Binit Bana

Binit Bana

Binit Raj Bana is a feature writer who has been writing for M&S for the past three years.

Stories by Binit Bana

Snowpiercer: the fight against a new world order
18 Oct 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): From the get go, Snowpiercer plays out less like a sci-fi disaster film and more like an action drama
The funkification of Kathmandu, led by What The Funk
10 Oct 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): Nirakar Yakthumba, and his band members from What The Funk, has recently been turning heads with one of the less-explored genres of music in Nepal—funk....
Ujwol’s dream of creating Kathmandu’s first skatepark
19 Sep 2017 11 min read
From the Archive (Apr, 2016): Dangol’s success in making his skateboard shop a nurturing hub for skateboarders has now spurred him on to dream even bigger dreams: opening Kathmandu’s first....
Rudra Pandey’s unrelenting determination
05 Sep 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Rudra Pandey, who has built two of the biggest IT companies in Nepal--Verisk and Deerwalk--started out in a farming family. He got to where he....
Smartphones are changing the way we interact with the world around us
04 Sep 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): For most Nepalis, a smartphone is perhaps their primary computer and most probably their only access point to the internet
Tunnelling into the vast reserves of Nepali folk-music treasury
29 Aug 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): A clutch of emerging artists seem to have hit upon a new Nepali popular music sound, and from that search, they have emerged with some....
Popcorn Movies still fighting the good fight
22 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): In this age of online streaming, torrents and cheap DVDs, Popcorn Movies continues to move forward with their collection of great movies and documentaries
Foley artists: The invisible audio experts who make films come alive
15 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): A Foley artist’s job is to recreate sounds: footsteps, the clink of cutlery, the jangle of keys, the details that add to the verisimilitude of....
Get immersed in the fast-paced, frenetic world of Scott Pilgrim vs the World
08 Aug 2017 4 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): Created by the singular mind of director Edgar Wright, the film Scott Pilgrim vs the World shows the strange world that Scott and his friends....
The influx of Chinese tourists in Nepal has led to an increase of tourist guides learning Mandarin
08 Aug 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): The demand for Mandarin classes is so high in Nepal that Bishwo Bhasa Campus, the language-teaching campus under Tribhuvan University, gets twice as many applicants....
Rajesh KC’s trenchant wit
01 Aug 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Rajesh KC, who has churned out thousands of single-panel cartoons, is most popular for his ability to bring to the fore the woes that plague....
A story of people, of survival, of life
01 Aug 2017 4 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Not your average apocalyptic disaster movie, Perfect Sense is more about the indomitable human spirit than about a dystopian world
Singha Durbar’s representation of an ideal government aims to create a renewed sense of optimism
01 Aug 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): The socio-political drama revolves around the trials and tribulations faced by PM Singh and her interim coalition-government before the general election
Song of the open road
30 May 2017 10 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): VMAG talks to Nepathya's Amrit Gurung, a man on a constant quest to know more about Nepal, its people, its heart, its beats
Out of oblivion
16 May 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): Jerusha Rai became known among Nepalis as a cover artist. She has now finally come into her own
Morality-play murals
02 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): ArtLab’s murals seek to extricate stories of hope and shine a light on them from the many tangled stories that define local lives
Patan turns into B&B town
02 May 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): Many owners of homes in and around Patan are renovating their property and turning them into tourist-accommodation units
The kite runner (Stories of our lives)
28 Sep 2016 7 min read
Tirtha Bahadur Deula knows all there is to know about kites, so his customers know they’ll be making the right buy when they buy from him
Staring At The Sun
26 Aug 2016 7 min read
In Sunshine, director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland work with a narrative stitched together from conundrums both moral and scientific
Print Nepal
26 Aug 2016 10 min read
A clutch of companies are producing t-shirts with a distinctively Nepali character, and Nepalis can’t get enough of them
Food At Your Fingertips
19 Aug 2016 8 min read
For Foodmandu, getting to a point of prime preference has called for constantly evolving and staying on the ball
Used-bookstores barely hanging in there
12 Aug 2016 7 min read
In order to stay afloat, many of Thamel's used-bookstores have had to start focusing on selling other products, rather than books
Life Aquatic
22 Jul 2016 5 min read
Submarine takes a dive into the murky waters with its young protagonist and provides a subjective view of the world he lives in
Crew’s Control
15 Jul 2016 7 min read
The B-Boying group Cartoonz Crew are making it big on the back of their choreography
Quick, Name That Song!
01 Jul 2016 4 min read
VMAG’s breakdown of the leading music-identifying apps
Insta Success
24 Jun 2016 7 min read
Instagram has proven to be the perfect platform for small businesses
Noteworthy
03 Jun 2016 4 min read
Evernote has been around for a long time, but the notetaking app is still leaving the competition behind in the dust.
Get Accelerated
27 May 2016 7 min read
Next Launchpad brings with it a localised approach to help local entrepreneurs develop their A-game
One And The Same
29 Apr 2016 7 min read
Airdroid is enabling cross-device communication, and in the process, blurring the line that separates devices
Beyond Eventful
01 Apr 2016 10 min read
M&S Events have set a high bar for both themselves and others to follow hereon
The fast and the furious
26 Feb 2016 3 min read
A pick of the best file-transferring apps out there
Learning to fly
19 Feb 2016 6 min read
Superman of malegaon is a quirky, poignant, entertaining documentary on finding inspiration in the most humble of places.