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Giving gift of education

March 17, 2013
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In our daily grind, we often forget to count our blessings, let alone think of those who are less fortunate.  Renu Bagaria, one day decided to do just that. One small step followed another, and today she runs Koseli School, a school dedicated to educating children living around slums of Kathmandu, particularly Shantinagar and Jadibuti slums. Didibahini talked to Renu about her journey in establishing Koseli School and her hopes and aspirations for children of Koseli School. How it all started… I realized what a difference simply giving an...

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Guffshuff with Miss Nepal US(A) Contestants

August 2, 2012
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A new Miss Nepal US(A) 2012 will be crowned on 11 August at the Johnson Center, George Mason University at Fairfax, Virginia.They come from all over Nepal and currently reside all across the US. With different backgrounds, career aspirations, interests, etc, each of these young women represents what it is to be a youth in US(A) of Nepali decent. Read our conversations with them to learn more about them, and see if you can spot a winner. New York Aashma Dhakal New York Amrita Tuladhar California Arti Maharjan...

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“I love writing stories the most because they set me free”

June 11, 2012
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A new talent in the burgeoning group of Nepali writers writing in English, (she writes equally prolifically in Nepali as well), Richa Bhattarai talked to us about her book Fifteen and Thr3e Quarters and inspiration behind writing it. Her writings can also be read in many publications from Nepal, including The Himalayan Times, where she is currently a sub-editor. You can follow her in her blog,  Yug zee Tah. Tell us about your book, Fifteen and Thr3e Quarters. What is it about and how did the idea for...

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From Miss Nepal to Miss Nepal USA

May 28, 2012
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There’s more than meets the eyes with Sarah Gurung Tetsuka, Miss Nepal Asia Pacific 2004. Raised by two strong women whom she calls the strengths of her life, it is clear where she gets her fierceness. From winning Miss Nepal to modeling, marriage and the move to the US, she recently talked with us about her life in the US, depression and what we can expect from her as the chief choreographer of upcoming Miss Nepal USA. What are you busy with nowadays? My last project was Deepesh...

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Kiran Manandhar tells us how she is living her American Dream

May 28, 2012
Kiran Manandhar tells us how she is living her American Dream

Starting out, practicing her hair cutting skills on her husband in their kitchen to now a proprietor of a successful salon, Sringar Hair Design in Arlington, Massachusetts, Kiran Manandhar talked to us about her road to success. Tell us about the salon. The salon offers hair care, hair color, facial, scalp massage therapy, manicure and pedicure, waxing and threading. Our threading is considered to be one of the best in Arlington. We have been in operation since 2004, and we typically get 20–50 clients a day. Tell us...

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8 interesting facts about rice

8 interesting facts about rice