The twenty-first century marks a progressive memory decline, which denotes the demise of collective memory and the fading of shared memories. Everyday memory loss poses a serious issue since it threatens the basis of culture and communal knowledge.

I fondly recall some special memories of early mornings when I was just a child more than two decades ago. I remember waking up to the gentle rustle of my mother's footsteps as she moved around the house, preparing for the day ahead. The world outside was still draped in darkness, but she was already shifting, driven by a purpose that resonated deep within her soul. It was during those early hours that I witnessed a ritual that left an indelible mark on me.

Also an art

August 2, 2021 14:04 pm

Rain that has stopped  Makes the memories wet.  The grasses whisper about the flowers  The sky still widens its mind It captures the whole universe.

For some survivors of the Holocaust, the vow to “never forget” takes on a special meaning when they have only faded memories, or none at all, of parents they lost as young children.

Yami Chhen, the historic house that stood as a symbol of inclusion, was destroyed in 2015 earthquakes. Machama Maharjan, the living memory of that inclusive spirit, passed away last week.

Growing up as a child, the fondest memory that I have is of the journeys that I would make from this physical world to the world of immense possibilities.

Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Or so we like saying. But there are some experiences that stay with us long after we have moved on. Here, some people talk about such memories.

Recalling Dashain memories

October 12, 2019 01:30 am

I used to travel five hours through a secluded forest rumored to be infested with tigers and beers to go to my maternal uncle’s house on the day of tika. Primary motivation was dakshina

A fading star

August 15, 2019 16:00 pm

A palpable sense of silence Floats beneath those million stars, Makes its way up my heart And covers all those painful scars.

I miss you

June 27, 2019 11:45 am

I write this to you filled with fond affection and gentle care. I am bent at my desk as I write, scribbling on my yellowish, moth-eaten paper. Ink welled up my nib and spilt over the page. My heart is frozen and my limbs feel heavy. I’m sprawled on my chair, brooding.

Right from her debut film 'Sawaariya' to recently released 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga', Sonam Kapoor has come a long way.

Memories of my country

May 31, 2019 08:31 am

One specific work of art, which won the National prize in the installation category, was titled “Memories of my country”. Made by artist Rabindra Shrestha, the installation consisted of photographs of children’s umbrellas kept upside down around the puddles and ditches of Kathmandu roads.

Giving his fans a glimpse of young Kareena Kapoor Khan during her childhood, Amitabh Bachchan shared an old picture of him and Kareena together which is probably the best thing on the Internet today.

'Dil Wale Dulhania Le Jayenge' (DDLJ) is hands-down everyone's favorite romantic film. Shah Rukh Khan as Raj and Kajol as Simran will forever be etched in our hearts! But one cannot forget Anupam Kher as SRK's cool father in the film and how the two gave us the coolest on-screen father-son duo of Bollywood!

She boarded the bus

April 19, 2019 08:00 am

As I come to the place Where we are gathered to go into plains I see her and try to ignore but couldn't As her memories were flowing like affluent

Jhapa memories

May 13, 2018 11:57 am

The village was desolate, with no signs of life. A small stream of water was running on my left, making a gurgling sound. I craned my neck and scanned around. Trees, fields, heaps of rubbles, deserted houses, remains of houses. After observing for a minute, my eyes rested on a mound of red mud which I believed is a traditional Satar house. I followed the path in my quest to see signs of civilization.

To Modi, with memories

May 3, 2018 01:30 am

What PM Modi will do and say during the visit will largely determine how Nepal and Nepalis will cope with bitter memories of blockade

The John Bates Clark Medal is awarded annually by the American Economic Association (AEA) to “that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”  Parag Pathak, 37, is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research proved that school choice can lead to improved student performance.

Sweet Memories of Sauraha

August 27, 2017 10:34 am

Thereafter, we took some rest at our lodge before a jeep came to pick us up for Jungle Safari. I was terrified to go near an elephant to take pictures, but my dad told me not to be scared and convinced me that elephants were friendly and won’t harm us. We clicked numerous photographs with the elephants and even got to know their names.

Capturing those beautiful memories

July 21, 2017 09:01 am

As an actor, he has been able to reach out to every generation through his satirical comedy acts. Madan Krishna Shrestha is not only an entertainer but also an extremely influential figure who has been successful in spreading awareness about numerous social and political issues. This creative mind never fails to bring an interesting and influential piece of work before us, and he is now working on his autobiography ‘Maha ko Ma’ which is to be out on the first week of September this year. Swasti Gautam caught up with the brilliant actor to bring to you the other side of this wonderful artist, illuminating his interests in literature and writing.

Memories attached to city

June 25, 2017 08:13 am

Artist Bidhata KC has held seven solo exhibitions and is also the recipient of the Master Tej Bahadur Chitrakar Smriti Puraskar in 2013 for her painting. In 2011, she was honored with a ‘Special Mention Award’ at the National Fine Art Exhibition. She was also honored by Arniko National Youth Art Award, a National Government Award for excellence in Modern Art. Here she talks about her city experiences with My City:

Of short trips and lasting memories

June 16, 2017 14:27 pm

My friend and I left for Markhu village located in Makwanpur District in the Narayani Zone of southern Nepal on our scooters on a rainy Thursday despite me being hounded by bad memories of roads with lots of puddles and dirt from my last trip to the place a while back. Even back then, the roads till Pharping were pretty good but after we took a right to get to Markhu, the ride got bumpy and uncomfortable. This time around, however, I was surprised to see that the roads were all black-topped and riding the scooter was fairly easy.

Preserving memories

April 14, 2017 11:46 am

When you are currently packing your bags and planning for your next adventure, among all the necessities, a camera is bound to be one. Photographs have always been important as a memento of the memories of a certain time. Especially when we travel, being able to document yourself becomes all the more important.

Memories of war

February 15, 2017 00:25 am

I cried because there was a war I was not equipped to fight against, because I knew in this conflict I had lost a part of me