Stories By 'ALISHA SIJAPATI'
For Nepalis studying abroad who want to send a gift to their mothers on Mother’s Day, there are numerous current options. You can select from any number of e-commerce sites, and even many websites of individual shops now offer e-payment and delivery. But back in the 2000s, there were few options. And Muncha.com was one of them.  
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Living in a house with three different generations—a 93-year-old grandmother, a 53-year-old father and 27-year-old me—I grew up listening to old Nepali songs. These classics are not just favourites in my household but they also continue to resound across the nation, played on laptops and bluetooth speakers through Youtube, and are still in rotation on the radio.
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Watching Shrestha, one of Kathmandu’s most popular stand-up comedians, on stage, I finally got to know just how he makes people laugh.
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Meet Soni Shrestha. At 10, she had jaundice and failed to gain weight. As a teenager, she was 5 feet 5 inches tall but weighed just 42 kgs. For being dangerously underweight, she was mocked throughout school, and was often called various insulting names.
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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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When Kreeti Shakya and Manish Shrestha returned to Kathmandu in 2010, after completing their education in the US, they both wanted to join an advertising industry.
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