Changing Kathmandu

Changing Kathmandu

With vehicle registration increasing three folds in the last 10 years, Nepal’s ranking (177 out of 178) on air quality in the Environmental Performance Index (EPI) doesn’t look like its improving anytime soon.

Cultural Studies Group Nepal invites environmental enthusiasts to a lecture by Bidya Banmali Pradhan, Atmospheric Environment Specialist, ICIMOD to learn about the issues and ways to tackle Nepal’s pollution. Rs 400 (for non-members), 16 January, 9.30am, Hotel hanker, Lajimpat

Gun & Camera, An illustrated talk by art historian Regina Höfer as an introdution to the Nepali and Indian collection of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s tour. 11 January, 5 to 6.30pm, The Bakery Café, Sundhara

Book launch, Aditya Adhikari’s The Bullet And The Ballot Box: The Story of Nepal’s Maoist Revolution gets launched. 12 January, 3pm onwards, The City Museum Kathmandu, Darbar marg

Food fest, In celebration of Sherpa cuisine, various food stalls, culture shows, and live music performances on offer. Rs 200, 16 and 17 January, 1pm onwards, Hyatt Ground, Boudha

Malini, A charity theatre show of Rabindranath Tagore’s Malini in support of Nepal Critical Care Development Foundation. Rs 500, 15 January, 4.30pm to 6pm, Theatre Village, Lajimpat

Song of sorrow, Watch Peeda Geet, a Nepali drama about an old man’s struggle after being displaced from his village. Till 10 January, 5pm, Theatre Village, Lajimpat

Film making, An opportunity to learn basic tools and techniques of documentary film making, mentored by creative director Raül Tidor. Rs 3,000, 20 January to 3 February (except Saturdays), 2 to 5pm, American Corner Pokhara, Pokhara Public Library, Mahendra Pul, 9806559166,

Bharatnatyam, Let Matina Manandhar tell you the myths and ancient tales of Hindu Gods and Goddesses through her hands, feet and eyes. 17 January, 3pm, Sarwanam Theater, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, 01-4011027


Chongqing Fast Food

Chongqing Fast Food, Gear up for some mouth watering Chinese dishes like Sour and Spicy Pork and Kung Pao Chicken. Thamel

Saigon Pho, Spacious interior with authentic Vietnamese dishes. Lajimpat

Yellow Chilli, Enjoy renowned Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s signature Indian delicacies and a variety of other mouthwatering dishes. Thapathali

Mezze by Roadhouse, Dine at this place with smart, modern interior and chic terrace, and imbibe the Italian culture. Darbar Marg

Embers, A large and cosy place that serves a blend of continental and Nepali favourites. Krishna Gali, Pulchowk

Chez Caroline, Authentic ambience, exquisite French food, glorious sunshine and more. Babar Mahal Revisited, (01)4263070

Aalishan, For mouth-watering kebabs, flavourful curries and delicious biryanis. Live music on Fridays. Jhamsikhel, 5521897, 5536926

Manny’s, Head down for some delicious Corn Fritters, Pad Thai Noodles, Crispy Crunchy Potatoes and don’t forget their signature Manny’s Spicy Wings all served with fine hospitality in an excellent space. Jawalakhel, 5536919




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