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Rahat Poudel



For improved vision

September 16, 2018 08:13 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: We are familiar with the causes of poor eyesight. However, the majority of us don’t have the 6/6 vision, an essential for a clear image. Owing to radiation, TV, and lack of vitamins, the fluctuating vision worsens eyesight clarity, creating image blurs. Though eye power is supposed to alter only after 40, even youths are venerable to the degradation of eyesight. Hence, it’s common to find people wearing high-powered glasses from a very young age.

Talking Nepali movies

September 15, 2018 00:05 AM

Ask any pedestrians or film addicts about their preference for Nepali movies and their answers will be this: Nepali movies seek to earn only profit, focus little on stories and talents and therefore they are boring.

Annual Cosplay convention

September 5, 2018 08:32 AM

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest convention held in San Diego. In the convention, comic book based movie trailers are released, there are meet and greet programs with on-screen personas, and authors of comic books.

Make way for superfan

September 5, 2018 08:27 AM

Comic books have always gathered the appreciation for providing an action-packed enhancement of the lives of superheroes. The rugged graphics that comics flaunt is fine-tuned by captivating storylines. Moreover, the portrayal of comic characters through series, anime, and even mainstream cinemas further aid in increasing its fan base.  To celebrate the grandeur of the vibrant characters, enthusiasts from around the world come together in different venues, to speculate their own fan theories, which are regularly attested by the comic authors.

Souls of my city: Roadside weighing scale attendant and more

September 2, 2018 10:12 AM

Ginari Prasad Gautam is an easily recognizable character at Sundhara, Kathmandu. For the past 10 years, he has been operating his weighing scale on a corner near the bustling bus stand at the heart of the capital city.

Under pressure

August 29, 2018 10:30 AM

It’s a popular belief that blood pressure fluctuation only occurs after the age of 35. Blood pressure (BP) measurement, containing systolic (numerator) and diastolic (denominator), is written in a fraction with millimeters of mercury unit (mmHg). 120/80 mmHg is an ideal and healthy blood pressure. However, according to the American Heart Association, blood pressure ranging from 120/80 mmHg to 130/80 mmHg is considered acceptable.

Enroll football greats into your team

August 22, 2018 11:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Premier league is already creating a buzz among football fanatics. While some are obsessed with the game, others watch it just to be a part of the post-match rants that take social media by storm. Moreover, enthusiasts assemble their fantasy teams to prove their supremacy.

Food Review: Chicken Shredded at Odaan Restaurant and Lounge

August 19, 2018 08:43 AM

Served with vegetable side-dish and deep-fried chili, Chicken Shredded is a go-to food, especially for spicy food aficionados. Also, the price (Rs 265 per serving) makes it an ideal lunch snack.

Beyond bat and ball, a tussle for power

August 16, 2018 08:36 AM

We grew up listening to the infamous phrase: people who play cricket (mispronounced as Kir Ket) are fools, and those who watch are stupids. Our generation has witnessed a downpour of stones amid an international match, courtesy of “stupid” spectators. On the flip side, we have also experienced a series of positive episodes; including our Rhinos -- the national cricket sides -- qualify to the world cup, and recently, register their first ODI win.

Premier League on a larger scale

August 11, 2018 12:39 PM

The entire footballing realm is obsessed with Premier League. Starting from the player signings to speculating the league winner, football enthusiasts follow each episode in hopes of finding the strengths and weaknesses of the participating teams. The yearly gala gets followers to sob at defeats of their favorite teams and celebrate the victory in full might. While it’s the dream of every fan to experience the grandeur,live, from a stadium, not everyone gets the chance to do so. For those, less fortunate, there’s always a possibility of bringing the game to a location of their choice; all they need is a handful of supporters and an enormous tv-screen.

‘The Now Now’, Gorillaz

August 5, 2018 08:40 AM

‘The Now Now’ is British band Gorillaz’s sixth studio featuring all animated members -- 2-D on lead vocals and keyboards, Murdoc Niccals on bass guitar, Noodle on guitar and keyboards, and Russel Hobbs on the drums and percussion.

A look back at friendship of older times

August 5, 2018 08:12 AM

Kunti Moktan recalls days without social media sites and mobiles. Likewise, Deepak Raj Giri says he used to catch up with his male friends directly.

Digitized era of friendship

August 5, 2018 08:10 AM

Google ‘friendship’, you won’t find a precise definition because friendship, in practicality, varies from person to person. There are various mediums for connecting with people before bonding together. Whatever be the case, the first meeting is always worth remembering. Like finding a source of friendship, continuity process also differs.

Cultural pride turns into self-mockery

August 1, 2018 08:22 AM

The classical ballad ‘Teej ko Rahara Aayo Barilai’ had a homely feel to it. It expressed joys of reunion with childhood friends and the celebration of womanhood. But now that teej music has taken a sharp commercial bend, most songs have changed their disguise. Teej songs, which once encompassed women’s happiness, sorrows, and celebrations, have mostly gone beyond recognition.

Teacher-student tales

July 26, 2018 12:06 PM

KATHMANDU, July 26: With time, the stern association between a teacher and student eases into a friendly bond.  The gradual development in the relationship incites a cordial bond that both cherish forever.

Time to play the game

July 21, 2018 11:34 AM

KATHMANDU, July 21: Computer gaming has kept the world occupied, ever since Pac-Man was first introduced. Additional digital games consisting of complicated computer algorithms were soon developed amazing gamers of the era.

Freestyle football: Bend it more than Beckham

July 16, 2018 10:00 AM

The majority of Nepal is passionate about football. While some are obsessed with the sport itself, others prefer watching the game. There’s also the third lot; those who provide an acrobatic approach to the sport by bending their bodies but still maintaining balance. This is something neither players dare execute on the field, not viewers see during the live broadcasts.

I can see air in Kathmandu

July 12, 2018 09:30 AM

Kathmandu once flaunted serenity. At present, the scenario has changed drastically. What once was known for its vibrant culture and lifestyle now carries an ill-reputation of being a dust adobe. The growing level of air pollution and effluences makes life in the capital difficult. Further, it’s common to find masks onto faces of the majority of the denizens while roaming the streets of Kathmandu. However, even with the precautionary measure, people are still prone to an array of respiratory ailments.

The bitter reality of our education system

July 3, 2018 09:24 AM

Isn’t it funny that those who are deprived of facilities are keener in studies? Yet, those who are blessed with all facilities blame how rigorous the education system is. Yes, it’s sad, but it also is a bitter aspect of the society.