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Dreams of dining at a dhaba

Published On: February 14, 2020 10:49 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

Located in Baluwatar, Kathmandu Dhaba is a restaurant that serves North Indian food and the main focus here is to provide simple, good food to its customers. But there are plenty of Indian restaurants in Kathmandu already, so why should you visit Kathmandu Dhaba?

Struggle to survive

Published On: January 31, 2020 11:28 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

Parbati Malakar has been earning her livelihood and taking care of her family by making and selling Gwarmari, a traditional Newari food item that’s made up of fried balls of puffy dough, in Indrachowk in Kathmandu for 15 long years. It’s not been easy but Malakar confesses that it’s a small price to pay to be able to take care of her family.

Urging you to buy secondhand

Published On: January 24, 2020 09:46 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

What do you think of buying secondhand stuff—be it books, clothes, furniture etc.? Have you considered the impact you would be making in saving the environment by doing that? And you would be saving quite a bit of money too. Sounds like a good deal, doesn’t it? But buying or selling secondhand goods isn’t a popular concept in Nepal and it’s actually often frowned upon.

Experimental with an essence of Nepal

Published On: January 10, 2020 11:03 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

With the idea of promoting the essence of Nepali food, Nisha Sen Thakuri along with her partner opened up Lapsi Garden about four months ago. The restaurant is located in Pani Pokhari just behind Japanese Embassy and offers a relaxing ambience surrounded by trees and greenery. The building Lapsi Garden is operating on has two storeys - the restaurant on the first floor and an adjacent spa on the ground floor.

Stronger than ever

Published On: December 20, 2019 10:01 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

Being the subject of discussion on a Facebook post of someone I didn’t even know too well was amusing at first but it quickly became a source of much anguish and hurt when people took to name calling and caste discrimination.

Highway horror

Published On: December 13, 2019 08:56 AM NPT By: KAVYA BISWOKARMA

According to various reports, the total number of bus accidents in Nepal from July 2018 to January 2019 was recorded at 5,404. And that number is only increasing as we continue to hear news of buses plunging into rivers, injuring and killing many, on a daily basis. Narrow roads with sharp bends, and poor conditions of vehicles and highways are often blamed for such accidents. But what is going on, really?