Stories Tagged 'Kathmandu'

A dangerous life

Jan 21 2019

Road safety is not a privilege, but the right of the people
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It was the late 1950s. The 104-year despotic Rana regime had come to an end and there was newfound freedom in the air. New Road, formerly Juddha Sadak, was where Kathmandu came alive, and down near the statue of Juddha Shumsher, opposite the ancient Ranjana galli, a stately peepal tree spread its canopy, shielding a motley crew of poets, writers, activists, politicians and layabouts from the sun.
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Dal Bahadur Bisankhe, 58, died while his wife got injured after a tipper hit the couple in Balaju Bypass, Kathmandu, on Friday morning, police said.
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Kathmandu Valley denizens are experiencing colder days as the minimum temperature plummeted to 2.6 degree Celsius on Tuesday.
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When my newlywed mother, originally a Malaysian of Indian origin, first came to Nepal, she disliked the taste of dahl. It was too thick, laced with difference and heavy with otherness. But she made do.
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From out of the marijuana-induced haze of Kathmandu in the 70s, a lone landmark appears, as evanescent as ganja smoke, as effervescent as a hash high.
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