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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.