Karnali Highway: More hassles than relief

September 5, 2018 05:30 am

SURKHET, Sept 5: The Birendranagar to Gamgadi stretch of the Karnali Highway is 294 kilometers. In normal conditions, vehicles can travel this distance in around a day.

The SEZ blues

July 22, 2018 01:30 am

Policy gaps in employment and dispute resolution mechanisms in SEZ Act and Labor Act could lead to a difficult situation for workers in Nepal

Rocking the blues

July 6, 2018 08:10 am

Before releasing their debut song, Bachna Deu Malai, in October 2016, The Midnight Riders (TMR), a Nepali rock band, performed an array of cover songs at pubs, music festivals and weekend events. Originally formed by Deep Shamsher Rana, the band currently has bassist Sunny Mahat, drummer Sanjeet Tuladhar, guitarist and vocalist Sanjeev BK, and lead vocalist, harpist, and acoustic guitarist Jigme Lepcha as its members. The band, that just recently celebrated their ninth anniversary, is not tied to any record labels and produces and releases their music independently.

Monsoon blues

July 6, 2018 07:51 am

This is a statement that is very obvious, yet incredible at the same time – there is something magical about the monsoons. It is difficult to believe in it if you happen to live in Kathmandu and face the wide variety of practical difficulties that come with the season.

KATHMANDU, June 16: With Pogba's decisive goal the French team narrowly skipped sharting a point with Australia as the game end with 2-1 goals.

Development blues

April 10, 2018 01:00 am

Our development initiative is creating more dependency and pushing for urbanization rather than developing rural areas

LOS ANGELES, April 2: Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama “Hill Street Blues,” died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer.

Winter blues

January 19, 2018 09:47 am

You could be forgiven for not being too enthusiastic about winter in Kathmandu. I mean, there’s nothing magical in the way of snowfall or lights – just bitter cold added to the ever-present pollution.

Post-election blues

October 26, 2017 01:30 am

How was Nepal elected to the top United Nations human rights body with such a checkered rights record of its vital state actors?

LAMJUNG, Sept 25: Sukaman Chepang was singing loudly while grazing cattle in a green pasture near Marsyangdi River on Friday. A day before it was Gatasthapana, the first day of the Dashain festival. Arrival of Dashain should have reflected happiness on his face.

After hits like ‘Hostel’, ‘Jerry’ and ‘Gajalu’, Director Hem Raj BC's fifth venture ‘Gangster Blues’ will be in the theatres from Friday. Actor Aashirman D S Joshi and Anna Sharma are the protagonists in the movie, supported by Samyam Puri, Rojisha Shahi, Pramod Agrahari, Aruna Karki, Ram Babu Gurung, Anupam Sharma and Subash Thapa.

Post-reconciliation blues

June 19, 2017 00:35 am

Bardia had highest number of enforced disappearances, most of them picked up by the security forces. Their whereabouts remain unknown

Birthday Blues

April 7, 2017 10:20 am

When you are a kid, birthdays are special because you look forward to receiving gifts from your parents, siblings, and relatives. You invite your friends to celebrate the big day with you. And you don’t want any girls from your class to join in the fun because you only want your male buddies to celebrate the big day with you. And they all gather around you, waiting for the big moment when you finally cut the cake and give a piece to all your friends.

Saturday blues

January 27, 2017 04:29 am

I tell my wife that we should skip our Saturday plans and stay home and watch YouTube videos about what to do in Malaysia and Singapore because I want to take my wife there this Dashain.

MUMBAI, Oct 20: In a recent promotional video for her upcoming film Dear Zindagi, Alia Bhatt poses a question to her fans, ''Why can't Monday blues be pink, or peach?'' Later adding that why can't people just be happy about a Monday.

Karnali blues

October 4, 2016 00:25 am

Addressing health inequalities is a political agenda, with the conceptualization of health as a development agenda

Exam blues!

September 23, 2016 02:00 am

Yes, you can call me an optimist. My wife worries more about how she might fail rather than just doing her best no matter what. I’m the kind of person who buys the door prize tickets at a party and expects to win free air tickets to Dubai for two.

JUMLA, Aug 15: Truck driver Bir Bahadur BK looked drenched in sweat when we spotted him along the Jumla - Kalikot road section of the Karnali Highway recently. It was the third consecutive day that he had been trying to get the truck out of a ditch that it had got stuck into.

Unemployment blues

July 5, 2016 00:25 am

Around 70 percent Nepalis are engaged in agriculture. But since most of it is primitive, youths are not attracted

Coloring through the blues

June 24, 2016 05:12 am

Art therapy is still a relatively new concept in our country. But word of its effectiveness is quietly spreading among the masses.