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Are beauty pageants still relevant in modern Nepal? The debate continues.

Kathmandu, April 26 -- In November last year, Miss Nepal 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada's introductory video for Miss World went viral. Shot impeccably with roving drone shots and against majestic backgrou... Read More


Meet the man behind the khattu cocktail

LALITPUR, April 22 -- The mango colada is creamy and sweet, with just a hint of its white rum base. It's expertly made, but what's unique about Abhishek Tuladhar's version is that the drink comes in a... Read More


Visitors to the Narayanhiti Museum hoping to learn history leave disappointed

Kathmandu, April 9 -- At 94 years of age, Renu Thapa is among the few people alive who remember the old Narayanhiti Palace, an English-inspired neoclassical palace that once stood where the contempora... Read More


Subhash Gauchan: At Dalle, we want to be accessible to everyone

Kathmandu, April 8 -- Since returning from Florida in the US to Kathmandu in 2000, Subhash Gauchan immediately joined his father's logistics business. But there was something missing. Gauchan had a pa... Read More


Three of Nepal's largest public libraries were badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Only one has risen from the debris.

Kathmandu, April 3 -- Inside the stately Kaiser Library, HS Wagle is sitting on a wooden bench, bent over a newspaper--one of just eight visitors. Wagle, a 50-year-old sociology lecturer at VS Niketa... Read More


Ranil Samarawickrema: When you have trust, fellowship and synergy-you can do anything

Kathmandu, April 1 -- Having lived abroad for many years, Ranil Samarawickrema returned to his hometown of Colombo, Sri Lanka after completing his education in the UK and the US. As soon as he returne... Read More


Amrit Man Tuladhar: When it comes to innovative ideas, Muncha has always been ahead

Kathmandu, March 18 -- For Nepalis studying abroad who want to send a gift to their mothers on Mother's Day, there are numerous current options. You can select from any number of e-commerce sites, and... Read More


Here are five classic Nepali songs that refuse to die

Kathmandu, March 16 -- Living in a house with three different generations-a 93-year-old grandmother, a 53-year-old father and 27-year-old me-I grew up listening to old Nepali songs. These classics are... Read More


At the Mic Drop finale, everyone made sex jokes but not everyone was laughing

Kathmandu, March 12 -- The moment Aayush Shrestha comes up to the mic, before he's even said a single word, the audience erupts in a cheer. Watching Shrestha, one of Kathmandu's most popular stand-up ... Read More


What it takes to have a wedding in style

Kathmandu, March 7 -- In Nepal, it always feels like wedding season. Barring a few short months, weddings take place all year around, as astrologers chart out a litany of auspicious dates. And Kathman... Read More