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Celebrating the Festival of Yenyā in Kathmandu

Taking place in Kathmandu in September each year, with the dates determined by the lunar calendar, the religious festival of Yenyā is Kathmandu's largest religious street festival and incorporates colorful and vibrant celebrations, including the rituals of Indra Jātrā and Kumāri Jātrā. Taking place over a full week, Yenyā offers an opportunity for visitors to Kathmandu to experience ancient traditions and rituals first-hand.

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Everest Ultra – Nepal's High Altitude Extreme Marathon

Set to take place on March 30, 2013, the Everest Ultra is a non-stop marathon race between Gorak Shep and Lukla in Nepal. Put together by Jan Turner and Ramesh Bhattachan, the Everest Ultra first took place on April 10, 2010, with fifteen runners participating. The challenging 65 km course covers a range of terrain on trekking paths, including ice, rock and glacial moraines, trekking paths, crossing hanging bridges, river beds and rural farmland and winding its way through forests, starting at a height of around 18,000 feet at Gorak Shep, dropping down to 8,497 feet and climbing back to 9,380 feet before finishing at Lukla, in what many extreme marathon enthusiasts would agree is one of the most spectacular races on the planet.

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Nepali Rock Band 1974 AD

Formed in Kathmandu in 1994, the Nepali rock bank 1974 AD has experimented with a variety of music genres and gathered a loyal following of fans in the process. Nepali folk songs, ragas, funk, rock, blues and jazz are among the genres 1974 AD have experimented with while making their way to being counted among the most successful recording artists in the country. Performed in the Nepali language, the group's lyrics focus on themes of nationalism, patriotism, unity, love and Nepali values.

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Get a Bird’s-Eye View of Kathmandu from Dharahara

Standing at a height of 61.88 meters and containing 213 steps, Dharahara is located at the center of the Sundhara historical district of Kathmandu. It was built in 1832 as ordered by Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari, to stand alongside Bimsen Tower, built in 1832 as a military lookout post by the Prime Minister of Nepal at the time, Bhimsen Thapa, who was Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari's uncle.

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NFEC: Promoting Literacy in Nepal

Established in 1999, the Non-formal Education Center (NFEC) operates under the direction of Nepal's Ministry of Education as a central level agency to promote literacy and non-formal education in the country. A new literacy campaign was recently launched by the NFEC with the goal of ensuring that all Nepal's citizens will have the opportunity to become literate by the end of 2015. A household survey carried out by the NFEC in 2010 revealed that more than 5.1 million Nepalis were illiterate, of which more than 3.4 million were women. Literacy programs in 2010 and 2011 addressed this problem to an extent, but it is estimated that currently more than 3.7 million people are still awaiting the opportunity to learn to read and write.

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Nepali Filmmaker and TV Personality Bhusan Dahal

Credited with setting the standard for Nepali music videos over the years and an influential filmmaker, Bhusan Dahal discovered his career path quite by chance when a friend invited him to work at Nepal Television (NTV), leading him to discover that he had a talent for filmmaking and it was something he enjoyed doing. Among the Nepali singers he has directed videos for are Ramkrishna Dhakal, Rajesh Payal Rai, Om Bikram Bista, Nima Rumba, Yogeswor Amatya, Nhyoo Bajracharya and Nepali rock band 1974 AD.

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A Brief History of Limbuwan

Historically consisting of ten Limbu Kingdoms in the Himalaya, Limbuwan once covered the area of modern day Panchthar, Taplejung, Ilam, Terhathum, Jhapa, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha, Sunsari and Morang in Nepal. The name Limbuwan means the 'land of the Limbus', referring to the Limbu people who once lived in this picturesque region west of Kanchenjunga Mountain and the Mechi River, and east of the Koshi and Arun Rivers. Limbu people, also referred to as Yakthung, belong to the Kirati nation, some of whom are resident in neighboring Bhutan, Tibet and Sikkim, with an estimated 700,000 living in Nepal.

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Multi-Talented Malvika Subba

Born in Bansbari, Kathmandu, on 19 July 1981, Malvika Subba is a Nepalese celebrity with many talents. She is an actress, television host, beauty queen, model and entrepreneur, and is an activist for positive social change, speaking out as an Ambassador against Human Trafficking and raising awareness with regard to HIV/AIDS. Malvika Subba has appeared in a number of films and dramas, including the critically acclaimed God Lives in the Himalayas, as well as Hamri Shiwani and Good Bye Kathmandu. Since being crowned as Miss Nepal in 2002 at the age of 21, Malvika Subba has been appearing on Kantipur Television as the host of the show Call Kantipur.read more..





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