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Rahat Poudel

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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.

Swasthani memories

Published On: January 28, 2019 12:42 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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'

Published On: January 22, 2019 12:30 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: January 21, 2019 07:15 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: January 11, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: January 7, 2019 09:55 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: January 5, 2019 05:59 PM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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.

Let’s rock, China!

Published On: December 30, 2018 11:32 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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?

Published On: November 18, 2018 11:22 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: November 3, 2018 10:45 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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

Published On: November 1, 2018 09:05 AM NPT By: Rahat Poudel

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.