It’s a sensitive age that we seem to be living in. I was following the flare up between various representatives of the Nepali film industry and the aspiring comedian Pranesh Gautam, resulting from the latter’s less than flattering review of the film Bir Bikram 2.
K-pop seems to be getting popular by the day and even in Nepal it’s slowly becoming a subculture of sorts with mostly teenagers and young adults being enamored by it. If they are listening to music, one can be sure there is a K-pop song or two on that playlist. This K-pop craze also has many fans buying expensive albums and merchandise, and they all seem to have solid reasons of their own.
Lhakpa Phuti Sherpa was born in 1964 in Mushey village of Solukhumbu district, Nepal. As a child she would see tourists pass through her village in order to climb various mountains and she had always been fascinated by their motivation to take up such a daunting challenge.
Founded by Arun Bhagat and Sushil Sainju, White Tara is a Nepali clothing brand that caters exclusively to the male population. Unlike many business ventures that cater to the female demographic, White Tara manufactures clothing and accessories for men, and that’s proven to be a good thing – for both the founders as well as the businesses’ clientele – as there aren’t many fashion brands that focus on men.
Namita Gokhale, 63, has written 19 books, both fiction and non fiction. She is also a grandmother, publisher, and one of the founding directors of the world’s largest literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which has seen a record-breaking number of 250 to 300 thousand book lovers from all over the world.
Besides paragliding, rafting, and a trip to Mustang or the Everest Base Camp, there is actually a whole lot more that you can do in Nepal. Some things you might have never known and some things might have just been overlooked during the chaos of everyday life, but here are five things that we recommend you find the time for. It would be an absolute sin not to.
Coffee has become an indulgence all over the world – a permanent routine for many and an occasional drink for some. The hold of a typical Nepali tea is quite strong in Nepal but coffee has been able to break through this and appeal to the youngsters of our society.
We aren’t going to tell you to drink water, exercise or meditate in the morning. We are sure you already know how essential they are for your physical and mental wellbeing. Instead, these morning rituals that we swear by will change the way you function on a daily basis and look at life in general.
Plastic might feel like a wonderful invention – you use it almost everywhere – but since most of it is used just once (not to forget that plastic takes years to degrade), it’s choking the mother earth. We hear about that all the time but are we doing our bit to ensure we aren’t contributing to it in any way? Here are five ways you can start lessening your plastic usage and waste.