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SAME CRUSH

Dear aunt,I come from a family where I have always been accepted for my sexuality. I have known for a long time that I’m a lesbian and most of my close friends know this too.

Dec 11 2018

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BROTHER BOND

Dear Aunt,My brother flew in from Canada a few days ago. He’s back after five years. Although we have a seven-year gap, we were the best of siblings, as far as I can remember, but that was only before he left for further studies.

Dec 11 2018

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TEACHER TROUBLES

Dear Aunt,I’m a ninth grader. I’ve always loved going to school and learning, until recently. My maths teacher had to leave school for his own reasons and we have a new teacher now. At first, I was excited to meet someone new but it didn’t last long.

Dec 11 2018

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The fifth generation

About two years ago, Qualcomm, the telecommunications equipment company, unveiled a chipset that would support next generation connectivity, a successor to 4G. The following year, they named that technology ‘5G’ and now, they’ve been working to bring this feature to the public in early 2019.

Anuj Bhandari, Dec 11 2018

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Love that Refuses to Die

This is not a love letter, but a synthesis of realisation. And obviously a futile attempt. This is simply a review of that mysterious communion and an anecdote of that divine but yet toppled history.

KESHAB SUBEDI, Dec 09 2018

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Chasing butterflies

It was back in the summer of 1990. The classes were over for the day, but I was still in the classroom. There was a big chart hanging on the wall which illustrated the life cycle of a butterfly.

Tushar Subedi, Dec 09 2018

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Teach: out of Reach

I recently joined Bachelors in Micro Biology at a reputed college in Kathmandu. The college is really good and I love most of the things here. But I have a problem with one of my biology teachers who doesn’t seem to know anything he is teaching. He command over the English language is poor and his knowledge about the subject matter is also very limited.

Dec 04 2018

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Road to self

I am a 14-year-old girl who studies in grade eight. I have been studying in this school since grade one and have a close group of friends. There were six of us but at the beginning of the year, a new girl came to our class and joined our group as the seventh member. She seemed nice and everything was fine initially.

Dec 04 2018

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The perils of shopping online

On social media and across the internet, advertisements from various online stores are ubiquitous. These stores advertise a wide range of products, from electronics to clothes. But despite the proliferation of these ads, very few of us actually click on them.

Johnson Shrestha, Dec 04 2018

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Across the universe

If I have to place his home in the map of the universe, I can’t. I don’t know where he lives at the celestial landmark. Yet, it feels like home to me.

Sajana Acharya, Dec 02 2018

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Snow

Winter arrived in no time. The trees, once green and charming, turned yellow, brown and eventually red, and fell off the branches onto the ground. A cold, violent wind blew the leaves across the other side of the road, and it started to snow.

Shiva Bhusal, Dec 02 2018

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Hobby over studies?

Dear Aunt,I am a student currently studying in grade nine. I am not that sound in my studies, but not that bad either. I have two younger siblings who are really studious and for obvious reasons, they are my parents’ favourites.

Nov 27 2018

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Marriage vs career

Dear Aunt,My 35-year-old brother got married few days ago and now the pressure of the whole family is on me. I am just 27 and I do not want to get married this early. But my parents and relatives think it’s the right age to get hitched.

Nov 27 2018

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Phones, speakers and everything else

Hi there, I have been looking to buy a smartphone for around Rs 40,000. I’ve looked at a few options and all of them look nice. I don’t have any particular aspect where the phone needs to excel.

Pratima Adhikari, Nov 27 2018

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