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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.