Souls of My City: Unpredictable life

December 5, 2018 11:44 am

Taiyab Hussain, 62, is from Bihar.  He owns a shop at Kamalpokhari. “I came to Kathmandu with my elder brother. He used to sew mattresses and blankets. I learnt the skills from him and started working with him.  We used to roam around Kathmandu sewing mattresses and blankets for a living,” he said.

Fifty-two-year-old Raj Kumar Sah calls himself an uneducated business person. “I have only studied up to the second standard. Back then, fifth graders used to be our teachers”, says the father of three daughters and three sons. Raj Kumar was a scavenger when he first started working in Kathmandu. Later, he traveled back to his home district Sarlahi and started a small shop there. His wife currently looks after the shop.

Souls of My City: Harmonium man

October 14, 2018 10:38 am

The sound of harmonium resonates across a narrow alley in Ason throughout the day. Rup Narayan Shah, 54, is responsible for the constant buzz.

KHOTANG, April 23: The District Administration Office of Khotang has sealed a shop and its godown after completing investigation on a public complaint regarding presence of carbamide (urea) in sugar at Diktel bazaar.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A massive fire has broken out at Gulab Sweet Shop at Sundhara in the capital on Wednesday.

Jewellery shop catches fire

March 17, 2018 10:52 am

MORANG, March 17: Property worth Rs 400,000 was gutted when a fire engulfed the jewellery shop of Brijalal Saha of Sunbarsi municipality-9, Diniya Bazaar, on Friday evening.

NEW DELHI, Dec 18:  Indian media reports say an overnight fire in Mumbai has killed 12 workers sleeping at a small shop that made and sold fried snacks.


November 23, 2017 10:11 am

My mother's age got old, And she wanted her shop to be sold She attached a huge board on the wall, hammered with nail Which said, 'This shop is for sale'.

SAARC: The no-talk shop

November 16, 2017 01:30 am

As far apart as India and Pakistan are on key issues, it would be dangerous to progressively close all avenues of dialogue.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Shop owners at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) are refusing to vacate their spaces, citing cases pending in different courts.

Six held for robbing jewelry shop

April 3, 2017 09:03 am

KATHMANDU, April 3: Police on Sunday arrested six persons who allegedly looted 64 tolas of gold and cash from a jewelry shop in Kathmandu on March 31 with the involvement of police.

KATHMANDU, March 7: My Shop Dry Cleaners, a dry cleaning and garment processing house, has opened its 7th outlet at Maharajgunj of Kathamndu.

CHITWAN, Feb 7: Chitwan police has been clueless about the biggest ever jewellery shop robbery that took place on Thursday night near Shahid Chowk in Narayangadh.

Jewellery shop robbed in Chitwan

February 3, 2017 20:03 pm

CHITWAN, Feb 3: A jewellery shop based at Milan Road in Bharatpur Municipality was robbed Thursday night.

Not just another coffee shop

November 18, 2016 10:56 am

Red Mud Coffee boldly invites people with their tagline, “Every revolution starts in a coffee shop, start yours.”  From the beginning itself, their aim was to do much more than just serve drinks. Apparently, they wished to provide a socially vibrant space where people could mingle and network. Today Red Mud Coffee is doing all that and a little more. With two popular outlets in town, one even in Manang (open during season), Aashish Adhikari, founder of Red Mud Coffee, talks about his experiences so far.

Grocery shop catches fire

September 26, 2016 13:10 pm

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 26: A midnight blaze at a grocery shop in Bodebarsayan VDC – 7 of Saptari has inflicted a loss of materials worth a million rupees.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Police have arrested a shop owner on the charge of selling date expired rice.