On Saturday

Down to the river

Every Saturday morning, volunteers equipped with gloves, masks, and knee-high gum boots can be seen wading in the murky waters of the Bagmati, fishing out solid waste by the tonne.

Abijeet Pant, Mar 17 2018

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Under Tilaurakot

At the turn of the fifth century, travelling through South Asia, Chinese monk Faxian had described a flourishing city along what is today the Nepal-India border. Almost two hundred years later, Xuanzang, another Chinese monk and scholar, described seeing a similar flourishing kingdom. Now, an archaeological survey that has been ongoing since 2013 has unearthed evidence suggesting that the sites described by the two ancient travellers match with what has for centuries remained buried underground.

MANOJ PAUDEL, Mar 17 2018

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Women footballers: Born with talent, held back by prejudice

It was just me, a girl in the middle of a lot of boys,” says Marta Vieira da Silva, the Brazilian football legend who is better known just as Marta.

Mar 10 2018

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Forests protect the climate.

When Hurricane Maria walloped Puerto Rico in September, it ripped off roofs, flooded neighbourhoods and all but destroyed the island’s power grid, leaving a humanitarian catastrophe that Puerto Ricans are still recovering from months later.

Henry Fountain, Mar 10 2018

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The racy side of Jane Austen

Jane Austen’s earliest writings appear to have little in common with the restrained and realistic society portrayed in her adult novels,” writes Kathryn Sutherland, a professor of English at the University of Oxford.

Fiona Macdonald, Mar 10 2018

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The lives of others

The iconic Nepali writer from Darjeeling, Indra Bahadur Rai, passed away at the age of 91 a few days ago. He leaves behind an enormous literary legacy encompassing both fiction and non-fiction.

Shradha Ghale, Mar 10 2018

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Madame President

Madame Bidhya Devi Bhandari will once again become our President. Yes, our comrades have decided to stick with Bhandari and Pun as candidates for our President and Vice President, and they are more than likely to win the election for their respective offices.

Guffadi, Mar 10 2018

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Nepali historical amnesia

Every few months, some member of the Nepali journalism fraternity writes an article lamenting the decline of the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS) as ‘a think-tank that did great work’ during the Panchayat Era.

Pratyoush Onta, Mar 10 2018

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Period Paranoia-II

I sat on the commode, dripping like a tap for what felt like an eternity. And I’m not making this up. I was dripping blood, a couple of drops per second.

Prateebha Tuladhar, Mar 10 2018

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A trail of tears

To satiate the demand for meat in the Valley, every day, 15 trucks full of live buffaloes make their way into the capital city. The buffaloes are mostly bought in the haat-bazaars on the Indian side of Nepal-India Border.

Mar 10 2018

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An insipid affair

In October last year, when I came out of the theatre after watching the play Chara Haru ko Sammelan, I met a frustrated fellow theatregoer who was discussing with his peers that the play failed to live up to his expectations.

Timothy Aryal, Mar 10 2018

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Clipped wings

Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must intuit what is missing and become the missing piece,” Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) and her classmates are told by “Matron” (Charlotte Rampling) early on during their induction at Sparrow School.

OBIE SHRESTHA, Mar 10 2018

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