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Real School of Nepal, regional finals of the Central Region of an inter-region school-level competition in extracurricular activities followed by grand final in Kathmandu. 5, 9, 12 and 25 September, Kathmandu

Call for Ideas, Youth Action Fund is seeking individuals aged 19 to 27 to pitch ideas that will make positive impact over a range of social issues. Apply by 15 September, 9801038093,

Sizzler Promotion, the launch of a new wing Terrace Garden at the Radisson Hotel. Rs 499, 1 to 30 September, 1 to 9pm, Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu, 4411818

Bird Conservation Photography, exhibition and competition of bird photography. 31 August to 1 September, 11am to 5pm, Nepal Academy of Fine Arts, 4417805, 4420213,

Photo Circle LII, Delhi-based Indian photographer Sohrab Hura will be presenting his work as well as a selection of works by young Indian photographers and also discuss new directions in the Indian photography scene. 1 September, 9.45am to 12.45pm, The Bakery Café, Sundhara

Farmers' Market, sale of fresh bread, cheese, vegetables, and fruits. 31 August, 9am to 12pm, New Orleans Café, Patan, 5522708

The Rise of the Collateral, art exhibition by Manish Harijan. Runs till 20 September, 11am to 5pm, Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babarmahal, 4218048

Master Training Workshop, training for teachers who want to make their class rooms lively. Rs 600 per session, runs till 31 August, only Fridays, 8am to 1pm, The British Council, Lainchaur, 4410978

Photo Exhibition and Auction at Cuppas, aiming to create a platform where photographers and potential patrons can interact. 31 August, 3.45pm, Cuppas, Putalisadak


Public Cave, while their continental and Italian dishes like pizzas, sizzlers and springrolls are a hit among customers, their main attraction is karaoke. Dihikopatan, Pokhara, 9856032958

Magic Beans, coffee, cakes and sandwiches with a magical touch and taste. Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg, 4230914

Moksh, it may be well know for it's cultural events but the food in Moksh is mighty fine. Jhamsikhel

Pumpernickel Bakery, get an early breakfast or brunch with interesting choices of bread and sandwiches. Experiment with their goat cheese or yak cheese sandwiches, or have a sip of coffee in the classy indoor dining area. Thamel, 7.30am-7pm, 4259185

Comfort Zone, restobar with a decent range of cocktails and barbeque meals. Thamel

Sol Delicatessen, a range of gourmet food that will satiate the most refined palates. 10am to 6pm (closed on Mondays), Babar Mahal Revisited, 4216433,

Grill Me, a restaurant with a warm ambience and delicious grilled delights. Jhamsikhel, 5535294

Black Pepper Café & Pub, cosmopolitan dining and drinking in a traditional style courtyard, try the apple sauce pork chops and enjoy the good service. Kopundole Height, Lalitpur, 5521897, 5536926

Thik Thak Restaurant, this restaurant boasts live fish from the lake which means the fish dishes are always fresh and delicious. Lakeside, Pokhara

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

Cosmopolitan Café, located in the heart of Basantapur, this cozy café offers arguably the best chicken sizzler in town. Basantapur (along Kathmandu Darbar Square), 4225246

Him Thai Restaurant and Bar, for authentic Thai cuisines in town. Lazimpat, 4418683

Dragon Café, enjoy momos, sizzlers and vegetable coins at the most reasonable prices. Kumaripati

Lhasa Bar, enjoy a beer or a splash of cocktail at this springboard for excellent young musicians starting out on the Thamel circuit. Thamel, 985101043

New Dish, grab filling meals like pork momos, spring rolls and chop seuys with excellent value for money. Khicchapokhari

Summit Hotel, savour the succulent ribs basket, and add the finishing touch with a hot Dutch apple pie. Jhamsikhel, 5521810


Pokhara Grande, a swimming pool to escape from the tropic heat, a massage parlour and spa to loosen up and a gymnasium to release stress, a great option to unwind. Lakeside, Pokhara

Last Resort, canyoning, hiking, rock climbing, rafting, mountain biking- challenge yourself and be adventurous at the Last Resort. Bhotekosi, Sindhupalchowk, 4700525, 4701247

Temple Tree Resort and Spa, a peaceful place to stay, complete with a swimming pool, massage parlour and sauna- it also hosts three different restaurants to cater to your needs. Gaurighat, Lakeside, 977-61-465819

Everest Panorama Resort, a great view of the Himalayas from the top of the Mahabharat. Daman, 4412864,

Moti is back in town

Illustrator and comic artist Kripa Joshi recently launched the Miss Moti anthology, Miss Moti and Her Short Stories which chronicles the adventures of her plus-sized heroine and deals with diverse themes from romance to horror to fairytale to porn. "My anxiety about my body inspired me to create Miss Moti who I feel is a role-model for women of all sizes," she explains.

Joshi whose creations are influenced by traditional Mithila art, says it was a challenge to tell stories in a limited space, but it allowed her to grow as an artist, experiment with design and also explore secondary characters. Her previous works include Miss Moti and the Cotton Candy and Miss Moti and the Big Apple.

(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)