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Do It Anyway
REPUBLICA
Royal Ghosting
Hitesh Karki
Infographics: Sleep Secrets
REPUBLICA
Thirty crazy things you did not know about sleep. A new parent will lose about 1055.6 hours of sleep in the first
year of their child’s life… that’s almost 44 days.
Editorial: Exposed
REPUBLICA
Keeping out swine flu
Like it or not, we Nepalis are obsessed with everything Indian. Many of us love to hate the Indian cricket team, the swaggering reigning World Champions now the biggest emblem of the Big Brother next door. At the other extreme we also have die-hard fans of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. Similarly, the need for a ‘new force’ in Nepal is felt as soon as AAP rises in Delhi.

 Bollywood movies sell like hot MoMos: Dhoom 3 was so successful many Nepali producers had to delay the release of their films to escape the long shadow of the Aamir Khan starrer. India is currently in the grip of a swine flu epidemic, with death toll crossing 1,000. Nepalis, invariably, were starting to feel a little jittery. So when the news emerged that Bollywood heartthrob Sonam Kapoor was down with swine flu, the potency of the latest outbreak hit home with Nepalis, with ironic images of the simpering Black beauty hugging news pages of our broadsheets. If someone with Kapoor’s cosseted existence could contract the flu, why, folks here are saying, anyone could have it! It didn’t help Nepal reported its first swine-flu death on the same day that the virus was confirmed in Kapoor.
Unfair Criticism
Bimal Gautam
CIAA’s role
On governance front, two issues are at the center of discourse for the past couple of weeks. The first is big fishes versus small fries issue and the second is about Social Practices (Reform) Act 1976 and its unprecedented implementation by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Commissioner Lokman Singh Karki.

Let’s discuss CIAA’s possible action against big fishes first. This author, with about 15 years of experience on anti-corruption reporting, believes that an investigation has to be initiated and cases should filed against big fishes if CIAA substantiates the charge sheets. However, one should not forget that substantiating cases where big fishes are allegedly involved is not as easy as expected, discussed and analyzed at public forums, tea shops, and in media and other platforms.
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