Stories By 'ABANI MALLA'
By 10 in the morning, the shutters of the Agriculture Development Bank in Tripureshwor are lifted and customers begin to gather in its foyer, forming a queue at the cash counter. Sharmila Chaudhary, who primarily looks after credit, helps out the bank tellers during the morning rush.
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Madhumala Mandal’s house in Kuwa, Janakpur is one of the few remaining ones still covered in Mithila art murals.
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Khadka, who chose his stage name after his time of birth, now relishes hearing his fans chant his name during live performances.
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For the past 124 years, Ghantaghar has been projecting accurate time--with occasional dysfunctions--throughout the years. But that may change soon, as the man who ensured that the monumental time teller is up and running is set to retire.
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For rap aficionados, Sacar Adhikari lies somewhere in the middle—there are artists better than him and artists worse than him. He’s back, he’s better, but some listeners say he’s not the best yet.
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Miss Pink and similar beauty pageants—Mr Pink and Mr Gay Handsome—are challenging notions of what constitutes a beauty pageant. These diverse pageants, organised by the Blue Diamond Society, an advocacy organisation for queer rights, empower participants and help bring them out of the shadows and into the mainstream.
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