October 19, 2021 14:36 pm

As a child I flew colorful kites in a cloudy sky. The wind was noisy while Surfing with a magnetic surge.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Once the main means of entertainment during Dashain, kites are rarely seen in the sky of Kathmandu. The sky above Tudikhel, which used to be full of kites during Dashain in the past, is now empty.


October 13, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A flock of people struggling to get through at Indrachowk in the peak hour of Dashain. Photo Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili /Republica

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested people not to fly kites near the airport premises saying that it might disrupt the flight security.

Flying Kites during Dashain

September 13, 2017 11:15 am

There is a certain thrill to flying kites. Colorful kites dotting the skies of Kathmandu used to be a sign that the Dashain festival is arriving. However, the tradition of flying kites with the onset of Dashain has gradually taken a backseat due to rapid urbanization and modern lifestyle. While kids are still enthusiastic about flying kites as a sport, adults mostly don’t participate. Attributed to either hectic schedule or mere lack of interest, today's generation rarely flies kites to mark one of the most prominent festivals.