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Ashma Chhetri

Art for change

January 12, 2018 10:02 AM

They call themselves an alternative art space and that couldn’t be truer. There was a time when art was just limited to painting and sculptures only. There was no awareness of the fact that art could transcend this boundary and even had the power to bring about change in the socio-political issues of the communities. It was to bring about change in this mindset and to make art flourish that Lasanaa Nepal was established.

Making life easy

January 12, 2018 09:54 AM

Finding the right and reliable manpower during technical breakdowns that invariably occur at our homes, hotels, or workplace can be quite a hassle. Even if we do find one, chances are neither do they bother to provide routine re-checkups nor do they guarantee good services for reasonable charges. It was because of these reasons Bimal Bastola and his friends came up with the idea of Ek Call Home Solutions.

Of Dreams and Determination

January 12, 2018 09:40 AM

After being highly appreciated for her spectacular performances in three different plays, artist Pooja Lama is now making another theatrical comeback through the play ‘Chiso Bhanjyang’. Based on the English novel ‘Atonement’, the drama reflects the journey of the characters amidst social discriminations, jealousy, anger, and love struggles. It is currently being staged at the Mandala theater in Anamnagar, Kathmandu and will run until January 14, 2018.

The harbingers of change

January 5, 2018 08:51 AM

Established students pursuing a bachelors’ degree in social work at St. Xavier’s College, ‘We’ for Change is the only non-profit organization in Nepal that is entirely run by youths. The organization aims to provide individuals of the age group 16 to 24 good opportunities for a bright future.

Practical learning

January 5, 2018 08:42 AM

Not many children these days know what farming feels like and almost no one will pursue it as a career, despite the fact that our country is largely an agricultural one and that our forefathers had heavily relied on farming as their sources of livelihood. It was to prevent this loss of identity and preserve our traditional values that the Tiger Lily Petting Farm and Museum was established.

The journey of a judoka

December 29, 2017 09:49 AM

Manita Shrestha Pradhan is the first Nepali judoka who created history in Nepali Judo by winning the Asian Judo Championship 2017. This was the first win for Nepal in 29 years. Along with that, she has also represented Nepal in more than 24 national and international judo championships so far. For a girl who is just 18, these achievement is simply the result of support from her coach and her dedication towards attaining success itself.

Crafters of change

December 29, 2017 09:27 AM

Enlightening Young Souls (EYS) was started by young high school graduates with an aim to educate and inspire children of various public schools about the true meaning and use of education in the real world.

Working for welfare

December 22, 2017 10:41 AM

GUTHI is a non-governmental organization that offers all kinds of social services. From providing education about environmental conservation and sanitation to the sector of child development and their protection, it has been consistently working for the betterment of the society since the year 2000.

Something special

December 15, 2017 10:35 AM

Wanting to help those living with disabilities, Sabina Upreti recently established a special school that rehabilitates children with autism. Named Special School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Center, this non-profit organization teaches autistic children basic social and practical skills so that they can go on to lead their life as any other normal children.

A house of love

December 15, 2017 10:32 AM

Certainly parental love and warmth are very crucial to a child’s overall wellbeing. However, not all are lucky enough to receive such affection and care. Hence, to rescue, support and guide those who lack that care, Ama Ghar was established in 2001.

The value of passion and persistence

December 15, 2017 10:24 AM

Saugat Malla, who we got to know as the extraordinary ‘Haku Kale’ from the blockbuster movie ‘Loot’, is a successful theater artist and movie actor. After struggling for years, Malla has now come a long way, winning over even the critics by his exceptional performances in movies like Kagbeni, Kabaddi Kabaddi, and Mukhauta to name a few. But this shy actor isn’t one who regularly makes his presence felt in the media so there’s a lot that we don’t know.

In the spotlight

December 1, 2017 13:01 PM

Wilson Bikram Rai, who many know by the name ‘Takme Buda’ from a popular Nepali sitcom ‘Meri Bassai’, has stolen the hearts of many Nepalis worldwide with his unique accent and perfect comic timing. Rai, who launched himself through a YouTube channel, is now one of the most popular TV personalities known for his exceptionally good acting and singing skills, sense of comic timing, and dancing abilities.

A new approach to empowerment

November 24, 2017 10:25 AM

For quite a while now, women empowerment has been a much-discussed topic. All of us are now aware of how empowering women can bring about social and economic change in the nation. Inspired by these concepts of women empowerment, three sisters Nicky, Dicky and Lucky Chhetri established Empowering Women of Nepal.

Leading the market

November 17, 2017 08:19 AM

Nepal Knotcraft Center, which began with three women producing macramé goods, is now a large company that employs hundreds of women. And it was all possible because of the efforts and determination of one person: Shyam Badan Shrestha.

Making it to the top

November 17, 2017 08:12 AM

Most children these days are hooked on their phones or tablet and often lose track on time on social networking sites and online games. But Ramina Bajracharya didn’t have to worry about all that. She would often see her son, Avnish Bajracharya, surfing the internet to learn about wildlife preservation as opposed to scrolling through Facebook newsfeed or Instagram stories.

Stay safe with your smartphone

November 10, 2017 11:16 AM

With cases of sexual harassment and violence at an all time high in our society, we must do whatever we can to make sure we are safeguarded against crimes like these at all times. A simple way to do that could be by turning your smartphone into your personal bodyguard. All you need to do is download and install the ‘NiDARR’ app from the Google Play Store.

Keki Adhikari: In a happy place

November 3, 2017 11:20 AM

She does not need an introduction anymore. Keki Adhikari’s hard work and dedication have spoken volumes about this versatile actor and today she is much loved for the characters she portrays on screen as well as the bubbly and happy girl that she is. If she has managed to wow the audience with her performances then she has also been given more than a nod by the critics and been awarded as the best actress in many ceremonies for her roles in movies like ‘Biteka Pal’ and ‘Bhaag Sani Bhaag’.

Overcoming barriers

November 3, 2017 11:10 AM

In 2005, a British couple, Rob and Susan Ainley, visited Nepal to provide massage training to visually impaired people. This small effort helped people like Chiranjeevi Poudel to become independent, regardless of their disabilities.

Art for all

October 13, 2017 11:49 AM

For the past 10 years, Community Children Art School (CCAS) has been offering accessible artistic opportunities to children who are in love with drawing and colors. Along with the objective of creating mass awareness about importance of art education, the school is also working for the development of personal and creative skills in children.

Versatile Artist

October 6, 2017 10:44 AM

Koshish Chhetri was just seven years old when he was pushed to perform on stage for the first time. Since then Chhetri has come a long way and established himself as a singer, songwriter, and actor as well. He won the CG Kamana Film Award for best debut actor, Nepal Film Critics Award for best actor, and Sixth Cine Award under the public choice category for his performance in the movie ‘Mokshya’. His second movie ‘Parva’ was a critical and commercial success. He is also the man behind the lyrics and music of the hit song ‘Kale Dai’. The Week’s Ashma Chhetri caught up with the versatile artist to know more about him.