UPDATE 1 : Photos of Bhai Tika of Rajesh Hamal, Dilip Rayamajhi, Jal Shah, Namrata Shrestha, Nisha Sunar are added.
The second biggest festival in Nepal after Dashain, Tihar has been wrapped up on Friday November 13. The last day of Tihar – Bhai Tika is celebrated by brothers and sisters to show their love and dedication to each other. On the occasion, despite of economic blockade from India, people have followed the tradition. Update
Top 5 Bhai Tika moments:
- Komal Oli’s petrol presents to her brothers
- Palpasa Dangol’s – Bhaitika in Teaching Hospital
- Dilip Rayamajhi and Jal Shah celebrate Bhai Tika after 13 years
- Rista Basnet got well just in time for Bhai Tika
- New sisters and brothers
The beauty of Bhai Tika is that people make new brothers and sisters during the festival. For example, Takme Budha (Wilson Bikram Rai) and Ashma DC and Sanyukta Puri, Jal Shah and Bikrant Basnet, Nisha Sunar and Suman Budha Magar, Naresh Bhattarai and Sapana Chamling Rai became new brothers/sisters this year.
Singer, journalist and actress Komal Oli made this year’s Bhai Tika memorable by presenting 2-litres petrol to each of her brothers. At the time of petrol-crisis in Nepal, that would certainly made the happiest brothers.
Comedy actress Palpasa Dangol, popularly known as Chamsuri has urine infection and was rushed to emergency room in Teaching Hospital right before Bhai Tika. As she had to be treated in the hospital, her brothers visited Dangol in hospital bed to take Bhai Tika. Palpasa has told that that was one of the most memorable Bhai Tika in her life.
A cultural program titled “Nepali Pan Nepali Maan Ramailo Sanjh” with Nepali artists was organized at Salt Lake City, Utah on November 1. The program was special in the sense that actress Jal Shah organized the program and actor Rajesh Hamal was the chief guest from Nepal.
With Rajesh Hamal the program also featured actor Dilip Rayamajhi, actress Arunima Lamsal, singer Ram Krishna Dhaka, singer Yam Baral, singer Nisha Sunar, singer Sangita Thapa Magar and others. Other artists include choreographer Nabin KC and Luna Shrestha.
UPDATE: Rishi Dhamal’s Dashain in Canada and Ratan Subedi’s Dashain in Australia (at the end of this post).
Wherever people go, they take their culture with them. Nepali people are no exception. Nepal people all over the world celebrated Dashain Tika on October 22, 2015. I shared some photos of Nepali artists celebrating Dashain in my previous post. Now, it is time to share photos of Dashain celebration in places out of Nepal. Although, every Nepali have celebrated Dashain, I will only share photos of Nepali artists. This post will be updated if I find more artists celebrating Dashain in countries other than Nepal.
Prakriti Shrestha, Nepali actress in Australia
Nepali actress Prakriti Shrestha had gone to Australia after marrying Sudeep Neupane in July of 2014. The ‘Hostel’ actress was considered one of the new actresses with a lot of potential in Nepali film industry. But, Prakriti quietly married and left the country. (Watch ‘Hostel’ here)
Singer Nisha Sunar gave birth to a daughter of choreographer Shankar BC in the USA. It was Nisha’s third marriage and second one of Shankar. In the USA, Nisha is going to start singing in a Nepali restaurant, Chautari Restaurant. A new management of the restaurant located at Jackson Height, New York, is going to feature singers like Yam Baral and Nisha Sunar.
The restaurant will feature live dohori songs on every weekends starting on Friday evenings to Sundays. While folk singer Bimal Dangi and Nisha Sunar sing lok dohori, Yam Baral sings songs and ghazals in the restaurant.
Singer Nisha Sunar has given birth to a daughter in the USA on March 10, 2014. The little girl named Shanisha BC, is born in the USA while the father, Shankar BC, is in Nepal.
Shankar BC still married to his previous wife married Nisha Sunar secretly. The information about the marriage was revealed only when Nisha went to the USA. Nisha had posted the photos of her third marriage in her Facebook profile and Shankar had also stated about the upcoming birth of his daughter.
Singer Nisha Sunar and a well known choreographer Shankar BC have married. Nisha shared the marriage photos of the two in Facebook.
The marriage was conducted in a traditional fashion amongst their close friends and families.
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Nepali Movie – Raaj
Starring – Shiva Shrestha, Biraj Bhatt, Rejina Upreti, Jayakishan Basnet, Kushal Thapa, Rabindra Khadka, Sunil Thapa, Srijana Basnet, Maya Pradhan, Srijana Adhikari, Gopal Bhutani, Nisha Sunar (guest), Shovit Basnet (guest) etc.
Director – Shovit Basnet