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Countdown to Tibetan New Year Gala

It’s that time of year again for Tibetans in China and around the world to celebrate Losar, the Tibetan word for “New Year.” According to the Tibetan calendar, New Year falls on March 2nd this year. A stage spectacle combining traditional singing and dancing is in rehearsal to celebrate the occasion. Song and dance run...
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EU film fest in Kathmandu to ‘Celebrate Womanhood’

Diplomatic missions and cultural institutions of the European Union (EU) based in Kathmandu and Delhi are organising a four-day ‘European Union Film Festival’ at the QFX Kumari Hall-2 at Kamal Pokhari from 20 to 23 Feb, 2014 under the theme ‘Celebrating Women’. As the theme suggests, the movies are based on the life of European...
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Early Nepalese Sculpture In Focus At Bonhams New York

Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale on March 17, part of Asia Week New York, will feature fine and early Nepalese figurative sculptures. Among the highlights is a gilt copper figure of Vajrapani, the Buddha’s protector and guide, from the early 10th century (est. $100,000-150,000). The fluid and joyous sculpture is especially notable...
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Chinese throng Pokhara for Lunar New Year

Pokhara has emerged as one of the preferred destinations for visitors from the northern neighbour to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Travel trade entrepreneurs said that hotels and lodges in the lakeside city were packed due to the increased Chinese arrivals since the beginning of January. The visitors thronged Pokhara to celebrate the Lunar New...
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3rd Delhi International Kite Festival at Dilli Haat from Friday

Delhi Tourism will be organizing its 3rd Delhi International Kite Festival at Golden Jubilee Park from 24-26 Jan, 2014. The festival will be inaugurated by minister of tourism, law, art & culture & administrative reforms Somnath Bharti on Jan 24, 2014 at 3pm. Officials said that the three-day extravaganza will create riot of colours in...
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Feature: Nepalese betting on bullfighting

The crowd has gone crazy when a bull enters the sand-covered arena running full speed before locking horns with another half-ton beast. You might think we are in Spain, but this is bullfighting right into the Himalayan foothills. Betting is illegal in Nepal, but police often turn a blind eye towards it during the annual...
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Backpackers can head this way

If exploring the unknown is you calling, then head to Yeswantpur this weekend. The travel and tourism fair (TTF), part of India’s biggest network of travel fair, is on at the Dr Prabhakar Kore Convention Centre. The three-day fest which began on Friday has representatives from 19 Indian states and nine countries. Day one at...
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Hotels offer varied options for New Year’s Eve parties

Five-star hotels in Kathmandu have been busy preparing special dinners and celebrations to help city dwellers welcome the New Year in style. Buffet dinners accompanied by live performances by popular singers and dancers along with DJs are some of the offerings that the city’s swanky hotels have lined up for party lovers. Most of the...
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Christmas today

The Christian community in Nepal is celebrating their greatest festival to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ tomorrow. Christmas Day, celebrated on December 25 every year, is a time for rejoicing and recalling Christ’s message of love‚ compassion‚ forgiveness and unity among people. Christians gather at churches to exchange greetings and offer prayers across the...
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Christmas brings Christ to Nepal

In the formerly Hindu nation of Nepal, religious tension and persecution still exist in rural areas. But Christmas is bringing interfaith celebration in the capital. Since the government made Christmas a national holiday in 2011, December has become a festive time not only for the tiny Christian minority that makes up roughly 1.4 percent of...
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