Stories By 'Abha Dhital'
Kapali was sixteen years old when he started his career as a tailor at Model Tailors in New Road. While that shop is no more, back in the 60s, Model was known as one of the best and biggest tailoring places in Kathmandu, so much that even the royals got their suits tailored there.
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Three decades later, Pakhrin, now 51, has injected approximately Rs 7 million in capital into Lemon Tree, which has two components—a complete bakery shop in Jhamsikhel, and a fast food kitchen in Kupondole.
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For Tsewang Dhoenkyi Sadutshang, a self-professed health nut, homemade fruit smoothies had long been an essential part of her diet. As a student in the US, she had realised early the dangers of processed foods and drinks.
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For Abhilasha Sharma, dogs aren’t just pets; they are friend, family, companion and protector. But--like with most animals, including humans--they need to be trained. And Sharma, one of Kathmandu’s most popular dog trainers, is the one to do it.
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For centuries now, Nepal has been known as an agricultural country where food travels straight from farm or garden to home. However we have come to an age where most of us, especially those living in the city, no longer know where the food we eat comes from.
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More often than not, thinking of a plumber or an electrician conjures up images of a man on the job. Almost all carpentry shops and motorcycle service centres across the country have an all-male workforce.
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