Stories By 'ABANI MALLA'
For the past 124 years, Ghantaghar has been projecting accurate time--with occasional dysfunctions--throughout the years. But that may change soon, as the man who ensured that the monumental time teller is up and running is set to retire.
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For rap aficionados, Sacar Adhikari lies somewhere in the middle—there are artists better than him and artists worse than him. He’s back, he’s better, but some listeners say he’s not the best yet.
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Miss Pink and similar beauty pageants—Mr Pink and Mr Gay Handsome—are challenging notions of what constitutes a beauty pageant. These diverse pageants, organised by the Blue Diamond Society, an advocacy organisation for queer rights, empower participants and help bring them out of the shadows and into the mainstream.
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Prayog Bhattarai has difficulty recognising his classmates from his time in school. It hasn’t been long since he graduated from high school and yet, he still finds classmates that he never knew had studied at the same school and in the same grade. Given that his school had over 4,000 students at the same time, this is no wonder.
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Despite the fact that Nepali notes often show up on lists of the world’s most beautiful currencies, the aesthetic choices that led to the current look of the notes are ambiguous.
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Meghna Lama enjoys the nightlife and frequents Kathmandu’s many clubs and bars. But she is often turned away at the door. Even when she has paid for a ticket, reputed clubs have barred her from entering, and when she does gain entrance, she often feels insecure.
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