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Meet the man who is still battling bigotry
Kami first came to Kathmandu as a 17 year old in 1990, after running away from his childhood home in Tehrathum. Because he was born into a rural ‘Dalit’ family he faced discrimination from when he was young.
Barpak— then and now
When the 2015 earthquakes hit the village of Barpak, Aash Kumari Ghale was working in the fields with her son and daughter. She rushed home to find it in ruins, but ultimately, she was relieved she didn’t lose any family members, unlike thousands of other families.
Celebrating a century
Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun.
The paper trail
In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market.
There are many villages in Nepal where labour migration has become routine—people go abroad for work and return home with some hard-earned money, andexperiences.
Shikali festival observed in Khokana (In photos)
People of Khokana village in Lalitpur observed Shikali festival on Monday. The festival that dates back to 300 years is observed by people from the ethnic Newar community.
Workers await Nepal-Qatar pact for safe, lucrative jobs
Each time an airplane passes over the house he spends his day working in, Binay Uraau is reminded of his long-held dream: securing a job and flying to Qatar.
Students stage sit-in demanding dust-free Kathmandu
In a symbolic gesture against the growing pollution in Kathmandu, Nepali Congress (NC) aligned students reached Kathmandu Metropolitan City office and handed over dust and mask to Deputy-mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi on Friday.
Students rage against petro price hike; some injured in clash with police
Some students were injured when students aligned to All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), the student wing of main opposition CPN-UML, clashed with police outside Tri Chandra Multiple Campus in the Capital on Tuesday afternoon.
Fashion Mandu in Kathmandu
Sydney-based company Kgariracom Private Limited organised its third edition of Fashion Mandu Runway Show at Kathmandu.
When they said a hospital in Lukla, I’d imagined a bereft, ill-equipped, shanty characteristic of government health posts outside major urban centres in the country.
“Ma Swastha, Mero Desh Swastha” campaign launched (In photos)
With an objective to improve the state of health problems and challenge people to adopt healthy lifestyles, Health Minister Gagan Thapa unveiled yet another ambitious plan to embed preventive measures in healthcare and encourage people to opt for healthy practices.
Newly elected FNCCI office bearers assume office (in photos)
Newly elected office bearers of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) took their oath and assumed their responsibilities amid a function at FNCCI office in Teku Kathmandu on Wednesday
Away from the dust bowl
Life in Kathmandu, which is both polluted and perennially crowded, can be exhausting.
International flower expo opens today (Photo feature)
The International Flora Expo 2017 oganised by Floriculture Association of Nepal (Fan) began in Kathmandu on Thursday.