Upendra Lamichhane

The contributor for Republica.

United by Yahoo messenger, a couple's love thrives even after Yahoo becomes defunct

Published On: July 7, 2017 01:00 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, July 7: Exactly ten years ago on July 7, the then popular messaging tool 'Yahoo messenger' had helped establish a relationship between Dikshya Risal of Bhaisepati, Kathmandu, and Sumit Gupta of Uttar Pradesh, India. Long after the messenger became defunct, the relationship created through its medium still stands tall today. The couple is celebrating their 10th anniversary on Friday.

Temp cops eager to serve country as permanent employees

Published On: July 3, 2017 06:50 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, July 3: Many youngsters, who worked as temporary police personnel (Myadi Prahari), have decided to take this up as a job.

Sister to fulfill late brother’s dreams

Published On: June 17, 2017 07:32 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, June 16: Sushrina’s elder brother Sushant often used to share his dreams of a successful future with his family members. His high ambitions, wish to be a successful person and willingness to serve his parents very much inspired Sushrina.

Sona wants to go to Spain and meet Messi!

Published On: March 24, 2017 11:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

Sona Thapa, 19, was excited that night to watch the match between Barcelona and PSG. She hadn’t forgotten the pain she felt the last time when Barcelona was defeated by PSG. She was sure that Barcelona would play well this night to make her forget the pain of last week’s defeat.

Road black-topped just to be demolished within a month

Published On: February 16, 2017 08:53 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Feb 16:Construction and demolition of Kageshwari-Manohara road in the outskirts of Kathmandu is a perfect example to how money from state coffers is wasted in the name of development.

Quake survivor Nyatapola fascinates Liu

Published On: December 20, 2016 03:20 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Liu Qibao, chief of the Chinese Communist Party's Publicity Department keenly observed monuments that were damaged by last year earthquakes in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday morning. But the Nyatapola Temple that still stands tall, surrounded by rubbles of monuments, surprised him.

Sister happy after donating liver to brother

Published On: December 13, 2016 12:24 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: When Sanumaiya Naga, 42,  was just a child, she would always happily share her food with her brother Balaram . This week, the same sister donated him her liver and saved his life. When Balaram opened his eyes after the hours-long surgery, the first thing they searched for was  none other than Sanumaiya. And the first word the patient uttered in the ICU was “Sister”.

Seeing the world through inner eyes

Published On: December 3, 2016 07:46 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Sushil Adhikari, 27, cannot see through his eyes. The visually impaired however has no regrets. He feels that even though he is deprived of physical eyes, he has been blessed with keen inner eyes.

Kite stories

Published On: October 8, 2016 10:03 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Bhaktapur is still recovering from the damages of the 2015 Earthquake but Dashain’s festive mood is still intact at this historical town.

Satya-Swaroop concert a birthday tribute to father

Published On: October 6, 2016 11:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”

Nepali dancers look towards Bharatanatyam

Published On: September 24, 2016 11:25 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: In their Bharatanatyam dance costumes the two girls appeared as if they came straight out of a Bollywood film.

Bomb blasts spread terror among school children

Published On: September 21, 2016 05:00 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Innocent smiles on the cute faces of a school's children disappeared completely on Tuesday morning when they reached school. What had overpowered them was deep sense of fear and insecurity.

Novice photographer wins PJ Club contest

Published On: July 30, 2016 02:50 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, July 30: When his name was announced as the winner of the annual photo contest organized by the Photojournalist Club, contrary to all expectations, silence filled Rastriya Nachghar's hall, which was teeming with photojournalists and photographers. Soon, a murmur ensued. "Who is Dipak Ratna?" the crowd started asking.

Jan Salter donates paintings to Maiti Nepal

Published On: July 25, 2016 06:55 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, July 24: British artist and social activist Jan Salter has donated 54 of her portrait paintings to Maiti Nepal. The ninety year old artist handed over the paintings to Maiti Nepal’s Anuradha Koirala in a farewell ceremony held for her at the organization.