Stories By 'Shaleen Shah'
A year ago, a chiropractor beat my shoulders and neck into place so that my upper body looked like a statue of the Buddha. I felt invigorated. My breath became deeper, my senses were seemingly enhanced, and I had ceaseless energy throughout the day. The people I met seemed to be addicted to the raw energy I was emanating. Those were few of the best days of my life.
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When Keshav Kulal was younger, it would take a whole week to produce a madal. These days it takes him a little over two hours. “We order the hollow, cylindrical pieces of wood—the Ghar—which are now factory produced in Dhading,” he says, “All we have to do is fasten the leather to the ends and strap them with leather strings and metal rings.”
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A typical commute in Kathmandu’s chaotic public transportation system is a frustrating, uncomfortable and a wholly draining experience. It usually comprises of deafening item songs, suffocating traffic jams and restless conductors attempting to further fill their already crowded vehicles.
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Except in offices where creativity is profoundly important,casual office culture is a phenomenon that is relatively new in Nepal.
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On December 8, 2000, Lok Chitrakar woke up especially early. It was the day he had been anticipating.
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Author Chandra Man Munikar’s book, Charya Nepal—Vajrayan Tantric Charya Dance, was launched at the Mandala Theatre in the Capital on Wednesday.
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