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Reconstruction of a 251-year-old hiti and falcha upsets activists

Madhyapur Thimi, Sept. 21 -- A few months ago, when Madan Sundar Shrestha, the mayor of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality, announced that Falcha Pine Hiti Dune, located in Thimi, Bhaktapur, would be rebuil... Read More


Stepping into the PUBG arena

Kathmandu, Sept. 18 -- Ugyen Lama started playing PUBG two years ago. At first, it was just a fun way to pass time with friends. But six months into playing the game, he felt he could go pro and start... Read More


Being a photojournalist in a pandemic

Kathmandu, Sept. 14 -- Everytime Skanda Gautam leaves his house for an assignment, he gets anxious. Anxious that he might contract the virus, anxious about transmitting the virus to his family members... Read More


Nepali artists collaborate with Indian record label for new album

Kathmandu, Sept. 10 -- Like most of Prasidha Yonzon's tracks, Coax stands out. Rhythmically winding, it challenges the notions of commercial electronic music production. It has breaks, it is raw, but ... Read More


The thin line between artistic homage and cultural appropriation

Kathmandu, Sept. 4 -- In May, Utsav Dev Manandhar, a computer engineering student, currently studying at Southern Illinois University in the US, started a project. He decided to create a game that wou... Read More


Authorities caught unawares of protests despite calls for allowing the Machhindranath chariot festival

Lalitpur, Sept. 4 -- Around 10 am on Thursday, around 100 people gathered near the chariot of Rato Machhindranath to protest the authorities' turning a blind eye to the festival. But soon, despite pr... Read More


One man's mission to clean Kathmandu's forsaken heritage

Bhaktapur, Aug. 31 -- On a recent hot afternoon, Yaddhab Lal Kayastha gathered with a few others at Jagati in Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur. The heat was cruel, sweat dripped down their temples but the smal... Read More


Behind fake usernames, trolls continue to target YouTubers--without consequences

Kathmandu, Aug. 27 -- When Apoorwa Kshitiz Singh uploaded a video of a standup skit he had performed live on Comedy Circle's YouTube channel, he was hopeful that it would be appreciated. His script wa... Read More


Are we witnessing a rise in new-age spiritualism in Nepal?

Kathmandu, Aug. 20 -- After Rajeev wakes up in the morning, he freshens up and heads up to his terrace with a yoga mat in hand. After meditating for around 30 minutes, he starts doing dynamic meditati... Read More


'We are open to criticism. We have to listen.'

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) was established on December 25, 2015, with the objective of rapidly reconstructing buildings damaged by the 2015 earthquakes. And sin... Read More