Omicron spread throws cold water on wedding plansBy Aashish Mishra
Hari Krishna Gajurel was eagerly waiting for the coming Nepali month of Magh. Not one, not two, but all three of his sons were getting married on Magh 11 (January 25). The 63-year-old had planned to have a huge celebration with multiple receptions at multiple locations in Kathmandu Valley, leaving no expense shared.
Youths leave stable city jobs to teach rural childrenBy Aashish Mishra
It is a tale repeated all across the country that educated young people leave villages to pursue opportunities in cities or destinations abroad. But how often do we hear of youths willingly leaving lucrative opportunities in the cities to work in the rural areas? Even rarer is to see fresh university graduates choose to put their “professional” fields on hold and instead choose to focus on teaching. These four people are a few of those rare persons.
The History Of Polls In NepalBy Aashish Mishra
The year 2079 looks set to be the year of elections. The five-year term of the local governments, provincial assemblies and the federal House of Representatives is expiring next year and as is the beauty of democracy, people will go to the polls to elect new representatives with a new mandate. So, while we look forward to a series of fresh elections next year, it might also be appropriate to take a look back at how it all started. The history of elections in
History hidden unknowingly, even deliberatelyBy Aashish Mishra
On December 20, 2021, workers digging the ground in front of the Bhimsen Temple, Mangalbazaar discovered a stone tablet. They were building a sewage system for Patan Durbar Square when they found the six-foot tablet, erect and intact.
Use Of Social Media For Int’l RelationsBy Aashish Mishra
When people think of social media, they think of posts, likes and the so-called millennial and Gen Z lingo like OMG, LOL, ROFL, BTW, TBH, IKR, WYD and others. What they do not think about though is the possibility of diplomatic networking.
History unearthed in Patan, literallyBy Aashish Mishra
Around 35 years ago, while building a sewage system for the houses of Mangalbazaar, labourers unearthed a stone inscription in front of the Bhimsen Temple in Patan Durbar Square. This should have made big news and drawn the attention of historians and archaeologists but, for inexplicable reasons, it did not. Work on the sewage continued and the inscription was covered with mud and concrete without anyone batting an eye, recalled Madhu Kumar Gyawali.
Dattatreya Temple of Patan that almost no one knows aboutBy Aashish Mishra
Suresh Shakya has been a tourist guide in Patan for the better part of the last two decades. As a guide, he has studied a lot about the temples and monuments in and around Patan Durbar Square in order to accurately explain their history and significance to the foreigners that come to the city.
The Day Of YomariBy Aashish Mishra
Tya: Sin Tya: Bakasin Tya: Thable yagu Yomari chhaga ti ya: Byumha Lyase, Mabyumha Sitikuti Nyaga Byusa kya bui, chhaga byusa mhya bui Talapata kulichan jusen tya: Yamari Maku, uki dune chaku Byumha Lyase, Mabyumha Buriburi
An acceptance of self and admission of vulnerabilityBy Aashish Mishra
One of the winners of the Toni Hagen Foundation Documentary Grant of 2021, Ankit Manandhar Khadgi’s ‘I wanted to be like Madhuri Dixit’ is a statement and admission of vulnerability. The very first scene in the movie features Ankit crying and sharing to the world that he feels hurt; hurt by the comments he has received his whole life about the perceived femininity of his behaviour, particularly his love for dancing. And from there, the movie takes life as a critique of the gender stereotypes...
RTI In NepalBy Aashish Mishra
The coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis like never before. People are getting infected in the millions; economies are taking a brutal hit and governments are struggling to contain the spread of the virus without damaging the livelihoods of their citizens.