The journey is more interesting than the destination

What started as a hobby for one Nepali has inspired a whole generation to explore their country

Bada Inflation at Bada Dasain

Nepal’s consumer inflation reached 8.19% in mid-September compared to 8.64% last year, latest Nepal Rastra Bank figures show. Food and beverage inflation hit...


Assaulted daily by news of politicians getting away with larceny, convicted criminals being freed, impunity and then the tragic news of 10...

Sahina Shrestha

Gambling with our future

Dasain this year was a washout, but with the rains gone it is looking brighter for the approaching festivals of Tihar, Mha...

Digital Diaspora Dasain for Nepalis

Dasain is a time for Nepali families to get together. Kathmandu’s population drops by half as people head back to their home...

Dasain 2022

After two years of relatively muted Dasain festivities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nepalis were all revved up to make up for it this...

Reasons for disdain at Dasain

I am not good enough for Dasain in a society that uses the festival to reject anything out of the established norm

Pratibha Tuladhar

Our pick of Nepali books to read over Dasain

Yogmaya by Neelam Karki Niharika Neelam Karki Niharika's 2018 Madan Puraskar-winning Yogmaya is a compelling historical fiction on women's rights and freedom...

Dasain is postponed

The Ass has been reminded that this paper takes a break over Dasain, and we skip one issue next week. Yay! Also,...

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Hitting the sweet spot this Tihar

The Rajkarnikar family has been running its confectionary shop in Patan for four generations

Sonia Awale