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  I Miss My Grandpa
       Rushali Giri  
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May 12, 2013. This date is deeply imprinted in my heart. This was the day my dearest grandpa left us. I remember very well that before he breathed his last, he was trying to tell me something but was unable to. His eyes were talking to me but he couldn’t raise his hands to give me his blessings. With eyes full of tears, I wanted to hug him tight and never wanted to let go of him. But I failed.

Eleven months before the ill-fated day, my grandfather fell ill. But none of us ever thought that he would leave us all so soon. We took him to the hospital and brought him home after a few days of treatment. He looked absolutely fine then. He regularly took medicines and I used to sit by him and talk about everything every chance I got. I used to remind him of his medicines, too.

  In Stride With Innovators
    KATHMANDU, April 18: Pavitra Gautam is a symbol of enthusiastic youths of today who work hard and always have their eye on what’s next to come. The 26-year-old CEO of Karkhana, an innovative space for learners, has been part of the company in its journey as a product designer and more recently as an educator. The organization’s repertoire of work includes building a laptop, introducing 3D printer in Nepal and encouraging young engineers to go that extra mile.

Now focused on education, Karkhana provides lessons to school going children of classes seven and eight. “We thought we could provide an added value in the education system. We chose these classes because the students are just developing their critical thinking, creative and collaborative skills. They’re learning how to communicate. With the right environment and motivation, young minds will develop many skills,” he explains.

  Celebrating The Spirit Of Youth
    KATHMANDU, April 19:ChangeFusion Nepal successfully concluded the third year of their journey in Youth Action Fund Nepal by organizing the ‘Celebrating the Spirit of Youth’ event at the Embassy Restaurant & Bar in Lazimpat on

The event, which is an initiative of Youth Action Fund Nepal, brought together 15 different youth organizations, attendees and grantees of the Youth Action Fund to participate in their individual workshops and an open bazaar where they shared their ideas and completed works for social development with one another. Post SLC and +2 students were also invited to join in on the platform to connect with these youth organizations and contribute to their goals.

  Food From The Blogosphere
       PRAMILA RAI  
    KATHMANDU, April 19: Who doesn’t love a plate of momos with steam wafting deliciously from it or a slice of fresh cake that can multiply your happiness? What about deep fried aaloo chops to go with your cup of tea? And that irresistible chicken chilli which you absolutely must take a second helping of!
Food, glorious food.

And some food lovers have taken that extra step to cook, write and photograph their creations. Here, some of them share their recipes and talk about blogging about food.

  The After-SLC Days
    KATHMANDU, April 18: For students who sat for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations in March, the burden of stressful preparation is now off their shoulders. They are currently waiting for the results which will be out in a couple of months. Now that they’re no longer school-going kids, life may have changed a lot (or a little) for them.

In this edition of chit chat, we sat down with five youngsters who took their SLC examinations this year. Here, they share how their days after SLC are going on and whether or not they feel their lives have changed after the much hyped exams.

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