Pedestrians with Motivation or Deterrent


I was in Kathmandu last year. When I landed in the only international airport we have in the evening, I was infuriated to have not found my luggage. This was nothing new to me. It had happened in the past too. Upon contacting the airline’s international office in Doha, I was told that the luggage was stuck at Hamad airport. I had no choice but … Continue reading Pedestrians with Motivation or Deterrent

If We Were Having Coffee


The first thing we do every morning is grinding some fresh beans from the airtight jar. We often find ourselves worrying if we are going to wake up kids from their sweet morning sleep while grinding the beans. Sometimes, I feel like pre-ground coffee comes in handy on times as this morning. Kids were sound asleep. I feel very bad and am filled with guilt of waking … Continue reading If We Were Having Coffee

जातीय पहिचान जोडिएको नेपाल आइडल १


हिजो नेपालीहरूले नेपालकै पहिलो अन्तराष्ट्रिय कार्यक्रमबाट विशेष अधिकार प्राप्त गरि संचालन गरिएको गायन प्रतियोगिता “नेपाल आइडल” बाट पहिलो नेपाल आइडलका रूपमा पोखराका बुद्ध लामालाई पाएका छन् । आइडलको शिर्षक कै कुरा गर्ने हो भने, उनि पहिलो भने होइन । केहि वर्षअघि नेपालमै गरिएको गायन प्रतियोगिता “नेपाल आइडल” कै नाममा भएको थियो । भलै यसले विदेशी इजाजत प्राप्त नगरिकनै उहि नाउँमा त्यो कार्यक्रम गरेको थियो । … Continue reading जातीय पहिचान जोडिएको नेपाल आइडल १

Do You Grow Your Own Food?


Many of you wouldn’t know what our last name, Maharjan, means. Maharjans fall under the Newa:  caste system which defines a group of people who were/are farmers. Of course, Maharjans are not just limited to farming anymore. So, sometimes I wonder if our inclination to growing some of our food has to do with our roots. I know, farming is not something many people aspire to … Continue reading Do You Grow Your Own Food?