On sale: Nepali music awards losing worth
A few weeks ago, a singer was approached by the organisers of an award show. At first, the singer who does not want to be named felt the organisers wanted to inform him that he was being nominated for...
Jigmee Wangchuk Lepcha is known for covers, but passion for originals drives him forward
The mood at Shisha Lounge and Bar on a Friday is different. As soon as the opening band concludes its show and Air Space gets on stage, there is a roar. The roar, for the most part, is for...
7 less-known actors of Nepal’s film industry
Every year, many actors debut in films hoping they will make it out in Nepal’s movie industry. Out of 100s who come with this dream, only a few make it. Some have great debuts and stay in the industry...
Nasty is nasty, but he has Grammy dreams for Nepal’s hip-hop
Sitting at a coffee shop in Kathmandu, Abhishek Baniya, 27, is talking about winning Grammys. He is serious about it. There is a spark in his eyes and a purpose in his voice. His entourage believes in him too....
Adhishree Dhungana: A rare woman guitarist of Nepal has lots of ambitions
Dhungana is one of the few female guitarists in the scene. Further, she is more than just a guitarist. She writes, composes, and sings.
From TikTok to stardom: These people have got incredible fame in a short span
In today’s digital age, there are a lot of people like have become overnight sensations. Their lives have been changed by technology and apps like TikTok.
Trishna Gurung: Know the new coach of Voice of Nepal
The new face on the coach seat this season will be singer Trishna Gurung. She is replacing Astha Raut.
Voice of Nepal 3: Virtual auditions over, show to go on air next month
The third edition of Voice of Nepal, one of Nepal's most popular singing reality shows, has recently completed the digital audition phase.
Classical music is losing its rhythm in Nepal. And, there are some valid reasons
Many argue that they do so due to lack of demand for classical music in the market. Others argue that it is due to a lack of patience amongst the students. But, with the music being heard and played...
Saigrace: The storyteller who rose to fame by leaps and bounds looks for more insightful stories
Saigrace tells the story of a common man or woman in a simple yet captivating manner. His stories mostly focus on social issues and human values which have directly or indirectly impacted him.
Covid-19 hits Nepali actor Resh Marhatta’s ‘dream project’
Resh Marhatta, a well-known name in the Nepali film industry, has recently launched a high-budget project called 'National Treasure: the blood run' as an actor and producer.
Nepal leader hopes to make world record as first sitting minister to sing on stage
Manandhar, also the owner of a cinema hall in Kathmandu, is singing on stage on Friday in a bid to register his name as the world's first sitting minister to give a singing performance on stage.
Uniq Poet made a name for himself in Nepal’s hip-hop. Now, he wants to do more
When Utsaha Joshi aka Uniq Poet, donning an ‘Underdog’ t-shirt, came out to battle Asis Rana aka Laure at a Raw Barz event in 2013, everyone was psyched. There were about 200 people, maybe even more. This was the...
With no (new) movie and no (big) money, what do Nepali cinemas want from reopening?
Rajesh Shrestha, 44, is a fan of Bollywood films. Every Friday, Shrestha would go to movie halls and watch the latest release. Films, especially from Bollywood, were a huge part of his life. But, with movie halls shut due...
Sumi Moktan, Viju Parki win Dancing with the Stars Nepal title
Kathmandu, December 20 Actress and model Sumi Moktan and choreographer Viju Parki have won the title of the first season of the Dancing with the Stars Nepal. The grand finale of the event was held in Kathmandu on Saturday...
Kimff winner Ankit Poudel: Nepali film industry needs new wave to go global
The current model is a failure 'cause we’re just copying work done by Indians or Koreans. Everyone knows that. I’m sure I’m not the only one who wants a new wave to enter Nepali cinema.
Covid-19 hangover over in Kathmandu? Experts raise eyebrows as clubs, restaurants reopen
There is little to no social distancing in any of these places and with most of them poorly ventilated. Perhaps, that is why the governments in Europe and America have not let restaurants and clubs to open citing the...
The rise and rise of standup comedy in Nepal
The standup comedy scene in Kathmandu has come a long way since it started around late 2017. In a span of three years, there have been over 100 standup comedians who have tried their hand at it.
Namrata Shrestha crowned Miss Nepal 2020
Namrata Shrestha has won the title of Miss Nepal, also known as Miss Nepal World, for this year.
Clean feed policy causes drop in TV subscription across Nepal
Ever since the policy has been imposed on October 24, a lot of people's favourite channels like Star Plus and Start Sports have disappeared. Consequently, the number of TV watchers is on the decline.
Yugal Gurung: Why this new-age Nepali musician stands out
Yugal Gurung is different. His music is raw, his lyrics are meaningful, and his songs are a tad dreamy. With his smooth guitar skill and deep vocals, you have another great Nepali indie artist who, through his consistency, is...
Dish Home’s music show The Strings concluding its 1st season
The Strings, a retro English singing competition launched by Dish Home, will get its winner for the first season within a week.
Patan High Court tells police not to arrest VTEN
The Patan High Court has ordered the government not to arrest rapper VTEN (Samir Ghising). The court says the government does not have any genuine reason to arrest him just because of his songs.
22 shortlisted for Miss Nepal 2020
Preparations are underway for the new edition of Miss Nepal, one of the most celebrated beauty pageants in the country.