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Media watch with Sahendra Shrestha
Artist on the rise: Prabin Rai
‘ No one cares about company’s problem,’ Ishwor Gurung (AMC)
Homework with Binod Dhakal
On Posters: Sujana Dhakal and Nepali T20 Cricket Team
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Uff… tough times are through. The elections are through. That was a peaceful and the most successful elections in the history of Nepal. A lot of improvements are the aftershock of the elections. Stock markets are up, gold and Indian currency is going down. This in-turn means the national currency is getting stronger. Hopes are high with the recent election. But, I think people have completed their duty. Now, it’s time for the leaders to fulfill theirs. Instead of raising issues like ‘who’s going to be the next president?’ or ‘’who’s going to be the next PM?’ the real issue should be ‘how are we going to work on with the new constitution that people have been longing for?’ Once again, the leaders are starting to fight for power rather than the mandate; people gave them with the elections. Also the fact remains; their path are not easy from here onwards. A failure to issue constitution and constitution assembly being desolved previousely; pressure is high. And its high time to get the job done. Creative Head/ Publisher Roshan Shrestha Bijay Shrestha Executive Editor Abinash Parajuli Editor Sunita Rajbhandari Graphic Design Milan Manandhar MuzBuzz Team Sailesh Neupane (IT Officer) Ram Kumar Bhandari (IT Officer) Sudeep Pokharel (Coordinator) Bikash Maharjan (Deepu) (Marketing) Ashish GC (IT Officer) Photography Kabindra Man Shakya Cover Photography Hari Neupane/IFP Special Thanks Dinesh Shrestha Contributor Bikash Shrestha Printed at Qualitech Scan & Pre Press Pvt. Ltd. Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal Distributor Kasthamandap Distribution Pvt. Ltd. Be informed !! Send us the info about your events and we’ll be there to focus it all. Let’s be connected. MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org 9849321634, 9841773909 The publisher & MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine do not accept any liability for errors and/or omission in this publication are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of the editors and publisher. While the editors do their utmost to verify the information published, they do not accept responsibility for its absolute accuracy. Muzbuzz Magazine is published monthly. Content may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written approval of MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine. Any disputes are subject to the jurisdiction of the local authority are the District court. © & ℗ MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine email@example.com
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Frustration of Unemployed Youths on International Youth Day By Suresh Mukhiya Email : email@example.com It has passed approximately one and a half year when I had come to the valley to establish myself as a writer but as an output, I am still struggling with the written samples of mine to show someone who will feel the way I have written it and reward me any status to make me serve this magical world of media so that I will be able to erase the tag of “unemployment” from me. In the beginning I used to thinks that it’s only my issue but when went through some articles I came to know that its national issue. If one should analyze the statistics then they will be mirrored with the fact that how the new generation’s youth is getting their talent; mental as well as physical effort wasted in places. According to International Labor Organization (ILO) Magazine’s April issue, 78 million youths were unemployed in 2011 globally, above the pre-crisis level of 73.5 million in 2007, but down from 80 million in 2009. The unemployment rate among youth aged 15-24 stood at 12.6 percent in 2010 which had later reached up to 12.7 percent in 2012, 2.6 times compared to the adult rate of unemployment. And also it was projected that there will be nearly 75 million unemployed youth in 2012 and 73 million young generations are estimated to be affected by unemployment in 2013. Considering such data, one can assure an increase of nearly 4 million since 2007. Youths are rarely rewarded. Also, the data suggest that two-third of the youth population are abandoned from economic development activities to engage them in some un-utilized sectors. That can only be the reason; yearly 400000 youths are migrating outside of Nepal for better opportunity. Despite working upon such issue and coming up with better alternative for their betterment, Nepal’s government is issuing visas and passports at high number in encouraging such youths because foreign employment has become the backbone of Nepal with formal remittances from the 3 million Nepali migrant workers across the globe reaching Rs 262 billion in 2010. Recently Business 360 magazine had issued an online question at their Facebook page asking, “It’s being struggling task for an organization to find the right talent with the right skills for their business”. I suggest they should survey the real situation first, it’s not the organizations who is facing problem in finding the right talent. The reality is quite the opposite. Everyone sitting at the top asks about the previous work experience ignoring the fact that if everyone start demanding past experience; who’d give the first chance? Instead of asking such question, can’t they develop a system in their organization to provide practical knowledge related to the post candidate had applied after analyzing their potential and before giving them the post? Some issue vacancy officially for deserving candidate. But it tends to be for their in-laws, after all their closed one are also the victim of ‘unemployment.’ I can say this because the same incident had happened with me a month ago when I had applied for the post of desk editor at a reputed FM station. I inquired about the criteria for applying. After waiting for a couple ofweeks, I finally called to inquire about the shortlisted candidate. Instead, I got a rude reply from them that they have already hired the candidate. If I had also fulfilled the criteria then wasn’t it their responsibility call me too for the interview. How can they choose the candidate by only viewing the bio-data? If they have asked to mention email id and contact number in the Bio-data, wasn’t it their responsibility to once notify all the candidates that they have already hired for the post. This is a mere example. And they have expected to bring revolution in youth’s unemployment. Of course they will be able to bring but it would be the scenario when each youths will finally adopt an intention that they are wasting their time in Nepal and they should move abroad.
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Jagat with Pharping Danda! Well, the new music video for the song Pharping Danda really makes us think like the singer was a Lahure. The beautifully executed music video is the key attraction of the song. Pharping Danda is a song which is composed and written by Manish Godar; needless to say sung by the lad from Pharping, Jagat Bohora. But I must say, the writer to forgot to mention Pears as the mouthwatering Naspati is the synonym to Pharping Danda.
Takme Budo’s 19 FAUNTIN song!! ‘19 FAUNTIN ma Khoplin ko tapu ma,’ this is quite a famous dialougue by Wilson Bikram Rai aka Takme Budo. And fans will be pleased to view and hear his latest song 19 FAUNTIN! Takme Budo is seen singing in the recording studio. The video has been directed by Prakash Ojha.. Wilson has appeared in several films including Saayad, Producer and Rhythm till date but his TAKME BUDO character continues to grab the interest of Nepalis all over the world.
Artists calls companies fake; Ishwor Gurung tells it what I’ve promoted many albums of artists more than the agreement period. One must apprehend the fact that while broadcasting promo of any product; a company has to pay to the media. The company has launched various albums of acclaimed singers like Nabin K Bhattarai (Kathmnadu), Yam Baral (Srijana), Yabarah Chhaulagain (Yash) and most notably; Deep Shrestha’s Yatra -2. Asian Music Centre (AMC) is the name of the company and it has further created a platform with debutants like Sunil Giri, Minu Gairey, Arpana Shrestha, Santosh Gurung, Rajan Timalsina, Sonam Sherpa and a lot more to give their album with adequate publicity by distributing and marketing their album successfully. For this edition, we’d be talking with the man behind such legacy; Mr. Ishwor Gurung and here’s what he’s to say; Greetings! What’s been up lately? Namastey. Currently, a lot of albums are piled up for their official release. AMC in the recent times has been focusing specially to pop music. Apart from that, we’ve been collaborating with modern and other genres. The scenario has changed to some extent and we have musically conscious listeners demanding in quality of songs. The CRBT downloads of the pop songs is fragile. We can say that the physical sales of CDs and DVDs are nearly zero. AMC has been focusing to collaborate with qualitative singers and we’ve been motivating them too. Maybe that’s the reason we’ve bagged Best Music Company awards in Tuborg Image Awards and Bindabasini Music Awards. We’ve provided suitable platform to the newcomers too. AMC has been focusing on qualitative pop music over the times. We deliver fast service with clean decision. Till date, we’ve provided 27 successful pop albums to the fraternity. We’ve heard that companies has looted artist. What do you have to say? Before commencing any deal, both the artist and company has to agree on certain written terms and conditions. An artist has to follow those certain terms and conditions and so should the company. If any individual or artist has been misguided or misinterpreted in any ways; the written statement of the terms and conditions acts as a legal document. One can sue a company or vice versa if such conditions prevails. An artist has to be sincere and evaluate himself wither he’s misguided or not. There’s a strategy of step wise planning for promoting, marketing and distributing any matter. Whereas AMC is concerned, I’ve done more than the agreement says. I’ve promoted their product more than double than the agreement says. An artist shouldn’t spread such news which hampers the transparency of companies. AMC has been even promoting an artist collaborating with local and regional Medias for artist’s advantage. If someone is not happy with our service, you are most welcome to come and talk with me. So why do artists blame the company? It’s ironic that despite such effort by company, artists don’t stop to spread bad name to the companies. I’ve heard it too. But, when you are investing in something; the simple logic is that one would always identify the safe side and utilize the same. There may be some illegitimate companies too. One should identify such companies and take proper action at the local authority. This way, there is much probability that artist in the future wouldn’t find themselves entangled in the vicious circles of such companies. Even the thug wouldn’t have courage to misled or misguide any individuals. One should adopt the habit of filing a complaint in the local authority. This way, the industry would be healthy and in-turn the whole industry would be benefitted with legitimate people and companies. As a person, how would you define yourself? And what do you like to do in your leisure? Well, it’s up to people how they determine me. Most of them say that I’m straight forward and down-to-earth. I maintain transparency during the period of business. You asked that companies are looting artist but the scenario is quite opposite. I’ve promoted many albums of artists more than the agreement period. One must apprehend the fact that while broadcasting promo of any product; a company has to pay to the media. Who’d take into consideration about such fact? But, despite contract, AMC as a company take it as a responsibility and invest in artist in such matter where an artist is genuine one. Otherwise, why would one invest on someone else without any benefit? Lastly…… I’d want to wish Happy New Year 2014 in advance to every one of the fraternity. Keep the industry living and in healthy spirit. Support and respect the deserving artist. Last but not the least; I’d like to thank MuzBuzz for the opportunity.
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Now seen as performing in the song ‘Marchuki Kya Ho’ from the movie Mokshya, singer cum composer Binod Dhakal is coming to the music industry with much intensity. Learning and comprehending music from his hometown Dhading, Dhakal is not just a singer but have earned numerous portfolios. He’s a lyricist, sessional rapper, music video director, model, actor and a former member of the band Om Namah Shivaya led by the pop king Om Bikram Bista. Here’s an exclusive interview with the artist and this is what he has to say; Greetings! What’s up lately? I’ve been pretty much tied up with the schedule of my second album Homework. I have been collaborating with various reputed singers, directors and actors. Recently, I did a song for the movie called Mokshya. The song was titled Marchuki Kya Ho. The same song has been getting a warm welcome. With this, I’m preparing to have a noticeable comeback in the industry. Tell us about Homework. I came into the mainstream in the year 2063 with my debut album titled Download. Homework is my second album. The album consists of 7 songs of various genres of rock and reggae. The album has been marketed and distributed by Sylph Films P. Ltd. Songs like Baajeyle Guitar, Baalai Bhayena, Sexy Nana and Marchuki Kya ho are the most promising ones. The entire songs of the album has been composed, written and sung by me. I arranged a song while the remaining are arranged by Gopal Rasailey, Dinesh Shrestha, Shyam Maharjan and Pramod Pariyaar. How about the music videos? Well, Marchuki Kya Ho is the music video from the movie Mokshya. Another song Yesarita Hunnani is directed by Sonam Pakhrin. The music video for the song Baajeyle Guitar is under consideration. The song itself is a challenging reggae number I experimented with. Tell us how you got into music. I was into poem writing from my early childhood. Back then I used to listen to pop music. I was in a hostel where I started singing and playing guitar. We used to perform in various welcome and farewell functions. My friends used to appreciate me much and kept on encouraging me. This is how I got into music. Later, when I realized I have composed enough songs money was key problem to launch an album. My dad was against my musical career. I studied in science stream and he always wanted me to be a doctor. Later, when my father realized my passion in music, he started supporting me. I started my musical career singing rap in the extremely hit number ‘Ukalima Hajur’ with the very famous Ramchandra Kafley. Lastly, any ending notes? I still regret that I couldn’t earn much in this career. However, the satisfaction I get from doing music has always been divine. Had there been no music in my life, I’d have been an individual behind shadows people would barely know. So, what I want to say is that one should choose a career in which S/he is comfortable with. Lastly, I’d like to thank MuzBuzz for this opportunity.
Leonardo DiCaprio Donates $3 Million To Boost Nepal’s Tiger Population
Industry mourns as Shiva Regmi expired! One of the senior directors of Nepali film industry, Shiva Regmi has died of kidney failure on the morning of December 9, 2013 at the age of 49. Director Regmi had been suffering for long from kidney problems and was undergoing regular treatment for past nine months While Regmi’s younger brother, Saroj had decided to donate his kidney, the transplantation couldn’t take place as Shiva Regmi caught pneumonia during the treatment process. Sources confirm his death at 5.45 at Vayodha Hospital, where he was brought for treatment few days ago. Regmi, born in 1965, started his early career from theatre and debuted as a director with his own script, Afanta in 1999. He has total of 19 movies to his credit as director and writer, out of which Afno Manchhe (2001), Sukha Dukha (2002), Duniya (2005), Maanis (2006), Kaha Bhetiyela (2008) and Hasi Deu Ek Phera (2009) were his success which won him several awards. His latest movies Mann Le Mann Lai Chhunchha and Parai are still awaiting release this year. Several actors, film industrialists and relatives who went to express their condolences to his departed soul and the bereaved family. The General Secretary of Film Producers Association of Nepal, Keshab Bhattarai said that the death of director Regmi has left an unbearable loss to Nepali film industry. May the deceased soul find eternal peace in the kingdom of heaven.
Not only is Leonardo DiCaprio one of the biggest names in Hollywood but he’s also a board member of World Wildlife Fund (WWF). His very own The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has donated $3 Million (£1.85 Million) to WWF, the donated fund is expected to help increase the number of tigers in Nepal. The Great Gatsby actor first joined WWF in 2010 to launch the global campaign ‘Save Tigers Now’. As a WWF member, DiCaprio visited Nepal in 2010 where he inaugurated an Alternative Energy Model Village in Bardia, Western Nepal. The donation made by the actor will be put towards anti-poaching activities, protecting and restoring the natural habitat for the wild tigers of Nepal. “His foundation is all about delivering real results for conservation on the ground and empowering local communities; nowhere is that more evident than in Nepal,” said Carter Roberts, president of the WWF.
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Koshish: Recently I did a music video from Mokshya Production. The lyrics and composition are my own and I’ve tried to do something different with the song lyrically. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. The album’s title is Sarap (curse) and the song itself is cursing. The song curses the unfaithful and betraying individual. The music video is thriller and one can see Benisha Hamal, me and my friend Lucky Acharya. Direction and post-production is a courtecy by Mokshya Production. The album is a courtesy by Asian Music and Ishwor Gurung is supporting me in every good ways possible. Also, the movie Mokshya is on verge of completion. All the post-production aspects are completed and the movie would be released within a span of 3 months. I’ll be coming with some handful of music videos too.
Sahendra Shrestha One of the standing pillar of the modern day music’s sceanario, Sahendra Shrestha is a name widely popular in the media industry. From the establishment of Nepal Television in the year 2043 and till now, his work in the field of music and entertainment is one of the most notable acts in the history of development of music, music video, pop and rock songs genre. May it be the music video of classic rock song Preet ko Nasha or a dozen of today’s hit song, his contribution has always been an outstanding outcome to artists, medias and the viewers. For this edition, we’re trying to go through the legacy he’s lived in his career and some of his own perspective of the industry. Here’s what he has to say; Greetings and welcome back once again. What is the important aspect of modern day media? Thank you very much; it’s always been a pleasure. Well, artists and media are indispensible part of the industry. Media provides both popularity and publicity to an artist. The fact still remains that there are some extremely talented artists and some poor ones too. The good ones sustain and the others would get filtered. I don’t see any problem in the industry. The key responsibility of a media is to filter the less qualitative product and promote the promising ones. This is implemented to all singers, director, cameramen, editors etc. We heard about Image Music Channel some while ago. What’s been up lately? Well, in terms of money and today’s market, it seemed impossible for the meantime. We have license of another Metro TV as well that was telecasted with blue logo for the valley. A year back, we were in a state of playing music and musical programs in Metro TV. That was my thought. The management wanted to do a sports channel. Later when the costing and budgeting was done, we came to a conclusion that we cannot run the television even with both the sports and music being united at the same channel. Series of discussion are the recent progress. But the rigid market makes it a poor strategy for the time being. Specially, the main prickly thorn is load shedding. Our sponsors say, ‘who’d watch your advertisement when half of the nation is pitching black.’ Most people blame load shedding as a major issue. Is it that making load shedding a tool, you’re trying to hide your own flaws? You see, what I can assure is that there are no flaws when production is concerned. The main thing is finance for an enterprise like ours to run smoothly. Had it been a mere fantasy of running a television channel, what I can assure is that almost all of the television stations would have shut down by now. The main thing is business. You are among the leading tower of the music industry. Today there’s complaining the industry is forsaken. Tell us about the growth then and now. Well, if I actually have to evaluate the scenario then and now I feel proud that we’ve started the trend of promoting music and entertainment. Today there are someone who knows what they have to do and the other who don’t know anything at all. You can get a camera for merely sixty thousand rupees. Every house has a computer. If they have some basic knowledge of editing tools, they simply become video directors. Some passionate have given fair output whilst others are ruining it completely. Good ones are utilizing technology while other is manipulating it. There are some rules of editing. Which frame comes to which or which frame shouldn’t be synced with which one. The unprofessional don’t bother about the rules and go haywire. It’s rather fun to them. Where is the entertainment business heading in the recent times? You cannot tell that this particular portion of industry has risen or sunken. Music is taking its height whereas it was fluctuating over the years. Fashion is in grooming state. Various promising movies has been luring the audience. But the fact remains; entertainment business cannot exactly stand firmly say that this sector of its business is on its hype. It’s like they say, ‘the train geared up but failed in the acceleration.’ Ten years down the line, if and only if the nation runs with a stable government, the music and movies industry would definitely shape up and would be a world stage. That’s for sure. You are among the best music video directors here. How about movies? I’m not interested in movies. Had I wanted to do movies, I’d have done it a long time ago. I don’t have any interest in movies and acting. I even got a role of a police officer in some movies by Yubaraj Lama. But ran away. It’s simply not my cup of tea. It was almost 10-12 years back. I don’t want to do movies but I’d this passion of watching the first-day-first-show and this would ultimately guide me up where I’m today. I used to reach India to watch the movies. What do you want to do before you retire? I always wanted to do an unplugged show like MTV Unplugged. The talks were at their final phase. But as you know the costing or the budgeting for such shows is tentatively high that we couldn’t afford. This has always been a dream project. (6:4o) I also wish to have a 24 hour nonstop music channel. The only thing is to find the patch about to sustain the channel. That is quite an issue for the meantime. Lastly, would you like to say something that has always stuck inside of you? Well, people call us successful media person. But on the contrary, even we’re having hard times in sustaining in the industry. But the fact is that the youngsters who are and would be coming in this arena can sustain. At least, we’ve made some sort of environment to them. I feel proud to say that the field in which I spent the most time of my life has come to this stage. MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine
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MixBuzz Be Part of Toronto Nepali Film Festival 2014 Toronto Nepali Film Festival would be kicking on 22nd of March 2014. This is an annual film festival which screens films made in or on Nepal is on its fifth year and is now accepting entries for 2014. All submitted films will go through a selection process by the three member jury consisting of Haema Sivanesan, Paul Lee and Deepak Rauniyar.
Biswo Raj Wins Nepal’s First Gay Beauty Pageant
For the first time ever, Nepal witnessed a gay beauty pagent. Biswo Raj Adhikari bagged the coveted title of Mr. Handsome Nepal 2013 on 2nd of November. Adhikari is currently a student of sociology. Anup Shrestha and Rahul Shrestha were the 1st and 2nd Runner-up respectively. Key personalities including director Bhusan Dahal and former Miss Nepal Malvika Subba made it to the event in Kathmandu’s Rastriya Naachghar. Speaking with Republica newspaper, director Bhusan Dahal shared that the event is a striking sign of how far attitudes have changed, and the confidence of the gay participants has been increasing in recent days. Malvika Subba shared two updates via her Facebook page to over 275,000 people saying “Judging Gay Mens pageant , a first in South Asia happening in Nach Ghar, Kathmandu Nepal at the moment. Mr Handsome Nepal 2013. Full support for gay rights and movement”.
Skydiving in Pokhara For Nrs 35,000! Thrill-seekers will be glad to know that a tandem skydive will only cost NRs 35,000 (for Nepali nationals) in Pokhara. The dives run on a fixed schedule once a year every November. If you are experienced enough to do the dive by yourself then a solo dive will cost $150 USD. Everest Skydive in partnership with private domestic airline company Tara Air, launched skydiving in Pokhara in 2010. The jumps and landings take place at the Pame Danda drop zone, West of Fewa Lake in Pokhara. From paragliding, ziplining, ultra-light aircraft to skydive, Pokhara is definitely the hub for all things thrilling!
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Oshima Banu (Co-Owner, Managing Director at @ House of Fashion) I have received a lot of requests for lyrics of this song (Zindagiko Khel). I decided to post a lyrics video instead so you can sing along. Its an easy song for you to practice along. Enoy !!!........ Don’t forget to SHARE
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Kasto chiso....jado ma geet gungunauda pani shastriya geet gayeko jasto hudo rahechha.. swar kaapera..gai hernus ta..Hv a cup of hot coffee in the morning n a bowl of soup in evening.. will keep you fresh n warmed. Gudmorning..hv a sunny day
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Please please invite me to eat Newari dishes jati khana sakchu khanchu, Natra ghar lagera 5-6 din lagayeara Khanchu. But please don’t invite me to play candy crush or khoi k k bhanxha. It’s embracing me. Toit.... Don’t do that!!
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Kingdon of Mustang
Explorers such as Professor David Snellgrove and the Italian scholar Guiseppi Tucci and Michel Peissel visited Mustang in the 1950’s and it has largely been their tales of a Tibetan-like arid region locked off from the outside world that has fuelled interest in the area. Recognizing the special nature of this old, tiny kingdom, the Nepalese have imposed a surcharge for anyone wishing to trek past Kagbeni, the border of Upper Mustang. With legal trekking groups only being allowed in for the first time in March 1992, you would be part of a small privileged minority to visit this remote outpost of Nepal. Mustang is the old kingdom of Lo. Actually the capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, but the real Tibetan style district lies north of Kagbeni and is usually referred to as Upper Mustang. The real capital, Lo Manthang, where the present king lives, is a fantastic square-walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. Mustang has an average elevation of 13,200ft and is located to the north of the mountain giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and is therefore north of the main Himalayan range and geographically is part of the highlands of Tibet. It is a vast high arid valley, characterized by eroded canyons, colorful stratified rock formations and has a barren, desert-like appearance. One of the most fascinating features of Mustang is literally thousands of cliff dwellings, some of which look completely inaccessible. The most recent theory is that they may date 8 – 10,000 BC when Mustang was a much greener land. Naturally, most of the history is now a matter of legend rather than recorded fact, but it seems clear that Lo was once part of Ngari, part of Tibet and a rather loose collection of feudal domains. It was incorporated into the Tibetan Empire under the most famous of the Tibetan kings, Songtsengampo. It was an important means of crossing the Himalaya from Tibet to Nepal, and many of the old salt caravans passed through Mustang. By the 14 Century much of Ngari became part of the Malla empire, whose capital was Sinja in western Nepal. Really, it became an independent kingdom in its own right, under the rule of Ame Pal, the founder king of Lo in 1380. The present royal family can trace its history 25 generations back to Ame Pal, and the city of Lo Manthang, which we will visit, was the centre of their power.dscn7755 In more recent times in the 1960’s, Mustang became the centre for Tibetan guerrilla fighters who carried out small operations against the occupying Chinese. They were assisted by the CIA and the Tibetan Khampas were secretly trained in America. With Nixon’s visit to China in the 1970’s, the CIA’s support was withdrawn and the Nepalese managed to disband these resistance fighters.
Artist on the Rise: Prabin Rai Singer Prabin Rai arrived to the music industry with his debut album titled Pride;Nepali Hu Ma. The album contains 6 songs and a bonus track. Apart from that, he wrote and composed the entire album except for the song Hridaya Mero which is composed and written by Nakul U.U Karki. The key attraction of the album Pride; Nepali Hu Ma is the song Nepali Hu Ma, a patriotic rock song. The singer has proved the title of the album worth it with such a meaningful song. The album further includes rock, folk rock, pop and club mix numbers. The albu has been recorded at various studios like Do Re Me, Purple Studio, and Opus 9 Studio. Currently, Mr. Rai is busy planning for his music video and selecting songs. Hailing from Chatara, Bayar Ban, Sunsari; he’s all set to start his unending musical expedition until he reaches his milestone.
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Creating History – Nepal qualifies for ICC World T20 2014
D I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh. I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies And I’m not proud of my address, in the torn up town No post code envy
Nepali cricket team qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup after beating Hong Kong win in Abu Dhabi on 27th November. The World T20 2014 will be the very first major cricket tournament for the Nepali cricket team. The euphoric atmosphere has completely took over social media and also resulted to Nepal’s acting PM Khil Raj Regmi congratulating the cricket team for their win and their journey to the World Twenty20. Nepal stood 3rd on the overall ranking beating UAE with another fine performance by Sarad Veshwakar until the last over. Captain of the Nepali cricket team Paras Khadka shared “This is the biggest historical victory for Nepal and we are ready to compete against rest of the teams further”. Don’t forget to watch the video below to hear the rest of what he had to say. The government celebrated this huge achievement with a cash prize of 1m rupees to each member of the national team. All eyes were filled with tears. ‘The vision of our coach Pubudu Dasanayake and our seamless effort finally made it.’
Rising With Nationalism By POLKA STUDIO
D But every song’s like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin’ in the bathroom Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room, C G We don’t care, we’re driving cadillacs in our dreams. D But everybody’s like cristal, maybach, diamonds on your time piece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. C G We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair. [[ D And we’ll never be royals.. It don’t run in our blood, C G That kind of lux just ain’t for us. We crave a different kind of buzz. D Let me be your ruler, you can call me queen bee C G And baby I’ll rule I’ll rule I’ll rule I’ll rule. Let me live that fantasy.]] * D My friends and I we’ve cracked the code. We count our dollars on the train to the party. And everyone who knows us knows that we’re fine with this, We didn’t come from money. D But every song’s like gold teeth, grey goose, trippin’ in the bathroom Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room, C G We don’t care, we’re driving cadillacs in our dreams. D But everybody’s like cristal, maybach, diamonds on your time piece. Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash. C G We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair. Repeat *
Check out the new short clip by Polka Studio on YouTube, it’s very promising. The group is slowly but surely becoming popular for their short animated videos regarding social, political and various other issues and events in or on Nepal. Rising With Nationalism could not have come at a better time!
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D Oooh ooooh ohhh C G We’re bigger than we ever dreamed, and I’m in love with being queen. D C Oooooh ooooh ohhhhh life is game without a care G We aren’t caught up in your love affair. Repeat *
Happening Things Roshan Baluwa (singer) & Kaleidoscope Music Academy Presents Music & Dance program, 2013
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Sex O’ Pachar
I don’t get wet during sex!!! By Petra Boynton
‘I don’t get wet enough during sex. Is there anything I can do about it? It is stopping me enjoying sex and I feel like a failure.’ When you say you don’t get ‘wet enough’ what does that mean? Are you less wet at certain times of the month? Dryer now than in the past? Do you get wet when but not with a partner? Or feel turned on but still not lubricated? Is your worry based on something you’ve been told, or physical signs you’ve noticed? You might want to keep a diary noting when you have felt wet to establish what is normal for you. Is it a medical problem? We’re used to cultural messages that present wetness as a sign of sexual desire (and desirability), interest and being ‘properly’ prepared for sex. Framing vaginal dryness as a concerning clinical condition. Medicalised messages remind us if we’re not wet we are abnormal, dysfunctional or deficient. These ideas are reinforced by what we see in porn, and in commercialized discussions of sex in magazines and self-help manuals. Why am I dry? There are many reasons why women may not feel as wet as they would like. Some, but not all, are related to sex. Emotional issues such as grief, some mental health problems, exhaustion and stress can reduce arousal and/ or add to vaginal dryness. Dryness is also common following birth trauma, during breastfeeding, or for some women during the menopause. Trans women can also experience dryness. Some women who have spinal cord injury (SCI) or other disabilities may not lubricate as much as they want. Health visitors, breastfeeding counselors and support groups can be good places to seek reassurance. Although it is worth noting not all women with these experiences have vaginal dryness, and not all support services/ groups are comfortable or able to talk about this topic. Unsurprisingly it’s common be dry if you feel anxious about sex or have body image worries. Being unsure what excites you, or feeling unable to articulate your desires can be a barrier. As can a partner who does not turn you on. Condoms can make dryness worse as can inadequate times or privacy to enjoy intimacy, or continuing with sex that is uncomfortable or painful. A past history of abuse, or current abusive relationship can also contribute to dryness. Ways to get wet Having identified potential causes of dryness you might also want to find ways to increase pleasure that might make you wetter. These could include masturbation, creating and exploring fantasies, a partner going down on you, finding time to enjoy pleasure etc. It is worth noting that while all these things might increase sexual pleasure and satisfaction they won’t necessarily make you lots wetter. This is not unusual and in such cases if you’re feeling turned on but still dry you can also try lubricants. Some women and their partners are very excited by the feel and look of saliva as a lubricant. Some lubricants can damage condoms. Petra Boynton is a social psychologist and sex researcher working in International Health Care at University College London.
What Causes Dark Armpits?
Ask most women what some of their body hang-ups are and chance are you will get this answer: “I hate how my underarms look dark and discolored.” This is something very common with darker-skin women due to the higher melanin concentration in our skin. Mela-what? Melanin refers to the natural pigments found in our skin that when triggered causes skin to become darker as a way of protection. The basic causes are:
1. Hormonal changes
Periodically, your body goes through hormonal changes, like when you get pregnant. This causes your body to increase the production of melanin, leading to blotchiness, uneven skin tone, and skin darkening on the upper lip, nose and yes, your underarms as well. Sometimes the discoloration goes away.
2. Excessive rubbing
The skin on your underarms is constantly rubbing against something. When this happens, it results in hyperkeratosis, which is the thickening of the skin that’s mean to provide protective against irritation. With hyperkeratosis comes hyperpigmentation, also known as discoloration. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can prevent this due to anatomy of your underarms. But you can minimize the friction. Avoid wearing rough clothing that can aggravate your underarm skin.
Microorganisms thrive on the dark and sweaty conditions of your underarms. They break down the sweat, resulting in body odor. It causes a more serious problem erythrasma. This refers to a chronic infection in the deeper layers of your underarm skin, which then leads to the formation of rough, discolored skin that is red in the first place but slowly changes to brown.
Know how your guy’s stubble looks dark and rough by the evening? Well, the same is happening to your underarm skin if shaving is your preferred method for hair removal. Underarm hair that has been shaved tends to be darker and coarser. This is visible even underneath the surface of your skin, causing the area to have a shadow and unevenness.
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Live Buzz Sylph Films to launch a new reality show; TnT
Sylph Films P. Ltd is all set to launch a new reality show titled TNT. TNT simply means Text and Test which is a singing based reality show. One can text a message and get a date for the preliminary audition. The program would be telecasted from various national and regional television stations throughout the world. ‘The program seeks to find genuine singers from various parts of the nation and would be a career building platform for the genuine singers,’ said Madhusudan Neuhrey of Sylph. TNT would be broadcasted in 26 episodes. The winner would be decided on the basis of quality, showmanship and performance of the singers by reputed judges. The winner would be awarded with a trophy and a contract of an album with a music video and full promotion.
Mokshya in theatre this February 7th Based on on true events and story; Mokshya the movie would be hitting the theatres around the nation on 7th of February. Produced by Sunil Manandhar and directed by Prabin Shrestha, the movie would be witness Koshish Chhetri and Benisha Hamal on lead roles. Mokshya is claimed to be a musical movie. Music and songs are the backbone of the movie. Navakranti Band, Sanjeev Singh, Dhilung Rai, Prabin Rai and Tsujil Karmacharya have worked on their musical skills in the movie.
Movie Reviews Movie review: Devil’s Due (2014) After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.
Movie review: Devil’s Pass A group of university students investigate the real-life “Dyatlov Pass Incident” in Renny Harlin’s found-footage horror film. It’s distressing to find director Renny Harlin, who displayed such an excellent grasp of big-budget action filmmaking in hits like Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger and Deep Blue Sea, wading into the tired found-footage horror film format in his latest effort. Inspired by the true-life “Dyatlov Pass Incident” (the film’s original title) that took place in Russia’s Ural Mountains in 1959, Devil’s Pass squanders its provocative premise with its formulaic style and uninspired execution.
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Paul Walker no more
Before Paul’s life was tragically taken from him after a car accident on Nov. 30, he was scheduled to shoot key scenes for the next installment in the ‘Fast and the Furious’ series. Now, sources tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the studio — and the cast — isn’t sure of how they’ll move forward. Paul Walker Was Set To Film Crucial “Fast & Furious 7” Scenes Before Death. A source already confirmed to HollywoodLife.com exclusively that the makers of Fast & Furious 7 had already decided to go forward with the movie’s production in the wake of Paul Walker‘s tragic death on Nov. 30, as a way to honor him. But since Paul was set to film key scenes just days after when the accident occurred, according to TMZ, the production is now at a standstill.
Lady Gaga Recruits Elton John, RuPaul for Muppets Thanksgiving Special “Touch me in the dark / Put your hands all over my body parts,” Lady Gaga demanded in the family special that earned the post-”Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” slot on ABC this year. But there’s getting felt up, and then there’s feeling up actual felt, which brings us to her costars, the Muppets. Alas, there was little suggestion of a love triangle between Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and Miss Gaga, interspecies love apparently being a taboo too far for the usually daring pop provocateur. If the 90 seemingly endless minutes of “Lady Gaga and the Muppets Holiday Spectacular” had a predecessor, it might be the long-suppressed “Star Wars Christmas Special,” though nothing here was so outrageously wrong (or right) that people will still be bootlegging this one in 35 years’ time. At least there was a familiar “why is this happening?” question hovering over the star-crossed proceedings, albeit without the benefit of any guest stars as seriously wacky as that one’s to show up and redeem the incongruousness. We knew Bea Arthur -- we were friends with Bea Arthur -- and RuPaul, you’re no Bea Arthur.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Baby #2 Kardashian Kanye West Want Another Baby Big Family. Kim is so in love with being a mom that she’s ready to add to the family — and Kayne West couldn’t be happier with her decision! HollywoodLife.com has all the EXCLUSIVE details on Kim’s plans to have another baby! It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian, 32, and Kanye West, 36, are enjoying parenthood. But are they enjoying it so much that they’re eager give their daughter, North West, a sibling? Read on for all the EXCLUSIVE details!
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Bob Dylan Sued by Croats for Alleged ‘Racism’ Bob Dylan was a prominent supporter of the U.S. civil rights movement, but that isn’t stopping a Croatian group from suing him for “racism.” According to Business Insider, a Croatian community association based in France is suing the rock icon over comments he made in a cover story in Rolling Stone. In the interview, printed last year, Dylan is asked about parallels between the 1860s and present-day America, responding that the U.S. is “too fucked up about color. It’s a distraction. People at each other’s throats just because they are of a different color. It’s the height of insanity, and it will hold any nation back -- or any neighborhood back. Or any anything back. Blacks know that some whites didn’t want to give up slavery -- that if they had their way, they would still be under the yoke, and they can’t pretend they don’t know that. If you got a slave master or Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that.
Legend from the pack, Natikaji: Amritlal Shrestha!
More than 3 score years ago the Nepali music industry was a near abyss, devoid of the most integral character, its own individuality. From 1950 (2007 BS), this flaw was in the course of elimination when Nati Kaji was introduced to the music scene. He was one of the few pioneers of this field who, with their folk-based contemporary music, crafted a musical revolution by urging the people to repudiate the then popular Hindi music and enjoy their own design. “Aajai ra raati k dekhe sapana mai marigayeko…” It’s songs like these that captured the hearts of the numerous listeners and launched Nati Kaji to the peak on which he is today. He has been rightfully credited for immortal numbers like ‘yo Nepali shir uchali’, which have the evoked the entire nation, songs like ‘sapana bhulai saara’, which demonstrate the angst of a broken heart, and then there are songs such as ‘timilai hasera bida matra diyisakethen’, which exhibit the despair of separation. Other eminent numbers are ‘fulako thunga’, ‘hridaya bhari ko mero’, ‘yesto pani hudoraichha’, ‘para laijau fulaharu’, ‘rani talau kinara’, etc. Natikaji was a nickname given to Amrit Lal Shrestha by his grandparents, but this nickname is the one he is known by throughout the country. He was born in 1925 (1982 BS) at Pulchowk, Lalitpur. He lost his mother at the age of 5 and his father at the age of 10 and so fate had him raised by his grandparents at Gujeshwori where his grandfather was the temple priest. The environment in which one grows up has a massive role to play in what one becomes in life. Similarly, Nati Kaji commenced his musical venture at the fragile age of 7 when he started playing the harmonium at the Gujeshwori Bhajan Mandali. His professional music career, however, initiated when he joined Radio Nepal in 1950 (2007 BS). This was where he laid the foundation for modern music in Nepal through his eternal numbers like ‘Pahada Basi’, ‘Euta tara danda wari’, ‘Fulai fula fulana dharti’, etc. He is now well-known as a singer, lyricist and above all, a musician. During the 40 years of his service in Radio Nepal, he composed over 2000 songs of varied genres: patriotic songs, love songs, bhajans and so on. He is also credited for the music of over 15 operas such as Pijada ko Suga, Kunjani, Prithvi Narayan Shah ka Char Pakchhya, etc. Hundreds of his compositions are yet not recorded in Radio Nepal. This shows the substantial magnitude of his creations. He might also be the one such composer who gave music to songs of the highest number of singers and lyricists of older and younger generations alike. As an accolade to his contributions, he has been bestowed with hundreds of awards, which include Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Pratham, Indra Rajya Laxmi Pragya Puraskar, Chinnalata Geet Puraskar and Bhupal Sangeet Puraskaramong many others. “Euta tara jharda pani aakash singai ritto lagchha...”At the descent of a star, the whole sky seems vacant... indeed the very aftermath ensued the demise of the legendary musician Nati Kaji Shrestha in 2003 (2060 BS), as if the contemporary Nepali music had lost its foundation, abandoning it in an adhering reverie. That event had left merely memories, which would not resolve anything unless fortified and elicited to serve as the proxy radiance in the darkness of the night sky. As a consequence of assembling those sheer memoirs together, a guild was formed, the ‘Nati Kaji Memorial Society’, encompassing a number of prominent musicians, litterateurs and singers, who, through their genuine efforts, have kept alive the flamboyance of the prodigy till date. In a chaste effort to revivify the perpetual music composed by Nati Kaji Shrestha, the society has been conducting felicitation programs and concerts every year, each time assembling a group of artists old and new who, in their own way, exhibit popular songs composed by the Nati Kaji. It has also been granting awards to legendary and promising artists involved in the Nepali folk, classical and modern music sector in Nepal. Other feats of the society include the Rs. 5 stamp with Nati Kaji, a website in his name and a junction named after him. This association is relentlessly striving to keep his memory alive, the memory of a maestro... MuzBuzz Monthly Magazine
Cross Words #9 Across
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ARIES: Try to turn around things. Ensure that they does not leave to them. Do not be too prompt to give your opinion. Try to listen to the others attentively. The possibilities of voyages will be favorable in terms of connections moneymaking. Do not let the others limit you to say how you feel on the family questions. Your lucky events of this month will take place Monday. TAURUS: Perhaps it’s time to seek the means you can improve your health. Professional secrecy can only lead to circumstances devastators. Speak with your second on one about holidays and to discuss waiting’s your relation. Difficulties may prevail with your second of leading to insulation. Your lucky events of this month will take place Thursday. GEMINI: You will be emotional on the questions of money. You should take part in activities which can be exerted by the two young people and old man. You can receive recognition for the work which you made. Your lucky events of this month will take place one Saturday.
CANCER: Try not to spend time with your colleagues if you want to avoid problems later. You to benefit, do something musical for entertainment. You are being more emotional than usual. Your second will do everything to make you things which you do not want to make. Your lucky events of this month will take place Wednesday. LEO: You must make more things than you like. You are better to channel your energy in the work world. Try to reduce your practices, or you could be in an embarrassing financial position. Your lucky events of this month will take place one Friday. VIRGO: Emotionally, December is not so well. You could experiment of the unusual circumstances and to meet eccentric people. You ensure that you have all the relevant facts before taking measures. You will find it easy to learn and to excel. Your lucky events of this month will take place one Friday.
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Dec 22 - Jan 19
Jan 20 - Feb 18
Feb 19-March 20
LIBRA: Make sure you take time for friends or parents, you do not see often. Be careful during exploitation of a vehicle or any type of machines or equipment. Do not hesitate to express your opinion when they have relative questions to work. Your social competence with people is more than simple but useful. Your lucky events of this month will take place Thursday. SCORPIO: Take your second out and let them pay the invoice. You were too in vain for a friend who wanted benefit from you. Make attentive move for your time or your money immediately. Bring changes which will improve your appearance. Your lucky events of this month will take place one Friday. SAGITTARIUS: Close in relations are annoyed as they feel limited. Be careful if a friend asks you for councils. Information that you profit can be used in all the negative aspects of your life. Children demanding could cost much more than you can really allow yourselves. Your lucky events of this month will take place Monday. CAPRICORN: Your words will be taken except context if you are of avoidance with colleagues or employers. You will be mixed in a kind of triangle. You should consider a healthy food. The social activity should be with your day order. Your lucky events of this month will take place one Tuesday. AQUARIUS: Try to stay limited within your own company. Stand back and relax. You are better to avoid litigations. Ultimately, don’t try to exercise people and their capacity. A little privacy in work-field could keep you off the trouble. Your lucky events of this month will take place it. PISCES: Supervise your tendency to live for the day and to pass too much from entertainment and the children, it could recall you. Try to make projects which will bring you to exotic destinations. Seek the means of better health by improving your dietary habits in daily life. Be honest in your communication and not to lose its coolness if somebody supports you in a corner. Your lucky events of this month will take place Sunday.
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Congratulations to the Nepali Cricket Team for making it to the T20 World Cup