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Nominees of Madan Puraskar


The Madan Puraskar Guthi has announced seven shortlisted books for the prestigious literary award for the year 2015-2016. MadanPuraskar is the foremost literary honour presented to books published in the Nepali language every calendar year.Each year the Guthi presents the illustrious award to one outstanding book along with a cash …

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‘Bhavisyavani’ collection of poetry released


‘Bhavisyavani’, a collection of poetry was released on July 9 at the Bikalpa Art Centre Cafe, Pulchowk in Kathmandu published bythe London-based e-magazine Dreams, an online culture and art magazine that also operates from Nepal. The collection of poems comprises a total of 20 pieces of poetry that were recited …

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KtmKora cycling challenge for a good cause


The 6th edition of Kathmandu Kora is all set to roll on, July 16. The annual event that ‘mixes charity and fun’ will see riders participating from different nationalities. The event will host three challenge courses of 50km, 75km and 100km. Participants are allowed to take one out of the …

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Poudel’s cook book launched


Damodar Poudel a professional cook has come up with the second edition of his cook book ‘easy cooking’. During the launch of his book the chief guest Krishna Yogi Shrestha, secretary of central committee of UML opined that the book contained 129 menus and pertinent information related to 20 different …

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Level of corruption

The dam structure of the newly constructed Sikta Irrigation Project, considered as a project of national pride, has been collapsed even before its test operation. Understandably, the construction didn’t meet the standards and and also understandable that it has happened it’s clear that this incident is as a result of …

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Rayamajhi’s “patriotic” stance!

Energy Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi is running behind commission rather than looking after nation’;s interests. In his recent efforts, Rayamajhi has planned to reward an American company by endorsing power purchase agreement (PPA) in the US dollar. Until now, such deals in US dollar have caused a heavy loss to …

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Entries open for the 6thInt’l Folk Music Film Fest

The 6th annual International Folk Music Film Festival is scheduled to be held in November. Music Museum of Nepal who is the host of this event, have invited moviemakers from around the world to submit their entries by end of July, said a statement. This year the theme of the …

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When small is counted

Five rupees is a small amount but when it is added, it becomes a huge amount. The government has been able to collect 240 million rupees within two weeks from one customs office against the infrastructure development tax on petro-products with the aim of constructing Budhigandaki Dam Hydropower Project. It …

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The Development and Evolution of Chinese Traditional Opera

Chinese opera

Chinese traditional opera form sprouted from god-worshiping dance and song in the ancient times. By the Spring and Autumn & Warring States period, there were the so-called “You Ren” actors. Since then it underwent a long term of evolution, through Baixi of the Han dynasty, Canjunxi of the Tang dynasty, …

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