Donning Divinity

Aug 12 2017

The age-old cultural practice of the Nil Barahi Dance, which has been continually observed for the past 1500 years, kicked off in Bode, from Wednesday night. The ritual is observed every day at midnight for four days a year.
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of families are displaced due to landslides and floods in this country but our incompetent government never takes any initiative to minimise such disasters.
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I am a city dweller, I suppose. In the sense that I look to the city I live in to stir me, whether it is through certain spots that catch my eye, or certain smells and sounds that I can attach with a certain place.
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Those who live in their castles in the air need not think about what goes on below. They are the rulers of the world, owners of the future. They don’t care what the hoi polloi think.
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Rakib arrived in Nepal in April last year with just a mobile phone and few change of clothes in his small backpack. Among many countries, he chose Nepal because the country is progressive in regards to LGBTI rights and because he could afford the air tickets and living expenses for a short while
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I wasn’t always immune to the charms of Shah Rukh Khan. Having come of age in the 90s, right when Bollywood had entered the Khan Era, if I’d been asked to pick my favourite of the lot, it would invariably be SRK.
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Because much of Nepali history remains obscure and largely anecdotal, any extrapolation tends to invite genuine curiousity.
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