My Republica

Rakshya Khadka

The kite sellers of Kathmandu

October 12, 2018 08:36 AM

Times have changed, and people’s taste and wants too have changed and though what is inherent to our culture shouldn’t be subject to this change, sadly, it is.

Difficult dealings

October 5, 2018 11:04 AM

Cases like Bista’s aren’t the only ones of its kind. Siddhi Memorial Foundation in Bhaktapur has an elderly home where people wishing to join on their own isn’t uncommon. Differences in the family, not wishing to become a burden on their children, loneliness and wanting to receive proper medical care are common narratives.

Spa for the stressed

October 5, 2018 07:45 AM

Mandala Studio Yoga and Spa in Thamel is one that initially began off as a yoga studio but later branched out to providing spa treatments as well. Kriti Karki, one of the co-founders of Mandala Studio Yoga and Spa, was a yoga instructor herself and initially started off by providing yoga sessions.

A Namaste that changed everything

September 28, 2018 09:44 AM

19 is an age of uncertainty, of college decisions and life choices and everything else that perhaps shouldn’t be ladled on the shoulders of someone so young. It was the same for Margaret Doyne or Maggie. At 19, she was all set for a high-ranking college, dreaming of a six-figure salary and a bright future ahead of her.

Food fanatics’ favorite

September 28, 2018 08:52 AM

They say worthwhile things are hard to find. Well, they might just be right. The French Bakery, located at Chhetrapati in Kathmandu, sort of proves that statement correct. Skirting the vibrant and buzzing streets of Thamel and a little tricky to locate, sits the French Bakery that has delighted the food worshipping populace of the town with its unparalleled bakery goods and wildly diverse food, all of which are served in an elegant manner.

Forever on the move: A compulsive need to travel and explore

September 21, 2018 10:42 AM

For the past five years, Samip Mainaly has traveled the highs and the lows of Nepal. He has traversed through the familiar trails of the country as well as been to the lesser-known places. As a travel guide, leading groups of travelers to unknown areas of Nepal is what he does best but he is a travel enthusiast himself and confesses he can’t just stay at one place for too long.

I lost my sight but gained vision: Sristi KC

September 21, 2018 09:10 AM

What should have been a sweet sixteen turned into a bitter nightmare but what birthed off it was the most extraordinary thing to have ever happened to Sristi KC who lost her sight to a bad case of an eye-medication overdose at the tender age of 16. What was a life of color abruptly turned into an abyss of darkness that made no sense to the teenager. Why was it that light was sucked off her life and all she had now was an asphyxiating pitch-black embrace?

Unboxing happiness

September 21, 2018 07:57 AM

Chocolatebox Nepal has been in operations since November 2017 and it’s well on its way to live a long life. The company makes customized chocolates, of all shapes and characters, all colors including blue and amethyst, and for all occasions of apologies and celebrations.

A waning tradition

September 14, 2018 09:02 AM

The oldest pottery ever made can be found in Lumbini and is over 2,600 years old. This goes to show that pottery making has long been a tradition in Nepal where there was once a system that had certain families specializing in certain tasks, be it woodwork, artwork, business to name a few. Pottery making is also something that has continued throughout the years as people took it up to carry on their family legacy. But the interest to do so is definitely waning as of now and pottery makers are also struggling to keep up with the changing times.

The case for comedy

September 14, 2018 08:21 AM

A sense of humor is a good quality to have but not everybody can say that they are funny or have the ability to make people laugh. Shreya Pokharel calls herself ‘just somebody who wants to be funny’ but her humor is evident in the simplest of words she speaks and the mannerisms with which she tells her story. It is this that led her to the stand-up comedy scene where she is beginning to make quite a name for herself.

The limb I never lost

September 7, 2018 08:34 AM

At a glance Yubak Lama may seem like an ordinary boy but his life and experiences are anything but ordinary.

A musician’s musings

September 7, 2018 08:16 AM

As a young boy he watched in amazement as musicians performed on stage. It was an image that carved a permanent space in his heart and mind and made him want to become a musician himself. And that drive coupled with his love for music made Sanup Paudel go on to create a name for himself in the Nepali music industry.

The goodness of all things sweet

August 31, 2018 10:08 AM

Imagine good food in a cozy setting. Imagine doughnuts dripping in chocolate and cream. Think The Workshop Eatery. On a quiet street of Bakhundole, Lalitpur, is a small eatery that serves great food and unparalleled doughnuts. The Workshop Eatery has been in operation since the year 2015 and they have been charming the urban populace of the city with their food.

Creating a space that beckons

August 31, 2018 09:28 AM

Having a messy room seems like a common young adult issue. So much so that for many it has actually become a part of their lifestyle because they have succumbed to the fact and fate that organizing isn’t a skill they were born with. But parents can be relentless in their pursuit of bringing some order into your lives. So, to help you deal with that by giving you some inspiration on how you can have your space looking really prim and proper, The Week spoke to two ladies who have turned their little rooms into havens where nothing is ever out of place.

The digital prodigy

August 31, 2018 08:49 AM

Yash Poddar, who recently completed his A Levels, has already launched three apps. Poddar always harbored a love for problem-solving and designing and, backed by his fascinations for programming, it was only a matter of time until he put it all to creative use.

Through the off roads of Kathmandu

August 24, 2018 09:53 AM

Many working professionals confess that the monotony of everyday life can slowly start to become draining and tiring. You go to work, you come back, eat and sleep and the next day the cycle repeats itself. Life seems to lack purpose and that’s not a very good place to be. It’s no wonder that the recent years have seen a steady growth in the number of individuals indulging in recreational activities and sports.

Something for everyone

August 17, 2018 09:54 AM

Sarga simply means ‘something’. The founders interpret the word as creation. For them it is a creative channel through which they merge their ideas to create contemporary products deeply rooted in tradition.

Showing a little love

August 10, 2018 12:04 PM

These days, cases of inhumane treatment of animals are gaining national attention. But this certainly hasn’t put a stop to these transgressions. Every day, the nine registered animal shelters in the valley receive over a hundred request calls each for animals to be recused from the fatalities they have become victim of. The calls come from everywhere, more in numbers every day and with more heartbreaking episodes every time.

Ladies of times and beyond

August 10, 2018 10:02 AM

Over the course of mankind’s existence, folklores, epics, and sagas have seen emergence as men have transcended tangible and intangible boundaries to reset preconceived notions of potential. And well deservedly, they have been sung of their valor and virtues by minstrels and poets over the centuries. Lesser known though are the counterparts of these men, the ladies, who have been masked in shadows and, although preserved in stories, not acknowledged or heralded enough. Most often though, they are figures of reverence for what they represent.

Making meaningful murals

August 3, 2018 14:00 PM

Despite the difficulties they have endured and the ones that are in sight, the group is hopeful and undeterred because art to them means so much more than just paint and color.