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Rahat Poudel

'Guffai ta ho'

January 22, 2019 12:30 PM

Let it be a half-time break at school or while playing WWE stickers and ‘Guccha’ with friends, the talks we had when we were kids are nostalgic.  Here are some of the hearsays we believed when we were kids:

On meeting the rock legend

January 21, 2019 19:15 PM

Page visited Nepal around 2004 AD. On his visit, Jigmee Wangchuk Lepcha recalls of meeting him. Lepcha is a vocalist for The Midnight Riders. During a chat with MyCity, he recollects his memories meeting with the rock legend:

Hamro Kitab: For the book-loving society

January 11, 2019 07:30 AM

Ernest Hemingway quoted, “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” In this quote, the ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ writer expresses his emotional attachments with books. Reading a book is a delightful experience, which guides to look at the world through the writer’s eyes. In today’s world of internet, books have turned electronic. They can easily be accessed on mobile phones. Regardless of that, book worms will always enjoy reading a book turning over its pages. They can the smell the pages and can underline the sentences as per their convenience. This gives book-reading an extra edge. Many brands deal with books. One such business venture is ‘Hamro Kitab’. Since its establishment on December 9, 2018, the brand has provided a convenient way to buy books and focus on the book-loving society of Nepal. The idea for this startup was initiated by Avash Swar, Rojan Joshi and Ishuk Gautam. Hamro Kitab sells and rents brand new books of choice to the customers at their doorstep. The rent duration is normally 7 to 10 days, depending on the book and its price.

Play with snow in Himalayas and wash my sweats in Terai

January 7, 2019 09:55 AM

Despite the pollution and the social injustices, Nepal is one of the best destinations for the people to travel. As #VisitNepal2020 works are running, promotion to the domestic places are equally going. There are lots of travelers who are helping to the goal directly or indirectly. Rishav Adhikari aka Shutter Psycho is one of those avid travelers. He travels and shares his followers on his social media about the stories of his exploration to the secrets of Nepal. He introduces himself as someone who is traveling somewhere all the time. During a chat with MyCity, he shared his experiences and thoughts about his adventure:

BizFest 2019 empowers startups

January 5, 2019 17:59 PM

Powered by Khalti app, GBG Kathmandu and WomenWill collaboratively organized an event titled ‘BizFest 2019’ at the premises of Galaxy Public School, Gyaneshwor on Saturday. The event was organized with an aim to create opportunities to learn about new business strategies and to help people grow their business in 2019.

Beyond bat and ball, a tussle for power

December 31, 2018 19:37 PM

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.

Let’s rock, China!

December 30, 2018 11:32 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: China is rightly dubbed as the future of world business. With an ever inclining economy and diverse culture, the mega-nation on our northern borders has presented its capacity amidst the global mass.

Dear Letter, Where have you been?

November 18, 2018 11:22 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: “My friends used to tease me a lot whenever I got letters from my husband. Not only did they joke, they also constantly delayed in handing me the letters, just to see me blush,” said Basundhara Bhusal, a prominent Nepali actress. Bhusal is currently is in her late 60s. She recalls her times and how letters were delivered them via the postal services.

Bohemian Rhapsody: Vindicates the ‘Freddie Mercury’ Legacy

November 3, 2018 10:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: If you are a Queen fanatic or if any of the band’s song is your daily hum, the movie is a must-watch. ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will literally give you goose bumps throughout the entire movie. The movie, being distributed by the 20th Century Fox, tells the story about formation of a band and their journey of delivering series of hits. Other than Freddie Mercury, the movie also serves the journey of the legendary British rock band, Queen.

Why should they care? Let’s get inked

November 1, 2018 09:05 AM

Call it a norm or a fashion, getting the skin inked with different arts and designs has always baffled people from quite some time. Some people draw the tempting art to call it passion while others just follow the tradition.

Homework or kites? Caught in a catch-22 situation

October 11, 2018 09:39 AM

Dashain is already at our doorstep and the festival vibe has taken over the city. Many people have started packing to partake in the festival merriment at their native birthplace. However, the vibe isn’t equally awesome for everyone. Some cannot spend their festival as they wished. The students are most likely to go home with an extra burden of festival assignments.

‘Janayuddha Jari Chha?’ an anecdote of people’s war

October 7, 2018 09:36 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: ‘Janayuddha Jari Chha?’ is a story based on the events that took place during the Maoist insurgency period. Written and directed by Raj Shah, the play is a blend of love, hatred, sorrows, and hope.

I spy a kite in the Dashain sky

October 4, 2018 07:42 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Air borne kites and the intense aerial battles have been the focal leisure activity during Dashain for ages, until recently. As soon as monsoon ended, the vivid color variations of kites used to engulf the blue sky. Legends suggest that kites are indicators to Lord Indra, the rain god, that the fields had water aplenty. Kites are also believed to send ‘thank-you messages’ to the celestial deities for the abundant rain during monsoon.

Thai Food Festival at Fairfield by Marriott

October 2, 2018 09:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: If you are a foodie, make sure to enter Kava Restaurant with craving tongue as the Thai Food Festival is definitely a must visit for the food lovers. The food festival is led by the guest chef Kroongtana Nimnu, from Thailand.

Acrobat on wheels

September 27, 2018 08:21 AM

Motorbikes are more than just a mode of transportation. Its conveniences have brought together vast demography to benefit from its accessibility. Moreover, the surge in its popularity leaves even the broadest of roads in Kathmandu occupied throughout the day.  This pool of motorcyclists consists of riders with a wide variance of riding characteristics including those with zeal to perform acrobatic maneuvers on the road.

Finding similarities between Subin Bhattarai & Chetan Bhagat

September 25, 2018 11:15 AM

Subin Bhattarai rose to fame with his love trilogy ‘Summer Love’, ‘Saaya’, and ‘Monsoon’. He found commercial success from the first part of his trilogy and then completed the love novel in 2016. Since his books have a fair share of romance and love; the youths are tempted toward his writings. Owing to that fact, he is considered Chetan Bhagat of Nepal. Bhattarai recently released his fifth book, ‘Priya Sufi’.

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.