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How to sleep better in uneasy times

Kathmandu, June 3 -- A few days into the lockdown, Abhilasha Gurung, 35, who lives in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, started having trouble sleeping. Most nights, she found herself wide awake even after an h... Read More


How fitness centres are responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Kathmandu, May 25 -- For the past 12 years, Pitbull Gym, in Chuchepati, has opened at 5:30 in the morning. One of the first to reach the gym is Kishor, the gym's owner/chief instructor. By 10 am, whic... Read More


Covid-19 threatens the very survival of restaurants

Kathmandu, May 15 -- In January 2018, 47-year-old Sonam Lama pooled in all her savings of Rs 700,000 and added that to a loan of Rs 150,000 to buy a restaurant on sale in Boudha. For Lama, the investm... Read More


Not everyone is happy with people feeding stray dogs

Kathmandu, May 11 -- For the past six months, Pramila Rai has been feeding nearly a dozen stray dogs in her neighbourhood in Swayambhu, Kathmandu. And when the government announced the lockdown, more ... Read More


Empty trails and deserted villages: the pandemic brings the mountain economy to a standstill

Kathmandu, May 8 -- Every year between March and May, Biswas Gurung, a trekking guide and tourism entrepreneur from Ghandruk, would hardly get time for anything else apart from work. During these thr... Read More


Yugal Gurung releases new album and donates proceeds for relief

Kathmandu, April 28 -- In April 2018, Yugal Gurung, a UK-based Nepali musician, uploaded his first single 'Timi', a dreamy, laidback track on YouTube. Gurung then launched an EP, 'Afno Sansar', later ... Read More


Virtual tours: Travelling in the time of Covid-19

Kathmandu, April 24 -- For centuries, humans have relied on storytelling as a powerful medium to understand the world around them and to impart knowledge, social norms and philosophies. How effectivel... Read More


Alan Arnette: It will not surprise me if climbing does not resume until spring

Kathmandu, April 21 -- When Alan Arnette trekked to Everest Base Camp in 1997 and saw Everest for the first time, it marked the beginning of his love affair with the mountains and Nepal. In 2002, he r... Read More


Bikram Giri: Restaurants have two options--to close or inject enough funds to keep afloat

Kathmandu, April 8 -- Bikram Giri, chef and general manager of Manny's Eatery & Tapas Bar in Jawalakhel, never intended to become a chef. Growing up, Giri didn't particularly enjoy cooking, and when h... Read More


Bikram Giri: Restaurants have two options-to close or inject enough funds to keep afloat

Kathmandu, April 8 -- Bikram Giri, chef and general manager of Manny's Eatery & Tapas Bar in Jawalakhel, never intended to become a chef. Growing up, Giri didn't particularly enjoy cooking, and when h... Read More