Priyanka Gurung

The contributor for Republica.

The tangled web of debt

Published On: June 15, 2018 09:40 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Neighbors and earthquake victims of Jaffe, VDC 3, in the Tamakoshi area of Dolakha, Astha Magar and Kumar Karki had just returned from a planned trip to Sindhuli. The purpose of their travel was to purchase the required raw materials to continue their houses’ reconstruction process. Both of them were keen to keep its momentum and, thus, had also pooled all their money.

An ode to their bikes

Published On: May 4, 2018 10:17 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Bikers’ speak of the adventures, love, and friends their bikes have helped bring to their lives.

The duality of Kathmandruids

Published On: April 6, 2018 12:52 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

His first book in Nepali, Pratyek Thhaun Pratyek Manchhe (Every Place Every Person) won the Sajha Purasakar in 1978. And now in his first English novel, Peter J. Karthak is seen tackling the greater Nepal of once upon a time as well as characters who survive from one conspiracy to another scandal to another racket and might have reduced the nation to what we know now.

Aiming to digitize waste management

Published On: March 30, 2018 11:17 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

To answer the question why, Aayushi K.C., founder and CEO of Khaalisisi, starts with a simple, “because trash is everywhere.” As many of us in the city have noticed as well, it’s a problem that hasn’t been curbed with the same old traditional means and system. What K.C. wants to bring to the field is some innovative solutions.

Never too young to manage your finances

Published On: March 30, 2018 07:47 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Gaurav Thapa from FinLit Nepal talks about the 12 Lamjung schools where they engaged secondary and higher secondary school students in personal finance management workshops.

The chariot men

Published On: March 30, 2018 06:51 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Back when he was 12, Ratna Maharjan remembers smugly looking down the Seto Machindranath chariot’s nine-storey tower structure, hoping against hope that somebody down below had caught him in the act and was admiring his courage.

First snow, shooting stars, and the Thorong La pass

Published On: March 23, 2018 10:56 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

May 30 is not only her birthday for 25-year-old, Dongaala, she shares she looks forward to it because it’s the time of the year she knows she will be on the road. Regardless of work or obligations, she has been making sure that is the case for the past three years now and her intention to continue the tradition is strong this year too.

Decoding dialects

Published On: March 23, 2018 09:28 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Dialects make up a tiny portion of the Nepali classes at Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus. But even the one class that tends to be dedicated to the topic makes the professor, Dr Yagyneswor Niroula, excited. This is partly because he almost always has all the examples required to explain the concept to his class in his class itself.

Young bloods rising

Published On: March 9, 2018 12:19 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

As a central committee member at Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Subuna Basnet, 26, is taking wide strides in politics. She is part of the new wave of progressive and efficient potential government representatives.

Discovering luxury skin care

Published On: March 9, 2018 12:01 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

A Nepali consumer’s beauty experience is slowly evolving. Even though a little more than five years ago, those seeking to improve the health of their skin used to mostly rely on regular facials or supplement capsules, today we can see that the skin care treatments around town have gone through a major upgrade.

Authentic all the way

Published On: March 2, 2018 01:01 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Mexican restaurants have been known to pop up in all kinds of far-flung cities and Kathmandu is no different. But before the valley’s Mexican food fans start listing some of their favorite spots, let’s begin with a quick clarification, are you sure you were eating Mexican and not Tex-Mex?

The talk we never had

Published On: March 2, 2018 10:50 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

The thought of your parents learning about your sex life is cringe worthy enough, imagine having the revelation in a middle of a road, in front of a traffic officer. Our 21-year-old male interviewee asked us to empathize with him.

Taking matters into his own hands

Published On: February 23, 2018 12:55 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Of all the calls Deepak Silwal usually receives many are matters of life and death. In the last six years that he has been helping people, Silwal has chosen not to publicize his deeds but, of late, people have become aware of this fact.

From community classrooms

Published On: February 16, 2018 09:15 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

While going through his list of classmates, Janardan Subedi, 22, recalls that nearly 60-70 percent of them were working part time. These aren’t college classmates that he is talking about but school classmates. Having studied in Pashupati Mitra High School around 20 minutes walk from home, he considered it to be the norm.

Readdressing your money’s worth

Published On: February 9, 2018 08:57 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Finlit Nepal’s Prakash Koirala has recently returned with much accolade from an award ceremony hosted by the London Institute of Banking and Finance in England’s capital. His organization had been nominated for its work in promoting financial integration alongside big guns like the HSBC Bank and Lloyds Bank. What’s more, Finlit Nepal won that category.

Folk's new favorite girl

Published On: February 9, 2018 08:23 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

As expected from Trishna Gurung, she continues giving us reasons to appreciate the essence of our folk tunes. She has once again hit the right note with her latest, Rail Lai Ma, garnering over 1.5 million views on YouTube, in just two months of the single’s release. What’s more, Gurung confirms that she is already working on new material and a plan to release that too is in full swing.

Going all in

Published On: January 26, 2018 02:31 PM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

For each person who feels the duty to respond to Nepal telecom’s routine texts about the Bagmati Cleaning Campaign, of late there appears to be two more who scoff or choose to completely ignore it.

Building your own bar

Published On: January 26, 2018 11:59 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Whether you want to add more personality to your parties or savor your favorite cocktails in the comfort of your own house, the fact is it’s actually pretty easy. Devraj Moktan and Abhijeet KC at Le Mirch in LABIM mall, Patan, vouch for it. They work the days keeping the bar at the restaurant and claim, if you are interested in mixology, it’s actually pretty easy to start.

Dangers, Rhododendrons and the witch doctor

Published On: January 19, 2018 09:56 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

Rajan Lal Joshi is a lecturer at Patan Campus. He researches Newari folklore and teaches it to his students as well. But when he isn’t working, often he is on the road, travelling around the country and beyond.

Enabling the disabled

Published On: January 5, 2018 10:19 AM NPT By: Priyanka Gurung

According to Prosthetics Orthotics Society-Nepal, at the moment, there are only 11 certified Nepali Prosthetists Orthotists in the country. But even before we begin to brood over the circumstance, Anita Lama, the only certified female Nepali Prothetist Orthotist so far, is certain many of the Nepali public will have to be informed what the title actually refers to.