With more than 1.3 million young people in 144 countries, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is a prestigious youth achievement award helping young people widen their skills and engage them towards being innovative, intrigue and inspiring human being.
Aashirman DS Joshi has been in the Nepali Movie Industry since 2017 and still, the box office awaits his successful movie. His latest movie, ‘The Break Up’ hardly garnered any success despite the hype from its first look and trailer.
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.
How can you tell when it’s Dashain in Kathmandu? When there are no people around and it resembles a ghost town. Admittedly this phenomenon has declined over the years due to shorter holidays and the hassle of traveling, but that still doesn’t stop a mass exodus from taking place every year during this festival. This brief seasonal migration from Kathmandu is in danger of not happening at all this year, if the tussle between the government and transport ‘entrepreneurs’ is not resolved in the near future.
Many of us are guilty of going to a new place, wandering about aimlessly, eating and drinking at the best pubs and restaurants, shopping for souvenirs, and coming back home with a phone full of photos. But traveling is all about experience and by paying attention to small things you can really enhance it. Here are 10 tips that can really help you make the most of every trip you take.
KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal national cricket team is all set to play its first-ever One-Day International (ODI) match in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Wednesday. Khadka shared some of his experience of the national team’s ‘treacherous’ as well as ‘joyous’ journey, in conversation with International Cricket Council (ICC).
KATHMANDU, July 18: A lot of dramas, an action-packed final, the rise of the underdogs and just the second-time winner of the most coveted trophy in football concluded Russia’s 2017 FIFA World Cup. France won the all European final with an astounding 4-2 victory over Croatia at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday.
Life is a very long journey that we start, and finish alone. Nonetheless, life has numerous stations along its pathway. In these stations, we meet people; we like some, despise some and are apathetic to the rest. Stopping at many such stations, we embark on our journey until we reach our ultimate destination. In the end, when we reflect our journey, all that matters is the experience along the way.
My heart was thundering with excitement at the prospect of escaping the inanimate and dull Kathmandu to a fresh, vibrant Jhapa My brother had bought a ticket for me which I tucked it into my jacket pocket and took it to bed with me, holding it as if it were the golden ticket from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
POKHARA, Feb 22: The crew of movie ‘Panchebaja’ has started the movie’s promotion from Pokhara. “I am confident that the film will entertain the audience,” the unit of ‘Panchebaja’ claimed at press meet organized in Pokhara on Tuesday. The film is set to be released nation-wide on February 23.
Anura Shrestha, a fourth year undergraduate student at National College, claims that she cannot live without books. “Books have been great icebreakers for building most of my friendships. The first thing I ask whenever I meet someone is about the kind of books they like to read,” says Shrestha.
Manita Shrestha Pradhan is the first Nepali judoka who created history in Nepali Judo by winning the Asian Judo Championship 2017. This was the first win for Nepal in 29 years. Along with that, she has also represented Nepal in more than 24 national and international judo championships so far. For a girl who is just 18, these achievement is simply the result of support from her coach and her dedication towards attaining success itself.
Kathmandu is a city that’s as developed as it gets from a typical Nepali’s perspective. There are people working at every street, running after money while responsibilities are continuously piling up on them as the days go by. And there are outliers, women, preferably married, in some parts of the valley. Homemakers in many rural parts of Kathmandu do not prefer to go mainstream with their skills.
“There is no opportunity in Nepal” a common dialogue among frustrated young minds in Nepal. A never ending queue at the Department of Passports gives a stark glance of where we stand among the socio-economical statuses and the future of entrepreneurship in Nepal. The country is losing many potential entrepreneurs each day, but the figure of remittance inflow is celebrated as a great achievement.
Goma Rai can be found brewing hot tea at a small stall in Kel Tol, Ason. Fifty-year- old Goma has been selling tea for around three decades now. She is originally from Nuwakot. Selling tea is her everyday ritual as she wakes up as early as four in the morning and works at her tea stall till 7 pm.
KATHMANDU, Oct 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the non-resident Nepali (NRN) community to partner in the development process of their motherland and become part of the country's journey toward prosperity.
JUMLA, September 3: Nar Bahadur Gharti, who was traveling from Nepalgunj on a motorcycle, returned without reaching his destination in Jumla district. He could not move ahead towards his destination due to the massive dry landslide in Dahikhola area of the Karnali Highway's Kalikot section.
A pioneer for introducing Gypsy Jazz in Nepal in 2000, Hari Maharjan has been dedicated in the field of music as a guitarist for more than two decades now. Gypsy jazz, which he introduced in Nepal, is a style of jazz music believed to have been started around Paris in the 1930s.
ROLPA, July 18: On February 13, 1996, a group led by the current Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attacked a police station in Holeri, marking the beginning of the decade-long armed Maoist conflict. Gunendra Gharti, who was a member of that group has now been elected as the chief of Subarnabati Rural municipality of Rolpa.
Deciding to set foot into the business world that is full of liabilities and risk at a young age is not an easy job. To look into the journey of some entrepreneurs and their businesses, My City’s Nasana Bajracharya talked to three personalities who started early and are profoundly successful in their field of work. These men believe that a person’s age should not be the deciding factor to start a business. Those who want to do something big should be able to see the greater picture and enjoy the journey.
Ruksana Kapali, a transgender activist at 18, recently graduated from high-school. While many of her age dream about travelling and settling abroad, she is a devout activist and hopes to strengthen awareness and acceptance of LGBTI community within the country. She points out few legal and social level issues that need to be addressed to ensure LGBTI-friendly Nepal. My City’s Shuvechchha Ghimire sat with Ruksana to know her more and about her involvements.
KATHMANDU: “Time management is a matter of will. If you have the drive, somehow you will get it done. You have to learn to adjust and divide your time. I believe that every minute and every second of your life should be meaningful,” shared Madan Chitrakar who is an artist, art writer/critic and an art educator. Hailing from a Chitrakar family, he inherited the traits of an artist. Chitrakar literally means painter in the Nepali language.
As the famous saying goes, “Happiness is a journey not a destination.” When the principal at my school announced a Mountain Biking Camp, I was enthralled to take part in the camp. This was the moment I discovered my passion for mountain biking.
Regardless of the plethora of items on a menu, a true Nepali would always go for momos when given a chance. It’s this thought that fueled Niven Amatya’s idea for Bota.There must be hardly any place in Kathmandu where momo shops are not present. But despite of the many other options for good momos, people tend to throng to Bota. Within a year of establishment, Amatya has already set up three outlets inside the Kathmandu valley that are all doing equally well.
In the field of sports for more than two decades now, Deepak Bista is a renowned taekwondo fighter in Nepal. Originally from a remote village of Kanchanpur, he moved to Kathmandu in 1996 with a hope of contributing to the field of sports. His journey started with his participation in the 4th National Championship. Bista is the first and only athlete who won four SAG gold medals in the South Asian region. Winning gold medals from 1999-2011, he has set a new record in the history of Nepali sports. After his retirement in 2014, he has been working as a taekwondo coach.
The conjugal life of popular singer duo Uday Sotang and Manila Sotang is exactly what their duet song Ekai Rathka Duee Pangra ….. (we are two wheels of a cart) means. In this popular song, Krishna Abiral is the lyrist, Uday composer and Manila herself has given her voice into it.
KATHMANDU, May 7: Since the invention of front camera ‘selfie’ became a trend. People can portray various emotions through selfies and it is often assumed that people who click a lot of selfies might be self obsessed. Some people spend hours taking selfies to post a ‘perfect one’ on social media. But beside the self obsession why do people really take selfie. Different people have different theories and different researches have different explanation.
After a trip to the Ice Lake, we headed back to our hotels. We had decided to rest for a while and then head off to Tilicho. But we had to change our plans because a) our bodies felt numb due to excessive walking and b) the weather and rainfall forecast for the next few days didn’t look great. We were sad that we had to leave Tilicho for another time but were, at the same time, excited to move towards the world’s highest crossable pass – Thorong la Pass.