Discovering my own country

January 6, 2017 10:19 am

One of my goals this year is to travel more within Nepal. I have a foreigner colleague who knows more about Nepal than I do and sometimes I feel ashamed at how easily I say I want to go to Greece and Rome and plan for it while having no idea about the beautiful getaways in my own country.

Of dreams, fears, & fun

January 6, 2017 10:08 am

As a kid, Samriddhi Rai had always been fascinated by nature and often dreamt of hosting a travel show. But of all things, who knew it would be the devastating earthquakes of 2015 and a few careless words spoken by a foreigner friend in its wake that would motivate her to work towards her childhood dream.

Ranger on a mission

January 6, 2017 04:33 am

“I understand that my work in anti-poaching involves considerable risk. I might even lose my life one day. But I’m not afraid. It will be one more life lost in the line of conservation duty. And that in itself will be an honor for me.”

Short & Smart: Styles for short hair

January 6, 2017 00:29 am

Established fifteen years ago, Galz Beauty Parlor is run by the three Shrestha sisters. The eldest sister, Osha Mulmi Shrestha, started working when she was sixteen and though experienced, she still travels abroad for trainings to enhance her beauty and makeup skills.

All round fitness

January 6, 2017 00:25 am

You might not be able to do extensive workout on all the days you plan to exercise, but that shouldn’t curtail your activity level as well. Remain active and try and squeeze in some form of exercise at least.

Navigating through cloud services

January 6, 2017 00:23 am

News of the launch of 4G services in our country has been received with much fanfare. It’s all been taken as signs of our country’s progress in the internet and communication sector. Such advancement in these fields are bound to make various services more accessible to us, and one   the main buzzwords has been cloud computing.

Conscious living

January 6, 2017 00:21 am

The hectic lifestyle that we lead, knowingly and unknowingly, has a big impact on not just our psyche but our physical and mental wellbeing too. In the drive to do more, do better, and get ahead of the competition, we are often left exhausted and completely burned out.

Resolutions revisited

January 6, 2017 00:15 am

Every year, come December 31, I sit to write down my New Year resolutions for the coming year. The first resolution on the list is always the goal to quit smoking. I know it’s a bad habit and injurious to one’s health but I fail to give up completely even when I do manage to quit for a month or two every year.

Gurkhas’ granddaughter

January 6, 2017 00:13 am

I had always wondered how my grandpas ended up in the army. Sons of farmers, brought up in hills of eastern Nepal, barely literate, they enrolled, thrived in foreign lands, learnt the foreign languages, fathered children for whom they wanted lives better than theirs, different from theirs, and succeeded.

Window into secular Nepal

January 5, 2017 23:09 pm

All contributors to this volume seem to believe that the framers of our constitution were rather wise to declare Nepal as a secular country, even if they had to go against the popular view.