Browsing Month December, 2011

Kunti Bar – Shanker Hotel

By at December 27, 2011 | 4:09 pm | 0 Comment

Where you sip a variety of drinks in an atmosphere enriched by stout wooden beams, carved pillars, intricately carved Nepalese windows and good old-fashioned Nepalese bonhomie. The bar is located in the Shanker Hotel.

Bars , Neighborhood - Lazimpat

Neon Pub

By at December 27, 2011 | 4:05 pm | 0 Comment

Multi cuisine fusion restaurant with live band,dj party..

Bars , Neighborhood - Thamel

Splash Bar & Grill – Radisson Hotel

By at December 27, 2011 | 4:02 pm | 0 Comment

Splash is a poolside restaurant on the 5th floor terrace of the Radisson Hotel Kathmandu. It provides guests with a panoramic view of the Valley and the surrounding mountains. Snacks, lunch and dinner are served here.

Bars , Neighborhood - Lazimpat

Bugles and Tigers – Everest Hotel

By at December 27, 2011 | 3:57 pm | 0 Comment

With a name like Bugles and Tigers, expect nothing but a great time at the elegant hotel bar! Decorated to resemble a Gurkha Officer’s mess, the watering hole celebrates the gallantry and bravery of the Nepali Gurkha. On offer is an extensive range of drinks to suit your style and mood.

A popular hot spot amid hotel guests as well as locals, Bugles and Tigers is the best place to mingle with the locals and indulge oneself in tall drinks and tall tales. Located in the Everest Hotel.

Bars , Neighborhood - New Baneshwor

Galaxy Discotheque

By at December 27, 2011 | 3:51 pm | 0 Comment

Offers one of the best high-class dance clubs in Kathmandu. Located within the Everest Hotel.

Bars , Clubs , Neighborhood - New Baneshwor

Maiti Nepal

By at December 27, 2011 | 3:50 pm | 0 Comment

MAITI Nepal was born out of a crusade to protect Nepali girls and women from crimes like domestic violence, trafficking for flesh trade, child prostitution, child labor and various forms of exploitation and torture. A group of socially committed professionals like teachers, journalists and social workers together formed Maiti Nepal in 1993 to fight against all the social evils inflicted upon our female populace. Most of all, its special focus has always been on preventing trafficking for forced prostitution, rescuing flesh trade victims and rehabilitating them. This social organisation also actively works to find justice for the victimized lot of girls and women by engaging in criminal investigation and waging legal battles against the criminals. It has highlighted the trafficking issue with its strong advocacy from the local to national and international levels.

NGOs

Food First Information & Action Network (FIAN)

By at December 27, 2011 | 3:44 pm | 0 Comment

Food-first Information and Action Network (FIAN) Nepal is a member-based human rights organisation to promote and advocate for the realization of the human right to food in Nepal. It has no political or religious affiliations. In December 2008 FIAN Nepal acquired legal status as non-governmental organisation from Kathmandu District Administration Office. FIAN Nepal was recognized as National Section of FIAN International in October 2009, whose International Secretariat is in Heidelberg, Germany.

The human right to adequate food and the right to be free from hunger are the fundamental human right enshrined in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), 1966 and many other international human rights instruments.

Neighborhood – Kupondole , NGOs

Koketsu

By at December 27, 2011 | 2:09 pm | 0 Comment

If your focus is more on eating than soaking, then Koketsu is probably the best Japanese place in town. It takes a brave person to order sushi in the Himalaya but the seafood here is flown in fresh from Thailand, as are the takosu (marinated octopus), squid and roe. The focal point of the restaurant is definitely the central teppanyaki grill. It’s no coincidence that the Japanese embassy is across the road.

Food - Japanese Cuisine , Neighborhood - Lazimpat , Restaurants

Northfield Café & Jesse James Bar

By at December 27, 2011 | 2:06 pm | 0 Comment

Next door to Pilgrims, this open-air spot is the place for serious breakfast devotees (huevos rancheros included), with the option of half or full portions. The Mexican and Indian tandoori dishes (dinner only) are excellent and the sunny garden is a real plus in winter. It’s also one of the few places to offer kids’ meals.

Cafés , Neighborhood - Thamel , Restaurants

Krishnarpan Restaurant

By at December 27, 2011 | 2:03 pm | 0 Comment

One of the best places for Nepali food is the Krishnarpan Restaurant at Dwarika’s Hotel, east of the centre near the Ring Rd. The atmosphere is superb and the food gets consistent praise from diners. Bookings are advisable. If you are coming on Friday, arrive in time for the 18:00 dance show in the hotel courtyard.

Restaurants

Four Season Restaurant

By at December 27, 2011 | 2:01 pm | 0 Comment

A great location and some of the tastiest Thai and Indian food in town make this a good compromise if you fancy a chicken tikka masala but your date wants a green papaya salad. You can sit overlooking the road or on the rooftop under what looks like an aircraft hangar. One of the chefs is Thai, the other worked at the Rum Doodle for 17 years, so they know their stuff.

Food - Indian Cuisine , Food - Thai Cuisine , Neighborhood - Thamel , Restaurants

Koto Restaurant

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:47 pm | 0 Comment

Japanese Restaurant. It serves a wide range of Japanese dishes ranging from cold soba noodles and sukiyaki to fresh mackerel.

Food - Japanese Cuisine , Neighborhood – Durbar Marg , Restaurants

Newa FM

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:44 pm | 0 Comment

Newa FM is a Nepali community radio station with a 100 Watt transmitter[1] operated by the Newar Cultural Center.[2] The station is located in Kirtipur, Ward # 2. It started the transmission on May 25, 2009. Currently the station broadcasts from 7-9 AM and 2-5 PM in the Newari language.
The station uses a TX 100/S Plus transmitter made by Cte broadcast, Italy.

Mass Media , Radio Stations

Radio Sagarmatha

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:41 pm | 0 Comment

Radio Sagarmatha is the first independent community radio in entire South Asia. On air from 5 am to 11 pm every day from its studio in Lalitpur, it has evolved as a truly independent and highly credible community radio of Nepal. Radio Sagarmatha had got the license following nearly half a decade of struggle, with as many as 17 conditions which must be adhered to. The conditions included that Radio Sagarmatha cannot broadcast news and current affair programs while also refraining from taking up economic agenda. The permit was issued allowing broadcast time of two hours a day using 100 watt transmitter. Another condition was that government officials would vet the issues which would form the program.

Radio Stations

Kantipur FM

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:35 pm | 0 Comment

Kantipur FM is a Nepalese FM radio station established in October 1998 as a first private fm station in Nepal and is currently operating in the east, central and mid western development regions. But, it is most popular in eastern region of Nepal and it is most listened station in Kathmandu, capital city of Nepal. It provides its service with news and entertainment programs. It is a 24-hour airing station. From 2007 on it started a nationwide transmission with two frequencies. 96.1Mhz for the east and central regions and 101.8 for the west. It can also be listened online through http://radiokantipur.com

Mass Media , Radio Stations

Metro FM

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:31 pm | 0 Comment

Metro FM was established by Kathmandu Metropolitan City. It received operating license on March 9, 1998 from the government. After receiving the license, the station began its test transmission on September 17, 1998. Then on September 18, 1999, the station began its official transmission.

Originally, the station began its transmission on 106.7 MHz. Currently, it is operating on 94.6 MHz using 500 watts transmitter.Currently, the station is on-air from 5:30 AM till 10 PM. The station is located in Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

Mass Media , Radio Stations

Hits FM (Nepal)

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:24 pm | 0 Comment

Hits FM (Nepali:हित्स एफएम) is a popular radio station based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It is a subsidiary of Hits Nepal Pvt. Ltd., which was established in January 1996. It went on air in April 1996. It is now available 24 hours daily on 91.2 MHz. It’s philosophy, “”is to hire presenters who are “”fresh”” – thus ensuring originality and also the ability to shape the presenters in accordance to overall goals and objectives of Hits Nepal Pvt. Ltd.

Hits FM maintains weekly music chart. The most followed charts are Hits Xpress (Bollywood Songs), Megatops Chart (English Songs), and Hits Countdown (Nepali Songs)

Mass Media , Neighborhood - New Baneshwor , Radio Stations

Sagarmatha Television

By at December 27, 2011 | 1:21 pm | 0 Comment

Sagarmatha TV is Nepal’s first 24-hour news and information channel, broadcast in Nepali and English and regional languages in more than 100 countries and territories across the globe. Its estimated weekly audience reach of 8 lac cable homes across Nepal makes it the Nepali speaking audience’s television of 1st choice.

Sagarmatha TV is available in all major cities and towns of Nepal, and can be viewed on the internet too.

Sagarmatha broadcasts a diverse mix of authoritative domestic and international news, sport, weather, business, current affairs and documentary programming.

Sagarmatha TV delivers impartial, in-depth analysis of breaking news, as well as looking at the stories behind the news – not just what is happening, but why.

Mass Media , TV Stations

Pilgrims Book House & Pilgrims Publishing

By at December 27, 2011 | 11:59 am | 1 Comments

The flagship store in Kathmandu has an extraordinary selection of books. They specialise in the Himalayas and the Indian subcontinent, Eastern philosophy, travel, guidebooks, yoga and the healing arts. However, also stock everything from bestsellers to out-of-print titles, these include children’s books, books on religion, politics, women’s studies and art. For book collectors, there are over fifty thousand rare and antiquarian titles, a collection that has taken years of careful procuring!

Book stores , Neighborhood - Thamel

Aarohan Theatre Group

By at December 27, 2011 | 11:55 am | 0 Comment

Aarohan was founded in 1982 by a group of theatre workers. In Nepali, Aarohan means to climb. It also means performing space. The purpose is to create a Nepali theatre movement. They perform proscenium theatre by Nepali playwrights and adapt foreign plays to the Nepali context. They have given training throughout the country, helping communities create their own theatre groups. They also perform Forum Theatre and train marginalised and oppressed people to use theatre as a weapon to improve their lives. In 2002, they founded Gurukul, Nepal’s first school of theatre. They believe that an indigenous theatre movement is both an alternative to a globalized consumer-oriented mass-media and a tool for empowering communities and individuals rendered marginal in modern Nepal.

Cultural Performances

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