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Padmashree shortlist announced

Post Report 23 Jul 09:18 AM

Khemlal Harikala Lamichhane Academy announced a shortlist of books for this year’s Padmashree Award. The list includes five books from five different genres—non-fiction, essay collection, novel, story collection and poetry. Read Full Story »

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Present-day India and its transitions

Post Report 23 Jul 09:18 AM

India Now and In Transition, an anthology of essays comprising a total of 37 articles by Indian writers such as Ramachandra Guha, Shashi Tharoor, Wajahat Habibullah, TSR Subramanian, among others, was launched amid a function held at the India International Centre in New Delhi on Friday. Read Full Story »

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Works by student artists go live

Post Report 23 Jul 09:18 AM

As part of their annual ritual, Kathmandu University School of Arts and Center for Art and Design, has kicked off their latest exhibition by their graduating student artists. Read Full Story »

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Our lives don’t matter

Guffadi 22 Jul 10:52 AM

A ten-year old girl dies when she falls in an open manhole while another school kid barely survives. We are all angry at our chors but they seem to have other priorities at hand. Read Full Story »

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Kathmandu knows me too well

Shuvechchhya Pradhan 22 Jul 10:51 AM

Kathmandu doesn’t flinchwhen I openly flirt with Patan and Pokhara.He doesn’t show any sign of envy or anger,he pretends not to notice.Read Full Story »

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No go-around

Mukesh Dangol 22 Jul 10:49 AM

A typical day at the Lukla Airport—high volume of air traffic and deteriorating weather. According to standard procedures, I along with my manager decide to close the airport. Having worked as Air Traffic Controllers for two years at what has been dubbed the “world’s most dangerous airport”, we both know that the weather here can turn in the blink of an eye. Read Full Story »

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After Sydney show, Nepathya to travel to New Zealand

Post Report 20 Jul 08:44 AM

After the conclusion of their three-legged Australia tour, the folk-rock band Nepathya are slated to travel to the neighbouring country of New Zealand for a concert which will take place in Auckland on July 28.Read Full Story »

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Joshi honoured with Yatri Wangmaya Award

Post Report 20 Jul 08:44 AM

The Purna Prakash Nepal Yatri Research Centre honoured eminent litterateur and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi with the Yatri Wangmaya Honour amid a ceremony held in the Capital on Tuesday. Read Full Story »

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Cultural campaign Caravan for migrant workers’ rights

Post Report 20 Jul 08:44 AM

A nationwide cultural campaign, Migrant Workers’ Rights Caravan 2017, is slated to start this week. The campaign will include street drama, dance, flash-mob, and other game shows. Read Full Story »

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Monsoon, a printmaking exhibit, kicks off

Post Report 19 Jul 09:31 AM

A printmaking exhibition, which features works by 13 artists, has kicked off at Siddhartha Art Gallery, in the Capital. The featured works revolve around motifs such as Nepali culture and tradition, lifestyle and nature. Read Full Story »

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Music video of ‘Ma Ko Nai Po Hu Ra’ tribute to Mahakavi’s ‘Mrityusaiyaa’’

Post Report 18 Jul 08:24 PM

Ankit Babu Adhikari’s new music video ‘Ma Ko Nai Po Hu Ra’ has been a recent release in the Nepali music industry. The song that is claimed to be a tribute to Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota’s ‘Mrityusaiya’—that he created while breathing his last—was written by Manish Basistha—the noted song writer who has already lent his words to Karma Band (a popular Nepali band)’s ‘Khojdai chhu’, among many others.Read Full Story »

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Two more Roadies on board

Post Report 18 Jul 12:00 PM

Having completed two previous auditions that picked six contestants to progress into the reality TV show, the Himalaya Roadies travelled to Chitwan for their third episode, where two more aspiring Roadies were brought on board for the upcoming ‘Journey Rounds’.Read Full Story »

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Student artists at the NAC

Post Report 16 Jul 09:10 AM

An art exhibit, titled Pradarsani, came to a close at Nepal Art Council in the Capital on Saturday. The exhibit featured works by six student-artists—Bibek Shrestha, Bipin Maharjan, Rabin Kaji Shakya, Rajendra Buddha Magar, and Roshan Maharjan and Suraj Poudel. Read Full Story »

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Majipa Lakhay movie drops first trailer

Post Report 16 Jul 09:09 AM

After creating ripples with their first release, The Legend of Shankhadar—Nepal’s first animated feature film—Yantrakala Studios have announced their next project, an animated movie on the Majipa Lakhay. The announcement was made with the release of a two-and-half-minute trailer at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in the Capital on Saturday. Read Full Story »

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From the frontlines

Timothy Aryal 16 Jul 09:09 AM

Photojournalist Kiran Panday’s shot taken during the Jana Aandolan welcomed one at the photography exhibition, Journalism and Safety, at the first floor of Nepal Art Council, in Babermahal. Read Full Story »

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The hills are alive

15 Jul 11:42 AM

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Mohan Guragain 15 Jul 09:00 AM

There was a time in my village when we turned to the radio to tell the time. Ghatana Ra Bichar: 7:30pm; English news: 8 o’clock. The only watch at home, which needed winding every 24 hours, would often not keep the time correctly, be away with an older brother, or sometimes just broke down altogether.Read Full Story »

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Free Money

Guffadi 15 Jul 08:59 AM

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Pedalling for healthier cities

Sagar Onta, Prashanta Khanal 15 Jul 08:59 AM

That Kathmandu’s traffic congestion and air quality is reaching a tipping point is no secret. Successive governments have come and gone; all failing to address the crucial issue of how to make urban transportation safe, convenient and environment-friendly. Read Full Story »

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The mantra for self-reliance

Rajesh Khanal 15 Jul 08:56 AM

After experiencing the acute scarcity of basic goods and services—like petroleum, medicine and food—in the wake of the unofficial border blockade in 2015, a self-reliant economy quickly became the ‘buzz word’ among government actors, economists and public intellectuals.Read Full Story »

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Tyranny vs reason

Timothy Aryal 15 Jul 08:47 AM

Watching the Mandala Theatre’s translation of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Antigone, one is reminded of how, even though the earth keeps rolling for two millennia, even after such technological advancements, so much of the human condition still remains the same.Read Full Story »

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Kantipur TV announces overhaul, HD transmission

Post Report 15 Jul 08:00 AM

Chairman and Managing Director of Kantipur Media Group Kailash Sirohiya has said the Kantipur Television would always be a true defender of democracy.Read Full Story »

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Poetry against pollution

Nabin Poudel 14 Jul 08:48 AM

Nawalparasi-based poet Dipak Soti presented himself in a new avatar on Wednesday. During a poetry recital, organised in commemoration of Aadikavi Bhanubhakta Acharya, Soti recited poems not about love or nature but pollution—a recital that took the audience by surprise. Read Full Story »

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Artist Bhattarai awarded in Bangkok

Post Report 14 Jul 08:48 AM

Nepali artist Anita Bhattarai was honoured in Bankok, during an exhibition organised by the organisation Focus Bangaladesh. Bhattarai received the ‘Honourable Mention’ award on the last day of the show. Read Full Story »

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MaHa ko Ma to hit the shelves

Samikshya Bhattarai 13 Jul 09:11 AM

With the success of his acting partner Hari Bansha Acharya’s memoir Cheena Harayeko Manchhe, Madan Krishna Shrestha was persistently nagged by his fans. Read Full Story »

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‘Unlearning what’s been entrenched the key to renewal’

12 Jul 08:47 AM

Yug Pathak recently released Mangena: Nepal Manthan—a collection of essays on Nepal’s history and politics. Read Full Story »

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Science or religion?

Nabin Shrestha 12 Jul 08:47 AM

If god is willing to prevent evil but not capable of doing so, it is not omnipotent. If god is capable of preventing evil but not willing to do so, it is not benevolent. If god is both able and willing, why does evil still exist? And if god is neither willing, nor able, why do we still believe in a ‘god’? Read Full Story »

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Artists imagine a ‘New Nepal’

Post Report 12 Jul 08:47 AM

The imagination of a ‘New Nepal’ often makes its rounds in popular discourse, but what should it look like? A host of artists have now tried to seek the answers to that question through paintings.Read Full Story »

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Art against trafficking and exploitation

Post Report 12 Jul 08:47 AM

The True Stories Project, an exhibition that aims to create awareness about and raise voice against exploitation and trafficking is slated to begin at the Patan Museum this Friday. Read Full Story »

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