Stories By 'Astha Joshi'
When a fire engulfed the top floor of the Share Market Building in Putalisadak in February this year, it took firefighters from the City Fire Brigade (Juddha Barun Yantra) a little under twenty minutes to bring the flames under control. The building, which straddles one of the Capital’s busiest streets, was spared from major damage in part because it is located just a kilometer away from the fire station that is capable of dispatching personnel within two minutes of receiving a distress call.
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The Sorakhutte Paati, according to historical records, was built by the children of Kazi Damodar Pande,” recounts Rahendra Pradhan, 58, a local resident of Thamel.
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For Ganga Rokka, a 32-year-old Safa Tempo operator, the three-wheeled electric public vehicles have come as a blessing in many ways. Not only does plying on the Ratanapark-Teku-Chaunni-Sitapaila route enable her to rake in supplemental income to a business she owns and operates,
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If you set out to explore the cobbled-stone lanes of the traditional old quarters of the Kathmandu Valley, the lanes always lead you to a square-shaped courtyard, with a temple dedicated to one of the many deities, and almost always, a water conduit.
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I saw Julius’s Facebook profile picture with a snowboard and asked him, ‘Is that something we could do in Nepal?’,” Utsav Pathak recalls.
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As a child growing up in Kathmandu, I always noticed two particular things while passing by Singha Durbar. The first was the fleeting sight of the formidable ‘Lion Palace’ as we took a right turn to head towards Patan.
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