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Dance Sakhiya, Dance

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 […]


Sadao Watanabe Jazz Concert to mark 60th anniversary of Nepal-Japan ties

Kathmandu / Oct 17: The Japanese Embassy is organising a concert to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan. The Embassy is going to organise concert ‘Sadao Watanabe Jazz Concert’ on October 22 and 23 at the Tribhuvan Army Officers’ Club, Kathmandu, with an objective of promoting […]


Concern over fading folk culture in Jajarkot

Jajarkot / Oct 14: One thing that hurts elderly Sher Bahadur Khatri of Khagenkot VDC-6 here is the gradual decline of traditional folk culture and practices during the Dasain festivities in the district. He is greatly concerned as the cultural practices that used to be held with much fanfare in the past are gradually disappearing […]


‘The Lion King’ roars in Army Officers’ Club

Kathmandu / Oct 3: The students of Adarsha Vidya Mandir Higher Secondary School (AVM) on Sunday staged a musical show titled ‘The Lion King’ at the local Nepal Army Officers’ Club to mark its golden jubilee. The drama is conceptualized from “The Lion King”, an animated musical film produced by Walt Disney in 1994 featuring […]


Madan, Jagadamba prizes for 2072 BS presented to Joshi, Chhetri

Lalitpur / Oct 2: The Madan Puraskar Guthi has presented the Madan Puraskar (prize), one of the most prestigious Nepali literature awards in the country, and the Jagadamba Shree Puraskar for the year 2072 BS amidst a special ceremony here Sunday. The Madan Puraskar was presented to moffusil-based writer Ramlal Joshi for his compilation of […]


Pangeni elected Chair of National Folk and Duet Songs Academy

Kathmandu / Sept 28: Singer Badri Pangeni has been elected the chairperson of National Folk and Duet Song Academy Nepal. The sixth general convention of the Academy elected 31-member working committee under the leadership of Pangeni for the next two years. Ramesh BC, Ramji Khand, Subas KC and Chaulendra Poudel have been elected as senior […]


Jagadambasri and Madan Puruskar announced

Kathmandu / Sept 20: The ‘Jagadambasri Puruskar’ for the year 2072 BS is to be presented to noted literary figure Lil Bahadur Chhetri. The annual general meeting of the Madan Puruskar Guthi held on Tuesday took the decision to present the award to Chhetri, who has continuously devoted himself to enrich Nepali language and literature […]


LG Film Award : ‘Pashupati Prasad’ best film of the year

Kathmandu / Sept 7: The Cinema Circle Nepal conferred the LG Film Award on various cine-artists under 21 categories amidst a programme on Wednesday. During a programme organized Wednesday evening, ‘Pashupati Prasad’ was declared the best film of the year. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Bollywood actor and Indian Loksabha member Shatrughan Sinha, Indian Ambassador to […]


Basundharashree-Manashree awards to litterateurs and artists

Kathmandu / Sept 6: The Basundhara-Mana Academy Foundation has on Tuesday honoured different litterateurs with Basundharashree and Manashree awards from 2066 BS to 2073 BS for their contribution in literature, art and music sectors. The Foundation honoured Bairagi Kainla (2067), Prof Dr Basudev Tripathi (2069), Shashi Shah (2070), Hari Prasad Rimal (2071), Amber Gurung (2072) […]


Pokhara audition for folk artists

Pokhara / Sept 4: The Image Channel is set to scan the villages for hidden talents by announcing the Pokhara audition for the ‘Image Folk Artist’ contest. The audition will take place on Friday and Saturday this week in which contenders of all age groups from Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones can take part, Contest’s Executive […]




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