We all love a good story. Which is probably why we are so fascinated by myths and legends. Our cultures and histories have so many of them that it’s hard to know everything. But if you want a better understanding of some common folklore then there are some great podcasts that you can tune into. Here are some podcasts on the topic that we are currently in love with.
The lady broke into a grim penetrating laugh that made the tube lights crackle and windows rattle. Her eyes narrowed and ears slid backwards, like an evil ill-bred cat. Her tongue shot out and covered her chin.
I was slouching in my chair, sleepily tapping my feet on the floor and drumming my fingers on the table, when a hollow knocking sound startled me. I looked over my shoulder and fancied I saw a shadow flit past the window.
SIRAHA, May 6: When the then Minister for Physical Planning and Construction, Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar laid the foundation stone of a bridge over the Mainabatti River in Siraha in 2010, as a part of a plan to construct seven bridges in the district, the people in the area were on cloud nine.
Here comes one of the most awaited movies. Not only in Europe or Asia but this movie ‘Avengers: End game’ was much awaited by the audience all over the world. In recent years, the Marvel studio has attracted a large number of people through its spellbinding movies.
When I pick up a book to read I do so with certain anticipations. I’m not seeking for a life-altering read that will inspire me to shave off my hair and venture into the wilderness in search of Nirvana all Christopher McCandless style (except for a few times when I go all nihilistic on life, we all have our days)
I pulled off the bed sheet from the bed and tore it into two halves. I shrouded each of the bodies with two halves of the bed sheet and fastened them with a rope. I dragged the bodies clutching on the rope with one hand and carried an axe in the other. The floor was completely smeared with blood gushing out of the bodies, as I dragged them through the corridor, down the staircase and to the parking lot where I had parked my car. The cold breeze blew as I reached the parking lot dragging the bodies. I could hear the sound of howling wind, barking dogs and the roar of the engines of the vehicles that rattled down the distant highway. I produced a key from my pants pocket and unlocked the trunk of the car with it. The trunk opened with a short creaking sound that reverberated across the street. I hurriedly loaded the bodies on the trunk and locked the trunk immediately. I got into the car, inserted the key and started the engine. The engine stammered into life and I fled before someone could catch me.
I am sure that most of us have heard about the story of King Midas. According to the myths, when the god granted king Midas one wish, he wished for the touch of gold. The wish was granted and he started turning trees, rocks, and building into gold. But soon, he found himself in a horrible situation because he couldn’t eat as a result of his boon. The food he touched turned into gold as well.
In the autobiography ‘The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story Of War And What Comes After’ by Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil, it is stated that when most children begin to start learning to ride their bikes or tie their shoelaces, Clemantine was introduced to a world of hate, war, hunger, rape, and hardship. Six- year- old, Clemantine and her 15-year-old sister, Claire, were forced to leave their home in Rwanda and become refugees.
Staged in a typically authentic setting of the Tamang community, Sonam Gyalmo is a heart-wrenching tale of love-loss based on an ancient Tamang folklore. The story begins in a jocular mood, with people gathering for a wedding ceremony where one of the pivotal characters narrates the story of the estranged lovers, Sonam (Sonam Moktan Tamang) and Gyalmo (Shanti Waiba), who fall prey to the atrocious conducts of the then Prime Minister Jung Bahadur Rana.
KATHMANDU, June 30: Yet another World Cup, yet another fascinating story. The World Cup hoodoo has often griped the champions of the world, but the continuation of the same tradition is starting to raise questions.
In his five-decade-long life, Prakash KC has experienced several ups and downs. He travelled and worked in various places including Kathmandu, Sarlahi and Sindhuli in search of source of livelihood. Now he is happy to run a small shop on the footpath of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, April 16: The best part of being an artist is that people can express their deepest feelings through art. Most of the times, they do not even need words or voice to express. Instead, they may play guitar or run a stroke of brush to express their feelings.
Football is a gift. A gift that turns someone’s dream into reality. Many of the players, especially from Africa, come from poverty-stricken backgrounds to become millionaires and live the luxurious life of a Footballer. Emmanuel Adebayor is no exception, but what makes his story so great is that, a player who played for the biggest teams in Europe couldn’t walk even at the age of 4.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The decade-long armed struggle between the government and rebel forces resulted in a colossal loss of lives as well as property in Nepal. Over 19,000 people (including civilians, armed forces and rebels) lost their lives between 1996 and 2006.
Publication Nepalaya is set to present its readers with yet another important personality of Nepal’s modern history. An autobiography of Lal Babu Pandit, a political personality who hails from the southern plains, was unveiled coinciding with the Chhath festival.
After hits like ‘Hostel’, ‘Jerry’ and ‘Gajalu’, Director Hem Raj BC's fifth venture ‘Gangster Blues’ will be in the theatres from Friday. Actor Aashirman D S Joshi and Anna Sharma are the protagonists in the movie, supported by Samyam Puri, Rojisha Shahi, Pramod Agrahari, Aruna Karki, Ram Babu Gurung, Anupam Sharma and Subash Thapa.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 4: A fire broke out after midnight in one of the world’s tallest residential towers in Dubai, engulfing part of the skyscraper and sending chunks of debris plummeting below.
KATHMANDU, July 3: “Though skateboarding began as a hobby, it gradually turned into a passion and now my profession,” shared 26-year-old Ujwol Dangol, owner of Hamro Skate Shop, at Bijeshwori. He also runs a skate park called Ktm Skate Park at Nayabazar, which is the first skate park of Kathmandu.