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“La La Land” takes 5 prizes at British academy awards

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LONDON—Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday. Frothy musical “La La Land” took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama “I, Daniel Blake” and fractured-family stories “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.” In keeping with an …

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Documentary on Nepali film industry

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Journalist Rajan Ghimire, who has been reporting about Nepali cinema for more than two decades, has now come up with a documentary on the Nepali film industry (Kollywood) that traces the ups and downs of the movie industry since 2007. The 45-minute film documents the history of Nepali cine industry, …

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Bob Marley lost tapes restored after 40 years

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A cache of lost Bob Marley recordings has been discovered after lying for more than 40 years in a damp London hotel basement. The 13 reel-to-reel, analogue master tapes were discovered in cardboard box files in a run-down hotel in Kensal Rise, north-west London, the modest lodgings where Bob Marley …

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

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‘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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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