• My paranoid thoughts on COVID-19

    First of all this isn’t a how to stay safe post. This isn’t about social distancing, washing your hands and clothes, coughing on your shoulder, properly wearing masks posts on COVID-19, it’s best your refer to WHO for that. And please do. Facts are important. This is going to be me – rambling on about COVID-19 and it’s current state in Nepal.  At thee time of writing this (March 21, 2020) or (८ चैत २०७६), Nepal has gone into semi-lockdown and Lord behold panic has ensued. But that’s not the reason i started putting pen to paper, or i guess

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  • True colors

    At the height of the nakabandhi, I was returning from work, in front of my home, I saw this man being dragged across the street. Bloodied, unable to move. It was winter, maybe January i dont remember. Naturally as people do. They gathered around. What followed next was hard to watch. Instead of helping the poor guy. They started hurling abuse at him. Why? Because he was a “madhesi”. After a while everyone left, ofcourse they would, after all, it was winter. This man was left their, in the cold, bloodied, drunk, half conscious. I couldnt do it. I couldn’t

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  • The Balthali Trip: Never Break From the Herd

    About 40 km from the heart of Kathmandu lies Balthali, a village situated at the junction of Roshi and Ladku rivers. It’s perfect for a quick getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city. A relaxing trip, the purpose of our visit to the village. I sit here and ponder if I should call it a remote village? Well, it’s not remote per se, but not what you would call easily accessible either. Our day started like any other day, with the hustle and bustle of work and deadlines, especially so today cause we had a 3:00 PM

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  • Post Quake Nepal

    I cross my fingers, knock on wood and whatever other voodoo required the Earthquakes have finally stopped: at least lessened significantly. We still get a couple of jolts here and there, last week we got one that forced me to jump out of bed half naked and run for the gates but in the whole it’s safe to say(I hope) that we’ve entered a post quake era.I’m only talking about Kathmandu here not the entirety of Nepal, seismo Nepal at the time of this writing still reports quakes the size of 4.5 Mangnitude in Dolakha and as a resident of

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  • Not Yet

    A few days ago i had an interesting conversation with a couple of my friends. Both in their mid 20s both working full time jobs. When we were pursuing our bachelors we couldnt wait to get out wait to get started on our “Careers”. Its been a year now since i started working what was i thinking? Why was i in such a rush? At first i was full of excitement, enthusiastic and always always willing to go that extra mile. I put all my focus all my energies into it. . Now my focus begins to wane. I find

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  • Mr. Brightside

    She asked me ” Excuse me do i know you? “, to which i replied ” hi, i’m Mr. Brightside “, she smiled and said “well that’s tragic”, i mustered up a smile of my own and said ” I guess it is, guess it is” then i asked her “and might i know who it is that wants to know?” she just smiled turned and walked away. I’d have gone after her but the alarm clock shook me out of my dream, now i was fumbling around in my room trying to nullify the defining noise. It was all

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  • Fire Fighters of Nepal

    All the festivities were over, we spent the day laughing, having fun, playing cards and now it was time for rest like every other tika in every other dashain. But today would not be just another tika. I heard the first screams around ten, I ignored them : i’d seen men drink the whole day, it wasn’t a surprise that they’d get into fights: nothing out of the norm. However these screams weren’t the usual screams, the usual would be cries of men screaming obscenities at each other. No these were the screams of men, women and children: these were

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  • The Value of Information

    After 4 years of being an IT student it is ironic that this will be my first article regarding my field of choice. Yet I feel the time is right to write and share. What does it mean to be an IT student? Many of aspire to be the next Zucherberg or Bill Gates, most of us are dreamers. Dreamers that believe an idea can change the world. After all those stories of kids out of college that make it big are the norm in the IT sector. The Entrepreneurial spirit, that’s what they give us! The field of IT

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