If you travel around the valley (especially Jamal and Jhamsikhel area), you might see a boy maneuvering a bike-ride extraordinarily with just one leg. Despite a tragic accident at an early age, a promise to himself made him the person he is now. Thankfully, that boy Yubak Lama committed to riding a bike with one leg, proving and standing as a voice to the people who have undergone a similar situation like his.
Aug 2: How should humans go about searching for alien life? After all, astronomers have already identified thousands of candidate planets – but in the new research, scientists have come up with a way to refine what we're actually looking for.
When 35-year-old Ngawang Chhiri Sherpa was informed that he could not walk anymore, he was not downhearted with despair to what life threw at him. He rather summoned up the courage to find a way of living. It was after a year of his accident that his journey altered from that of trekking guide to a thanka artist.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain is the forecast throughout the country, according to an alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. According to the alert, major rivers and rivulets are likely to swell and trigger early warnings.
AMESBURY, July 5: Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Bald heads with long tupis (peak tails). White-yellow, dhotis, red-blue underwares. Young children with bare feet running after a football. Football fever, which is currently taking place in Russia, did not spare even young students of Bhagawat Sanyas Ashram and Gurukul on the premises of Pashupati Temple.
GORKHA, June 9: Uhiya village of Gorkha is unique. Here, people take medicines from doctors but hardly take it without getting it treated by shamans. Preferring shaman's directions to that of doctors is a rule of thumb here. Everyone is comfortable about it here around, reports a local Janga Bahadur Gurung.
DHARAN, May 10: Bhedetar is a popular junction for residents of the eastern Nepali towns. People from places like Dharan, Ithari, Biratnagar, and Damak come here to enjoy the cool breeze and magnificent views.
It’s the second week of November. There is a tremendous silence around me; snowflakes fall gently from the sky. The day is so white — there’s no color in sight save for my red jeep and gray jacket, all other colors have become invisible under the thick snow.
BAJURA, April 6: Kirtichaur Secondary School based in Manakot of Gaumul Rural Municipality-5 in Bajura has presently 250 girl students. But those who have already entered monthly cycle miss schools at least five days in a month.
ROLPA, Feb 22: Bhumisara Gharti, a student from Rimsa village wakes up at five in the morning every day. Yet, because of the household chores, it is challenging to get ready for school by eight pm. Cooking, moping, washing and even taking care of cattle are some of the responsibilities she has to take care of. Sometimes the rush is so grueling that she doesn't find time for eating and leaves for school with an empty stomach.
Started as a casual gathering of a handful of passionate bikers, Riders Unified today serves as a recognized platform for people sharing a common interest of the thrilling sport, biking. This vibrant group, with 400 registered members, and more than a thousand trainees, seeks to promote freestyle riding in Nepal along with road safety.
How many of us remember all that we studied in school? Our minds were often like sponges, soaking up much of the information, be it through rote learning, and forgetting most of it a few months after the exams were over. Wondering whether derivatives would actually be useful in any way later on in life and figuring out the value of that dreaded ‘x’ was how most of us spent our childhoods. Creativity and thinking outside the box were considered frivolous concepts and the government curriculum that our schools followed didn’t leave much room for it anyway.
JHAPA, Feb 3: Anil Jogi is an eighth grader. He goes to school only during winter. It's not because he dislikes school but because he cannot manage to attend classes except in the dry season.
“The way to school is difficult. We cannot get through the route any other time except winter. We cannot cross the rivers,” he said.
Every year thousands of Nepali students travel to the United States of America in pursuit of higher education. In the summer of 2011, I too boarded a flight to Lubbock, a beautiful city in Texas from the Tribhuvan International Airport. I was so overwhelmed that day, as it was my first time travelling abroad and I was going to be living on my own, away from family.
There is a huge disparity in employment rates among over 65s across different countries. A recent OECD report found that the highest rates of people working beyond 65 are in Asia with Indonesia particularly notable as having a 50.6 percent employment among those in the 65-69 age group.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: The vote counting is underway of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly (PA) in most of the districts. According to the latest updates, result of 86 constituencies of HoR has been announced. Among which, CPN-UML has won in 54 places, CPN (MC) has won 21, Nepali congress has won 10, Naya Shakti, 1, RJP-N 3, FSFN 2 independent has won one.
CHITWAN, Dec 4: On Sunday, leaders of the left alliance, Pushpa Kamal Dahal and KP Sharma Oli jointly addressed a mass gathering at Madi, Chitwan. Oli and Dahal embraced each other to express the alliance’s solidarity.
ZIMBABWE, Nov 23: As Zimbabwe on Thursday prepared to swear in a new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, after 37 years, attention turned to the fate of Robert Mugabe and the wife who just days ago was poised to succeed him.
RASUWA, Nov 21: Dawa Tamang of Langtang village was decisive about the candidate whom he would vote during the recently held local level elections. He had clear idea about all the contesting candidates as they were from his area only. He had made the decision based on their image and reputation.
Mulpani is yet to host an international match, Nepal’s only international ground is still owned by Tribhuvan University and Pokhara’s most productive cricket ground is set to be demolished for Government quarters.
Research conducted by the Guardian has found that half of the planet’s population lives in countries where there are more private security workers than police officers. India and South Africa have glaring disparities while in the U.S., there are over 1.1 million private security guards compared to 666,000 police officers. Things are far more even in Germany, though private security still has a slight edge over the Polizei by a margin of 2,000.
KATHMANDU, August 24: One doesn’t need to go to a foreign country to receive quality education. If we are to draw a parallel between studying abroad and in Nepal, it is more convenient and economical to study within the country.
With courage in her words and confidence in her walk, Malina Joshi had proudly represented Nepal in Miss World 2011 after winning the title of Miss Nepal the same year. As an actor too she quickly proved to be versatile and talented. Her impressive performances in movies like Ritu and Jhumkee quickly gained her recognition in the Nepali film industry. At the present, this beauty with brains is trying to redefine the role of an actress in Nepali movies through good and influential work. The Week’s Swasti Gautam met up with Joshi to talk to her about life so far and find out what inspires her and, in the process, also got her to share some secrets.
LOS ANGELES: Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated ‘The Emoji Movie’, which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.
Eddie Redmayne’s character, the magi zoologist Newt Scamander is teaming up with Albus Dumbledore, the character of which will be played by new the entrant in the franchise, Jude Law, in the second installment of ‘Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them’, which went on floors on Monday.
JAJARKOT, June 12: Though it may sound strange, it is the reality for the 30 households at Pyargara of Tribeni Nalgadh Municipality-4 in Jajarkot who have to walk for at least six hours to the nearest source of water to fetch a jar of water.