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Indra Jatra festival formally begins today


Kathmandu / Sept 3 : Indra Jatra, the biggest festival of Kathmandu Valley dedicated to god of rain Indra, formally began today with the erection of a sacred wooden pole (lingo) at Hanumandhoka in Basantapur Darbar Square. The festival lasts for eight days with singing, mask dancing and rejoicing along with other rituals. It is […]

‘Dhritarastra’ wins Madan Puraskar ; Batsayan awarded with Jagadamba Shree


Kathmandu / Aug. 27: Ghanashyam Kandel’s novel ‘Dhritarastra’ has won this year’s Madan Puraskar. Madan Puraskar Guthi announced the winner in an official statement on Sunday. ‘Dhritarastra’ was picked for the prize out of nine shortlisted books. The shortlisted books were Guha, Guhalekh, Guhachitra Awam Anya Sambada by Purushottam Lochan Shrestha, Chhaughar by Raj Sargam,Tapan […]

Joshi to be decorated with ‘Literary Century Person’ title

Kathmandu / Aug. 20:The Government is set to honour language and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi with the ‘Literary Century Person’ title. The 98-year-old is being decorated with the title amidst a function being held in the capital on Tuesday. The decision to this end was made by the Council of Ministers in May earlier […]

Eighth-grader Anugya comes up with poetry collection


Kathmandu / July 18: Anugya Nepal, an eighth-grader at the Ambition Academy in Kathmandu, has come up with an anthology of poetry, titled ‘hami garna sakchau’ (we can do). Nepalese Society for Children Literature Chairman Tej Prakash Shrestha, poet Ram Prasad Gyawali and other writers and academicians unveiled the poetry collection amidst a program organized […]

Man in Bhanu Bhakta’s guise to scale Mt Everest with Ramayan in his hand


Kathmandu / July 12: He dresses himself in Daura Suruwal, with Patuka around his waist and a shawl across the shoulder. Slipping into the guises of Adikavi Bhanu Bhakta, he carries a Rayaman scripture in his hand and dashes off one litterateur’s place to another as well as literary institutions in the same guise for […]

Nepathya to perform series of concert in Australia


Kathmandu / Jun 29: Nepathya, a popular Nepali folk-rock band, would soon be organising a musical tour with a series of concerts in Australia. According to a press statement issued today, considering the local taste of Nepali students in Australia, Nepathya has been prioritising Australia in their concert tour. To begin with, the band is […]

Israeli film fest to travel to Pokhara

Isarel Film Festival

Kathmandu / June 23: After wrapping up its three-day long screening of Israeli movies in Kathmandu today, 11th Israeli Film Festival will now be travelling to Pokhara and Biratnagar. The film fest, organised jointly by the Embassy of Israel in Nepal and Nepal Film Society, will be held at OR2K Restaurant in Pokhara from 28 […]

Lassana Project’s Rebuilding Recaptured displayed


Kathmandu / Jun 13: Community-based art project Rebuilding Recaptured took place at the Nexus Culture Centre in Lalitpur, this weekend. The workshop saw the exhibition of artworks created during a one-month long workshop in Sindhupalchok held the previous month. The workshop saw a total of 18 artists from countries such as Finland, Bangladesh, and India […]

‘When writers write to please, it always backfires’


Kathmandu : Journalist by day and poet by night, Nabaraj Lamsal recently launched his new book Dhara, an epic poem. He penned the book over a course of a decade, in which he travelled to various parts of the country collecting inspiration. In this conversation Lamsal talks about what it takes to be a poet, […]

Passion and profitability


Timothy Aryal / April 08: Kathmandu’s theatre scene has seen a renaissance in the last decade. Given the steady rise in the number of audiences—and the number of theatre houses, which has now swelled to four—some would be quick to declare that the art form has now finally come of age. But, despite the progress, […]

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