KATHMANDU, July 2: Manish Khadka decided to shut down his screen printing business that he had been running in Patan as he was not certain when he would be able to return home from Indonesia. He had left for Indonesia on March 6 for a short trip but was left stranded for more than three months due to abrupt suspension of international flights to and from Nepal.

African backpacking tales: Uganda

August 4, 2018 08:00 am

After being granted leave from my job in Dubai, a thrilling sensation kicked in. I was going on a month-long backpacking trip to East Africa. Before leaving, I made sure I was well equipped, and I carried all the accessories I would require for a month long trip.

RASUWA, July 29: It was almost midnight on Wednesday by the time she finished household chores and went to bed. Her tired body made her fall asleep in no time, but a thunderous noise suddenly woke her up. Pokki Tamang, the local of Timure in Gosainkunda Rural Municipality-2, then peeked outside the window and noticed debris of landslides tumbling down towards her house.

Teacher-student tales

July 26, 2018 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, July 26: With time, the stern association between a teacher and student eases into a friendly bond.  The gradual development in the relationship incites a cordial bond that both cherish forever.

Narrator of diverse tales

June 12, 2018 11:24 am

Sangita Panta Thapa, 43, has witnessed the mounts and bents of the Nepali broadcast media since her early affiliation with Nepal Television. In an interview with My City’s Sonam Lama, the senior NTV program producer talked about her experience and challenges working in Nepal Television.

Tales from Tokha

April 13, 2018 07:21 am

On the first day of the Nepali calendar (Baisakh 1), many people line up to take a dip in a holy pond in Tokha in Kathmandu and the locals, for the next four days, celebrate ‘Sapan Tirtha Mela’ when the entire village joins in on the celebration with a ‘rath yatra’ (chariot ride), prayers, and fests. The water in the pond is believed to have healing properties and people bathe there to rid themselves of their ailments and pray to Goddess Sapana Tirtha.

Vanishing tales

March 24, 2018 00:56 am

We need to revive tradition of grandmothers telling the children the beautiful fairy tales.

Ferry tales

November 18, 2017 00:45 am

Ferry, in aviation parlance, is a task of delivering an aircraft to a designated location. A new aircraft on its first ferry might mostly carry spares/tools and a few personnel trained for its upkeep. On a day-to-day basis, such flights can be nothing more than “repositioning” of an aircraft due to schedule or maintenance related requirements.

Basantapur tales

May 27, 2017 00:15 am

It was believed that the suspects would vomit blood and die on the spot if they lied before Kal Bhairav

Is this really only the fifth entry in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean film’ franchise?

Hookah tales

February 3, 2017 08:26 am

From the golden window of Patan Durbar, King Siddhi Narasimha Malla (1618 – 1661 AD) watched the dance. Dark descended early in the month of Kartik and chilly air filled the palace courtyard. Reclining against a cozy cushion, he watched the dancers’ elegant movements as he took deep, slow drags from his elaborately designed hookah.

The masterminds behind the tales

November 11, 2016 12:54 pm

Ekadeshma International Short Film Festival is a pioneering film festival in Nepal that showcases short films from Nepal and around the world. With 79 compelling and distinctive stories from all over the world, Ekadeshma’s fourth edition begins from today. This year, they tell tales about social struggles and self-revelations, penned down by both student filmmakers and renowned directors alike. The Week’s Reya Shreya Rai speaks to some of these talented filmmakers on their ideas and what they have to offer.

Weaving tales to connect

August 5, 2016 06:00 am

Personally I feel writers should research more before working on their books. We write about common folks but we do so with detachment. It’s almost like peeking from a 12th floor of a building and writing about how a man on the ground feels.

Tales of Kathmandu Traffic

July 29, 2016 02:15 am

Recently, our traffic police increased the fines for all traffic violations. I told my wife it was a good thing and our Kathmandu drivers will now think twice before violating traffic rules.

Weaver bird tales

July 22, 2016 11:42 am

The weaver bird (or Baya Topchara as it is commonly called in Nepal) is also known as the engineer charo (bird) because of its startling ability to build an artistic nest.