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  • All of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the world are in India

    Think of the world’s wealthiest cities: New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London probably spring to mind. But based on annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth Asian cities – particularly those in India – are powering ahead of other urban economies. According to research institute Oxford Economics, all the top 10 fastest-growing cities by GDP […]

  • Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

    When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy. The Paradox Of Possessions A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell […]

  • Fresh batch of Nepalis start jobs in South Korea

    Nepali migrant workers, who were selected for jobs in South Korean after cracking the mandatory Korean language test under the Employment Permit System (EPS) this year, have started departing to South Korea. A total of 8,996 Nepali workers have cleared the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) which was conducted in June this year. Only […]

  • Sherpa widows to climb Everest to inspire single women

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday. Furdiki Sherpa’s husband died while fixing ropes for his foreign clients on the 8,850-meter […]

  • Nepal “congratulates” Indonesia about tsunami

    Oops! Nepal “congratulates” Indonesia about tsunami. They corrected this later… @MofaNepal : Sorry for the inadvertant mistake. This has been corrected with sincere apologies.

  • Retire in these five cities where you can thrive on $37,000 a year

    Here are five capital cities with all the benefits of a cosmopolitan, urban lifestyle — for a fraction of the price you’d pay in the U.S. Millions of older Americans are happily enjoying a fulfilling life abroad funded by Social Security, say Cynthia and Edd Staton. Quito, Ecuador Panama City, Panama Phnom Penh, Cambodia Hanoi, […]

  • Aama’s village Broughton Coburn in Syangja

    In 1974, Broughton Coburn hiked up to a Gurung village on a ridge at the eastern edge of Syangja District, and introduced himself to the headman. He had been assigned by the Peace Corps to teach at a high school. The headman found lodgings for Coburn with a 70-year-old widow who lived alone with a cat, some […]

  • Tibet Is Going Crazy for Hoops Monks, nomads, and a sport’s unlikely ascent in a remote corner of the globe

    A long the northeastern edge of the Tibetan plateau, a treacherous landscape where yaks graze above the clouds, basketball hoops are everywhere: at the bases of cliffs; in the courtyards of centuries-old, golden-roofed monasteries; in nomadic villages tucked into the hills. It was within such a village, Zorge Ritoma, that Dugya Bum, a sheep and yak herder from […]

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