Four months into the New Year 2018 and we have the Nepali New Year 2075 (according to Bikram Sambat), just around the corner. The festival invites celebrations from Nepalis both within and without the country.
The dreams that he beheld forbade him to seek for greener pastures abroad. Scholar, academician and Sitar maestro Dhrubesh Chandra Regmi has been living a legacy of his predecessors. Starting to play sitar under the guidance of his father, he became the first Nepali musician to hold a PhD degree in music. He received the degree from Delhi University in 2004 for his dissertation entitled ‘History of music in Nepal with special reference to classical music during the Rana period.’ Although he graduated in law in 1985, he dedicated most of his time contributing to Nepali classical music. He is one of the founder members of renowned Nepali classical and folk musical group Sukarma.
Astha Raut is widely praised for her contribution to the Nepali music. She started learning music from her father and her Guru Suresh Adhikari since her childhood. Known for her unique vocals, she started her career with the song ‘Saal ko paat tapari’ which was received well by the Nepali audience. Having sung more than a dozen songs including the popular numbers ‘Chaubandhi Ma Patuki’, ‘Jhumke Bulaki’, ‘Mayo Yo Maya’, et cetera, she has been awarded with Hits FM Music Award, Image Award, and Kantipur Honors under the best female pop vocal category.
KATHMANDU, April 8: Run for Parkinson, a 5-km marathon run, was inaugurated on Saturday in Kathmandu. The event was jointly organized by Parkinson Nepal in collaboration with Rotary Club of Rajdhani, Inner Wheel Club of Rajdhani, Everest Bank Ltd and Vogue Ad and Events.
When 49-year-old shopkeeper Indra Krishna Shrestha noticed an unusual white spot in his right arm for the first time, he wanted to try anything possible to get rid of it. But back then, at 30, he used to earn living working at a workshop and had no time to spare for anything else as he was totally consumed with his work-home-work routine. So despite the wish, he could not do much. In the past 19 years, he saw pale white patches spread all over his body except for the lower parts of the eyes. During all those years, he never visited a dermatologist for treatment of this ‘much-heard-about’ but ‘totally-unknown’ skin disease called Vitiligo (Dubi).
Starting her career in theater with noted litterateur Abhi Subedi’s play ‘Dreams of Peach Blossoms’ in 2001, Loonibha Tuladhar has traversed the Nepali theater having so far enacted in about three dozen plays.
Tirtha Shrestha's poetic journey began when he published his poem for the first time at a school wall-magazine at the age of 13. His popular poems include ‘Prajatantra’, ‘Singha Durbar’, ‘Hiuma lekhieyaka namharu’, ‘Lahure fulma timro nam ferna chahanchu’, ‘Aama’.
Article 35 (4) of the Constitution of Nepal, 2072 explicitly states that every citizen shall have an access to clean drinking water and sanitation. However, this constitutional right is far from reach for a majority of the people in the city.
The three-day US-Nepal International Moot Court Competition concluded on Sunday, announcing winners in different categories. Six teams representing six different law colleges took part in the
Sujit Mainali is a reporter and fact checker at South Asia Check, an independent initiative run by Panos South Asia to promote transparency and accountability in politics and media through fact checking in Nepal.
A decade since the release of her first album ‘Choko Chhyaba Ramche’, Hari Maya Gurung has grown much to her professional limitations as a folk singer. Having worked in more than a dozen of films including ‘Eku 2’, ‘Chhori ko karma’, ‘J sukai hos’ as an actor, she has actively been engaged in social and cultural activities. Widely known as a folk singer though, she has recently released her latest album ‘Jala Jovan’ taking her other interests simultaneously.
The act of touching has been a significant stimulus to express various emotions and an effective means of communication since the beginning of human life. Over centuries in human civilization, we have helped this act to evolve in different forms.
Numerous bumps and bruises along her way hardly stopped Sadina Shrestha, 28, from garnering accolades through her basketball skills. Having played for the national basketball team for 12 years now, she was appointed as the Captain of the national women’s basketball team in 2012.
After having learned music since an early age of 10 from her father, Melina Rai has been dedicated to Nepali music for over a decade now. She had her first song recorded at the age of 12 and her career in the Nepali music industry started in 2072 BS with her hit song ‘Kammar Mathi Patuki’
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China organized a reception to celebrate the 108th International Women’s Day on Thursday at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu. Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong, hosted the reception which was attended by national as well as international women frontrunners including ministers, diplomats, social activists, and business leaders.
KATHMANDU, Mar 7: An interesting attempt of rewriting and retelling, the play ‘Yayati’ being staged at Shilpee Theater is a mythical drama relating to the Hindu mythological epic, Mahabharata. The play directed by Tanka Chaulagain is closely adapted from the later version of Yayati written by an Indian playwright Girish Karnad.
Basanta Dhakal is the Principal of DAV College of Management, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. He has also been associated with the college’s faculty of finance for the past 10 years, and his career as a financial management faculty started from the college. Currently a student of MPhil in Finance at Tribhuwan University, he has so far published two books, including Fundamentals of Investment (2066 BS) and Basic Financial Management (2069 BS).