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Rahat Poudel

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Instant Inquiry with Simon Upreti

Published On: July 13, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Simon Upreti is an emerging bassist/vocalist in the Nepali music scene. He’s currently affiliated with bands like ASM, Grasstunes and The Mellow Malady. MyCity caught Simon for Instant Inquiry. Here are the results:

Predictable ‘Sano Mann’ yet musically entertaining

Published On: July 12, 2019 03:31 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Saanya (Shilpa Maskey), lives in Bhairahawa with her mother (Gauri Malla), who dreams to go to Kathmandu. As her mother won’t let her move to Kathmandu, Saanya falls sick most of the time at home.

Original 1974AD members reunite

Published On: July 9, 2019 04:18 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Nepali rock band, 1974AD has reunited with their original members. The band announced their reunion at an announcement event ‘Nirantarta’, held at Moksh, Jhamshikhel on Monday. The original lineup includes Phiroj Shyangden, Adrian Pradhan, Manoj Kumar KC, Nirakar Yakthumba and Sanjay Shrestha.

Instant Inquiry with Rochak Dahal

Published On: July 8, 2019 03:09 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

MyCity caught Rochak for Instant Inquiry. Here are the results:

I don’t want to die

Published On: July 6, 2019 08:10 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Cards of feelings, The bizarre room, Having a thought,| Weak mind failure person, I don’t want to die. I don’t want to die

‘Nepal needs robots to plough fields’

Published On: July 4, 2019 07:12 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

We are bit familiar with the robotics scene in Nepal. Not only working as waiters in restaurants and cafes, we see robots competing on a football match, race and so on. Despite all those, there are many who carry a mindset of robotics being waste of energy and time.

Sajilo Marmat Sewa: Making maintenance easy

Published On: June 15, 2019 06:06 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

It’s difficult to find good workers to fix your house’s electricity and washroom these days. Be it plumbing or interior repairs, some of the chores remain untouched for days because of not knowing good workers. Once you find one, other issues arise regarding the money value and work timings.

Swotantra is for friends and family: Mukti Shakya

Published On: June 9, 2019 07:21 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Mukti and Revival released ‘Swotantra’ at Patan Museum, Patan on May 25. To know more about their new album, MyCity caught the legendary Mukti Shakya at his residence. The frontman of MNR says he will do music until his last breath. “I am a rock and roll person,” he adds.

Let’s ride

Published On: June 6, 2019 07:14 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

According to the data published by Department of Transport Management (DoTM), more than four hundred thousand vehicles were registered in the last fiscal year, leaving the total number of vehicles to 3.22 million by 2017/18; 2.5 million of which are motorcycles alone.

Where there's will, there's way

Published On: June 4, 2019 03:05 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

If you travel around the valley (especially Jamal and Jhamsikhel area), you might see a boy maneuvering a bike-ride extraordinarily with just one leg.  Despite a tragic accident at an early age, a promise to himself made him the person he is now. Thankfully, that boy Yubak Lama committed to riding a bike with one leg, proving and standing as a voice to the people who have undergone a similar situation like his.

The art of celluloid storytelling

Published On: May 23, 2019 07:43 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

If you are a book fanatic or a movie addict, you know how precious stories are. They are the lifeline of the entire movie. It’s what makes good movies. Be it Quentin Tarantino’s violence films or Wes Anderson’s fast-paced comedies, both the movies' common ground: their stories!

The Tale of Pahenlo Batti Muni

Published On: May 18, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Rochak Dahal (vocalist) and Bikram Bashyal (guitarist) were already jamming and performing in their college days. But it was after their graduation when they decided to take it a notch up and make music on their own.

#Underground Episode 1: Sunil Maharjan

Published On: May 16, 2019 05:49 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

#Underground is all about exploring different musicians and their journeys in the field of music. In this episode, MyCity features Sunil Maharjan, one of the founding members and guitarist of the metal band Dead Mariners.

Washmandu: a laundry companion

Published On: May 9, 2019 06:40 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Washmandu is a Kathmandu based online laundry service. To make things simpler, they also provide free pickup and delivery facilities. Washmandu was founded by Mrigendra Karn in 2017. Since its inception, this brand is simplifying solving Kathmandwuite’s laundry problems.

‘Drabya Dharma’: A result of rocking chemistry

Published On: May 5, 2019 06:02 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Three different musicians, already associated with their own bands came together with a powerful trio and named it Shree 3 (pronounced as Shree Tin). Comprising of Sarad Shrestha (vocals and guitar), Rozet Gurung (bass) and Robin Neupane (drums), Shree 3 is a rock band trying stone rock, desert rock and grunge. The band is releasing their debut album, ‘Drabya Dharma’ after three years since the formation.

Making people laugh

Published On: April 25, 2019 06:31 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Charles Dickens once said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Like the saying, one can listen to a joke and that funny anecdote already makes people forget their current problems for a bit.

Ball and bat passion

Published On: April 4, 2019 06:19 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

We grew up listening to the infamous phrase: people who play cricket (mispronounced as Kir Ket) are fools, and those who watch are stupid. Despite that, Men’s Nepali cricket team has already registered themselves qualifying to the One Day International (ODI) status.

FourHappyFeet: Journey of lovebirds

Published On: March 5, 2019 03:45 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Chris McCandless aka Alexandar Supertramp from the movie ‘Into the Wild’, quoted money as an illusion and said that one can go anywhere and do anything. Sangam Bhandari and Shikha Neupane based in London are the living evidence of this fact.

Dailo: A friend you need

Published On: February 15, 2019 01:21 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Sometimes you are so busy that you cannot separate time for your chores. Be it standing in a hectic queue or picking and delivering things, all you wish for is a savior who will do those works for you at that time. Thankfully, there are start-ups like Dailo that does people’s chores as said.

With Santosh Panta

Published On: January 31, 2019 07:03 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

Ask your parents or any people from the 90s about ‘Hijo Aaja Ka Kura’. The answer will go round to Santosh Panta, one of the pioneers in the history of TV serials in Nepal.