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Ashma Chhetri

For the love of riding

March 16, 2018 09:05 AM

Though he got his official motorcycle license at the age of 18, Bikram Thapa says he has been riding ever since he was six years old. And after being a part of the Asia Cup of Road Racing 2014 in Motegi, Japan, he is considered Nepal’s first professional motorcycle racer to take part in an international racing tournament.

Stealing the show

March 16, 2018 08:12 AM

Pushpa Khadka, who ventured into the Nepali entertainment industry as a dancer, was first noticed for his stellar performance in ‘Dharpanchaya 2’. Now that his second release ‘Mangalam’ has hit the theaters, he feels he has finally arrived.

All the way from Mustang

March 9, 2018 12:15 PM

A bottle of Falfull will cost you just Rs 150 and you can be assured that it’s made from the choicest fruits. It’s fresh, it’s organic, and it’s made in Nepal using pressed methods from handpicked seasonal fruits from Marpha in Mustang.

Driven by the need to excel

March 9, 2018 12:12 PM

From getting into her dream school of fine arts, Cooper Union, to being featured in ‘The New York Times 30 under 30’ list, Arpana Rayamajhi has dreamt it and made it. The jewelry designer and model, who lives in the United States of America, has become an inspiration for many youths across the globe. And her jewelry designs that are a blend of modern aesthetics with a touch of tradition have been successful in increasing her fan and customer base.

Challenging stereotype

March 9, 2018 09:15 AM

Despite many women struggling to fit into the societal standards of being ‘perfect’ and a certain shape (read skinny), some women are trying to challenge this idea of ‘beauty’, forcing the society to see it for what it is and not what they think it should be.

The city on your fingertips

February 23, 2018 12:42 PM

If you constantly find yourself wondering where to go for some live music, art events, or local markets, then the app My City Pulse is just what you need to download on your smartphone.

Where riders come together

February 16, 2018 14:23 PM

Started as a casual gathering of a handful of passionate bikers, Riders Unified today serves as a recognized platform for people sharing a common interest of the thrilling sport, biking. This vibrant group, with 400 registered members, and more than a thousand trainees, seeks to promote freestyle riding in Nepal along with road safety.

Say it out loud

February 16, 2018 14:14 PM

For many of us, holidays are the ideal time to go on trips, hang out with friends, eat to our heart’s content and rest for the whole day while scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. However, this was not the case for Shiwans Shrestha, Alan Jung Thapa, Pratham Pradhan, and Kapil Bhandari. Right after their SEE examination, they found a way to make productive use of their leisure time and initiated an open stage, Astra Mic Night.

Wearable art

February 9, 2018 09:03 AM

Dikesh Prajapati, Amuda Mishra, and Watsal Rajbhandari were once discussing the importance of traditional arts and culture in Nepal over a cup of tea and that’s when they came up with the concept for Dochaa, which are basically shoes worn by inhabitants of the Himalayan region in Nepal. Authentic traditional designs on comfortable modern sneakers is now Dochaa’s modus operandi. Their products are solely handcrafted by local artisans and reflect Nepal’s culture and aesthetics.

All about arts

January 26, 2018 09:40 AM

With the help of technology, creativity, and a new take on traditional methods, Bindu, an organization for promoting art in Nepal, has stood true to its tagline ‘A space for artist’.  It has been successfully responding to the demands for a common ground for innovative art practitioners to interact and engage in art programs for the last 12 years.

The ace magician

January 26, 2018 09:37 AM

Imagine being able to tell what someone is thinking just by looking at him. Or being able to drive in a busy street in Kathmandu and reach your destination blindfolded. You might say it’s impossible but magician Sujan Mainali will prove you wrong.

Advocating children’s rights

January 19, 2018 09:16 AM

Regardless of who they are and where they live, every child has certain rights by birth.

Making it to the top

January 19, 2018 09:01 AM

In his debut movie ‘Kabaddi Kabaddi’, Buddhi Tamang managed to stand out and leave a mark despite being surrounded by a stellar star cast.

Art for change

January 12, 2018 10:02 AM

They call themselves an alternative art space and that couldn’t be truer. There was a time when art was just limited to painting and sculptures only. There was no awareness of the fact that art could transcend this boundary and even had the power to bring about change in the socio-political issues of the communities. It was to bring about change in this mindset and to make art flourish that Lasanaa Nepal was established.

Making life easy

January 12, 2018 09:54 AM

Finding the right and reliable manpower during technical breakdowns that invariably occur at our homes, hotels, or workplace can be quite a hassle. Even if we do find one, chances are neither do they bother to provide routine re-checkups nor do they guarantee good services for reasonable charges. It was because of these reasons Bimal Bastola and his friends came up with the idea of Ek Call Home Solutions.

Of Dreams and Determination

January 12, 2018 09:40 AM

After being highly appreciated for her spectacular performances in three different plays, artist Pooja Lama is now making another theatrical comeback through the play ‘Chiso Bhanjyang’. Based on the English novel ‘Atonement’, the drama reflects the journey of the characters amidst social discriminations, jealousy, anger, and love struggles. It is currently being staged at the Mandala theater in Anamnagar, Kathmandu and will run until January 14, 2018.

The harbingers of change

January 5, 2018 08:51 AM

Established students pursuing a bachelors’ degree in social work at St. Xavier’s College, ‘We’ for Change is the only non-profit organization in Nepal that is entirely run by youths. The organization aims to provide individuals of the age group 16 to 24 good opportunities for a bright future.

Practical learning

January 5, 2018 08:42 AM

Not many children these days know what farming feels like and almost no one will pursue it as a career, despite the fact that our country is largely an agricultural one and that our forefathers had heavily relied on farming as their sources of livelihood. It was to prevent this loss of identity and preserve our traditional values that the Tiger Lily Petting Farm and Museum was established.

The journey of a judoka

December 29, 2017 09:49 AM

Manita Shrestha Pradhan is the first Nepali judoka who created history in Nepali Judo by winning the Asian Judo Championship 2017. This was the first win for Nepal in 29 years. Along with that, she has also represented Nepal in more than 24 national and international judo championships so far. For a girl who is just 18, these achievement is simply the result of support from her coach and her dedication towards attaining success itself.

Crafters of change

December 29, 2017 09:27 AM

Enlightening Young Souls (EYS) was started by young high school graduates with an aim to educate and inspire children of various public schools about the true meaning and use of education in the real world.