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‘La La Land’ continues dance to Oscars with DGA win

‘La La Land’ has captured another major Hollywood trophy as Damien Chazelle took home the top honour at the 69th annual Directors Guild of America Awards. Chazelle, who helmed the dazzling LA-set musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named best feature film director at the star-studded ceremony, which …

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Anjali Lama, First Nepali transgender at Lakme Fashion Week

Anjali Lama, a Nepali who will become the first transgender model to walk the runway at an Indian fashion show hopes to inspire other victims of gender identity discrimination across conservative South Asia. Anjali was born a man in rural Nepal. she was ostracized by members of her own family …

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Himalaya Roadies “Rising Through Hell”

The Nepali edition of the popular Indian reality TV show MTV Roadies—titled Himalaya Roadies—was launched amid a function at Kathmandu. The show which will begin its audition in five cities around the country from March will go on air on Himalaya Television from June. MTV Roadies, which has proven to …

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Nepathya’s “Sirfula Siraima” released

After releasing 2 tracks—Koshi ko Pani and Rama Rama—from the 10th Album on YouTube, Nepathya have now released their third single “Sirfula Siraima” in leading digital music stores. The radio release of the song was earlier done through select radio stations. Sirfula is a lyrical travelogue which portrays the essence …

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Nepali short film ‘Dadyaa’ wins at Sundance for Cinematography

Nepali short film Dadyaa-The Woodpeckers of Rotha has won the Special Jury Award for Cinematography at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the USA. Directed and written jointly by Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet, Dadyaa tells the story of an elderly couple who are haunted …

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Journalist Sharma’s ‘Chhal’ released

By Our Reporter Senior journalist Durganath Sharma’s book “Chhal” has been released amidst a function here. “Chhal” is a recollection of Sharma’s experience in print as well as electronic media. Sharma spent four decades in active journalism. He entered in the field of journalism as a reporter in the Gorkhapatra, …

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‘Bhagye le Bachekaharu’ wins at RIFF 2017

The documentary ‘Bhagyele Bachekaharu: Nepal Earthquake Heroes, Survivors and Miracles’, directed by Ganesh Pandey, has won the Best International Director Award at the third Rajasthan International Film Festival (RIFF), which concluded on Wednesday night. Somendra Harsh, director of the film fest, hailed director Pandey for his courageous act to film …

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White Sun wins New Voices award at 28th PSIFF

Nepali feature film White Sun (Seto Surya) has won the New Voices/ New Visions Award at 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), which was announced on January 14 at Hilton Palm Springs Hotel, California. White Sun beat nine other films to win the Voices/New Visions Award, one of …

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Seven female writers and poet honoured

Prashit Academy Nepal has honoured a total of seven female writers and poets for their contribution to the Nepali society through literature amid a function held in Butwal. Among the recipient of the awards are Butwal’s Amrita Anmol, Kathmandu’s Leela Luintel, Biratnagar’s Ganga Subedi, Jhapa’s Subhadra Bhattarai, Baglung’s Shantu Shrestha …

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