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Let food find you in Kathmandu

April 9, 2018 09:08 AM

There was a time when you had no option than to physically go to your favorite restaurant to have your favorite food. Often, one had to travel from one place to another in heavy Kathmandu traffic to find the food they wanted. But nowadays, things have become much easier due to the advent of technology. You just need a computer or a smart phone with internet access, and food comes to your doorsteps. There are a number of entrepreneurs that are working tirelessly to satisfy your culinary needs. For those who cannot prepare food themselves or are so busy at work, these entrepreneurs have provided online platforms for ordering food. Thanks to them, you can just click or press a button and pay on delivery when the food comes to your place. Here, we have featured the services of three online food portals of Kathmandu.

‘Coffee 2 Go Nepal’ brings mobile coffee stall in Kathmandu

April 2, 2018 09:54 AM

KATHMANDU, April 2: So far, when you wanted to take a coffee-break, you needed to visit coffee shops and sometimes travel miles searching for a coffee stall. Butnow you do not have to leave the comfort of your place for coffee. Instead, coffee stall visits your place.

How do celebs celebrate April Fools’ Day

April 1, 2018 12:29 PM

Every year, the 1st of April is celebrated as April fools’ day across the globe. It is usually observed by playing some practical jokes on friends or people at a comfortable degree of friendship. The practice of observing April fool is not new in the Nepali society. Celebrating April fool could be a way to rejuvenate your mind from the hectic schedules of life.

Trailer of ‘Kohalpur Express’ launched

March 29, 2018 09:53 AM

KATHMANDU, March 29: Trailer of comedy film ‘Kohalpur Express’ was launched amid a special program organized on the premises of Rising Mall, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

From acting to producing: Transformation of female actors

March 27, 2018 09:55 AM

Traditionally, there is lower involvement of women in the film industry, especially in senior positions such as directors or producers. But some of the Nepali actresses have grown to become producers. Across the globe, many female actors have turned into prominent producer such as Sandra Bullock, Priyanka Chopra, Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore, Anuska Sharma, and Elizabeth Banks. This is slowly coming into the Nepali film industry as well, and many female actors have grown to not just be limited to the screen.

Public on pollution woes in Kathmandu

March 17, 2018 10:48 AM

Presence of any foreign element in air that is harmful or poisonous for health is taken as air pollution. Air pollution has become one of the major issues of Kathmandu Valley.

K-Town celebs unveil their bucket list

March 13, 2018 09:10 AM

Everyone has a bucket list. But if you don’t have one, you might wonder why you would even need one. Well, first because a bucket list is a set of things that you’d want to do before you die and hence would give you an overview of what you really want in life. And most importantly, although for a brief period of time, it helps you retire from the humdrums of a mundane life. Basically, those who look forward to having a fun future make a bucket list so that it is easy when the time comes.

Break taboos to reinstate rape victims

March 8, 2018 08:44 AM

Rape is a heinous crime. Every year, hundreds of incidents of sexual violence like rape are recorded all over Nepal. According to the data of Nepal Police, five rape cases are filed everyday in average across the country. As many as 1,644 cases of rape were filed in last fiscal year. In the first month of this fiscal, alone, 193 rape cases were filed across the country. This proves that females of our society are highly unsafe.

Who let the dogs, cows and oxen out?

February 26, 2018 13:00 PM

The Earth is a common home for all living creatures, but some people do not think this way and abuse lesser beings. According to the data of Animal Nepal, there are around 22,000 stray dogs inside the Kathmandu Valley, but the question is, where do they come from? These animals came through different means. While some of them are preexisting community dogs, the others were abandoned by their owners as they became old, aggressive, or handicapped.

‘Male Nude’ illustrates feminine sides of men

February 15, 2018 09:57 AM

The ‘Male Nude’ art exhibition kicked off on the premises of MCube Gallery, Lalitpur on Friday. The exhibition features works of artists Kapil Mani Dixit and Roshan Miahra, and is curated by Manish Lal Shrestha. This six-day event is showcasing 17 different paintings by the two artists. Out of 17 paintings, six are made by Kapil Mani Dixit and remaining eleven are made by Roshan Mishra.

Whadda Fish brings Elsa’s magic to life

February 8, 2018 08:38 AM

Whadda Fish Designs is an illustration-based company of two friends, Elsa Thapa and Kishor Maharjan. Elsa was interested in designs since her childhood, so she started her career in t-shirt designing since 2014. But it was only in February, 2016 that she created a Facebook account to post her designs as a personal project.

Stars and their pets

February 5, 2018 09:41 AM

Even if you are not an avid pet lover, it certainly feels wonderful to spend some time with a fluffy and furry creature if you are in distress. Moreover, it is also amazing to see your favorite celebrity with their adorable pets.

Celebs’ winter getaway destinations

February 1, 2018 12:05 PM

It’s February, the temperature is still cold, and it is the perfect time to get out of your house and head to some place that has a warm sunny atmosphere. Bumpy rides, ever rising air pollution, and embarrassing traffic congestion are common parts of our daily lives in Kathmandu. So, it is certainly rejuvenating to spend some time at a beautiful place without having to get involved in a hectic schedule.

Nepali comfort foods for winter

January 18, 2018 10:59 AM

Hot, spicy, creamy and tangy foods are always welcoming in cold weather. They not only fill your tummy but also give you the much needed warmth in this chilling temperature. Though Kathmandu is a city developed from ancient Newari civilization, being the capital and a hot pot for people from different regions across the country has made the food culture here quite interesting.

Urban rooftop farms as new city culture

January 3, 2018 11:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Do you feel that the price of vegetables is increasing by the day? If so then rooftop farming can be the best solution for your problem. Rooftop farming could be the best available option, considering you have some open space, for greenery and some organic vegetables.

Art Council hosts ‘Amulya Thopa’

December 21, 2017 08:26 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: An exhibition by sculptor Shyam Krishna Shrestha ‘Amulya Thopa’ kicked off on December 15 at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal.

Suffering from crippling anxiety? Talk about it

December 20, 2017 07:52 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Mental illness is a biological phenomenon that affects a person’s thinking, behavior, mood, eating habit and sleeping habit, among others. Examples of mental illness include anxiety, depression and psychosis. Many of us feel anxious at different situations like during exams, gatherings and job interviews, but if this anxiousness starts bothering us or affecting our daily habits, then we need to consult a doctor because it could be an anxiety disorder.

Seven Spices hosts ‘Aa Aafnai Bazaar’

December 17, 2017 10:41 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Artist Samjhana Rajbhandari in collaboration with retired program manager of USAID, Sabita Shrestha, is hosting ‘Aa Aafnai Bazaar’ at the Seven Spices Restaurant in Kantipath from December 15 to 17.  The three-day event aims at providing a platform for communication to different business persons.

Disability does not mean inability

December 4, 2017 08:04 AM

Notable writer Jhamak Ghimire, who was born with cerebral palsy, won the most prestigious prize of Nepali literature, Madan Puraskar, in 2010 for her autobiography ‘Jeevan Kanda Ki Phool’. She has been an inspiration to many, while her life story is a tight slap to those who think differently-abled people do not possess the capability to survive in this dog-eat-dog world.

‘Disability inclusive development essential for resilient society’

December 4, 2017 07:56 AM

The annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of the society and development, and to increase awareness on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life, according to the United Nations (UN).