Framing Kathmandu

Apr 29 2017

Kathmandu is a place that I can never get enough of. Nothing gets old, boring or cliché here. Every day has something new to offer and every place has a side to it that one might have failed to notice before.
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During a recent visit to my doctor, he noted that I had put on weight. I had noticed that my waistline was increasing by ever tightening trousers, some of which I have in fact been wearing for over twenty years. Thanks to my near-constant body weight and waistline—72kg and 32’.
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Often admired as the best football league in the planet, English Premier League hasn’t failed to disappoint us this season either.
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We are two weeks away from the first phase of our local elections but it seems that our incompetent government might even postpone it and make us all look like fools.
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It is ironic that the word ‘Maru’ in Nepal Bhasa literally translates to ‘does not have’, because this traditional neighbourhood, 300 metres southwest of the Kathmandu Durbar Square,
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As a young woman, the titular Jayamaya of the play Jayamaya Aafu Matrai Lekhapani Aaipugi (currently on at Mandala Theatre) writes the names of her family and relatives on paper chits and secretly drops them into her treasured little khutruke.
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The word is flimsy. Sunhil Sippy has turned out such a weightless, feeble Bollywood adaptation of Saba Imtiaz’s novel Karachi, You’re Killing Me!
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Beyond the sound of children playing and the occasional buses and motorbikes, there is a calming sound in most parts of Laharepauwa village in Rasuwa, north of Kathmandu.
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