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Chetana Bhandari

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A deity’s 50-year journey back home

Published On: May 19, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

PATAN May 19: Fifty years after its theft, a tundal (temple strut) from one of the oldest temples left standing in Nepal has been returned by Australia’s Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW).

Online classes remind us of our privileges

Published On: June 15, 2020 11:20 AM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all forced to self-isolate and stay at home in order to protect ourselves from coronavirus. Our lives have changed drastically since the lockdown began. Schools, stores, and restaurants are closed.

I am a kid and I don’t want you to use patakas

Published On: October 28, 2019 06:23 PM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

Tihar is an important Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal and India. During Deepawali or the festival of lights, people put diyas and pretty lights outside their homes to light up the night.

Why I love reading and you should too, says a fifth grader

Published On: January 13, 2018 09:13 AM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

Books might seem boring to many people as many say they feel sleepy as soon as they open a book. But that is because they are usually forced to read course books or the types of books that adults want them to read. People are so busy sticking their nose in other people’s businesses through online media, and gossiping about celebs that they don’t even know about. But books are fun to read.

My travel experience

Published On: April 18, 2017 11:15 PM NPT By: Chetana Bhandari

About a week ago, I was running around the house to pack for a very special road trip with my family and friends. I was looking forward to this trip because we would be driving 1,000 km away from Kathmandu.