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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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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Christmas Carols: The Nepali way

Christmas carols are more than Jingle Bells that most of us are familiar with. In Nepal, Christmas hymns sung during carolling are both in English and Nepali. The Christians of Nepal love to sing Nepali songs and dance to it while reaching out to the people. The Christian community all over the world celebrate December...
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10th Chitwan Elephant Festival from December 26

The Regional Hotel Association Nepal Chitwan is organizing 10th Chitwan Elephant Festival in Sauraha of Chitwan from December 26 to 30. The event will feature activities like elephant race, elephant football, elephant beauty contest, ox cart race, horse cart race and canoeing race. Similarly, the organizers will give information about daily activities of elephants to...
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