Stories By 'ALISHA SIJAPATI'
While the popular adage ‘Good artists copy, great artists steal’ has been attributed to a number of famous personalities, the original, by writer WH Davenport Adams, goes differently—‘great poets imitate and improve whereas small ones steal and spoil’.
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Deepak Tuladhar had spent more than seven years in the UK, working for a supply chain management company as an Human Resource manager, when he decided to start a new life from scratch. He returned to Nepal with a desire to start something on his own, he just didn’t know what yet. In their initial days in Nepal, Tuladhar and his partner began to travel across the country, visiting various districts to explore business opportunities.
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Every day, at about half past five, a thin, wiry man walks out of a small mosque that stands opposite where the Dharahara once stood. Uddab Alam, known popularly and affectionately as Sher Khan, carries with him a large red bucket, with charcoal, skewers and 10 kilos of buffalo meat. He sits down on a flat wooden stool and gets to work.
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In all his 66 years, DB Thapa never missed a day at work. Every day, he arrived at 9:30 am on the dot and he was always the last to leave. His work was his life, and even at the age of 81, photography meant everything to him.
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Hemmed in by dozens of garment stores, this small shop at the corner of a street in Khichapokhari would easily go unnoticed on a busy day. But for 62-year-old Maya, this was exactly the store she was looking for.
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The 16th iteration of the annual Jazzmandu festival will be commencing on November 1 at various locations around the Kathmandu Valley.
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