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Nepal’s sex symbol is Maoists’ new face

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 18, 2010

GULF TIMES, DOHA

“I will endure fire but not injustice,” she says stoutly in her Facebook account. “I will endure thirst but not abuse. I am

Rekha Thapa: New avatar

the daughter of Nepal, who will never falter.”

It is not the kind of message one would expect from a silver screen star and sex symbol.

However, it fits Nepalese actor Rekha Thapa like a glove in her current avatar – the new Maoist gal on the block.

The 20-something sensual lass from eastern Nepal, a household name for her skimpy outfits and power to generate controversies, is the new publicity weapon of the former guerrillas, hobnobbing with their top leaders to spruce up the formerly underground party’s public image.

Rekha, who shot in the limelight by doing her own stunts, picking up a fight with Bollywood bad man Shakti Kapoor and ruffling the feathers of a Hindu organisation with her backless blouse, is now on a new publicity arc after having formally joined the Maoist party. Read the rest of this entry »

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Teenager undergoes final checks for record

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2010

The Himalayan Beacon

Rekha Thapa and KhagendraNepalese teenager set to be named the world’s smallest man when he turns 18 today is undergoing final checks under

World’s shortest teen, Khagendra Thapa Magar, centre, of Nepal, talks to the media at Phewa city hospital in Pokhara, some 200km west of Kathmandu, yesterday

the close scrutiny of Guinness World Records officials.

Khagendra Thapa Magar, who stands just 25.8 inches (65.5cms) tall, celebrates his 18th birthday today when he is expected to be awarded the title in an official ceremony overseen by the world records body.

A team of adjudicators arrived this week in the picturesque Himalayan town of Pokhara in central Nepal, where they are conducting exhaustive checks on Magar’s claim to the world record. Read the rest of this entry »

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