Abhishek Tuladhar is bringing a uniquely Nepali touch to age-old cocktail recipes

  • Crafting cocktails
Alisha Sijapati, Apr 22 2019
When Tuladhar returned to Kathmandu in 2016, after a decade of living abroad, he’d acquired a strong taste for cocktails. But in Kathmandu, he discovered that the cocktails didn’t suit his palate, leading him to make his own, and share them with his family and friends.
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ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, April 22

    Post Report, Apr 22 2019
    Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 22, 2019).
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    Ncell lodges petition at Supreme Court challenging tax amount set by Large Taxpayers Office

      Post Report, Apr 22 2019
      A day before the expiry of the seven-day deadline to pay its capital gains tax, Ncell, a private telecom giant, on Monday lodged a petition at the Supreme Court, arguing that the Large Taxpayers Office has wrongly determined their tax liability at Rs39.06 billion.
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      Tara Air plane veers off runway at Manthali airport

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Apr 22 2019
      A Tara Air plane skidded off the runway at Manthali Airport in Ramechhap on Monday morning.

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      Families of windstorm victims denied relief due to lack of documents

      LAXMI SAH, BARA, Apr 22 2019
      Out of the 28 windstorm-affected families, 18 have yet to receive the relief announced by the provincial government, as they could not produce the required documents. POST FILE PHOTO
      Families of the people killed in the devastating windstorm in Bara district on March 31 have been deprived of relief extended by the provincial government due to a lack of necessary documents.

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      Main News

      NGOs-turned microfinance asked to deposit fund into state coffers

      PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Apr 22 2019
      Non-government organisations which were converted into microfinance institutions as per the policy of Nepal Rastra Bank need to deposit the reserve fund they earned in the capacity of NGO into the government’s treasury, the Office of the Auditor General has said.
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      Inspection of facilities begins for medical tests of migrant workers

      CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Apr 22 2019
      The Labour, Employment and Social Security Ministry has started inspection of health institutions that have expressed their interest to conduct medical check-ups of outgoing migrant workers.
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      Belt & Road Forum declaration to incorporate projects for Nepal under the initiative

      ANIL GIRI, Apr 22 2019
      At the end of the BRI conference on April 27, a joint communiqué will explicitly incorporate projects for Nepal under the initiative, enabling an environment for their execution, according to officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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      Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on Sunday.

      A search for more possible victims was under way in the town of Sentani, which was hit by flash floods late on Saturday. Fifty-one people were killed and 74 injured there, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the national disaster agency, told a news briefing.

      Heavy rain caused landslides in the nearby provincial capital of Jayapura, killing seven there, Nugroho said.

      Soldiers pulled alive a 5-month old baby from under the rubble of his house and took him to hospital, Papua military spokesman Muhammad Aidi said.

      The number of victims “will probably increase because the evacuation process is still taking place and not all affected areas have been reached,” Nugroho said.

      About 4,150 people are sheltering in six evacuation centers, he said.

      Hundreds of houses, three bridges and a Twin Otter airplane parked at the airport were damaged by the floods. The Sentani airport, the province’s main transport hub, remained open.

      TV footage showed mud and large logs on Sentani’s main roads after floodwaters receded.

      Disaster authorities have warned local governments of flash flood risks due to deforestation in the mountains surrounding the town, Nugroho said, adding that in 2018 Jakarta sent seedlings intended for tree-planting.

      “Forest destruction in the Cyclops mountains have increased for use as firewood and to turn the land into plantations,” Nugroho said.

      “Since 2018 we have warned the Jayapura government to be careful of flash flood risks because of this deforestation,” he added.

      Arts and Entertainment

      Life & Style

      Fiction Park

      Remembering a rebellious girl

      Ujwol Shrestha, Apr 21 2019
       As I said this in a soft spoken voice, tears rolled down her rosy cheeks. With gentle affection I caressed her hair. She stopped crying. For almost twenty minutes, we just sat there in silence staring at  the cat. No words. Sometimes words are unnecessary if the feelings are genuine. And my feelings were genuine. For all her stubbornness and rebellious manners, I had a profound affection for Tibrata. I knew she was a lonely girl and was yearning for love and affection.
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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

      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.

      Shreesha Bhandari’s Athot deserves to be read by young people seeking guidance

      Without failing to shed light on the importance of time, Athot stresses that what we failed to do in our lives are not less important than what we actually did. 

      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.