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Kathmandu's real estate market feels the pinch of pandemic

Kathmandu, Nov. 23 -- Last week, Anil and his wife, Bishnu, decided to vacate their rented room at the end of this month. The couple came to Kathmandu three years ago and have been renting a single-r... Read More


'As in other countries, the pandemic has helped e-commerce businesses accelerate in Nepal too'

Kathmandu, Nov. 9 -- If there's one industry that has seen immense growth during the pandemic, it is the e-commerce industry. With social distancing becoming the new norm and safety concerns over goin... Read More


Jean-Louis Ripoche: One needs to adapt quickly rather than wait for things to improve

Nepal, Nov. 6 -- Like almost every other industry in the country, the hotel industry too has had to confront an unprecedented challenge brought forth by the pandemic. The months of lockdown and a blan... Read More


Young Covid-19 patients urge people to be more cautious

Kathmandu, Oct. 15 -- When Sonam Jangbu Sherpa went to attend a meeting at his office on September 14, he had no clue that the meeting would go on to completely disrupt his normal life for the coming ... Read More


To encourage local tourism, hotels launch attractive packages

Kathmandu, Oct. 9 -- From the third week of March 22 to mid-July, Rupakot Resort in Lekhnath, Kaski, wore a deserted look. The resort's 42 rooms were empty, and there were no diners at the restaurant,... Read More


Porters hopeful autumn trekking season will bring some financial relief

Kathmandu, Oct. 7 -- It was October 2016 when Manoj Gurung landed his first gig as a trekking expedition porter. It was a seven-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. During the expedition, Gurung carried ... Read More


The uncertain future of live music performers in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Sept. 28 -- A week before the nation-wide lockdown, on March 16, Shivraj Jung along with the members of his band, Jung Trio, were performing at GG Machan, a restaurant located in Jhamsikhel... Read More


With no lockdown, valley denizens find a new favourite activity--hiking

Kathmandu, Sept. 25 -- For the last five years, Tashi Gurung has made it a point to hike from Jagdol to Tarebhir, a sleepy Tamang village that abuts the Shivapuri National Park, at least once a month.... Read More


With no lockdown, valley denizens find a new favourite activity-hiking

Kathmandu, Sept. 25 -- For the last five years, Tashi Gurung has made it a point to hike from Jagdol to Tarebhir, a sleepy Tamang village that abuts the Shivapuri National Park, at least once a month.... Read More


Massive slump in demand during the peak season has the nursery industry on edge

Kathmandu, Sept. 13 -- This time last year, SR Nursery in Dhumbarahi was bustling with activity. There was a constant flow of customers coming in and out, and throughout the day, the nursery's staff r... Read More