KATHMANDU, March 7: A girl invites her boyfriend to meet her parents. In a regular situation there’s no harm coming, but if the guy happens to be a Pakistani, he has a monumental task appeasing his would be in-laws, if they happen to be Indians; we get a sure shot sticky situation – as per this movie’s title. Satirical to the core, ‘Total Siyapaa’ sets insanity, absurdity and embarrassments in motion and gives us an eccentric comedy that’s got few fresh things going on for its favor, and despite not building up to a fulfilling finale, this Indo-Pak romantic comedy is appropriately likable.
The boy, Aman, is played by Ali Zafar and the girl, Asha, is played by Yami Gautam. Aman has recently proposed to Asha and as per Asha’s fancy, they decide to pay a visit to Asha’s family. At first, Asha’s mother (Kiron Kher) is welcoming, if not delighted, to know that Aman is a Muslim, but when she’s told Aman is also a Pakistani, hospitality shifts to hostility. Add that with a war-veteran grandfather who once fought in the Indo-Pak war, a brother-in-law who turns into a hooligan if a Pakistani dares to take his parking space and we have a home made cross-border conflict.
KATHMANDU, March 7: ‘The Future of Power’ is a series of dialogues, which Nizar Juma, a leader in industrial and commercial businesses within Africa and Canada, is hosting. The dialogues are being organized across the Indian sub-continent to promote understanding of the nature of power and create awareness of the country’s spiritual heritage.
Collaborating with the Brahma Kumaris, the event was held in Kathmandu on Friday and divided into two sessions; a workshop at Hotel de L’Annapurna with an aim to promote spirituality among the leaders of different fields and a talk program later in the afternoon about the same at Nepal Academy Hall. The former Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi was the chief guest for the talk program.
KATHMANDU, March 7: To celebrate International Women’s Day, UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA and Nirbhaya Foundation are jointly organizing ‘Women in Concert,’ a free musical event on Lainchaur Grounds on Saturday (today), March 8.
Scheduled to take place from 1 pm to 5 pm, the concert is bringing on stage more than 20 female singers and musicians, including Kunti Moktan, Nalina Chitrakar, Samriddhi Rai, Ciney Gurung, Nattu Shah, Abhaya Subba, and Ani Chhoying Drolma.
KATHMANDU, March 5: Miss Nepal 2013 Ishani Shrestha has paved a strong way for future Miss Nepal titleholders in the Miss World pageant. One of the Top 10 contenders of the prestigious international pageant last year, she also brought home the esteemed ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ award for her ‘Project Smile.’
The fresh Miss Nepal candidates should be women of substance. Speaking about the future titleholder, Ishani expressed her opinion, “Miss Nepal should be a Nepali woman who can represent the country, and someone who can succeed me and bring home the crown.”
KATHMANDU, March 5: This March, The Lounge at Hyatt Regency, Boudha, is hosting ‘March Lobby Lounge Promotions’ under which the patrons will get to choose from a range of croissant sandwiches, doughnuts and muffins, while enjoying the picturesque view of the Boudhanath Stupa from the terrace of the eatery.
Croissant sandwich, with choices of four different fillings, comes for Rs 775 plus taxes. You can choose from Tuna flakes marinated with onion, coriander, tomato and lemon juice; shredded chicken, organic lettuce and mayonnaise; sauté cottage cheese, green bell pepper with mint chutney, and Greek salad with milk feta and greens.