Managing money

May 11, 2018 07:47 am

I’m a spendthrift. Girls usually are. But I’m someone who usually plans how to spend money before the actual cash even comes her way. My mother thinks this is a very bad thing and is always telling me to save and then save some more. I tell her the worst thing would be to die with money in the bank.

The common belief is that to experience enlightenment one must sit motionless and be completely still. Dance seems antithetical to enlightenment. But not many know of Charya Nritya, or Charya dance. Charya is a sacred form of Buddhist art, which, if done properly with right understanding, will lead to enlightenment, as per the Newar Buddhist tradition of Nepal.

Behind bars and beyond

May 4, 2018 13:15 pm

Mahesh Shah* was tricked by a ‘friend’ and sentenced to seven years in jail on a drug possession charge. He has served his term and is now a free man but, in his case, being free comes with its fair share of baggage. Though, now at 38, he works as a laborer and has a loving family, he confesses that his days out in the world hasn’t been much better than the time he was in jail.

An ode to their bikes

May 4, 2018 10:17 am

Bikers’ speak of the adventures, love, and friends their bikes have helped bring to their lives.

Good Reads

May 4, 2018 10:05 am

An Almond for a Parrot, Mencius and Love From Lexie

All things nice

May 4, 2018 09:42 am

Synthesis Art Exhibition organized by Tilicho Kala intends to bring together different forms of Nepali art under one platform. This art exhibition opened on May 3 (yesterday) and will continue to be on display till May 5, 2018 at Siddhartha Art Gallery.

Do you remember how you used to (and still sometimes do) rid your home of dry wastes such as plastics, bottles, old books, and stray metals pieces? There would be someone (on a bicycle, most of the times) collecting all that to take to a scrap dealer who would then recycle and reuse it. But now, as these jobs get rarer by the day, we usually have these things lying somewhere at a corner of our homes ready to be dumped whenever possible. Many even toss these wastes at various places around the city where waste has accumulated due to random dumping.

Open to adventure

May 4, 2018 09:23 am

Niusha Karki is Nepal’s first travel blogger and possibly one of Nepal’s first instagrammers too. She has been blogging about her travel escapades since 2015 and has been on Instagram since 2012. Her first memory of travelling is of when she was just two-years old and, since then, she has been travelling every year. In the recent years, she has actually been on multiple trips every year.

Master of his craft

May 4, 2018 09:23 am

Tai Chi isn’t a commonly known form of martial arts that is practiced to build confidence, stamina, and physical strength. Instead, it is one of the oldest Chinese discipline that is believed to have originated way earlier than the principles of yoga. This form of martial arts is practiced for defense training and various health benefits and it comprises of slow, mindful, meditative patterns and full-body energy that comes from standing postures and movements. Despite all that, it’s never been very popular. However, that didn’t stop Nima Syangdo Lama from taking it up. He has been learning Tai Chi for years now and currently even teaches this martial art form to those seriously interested in learning it.

The hospital squad

May 4, 2018 08:21 am

It was while waiting for my father, who was recovering from a bout of pneumonia in the hospital that the thought struck me. Here I was at 2:00 am, unable to sleep, always on edge, waiting to hear if I would be summoned by someone for this or that requirement – all while my father was not only out of danger but well on his way to recuperating. The fact that I was simply fulfilling my filial duties did not detract from the futility of all this waiting.