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SINGLED OUT

Dear Aunt, I am third-year student pursuing my undergraduate degree in Information Technology. I am not a brilliant student, but I am well aware about my results and want to score a CGPA that will get me into a good grad school in the future.

Feb 19 2019

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TATTOO TABOO

Dear Aunt, I am a 20-year-old woman and a tattoo enthusiast. I have been getting small tattoos since I was 18. I have been getting inked two to three times a year and I have eight tattoos on my body, most of which are on my left arm.

Feb 19 2019

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Best of the middle

The mid-range segment is the most popular in Nepal’s smartphone market. Since most people don’t want to live with the compromises made on cheap budget phones and not everyone can afford premium flagship handsets, the mid-range segment has always been a sweet spot for Nepali consumers.

Bivek Khatiwada, Feb 19 2019

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Nine ways to stay calm in a crisis

From conflicts with colleagues or family, frustrations at work, or even being stuck in traffic—our daily lives are not short on stress. These common upsets—“psychosocial stressors”—incite our emotions, and our brains are equipped with strategies to help regulate them:

Mithu Storoni, Feb 18 2019

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Bringing leather back

Bilal Ahmed Shah loves his leather jackets. For as long as he can remember, he’s been wearing one.
“Even as a teenager I used to design and wear my own jacket,” says the 24- year-old entrepreneur.

Marissa Taylor, Feb 18 2019

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An unlikely crush

Even though the whole day, a midsummer day, had been swelteringly hot, the atmosphere drastically cooled off as the fat old sun began to set.

Pooja Dhakal, Feb 17 2019

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Serving justice

Once upon a time, there lived a family of four; a father and a mother and their two sons. They lived a happy life. But as they say, happiness is nothing but a prelude to troubles.

Sarthak Byanjankar, Feb 17 2019

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ALMOST GIRLFRIEND

Dear Aunt, I met a girl at my college. She was already dating a guy who used to mistreat her. We became close friends in a short period of time and for me, I felt like we had something special.

Feb 12 2019

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HURRY TO MARRY

Dear Aunt, I’m a 23-year-old girl pursuing my undergraduate degree. I will be graduating next year. My mother is concerned about my future and we had a talk a few days ago.

Feb 12 2019

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In the grey

After the Nepal government’s decision to impose an additional five percent excise duty on the import of smartphones in last year’s budget, the inflow of phones has gone down comfortably.

Johnson Shrestha, Feb 12 2019

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The demented mind

The sound of water running from a tap woke me up from my sleep. I feel a dull headache; I look outside, and it is still dark. I check the time—it’s 2:30 am. My hostel room is a mess; things are scattered everywhere.

KANTILATA THAPA, Feb 10 2019

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DOPPELGANGER

It is another winter’s morning, standing at the bus stop, waiting for the local bus to Kalanki. Vacantly gazing at the open road, I hear a fragile “namaste” from behind me. As I turn, I come face-to-face with a familiar soul.

Corona S, Feb 10 2019

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Bowled with Gold

My roommate and I have been living together for more than five years. We grew up together in Chitwan and when we both moved in Kathmandu, we only had each other to call our family, friend, or even our nearest relative.

Feb 05 2019

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