Stories By 'ALISHA SIJAPATI'
Living in a house with three different generations—a 93-year-old grandmother, a 53-year-old father and 27-year-old me—I grew up listening to old Nepali songs.
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The moment Aayush Shrestha comes up to the mic, before he’s even said a single word, the audience erupts in a cheer. Watching Shrestha, one of Kathmandu’s most popular stand-up comedians, on stage, I finally got to know just how he makes people laugh.
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Meet Soni Shrestha. At 10, she had jaundice and failed to gain weight. As a teenager, she was 5 feet 5 inches tall but weighed just 42 kgs. For being dangerously underweight, she was mocked throughout school, and was often called various insulting names.
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Every Saturday morning, at 11 am, the doors of the Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara in Kupondole are flung open, ready to welcome all visitors. Head priest Daler Singh, whom visitors to the gurdwara call bhaiji,
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Two weeks since an investigative committee was formed to look into the allegations of sexual abuse against three teachers at Lalitpur Madhyamik Vidyalaya, there has been little progress.
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About a year ago, I was a wrecked, heart-broken person still hung up on a bad break up. So, my work best friend Abha, who is the goddess of whipping up the quirkiest of Nepali greeting cards at Little Things, pumped me up for a speed-date programme that she was to organise with her partners on Valentine’s Day.
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