In search of human values


Oct 28: Veteran artist Pramila Giri’s solo exhibition, titled Search for Human Values, is currently ongoing at Nepal Art Council (NAC), in the Capital. The show, boasting a total of 108 exhibits, has on display an array of the painter-sculptor’s work, right from her formative year to the present. With series titled Bhairav, Images of […]

Dhartiputra selected for Chicago International Children’s Film Festival


Kathmandu / Oct 27: Fifteen-year-old Aditya Khadka’s documentary ‘Dhartiputra’ has been selected for the Chicago International Film Festival (CICFF), 2016. The short-film had earlier won the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the largest film festival of Africa, Real Time Film Festival, last month which was held in Nigeria. “The documentary has been selected in various festivals […]

Paragliding to be introduced in Baitadi


Baitadi / October 24: The first-ever commercial paragliding venture in far-western Nepal is set to be introduced in Baitadi during Tihar. After an assessment by a team of experts, the adventure sport involving lightweight glider aircraft is set to begin at the Patan area of Baitadi. The venture was set to start two months ago […]

Int’l children’s theater festival from Oct 23


Kathmandu / Oct 22: Ten schools from Kathmandu and one school from Udaypur are gearing up to show their respective plays at the inaugural Bhadgaun International Children’s Theater Festival that’s set to kick off from October 23. Hosted by Matribhumi School, a school based in Sanothimi, Bhaktapur, the festival will also feature plays by theater […]

Won’t rest on laurels: Niraula


Oct 21: As this year’s runaway hit Chhakka Panja which this week inched over the Rs 12 crore mark at the box office–continues to draw in the crowds, an excited Deepashree Niraula, the movie’s debutant director, says it is the subject the movie pivots around that has struck a chord with moviegoers. “The film raises […]

Dance Sakhiya, Dance

Sakhiya Nach at Khallajayapur, Bardiya. POST PHOTO/PRAKASH CHANDRA TIMILSENA

Prakash Chandra Timilsena: If you find yourself in the western region of Nepal around Dashain, there is one thing you don’t want to miss: the Sakhiya Naach. Practiced in districts such as Bardiya, Dang, Banke, Kailaili, and Kanchanpur; Sakhiya Naach is one of the most awaited and robustly celebrated rituals among Tharus—the indigenous people who […]

Pakistan’s tea seller has no plans to get into acting


Oct. 21: An 18-year-old tea vendor who became Pakistan’s hottest new celebrity when his photo went viral on the Internet says he has no plans for an acting career – though he is flattered by the attention. Arshad Khan became an overnight sensation this week when a photographer’s Instagram shot of him working at his […]

Himalma Chaalis Barsha now in English


Oct 20: The English version of mountaineer Lakpa Phuti Sherpa’s memoir Himalma Chaalis Barsha-Forty years in the Mountains-has been released. The Nepali version of the book was released in 2014. The book encapsulates Sherpa’s musings about her distinguished mountaineering career. Sherpa, born and raised in Solukhumbu district, started her journey as a mountaineer at a […]

The Sponsor sets international release date


Kathmandu : Oct. 3: Upcoming Nepali film ‘The Sponsor’ is all set to get its world premiere in Honk Kong on November 26. The film directed by Pranay Limbu and produced by Rudra Bahadur Gurung released its official promotional poster and introduced its cast and crew at an event in Kathmandu’s Mandala Theatre on Sunday. […]

Karma: A book on differently-abled children launched


Kathmandu / Oct 3: Journalist Damodar Neupane’s second book, Karma: Sikaai ma Gahiriyeko Khaadal, an anthology of reflective essays revolving around the condition of differently-abled children in Nepal, was launched amid a function held at Mandala Theatre Nepal in the Capital on Saturday. The book saw its launch from the hands of the subjects the […]

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