Tamu Losar celebrated in Nepal

posted on 8th of january, 2012

Tamu is another name of Gurung community of Nepal and Losar means New Year. Tamu Losar is celebration of Gurung’s New Year.Tamu Losar is celebrated on every 15 Poush of the Nepali calendar (in December/January).Gurung men wear bhangra, a white cloth shirt-like apparel tied across the chest and open like a bag at the back (for carrying things), and a kachhad, like a short sarong or kilt. Gurung women, both children and adolescents, are seen in their maroon velvet ghalek (blouses), enhanced by large gold earrings and semi-precious stone necklaces.

This year as well Gurungs from across the country celebrated Tamu Losar in Tundikhel,Kathmandu on 30th December 2011 on Friday by wearing traditional dresses and organizing...

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Posted by Bhutri on January 10, 2012
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Posted by Mariaam on January 09, 2012
Great photos! Thanks for the info.
Posted by Laurasinelle on January 08, 2012
Nice pics!

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Thinley Lundup, a star of Oscar nominated movie 'Caravan'

posted on 27th of january, 2012

Thinley Lundup is a star of Oscar nominated movie 'Caravan' also known as' Himalaya'.In 1999, "Caravan" was nominated in the best foreign film category in 72nd Oscar Academy Awards , a feat that no Nepali film has been able to repeat since.Caravan is a movie by French photographer Eric Valli.The movie captures the life of the yak caravan traders pitted against the harsh mountains, nature and their culture in Dolpo region of Nepal.Except some actors, everyone else in the film was a local, including Thinley Lhundup (who plays Thinley) from Saldang, Dolpo district.

Thinley became a celebrity in Nepal almost overnight after the release of the movie and over the world after the movie nominated for Oscars. But this celebrity status has not changed his life. He is...

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Posted by Jdanne on January 29, 2012
Impressive face! This man didn't have an easy life.

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