Events

Investigation online

Investigation online, A unique opportunity for Kathmandu-based journalists to learn from Paul Myers, a leading international expert on cutting edge opportunities offered by the Internet. 22 October, 10am to 12pm, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka, mail editors@nepalitimes.com for registration

Together for hope, A breast cancer awareness walk to spread awareness about breast cancer and promote breast self-examination. Rs 200, 18 October, 7am, Patan Darbar Square

Startup Grind, A chapter of global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, share personal stories and lessons about the road to building companies. Rs 200, 19 October, Mahabir’s Center for Nepal Connection, Thamel

Take the lead, Social entrepreneur Anil Chitrakar will be talking about taking the lead at the 28th session of Cheers Talk. 18 October, 2 to 4pm, Mahabir’s Center for Nepal Connection, Thamel

Move and groove, Nepal's first international dance conference. 4 November, 4pm onwards, Sandhya International Dance Academy

Tihar Aayo, Nepal celebrates the festival of lights next week. Tihar represents the divine attachment between humans, gods and animals.

21 October, Kaag Tihar: Dipawali kicks off with a puja for the kaags (crows) to keep sadness and grief at bay. 22 October, Kukkur Tihar: Next up is a puja for man’s best friend, woof!

23 October, Gai Tihar (Laxmi Puja): People worship Laxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, by paying respects to the gai (cow). People light up their houses at night to welcome the goddess.

24 October, Mha Puja: Newars do pujas on themselves in Kathmandu, and people elsewhere pay homage to Gobhardhan, an avatar of Lord Krishna.

Also, Nhudaya Bhintuna (Happy New Year!): the Newari calendar turns a new leaf.

25 October, Bhai Tika: Sisters do pujas on their brothers to protect them from Yama, the harbinger of death.


Dining

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice, For the best pizzas in town. Thamel, 4250210

Salt and Pepper, A resto-lounge with a wide variety of dishes to choose from like Hakka Noodles, Hong Kong Chicken and Honey Chilli Potatoes. Lakeside, Pokhara

Grill Me, Warm ambience and delicious grilled delights. Jhamsikhel, 5535294

Mike’s Breakfast, Huge breakfasts and a never-ending supply of coffee amidst a lush garden setting characterise this café, popular among tourists and locals alike. Naxal, 4424303

Koto, Japanese cuisine of the highest quality, served with meticulous attention. Lakeside, Pokhara/Darbar Marg/Pulchowk

Chopstix, Savoury Asian food cooked in true Chinese fashion sure to charm and impress. Try the famous drums of heaven. Kumaripati, 5551118

Lhakpa’s Chulo, Nepali dal-bhat, Newari khaja, Swiss Rösti, Italian Risotto, and Thai green curry - take your pick. Jhamsikhel

The Mandarin, Experience mouth-watering, authentic Mandarin dishes like the Tibetan Gyakok set (Rs 1,600, exclusive of tax) or the Szechwan hot pot (Rs 1,800, exclusive of tax) at The Mandarin. The Everest Hotel, New Baneshwor, 4780100

Trisara, With dishes like flambéed prawns, crispy chicken, and khau soi, it would be foolish to ignore this restaurant’s charms. Lajimpat

Fuji Bakery, Tucked in Chakupat this bakery offers homemade goodies like apple pie, pain du chocolat, and banana cake. Chakupat, Lalitpur


Cinemas


Getaways


Music

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