The Smarter Entertainment Weekly

Kobe Bryant: Legends live forever

                       Like any other day, I woke up and checked my instagram only to find everyone posting the news of Kobe’s de...

Welcoming Visit Nepal Year

  Nepal, a Himalayan beauty, is a quintessential exotic multicultural nation. It represents a wide curve of species and biodiversity. It is no surprise that Nepal is time and again considered...

Why We Should Go Local

Localism simply means prioritizing the local—it supports local production and consumption of goods, local control of government, and the promotion of local history, local culture and local ident...

WHERE ARE THE TREES GOING?

With the increase in global warming and the amount of dust circulating in Kathmandu city, the need for clean air is on the rise. Citizens of Kathmandu and various other cities in Nepal and all over th...

Issues That Matter: Kite Flying (Then and Now)

I think that there’s a whole lot of people who will agree with me about how much western culture has influenced the culture of the valley. Not only youngsters but even the older generation are h...

Issues that Matter: Animal Rights

I am going to be upfront about it: although the west has become familiar with the topic of animal rights, the east still has miles to go until they reach the space where animal rights can be discussed...

A Levels: they aren’t that bad after all

A lot of speculation has been made on why a rapidly growing number of Nepali youth prefer to pursue further studies abroad over enrolling themselves into the universities and colleges in Nepal itself....

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

Do you realize that we are more than half way through the year, with only months till 2020? And as everyone knows, we are surrounded by the results of advancement in technology—and what about AI...

Looking Past the Superficial

So let’s get right to the point: I think that all of us human beings have been body shamed at one point in our lives. It does not matter what gender you are or what size you are, you have probab...

Dark and Lovely

Being raised in a constricted Asian society, from what I have observed I think it’s safe to say that the issue of colorism has deepened its roots here. Colorism, a term first coined by Pulitzer...

Nepal’s First Pride Parade

At the beginning of June, my Twitter feed was full of hashtags with people wishing each other happy Pride Month and the queer community was literally on cloud nine; from various corners of the world,...

Live Till You Die

“As long as there is the ocean, the waves will continue rolling in As long as there is life, there will always be loving and living” Oh yeah, that’s the kind of mantra that giv...

Here, There, Chinese Everywhere

“I have plans to make a Chinatown here in Kathmandu, or in Pokhara, with restaurants and entertainment centers,” the smiling Chinese businessman replied to the young female reporter, in re...

We Are What We Are

The wheel of time, it never stops turning, and so another New Year is on the near horizon. We Nepalis are really a very lucky lot, having the chance to celebrate more than just one New Year every year...

Mecca of Good Health and Good Vibes

I think it was about the time when I reached the forty-year-mark that my better half started to nag me out of the house early every day for a morning walk. Up to then, I had considered morning walks t...

Last Rites and the Final Farewell

This week, on a cold and drizzly day, I received a call informing that one of my closest friends had passed away. Naturally, I rushed to Pashupatinath, where he was to be cremated. His family had deci...

Last Rites and the Final Farewel

This week, on a cold and drizzly day, I received a call informing that one of my closest friends had passed away. Naturally, I rushed to Pashupatinath, where he was to be cremated. His family had deci...

Dashain Dilemma

In my previous life, I used to have both excitement and dread when Dashain drew near. New clothes—for child, the wife, myself, and because we traveled back to the ancestral home in another city...

Begetting Success

If you want to really learn about how to succeed in business, I feel that you should have a talk with someone who has failed. This is the kind of thing I am feeling more and more to be a wise action t...