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Silkair to fly direct SIN-KTM

admin September 27th, 2007

Silkair now flies direct to mystical Nepal

From 30th October, there will be no need for stopovers because Silkair will be flying direct from Singapore to Kathmandu. Days of flight operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and the flight will be only 5 hours and 10 mins journey. From Singapore, the flight will take off at 09:10 (Singapore time) and will land in Kathmandu at 12:05 (Nepali time), similarly the same day, from Kathmandu it will fly at 13:05 (Nepali time) and reach Singapore at 20:15 (Singapore time).  So the flight is shorter and the timings are also convenient.

Voted Best Regional Airlines by TTG Asia 2006, Silkair has released the promotional HOT DEAL fares from SGD600.00++ for return trip on economy class per person for minimum two passengers travelling together. Thanks to Silkair for starting direct flights between Singapore and Nepal.

Indra Jatra

admin September 25th, 2007

Indra Jatra Festival of Kathmandu valleyIndra Jatra - September 25, 2007
It is a well known fact that Hinduism and Buddhism are the two major religions of Nepal, each having it’s own rules and rituals. However, like most festivals of Nepal, both Hindus and Buddhist unite to celebrate the festival of Indra Jatra. This festival is celebrated by both Hindus and Buddhists with great enthusiasm. It is also believed that Indra Jatra is a festival of classical dances. It is on this very day when one is able to observe numerous varieties of traditional dances. The festival is named after Lord Indra who is known as the god of rain and also as the king of heaven.

The festival of Indra Jatra continues for Continue Reading »

Prashant Tamang Crowned Indian Idol 3

admin September 24th, 2007

Indian Idol 3 - Prashant TamangArticle by: Dhruva Thapa, Berkeley California, USA
It is the passion of Idol contest a reality show all over the world and India is not exceptional in this field too.  India has also started Indian Idol contest and this year in India Idol 3 Prashant Tamang the first Nepali to ever participated in the Indian Idol contest crowned the title with record breaking vote this year, that is this year’s contest more than 7 crore vote casted by the music lovers of India and the world as a whole, The winner of the first season of Indian Idol is Abhijeet Sawant.

With the development of television and mobile phone this singing talent hunt program first time started from British Television on October 5th 2001. The show was to decide the best new young singer and it was named Pop Idol in British. Later on the Idol contest became Continue Reading »

Colorless Teej – Pratichya Dulal

admin September 14th, 2007

Teej, Haritaalika celebrationI am not a great fan of the red color festival, Teej. Neither do I find the idea of remaining hungry without a drop of water on hot humid conditions in the least interesting. The only thing I liked about this festival was the get together of the women clad in red. A rare sight as the females in our society very seldom set aside time for themselves. But this year this aspect of the festival too failed to raise my spirits as an unhappy incident occurred.

It’s the look on my great aunt’s face on the day of the fasting. She too was fasting on that day. Despite her old age Continue Reading »

Teej (Haritaalika)

admin September 13th, 2007

Teej, HaritaalikaTeej - September 14, 2007
“Teej” is the fasting festival for women. It takes place in August or early September. The festival is a three-day long celebration that combines sumptuous feasts as well as rigid fasting. Through this religious fasting, hindu women pray for marital bliss, well being of their spouse and children and purification of their own body and soul.

Traditionally, the ritual of Teej is obligatory for all Hindu married women and girls who have reached puberty. Exception is made for the ones who are ill or physically unfit. In such circumstances a priest performs the rites. According to the holy books, the Goddess Parbati fasted and prayed fervently for the great Lord Shiva to become her spouse. Touched by her devotion, Continue Reading »

Gokarna Aunsi (Fathers’ Day)

admin September 11th, 2007

Fathers' DayFathers’ Day - September 11, 2007

The Nepali religion , tradition and culture holds a lot of reverence for a father . He is considered the pillar of strength , respect and support of a family. The most auspicious day to honour one’s father is Gokarna Aunsi . It falls on the dark fortnight in August or in early September.

A day when children show their gratitude and appreciation for his guidance and teachings in life. Sons and daughters, near or far, come with presents and confictions to spend the day with their fathers. Children spend their hoarded coins on Continue Reading »