sameergurung http://sameergurung.com E magazine Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:47:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Nepali version of MIRA RAI released http://sameergurung.com/index.php/2017/04/06/nepali-version-of-mira-rai-released/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:47:19 +0000 http://sameergurung.com/?p=750 A documentary film based on life of Ultra Marathon Runner ‘Adventurer of the year 2017’ Mira Rai has recently been released on YouTube. This Nepali version of “Mira” tells the story of Mira’s journey in the face of adversity to compete against the world’s best mountain runners.
This 42 minutes long “Mira” also shows how a 14-year-old leaves her home to become moist army until as a young adult. She travelled the long distance to Kathmandu to try her luck.
Lloyd Belcher directorial “Mira” was filmed across Nepal, Honk Kong, Australia, Spain, Italy and France.

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Samragyee RL Shah And Salin Man Baniya’s A MERO HAJUR 2 Song Is A Visual Treat! http://sameergurung.com/index.php/2017/04/06/samragyee-rl-shah-and-salin-man-baniyas-a-mero-hajur-2-song-is-a-visual-treat/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:57:24 +0000 http://sameergurung.com/?p=742 Besides, she’s wearing so little as well. The Himalayan wind is not kind. I have to say though, the actor and actress both look stunning and it’s really nice to see that they’ve really focused on the actors clothes too. They’ve definitely gone hard with this video! I was a bit apprehensive about the dress with the mountains worn by Samragyee on first look but now I see it as a stunning piece of design which compliments the outdoors so well. Not sure if it can be pulled off somewhere in Kathmandu though.

Jeez. Samragyee is such a hotty and she’s serving LOOKS on every scene! Can’t wait to see A MERO HAJUR 2.

Actress Samragyee candidly mentioned of the challenges during the filming from trekking to such high passes to the filming conditions. I am totally unsurprised. Besides, she’s wearing so little as well. The Himalayan wind is not kind. I have to say though, the actor and actress both look stunning and it’s really nice to see that they’ve really focused on the actors clothes too. They’ve definitely gone hard with this video! I was a bit apprehensive about the dress with the mountains worn by Samragyee on first look but now I see it as a stunning piece of design which compliments the outdoors so well. Not sure if it can be pulled off somewhere in Kathmandu though.

Jeez. Samragyee is such a hotty and she’s serving LOOKS on every scene! Can’t wait to see A MERO HAJUR 2.

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Solo Woman Travel Challenge returns 2017 http://sameergurung.com/index.php/2017/04/06/solo-woman-travel-challenge-returns-2017/ Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:50:22 +0000 http://sameergurung.com/?p=739 Mar 26, 2017- After two years in which it supported 10 Nepali women in their solo travels, the Solo Woman Travel Challenge has returned for its third year seeking to provide 15 grants for independent travels in Nepal. This year, plans are also afoot for one grant that will facilitate a Nepali woman to explore Europe for a month. The challenge is a unique platform that attempts to bring forth discourses on travel, gender and risks associated with travelling alone as a woman.

“Nepali women receive less opportunities, which negatively affect life experiences, trapping them from making bold decisions and creating independent ambitions,” said Pemba Sherpa, who initiated the programme along with Jason Shah, having had experienced how empowering travelling alone can be, “So to break the trap, we felt we needed visible role models who push social conventions. That’s why, this challenge supports strong, dynamic women to defy the norm and set their own standards-through an introspective, experiential solo journey.”

This year the challenge will provide five full and 10 partial grants for independent travels in Nepal. The team will also be introducing the “soloEUROPE” initiative at the end of the year. An internet-voting based competition, applicants to the challenge create a profile, including their travel plans, online, and get upvoted by others.  Following two rounds of internet voting, winners will be announced in May.

“But more than just giving applicants the money for travel, this is a more holistic process,” added Sherpa, “Once the winners are selected they go through various workshops on budgeting, logistics support, itinerary planning, risk management, and photography.”

Previous winners have made trips to various remote destinations in Nepal including Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Khaptad. Speaking about how her solo trip to Mustang changed her, Sanju Raut, one of the winners of 2016, wrote, “My parents had made a big fuss about me travelling to Mustang alone. [But] A couple of days after getting back, still heady from my adventure, I grabbed my bag, got on a bus and headed to Manakamana, a hundred kilometres away, by myself…This time all my parents did was wish me luck.”

Applications for the challenge can be filed at www.solotravelnepal.org until April 5.

 

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