Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
It’s an overcast evening and Bipin Karki is at a studio in Anamnagar that he has been frequenting to finalise the sound mixing for Hari, his latest film. With a disarming personality and an infectious smile, it is at times hard to believe that in three short years since his breakthrough with Pashupati Prasad, Karki has become one of the most bankable stars in the Nepali film industry. But even Karki—who exudes no aura you’d associate with filmstars—is aware that he is not the typecast of what a ‘hero’ in a film should look, or behave, like.
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The newly-opened theatre house in Pokhara, Gandharva Theatre based in Gairepatan, started its second staging on Thursday. Titled Biteka Kura, the new play is an adaptation of a short story written by the Darjeeling-based author Rup Narayan Singh; the play is conceptualised and directed by Pariwartan Karki, who is also the chairperson of Pokhara Theatre.
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A Hindu priest must compulsorily be sneaky and greedy. A man sporting long hair or dreadlocks must be inclined towards alcohol, or worse drugs. A girl wearing a short skirt must be conceited and speak with a superficial accent.
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Talk show host, model, playwright and now novelist Shivani Singh Tharu’s debut novel Kathamanduma Ek Din was launched amid a function held at Russian Culture Center in Kamalpokhari, Kathmandu, on Tuesday.
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Nine years in the making, former talk show host, model and playwright Shivani Singh Tharu’s debut novel, Kathmanduma Ek Din, is coming out this April.
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In October last year, when I came out of the theatre after watching the play Chara Haru ko Sammelan, I met a frustrated fellow theatregoer who was discussing with his peers that the play failed to live up to his expectations.
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