had a lot of hopes from Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha but she couldn’t be selected in the top 15 list. Many fans of Shristi however are satisfied that she had managed to be ranked 21st. That in itself was a record in Nepal participation in Miss World.
Shristi’s achievement in being selected as one of the top 10 in Miss World Beach Fashion contest was also a new record. The winner of Miss World Beach Fashion contest was Miss Wales.
This year’s Miss World was awarded to Miss China. This is the second time
Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time Zhang Zilin was awarded the Miss World 2007.
- Miss World 2012 is Miss China – Wen Xia Yu
- Miss World 2012 runner up – Miss Wales – Sophie Moulds
- Miss World 2012 second runner up is Miss Australia – Jessica Kahawaty
- Miss World Beauty with a Purpose winner – Miss India – Vanya Mishra
- Miss World Talent winner – Miss China PR
A graphic designer, Ananda Maharjan, has won the Open Movie Poster Competition for a Nepali Cinema "Chhadke".
The movie producers have told that the winning poster will be used in the official promotion of ‘Chhadke‘. It is told that Ananda will also be involved in the design of other promotional materials.
A team comprising of 11 mountaineers including the central committee member of Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Krishna KC and Chairman Prachanda’s son Prakash Dahal have headed to climb 6,000 m high Langtang mountain. This climb is in preparation of climbing the Mount Everest.
After the intention to climb the world’s highest peak, party’s team had been practicing mountain climbing for the last few months. After the 20 days climbing training in Langtang, the team is ex
pected to climb Mt. Everest in this year’s season.
The Mt. Everest climbing team includes Krishna KC, Prakash Dahal, Yuvaraj Dulal, Bina Magar, Shivakumar Dangi, Mukunda Pokharel, Dinesh Shrestha, Ishu Bhatta, Madan Chudal and Maheshowr Phuyal.
Our best wishes for the team for the success of Langtang ascent and their ultimate Mt. Everest climbing!
A 13 year old kid selling SIM cards in eBay has grown to be the top seller in eBay. The Schoolkid trader, known as Dario Lopez, is in fact a Nepali living in UK, Sudip Gautam. The 21 year old Sudip now owns a company with 13 staffs and an annual turnover of more than £3million.
Sudip has opened his first high street shop and has plans to open a chain of stores across Britain in future. BBC says, Sudip comes from Gulmi district and he started selling sim cards on eBay in 2004. These days, he sells more than 2,000 items in eBay.
Our congratulation to Sudip and we wish him success in the future.
Some media covers of Sudip: