CA member Ramsheela sworn in

Ramsheela-By Bikas Rauniar

The Constituent Assembly (CA) members were sworn in amid a ceremony on Tuesday (May 27, 2008) at the Birendra International Convention Center (BICC) in Kathmandu.

Ram Sheela Thakur, 30, CA member from Raghunathpur-8 of Mahottari also sworn in at BICC. Ramsheela – a barber by profession since childhood – said that she will continue her job as a barber though she ramains CA member until next general election. She represents Nepal Communist Party (UNITED). more »

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New Year’s Eve with Deep Shrestha

by Rajesh KC

Time: 1645
Date: April 12, 2007, Thursday
Audience: Approximately 300
Program: An evening with Deep Shrestha
Venue: Rimal Theater of Gurukul more »

Snowfall in KTM after 62 years

By Rajesh KC

For the first time in around 62 years, Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday (Feb 14, 2007) experienced brief snowfall. Areas like Kirtipur, Babarmahal, Lagankhel and others saw snowfall for some minutes. It snowed for about 45 minutes, from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm at Tribhuwan International Airport. more »

A short trek to Kalinchowk

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Kalinchowk, at the height of 3700 meters, has a panoramic view of splendid mountains and the scenic beauty of nature. A six to nine (depends on the people) hours walk from the Charikot, Dolakha district; Kalinchowk bears a tremendous beauty that one must see during the lifetime. more »

Nepali Images in India

by Surendra Phuyal

Where else would you expect to meet more Nepalis than in the
right-next-door neighbor, India? Thanks to the open border and the age-old civilizational — and ecological, geographical, cultural,
ethnographical, historical and political ties —

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Indra Jatra

by Narendra Shrestha/Rajesh KC

This festival named after Lord Indra- the God of Rain and also the King of Heaven is celebrated by both the Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal in August/September. This festival lasts for eight days with singing, mask dancing and rejoicing. The chariot of Kumari “ the Living Goddess is taken through the main streets of Kathmandu with much fanfare. On the first day, the King of Nepal also pays homage to Goddess Kumari.

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Teej & Rishi Panchami

Teej is a festival special to women, married and single. Goddess Parvati went on a fast to attract Lord Shiva. In keeping with that tradition, married women fast for their husband’s long life, prosperity. The unmarried pray for the perfect husband. Dress in red and wearing ornaments, women light oil lamps and stay up all night. The festival culminates in Rishi Panchami two days later. On the eve of Teej, they cook all kinds of dishes and eat them at midnight, celebrate by singing and dancing. They are not supposed to eat on Teej day. more »

A fashion-show

Glimpse of a fashion-show event œSunsilk Fashion Week 2006 held in Kathmandu this week.

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Destination Manang

by Rajesh KC 

Manang, situated within the Annapurna area, goes from 3,000 m to over 8,000 m. Monsoon clouds are effectively blocked by the mountains and it is up to the glaciers and melted mountain snows to feed the many lakes, brooks, and rivers, and keep alive the meadows, forests, and farmlands in the area. more »

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