Big beer companies have a monopoly on the market. Now some beer lovers want to change that.

    Thomas Heaton, Jun 14 2019
    Photo: Wonderlane via Wikimedia Commons
    Nepal has long been lager land for beer lovers, with no real other options available. But a small group of craft brewers are optimistic about the future of microbrewing in the country.
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    The week in photos (June 9 - 15)

      Post Report, Jun 15 2019
      Post Photo: Kabin Adhikari
      Here are some of the best photos from June 9 to June 15 taken by our photographers.
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      ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Saturday, June 15

        Post Report, Jun 15 2019
        Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (June 15, 2019).
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        Everything you need to know about the Guthi Bill

          ARPAN SHRESTHA, Jun 14 2019
          The bill, which proposes controlling all public and private trusts, has outraged the Valley’s indigenous community
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          Tanka Chanulagain’s Yogmaya depicts the forgotten history of resistance and revolution

            Arya Mainali, Jun 14 2019
            Post Photo: Keshav Thapa
            Although the play might leave history enthusiasts wanting more, the experience of watching a fragment of fading history is worthwhile.
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            Heads and tales: Oli’s Euro trip

            Guffadi, Kathmandu, Jun 14 2019
            Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (left) and Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli pose outside 10 Downing Street in London.Photo: AFP/RSS
            Maybe our politicians should learn a thing or two from the netas around the world: they resign when they feel that they have failed the country

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            Nepal and the UAE ink deal to offer zero investment jobs to Nepali workers

            CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Kathmandu, Jun 14 2019
            Photo Courtesy: Ministry Of Labour, Employment and Social Security
            Employers will bear all the costs and fees on behalf of workers

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            12 books to read this summer

            Kathmandu, Jun 15 2019
            Photo: Shutterstock
            Here’s The Kathmandu Post’s top picks to keep you company as the days grow longer.

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            Main News

            Teams eye title as basketball league playoffs loom

            ADARSHA DHAKAL, Jun 15 2019
            Defending champions Golden Gate take on Nepal Police in opener, Times play Tribhuvan Army
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            Ministry to draft new bill to run five state medical colleges under one body

            NAYAK PAUDEL, Jun 15 2019
            Experts suggest proper study and research before forming the bill
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            Another Pappu Construction bridge found to be substandard

            PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Jun 15 2019
            A parliamentary committee discovered that the bridge over Bagmati River in Tinkune had used faulty piles
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            Arts and Entertainment


            New Road Team defeated Chyasal Youth Club 4-1 to make a winning start to the Lalit Memorial Youth U-18 football at the ANFA Complex in Satdobato on Wednesday.

            NRT scored early in the first minute through Rejan Majhi before Shyrab Lo Tamang restored parity in the 44th. Kritish Ratna Chhunju added the second for NRT in the 54th and Susan Sharma Dhital made it 3-1 in the 81st from the spot before Bibek Rai sealed victory scoring another in the 87th. The next fixture is on June 21.

            The tournament organised in the memory of late ANFA vice president Lalit Krishna Shrestha offers prize of Rs 300,000 to the winners and Rs 150,000 to the runners up. The youth teams of 14 ‘A’ Division clubs are vying in the tournament which is played under league cum knockout format. The participating teams are divided into three groups.

            Nepal have been drawn in Group ‘A’ of the ACC U-19 Eastern Region cricket tournament which is the gateway to the ACC U-19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka later this year.

            Malaysia are hosting the tournament from July 2-9. Only the winners will join seven other teams in the eight-nation Asia Cup to be participated in by five Test nations and three Associates. Asia Cup is slated for August 28 to September 8.
            Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India and Afghanistan are the five Test teams, while the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have already made it through by wrapping up inside the top two of the Western Region tournament.
            Nepal—who recently lost to the UAE in the Asia Qualifiers to lose the only available spot for the 2019 U-19 World Cup in South Africa—will play China, Myanmar and Singapore in Group ‘A’. The Group ‘B’ consists of hosts Malaysia, Bhutan, Hong Kong and Thailand. The top two finishers from each group will make it to the semi-finals.
            Nepal will start their campaign with a match against tournament minnows Myanmar at the Selangor Turf Club on July 2 before taking on Singapore on July 5 at the Kinrara Oval. The third and final league match will be against China at the Bayuemas Oval a day later.
            Nepal are the defending champions of the Eastern Region tournament having previously beaten Hong Kong by five wickets in the final, which was held in Malaysia in 2017. Ever since participating in the ACC U-19 Asia Cup, the best showing for Nepal was in the 2017 edition in Malaysia where the team entered the semi-finals beating India for the first time in any form of cricket.

            Life & Style

            Fiction Park

            Timeless love

            Yogesh Gautam, Jun 09 2019
            It was 2005 BS. After seven days of walking my grandfather finally said, “We are now in Kathmandu.” He was in his late sixties, but he didn’t look his age.
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            Saturday Features

            Internet cafés or ‘wangbas’ in China create a space for internet addicts

            Tripty Tamang Pakhrin
            Internet cafés in China have created a new space where people lose themselves within the virtual world of online gaming--a chance to explore an experimental world without any impediment.

            'Nepalis come across a huge wall that divides one part of the world from another'

            Avasna Pandey
            The presence of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the helm has only made things worse. These people are bent on hardening borders, rather than dissolving them.

            The beatmaker

            ABANI MALLA
            On a cold and rainy winter’s day, 19-year-old Sagun Khadka sits at a cafe in Jhamsikhel, listening to hip-hop on his headphones.

            Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

            Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest.

            Celebrating a century

            Prakash Chandra Timilsena
            Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun. 

            The paper trail

            Prakash Chandra Timilsena
            In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market.

            Life and art are inextricably blended into each other

            Timothy Aryal
            Mekh Limbu’s art needs little elaboration. It speaks the truth, laid out for all to see and reflect on. It’s real; it’s quiet, keening and sharp. Take his installation ‘How I Forgot My Mother Tongue’, for instance, which was part of the Opposite Dreams exhibition displayed during the Photo Kathmandu festival last year.

            Raamesh Koirala’s book about Charles Sobhraj is confused, leaving the reader unsure of whether this is a memoir or a novel

            Pranaya SJB Rana
            Raamesh Koirala’s new book about the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj is a strange animal. Although ostensibly presented as a non-fiction memoir written by the cardiac surgeon who operated on Sobhraj’s heart, the copyright page of the book asserts that “This is a work of fiction.” Perhaps this was an (glaring) oversight on the part of the publisher, but given the manner in which the book unfolds, it might be an accurate characterisation.

            In Nepal, a woman’s identity is still tied to their male kinfolk -- first father, then husband

            Bibhu Luitel
            In 2015, when I appeared for a job interview at a popular Kathmandu school, the very first question the principal asked me was, “Are you a Newar?”