Crazy commute

January 11, 2019 09:25 am

When my parents call and tell me that they can’t pick me up in the evening and I will have to manage on my own, my heart sinks. I swing into full combat mode, prepare my lungs to take on extra volume of oxygen, and give myself a pep talk because I will have to take a bus ride home and that too in the evening. The vehicle arrives at the bus stop already bent, like the leaning tower of Pisa, where there is little to no space but still the drivers see to it that they stop the bus for at least 15 minutes and fit passengers into the quantum realm i.e. they expect other passengers who are already there to turn into antmen and antwomen. Or at least that is what it seems like they want to do, considering how they stuff people into the vehicle like one stuffs “gundruk” in a glass jar.

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.

The ride to the unknown

June 24, 2018 07:07 am

33-year-old Narayan Gopal Maharjan was a screen printer by occupation. He rose to success amidst great struggles. His most notable achievement was the long-awaited victory at this year’s National Championship. For six consecutive years, Narayan Gopal was content in the runner-up position in the national-level event.

First phase of blacktopping completed

KATHMANDU, May 28: MAW Enterprises, an authorized distributor of Yamaha motorcycles and scooters in Nepal, has organized new edition of adventurous and fun-filled ride out with riders of Yamaha FZ25.  Riders from Gandaki zone rode their FZ25 from Bishwokarma Auto Works to Pokhara Bazar and then to Waterfront Resort, Pokhara.

FOR A COMFY, RELIABLE RIDE

April 12, 2018 08:03 am

‘Taxis are expensive’, ‘You have to haggle a lot’, ‘We do not feel secure’, ‘Taxi drivers are cheaters’, ‘We have no other option’ -- a lot of people must have felt this way while hauling for taxis in Kathmandu to reach our destinations. When we think of taxis, we are filled with a sense of unhappiness. But lately, a start-up, Saarthi, has been doing a great job toward giving quality taxi service, without cheating, to the people.

Crossfire Mega Ride Tour in Pokhara

February 27, 2018 09:27 am

The Crossfire Mega Ride Tour 2018 was organized in Pokhara with an aim of branding and marketing Crossfire bikes. Nepali distributer of Crossfire Bike, Kaski Export and Import Pvt Ltd, had organized the tour.

EASY RIDE WITH TOOTLE

November 6, 2017 09:44 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Carpooling and scooterpooling are not new concepts for humans. We have heard and been a part of the ‘pooling system’ with our friends, family or in many cases our co-workers. However, to adapt the practice in our everyday lives and share a ride with a complete stranger, we need a bit more of practice and a lot of leniency in our mindsets.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Aviation experts stressed on air safety in Nepal during a function organized on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) airbus crash, which falls on September 28.

PHILADELPHIA: The wheels are in motion for Philadelphia’s next gathering of naked bicyclists.

Back in July 2016, as my cousin was getting married, I was anxiously waiting for my visa. And like they say, ‘things come to you when you least expect it’, I got my visa on the same day my cousin got married. I was thrilled about going abroad, but I didn’t want to leave Nepal.

WEST BROMWICH, May 13: Chelsea is back at the summit of English football, completing a wild roller-coaster ride over the past three years.

Test ride

December 24, 2016 00:35 am

Thursday’s cabinet decision to build the 76-km Kathmandu-Nijgadh expressway with Nepal’s own resources could be a game-changer. This is because never before has a project of this scale—with an estimated cost of around Rs 100 billion—been undertaken by Nepalis alone.

Sipradi Trading Ltd, the authorized distributor of Tata Motors for Nepal, started its 'Test Drive for Education' campaign in September this year. Sipradi has been providing parents of students at various Kathmandu schools its vehicles for test driving and donates Rs 500 to that school for every test drive. The donation goes toward developing the schools infrastructure and providing scholarships to underprivileged students. Ashim Neupane of Republica talked to Hemant Puranik, the country manager for Tata Motors Ltd for Nepal, to know more about the campaign. Excerpts:

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his rich vein of form by scoring twice in Real Madrid's 2-1 home win over struggling Sporting Gijon on Saturday, although the La Liga leaders got a lucky break when the visitors squandered a second-half penalty.

MUMBAI, Oct 19: Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi is that oasis of peace in the middle of a crazy, fast-paced life. It is that moment when you meet yourself. It is the feeling you get when you play with a child. It is the mood that envelopes you when you land in Goa on a hard-earned vacation.

Rocky ride

September 17, 2016 00:45 am

Potentially millions of Nepalis will be on the road this Dashain. As much as half the Kathmandu valley’s population of around 3 million could be heading out, in four-wheelers of various shapes and sizes, out and away through the crowded Kalanki junction. They will be in for a rocky ride.

SAN DIEGO, July 24: Next summer the "Guardians of the Galaxy" are taking over theaters and Disneyland.