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And the rain god returns home

As asphalt pavements give way to dirt trails, fire enters the equation in the final leg of Bunga Dyah Jatra.

Chase Brush, Jun 14 2019

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Creating space for women in the tech world

The participation of women in Nepal’s info-tech sector is still very low but the future holds promise.

Asmod Karki, May 31 2019

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On schooling, class and basic divisions

Can we revisit schools as a space to rebuild communities?

Ayushma Regmi, May 24 2019

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'We don’t need another decade to put the country on the path of progress’

The Panchayat decades were dark. The last three haven’t been too bright either

MOHAN GURAGAIN, May 24 2019

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Where are you going, where have you been

There were many stories that my grandmother had to tell, even though she didn’t often get a chance to tell them all. She had stories of growing up in Bagdurbar in the Capital, before being shunted off in marriage to the backwater of Gaur, Rautahat. She had lived well when young, riding bicycles and gossiping with her sisters. And along the way, she’d learned to smoke cigarettes, at the age of 16. She would smoke regularly, not many just 4-5 cigarettes a day, for the next 73 years.

Pranaya SJB Rana, May 17 2019

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Upcycling: sanding back old furniture and rediscovering old memories

The idea for repurposing old furniture came to me after binging on YouTube DIY videos where people make it look so easy.

ASMITA MANANDHAR, May 10 2019

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One might say that travelling is fun and it broadens the mind, but it is difficult to be a perpetual outsider

In essay A Word in Favor of Rootlessness, John Daniel writes: “When human beings settle in a place for the long run, good things occur overall. But there are dangers.” We also faced one major threat: the hostility of committed dwellers-in-place.

BIBEK ADHIKARI, May 10 2019

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To live in hope

Kathmandu moulds you into someone who easily adjusts. You learn to adjust inside public vehicles. You learn to adjust while waiting to receive your license. You learn to not raise your voice when you are stopped for countless hours for some VIP. You learn to spill your dissatisfaction with friends over a three-hundred-rupee latte in an air-conditioned café. You learn to leave these conversations with even more disillusionment than when you entered.

Asmod Karki, May 03 2019

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I attempted to grow strawberries in Kathmandu, but not all went according to plan.

A week passed, and I spent the days learning the best ways to nurture a young strawberry plant while they were struggling to be firmly rooted. Other days, I maintained a vigil over the crate they were planted in.

Prahlad Rijal, Apr 26 2019

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Down to the river

During his concert performances in the 80s, Bruce Springsteen would often tell a story, long and rambling, about his fractious relationship with his father. Sometimes, the story ended on a good note, with his hard-nosed father accepting the life his singer-songwriter son had chosen.

Pranaya SJB Rana, Sep 15 2018

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