Kalu Maila

The contributor for Republica.

Money on my mind

Published On: August 17, 2018 07:54 AM NPT By: Kalu Maila

When I was single all I cared about was how and where to spend my salary on Friday get-togethers with friends. My biggest worry was if I could afford a fancy place that my friends wanted to go to and still have enough leftover for the Fridays to come. Usually my salary was enough to last for two Fridays in a row and after that I just stayed home during the later part of the month because I didn't have much money to spend on chicken chili, whiskey, and the same snacks offered by most of the restaurants in town. Nepal is indeed an expensive place.

Follow the crowd

Published On: March 9, 2018 09:22 AM NPT By: Kalu Maila

I don’t know what’s next after the coffee shops shut down in a year or two but the entrepreneurs will not lose hope.

YouTube star

Published On: December 1, 2017 09:53 AM NPT By: Kalu Maila

A friend of mine has started a YouTube Channel expecting to be a famous YouTube star and make millions of dollars in the future. It’s been two months since he started his channel and he has only 5,000 views so far.  He is now worried that his dream to take over the world is fading.

No respite

Published On: October 13, 2017 09:10 AM NPT By: Kalu Maila

It seems that customers are always wrong in Nepal. I hailed a cab and asked the driver to take me to the airport. It was early in the morning. I was probably his first customer. Our cab drivers rarely use their meters. Our traffic police go after faulty meters and cheating cabbies at least once a year like they go after jaywalkers in the middle of the city.

Teej talks

Published On: August 18, 2017 07:34 PM NPT By: Kalu Maila

Every year we know that the Teej festival is near when we get to read about the new 'Teej' songs in the newspapers or hear new 'Teej' songs on radio or watch the video on TV and YouTube.

How to save your marriage

Published On: August 4, 2017 10:30 AM NPT By: Kalu Maila

I’m not a marital expert but it seems that a lot of my friends do come to me for advice when it comes to problems with their marriages. I think I’m a good listener and I tend to dole out valuable advice to everyone else except for myself. I also do need another counselor to give me life lessons and advice on how to be a better person.