Anek brings variety to Kathmandu’s fashion scene—a place for proper plus-sized clothing

    ALISHA SIJAPATI, May 20 2019
    Post Photo: Sanjog Manandhar
    Following years of struggles to find clothes of their size and choice, a group of four friends have seen success in bringing bigger sizes to the market.
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    ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, May 20

      Post Report, May 20 2019
      Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (May 20, 2019).
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      Monsoon rains seen ‘below normal’ in east, ‘normal’ in west

      • The monsoon is the lifeblood of Nepal’s Rs3-trillion economy which is farm-dependent, as nearly two-thirds of the farmlands is rain-fed
      SANGAM PRASAIN, May 20 2019
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      The monsoon is the lifeblood of Nepal’s Rs3-trillion economy which is farm-dependent, as nearly two-thirds of the farmlands is rain-fed
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      Tomato retail price hits the roof at Rs 125 per kg in Kathmandu

      KRISHANA PRASAIN, Kathmandu, May 20 2019
      A man buys tomato at Balkhu Vegetable Market in Kathmandu on Sunday.Post Photo: Keshav Thapa
      Price of tomatoes, one of the most essential vegetables, which was priced at Rs105 per kg on Saturday spiked to Rs125 per kg on Sunday, as the local supply has run dry, traders said.

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      In Makwanpur, Chepang households turn to beekeeping but see little returns

      SAMUEL CHHETRI, Kathmandu, May 19 2019
      Yusai Praja started beekeeping in rural Makwanpur in 2013, with a purchase of around 65 beehives. Photo Courtesy: Yusai Praja
      Without a direct farm-to-market connection and government support, most bee farmers remain at the mercy of traders

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      Wildlife killings go unchecked

      SHIVA PURI, RAUTAHAT, May 20 2019
      Two deer died of shrapnel injuries in Rautahat on Saturday. Post Photo: Shiva Puri
      Two deer with critical shrapnel injuries entered Mangalgaun, a settlement in Chandrapur Municipality-1, from Nunthar forest on Saturday evening.

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      Main News

      South Siders wilt again as Joshi, Dangol hand Golden Gate victory in Basketball League

      Sports Bureau, May 20 2019
      Rajiv Joshi and Bikram Dangol combined for crucial 20 points in the final quarter as defending champions Golden Gate International Club defeated South Siders Basketball Club 83-62 for their fifth win in the Nepal Basketball League on Sunday.
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      Two-wheeler accidents result in more casualties in the Valley, data shows

      NAYAK PAUDEL, May 20 2019
      A 30-year-old woman died in a two-wheeler accident that occurred at Bhaisepati in Lalitpur on Sunday afternoon.
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      14 dead, 32 hurt in separate road accidents

      Post Report, May 20 2019
      At least 14 people died and 32 others were injured in three separate road accidents in Dhading, Baitadi and Udayapur districts on Sunday.
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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.

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      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.

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

      MOHAN GURAGAIN
      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

      Guffadi
      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.