Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
Domenico Nordio started playing the violin at the age of eight. His parents were not musicians, but his uncle played the instrument. “One day, my uncle gave me the instrument asking if I would want to try it,” says Nordio, 48. “And I’ve been playing it ever since. It’s as simple as that.”
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But futsal’s popularity in recent years cannot be ascribed to the lack of open spaces alone. There are multiple other factors. In the game, players touch the ball frequently, which some players say make it more exciting; games do not get disturbed by rain or wind; and the futsal hubs provide facilities such as showers and eateries. It has also paralleled the popularity of compact, shorter versions of sports in other parts of the world.
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The three cities of the Valley have all adopted their own approaches to reconstructing their heritage. While Bhaktapur has stayed strictly local, Kathmandu and Patan have welcomed foreign funds and expertise, irking activists.
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Metal might deal with teenage angst, frustration and anger, but it often tends to do so in an extreme fashion. For instance, one of Ugra Karma’s earliest and most popular of records, Chandal Saitaan, hints at the band’s affection with themes of gore and serial killing:
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The foods at Russian Food Festival will definitely be unfamiliar to the Nepali palate, but the dishes are uniquely savoury and carry a distinct Russian flavour to them.
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In an exhibition that brings together old and new paintings, Ragini Upadhyay Grela explores what loves means in the modern age
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