Stories Tagged 'Kathmandu'

A bridge to fear

Mar 18 2019

A recent report published in this paper highlighted how over half a dozen overhead bridges in the Capital city are in dilapidated condition because of lack of effective maintenance. Most of these flyovers are in the Ratna Park area.
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Even though the government set regulations and standards in 1999, inadequate implementation and poor regulation of the transport of livestock and their slaughter have left both animals and consumers unprotected.
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Brought to Kathmandu from Kochi, the only familiarity with the kudampuli seems to be its texture. Although that too is up for debate—maybe it’s the texture of a dried apricot, perhaps a prune, but its flavour is otherworldly for the uninitiated.
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In Nepal, it always feels like wedding season. Barring a few short months, weddings take place all year around, as astrologers chart out a litany of auspicious dates. And Kathmandu’s booming middle class tends to leave no stone unturned when it comes to weddings, selling homes and property, digging into savings and even going into debt to give their children a ceremony like no other.
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A US college dropout, Aashish Adhikari returned to Kathmandu in 2011 to start anew. While on a short trip to visit his grandparents in Kavre, he discovered that his ancestral lands were perfectly suited to planting coffee.
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A dangerous life

Jan 21 2019

Road safety is not a privilege, but the right of the people
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