Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
Early Sunday morning, Nepalis woke up to a curiously-worded tweet by Bishnu Rimal, the prime minister’s chief advisor. The tweet was in Nepali, and included a word that sent many people scrambling for the authoritative Nepali dictionary published by the Nepal Academy.
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After social media and the press, the government is now preparing to prescribe what films Nepalis will be able to watch in cinema halls.
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Bharat Chalise is a bus driver but he’s better known among his peers as a connoisseur of shayaris—those rhyming couplets in Hindi, Urdu or Nepali that elicit ‘wah wahs’ in response from the audience.
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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.
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To get to the Dhuku Futsal Hub in Baluwatar, you’ll have to walk a dusty, congested road. Surrounded by tall, concrete buildings on either side, the road feels claustrophobic, like you’ve just entered a cave with no immediate end in sight.
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The historic Maju Dega in Basantapur was once a beautiful piece of Newar architecture, tall and majestic, the most popular temple in the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Today, it is an eyesore.
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