Stories By 'Timothy Aryal'
Artist SC Suman came to Kathmandu four decades ago and the first site he went to see was the Pashupatinath Temple. There were more monkeys and more trees, he recalls. And less people. Everything looked orderly and beautiful.
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It might not be untoward to assume that every Nepali music fan knows the words to the sombre, breezy classic Nepali adhunik song Siri ma Siri ni Kanchhi by heart.
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In the late 1950s, there emerged a new style of filmmaking in France, pioneered by filmmakers such as Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and Claude Chabrol.
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In a messy room peppered with strange electronic appliances, unused computers, a water boiler and an antennae, four engineering graduates, all in their mid-20s, are hard at work. Bent over their computers on the first floor of a six-storey building in Kamalbinayak, the four engineers are working on the Nepal PQ-1, Nepal’s first picosatellite.
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Among the hundreds of Nepali words that have been borrowed from Arabic, there’s one that has always remained fresh: taza, which just so happens to mean ‘fresh’.
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Every great creative idea does not always have to start with a cup of coffee or a glass of beer. For illustrator Nom Rana, it started with a plate of momos, Nepal’s de facto national food.
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