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Rahat Poudel

Making people laugh

April 25, 2019 18:31 PM

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

April 4, 2019 18:19 PM

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

March 5, 2019 15:45 PM

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

February 15, 2019 13:21 PM

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

January 31, 2019 19:03 PM

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.

Swasthani memories

January 28, 2019 12:42 PM

Reading Swasthani is a family reunion. Aside from the hectic daily schedule, everyone from the family gathers everyday at night to listen the story from the book, which normally stays in 'puja ghar' except during the reading season.

'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.