Stories By 'AMISH RAJ MULMI'
A group of primary school children are huddled around Aakrit Shrestha, a Book Bus instructor, who holds a cylindrical contraption built of chart paper and has a few illustrations on the inside frame.
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I am outside the famous Shiza Dzong caves in Chhosar village. These are among the famous ‘sky caves’ spread across Mustang, some at least 2,000 years old.
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The visit of Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale to Kathmandu last month served as a reminder that Indo-Nepal relations have arisen from the trough that was 2015.
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It would be redundant to say that the proliferation of social media has led to a multiplicity of opinions. Everybody has a view today, as they rightly should.
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On Tuesday, I woke up to the reverberations of an air strike almost 1,000 km away. The Indian bombs may have fallen in Balakot, Pakistan (not Balakot in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, as Indian journalists helpfully tweeted), but surely everybody across the sane world could hear them, not least the unfortunate man whose sleep was broken by shrapnel shattering his windows.
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On 25 March 1968, at 8.15 pm, residents of Batulechaur in Pokhara, on the way to Mahendra Gufa, witnessed an unusual phenomenon. ‘A blazing object, flashing intermittently, accompanied by big thunder sound disintegrated over Kaski region.’
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