Kartik Naach begins today


Lalitpur / Nov 3: Patan’s popular Kartik Naach has begun from Thursday evening. The traditional dance based on the conducts of Lord Krishna takes place at Patan Durbar Square. The management committee shared that the Kartik Naach will prevail for 12 consecutive days. Committee Chairperson Kiran Manandhar said various castes and sub-castes of Newari community […]

Decoding Bhai Tika symbols


Sabitri Dhakal / Kathmandu: Celebration of Bhai Tika — the last day of the five-day Tihar is associated with different interesting elements with symbolic meanings. It is the day when sisters put tika on the forehead of their brothers, wishing for their prosperity and long life. But a lot of items are required to complete […]

5 things about Axata Adhikari


Kathmandu / Oct. 28: Aspiring singer Axata is a grade 12 student of Classical Indian Music at Srijana College of Fine Arts, Kathmandu. She is an aspiring singer who came into spotlight after being featured in Kripa Unplugged Junior. Her video singing cover of ‘Timile ta haina’ has over 1.6 million views on YouTube. She […]

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 […]

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