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  5 Features An Amazon Phone Might Offer
       ASSOCIATED PRESS  
 
    NEW YORK, April 20 : A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

Amazon hasn´t confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone. Introducing such a device would be tough in a crowded market dominated by Apple and Samsung. Even so, innovations like the Kindle Fire and Prime membership program demonstrate that the online retailing giant has a knack for using its massive size and marketing budget to capitalize on gaps in the marketplace.

 
  2 States: How I Got Married
       Pragyan Thapa  
 
    Film review

KATHMANDU, April 19:
Chetan Bhagat’s sketchy page-turner gets adapted to the big screen and it’s pinned with Karan Johar inspired glossy production design. 2 States wants to give you a realistic take on regional prejudices, inter-caste marriage and generation gap but presented in an ineffectively tedious manner, the film feels more like a boring lecture you’re attending just to make up for your falling attendance.

Krish (Arjun Kapoor) and Ananya (Alia Bhatt) meet at a graduate school where biased professors humiliate economics majors, hostel canteens look like Hard Rock Café and the leading pair dress in designer clothes while the extras wait for appropriate cues to loiter in the background.

 
  Reviving Lost History Through Paintings
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    KATHMANDU, April 19: A number of people were seen waiting on a long queue at Kasthamandap Temple in Basantapur on Saturday, to see the paintings exhibited at the temple’s first floor. The 25 paintings by artist Ekaram Singh, showcased amidst the walls of the heritage site, speak of Nepal’s ancient days.

“My art works have been inspired by the ancient art works. The works I imitated belong to the different historical ages of Nepal, including the rule of Malla, Shah and Rana regimes,” shared artist Singh, who found the historical works of art from different individuals and museums of Nepal and countries like India, Australia, Britain and America.

 
  Mediterranean Delicacies At Soaltee
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    KATHMANDU, April 19: If you want to enjoy a Mediterranean meal at a warm and romantic ambience, the Italian restaurant Alfresco at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Tahachal is the place for you. The eatery is offering Mediterranean food in an à la carte menu every day, starting from 7:00 PM.

The à la carte menu offers flavors from the Mediterranean regions such as Morocco, Spain, Greece, Lebanon and Italy. One will get to choose from a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, soups, main course and desserts. As the specialty of the Mediterranean dishes, the cuisines include abundance of meat, sea food, rice, pasta, grains, fresh vegetables and fruits. Plenty of olive oil and garlic used in the starters is sure to give your taste buds the right zing.

 
  The Winter Soldier Take The Lead
       Pragyan Thapa  
 
    Film review

KATHMANDU, April 18:
The Marvel World never looked this good. From crisp VFX to a cohesively structured story, The Winter Soldier combines thematic brilliance with top quality visuals. The first Captain America movie may have introduced a template super-hero, but this installment puts Captain America into a proper resilience test. Here, we get a closer picture of both Steve Rogers and his responsibilities as the dedicated super-soldier Captain America – a patriotic figure always on duty.

More than just saving the world from an evil master-mind of a villain, The Winter Soldier serves a politically contextual stand on present day issues like unethical use of surveillance technology and the much anticipated debate on government secrets and the people’s right to information. Above all the chaos, Captain America is a metaphor for the endangered humanistic virtues of honesty and brotherhood. A reason why Captain appears more approachable than rest of the Avengers is that he thinks with a naïve but a truly justifiable standpoint. He’s the old-school definition of an ideal gentleman.

 
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