New ‘Nepali’ traditions

Festivals more normally found in Western countries such as Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Christmas are now celebrated widely across Kathmandu. What are new traditions in Kathmandu were once new traditions in the West also | PHOTO: Calm

Jackie Taylor

Planning an uproar in the placid lake valley

A band with nu-metal origins, “Born In Silence” was formed in 2011 when the Pokhara underground scene had already started to fade

Sunny Mahat

(Banned) porn more popular than news

Instead of improving law and order and giving better sex education, the easiest and most impractical solution was chosen. xHamster, a popular porn site, sent us a graph that shows the number of Nepali visitors increasing

Akriti Manandhar

‘Vulnerable’ classrooms

I allow my students to see the imperfect human their teacher is but someone with years of education and work experience who is willing to share his learning. The teacher needs to ensure that whatever is said in the classroom is not used out of context...

Sanjeev Dahal

Quick questions with Saroj Adhikari

Founder and dancer with The Cartoonz Crew


Modern-age mindfulness

While some still view meditation as a drab exercise done only for holy pursuit, many are turning to it as a way to enhance mindfulness, reduce stress or to hone their ability to concentrate deeply | Photo by Mor Shani on Unsplash

Aashutosh Guragain

Tourists shun historic fort due to water shortage

Although the government has invested in infrastructure to attract more tourists to the historical destination, lack of water has affected their stay in the area | PHOTO: Locals of Udayapur waiting for their turn to draw water from a communal tap ( Bharat...

Bharat Khadka

Trikaal: A fusion of classical and modern

Their music seemed to permeate the air and bring the spirit of the Kathmandu Valley to life. But they then disappeared from the scene around 2013. Trikaal blends Nepali and world music into a fusion of unique compositions | PHOTO: Mahendra Khadka

Jackie Taylor

Urmila’s world: children with cerebral palsy

The society is struggling to meet its expenses and may have to shut down if it continues to fail to secure a steady income source | PHOTO: Robin Neupane

Kriti Adhikari

Atop the world as a ‘complete’ vegan

After two failed attempts in 2014 and 2015, he finally reached the top of Everest for the first time in May 2016 in a down suit. But he felt guilty using a down suit and mittens with leather palms. It was then that he decided that he would thenceforth...

Akriti Manandhar

The disappearing photo studios of Kathmandu

Good cameras were expensive, costing anywhere between Rs 50,000-Rs 100,000—a big amount at the time. Even though the rich people of Kathmandu owned cameras, they would still summon professional photographers to their homes to take photos, says Siddhi...

Akriti Manandhar

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