The Smarter Entertainment Weekly

Creation Reconstructed

If God had had the help of technology and modern medicine when he was undertaking the creation of the universe, the world would have been a much better place to live in. He definitely didn’t for...

Save Me from the News

I stopped reading newspapers a long time ago, primarily because the headlines were, and still are, always the same as a decade ago, and the stories are mostly depressing in nature. Then, I stopped wat...

Work is Worship?

“It’s not your office, you only work in it; so why take on unnecessary stress? Do your given work, go home, relax!” advised a friend who lives in New York, when I shared with him the...

A Home of my Own

Yesterday, I got a call from someone from a leading daily. She said that she had received some complaints from a few residents of the housing community I live in, and whether I, too, had any. No doubt...

I Want Moksha

Today, I asked a female colleague at work, “After this life is over, would you be happy to be reborn again as a human?” Her answer was an immediate, “No!” What made me ask t...

The New Age Bheed Tantra

Over the last ten-fifteen years, we have been victims of numerous bandhs forced upon us simple folks by hordes of howling mobs, and those were the years when one wondered if it was the mob that was di...

1986

1986. The year of Maradona. The year when even the gods smiled down on the short but sturdily-built footballer, enabling his country, Argentina, to become world champions, something that wouldn’...

Every Dog has its Day. Really?

Every Dog has its Day. Really? Text By: Amar B. Shrestha How relevant are adages that were made a thousand and one years ago? Adages such as “Slow and steady wins the race” (you&rsqu...

Launching a Thousand Ships

Launching a Thousand Ships Amar B Shrestha Thank god I have never been asked to judge a beauty contest (not that I’ll ever be, but just in a theoretical sense). It would be impossible for...

Arriving Home

Arriving Home By Amar B. Shrestha Last week, I had to spend around eight hours in Istanbul Airport, in transit from Miami to Kathmandu. It was a pretty exhausting eight hours, let me tell you, a...

Loser, or Maybe Not

Loser, or Maybe Not By Amar B. Shrestha I like listening to Kishore Kumar songs, particularly those portrayed by Rajesh Khanna in his many super-hit movies. They were an incomparable pair, the &...

And So It Goes…

And So It Goes… By Amar B. Shrestha It’s good to be vindicated, and currently I am hitting the mark as far as the topics I have been writing on in Friday’s “Issues That...

Dark Clouds on the Horizon

Dark Clouds on the Horizon Amar B. Shrestha The pessimistic mood continues; worse, it’s become retrospective and reflective, which means nights of insomnia, disagreements with others, less...

The Greatest Test of Life

How sweet is the word, and it makes me sometimes wonder how it was coined in the first place. Or, is it because we have been so accustomed to identifying it with the sweetest of relationships that we...

Healthcare in America

Healthcare in America This time around in the U.S., I got to have a firsthand experience of the highly praised American healthcare system. My mother, now an ailing almost ninety-year-old, had to be...

Be Fit, Be Fulfilled

In one of his most recurring dreams, he is on a dusty country road in a pair of shorts and a sleeveless T-shirt and well-cushioned running shoes, his legs taking long, smooth strides, the wind rushing...

2018, Promises Galore

Everything points towards a joyful Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year all around the world.

“Faster, Better, Easier”, New Motto of New Nepal

Today, my day started off on a very happy note. I had to withdraw a largish sum from the ATM, and had no problem at all in doing so, in three lots, since there’s a limit as to how much can be wi...