20-16 things to watch out for.

Kathmandu

Jan 11, 2016-

Here are 16 reasons 2016 is going to be an awesome year.

Kalo Pothi

It’s 2016 and that means that we are a little closer to the release of the much awaited Kalo Pothi. The Best Film Award winner in the International Critics’ Week at the Venice Film Festival will release in March and man are we excited!

Pashupati Prasad

“You can understand the entire storyline from the trailer itself— a young boy comes to the capital with a dream of paying off his parents’ loan—but there is a twist,” says writer and actor Khagendra Lamichhane. We can’t wait to find out, 21 days to go!

The global arena

We are certain to see the emergence of youth in 2016 but earlier heavyweights in global sports are exactly that for a reason. On the tennis court, keep your eyes out on the current world number ones: Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams; on the football field, there are the usual suspects: Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suárez and Robert Lewandowski; and on the cricket pitch, there’s the meteoric rise of Virat Kholi. Plus, how can we forget the speedster Usain Bolt.  

Project Jacquard

Google teams up with Levis in Project Jacquard to produce an interactive fabric that can essentially change the ball game for trending smart wearables in 2016. The scope and functionalities are unlimited and we’re still to see just what Google can achieve in the coming year.

Bent Fork

Located at Uttar Dhoka, Bent Fork is one of the new eateries to join the small list of refined joints where it’s the owner who prepares your meal. It certainly scores big on our list of places to dine out in the city. Visit for bespoke burgers and exotic non-alcoholic beverages.

Rise of young football stars

National football with a surge of young blood should see the team bringing fans plenty of joy-talks (fingers crossed). Watch out for Bimal Gharti Magar (striker), Ananta Tamang (defender) and Anjan Bista (midfielder). This year we are in the same squad of U-19 AFC championship where Nepal beat India during the finals in the 2015 edition.

Mahindra Mojo

After years in the making, Mahindra finally launched its much awaited motorcycle, Mojo, in the Indian market recently. And the 300cc beast of a machine is expected to launch in Nepal in March 2016. Get set to drool.

Doctor Strange

Even though Sherlock is not coming to us for another year, Benedict Cumberbatch won’t be far from the screens. The Brit will be joining the Marvel cinematic universe as the Sorcerer Supreme. And he’s also visiting our fair country Nepal. 

Batman vs Superman

For the first time in the history of cinema, or live-action for that matter, two of the most iconic superheroes will be sharing the same screen. From the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be a gritty, brooding epic. March cannot come soon enough. 

Himlayan Front Hotel, Sarangkot

Slated to open in January 2016, Himalayan Front Hotel will redefine luxury stay in the serene hills of Sarangkot, Pokhara. If the view of the lake city and the mountains don’t excite you, then there’s an infinity pool that has the gorgeous Annapurna range as its backdrop. 

LABIM

A new mall is set to open in Pulchowk in 2016. With the number of malls snowballing in the valley why should this one be a big deal? Because it will have the very first QFX Cinema in Lalitpur. People can now get a respite from having to commute far to enjoy a good movie. 

Awaiting new tunes

With the soothing voices of Rohit John Chettri and Prajwal Mukhiya, 1974 AD is set to launch a new album tentatively around Nepali New Year. There is a certain mystery surrounding the unnamed set but with their talents and their will to experiment, expectations are certainly high.

The Rio Olympics 

It’s uniting the world through sports and the spirit of sportsmanship. Also, the Olympics only happens once every four years, so our advice is to watch as many Olympian sports as possible.

2016 Hyundai Tucson 

Hyundai Tucson is a looker and the 2016 iteration of the Tucson SUVs is no different. But it’s not just its good looks, the SUV boasts exciting features and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2016 in the Nepali market.

U19 Cricket World Cup

Nepal will join the U19 teams of the ten Test-playing nations in 2016. This is Nepal’s seventh appearance in U19 Cricket World Cup. Meanwhile, in the senior side, Prithu Baskota is back from injury and is expected to make a comeback into the starting 11.

Reconstruction of Boudhanath

Hopefully in 2016 the reconstruction of Boudhanath and other heritage sites destroyed by the Great Earthquake will speed up. And amongst all the other problems, the completion of these projects will surely be a sigh of relief to all Nepalis.

Published: 11-01-2016 17:37

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