Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104By The Rising Nepal
Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. She was 104.
O'Farrell's 'Hamnet' wins book critics award for fictionBy The Rising Nepal
Maggie O'Farrell's "Hamnet," an imagined take on the death of Shakespeare's son from the bubonic plague, has won the National Book Critics Circle prize for fiction.
Khanal lunches cartoon bookBy The Rising Nepal
Artist and Journalist of Gorkhapatra Sasthan, Keshab Raj Khanal has launched the book titled “Nepal Ma Cartoon Hijo Ra Aaja” amid the programme held at Nepal Academy of Fine Arts on Friday in Kathmandu.
Sapkota finding inspiration from nature for fashion designingBy The Rising Nepal
Fashion is the art of creating exquisite patterns by sewing and weaving fabrics of different colours, sizes and varieties. Fashion certainly requires skills but it also depends heavily on inspiration and for aspiring fashion designer Radha Dhakal Sapkota, that inspiration comes from nature.
Jewellery designer Elsa Peretti dead at age 80By The Rising Nepal
Elsa Peretti, who went from Halston model and Studio 54 regular in the 1960s and ‘70s to one of the world’s most famous jewellery designers with timeless, fluid Tiffany & Co. collections often inspired by nature, has died. She was 80.
Kaagbeni: Arthur drops his debut music videoBy The Rising Nepal
Co-directed/ written/ performed by Arthur Gunn, the track is produced by the phenomenal Diwas Gurung, the video co-directed/ filmed by Los Mandu, featuring Ira-ala-mode as the model. The singer claims this track to be an early gift for all his fans and promises to release his full-length album on March 22. So, follow Arthur Gunn on his socials for his latest releases, news and whereabouts.
‘Fine art is the seed of every form of art’By The Rising Nepal
When asked how he felt, Hari Bansha Acharya said that he felt honoured and shared that it was the first time he was directly sitting in front of the artist to have himself painted. Even though a clay statue of him has been made earlier, the portrait was a new experience, he added.
Shree Panchami festival being observed (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
Shree Panchami or Basanta Panchami, the festival is being marked today across the nation by worshipping Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge.
Devotees throng at Salinadi River (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
On the first day of this holy month-long festival, devotees have throng Salinadi River at Sankhu, in Sankharapur Municipality, in the northeast corner of the Kathmandu Valley.
Vendors sell Chaku, molasses, yams as Maghe Sankranti approaches (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
The festival is observed by eating various meals including sweets (laddus) made out of sesame seeds, Chaku (a dish made from concentrated sugarcane juice, jaggery, ghee, and nuts), sweet potatoes, and yams.
Tradition of making puffed rice in Ghonsar getting extinct in TeraiBy The Rising Nepal
With the decline in the use of different kinds of Ghonsar, a traditional earthen pot used to make puffed rice, the availability of tasty puffed rice in the Terai region has been decreasing.
Pashupatinath Temple reopens after nine months (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
The Pashupatinath Temple which remained closed for a hiatus of nine months since the enforcement of lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic has been opened for public entrance from 6.00 am today.
Bala Chaturdashi marked in Pashupatinath Temple (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
Bala Chaturdashi, which falls on Marga Krishna Chaturdashi every year, has been marked at Pashupatinath Temple in presence of a huge crowd despite the threat of the spread of COVID-19.
Dowry system and flashy weddings continue to gain momentum in Province 2By The Rising Nepal
Although voices are being raised and various efforts are being taken to wipe out the dowry system, which is the rooted cause for violence against women in Province 2, the wedding season this year has reflected the opposite. Neither the dowry system has been eradicated, nor have the ostentatious and flashy wedding celebrations toned down.
Govardhan Puja and Mha Puja being celebrated todayBy The Rising Nepal
Govardhan Puja, Goru Puja (Ox worship) and Mha Puja (Self worship) are being worshipped throughout the country today (Sunday).
Botes looking for gold to pay off Dashain debtBy The Rising Nepal
There is an old Nepali saying, “Dashain comes and brings happiness. Dashain goes and leaves debt.” This saying has unfortunately turned out to be true for Karna Bahadur Bote of Botegaun, Vyas Municipality - 10.
Marigolds blooming in Ichangu Narayan farms as Tihar is around the corner (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
As Tihar, the second biggest festival of Nepali Hindus, is around the corner, the farmers of Ichangu Narayan have been busy plucking the marigold flowers to make garlands.
Chhaupadi still in practice in few villages of TeraiBy The Rising Nepal
The superstitious belief that keeping menstruating women inside the house would make the god angry still, alias Chhaupadi, exists in few villages of Ghodaghodi, Gauriganga, Bardagoriya and Lamkichua Municipalities among others.
Traditional wooden houses built for earthquake victims in Rasuwa (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
The Gorkha earthquake in 2015 had destructed many houses and many families were displaced in Chilime area of Rasuwa. The locals of Chilime, who were living in tents for the last five years, have now shifted from tents to their place by building beautiful wooden houses.
Historical Rani Pokhari glowing at the night (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
The construction of the historical Rani Pokhari, which lies at the heart of Kathmandu, is at the final stage. Lights have been added at the Rani Pokhari premises and making the temple glow during the night.