Stories By 'SACHITRA GURUNG'
One of the highlights of this representation is the presentation of the Chhath festival—primarily observed by the people in the lowland regions of the country—which is joyously celebrated by both Phoolchand's and Dil Bahadur’s families.
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Anushka Shrestha was crowned Miss Nepal World 2019 at the 24th iteration of the Miss Nepal pageant, organised by The Hidden Treasure on Thursday evening.
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Sadikshya Mishra was idly surfing through Instagram’s explore page when she came across a photo of American celebrity Kylie Jenner wearing a high neck crop top with a criss-cross design on the front. The photo, however, was not from Jenner’s official account—it had been repurposed by a Nepali online retail store, The Next Fashion House.
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In 2017, Prasuna Dangol went on a solo trek to Upper Dolpo, an unfamiliar region to many from Kathmandu. As a part of the Solo Women's Travel Challenge, Dangol set out to show how women could travel just as easily as men. The trip in itself was inspiring, she says, but she also managed to make a documentary out of her travels. That documentary, ‘Dolpo Diary’, has gone on to win a number of awards and has introduced Dangol as a fresh new voice in Nepali documentary filmmaking. In a conversation with Sachitra Gurung, Dangol spoke about her experiences travelling to Dolpa, her work process and how she sees the Nepali filmmaking scene.
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Ride-hailing services are are fast and reliable, which is why most people like using them. But increasingly, uncomfortable situations and incidents of harassment have tainted the experience for many women.
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Khayargoli, a karate player and vice-president of the Nepal Self-defence Association Bhaktapur, has been teaching self-defence techniques to young girls and women for over a year now. She provides training to schools, colleges and workplaces, and so far, she’s conducted her sessions in 26 districts.
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