On a bike ride to my room from office, I encountered a tourist bus at Tripureshwor. Some unmasked Chinese faces were peering outside. I sped up and overtook the bus. Once far from it, I released my breath. Initially, it felt strange but after a short contemplation, I discovered that I was consumed by the fear of coronavirus epidemic. My experience is an example of how coronavirus in mind is far more terrorizing and threatening than coronavirus infecting the body. The fear is even more intense in densely populated city like Kathmandu. Should we run away from people whom we suspect of being infected or should the government as well as non-government actors initiate awareness programs to fight against the debilitating effects of the virus in the public psyche?
ITAHARI, July 26: With the arrival of monsoon, Manju Magarati of Itahari ward-4, Gairigaun has started staying awake during the night. As the rain can trigger ravaging floods anytime, all she is trying to do is to ensure that none of her family members get killed during sleep.
DHADING, Oct 12: In a recent travel, Dinesh Sapkota got into a bus at Dhadingbesi at 7 am and reached Kathmandu at 5 pm. He had planned to complete works in Kathmandu by the evening and return to Dhadingbesi. But the plan failed to materialize due to the prolonged traffic snarl on the Naubise-Nagdhunga road section.
The 36-km Narayanghat-Mugling road is considered as one of the most vital road links in Nepal as it connects the country’s southern, eastern and western parts with its two main urban hubs: Kathmandu and Pokhara.
KATHMANDU, March 20: For the past few months, Yogesh Shrestha, a teacher known for his punctuality and promptness, has not been able reach school on time which has badly affected his class. Despite leaving home an hour earlier than usual, he still can't manage to reach the school on time due to heavy traffic jams which have become a daily routine these days.
Richmond, United States, July 4: Rolling Stone magazine published a story in November 2014 describing in chilling detail a student's account of being brutally raped by seven men at the University of Virginia. Several days later the magazine's editors received an email from the reporter with the subject line "our worst nightmare."