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Online Events

4th NIFF

4th NIFF

The 4th Nepal International Film Festivals will bring to the audience 65 films from 31 countries, as well as online panels and talk programs with filmmakers. Watch online for free on NETTV.

Until 10 May

CAP Conference

The virtual Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) Conference will bring together people who bring astronomy to the public from around the world in one space. Register here

Sunday Sessions

Sunday Sessions, a fortnightly talk series with journalist Prateebha Tuladhar, is back for its second season. In the first episode, editor, columnist, and author of All Roads Lead North: Nepal’s Turn to China Amish Mulmi will be talking about the writing process, travel writing, history, and society. Registration details on the Quixote's Cove Facebook page.

9 May, 2pm-3pm

Yoga Classes

Sooriya Wellness and Yoga centre has made yoga classes available to everyone for self-practice at home. Classes are available on prior appointment as well as on a drop-in basis. Go to the Sooriya Wellness Facebook page for fee details.

6:30am and 6pm, 9818481972

Weekly writing

Keep an eye out for KathaSatha to put up a prompt for #WritingWednesday, designed for 5 minutes of specific but low-stakes writing. KathaSatha will put up the prompt on Facebook.

Home Dining

Thukpa
Thukpa

Nothing pairs better than thukpa and the pre-monsoon rain. Enjoy a steaming bowl made with fresh vegetables and flavourful meat. Find recipes online. 

Gundruk ko achaar

Nepali households are guranteed to have some gundruk at hand. Added to that, have some mustard oil, chillies, lemon and household spices within reach and make some zingy gundruk ko achaar to have with lunch or dinner. Look at family recipes.

Aloo Chop

Easy to make for beginners and old hands alike, Aloo Chop is great comfort food. Just have a whole lot of potatoes and easily available household spices and vegetables at hand. Also make a simple achaar to go with it, but if that’s too much effort, ketchup can never go wrong. Find tutorials on Nepali food channel Yummy Food World on YouTube.

Sel roti

Set some time aside during the day and make some sel roti to enjoy during the rainy afternoons. Pair it with aloo ko achar and have it with tea. Leftovers can be great for breakfast as well. Find instructions on YouTube.

Lassi

Missing the lassi from Indra Chowk this summer? Round up some yoghurt and dry fruits, whip up some kurauni, and make some at home. Classic lassi can never go wrong, but add some banana to make the recipe more interesting.

Podcasts

Aji's Podcast
Aji's Podcast

Listen to inspiring and extraordinary life stories from Nepal’s elderly community. Find on YouTube or Stitcher.

King Falls AM

A bimonthly podcast, King Falls AM centres on a lonely little mountain town's late-night AM talk radio show and its paranormal, peculiar happenings and inhabitants. Find on Stitcher and Apple podcasts.

Forest 404

Forest 404 is a nine-part environmental thriller podcast set 200 years into the future where forests do not exist anymore. Each episode is followed by an expert discussing the theme of the episode. Find on Apple podcasts or  Spotify.

Bookclub

A group of readers talk to acclaimed authors about their best-known novels in this podcast from BBC Radio 4. Find Bookclub on Stitcher.

Ridiculous History

History is beautiful, brutal and, often, ridiculous. Episodes of Ridiculous History dive into some of the weirdest stories from across the span of human civilisation. Find on Stitcher.

Isolation Readings

Gulabi Umer
Gulabi Umer

Madan Puraskar winner Amar Neupane’s Gulabi Umer is an exploration of a young girl’s psyche as she grows from a child into an adult.

Far Out

In this history of the evolution of Nepal’s tourist industry, Mark Liechty traces Western fantasies that captured the imagination of tourists after World War II, asking how the idea of Nepal shaped the everyday cross-cultural interactions that it made possible.

His Dark Materials

Phillip Pullman’s much-loved, award-winning fantasy trilogy, including Northen Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, follows two children, Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry, as they travel through parallel worlds.

The Ends of the World

The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen is an account of the Earth’s five big mass extinction events and what they mean for the planet’s future.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel that was adapted into an award-winning television series is about a woman named Offred and a group of handmaids in New England who are forced to give birth to children for the ruling class.