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Kiran Lama

17-35 demography more vulnerable to road fatalities

Published On: October 10, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: While heading to Syangja, his hometown, Purna Thapa did not know that it would be his last day. At 2 PM, on Saturday, he left Kathmandu with his wife, Bidhya Thapa, in his motorcycle. At Chandragiri Municipality-15, a truck struck him from behind. The rider and the pillion were seriously injured. The couple was immediately rushed to Om Samaj Hospital before being shifted to National Trauma Center for further treatment. Purna Thapa died in the course of treatment; he was only 25.

A musical push into the cover domain

Published On: October 7, 2018 10:28 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The draw of the society toward digital media has provided easy access for many to stand in the limelight. A similar global surge forC and exposure is equally common in Nepal as well. Nonetheless, despite the introduction of multiple platforms, there are still many raw talents lingering in the shadows.

The changing tea culture of Nepal (with video)

Published On: September 30, 2018 10:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Tea has been the beverage of choice served in honor of guests. However, with the changing time, its purposes have also diversified. In the Nepali society, though tea was primarily consumed to stimulate energy, it has gained prominence for its vast health benefits.

Movie Review: ‘Tshering’

Published On: September 30, 2018 09:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Tshering’ is a directorial debut of singer and actor Yash Kumar. It was released in cinema halls across the country this Friday. ‘Tshering’ is a comprehensive narration consisting of love, suspense, action, and comedy. The movie shows the hardship of the people living in Upper-Mustang.


Published On: September 13, 2018 09:56 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Mona Lisa, by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, undoubtedly is an evergreen masterpiece. Not only art lovers but also acclaimed artists look up to this work of art. Moreover, some artists have even portrayed the key character -- Mona Lisa -- in their artworks, including the late Manuj Babu Mishra.

Get your hands dirty in entrepreneurship

Published On: September 4, 2018 08:39 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

There is a famous saying in Nepali which translates to: “A boy can’t get a girl for marriage if he hasn’t traveled abroad.” Though absurd, this mindset still prevails in the Nepali society.   More often than not, the family of the girl is hesitant about marrying off their daughter to a boy who’ve never stepped foot outside the country. However, various other reasons compel foreign migration. Better career opportunities and further studies are the most influential ones.

Triumph after career switch

Published On: August 26, 2018 11:47 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Walking away from his IT career was among the toughest decision that Suraj Shrestha made in his life. However, the 28-year-old IT engineering graduate from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad was destined to pursue a career in acting. His transition was full of hardships.

Redefining indoor games

Published On: August 25, 2018 08:40 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Kathmandu has more than just the regular traffic congestion and pollution to offer. Amid a concrete mess, which the capital has transformed into, there are venues that ensure prompt entertainment from the wearisome work life. Entertainment hubs, especially those built indoors, allow the city dwellers to experience an exciting thrill all year round.Based on their popularity, My City’s Kiran Lama compiled a list of four fascinating indoor entertainment hubs in the capital city.

Gunla Parva: Drawing the younger lot

Published On: August 20, 2018 10:52 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, Aug. 20: On an early Saturday morning, 35 youngsters between the ages of 12 to 33 from Patan marched around the Swyambhunath stupa playing traditional musical instruments on the occasion of Gunla Parva.

Winner winner, chicken dinner!!

Published On: August 14, 2018 11:25 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Nabin Tamang is playing PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) since the past six months. Tamang’s obsession with the game has kept him awake till midnight. “It is a competitive game. You don’t realize spending nine hours a day when you’re engaged in a competitive bout,” he confirmed.  PUBG requires shooting precision. The last man standing, from a batch of 100 players, is declared the winner. It is also a game that tests your patience, as it can take up to 30 minutes – given that you enter the final duel – to complete a single game.

‘Sake Tiraula Natra Firima’: a blend of humor and satire

Published On: August 5, 2018 08:32 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Highlighting the contemporary and political issues of Nepal, ‘Sake Tiraula Natra Firima’ is being staged at the Mandala Theatre, Anamnagar. Directed and translated by Bikash Joshi, the play is based on Dario FO’s ‘Can’t Pay! Won’t pay!’

Playing the duel role of a film maker and an academician

Published On: August 5, 2018 08:20 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Nepali movie industry is gradually evolving, thanks to the introduction of numerous new-age filmmakers. More than ever, film enthusiasts are pursuing cinema as a mainstream profession. Oscar International College plays a predominant role in helping establish film-making as a full-time profession. The school admits approximately 100 students, and the same number of graduates moves on to try their hands in the film industry every year. Among such student, few stand out from the rest and also receive international acclamation. Nawa Bijaya Shrestha, an aspiring director, filmmaker, and photographer is one of such students.

Delicious treats for under Rs 100

Published On: July 24, 2018 08:16 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

If you are a little tight on budget, and are looking out for tasty treats in the range of just 100, then Kathmandu Durbar Square and its immediate surroundings – Jochhen, Basantapur, and Maru – have you covered.

In pursuit of a child-friendly society

Published On: July 22, 2018 11:23 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, July 22: Bipana Sharma believes that there’s no age-bar for success. “If you have the zeal to be at the top, age is just number.  So it’s never too early to chase your dream,” Sharma, an aspiring child activist shared.

Hiking the slippery trails

Published On: July 18, 2018 09:55 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

KATHMANDU, July 18: Kathmandu is a bustling city comprising people from all walks of life. The abundance of population means that the serenity and the peace of the city are disrupted as the residents carry out their daily duties.

Crafting artistically

Published On: July 15, 2018 10:50 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Art can be enunciated in any form desirable to its audience.  Its creative presentation can even change the dynamics of commodities considered to be waste. Straw is among many such discarded items. However, when they land in artistic hands, like those of Binay Kumar Shrestha, they transform into decoratives that woo spectators.

New Ice-Cream Shoppe in town

Published On: July 12, 2018 10:40 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

To beat the scorching July heat, a new ice cream station -- Shoppe -321°c Ice-Cream Live Nepal -- has been introduced at Civil Mall's food court. The shop claims to provide the customer with fresh preservative-free ice cream.

The Original Duo: Rise of the Phoenix

Published On: July 11, 2018 08:50 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Be it the patriotic ‘Yo Mann Ta Mero Nepali Ho’, or the romantic ballads like ‘Parelima’, and ‘Chudaina Timro Maya Le’, 1974 AD, in their prime, was an unstopable force to reckon with. Even to this day, a diverse age-group relish the grooves of the band’s evergreen compositions, consequently contributing in recognizing a unique legacy spanning over two decades. However, while still in their prime, the band’s founding member and the lead vocalist, Phiroj Shyangden, called it quits.

First step into the silver screen

Published On: July 8, 2018 08:10 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Until the start of his first movie, ‘Lamphoo’, Kabir Khadka’s family was not convinced of the scope in acting. Rather, they preferred to see him pursue engineering. “I was captivated by the cinema realm since my childhood. I started by mimicking other actors. But, after graduating SLC (now SEE) in distinction, my family wanted me to join science to study engineering,” explained Khadka.

A wise academic transition

Published On: July 5, 2018 08:28 AM NPT By: Kiran Lama

Choosing a stable career is a daunting task. Our education system compels the students, right after Secondary Education Examination (SEE), to decide their future -- starting with choosing the right college, and faculty. The step is crucial in helping these graduates groom into responsible and career driven young adults. To align themselves with their professional goal, it is necessary that the students consider the following pointer while choosing their college.