If you were to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster on Monday announced “pandemic” as its 2020 word of the year.

Life- a Cliché

June 6, 2019 12:00 pm

Sometimes, more than anything else, I find the word itself quite interesting. Of course word does not only mean syntagmatic form but also the connotation of it.

Respect matters for all

November 24, 2018 00:25 am

I can almost read you reaction to the title. “What is it with this word ‘respect’?” Let me put it this way, for no reason at all, today I remembered a 1967 hit song by Aretha Franklin, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T”, and some where along the song the singer says, “Find out what it means to me” and that’s what got me started.

BARA, June 28: Ibrahim Miya describes himself as a person who is not much interested in politics but says that he tries his best to cast his vote, when the elections come around.

TEXAS, June 23: Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving hundreds of parents in the dark on when they would be reunited with their children.

BIRATNAGAR, May 29: A week has passed since the Indian government announced to shut down the Indian embassy’s camp office in Biratnagar but it has made no efforts to do so. Officials at the camp office said they have yet to be officially informed about the closure decision by their government.

The beautiful word ‘khate’

May 6, 2018 08:37 am

I have been hearing this particular word “khate” since my childhood. My mind was like everyone else’s at that time. I was judgmental to the homeless kids, and considered this word ugly. I though it carried ugly meaning and it is used for those who collect garbage, sleep in road, have no home and who roam around the city carrying big sacks on the shoulder. Likewise, khates are the ones who smell dendrite as an intoxicant and beg around streets.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Amnesty International Nepal marked the World Press Freedom Day 2018 on Thursday voicing support to journalists and media-persons as human rights defenders.

Salute The Word ‘Math’

November 21, 2017 10:02 am

Can anybody solve the word ‘math’? I’m bore. It seems there’s no work, except banging my head on floor. Listening to the word ‘math’, it makes me mad, But also, being no able to do anything, I’m too glad.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Occasional tendency of lawmakers hurling "offensive words" at each other during Legislature-Parliament meeting has come under criticism. At today's meeting, lawmakers voiced concern about the use of offensive words by their counterparts.

‘Word Warriors’ in Nepalgunj

July 9, 2017 10:36 am

NEPALGUNJ: An aspiring poet at ‘Word Warriors’ organized in Nepalgunj, on Thursday worked her magic on the audience as she walked towards the stage with enthusiasm and recited her creation.

Spread the word

January 16, 2017 00:25 am

It’s important to assess if we have done enough to inform people to save their lives and properties if another big earthquake hits Nepal

Surreal, meaning “marked by the intense irrational reality of a dream” was looked up so much by online users that Merriam-Webster on Monday dubbed it the 2016 word of the year.

LONDON, Nov 16:  Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as its word of the year on Wednesday, saying its use had spiked in the past year because of the Brexit vote in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was today all praise for West Bengal for educating girl children, but questioned the use of Hindi word ‘Mardaani’ (masculinity) to depict female valor in our society.

Zayn Malik dislikes 'celebrity' word

September 29, 2016 12:54 pm

LONDON, Sep 29: Singer Zayn Malik hates using the term "celebrity" as he thinks it can make some stars feel that they are more superior.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Word Warriors, a collective of young Nepali spoken word poets, are running the ‘Word Express: The Spoken Word Jatra’, a travelling spoken word poetry festival.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday has asked Nepal's embassies and the offices of consulate general around the world as well as other offices to use the word 'Nepali' instead of 'Nepalese' for all official purposes and strictly maintain uniformity in this case.