It started with a little chit-chat in a tea shop. We, the squad of five, decided to go hiking all of a sudden just thinking of making lasting memories, forgetting hectic life for a day, and, most importantly, hanging out with a friend who just arrived home from Japan.

As we wrap up 2017 and look forward to a New Year in another 4 days, Republica Online brings you 12 evergreen Nepali songs that were covered by various artists throughout the year. We wish you a Happy New Year in advance and hope you enjoy the songs.

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has compared his footballing prowess to a fine red wine that improves with age, with the Swede also claiming he can continue to play for another 15 years.