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Anger management for Nepali women

Photo: MONIKA DEUPALA f you are a woman, it is easy to get angry. If you are a Nepali woman, it is even easier to get mad at cultural norms and societal pressures that have become an unnecessary constant in your life.  Despite our progress, women are made to feel like they are there to […] [...]

It’s in the mail

All photos: HIMALKHABAR.COM arlier this year, a video of a box with Covid-19 vaccines being precariously carried across a flooded Kali Gandaki went viral on the Internet. After watching the clip, Rajendra Pandey, who works at the District Post Office in Lalitpur, was reminded of his job two decades ago. In 2006, Pandey was walking […] [...]

Himalayan floods a sign of worse to come

epal’s trans-Himalayan district of Manang is located in the rain-shadow, and is a high altitude desert. Its average annual rainfall is barely 300mm, but it got nearly double that rain in just one week in June. The region had seen a seven-mount winter drought, and was ravaged by wildfires this spring that burnt for three months. Then came the […] [...]

Many alert readers will have noticed that cars — like dogs — resemble their owners. In fact, there is a striking facial similarity between a certain neighbour in Bhaisepati and the new MG GS that he recently bought. Especially around the nostrils. A colleague at work is the spitting image of a Hyundai Venue that […] [...]

High on swings

All photos: MONIKA DEUPALA asain is all about family reunions, merry-making and a sense of community. Which is why bamboo swings and kite flying are an integral part of the festivities and are now making a comeback following the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions. In Bhaktapur’s Changunarayan municipality this week, local youth were gearing up […] [...]

Trekking in Nepal is open for business

All photos courtesy of PEMBA NORBU SHERPA ill two years ago, Pemba Norbu Sherpa was a happy-go-lucky trekking guide from Phakding on the Everest Trail. Things were looking up, he was getting trekking clients to guide and would travel to Langtang, Annapurnas and other trails in Nepal. He made many international friends, and endeared himself with his joyful […] [...]

Last Days with BP Koirala

From right to left: BP Koirala, his nephew Naresh Koirala, wife Sushila and sister Bunu on the balcony of Naresh’s apartment in Hong Kong in 1980. All photos, courtesy: NARESH KOIRALA 0 July 1982. Naresh Koirala vividly remembers the humid afternoon in Hong Kong when the telephone rang. His wife said it was Girija Prasad […] [...]

e-2 wheelers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=087QDbzzKCM here are 1 million two-wheelers in Kathmandu Valley, and they make up 79% of Nepal’s total vehicle fleet. Of the total two wheelers operating across the country, only 6,000 are electric. In addition, there are nearly 15,000 motorcycle taxis (essentially three-wheelers) operating in the Tarai.  Although the contribution of motorcycles and scooters to overall greenhouse […] [...]

Deadly Dasain on Nepal’s highways

Photos: ACHYUTRAJ BHANDARI he death toll in a bus plunge in Mugu has reached 32. Twenty-four people died on the spot and eight more during rescue and treatment. The rest, 11 passengers airlifted by helicopters for treatment in Nepalganj, are in critical condition. The overloaded bus lost control and plunged down a steep slope near Rara Lake […] [...]

Electric bicycles in Nepal terrain

Chinese electric two-wheeler company Yadea’s electric mountain bicycle, the Yadea SS800. ven as importers try to meet increased demand for electric cars following the reinstated tax rebates on battery-operated vehicles, electric two-wheelers remain relatively on the sidelines. Now, here come electric bicycles which purists have problems with, but are catching on despite the steep price tag. In 2018, Nepal’s […] [...]

Why do you need to revive ‘traditional’ Nepali food? How can you do it?

Experts highlight that getting away with such 'subtle evils' is possible if people really want to revive traditional Nepali food. The post Why do you need to revive ‘traditional’ Nepali food? How can you do it? appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Nepal is more than just the Himalayas and Buddha

Most people in the world associate Nepal with the Himalayas and Buddhism. What many do not know, however, is that the Himalayas and Buddhism only make up a small part of the country. Okay, I have to admit I have never used the word "small" in connection with the Himalayas The post Nepal is more than just the Himalayas and Buddha appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

8 promises you should keep to save Nepal’s environment

It is no secret that the environment in Nepal is degrading day by day. Owing to the haphazard urbanisation and industrialisation, almost every environmental problem--be it air pollution or water pollution or deforestation or pesticide pollution or waste and others--is reaching its worst point.  The post 8 promises you should keep to save Nepal’s environment appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 897,861 as of Friday afternoon. The post Nepal Covid-19 tally: 272 new cases, 777 recoveries, 8 deaths in 24 hours appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

If this Dashain is ‘bada’ (big) one, where have the smaller Dashains gone?

Nepal's greatest festival, Badadashain, is over after the celebration of two weeks now. Its name beginning with 'bada' (or big) suggests there are 'smaller' one The post If this Dashain is ‘bada’ (big) one, where have the smaller Dashains gone? appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Vijaya Dashami, is being observed across the country. People receive red (or white) tika on their foreheads and jamara on their heads from seniors in the family The post Dashain Tika/Vijaya Dashami, the main day of Badadashain, being celebrated across Nepal appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The white Dashain: Why some communities in Nepal wear white tika

For many, Dashain is synonymous with putting and receiving red tika (uncooked rice grains mixed with curd and vermilion powder) on their foreheads with jamara (barley seedlings) kept behind their ears or on their heads. However, there are many communities that do not receive red tika. They, instead, receive white tika. But, what are those […] The post The white Dashain: Why some communities in Nepal wear white tika appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 897,589 as of Thursday afternoon. The post Nepal Covid-19 tally: 455 new cases, 804 recoveries, 8 deaths in 24 hours appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Śālabhañjikā Yakṣiṇī: Nepal’s ‘stolen’ wooden idol awaits repatriation from New York

There is an ancient broken wooden Yakṣa idol on the upper part of the Bhaskar Dev Sankarit Keshchandrakrit Paravat Mahavihar in Itumbaha, Kathmandu. Śālabhañjikā Yakṣiṇī which was formerly standing on the very broken idol suddenly disappeared in the mid-1980s along with three other similar struts. The post Śālabhañjikā Yakṣiṇī: Nepal’s ‘stolen’ wooden idol awaits repatriation from New York appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

9 one-day travel destinations for people in Kathmandu

Everyone is looking for a quick escape from a rather monotonous lifestyle, but travelling afar is not quite practical either. Here are some of the wonderful places for one-day travel destinations for you if and when you are in Kathmandu: The post 9 one-day travel destinations for people in Kathmandu appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

There was a time when kites were flown all around the year in Kathmandu. Whenever people had time to spare, they would go to the fields with lattai & fly kites. The post 5 reasons you should fly kites in Kathmandu every Dashain appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Nepal football team are set to play the final of the ongoing SAFF Championship against the arch-rival India. This is the first time that Nepal have made it to the final of the regional tournament. The post Nepal football team to play SAFF Championship final for the first time–against India appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Ministry of Health and Population has informed that Nepal’s Covid-19 tally has reached 897,134 as of Wednesday afternoon. The post Nepal Covid-19 tally: 365 new cases, 609 recoveries, 4 deaths in 24 hours appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Dashain in Nepal: 5 facts to know from veteran historian Mahesh Raj Panta

Many have been confused about when and how Dashain festival started, so here are some simple yet important things about the biggest festival of Nepal. The post Dashain in Nepal: 5 facts to know from veteran historian Mahesh Raj Panta appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

To kill or not to kill: Why Nepal debates whether to continue animal sacrifice every Dashain

Dashain, the festival that honours goddess Durga symbolising power, prosperity, motherly love, and valour, is also surrounded by many fierce debates. One of the biggest debates that Nepali society experiences around this time every year is about animal sacrifice in the goddess's puja. The post To kill or not to kill: Why Nepal debates whether to continue animal sacrifice every Dashain appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]