Kathmandu breathes cleaner air during the lockdownBy Aashish Mishra
Aasha Jha becomes very happy every time she goes to the roof of her house in Tahagalli, Lalitpur Metropolitan City–8, these days. Ever since the lockdown began, she has been able to clearly see the airport from her terrace.
Jorpati youths feeding over 900 lockdown hit people dailyBy Aashish Mishra
There is a saying that times of crisis show the true face of a society. Well, if that is true then the current COVID-19 crisis has shown that our society is compassionate and empathetic. As Nepal goes through an unprecedented coronavirus-induced lockdown that is now in its fifth week, everyday people are rising up to ensure that the poor and underprivileged groups among them do not go hungry – everyday people like a group of youths from Sundar Tole, Jorpati.
Youths developing a taste for cooking in lockdownBy Aashish Mishra
The nationwide lockdown has now gone on for nearly a month, leaving people with little to do and much free time at their disposal. So, people are now taking up different skills to kill time and get rid of boredom. And a skill many are taking up seems to be cooking.
Telecom companies launch surveys to help government collect COVID-19 dataBy Aashish Mishra
Nepal’s telecommunication sector deserves credit for being one of the key links between the government and the public during the coronavirus outbreak.
Use of English terms about COVID-19 miffs manyBy Aashish Mishra
Mamata Giri, 68, does not understand English properly. She cannot speak the language, nor does she read or write in it, which has not really put her at any loss in her life, until now. An avid consumer of news, Giri tries to stay updated on the coronavirus pandemic and its situation in Nepal, but complains that she can’t understand much of it. “The Nepali media use terms like ‘quarantine’, ‘isolation’ and ‘throat swab’ which I don’t really get,” she said.