Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
The word “chhaunda”, many believed, was used to indicate ‘an agent of a witch.’
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A new law will mandate showing Nepali films exclusively for half a year, and limiting foreign movies—predominantly Bollywood—to 185 days.
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Truck sahitya means different things to different people—some see it as a break to the monotony of long journeys but for others, it’s a nuisance.
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Domenico Nordio started playing the violin at the age of eight. His parents were not musicians, but his uncle played the instrument. “One day, my uncle gave me the instrument asking if I would want to try it,” says Nordio, 48. “And I’ve been playing it ever since. It’s as simple as that.”
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But futsal’s popularity in recent years cannot be ascribed to the lack of open spaces alone. There are multiple other factors. In the game, players touch the ball frequently, which some players say make it more exciting; games do not get disturbed by rain or wind; and the futsal hubs provide facilities such as showers and eateries. It has also paralleled the popularity of compact, shorter versions of sports in other parts of the world.
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The three cities of the Valley have all adopted their own approaches to reconstructing their heritage. While Bhaktapur has stayed strictly local, Kathmandu and Patan have welcomed foreign funds and expertise, irking activists.
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