Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
The other day I read an article about smoking, written by probably the greatest purveyor of the habit, Christopher Hitchens.
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The 16th iteration of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival begins today, December 7, at City Hall on Exhibition Road, Kathmandu. Over five days (Dec 7-Dec 11), the festival will screen 72 films—including documentaries, fiction, and animation—representing 32 countries.
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Chhakka Panja 3 celebrated 51 days of its theatrical run this week. The film has so far grossed over 190 million, according to Deepak Raj Giri, actor and one of the producers. It has also been watched by over 1.2 million people, he reported. By this account, Chhakka Panja 3 is Nepal’s highest grossing movie ever.
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Throughout the Nepali film industry’s half-a-decade history, it has never had a means to gauging just how popular a film is and how much money it is making. Although producers often tout their films as having done excessively well, raking in millions of rupees, an objective measure has always been lacking. All industry watchers had to rely on was the length of time a film was in theatres.
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Veteran Nepal bhasa poet Durga Lal Shrestha’s picture book of children’s songs is going to be released on November 25 at Patan Museum.
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Kathmandu’s theatre scene returns after the festival lull with a trifecta of new plays being staged this week. Same Time, Next Year at Kausi Theatre; Andheri Nagari Chaupat Raja at Mandala Theatre; and Shankuntala ko Aunthi at Shilpee Theatre are all going to show November 23.
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