Internet has made buying and selling things more convenient than ever before. While customers don’t have to go through the hassle of going to a store, waiting in line at checkout and then carrying their purchases back home, it has provided abundant opportunities for economical gain for the sellers as well. There are a bunch of companies and individuals who are selling everything from clothes and accessories to electronics and stationery products over the internet. But the one area that is not really covered is groceries. This is why Kalyan Adhikari, Adarsha Raj Pandey, and Sagar Dev Bhatta launched Kirana, an online and on-call grocery service – the first of its kind in Nepal.
The #MadeInNepal movement has been very beneficial for local Nepali producers. Fortunately, it has also been a hit among both Nepali and foreign customers. To meet the growing demand for these products, many weekly markets and #MadeInNepal concept stores have been opening up in Kathmandu valley. One such store is Maya Ko Chino that was launched in November last year.
Azaa Regmi is gearing up to participate in the upcoming International Tennis Federation (ITF) Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championships being held in Kazakhstan in November. She got selected for the tournament after competing in the South Asian Regional Qualifiers in late April this year. While the 12-year-old is preparing for this tournament, her equally skilled 16-year-old sister, Alsha, unfortunately has to take a hiatus from international games because she is starting her first year of A Levels and wants to focus on completing her high school before she moves onto playing at bigger tennis tournaments.
In the recent years, the Nepali fashion scene has been upgrading its standard quite a bit and quite drastically to boot. It’s not just celebrities and fashion bloggers who are conscious about their style and fashion choices but the almost every millennial and generations that come after them too seem to taking a keen interest in it.
Stray dogs are often at the receiving end of abuse out on the streets. People pelt stones, hit them with sticks and, worse, even run then over while driving recklessly. While it’s quite common to buy dogs of ‘good breed’ and people spend a lot of money on it, the situation of stray dogs is pitiable. Considered a nuisance and potential rabies carriers, they are either completely neglected or hunted down and killed. Angeela Shrestha, founder of Project Humane Nepal, established the organization to tackle this very problem.
If you have seen the recent Nepali advertisements for Coke, you have probably appreciated the fact that Nepali ads are finally moving past cheesy dialogues and are being presented in a more sensible and creative way.
Aayusha Karki had just gotten back to Nepal when she came up with the idea of opening a contemporary jewelry brand. This was about a year and half ago and she had just returned home after completing her undergraduate course in public relations from a university in London. Karki was working at a company in Nepal where she met Sarvo Shakya, who now serves as the head craftsman at Meraki, and pitched the idea to him. They worked on it and launched Meraki soon after coming up with the concept.
As more and more books are being published in Nepal, the fundamental question that arises is: Do our authors and publishers match international standards? While some authors seem to think publishers could invest in better editors and thus refine the writing before publication, publishers, on the other hand, think authors need to work on their content more and not be driven by commercial success. As the debate rages on, is the written world being compromised? Anweiti Upadhyay reports.
Dawa Gyalwa has always been an athletic person. Even without prior practice, she used to ace almost every single category during sporting events at school. Right now, the 20-year-old runner is gearing up for the national selections. And with her track record, we bet she will go on to become one of the top athletes in Nepal.
Those living in urban and suburban areas can usually pursue whatever it is they are interested in. We also have the choice of experimenting with a bunch of subjects and fields before we actually settle on one as our ultimate career or profession choice. But that is not the case for most Nepali kids who either live in rural regions or cannot afford such privilege due to their families’ financial situation. Changing Stories is working to equalize this playing field.
With numerous restaurants and cafes cropping up in almost every street of Kathmandu, we are spoilt for choice where different cuisines are concerned. From Mexican and Italian to Chinese and Indian, restaurants around town serve all types of food. There are even many authentic Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese restaurants in Kathmandu.
17-year-old Nima Yangchey started her musical journey through Instagram. Though she has now moved on to producing regular YouTube content, Instagram was the platform that gave her the initial boost. Yangchey currently has 10k subscribers on her YouTube channel, 700k+ views on her videos and has recently crossed the 15k followers mark on Instagram.
Niusha Karki is Nepal’s first travel blogger and possibly one of Nepal’s first instagrammers too. She has been blogging about her travel escapades since 2015 and has been on Instagram since 2012. Her first memory of travelling is of when she was just two-years old and, since then, she has been travelling every year. In the recent years, she has actually been on multiple trips every year.
Two years ago, when 30-year-old Swarupa Basnet decided to get married to her boyfriend of eight years, the couple wanted to keep the wedding ceremony simple and share the expenses equally between their families. This concept was unheard of and many people from her now husband’s side of the family and even her own relatives mocked them for it back then.
Manita Shrestha won the gold medal during the First Inter Club National Weightlifting Championship recently held at the Sports Hive in Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur. Among the participants for the championship were people from the army, police and civilians, all with a common goal of performing well – which in turn qualifies a handful of them for the upcoming Asian Games and South Asian Games.
In the past decade, a lot of coffee shops and restaurants have popped up in Kathmandu and many have quite unique stories behind their establishment. Mo:Mo la Palpasa, located at JP Road in Thamel, is a quaint little place that has been gaining popularity among the locals as well as tourists because of the hygge-esq ambience it radiates. The two founders of the cafe talk us through their journey of starting Mo:Mo la Palpasa and the future plans they have for it.
Initiating a business venture and successfully managing all aspects of it are strenuous and often requires a lot of patience and courage. Add in a multitude of business ventures coordinated through the same company and all the businesses being new ideas at that and that responsibility quotient goes several notches higher. But Amit Khanal, chief executive officer of Yellow Planet Multipurpose Company, has been doing just that for more than two months now and, though the task at hand is mind boggling, he intends to give it his best shot.