My home and I, and your roads

March 30, 2018 07:04 am

My home and I, and your roads Day by day, I become smaller

The chariot men

March 30, 2018 06:51 am

Back when he was 12, Ratna Maharjan remembers smugly looking down the Seto Machindranath chariot’s nine-storey tower structure, hoping against hope that somebody down below had caught him in the act and was admiring his courage.

The art of coffee making

March 23, 2018 11:37 am

Most coffee lovers, no matter where they go, tend to seek out the best coffee shops to start their day. Coffee, for them, is not just a drink but an integral part of their lives. Likewise, for Manoz Shahi, training director at The Baristas Coffee School in Bagbazar, Kathmandu, the idea of getting free coffee everyday lured him into taking barista training and eventually working at a coffee shop.

May 30 is not only her birthday for 25-year-old, Dongaala, she shares she looks forward to it because it’s the time of the year she knows she will be on the road. Regardless of work or obligations, she has been making sure that is the case for the past three years now and her intention to continue the tradition is strong this year too.

Good Reads

March 23, 2018 10:01 am

The One Thing by Gary Keller, Find Your Why and Do We Not Bleed?

Not so big fish in a big pond

March 23, 2018 09:53 am

Krishna Prasad Sigdel’s book reads like a primer on Nepal’s foreign policy and international affairs. It also deals with the country’s political, social and economic situation and environmental issues, sometimes going into considerable detail. As the author states in the preface, the book is an effort to give the reader a proper idea of Nepal’s place in the South Asian region and in the world.  It comes at a time when, as the author rightly observes, the center of gravity in world affairs seems to be shifting back toward Asia after several centuries of Western predominance.

Anne McGuinness is a Tibetan-American who grew up in Kathmandu. When McGuinsess was younger, the only place where she could play sports was at her school. Although she was extremely interested in games, there were very little opportunities for her to play elsewhere.

Musical wonder

March 23, 2018 09:34 am

Give a two-year-old a pair of drumsticks and you can be sure he won’t do anything more than create incessant noise with it. What you would never expect him to do is play the drums with it. But ten-year-old Utprem Jojiju has been performing in live stages since he was two, and that makes him the youngest professional drummer in Nepal so far. The talented kid shyly admits that he doesn’t remember what drove him to play the drums for the first time. He just remembers enjoying it.

Fun with fashion

March 23, 2018 09:31 am

Rhea Pradhan was looking for something to do in her free time post SLC and that’s when fashion blogging caught her fancy and she entered the blogging scene. This was back in 2011, and terms like digital influencers and vloggers were not a thing – even blogging was a relatively new scene. Pradhan happened to stumble upon Le Happy blog by Luanna Perez-Garreaud and, inspired by her individuality and how well Perez-Garreaud expressed herself through her style in her blogs, Pradhan wanted to do something similar and jumped on the blogging bandwagon.

Caffeine caution

March 23, 2018 09:30 am

All over the world, March sees various women-related movements but not many know that this month is also the Caffeine Awareness Month. If you are someone who likes to start their day with a mug of steaming coffee, then the Caffeine Awareness Month is a great time to get the low down on exactly how much caffeine you are consuming in a day and if that is having any harmful effects on your body.