Angelina Jolie appeals for commitment to ‘imperfect’ U.N.


Mar 16: U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for internationalism in the face of wars driving people from their homes and a “rising tide of nationalism masquerading as patriotism”. The Hollywood actress, speaking at the United Nations in Geneva, called for a renewed commitment to the “imperfect” world […]

IB Rai: Nepali literature larger than just ‘detached’ Kathmandu


Parbat Portel / Siliguri: As summer approaches, the nonagenerian litterateur Indra Bahadur Rai will ascend the hills of Darjeeling alone. It is a desire Rai has had for decades, along with his wife, to seek escape from the searing summer-time heat of Siliguri and to soak in the cool breeze of Darjeeling. Rai lost his […]

My biggest lesson in life from a couple married for 33 years


Sushan Dhakal / Mar 4: How meaningful is a weekend getaway? A lot of romance, star gazing and endless flirtations make up most part of the trip and, why wouldn’t it? They are after all, “young and wild and free.” You know the trip was awesome when you feel this overwhelming disappointment on the last […]

Lufthansa features Nepali model in promotional short film


Smriti Dhungana, Kathmandu / March 4: Lufthansa, the German Airlines, has prepared a short film ‘The Colors of Home’ featuring Nepali model Arpana Rayamajhi. According to Lufthansa’s Marketing Head Alexander Schlaubitz, the short film is prepared with the theme of ‘belonging and feeling at home.’ “We want to show what a person does after returning […]

‘Bukhyacha Mann’ Story of betrayal and love


Kathmandu / March 4: A Nepali play ‘Bukhyacha Mann,’ written and directed by Raj Shah was staged at Sarwannam Theatre on Thursday. The play features actors Aaditya Sharma, Aarohi Sharma, Sudarshan Aryal, Prakash KC, Sharmila Nagarkoti and Sujita Adhikari, among others. The play begins with one of the popular traditions practiced in the Western region, […]

Filmmaker Karan Johar becomes father to twins


Mumbai / Mar. 03: Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar said on Sunday that he has become a parent to twins via a surrogate. The 44-year-old, one of Bollywood’s most influential personalities, said the twins—a boy and a girl named Roohi and Yash—were born “with the help of the marvels of medical science.” A report in the […]

Nepali poet makes presence felt at int’l poetry fest

Tulasi Diwas

Kathmandu / Feb 27: Senior poet Tulsa Diwasa has participated in the 13th Granada International Poetry Festival where he recited poetry and gave a talk on cultural heritage. Marathon poetry reading, street poetry recitation, talk shows on various topics, interaction, book exhibition, folk art and cultural shows were the highlights of the poetry festival participated […]

Nepal-Korea literary fest kicks off

Nepal Korea

Kathmandu / Feb 22: Literature, art and culture are the means of further strengthening bilateral relations between any two countries. Health Minister Gagan Kumar Thapa said this while inaugurating the “Nepal-Korea Literature, Culture and Art Festival” at local Nepal Academy amidst a programme here today. Minister Thapa stressed that Nepal should learn from achievements that […]

Dancemandu presents Diplo


Kathmandu / Feb 17: The event management company Dancemandu has been organizing ‘Dancemandu Music Festival’ in Kathmandu for the past two years. The events, in its previous editions, have been quite popular and hugely successful. This time around, Dancemandu is presenting, for the first time, one of the most sought after superstar DJ/producer ‘Diplo’ in […]

Suntali’s life story and her inspiration


Kathmandu / Feb 18: Kunjana Ghimire, aka Suntali, is a Nepali comedian, actor and social worker. She is one of the main characters of Nepali TV series ‘Meri Basai’. Republica’s Prasansha Rimal had a conversation with Kunjana about her career and life. How did you start off your career? I was involved in various extra […]

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