Artist That You Will Fall In Love With From KRIPA UNPLUGGED

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Kripa unplugged is the equivalent of coke studio in Nepal.  A platform where artists can showcase, experiment and challenge the boundaries of how music is created. If you like push your imagination and have an appreciation for creativity, you will thank us for this list.

 

 

  • Dhin Dhina – Pushpan Pradhan (Vaani)Pushpan and his band Vaani 2012 have super powers, they can use their echoes of sulfi composition to touch every little string on your heart. A lyrical masterpiece the band consumes you whole as you sway to their tunes unaware, still and it’s like meditation but better.

 

  • Putali – NightNight band is perhaps the MOST underrated band in Nepal. The extraordinary feature of this band is that they use unconventional materials like water, leaves and strings to create music. “Putali” is one of such creations of the band a fusion of classical equipment’s like the sangrangi with the guitar gives the band just the right balance. Keep an eye out from this one!

  • Kanchi Nani Blues – Mukti and revivalhait babal. Hip swinging toe tapping energetic performance by Mukti and revival. The Blues and rock and roll mash up does wonders for the song, but what truly grips us his the passion oozing out from Mukti has he set bar high enough for everyone who dares to follow his suit. Not all live performance have a slow pace and Mukti darn right proved it!

 

  • Nischal – Albatross
    You never go wrong with Albatross a band that has clearly established as one of the leading faces of rock music in Nepal. There unplugged version on Kripa a clear testament that all you need is great back up and vocals to serenade. Every Nepali guitarist has aspired to learn from them, so it was no question that I would feature them.

 

 

  • Ye Aakha Ma Timi Chau – Prem Pariyar

Song is a form of sustained speech, nearly anyone who is able to speak can sing but excellence requires time, dedication, instruction and regular practice. Prem Pariyar is the young rising singer in Nepal who has used excellence to manipulate tunes and innocence to win  hearts.

Happy listening

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Things You should Do This Weekend

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The Otaku Next Comcoscon 2016 

A place for all the anime, manga, cosplay lovers to gather, get the opportunity to meet fellow cosplay enthusiasts, and a  chance to win limited edition figurines aswell. The event will also showcase many art work from various young Nepali artist /mangakas. This cosplay showdown will be held on  30th July 2016 at  Alliance Francaise, Teku, Tripureshwor. The tickets are priced at  Rs.350 per at door. Sastodeal also provides the chance to purchase these tickets in bulk at discounted prices. link here 

 

Package 1 includes 3 tickets at Rs 900

Package 2 includes 5 tickets at Rs 1,500

Package 3 includes 10 tickets at Rs 3,060

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STRAIGHT OUTTA KTM

This Friday, the 29th of July enjoy epic music from Gloria Ansell all the way from Hongkong debuting at  Karma Bar & Lounge 6th Floor, UWTC, Tripureshwor. Originally influenced by early electronic dance music, Gloria Ansell began experimenting mixing different genres together in her sets to create a musical journey that was unique and pumping. Her sets range from House to Tech and Deep to EDM, Progressive, Trap or Twerk. Her energy and skills behind the decks are undeniable, making her one of the best technical female DJs in the world. Door prices of tickets are Rs,1500. Sastodeal provides the chance to purchase the the tickets in bulk at discounted prices. link here 

Package 1 includes 5 tickets for Rs 4,000

Package 2 includes 10 tickets for 7,500

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#Page3 Nepal

#Page3Nepal is an event being held on Friday 29th of July from 7 pm onwards at  The Victory Lounge. The exclusive pre-sales tickets is  price at Rs, 800.  The event will also have a live performance by the talented Wonderfools. Additionally, The Walk of Fame after party will have  International Artist like DJ Amour Domestic DJ: DJ BPM, DJ Bki Cool, DJ Redmus along with a fashion show. Do not forget to get your dancing shoes for this one, You will need it. link here

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Top 10 Cover Artists On YouTube!

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Remember those Aha! moment when you would learn something new? Well, that is exactly how discovering a cover artist feels like, just when you thought you could not possibly love a song more these cover artists work their magic and transform your experience. If you think about it, discovering a cover artist feels almost like finding a special person who changes you and your perspective! A bit much? Well, I speak nothing but the truth.

Also, who knew that cups, coke bottles and other unconventional artefacts could create such sick beats? The discovered, undiscovered and talented here is a list of unique cover artist who will instantly spice up your mundane Mondays.

 

  1. Boyce Avenue

When you first enter this magical world of cover songs perhaps the first one you stumble upon is Boyce Avenue. With sultry vocals and versatility there wide range of covers makes them a well sought after cover band. If you  like relaxing to a good book and enjoy good acoustic music, then this band will hit all the right notes.

 

2. Kina Granis

Short hair, don’t care. Kina Granis went from long locks to short and during the transition her music got more edgier aswell. Not a  stranger to the cover world, she has collaborated with many artist and often steals the show with her strong and commanding voice. She usually experiments with many  genre of music, one word to describe her covers? Soulful!

 

3. Kurt Hugo Scheinder

A genius in the cover world, this young music producer uses latest gadgets to mesmerize you with his tunes. He is also a visionary of some sort and experiments with quiet unconventional forms to get the right beat, from  hand claps, snaps, coke bottles and  much more. Looking for unique beats to jam to? This is your guy.

 

4. Vidya Vox

Vidya Vox’s music is definitely catered to the niche. Who will enjoy them? Well, the South Asian bunch who enjoy a fusion of Bollywood folklore and western innovation in music. Vidya’s voice is primarily very classical but she also shows her diversity with English songs.

 

5. Megan Nicole: 

She covers fresh and upcoming songs, her YouTube channel is flooded with views primarily because of her songs that appeal to the young crowd. With a girl next door look and voice that leaves you enchanted, Megan Nicole has also wowed her following with A Capella pieces.

 

6. Leo Mamorachhioli

Leo Moracchioli runs a studio in Norway called Frog Leap Studios. His channel contains music covers that he directs himself. This channel is definitely for the heavy metal lovers who enjoy a good head bang. Unlike other heavy metal bands who stay committed to just their genre, Leo has the ability to  turn any song into a mosh pit. What’s make for a lethal combination? Surely, Leo’s music with some coffee. Lesson learned.

 

7. Jasmine Thompson: 

There is a specific theme in the kind of songs she does, her selection of covers revolves around song that has earthy tones and delicate roughness. Her song covers are not for everybody but those who enjoy good songs with strong and captivating lyrics will surely enjoy them.

 

8. Citizen shade: 

Any one  who said wearing shades makes  you cooler was probably right. Citizen Shade is a band that is cooler than you, the lead singer has just the right kind of huskiness in his voices to make your heart melt. The channel although new is already getting attention and the group has covered a wide range of songs from Rihana’s work to frank Sinatra. (This band is my personal favorite)

 

9. Alex Aiono: 

The one man band, you can feel Alex’s passion for music oozing out in his covers. He has  such a clear, crisp voice that you can even understand what  Rihana is saying in her song “Work”!  The best thing about his covers? Even when covering unique voices like Drake and Rihana, he stays true to his music potential and uses his easy going voice to serenade you.

 

Now! For the big finale, you did not think we would leave out our National treasures did you? Here, are the local talents that you definitely need to check out!

 

10. Diwas Gurung

His songs adds new spin to old classics while not compromising on the authenticity of  the old gems. Yes, you heard me! Songs can sound good when the classical version is preserved, therefore no he does not need raps in between with “Baby guls”. Diwas  is relatively undiscovered and much of his songs are uploaded my different uploads on Youtube, but you will not regret his smooth vocals.

 

Sasto Deal tip : If you want to enhance your music experience then invest on some good speakers, we have a range you can choose from here……Yes, this is a shameless plug, trust me you need it.

Bonus:

11. Vijay and Preety Ghimire 

The couple that sings together stays together, the duo Vijay and Preety Ghimire compliment each other as they sing famous old songs from Nepali movies. Their  rather enchanting videos which exudes perfection is ideal when you need to serenade your significant other.

 

Happy listening!

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10 Bluetooth Speakers in Sasto Deal that match your personality!

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What is that one thing that has helped you in trying times? Mended your broken heart or given you a reason to live? Music.

Nothing beats swaying to Frank Sinatra’s tunes as you transcend to a ulterior dimension where you are the Marlyn to Frank. But, just as you were frolicking in the 1950’s with your pin up hair,  your neighbor starts her usual ranting of Kathmandu’s roads, you blare the volume on your laptop, phone or TV to tune out the voice but it just does not cut it! What now?

Is your neighbor always going to come between you and your music? Not if Sasto deal can help it! Let us give you the 10 Bluetooth speakers that match your personality to drown out your neighbors.

JBL CHARGE 3 

 

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Sasto Deal: JBL Charge 3 black

For The Lazy Loungers

Not keen on charging your gadgets on the regular? Summer days spent lounging about on the pool? Well, this is the speakers for you, it’s well designed and full waterproof body will make it the life of parties. The speaker also doubles as an external charger with a power bank of 6000mAH letting you stay updated with social media whenever. This convenient purchase also comes with in-built noise cancelling speakerphone capabilities so you can catch up on happenings with loved ones without a hassle.

Price: Rs.17,550

1 year warranty card

 

To purchase: Link here 

 XIOMI BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

 

For The Stylish Music Lovers

Enjoy the vibrant metal body and design by Xiomi , this product is perfect for people wanting to make a statement with their choices, better yet the amazing sound quality of the speakers complements all music genres. This show stopper with its smooth metal structure, two coats of anodized orxide color will turn heads everywhere you take it!

Price: Rs.5,499

1 year warranty card

To purchase: Link here

JBL X-TREME SPEAKER

 

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For The Party Goers

Ready to fist pump in the air and wave your hand in the air like you just don’t care? The JBL X-treme Black speaker may help you to do just that! The powerful sound quality will hit all the right notes when a beat drops and also when it picks up. The passive radiators bass of this speaker is strong enough for you to see the speakers trembling from the outside! Its high capacity 10,000mAH rechargeable battery, and 15 hours of built in Li-ion battery support will ensure that your turn up is unhindered as you pre-game for hours!

Price: Rs.31,500

1 year warranty card

To purchase: Link here

 

 

BRAVER BRV- X PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKER

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For The Adrenaline Junkies

This speaker is every adrenaline junkies dream, the waterproof body with a rugged exterior makes it an ideal buddy to take on long hikes, bikes rides, treks and more. This IPX7 Certified water proof model also has an indoor, outdoor mode perfect for camping trips or thrilling biking expeditions. So, planning your next big adventure?  This should be your go to!

Price: Rs. 24,000

1 year Maintenance Warranty on Defects

To purchase: Link here

 

BRAVER BALANCE PORTABLE BLUETOOTH

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For The Multitaskers

These speakers are for the multi-taskers, for people who enjoy a healthy work and  play balance and love to unwind with soft tunes at the end of their busy work day. This IPX7 certified waterproof speakers will accompany you in your leisurely walks, swims and still let you engage in high impact cardio workouts when you switch on the boost mode!

Price: Rs.15,600

1 year Maintenance Warranty on Defects

To purchase: Link here

 

HARMON/KARDON AIRPLAY AURA

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For The Art Enthusiasts

The art enthusiast will fall head over heels for the smart, abstract design of Harmon Kardon airplay Auro. The premium cloth grill and transparent body will give you a peek of the subwoofer design and custom built metal that houses illuminating LED. The delicate and aesthetically pleasing structure of the Harmon Kardon airplay Auro is a pleasure to your eyes and ears often doubling as a show piece in your homes. It also makes for a perfect gift for your loved ones who appreciate good music and art.

Price: Rs. 40,500

1 year warranty for manufacturing defects

To purchase: Link here 

BRAVEN 805 PORTABLE WIRELESS SPEAKERS 

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For The Home Body

Simple and classic the Braven 805 portable wireless speakers is for every home body who likes to do anything and everything in the comfort of familiar surroundings. However, don’t let its chic design fool you for it being weak as its boost mode can transform any room in a bustling dance club, best when enjoyed with company this waterproof classic speakers with 18 hours of playtime will leave your home humming tunes all day and every day.

 

Price: Rs. 24,000

1 year maintenance warranty for manufacturing defects

To purchase: Link here

BRAVEN BRV- 1 Portable Wireless 

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Young and Hip

Very similar to the Braver BRV- x portable this device will make your extreme travel journey more that enjoyable. It also has a built in noise cancelling head phones that will make connecting to loved ones very easy. It’s funky design and light weight body makes it a favorite among the young and hip who are always aspiring to be different. It’s advanced sound quality also makes it an ideal purchase for those who are regulars on skate parks, rafting rapids, or even the beach.

 

Price: Rs. 16,500

1 year maintenance warranty on manufacturing defects

To purchase: Link here

 

 JBL FLIP 3

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 The Minimalist

This classic simple cylindrical design and passive radiators:  JB Flip 3 are for those who value functionality over anything else. An easy to use body, Bluetooth connectivity and splash proof exterior makes it a must have for anyone who is looking for speakers that does the job just right. The speakers also has a compact design making it travel friendly and  buttons with dual functionalities which increase the ease of use. The speakers are available in a range of colors and have an optimized battery life of 10 hours.

 

Price: Rs. 15,010

1 Year Warranty

To purchase: Link here 

Happy Shopping!

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SD Recommends: Bicycles

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With the current political unrest at full swing, the nation is starting to witness a steady shortage of certain essentials from our neighboring nation. Among them, fuel is one such commodity that is slowly seeing a decline in supply. For a nation so dependent on fuel and petrol, this problem has made us realize just how reliant we are on our neighbors for our sustenance.

But fear not! We, here at SD’S got your back. Here, we recommend you our top 10 picks of the best bicycles that you can afford and pedal your way to a healthier and fitter tomorrow. After all, where there is will, there is always a way. And  don’t worry! They are all budget bicycles and are durable enough to last you for a really long time.

  1. The GIANT Talon 27.5

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Price: रू 85,000/-

• ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame

• RockShox XC30 100mm-travel fork with TurnKey lockout

• Alloy rims, Giant Tracker Sport hubs, stainless spokes

• Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes

More details here 

 

  1. The GIANT Rincon Disc 26

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Price:रू 45,000/-

• ALUXX-Grade Aluminum

• Shimano Altus-Acera drivetrain

• Suntour XCT V4 26″, 100mm fork

• KENDA K1104 26X1.95

More details here

 

  1. The GIANT ATX 27.5

 

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Price:रू 39,500/-

• ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame

• SR Suntour XCT 100mm-travel fork

• Alloy rims, alloy hubs, stainless spokes

• Shimano 3×7-speed drivetrain with Tektro mechanical disc brakes

More details here 

 

  1. JAMIS Trail X3 14′

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Price:रू 48,510/-

• Sizes: 15”

• Season: 2014

• Color: Pearl White/Victory Blue

• Weight: 14.29 kg

More details here

 

  1. JAMIS Trail X4

 

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Price:रू 62,010/-

• Sizes: 15”, 21”

• Season: 2014

• Color: Gloss Black

• Frame: 6061 aluminum main tubes over-sized seat tube replaceable derailleur hanger

More details here

  1. JAMIS Trail X2 13′

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Price:रू 40,410/-

• Sizes: 13”

• Season: 2013

• Color: Gloss Black

• Weight: 13.83 kg

More details here

 

  1. JAMIS Komodo Comp

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Price:रू 98,010/-

• Sizes: 15”, 17”

• Season: 2015

• Color: Primer Grey

More details here

 

  1. JAMIS Durango Comp Shamrock

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Price:रू 71,010/-

• Sizes: 15”, 17”, 19”

• Season: 2013

• Color: Shamrock

• Weight: 14.06 kg

More details here 

 

  1. JAMIS Dakar XC Sport

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Price:रू 89,910/-

• Sizes: 17”, 19”

• Season: 2013

• Color: Gloss Black/Palladium Silver

• Weight: 15.42 kg

More details here 

 

  1. GIANT Stance 27.5 2

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Price:रू 145,000/-

• ALUXX-grade butted aluminum frame with 4.7 inches of FlexPoint suspension

• RockShox 30 Gold Solo Air 120mm-travel fork with lockout

• RockShox Monarch R rear shock

• Giant alloy rims, Giant Tracker Sport hubs, spokes

• Shimano 3×9-speed drivetrain with Shimano M355 hydraulic disc brakes

More details here 

Some of these might be a little too steep on the monitory scale but we assure you that they are all top notch in quality and are sturdy and durable enough to last for more than a few tumbles. After all, nothing worth having comes easy, right?

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4 Nepali Ads That Will Take You Back In Time

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One of the best childhood memories of every 90s Nepali kid would definitely be the Saturday afternoons, when the whole family would come together to watch the 2pm movies on NTV. Just thinking about the warm afternoon sun and the people around makes us wish we could go back in time. But what really captured us were the first of the Nepali commercials that emerged in the era. They succeeded in swaying us with their catchy tunes and lyrics and immediately became a part of our childhood. Get ready to ride the nostalgia train as we bring you some of the Nepali commercials that you can still watch today.

PS: Although we searched far and wide, we could not find Super Top, Rara, and Gorkhali tire’s taxi commercial. Hit us up if you come across the link.

  1. Upahar Chiya-

Remember the chiya bagan and the small photographer? I guess it all made us want to drink the ultimate tea that was made in our own bagan. Also, I wonder where the little kid is today.

  1. Jhilkey Dai

Jhilkey Dai is one of the first ever animated characters in Nepali commercial, and the  graphics back then was what took it to another level. This was more than a commercial, this was a very successful awareness campaign.

  1. Hami Sabai Ko Waiwai

This was the commercial that united every Wai Wai eating Nepali, and I mean everyone. Wai Wai was already a household name, and this commercial took over the nation and almost became an unofficial national anthem – singing about unity and togetherness, but over a bowl of noodles.

  1. Gorkhali Tire

One of the most striking commercials of the early 90s was of Gorkhali tire. Where the pretty lady calls for a taxi just so she can ask, “Driver kun tire cha yesma?” “Gorakhali tire cha, Gorakhali tire.” Sadly we couldn’t find the original commercial so had to do with another Gorakhali tire commercial. Still brings back many memories.

 – Anutara Shakya

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11 Road Hurdles To Be Faced Everyday

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I love you Kathmandu, but as much as I do, your roads sucks. I do not remember the roads being in such a pathetic state – it is in a complete mess.  But its’ not just that, here are 10 things that totally annoy me whenever I have to reach a certain destination, and all we can do is pray that “Pashupathinath le sabko rakhchya garun!” Jai Nepal!

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Always fast and always furious!
The name “Microbus” sure has ‘micro’ in it, but they are a major headache, infamous for rash driving, and stopping wherever they goddamn please! Though our cops toughened up a little, they need to be more assertive, and the passengers too need be a little more communicative and inform the drivers to travel in a civil manner.

Hatar!
Does anybody know why the people in Kathmandu are in such a hurry? Do they themselves know why they are in such a hurry? Especially the motorcyclists – if they see a vacant space anywhere, they squeeze in, no matter how much space there is. And the rule of only overtaking from right side doesn’t seem to work here. Calm the F down people! Maybe leave a few minutes, or even an hour early, towards your destination?

The two S
First S stands for “stare”. If there is a case of even almost an accident, the two parties never fail to stare each other, you know the “I will kill you b***h look”, and if things go out of hand, then the second S comes in to play, which stands for “slangs” (“Talai kudauna audaina, *beep* beep* *beep* and *beeeeeeep*!?!?), and if that doesn’t satisfy them, then you may see few punches being thrown at one another. Can we not travel in peace? These lads can go for meditations, and learn various relaxation techniques, but jokes aside, things can be sorted out in a peaceful manner, rather than creating a scene in the middle of nowhere.

Bato ko Janta
“We cross where we want, we talk/text on the phone while crossing the road, and our favorite thing is to cross on a busy road despite of having an overhead bridge right on top of our head” seems to the unofficial motto of pedestrians. Hats off to you guys! I am sure people can delay their phones calls for few seconds, and use those beautiful zebra crossings and overhead bridges, than endangering lives.

Dhuwa ra Dhulo
You hardly see anyone wearing a mask in other nations, whereas it is completely different in Nepal – you hardly see anyone not wearing a mask! The roads and vehicles be like, “Oh, so you don’t smoke? Don’t worry, we will destroy your lungs anyways!”

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Old is not gold!
There are some vehicles on the road that should be displayed in a museum, not because they are of any historical significance, but they are as older than the aged riders themselves! There was this one time I was behind a Gypsy and I just thought I would go slow and not overtake the vehicle, but then the car started farting a thick layer of black smoke which hit my face in full force! And I was like, “Plan changed Sashant, overtake this bastard right away!” Solution? BAN THESE VEHICLES ALREADY!

Charai tira adhyaaro nai , adhyaaro nai cha!
Despite installing solar lights in some places, major parts of the capital are still dark. It feels like riding in a dark jungle. I was literally praying that I don’t bump into holes, or in worse case hit a person. I hope that government installs lights in more parts of the city, or that loadshedding reduces so that the lights stays on. One can dream, right?

Who let the dogs out?
Dogs are a man’s best friend, and as I much as I like dogs, they can turn satanic in an instant. They rule the streets, and sometimes there is an Eagles gang, and there is the Bicchu gang, and they fight it out to death in the middle of the road. We need to find them good homes, and help out animal organizations too.

Lights will guide you home, NOT!
Coldplay definitely did know about Nepal when wrote the lyrics – “Light will guide you home” for Fix You. Moreover, I still don’t understand why our traffic lights don’t work! But hey, at least we get to see the cops showing various traffic gestures, which is quite cool and entertaining, and sometimes we get to see some Michael Jackson moves as well. We need to fix the lights. This shouldn’t even have to be discussed!

Holes To Hell
Riding in Kathmandu is like riding in a minefield. Sometimes you don’t it them, yet you bump into it, and then BOOM!, you hit something/someone. And don’t even get me started what happens during the rainy season! Nagarpalikas and local communites need to get their priorities straight ASAP!

 – Sashant Pradhan

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7 Things We Couldn’t Live Without but Lived Anyway

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My one year old nephew, Aayan, can’t live without the iPad. You read that right – one year old! He just won’t eat or sleep without watching the ‘Nursery Rhymes’ on the iPad. What has the world come to now?

But sooner or later, iPad is going to be ol-skool’. We know because we’ve been there and done that – seen how quickly we get introduced to new technology, it then takes over our lives aaand pooof….it disappears!

Let’s go back in time (or our store room), and dig-out our once treasured items. Here is what I found:

VHS Cassettes / Cassette Tapes
Remember the days when you had to clean the tapes (with some liquid), and wind the tapes clockwork using a coin to tighten the reel? Sometimes had to stop the movie in the middle, take out the cassette and wind it over and over.

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Chinese Ink Pen
Oh! those ink pens were such terror, weren’t they? Splaaash! all over your classmate’s shirt. Wipe it out on your hair. Borrowing ink was the best part. “Ink dey na puhleeezz!!”

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Dial Up Internet
The MSN Messenger days when most of our homes were installed with Mercantile’s Dial-up internet. Taaat-ta-tooot-taa-trrrrr-iing-tuh-dhung-ta-dhunggg (that krrrrazyyy sound).

And our mothers would quite often scold us for the hefty phone bills. “Aama phone rakhnu na …net chalaunu paryo!”

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(Image: sodahead)


Walkman / Discman
The cool guys back then walked around the town with Walkman and Discman wrapped around their waist-line, shaking their heads, in ‘moves like jagger’. Walk around like that today and kids will roll over and laugh.

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Pagers
And there was once this ‘Pager’ that beep beeped all the time. Some way to save money, huh? 😉

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(Image: genius.com)


Floppy Disc
Oh boy!! How can we forget the floppy discs? These were so mystical back then, looked so robotic. It usually took 5-10 floppy discs to install one black & white game using MS-DOS command. Remember DAVE?

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(Image: ehow.com)


Nintendo / Sega (Cartridges)
If Barbie were girl’s all time favorite then Nintendo, SEGA and Atari were boy’s favvoooritee! Remember the cartridges? 9999-games-in-1.

By the way, were you a fan of the Contra?

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A little off-topic but still a blast from the past. Remember Vicki from ‘Small Wonder?’

I know 20 years from now, Aayan will dig-out stuff from his store room, find an iPad and smile about it.

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Looking Through The Glass a.k.a. 10 “Clever” Comments All Bespectacled People Have To Tolerate

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– Sashant Pradhan

Although my vision had already started to blur during high school, I always avoided wearing glasses. I felt they were geeky and they made me look like sh*t. When I enrolled into a college, I had no options then to wear them since I could hardly see what the teachers were writing in the whiteboard, and since being a back bencher didn’t really help my cause.

So moving on, wearing glasses is a struggle, you need to hear unnecessary mockery from a lot of people on a regular basis for a piece of great invention that makes me see the world better and witness the beautiful things in life with clarity. Cheers to glasses and everyone wearing them. The coolest of cool people have worn and are wearing glasses – Gandhi! Lennon! And yeah, ME!

Here are some which I face on a more regular basis:

‘Oi, yo kati euta aula ho?’
As soon as I remove my glass for few seconds/minutes, my friends starts showing fingers and constantly ask me how many fingers are they showing, and the worst thing is that they shove their hands just a feet away from my face. So, all I calmly do is return the favor with a single finger: the middle one!

‘Ta 3D film kasari herchas? Chasma mathi chasma? HAHAHA!’
Yes, Einstein. That is how it works! And even if I wear a 100 glasses, I don’t see how it concerns you, mate?

‘Oho Babu le ta chasma po lagauna thalecha ta, sano ma dherai veeedeeo games khelera hola ni!’
Uncle, firstly no one uses the word ‘video games’ anymore, and secondly even if I did play a lot of video games, it had nothing to do my bespectacled image.

‘Oi khaii tero chasma?’
Jaile chasma nai lagauna pardaina, contacts bhanne pani kehi chij cha hola ni, hoina ta?

‘Budo dekhna thalechas hai!’
No, it doesn’t, it maketh the wearer seem more intelligent, studious, and smart.

‘Teit! Chasmis haru sanga hinna paryo.’
When one of my friends is hanging out with two bespectacled people, they never fail to say this. ‘Lala ta nai hero, maaf pau!’

‘Talai ta chasma bina hero dekhda raicha ni!’
Tyo ta tha bhayekai kura ho ;). Ani chasma lagauda chai dekhdaina bhanna khojeko? Chor?

‘Ah tyo keti talai thik huncha hola, kina bhane tesle pani chasma lagaucha!’
If that were the case, you should marry a monkey.

‘Chaar euta akha bhayera pani dekhanas, thukka!’
It’s amusing that people still find this comment “clever.” It’s filled to the brim with logic, isn’t it?
And lastly,

‘Oi ta tyo Lil Wayne ra Chris Brown jasto chasma bana na.’
No f**king thanks bro!

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