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NY Times enlists Nepali director Rauniyar among 9 new directors

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BAJURA  — The New York Times has enlisted Nepali film director Deepak Rauniyar in its ‘The 9 New Directors You Need to Watch’ list for his movie ‘White Sun’.

“Set in the wake of the Nepal civil war, White Sun, turns on a series of fraught, at times violent oppositions that emerge after the death of a village paterfamilias. It’s a seemingly ordinary event that sets off a series of minor and major dramas, as well as a touch of comedy, and which speaks to the nation’s lingering schism,” the NY Times said.

The American newspaper praises Rauniyar’s unconventional filmmaking process and pins hope on him to be the next global director.

The movie is set to be screened at New Directors/New Films on Wednesday through March 26.

“At center is the increasingly angry confrontation between the dead man’s sons: one, a former Maoist soldier who returns home for the funeral; the other, a political opposite who stayed behind. Each has his reasons, his grudges, his wounds, as well as a shared messy romantic history,” wrote critic Manohla Dargis for the NY Times.

 

 

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Ed Sheeran engaged to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn

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LONDON — British Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter announced on his Instagram page on Saturday. The proposal took place last month.

“Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well,” he told his 18 million followers on Instagram.

Sheeran is one of the best-selling artists in the world and his latest album ‘Divide’ smashed Spotify records, drawing 57 million listens on the first day of its release — nearly twice the previous highest.

Sheeran and Seaborn, who are childhood friends, have reportedly been dating since 2015.

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“It’s awesome meeting famous people. But that’s not life. That’s not reality. One day this will end,” he told The Sunday Times newspaper last year.

“And I know the one person that’s going to remain constant is Cherry.”

After several years of playing on the street and in bars, Sheeran won breakthrough international success with his 2014 love ballad ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

According to the BBC, Sheeran and Seaborn, 24, met in high school in their native UK and have been dating for about three years. She attended Duke University in North Carolina, where she also played hockey. She later helped England’s U21 team win a bronze medal at the 2012 European Championships.

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