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Here are five classic Nepali songs that refuse to die

Alisha Sijapati 16 Mar 07:00 AM

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. Read Full Story »

The Man from Kathmandu: first ‘global Nepali film’ to release today

Timothy Aryal 15 Mar 07:00 AM

On Wednesday evening, a frenzied crowd had gathered at Patan Durbar Square to welcome Indian acting legend Gulshan Grover. The ‘Bad Man’ of Bollywood, who has appeared in more than 400 Bollywood and Hollywood films, climbed up on a stage and ordered, “Gaana band karo”—turn off the music. Read Full Story »

At the Mic Drop finale, everyone made sex jokes but not everyone was laughing

Alisha Sijapati 12 Mar 07:00 AM

Watching Shrestha, one of Kathmandu’s most popular stand-up comedians, on stage, I finally got to know just how he makes people laugh. Read Full Story »

Meet Chepang, the Nepali band in New York taking grindcore by storm

Pranaya Sjb Rana 23 Feb 08:00 AM

With two drummers and often two vocalists, this band of Nepali immigrants to the US produces music that is fast, hard and loud. They even got a shoutout from Anthony Fantano,  self-proclaimed as the “internet’s busiest music nerd”. In this email exchange with the Post’s Pranaya SJB Rana, Chepang talks about their unique sound, what constitutes ‘immigrindcore’ and their approach to political music. Read Full Story »

Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

Guffadi 02 Feb 07:30 AM

Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest. Read Full Story »

Shreesha Bhandari’s Athot deserves to be read by young people seeking guidance

Mohan Guragain 02 Feb 07:30 AM

Without failing to shed light on the importance of time, Athot stresses that what we failed to do in our lives are not less important than what we actually did. Read Full Story »

Ujjwal Jha 30 Jan 10:00 AM

Shadows are an inherent, indispensable part of us—the reality that shows the difference between light and dark. It is the connecting link that bridges the gap between those two extremes. Read Full Story »

Nabin Shrestha 30 Jan 09:56 AM

Elections are a vital process for any democratic nation, and for elections to be efficient and reliable, the legislative government sets a list of requirements that citizens must meet in order to be eligible to vote. Read Full Story »

Connect IPS: Payments made easier

Bivek Khatiwada 29 Jan 09:53 AM

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Deliciously dark, superbly surreal

Pranaya Sjb Rana 29 Jan 09:52 AM

Nisabdha Shumsher Rana is working on his final novel—a psychological thriller starring a serial killer who will conduct the prime minister’s murder on his 53rd birthday. Read Full Story »

Celebrating a century

Prakash Chandra Timilsena 26 Jan 10:11 AM

Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun.  Read Full Story »

Netsuke, a uniquely Japanese art tradition, comes to Kathmandu

Abani Malla 24 Jan 10:18 AM

A miniature figure of a girl sits on an egg, as if warming it up to hatch like a mother hen. Read Full Story »

Missing home

Arshima Dahal 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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Living in the moment

Raman Budhathoki 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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A momo-headed adventure

Timothy Aryal 23 Jan 09:20 AM

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Gadgetbyte: There may be a dark secret behind the #10YearChallenge on social media

Johnson Shrestha 22 Jan 09:33 AM

If you’re active on any of the social media platforms these days, then you probably are familiar with the latest fad—the #10YearChallenge. Read Full Story »

Veteran singer Sthapit receives Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019 National Music Awards

Post Report 21 Jan 08:47 AM

Veteran singer and musician Manik Ratna Sthapit received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the Nepali music industry at the 20th Radio Kantipur National Music Awards 2019 (2075) on Saturday, Read Full Story »

The paper trail

Prakash Chandra Timilsena 19 Jan 12:16 PM

In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market. Read Full Story »

How rice became a staple in the hills and mountains--and why that’s unsustainable

Tsering Ngodup Lama 19 Jan 07:00 AM

Nepal’s reliance on rice over traditional nutrient-rich grains is costing the country billions every year, and making people unhealthier Read Full Story »

I signed up to become a Tootle rider. This is what I got out of it.

Anup Ojha 19 Jan 06:30 AM

I first heard of Tootle about seven months ago during a casual conversation with my friends. They said it was one of the easiest ways to commute around Kathmandu, but as the owner of a motorbike, I didn’t pay it any mind. A few months later, I became a part of Tootle -- not as a customer but as a rider. Read Full Story »

What makes a YouTube star?

Bibhu Luitel 18 Jan 09:15 AM

Sajin Maharjan is no stranger to mockery. The YouTube personality, infamous for his atonal singing, has been relentlessly mocked ever since he started publishing on the video-sharing platform, in April 2012. But that hasn’t stopped Maharjan; Read Full Story »

Plants for the careless

Rose Singh 16 Jan 08:25 AM

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Change matters

Saroj Wagle 16 Jan 08:25 AM

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Yogesh Dhungana 16 Jan 08:25 AM

It is no doubt that Nepal is still struggling to implement the newly introduced political system of federalism. It’s been a more than three years after the promulgation of the new constitution of Nepal, but the dynamic change that was promised by our leaders has yet to be experienced. Read Full Story »

Bhakka for breakfast

Rose Singh 13 Jan 08:39 AM

The combination of sugary dish paired with savoury seasonings may not sound appealing to many. But bhakka, a snack originated from eastern Nepal, delicately blends sweet with a side of salt and crushed chili powder, bringing a rather zesty punch in every bite. Read Full Story »

Grandma with swag

Alisha Sijapati 12 Jan 10:08 AM

At 11 am sharp every morning, a voice resounds through our quiet Kupondole neighbourhood, disturbing all our neighbours from their daily chores. Read Full Story »

It is a curse to begin with

Prajwalla Dahal 12 Jan 10:06 AM

I knew attachment was a rope that’dpull your legs the moment you find an escape,and cages are like magnets,sticking on metal, Read Full Story »

The rise of a strongman

Mohan Guragain 12 Jan 10:04 AM

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Irresponsible and immature

Abhimanyu Dixit 12 Jan 09:22 AM

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Sagar Chhetri 12 Jan 09:12 AM

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The Mahakavi’s scribe

Bibhu Luitel 12 Jan 08:07 AM

What Lord Ganesh was to Maharshi Vyas, I was to Devkota ji,” says Shyam Das Baishnav, referring to his long-standing friendship with Mahakavi Laxmi Prasad Devkota.  Read Full Story »

Soon-to-be released game traces mountains, myths and adventure

Abani Malla 10 Jan 09:35 AM

From a secret icy village nestled in the glowing Himalayas, 15-year-old Pasang Kaji Sherpa embarks on a journey to find his father who vanished mysteriously in the mountains while searching for other who had stepped out and never returned. Read Full Story »

Panauti in retrospect

Timothy Aryal 09 Jan 01:56 PM

Gerard Toffin’s 1976 photograph of Panauti’s Chiba Dyo stupa is one of the most telling images of the city from that time. Read Full Story »

Three Star beat Sherpas, finish third

Prajwal Oli 07 Jan 01:06 PM

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Bright business

Prakash Chandra Timilsena 05 Jan 09:19 AM

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A touch of drama

Alisha Sijapati 05 Jan 09:12 AM

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Best of both worlds

Bibek Adhikari 05 Jan 09:10 AM

He joins a private high school in 2010 and goes to a government college in 2012. It is amidst this crazy tumult of his late teens that he sees, albeit hazily, what kind of future lies in front of him. Read Full Story »

It’s a jungle out here

Priya Joshi 05 Jan 09:08 AM

A few years ago, there was suddenly a new tree in my garden. Everyone was surprised, because no one had planted that tree. Yet there it stood, more than four storeys tall. We didn’t know what type of tree it was, and we still don’t know the name, but ever since it grew, it has attracted a lot more birds to our home. Read Full Story »

A new music video breaks social taboos and presents a poignant homosexual love story 

Asmita Manandhar 05 Jan 08:22 AM

Young love is the stuff of many a film and music video. These depictions bank on the idea that love can be relatable to any number of audiences, as everyone has been in love or wants to be in love. But overwhelmingly, these portrayals are heteronormative, in that they present heterosexual relationships, where a boy meets girl. A recent music video, however, breaks that tendency and redefines love outside of these traditional norms.  Read Full Story »

Veteran Bollywood actor-director Kader Khan dies in Toronto

Ians 01 Jan 03:26 PM

Veteran Bollywood actor-director-writer-comedian and a Quranic scholar, Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Toronto in Canada, a family member said here on Tuesday. Read Full Story »

30 Dec 08:36 AM

It has been forty years since Reinhold Messner scaled the Mount Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen with his friend Peter Habeler. Read Full Story »

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