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Magar’s Birsiyeka Satya launched

Durgalal Kc 24 Sep 08:13 AM

Birsiyeka Satya, an autobiographical novel written by Numesh Gharti Magar, was launched amid a function in Dang, on Friday. The book chronicles the struggles of author Numesh while he was working as a labourer in India. Read Full Story »

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‘Democracy degenerates into despotism if corruption is unchecked’

Post Report 24 Sep 08:13 AM

In light of the unprecedented rise in corruption in every level of governance in the country, an interaction program on author Hari Bahadur Thapa’s latest book, Rajgaj, was held at the Nepal Tourism Board in the Capital on Saturday.Read Full Story »

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Madan Puraskar and Jagadamba Shree conferred

Post Report 24 Sep 08:13 AM

The Madan Puraskar Guthi has conferred this year’s Madan Puraskar and Jagadamba Shree to littérateur Ghanashyam Kandel and cartoonist Durga Baral ‘Batsyayan’, respectively, at a function held in the Capital. Kandel was awarded the literary prize for his book of epic poetry, Dhritarashtra. Read Full Story »

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Rocket Man vs Dotard!

Guffadi 23 Sep 09:05 AM

King Deuba is in New York City and so is our Foreign Minister Mahara but they seem to be lost in the crowd. How come our netas don’t make any news when they attend the UN picnic every year? Read Full Story »

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Form without substance

Sandesh Ghimire 23 Sep 09:04 AM

Curious theatre goers: there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that there is an ongoing stage production whose production value will fill you with awe, excitement, and wonder. The bad news is the production does not have the depth that one expects out of a theatre production. Read Full Story »

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As luck would have it

Obie Shrestha 23 Sep 09:01 AM

Just call Steven Soderbergh the Boy Who Cried Retirement. Back in 2013, the director had announced he would no longer be making films.Read Full Story »

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Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers

Peter Gill, Bhola Paswan 23 Sep 08:22 AM

In Pipara, a predominantly Dalit settlement in Kanchanpur Municpality of Saptari District, floods hit mid-day on August 12.Read Full Story »

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Sixth Nobel Quiz Mania kicks off

Post Report 22 Sep 08:17 AM

The sixth edition of the popular quiz show Nobel Quiz Mania, which has pitted college students from Nepal in a battle for general knowledge supremacy since 2011, kicked off on Thursday marking the start of the festival of Dashain. Read Full Story »

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Kollywood gears up for Dashain boom

Post Report 22 Sep 08:17 AM

As the annual Dashain holidays approach, the Nepali movie industry is gearing up for a busy festive season.Read Full Story »

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One ring to rule them all

Utsav Thapa 20 Sep 08:34 AM

Going by definition, a Ring Road is a road or series of connected roads encircling a town or a city. Read Full Story »

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Solitude

Saroj Wagle 20 Sep 08:34 AM

The term solitude literally means the state of being alone and humans seem to be afraid of it. Read Full Story »

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Nepathya to perform in Seoul

Post Report 20 Sep 08:34 AM

Nepathya is all set to travel to the South Korean capital of Seoul to perform a concert on October 4. The band will perform at the reknowned Olympic Hall, in the city.Read Full Story »

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Film to explore polyandry practice

Post Report 19 Sep 08:35 AM

The film Suryodaya, which is based on the Bahupati Pratha, a polyandry practice seen in some districts in Nepal’s mountainous region, will start rolling tapes from 2018, producer Sky Movies announced on Monday. Read Full Story »

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Six aspiring Roadies left standing

Post Report 19 Sep 08:35 AM

The Himalaya Roadies has been based out of Pokhara for a while now and this week, for a change, the show began to meander out of the Lake City, even if it was just to the neighbouring Begnas Lake.Read Full Story »

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Apple’s brave new world

Bivek Khatiwada 19 Sep 08:35 AM

It was exactly 10 years ago that Apple introduced the first iPhone to the tech world. With its innovative approach and features that outdid any of the trending gadgets of the time, it pleasantly surprised most stakeholders,Read Full Story »

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Art and the Rohingya of Kathmandu

Kurchi Dasgupta 17 Sep 11:00 AM

I first came across the work of Sujan Dangol during the Kathmandu Triennale held earlier this year, which ostensibly looked like a recording of a game of musical chairs played by a group of young men. The label tersely said that it was ‘a collaboration between the artist and a group of urban refugees living in the Kathmandu Valley’, and that it was a metaphor for their harsh reality. Read Full Story »

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Chhakka Panja 2 gearing for Dashain release

Arjun Rajbanshi 17 Sep 09:17 AM

After the unprecedented commercial success of Chhakka Panja—last year’s runaway blockbuster—it didn’t take long for the production team to announce yet another venture, Chhakka Panja 2. Read Full Story »

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Kathmandu renewed

Sanjog Manandhar 16 Sep 12:03 PM

Yenya Punhi might be popularly known as the Indra Jatra but in doing so the festival is boxed into one single dimension. The Jatra after all is not just about the “King of Heaven” being arrested in the Valley on charges of thievery.Read Full Story »

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What is a city?

Shuvechchhya Pradhan 16 Sep 10:10 AM

Cities are fascinating. Kathmandu has been a home and much more to me all these years, and all my life, I have been exploring its streets, trying to understand what exactly makes this space a city? Recently, I found myself asking the same question in a city half way around the world. Read Full Story »

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Whose government is it anyway?

Mohan Guragain 16 Sep 10:07 AM

While Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba was in the suites of India’s presidential palace, flood-hit people in Nepal’s plains did not have clean water to wash down the chiura and chauchau delivered by relief groups. Hungry children had no dry spot to sleep on. Read Full Story »

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Welcome to Amrika!

Guffadi 16 Sep 09:45 AM

Our Maharaja Sheroo Dai is leaving for New York after he is done celebrating ‘Constitution Day’ here at home. Yes, our Prime Monster and thulo mancheys need a vacation every other month to refresh themselves so that they can always come back home and come up with new ideas to loot the state and everyone else while making their near and dear ones happy. Read Full Story »

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Mandala workshop in the Capital

Post Report 14 Sep 10:17 AM

Mandala 101 Workshop, a two-day Mandala making workshop, kicks off in the capital today. Organised by Sattya Media Arts Collective in their premises in Jawalakhel, the workshop is facilitated by instructor Mrigaja Bajracharya, a visual artist whose main styles are illustration and doodles. Read Full Story »

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Nepathya lyric video hits airwaves

Post Report 14 Sep 10:16 AM

Folk-rock band Nepathya has released the official lyric video to the song Siran ma Photo Chha, from their ninth studio album, Aina Jhyaal. The composition and lyrics of the song is based on the Tamang Selo rhythm popular in the Langtang region. Read Full Story »

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Last tributes paid to Bhedi Kharke Saaila

Aash Gurung 14 Sep 10:16 AM

The funeral rites of singer Dirgaraj Adhikari (popularly known as Bhedi Kharke Saaila), who passed away at the age of 85 on Monday, were performed at Marsyangdi, in Sundarbazaar, earlier this week. Read Full Story »

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Pranika Koyu on the mic

Post Report 13 Sep 11:03 AM

The latest session of the NexUs Open Mic featured poet Pranika Koyu, one of Nepal’s foremost feminist poets, on Tuesday. Read Full Story »

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‘Newar art influential for Asian art’

Post Report 13 Sep 11:03 AM

A discussion session on the topic Newar Contribution to Asian Art was held at Yala Mandala earlier this week. Facilitated by art historian Naresh Shakya, the event saw discussion on the history of Newar art and its influence on many parts of Asia.Read Full Story »

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