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LET GO—LET GO NOT

Dear Aunt, I broke up with my boyfriend a year back. We were friends for a year before we started dating. Although he had issues figuring out what he wanted to do in life and was seemingly directionless, I have a huge respect for him for the kind of person he is. But to this day, I couldn’t tell him how wonderful he is.

May 21 2019

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DARE TO DREAM

Dear Aunt, I’m in my mid-twenties and currently in my final year of my undergraduate degree. As I always have dreamt of becoming a renowned counsellor, I wish to earn my master’s degree in Psychology.

May 21 2019

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Facebook marketing 101

Facebook has become the common marketplace for almost everyone. And learning to leverage Facebook’s platform to promote oneself has become an essential part of an organisation’s operations—whether it be within or outside Nepal.

Pratima Adhikari, May 21 2019

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ABOUT TIME

Dear Aunt, I am a tenth grader and currently preparing for my SEE exams. Due to this, our school has been rushing to complete our courses and it has become increasingly difficult for me to catch up.

May 14 2019

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BULLY BOSS

Dear Aunt, I am a 30-year-old woman. I have worked in different companies for the past nine years and I believe I am good at my job. Recently, I was recruited by a company which has a flexible work environment.

May 14 2019

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Why aren’t there more women in IT?

When Nhasala Joshi joined the Advanced College of Engineering and Management in Kupondole, she was the only woman in her Electronics Enginnering class. Later, as the semester progressed, the number of women grew to three, still a heavily lopsided gender ratio.

PRAJESH SJB RANA, May 14 2019

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DESIRE v DUTY?

Dear Aunt, My husband and I have been happily married for six years now. We fell in love during our college days. We had to struggle to convince our parents to let us get married as we were from different castes. Now we have a daughter who has just turned three. I also have a healthy relationship with his family.

May 07 2019

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LATE BLOOMER

Dear Aunt, I’m in my early 40s and single. I’ve been living in Norway for more than a decade and have comfortably adjusted to my lifestyle here. But lately, I’ve been feeling that I probably need a romantic companion.

May 07 2019

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On the register

There are many in Nepal who import mobile phones, formally or informally. For the latter, these mobile phones are generally for friends and family, as the same model phones are generally more expensive in Nepal.

Bivek Khatiwada, May 07 2019

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TONGUE-TIED

Dear Aunt, I moved to Kathmandu from Jhapa to pursue my bachelor’s degree a year ago. During my school days, we weren’t allowed to take English medium classes. This affected my English reading and speaking skills—with almost no command over the language.

Apr 30 2019

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BITTER PLATTER

Dear Aunt, My girlfriend has been working in Dubai for three years. When she returned for vacation, I thought it’s going to be the best time of my life as I was going to meet her after two and half years.

Apr 30 2019

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Can the internet be policed?

While arguments can be made for the internet both as a positive or a negative space, what it really is, is a neutral space, where users can indulge in political commentary, advocacy and social interaction, albeit with various degrees of freedom.

PRAJESH SJB RANA, Apr 30 2019

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A festival called Hare Rama Hare Krishna

A psychedelic drone pierces through ancient Kasthamandap and out into Basantapur Durbar Square.

PRAWASH GAUTAM, Apr 23 2019

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