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April 13, 2021

The first car ever brought to Kathmandu

Legend has it that the first ever car was driven in Nepal in 1978 BS (1922 AD) when Britain’s Prince Edward (later King Edward VIII) rode across the border to hunt tigers in Kasara of Chitwan. After seeing his car, the Ranas were fascinated to own some of them. A new road was dug from […]

April 11, 2021

Lumbini: The birthplace of Gautam Buddha

Lumbini: The birthplace of Gautam Buddha is one of the holiest places of one of the world’s great religions and its remains contain important evidence about the nature of Buddhist pilgrimage centres from as early as the 3rd century BC. Lumbini is being developed with international support as the supreme pilgrimage and a symbol of World Peace. […]

April 8, 2021

Cobweb – Nepal’s First Band That Performed Heavy Metal Genre

For any band, surviving more than 20 years in the business is a big deal. But the challenges facing Cobweb’s survival have been rather more gruelling than most. Belonging from one of the financially poorest countries of the world, and have had to try to stay afloat during the country’s decade-long civil war, which ended […]

April 2, 2021

Manakamana Temple – Temple That Grants Wishes

Manakamana Temple – ‘temple that grants wishes’ is a Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati and it is situated in the village of Manakamana in Gorkha District of Nepal. According to Nepali legend, Manakamana Temple was built in the 17th century during the reign of two Kings of Gorkha, Ram Shah […]

April 1, 2021

Why is April 1 Celebrated as April Fool’s Day?

As per historians, the day started being celebrated after Pope Gregory XIII introduced the Gregorian calendar from the Julian calendar, and ruled that the new calendar would start from January 1 back in 1952. According to a popular explanation, many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not learn about it, and […]

March 30, 2021

Bharat Mohan Adhikari: The Initiator of “Aafno Gaaun Aafai Banaau”

Bharat Mohan Adhikari was a communist leader of Nepal, who is credited for introducing the popular old-age pension scheme and “build your village on your own” project (आफ्नो गाउं आफै बनाउ), as a finance minister during the first communist government in the country. He was born in 1936 at Bhawarpurna VDC in the Mahottari district […]

March 26, 2021

The History of PAUROTI, How it got its name!

The Portuguese, which came to India in the late 15th century and colonized coastal Goa for about 450 years, introduced the bread to Goa, India. In the Portuguese language, bread is called “pao”. In Goa, “Pao/ Pav” became a part of their food culture, a staple—Portuguese missionaries taught pao making process to local Goans (locals […]

March 25, 2021

Freddie Mercury : One of the most versatile & greatest singers of all time.

Born in 1946 in Zanzibar to Parsi-Indian parents, at the age of 8, Mercury’s parents sent him to a boarding school in Bombay (now Mumbai), India, where he studied piano and spent his free time with his aunt and grandparents. It was not long before the charismatic young man joined his first band, the Hectics. […]

March 24, 2021

The history of rock music in Nepal dates back to the 1970s when there were a few acts influenced by Western bands such as The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, and later Led Zeppelin, The Who, the Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden and Deep Purple. Bands in Kathmandu consisted mostly of local people from Kathmandu (a […]

March 23, 2021

Did you know? Gorkhalis ruled Nepal for 240 years, from 1768 – 2008 AD.

For 240 years, until Nepal was officially declared as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; Nepal was ruled by Gorkhalis (Rulers were from the Gorkha District of Nepal). From King Prithivi Narayan Shah to Kalu Pandey to Bhimsen Thapa to Jung Bahadur Rana to King Mahendra Shah to King Birendra Shah to King Gyanendra Shah, […]

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