KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The concept of a life coach is common in many countries in America and Europe, but it’s fairly new in case of Nepal. With talks of anxiety and depression still a taboo in our society, it takes people a lot of courage to open up about their struggles.
If you are planning to gift your friend a quirky and unconventional gift for his/her birthday, look no more. Khwappa Cartoons, a product/service company based in Kathmandu, is here to help. Started in 2016, Khwappa Cartoons creates eccentric cartoonized version of different faces, mainly as per their clients’ demands, and prints them on cups, badges, frames, and cushions. You can get a sense of their rising popularity by the 1200+ followers on Instagram and an equally impressive number of likes on Facebook.
If you scroll through the explore section on Instagram, you are likely to come across a comic strip or two quite frequently. Comic strips have been quite big on social media for a while now and it seems like every other popular comics account has millions of followers.
The hall is littered with props, chairs, and bulging bags of clothes and fabric. The stage is being set up with magnificently painted ply-boards. A bohemian red and floral sofa sits right in the middle of the stage, and a few whiskey glasses on a tea table shine in the midday sunlight. This is what you would see had you walked up to the fourth floor to the Kausi Theater where preparations for the play “Same Time Next Year” were in full swing a week before the premier on November 23. The crew was busy bringing the set of the play to life.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: News that Dharahara had collapsed during the earthquake of April 25, 2015 came as a shock to every Nepali around the world. In the years that followed, when shock finally gave way to talks of the inevitable rebuilding of the monument, people’s opinions were divided on whether the Dharahara should be reconstructed. Today, if you go to Sundhara in Kathmandu where the mighty Dharahara stood previously, you will find that the area has been cordoned off and the process of reconstruction is in full swing, rekindling the debate among whispers and murmurs.
From 1400m to 5416m, this journey has quite an elevation. As I “last-minute” over packed my luggage for my dream trip – the Annapurna Circuit – I had little idea of what was coming next (all in a good way though). We (my family and I) left Kathmandu sometime in mid-October as the best time to walk the circuit is October-November and drove all the way up to Besisahar in Lamjung.
Out of the 12,000 plus pictures 23-year-old computer science student Ayushma Rimal has on her phone around 7000 are screenshots of memes that make her laugh and she often finds herself sharing them with friends and family. She confesses that the first thing she does upon waking up is scroll through her Instagram feed to look through some memes to add to her ever-growing collection.