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Fire and water

When a fire engulfed the top floor of the Share Market Building in Putalisadak in February this year, it took firefighters from the City Fire Brigade (Juddha Barun Yantra) a little under twenty minutes to bring the flames under control. The building, which straddles one of the Capital’s busiest streets, was spared from major damage in part because it is located just a kilometer away from the fire station that is capable of dispatching personnel within two minutes of receiving a distress call.

A Tale of Two Paatis

The Sorakhutte Paati, according to historical records, was built by the children of Kazi Damodar Pande,” recounts Rahendra Pradhan, 58, a local resident of Thamel.

Twenty years young

For Ganga Rokka, a 32-year-old Safa Tempo operator, the three-wheeled electric public vehicles have come as a blessing in many ways. Not only does plying on the Ratanapark-Teku-Chaunni-Sitapaila route enable her to rake in supplemental income to a business she owns and operates,

Off the deep end

If you set out to explore the cobbled-stone lanes of the traditional old quarters of the Kathmandu Valley, the lanes always lead you to a square-shaped courtyard, with a temple dedicated to one of the many deities, and almost always, a water conduit.

No business like snow business

With interest among the youth peaking, and students who dabbled in the sport abroad returning, it might not be too far-fetched to imagine skiing as a viable sport and business in Nepal

With-in and with-out

Change is not an intuitive process but a continuous one where you have to learn to adapt and adjust to the small space that has been given to you

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