Twelve artists paint their ethnic artsBy The Rising Nepal
Twelve fine artists painted different ethnic folk arts on their canvases at a province-level art workshop in Kathmandu. The two-day workshop organised by the Folk Art Department of Nepal Academy of Fine Arts concluded on Monday.
Kareena and Saif Ali blessed with baby boyBy The Rising Nepal
Taimur Ali Khan has just turned elder brother as Bollywood star couple Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their second baby boy on February 21. As per reports, Kareena delivered her second baby at the city's Breach Candy Hospital early on Sunday.
NIFF releases its film Lineup for 2021By The Rising Nepal
Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF), which opened its call for entries back in July 2020, received over 450 films from 52 countries despite the restrictions caused by the global pandemic. “We would like to thank all the applicants and participants for submitting their films for NIFF 2021 in the midst of the global health crisis,” said Festival chair, K.P. Pathak. Although several film projects have come to a grinding halt following the virus outbreak, Pathak expressed his enthusiasm over...
Gopi Krishna hall being demolished to build new complexBy The Rising Nepal
Building of the Gopi Krishna Cinema Hall in Chabahil, Kathmandu, is being demolished to make way for the construction of newer modern one. The hall is one of the most popular halls in the Kathmandu Valley and moviegoers and filmmakers have had a deep connection with it for a long time.
Embrace The Spirit Of DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
The first and foremost democratic change had occurred in Nepal almost nearly eight decades ago when the people had revolted against the century-long hereditary family autocracy of the Ranas during the 1950s.
People's Fight For Democratic RightsBy The Rising Nepal
Democracy in Nepal has taken a firm root. People hailing from all walks of life are extremely watchful about freedom and defending their constitutional rights, no matter what form of political crises our country goes through.
A Glorious Saga Of SacrificesBy The Rising Nepal
In the book, 'Conversation with Goethe,' Johann Peter Eckermann quotes Johanna Wolfgang von Goethe, as saying, "A great revolution is never the fault of the people, but the government."
Power Politics Plagues DemocracyBy The Rising Nepal
Fagun 7 of Nepali month of Fagun is remembered as an epoch making day in the history of Nepal. The day the nation saw the light of democracy for the first time, abolishing the 104-year-long Rana autocratic regime.
The Moment Of ReflectionBy Ritu Raj Subedi
Every nation has own course of political evolution. Most of the nations have taken similar path of political changes and economic development. Many countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa suffered from brutalities of their colonial masters.
Symbiotic and Mutually ReinforcingBy Aashish Mishra
Democracy and free press are almost synonymous with each other. One cannot exist without the other. Democratic frameworks put provisions in place that guarantee that the press can function without any fear of persecution and a free press ensures transparency, builds a well-informed citizenry and keeps the democracy healthy by providing the people with quality, untainted information. Democracy rests on debates and discussions which are, in turn, created or fostered by the press or, in a larger context,...
Is Our Democracy Pro-Poor?By Nanda Lal Tiwari
Borrowing words from US president Abraham Lincoln, democracy is often referred to a form of the government of the people, by the people for the people. The term ‘democracy’ was originated from ancient Greece word ‘demokratos’, meaning the people's rule - demos (people) and kratos (rule). After being in oblivion for over two millennia, democracy came into limelight in course of the English, French and American Revolutions in the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Democracy Empowers WomenBy The Rising Nepal
Women’s participation in crucial decision-making bodies is the key to their empowerment. Nepali women have made strides in different sectors of life over the years, elevating their status in society. Still, they are forced to compromise with their freedom in one or another form in the name of religion,
SOFAJ honours art journalistsBy The Rising Nepal
Society of Fine Art Journalists (SOFAJ-Nepal) has decorated five journalists with ‘Narayan Bahadur Singh Memorial Fine Arts Journalism Award’ and ‘SOFAJ Laxmi Maya Kumale Memorial Fine Arts Award’ at a function organised in Lalitpur on Thursday.
Hall operators still releasing old filmsBy The Rising Nepal
Film halls in Nepal have been in operation for more than a month. However, producers have not shown any enthusiasm to release their new films.
Sanu's second book, Jindagi Ka Panaharu, launchedBy The Rising Nepal
Literary critic Gyanu Adhikari reviewed the book saying that it presented a description of the life of a person with strong feelings and motivation to do something meaningful in life. The critic said the book was a good read.
Paragliding in Pokhara (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
Even though the business was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, the craze of paragliding in Pokhara has been increasing like pre-pandemic times.
Federalism Shapes New InstitutionsBy The Rising Nepal
The government headed by KP Sharma Oli has completed three years since it assumed office following the elections held for the federal parliament. The situation when it took office was not very much usual and conventional marked by a succession of governments formed one after the other in the normal and routine pattern.
Meeting Land Reforms TargetsBy The Rising Nepal
Till the end of the Rana period, absentee landlordism was a characteristic of Nepal for three reasons. First, the Rana and Shah families and their relatives and the feudal class owned a huge chunk of land. Second, the favoured high-ranking government and army officials, upon their retirement, would get land as awards while shrewd civil servants used to occupy several villages at their disposal. Third, some powerful people, and p
Nepal's Tourism Awaits Robust RevivalBy The Rising Nepal
The year 2020 remained the worst period for tourism as well as many other sectors globally. The world recorded one billion fewer international arrivals last year than in the previous year. According to the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), global tourist arrivals fell by 74 per cent in 2020 as compared to the figures of the preceding year.
Big Stride In Health SectorBy Ajita Rijal
In a bid to ensure citizen’s right to health, defined as fundamental one in the constitution, the government has initiated in the establishment of hospitals at every local level across the country. This is a big leap in the health sector that has been hit by poor infrastructure, inadequate human resources and scant budget allocation, among others.