It’s not only flames they fight, Kathmandu firefighters strive for work safety

The two weeks between Nepal’s two biggest festivals—Dashain and Tihar—is a relaxing period for many. But, these two weeks make Parashu Ram Shahi, 53, and his three dozen colleagues, anxious. As Kathmanduites prepare for the Festival of Lights, Shahi is busy preparing for the worse. A firefighter for past 17 years, Shahi says Kathmandu Valley […]

Coffee2GoNepal: Nepal’s pioneer mobile coffee shop aims at serving coffee for everyone

After working as a barista for leading coffee shops in Kathmandu, Kishan Gurung went to Lhasa to experiment with the Tibetan coffee market. Impressed with his coffee making skills, top coffee shops of the Tibetan capital offered him a job with lucrative pay. But, Gurung did not accept the offer and came back to Nepal—because […]