Gaurav Pote

Gaurav Pote

Gaurav Pote has been with M&S VMAG since the very beginning — first as a Contributor, and now as a Multimedia Producer with the Video Team and Sub-editor with the Editorial Team. He is our in-house food and tech writer, besides which he also writes longforms and features about art, music, movies and videos.

Stories by Gaurav Pote

Chiya Ghar’s delicious matka tea
10 days ago 4 min read
Chiya Ghar is a typical Nepali-style tea shop with a homey ambience, perfect for having candid conversations with a cup of piping hot cup of masala milk tea
Automate your lifestyle with smart gadgets from Home Automation Nepal
13 Oct 2017 4 min read
We review the Smart Wifi Remote Control Magic Cube, the Smart Wifi Socket and the Smart Wifi Camera from Orvivo
VMAG’s picks from The Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
11 Oct 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): An indulging, fulfilling and unlimited-fare of South Indian Buffet Dinner at The Cafe, Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Micheal Baje grills some of the tastiest sekuwas in all of Kathmandu
07 Oct 2017 4 min read
Michael Baje Ko Sekuwa Corner is where sekuwa lovers flock to every day, after two in the afternoon, to indulge in Michael Baje’s offerings
Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee's legendary sukuti and chhyang
23 Sep 2017 4 min read
The sukuti at Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee comes properly marinated with just the right amount of salt, chilli, ginger and garlic, tossed in fenugreek-infused, smoked mustard oil
Ruslan Cover Factory: Brisharambha
23 Sep 2017 2 min read
Watch Brisharambha perform a cover of ‘Asaar’ by Bipul Chettri, on our M&S VMAG channel
The search for the best fried stuffed mutton lungs ends at Kwacha
16 Sep 2017 5 min read
Rich and appetising, the fried stuffed mutton lungs at Kwacha are delicious, and easy to get addicted to
Ruslan Cover Factory: Pragati Gurung
16 Sep 2017 3 min read
Watch Pragati Gurung perform a cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’ by Edith Piaf, on our M&S VMAG channel
VMAG’s five picks from the Hungry Jack’s menu
13 Sep 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Apr, 2016): Peri Peri Chicken Wings, Chicken Parmesan, Crispy Chicken Drumsticks, Sizzling Momos and Fried Ice cream—a trip to Hungry Jack is a treat for your taste....
Ruslan Cover Factory: Aisha Thapa
09 Sep 2017 3 min read
Watch Aisha Thapa’s cover of ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta featuring Sia
VMAG visits SaSa to try its Jalajan Kaula
09 Sep 2017 4 min read
SaSa’s Jalajan Kaula is put together with single portions of choila, bhutan, tisyo and nhepu with sagan
Top five picks from NADA 2017
08 Sep 2017 5 min read
There were many head-turners in this year’s NADA Auto Show, but these five stars were our favourite of the lot
Good times at Bricks Café
06 Sep 2017 9 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): VMAG picks some of the best dishes at Bricks Café, Kupondole
Is the Moto 360 for you?
04 Sep 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Does the Moto 360 make for a good purchase or should you hold off on buying it? VMAG breaks it down for you
Grilled chicken never tasted so darn good before
02 Sep 2017 4 min read
Located at walking distance to the east of Mangal Bazaar, CHi-CHi is a grilled-chicken joint that will end your search for some good grilled chicken
Ruslan Cover Factory: Shivana Shrestha
02 Sep 2017 2 min read
Watch Shivana Shrestha perform a cover of ‘Love On The Brain’ by Rihanna, on M&S VMAG’s YouTube channel
Ain’t nothing like fried chicken
29 Aug 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Mar, 2016): Fried chicken seems to be the new fast-food trend in Kathmandu
Ruslan Cover Factory: Tashi Cheozum Lama
26 Aug 2017 2 min read
Tashi Cheozum Lama, a student at Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, performs a cover of ‘Piece By Piece’ by Kelly Clarkson
Sample delicious momos at the Delicious Momo Pasal in Jamal
26 Aug 2017 4 min read
Not many people are aware that there’s a very busy momo eatery in Jamal, but those who do, seldom go anywhere else
VMAG picks the best eats at Penguin Boutique Hotel
23 Aug 2017 9 min read
From the Archive(Feb, 2016): For a boutique hotel located in the cramped quarters of Thamel, Penguin 2 has a lot to offer in terms of hospitality and ambience. But we....
We check out Ice-O-101’s fried ice creams
19 Aug 2017 3 min read
Come rain or shine, ice cream makes for the perfect midday treat for anyone, particularly if someone makes it exclusively for you right in front of your eyes
Ruslan Cover Factory: Good People
19 Aug 2017 3 min read
Good People, a three-member local band, perform a semi-acoustic version of ‘Closer’ by The Chainsmokers
Here’s what you can expect from Nepal Telecom’s 4G network service
18 Aug 2017 4 min read
More and more subscribers are switching to the newly introduced Nepal Telecom 4G network because it’s faster, more consistent and allows you to do a lot more with mobile internet....
iOS 9 vs Android M
16 Aug 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): We pit the latest iOS 9 against the Android M
Head over to OR2K to savour a slice of the Middle East
16 Aug 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): The menu at Thamel’s OR2K, a Nepali-Israeli partnership enterprise, is unique, and of course, palatable and fulfilling
Hunger Hunt turns one
12 Aug 2017 5 min read
To celebrate the first anniversary of our food show, we feature the top 10 eateries we visited last year
Ruslan Cover Factory: Rojan Pariyar
12 Aug 2017 2 min read
Aspiring singer Rojan Pariyar performs a cover of Laija Chari, one of the most loved songs by Yogeshwar Amatya
Here comes the OnePlus 5
11 Aug 2017 4 min read
Probably one of the best phones OnePlus has ever created, the OnePlus 5 comes packed with premium internal specs that rival some of this year’s best-selling flagship phones
The Lunchbox’s best picks
08 Aug 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (May, 2016): The best thing about The Lunchbox has to be their burgers and hot dogs. And their Ultimate Bacon Burger and Mad Wrapper Hotdog are our....
Ruslan Cover Factory: Kapil Thapa
05 Aug 2017 1 min read
Kapil Thapa performs a cover of ‘Sangi’ by Shiva Pariyar
Sunil Dai’s Lassi
05 Aug 2017 3 min read
The line of customers in Sunil Dai’s Mitho Lassi shop seldom dwindles, and for good reason
Stick Food Platter at S Chinese Kitchen
29 Jul 2017 5 min read
The platter comprising chicken sausages, deep-fried potatoes, mushrooms and chicken leg will have you drooling
Rinku Wagle sings a cover of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’
29 Jul 2017 2 min read
Rinku Wagle, a budding Nepali artist, performs a cover of Adele’s hit song
LG Pocket Photo: for printing photos on the go
26 Jul 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): With cell phone photography on the rise, this portable printer enables you quickly get the photos the old fashioned way
Why Purple Haze is a nightcrawler’s delight
26 Jul 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Jul, 2016): When the city goes to sleep, Purple Haze comes to life with its variety of cocktails, appetising menu, and electric ambience
VMAG visits the Japanese Rainbow Trout Macha Farm
25 Jul 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Aug, 2016): Visit the oldest fishery in Kakani to sample some tender, rich trout
Chef Bharat Prasad Pokharel’s flavourful Mango Chicken at Calm Restaurant
22 Jul 2017 4 min read
Chef Pokharel prepares the dish with bunch of seasonal profiles--from the mango’s fruity, sweet tanginess to the potato’s starchy fullness
Anu Shakya’s rendition of ‘Mercedes Benz’
22 Jul 2017 2 min read
Anu Shakya performs a cover of ‘Mercedes Benz’ by Cobweb
How Chitooo will change the value of your time spent on Facebook
21 Jul 2017 6 min read
Amage’s free Android app Chitooo rewards users with Chitooo points for certain Facebook posts made. The points can then be redeemed to avail of offers and services exclusive to Chitooo....
The anda-chiura fry at Gabahal’s Bhaujuko Bhatti hits just the right notes
18 Jul 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): The selling point of Bhaujuko Bhatti’s anda-chiura is the chiura’s amazing texture, which is just the right combo of crunchy and fluffy
Ruslan Cover Factory: Mandip Upreti
15 Jul 2017 1 min read
Mandip Upreti, a young artist from Swayambhu, performs a cover of Sabin Rai’s ‘Namuna’
The Staggering Sandwich at French Bakery
15 Jul 2017 5 min read
The sandwich’s crunchy, but tender, chicken and creamy coleslaw and a hearty dose of grated cheese hit the right spot
You don’t have to wait all year for Yomari Punhi to eat yomaris
11 Jul 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Dec, 2016): At The Village Café, you can indulge in yomaris every day, that too in six varieties: chaku, khuwa, chocolate, lentil, mushroom and their special—a mix....
Artha add some embellishments to ‘Banana Pancake'
10 Jul 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Dec, 2016): For Ruslan Cover Factory, rock band Artha cover Jack Johnson’s ‘Banana Pancake’, an easybreezy lullaby with indie-folk sensibilities
Why we should expect The Pizza Cutter to reinvent the pizza game this year
08 Jul 2017 4 min read
The Pizza Cutter’s single-serve takeaway pizzas, which sell at Rs 100 a slice, are a tad different in terms of toppings, and hence, a lot more delicious
Yangzen’s rendition of Grenade
08 Jul 2017 1 min read
Karma Yangzen, a young songstress from Boudha, performs a cover of Grenade, by the popular American singer Bruno Mars
Emerge cover Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’
04 Jul 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Nov, 2016): On Ruslan Cover Factory, Emerge, a newly formed band of three youngsters based in Kathmandu, perform a cover of ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Great Syrian grub at surprisingly inexpensive rates
04 Jul 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Nov, 2016): It's easy to exhaust your palate in Kathmandu. Luckily for us, Taza, with its original Levant dishes, offers a way out
Go bananas over momos at Suvam Banana Cafe
01 Jul 2017 4 min read
A small, unassuming joint in Putalisadak serves delicious banana momos
Watch Anuprastha perform a cover of 'Chari Bharara'
01 Jul 2017 2 min read
For this week’s Ruslan Cover Factory, Anuprastha cover a Manoj Shrestha classic
Pizzas are no longer just Italian
28 Jun 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): That’s right! At a certain pizza house in Dhumbarahi, they’re Pokhareli
The difficulty of letting go
27 Jun 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): Yatra performs a semi-acoustic cover of The Calling’s ‘Wherever You Will Go’ at BAC Art Cafe. Watch the video on our YouTube channel
Nourish your soul at Sattva Garden
24 Jun 2017 7 min read
Indulge in some delicious family recipes at this charming restaurant in Boudha
Vek makes his debut at the Cover Factory
24 Jun 2017 1 min read
Vek, a budding musician, presents a mashup of ‘Basanta’ and ‘Hawaijahaj’
Commute with Xiaomi
23 Jun 2017 7 min read
Safety comes first when it comes to Xiaomi’s scooters—but if eco-friendly and fun features also charm you, then a Xiaomi scooter might interest you
Kalankiko piro aaloo
20 Jun 2017 7 min read
From the Archive (Oct, 2016): A local eatery situated on the busy streets of Kalanki serves piro aaloo—fiery hot marinated potatoes—with some dyakala— newari-style buffalo stew
Curate your cuts
17 Jun 2017 4 min read
We've found the perfect grilled-meat joint, Sekuwa Mode, where you don’t just order sekuwa but also pick which bits of meat you want to eat
Words don’t come easy
17 Jun 2017 2 min read
Reloaded, a Boudha-based band, perform their rendition of ‘Lekhiyeka Sabda’ by The Edge
The ‘Black Horse’
16 Jun 2017 5 min read
The KTM Duke 250 fills the gap between the 200 and the 390
A Newari smorgasbord
14 Jun 2017 8 min read
From the Archive(Sept, 2016): There’s no better way to sample traditional and authentic Newari flavours at a single sitting than by feasting on the customary Newari bhoye at Newa Lahana....
Bowl of Korean delights
10 Jun 2017 4 min read
A newly opened restaurant in Putalisadak is pulling out all the stops with their unique combination of popular dishes at unbelievably inexpensive prices
In your son’s eyes
10 Jun 2017 2 min read
Pranish Budhathoki performs a cover of ‘Aama' by Sushant KC
Drive a dream
09 Jun 2017 8 min read
Like it or not, people tend to be a tad superficial when it comes to their cars. But this 10th generation Honda Civic is much more than just its looks....
All the way from Japan
07 Jun 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Jun, 2016): Before you reach the conclusion that your favourite fried chicken cannot taste any better, step into the world of Japanese-style karaage chicken at Toyokaraage
Always on my mind
03 Jun 2017 1 min read
Mousuf perform a mash-up of 'Dherai Dherai (Pahilo Junima)', 'Sadhai Sadhai' and 'Prayas'
The taste of Thak Khola
03 Jun 2017 5 min read
Indulging in traditional Thakali flavors at Jimbu Thakali
TV via the net
02 Jun 2017 7 min read
Net TV is the new way to watch television
Crispy fried veggies
27 May 2017 5 min read
A nameless street-food joint has been serving an assorted range of vegetable tempuras for over 18 years, and they are trending now more than ever
Infectious happiness
27 May 2017 1 min read
Roselyn Shrestha performs a cover of Astha Tamang Maskey's 'Muskuraye'
Leading with the lens
25 May 2017 7 min read
In the complicated world of mid-range smartphones, the Gionee A1 manages to position itself quite uniquely, with a strong focus on selfie camera and battery life
Bara in Bhaktapur
24 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Nov, 2016): In the town of pagodas, palaces and brick-paved roads, one old and famous Newari joint serves baras with an unmist akably delicious, soulful taste
Cold fire
20 May 2017 6 min read
Grabbing a bite around Jhamsikhel can now be a part of your daily routine, thanks to the healthy, inexpensive Oriental menu at Café Chheli
Matters of the heart
20 May 2017 1 min read
Kripa Tuladhar performs a cover of 'I Knew You Were Trouble' by Taylor Swift
The multiform beast
19 May 2017 6 min read
This is not just any Ducati. It's four legendary Ducatis combined into one
Where do we begin?
13 May 2017 2 min read
Aawartan performs a mash-up of 'Bhanna Audaina' and 'Mero Mannma'
Tiger for lunch
13 May 2017 5 min read
We tried the Tiger Chicken at Panas and here's our breakdown of the dish
This is how you do flagship
12 May 2017 7 min read
We analyse the Samsung Galaxy S8's features
Crispy, crunchy munches
10 May 2017 6 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): BK’S Fries is legendary in Kathmandu. We went to grab a bite
From superman to the everyman
09 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Feb, 2016): There’s a new wave of Nepali movies setting the silver screen alight. And the audience couldn’t be happier
Such a sweet treat
06 May 2017 5 min read
Want to satisfy your hunger and beat the unbearable Kathmandu heat? Try these ice cream pancakes at Cuppas
Love's many variations
06 May 2017 2 min read
Aviyanta Shrestha performs a mash-up of 'TimiLai' by James Shrestha, 'Ma Dherai Maya Garchu' by Nattu and 'Gotta be love' by Astha Tamang Maskey
Ipads at Evo
05 May 2017 6 min read
We check out the latest iPad Pros at the newest outlet of EvoStore at Labim Mall
Tenderly done Nawabi succulence
03 May 2017 8 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): Transported intact from Hyderabad to Kathmandu
Modernising a classic
02 May 2017 5 min read
From the Archive (Sept, 2016): Jyovan Bhuju covers ‘Behuli’, a superhit classic from the Nepali movie with the same name
Dumplings and noodles re-engineered
29 Apr 2017 5 min read
Pojay and thenthuk--they're two of the best things you'll eat in Boudha
Take me to the river
29 Apr 2017 2 min read
Beena Malakar performs a cover of 'Kali Paari' by Tara Devi
Become a prototyper
28 Apr 2017 7 min read
3D printing comes to Nepal with TAZ 6
Where the chef does everything
22 Apr 2017 4 min read
Coffee, Tea & Me: a delicious discovery in the heart of Patan
Dem feels
22 Apr 2017 2 min read
Tashi Jangbu Sherpa performs a cover of ‘Dil Basyo’ by Raju Lama
Banishing the dark
21 Apr 2017 12 min read
Kulman Ghising talks to VMAG about his journey so far and his plans to implement solutions for solving the electricity crisis in Nepal
Five from Oliz
21 Apr 2017 7 min read
We drop by the Oliz Store this week to find five of their best-selling gadgets
In too deep
15 Apr 2017 1 min read
The Band covers ‘Timile Ta Hoina’ by Bachchu Kailash
A true trailblazer
15 Apr 2017 12 min read
"I needed to make money quickly. And driving a tempo seemed like the best idea"
Lovely tripe
15 Apr 2017 5 min read
A few things everyone should know about the sapu-mhichha at Amit mo:mo and Restaurant
Smart and elegant
14 Apr 2017 6 min read
We checked out the TAG Heuer Connected at Sulux & Co., a luxury watch boutique at Durbarmarg
Crazy little thing called love
07 Apr 2017 3 min read
The INTRO cover ‘K Yo Maya Ho’ from the Nepali movie Jerry
A modern classic
07 Apr 2017 5 min read
We take the Sportster Iron 883 for a spin to understand why it has always appealed to endless generations of riders worldwide
The right way to roll
07 Apr 2017 5 min read
The Burger Shop, at Chettrapati, makes some of the most sought-after rolls in the neighbourhood, and their chicken variation tastes the best
GoPro Hero5
30 Mar 2017 8 min read
We examine how the Hero5 Black, out now, continues GoPro’s decade-long legacy
Bajeko Sekuwa
30 Mar 2017 5 min read
VMAG heads to a classic sekuwa restaurant to try out their classics
Love hurts
30 Mar 2017 5 min read
Sushant Bista performs Swarsamrat Narayan Gopal’s classic ‘Malai Nasodha’ with Subash Poudel on guitar
Rebel music
24 Mar 2017 4 min read
For this week's Ruslan Cover Factory, Roots perform a cover of RATM’s ‘Killing in the Name’
Vegetarian fuel
24 Mar 2017 5 min read
The Gautam Mithai Bhandar makes for the perfect pit stop if you are riding east along Arniko Highway
Osmo goes mobile
23 Mar 2017 10 min read
Steady footage, silky tracking and follow shots, motion time-lapse, subject tracking means you can’t lose with the Osmo Mobile
Lovin’ the vibe
17 Mar 2017 9 min read
If you’re in the market for a new phone but don’t want something that will burn a hole in your wallet, the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note’s for you....
Shavi’s churros
17 Mar 2017 5 min read
Churros have arrived in Kathmandu. We decided to sample some for ourselves and talk about its history at the only place it is found in the city
An eternity apart
17 Mar 2017 5 min read
For this week's Ruslan Cover Factory, Ankit Amaru Shrestha performs a cover of ‘Saili ' by Hemant Rana
To catch a falling star
10 Mar 2017 3 min read
Aruna Shakya and Rahul Shakya perform a cover of the classic duet ‘Eh Kanchha’ by Aruna Lama and Jitendra Bardewa
Built to last
10 Mar 2017 7 min read
On offer at the recently opened Switchback Apparels store in Sanepa are bikes to suit every biker's taste
Prime pork
10 Mar 2017 8 min read
Noyoz has turned into carnivore's den, all thanks to its traditional and household recipes of 'Dharane pork'
The choila specialist
02 Mar 2017 5 min read
The owner of a modest eatery in eastern Bhaktapur has been churning out the perfect choila for more than two decades
More for less
02 Mar 2017 12 min read
ZTE’s Axon Mini, a mid-range Android phone, not only saves you money, but also offers many flagship specs inside a chassis that looks and feels pretty premium
An homage to the Nepali lute
02 Mar 2017 5 min read
Bibhushan, Amin and Ashim perform a cover of ‘Tungna Ko Dhoon Ma’
Love is all you need
24 Feb 2017 2 min read
For Ruslan Cover Factory, MaMin and The Band perform a cover of 'Maya' by The Uglyz
Budget redefined
24 Feb 2017 8 min read
The Leagoo M5 Plus is one of the best phones in the budget smartphone segment
Innards at Honacha
24 Feb 2017 5 min read
We seek a local, modest culinary experience at the other Honacha, in the heart of Patan
Beats’ best
17 Feb 2017 6 min read
Here is what we know about the third flagship wireless earphones from Beats, Beats X
Simply momos
17 Feb 2017 7 min read
With their unique take on momos, distinct serving style and multiple chain outlets in the city, ‘Bota, Simply mo:mo’ is taking the momo scene in Kathmandu by storm
Stripped to its soul
16 Feb 2017 5 min read
For Ruslan Cover Factory, Shruti Shrestha performs Trishna Gurung’s ‘Khani Ho Yahmu’
The bigger, the better
10 Feb 2017 7 min read
Thinking about getting the new iPhone, but confused about whether to pick the iPhone 7 or the 7 Plus? Read on
Nothing like tea
10 Feb 2017 6 min read
Every day, Mama doles out endless cups of tea, along with nuggets of wisdom and lots of good energy, to his large crowd of regulars
With love from me to you
10 Feb 2017 2 min read
For Ruslan Cover Factory, Swopnil Shakya creates a mash-up of ‘Timro Mann’ by Dibya Subba and ‘Timro Samu’ from the movie Dreams
Rice-flour pizza
03 Feb 2017 10 min read
Chatamari Chen proves that chatamari, when prepared the right way, is a dish with endless possibilities
Windows to the soul
03 Feb 2017 5 min read
Ashish Thapa performs ‘Gajalu Tee Thula Thula Aankha’ by Ustad Ghulam Ali
The smartest one of the bunch
03 Feb 2017 5 min read
We take our pick from among LG’s many smart TVs on offer in the market, and our choice is the 55B6T, 55-inch flat OLED HDR smart TV
Slightly bigger, much better
27 Jan 2017 10 min read
Panasonic’s new mirrorless camera, Lumix GH5, replaces the 2014 GH4 with much of the same design and materials. But it now comes with many upgraded features
Not for the faint of heart
27 Jan 2017 12 min read
We venture into the wild side of Newari cuisine in Bhaktapur with friendly eatery owner Rabi Dai
Dance of the fireflies
27 Jan 2017 2 min read
Abhiyuthaan performs Bipul Chettri’s ‘Junkiri’ for Ruslan Cover Factory
Can't touch these
20 Jan 2017 8 min read
Choosing a MacBook Pro is getting much tougher starting this year, but the latest one comes with upgrades like you’ve never seen before
Mughlai magic
20 Jan 2017 8 min read
We hunt down seekh kebab in Thamel, and also end up eating a few gulab jamuns while we're at it
The art of restraint
20 Jan 2017 5 min read
Aakrista covers Swarsamrat Narayan Gopal’s ‘Galti Hajar Hunchhan’
Maghe Sankranti special
13 Jan 2017 10 min read
Tomorrow marks the first day of Magh—an auspicious day for Nepalis, which we celebrate with special food
Sounds and sensibility
13 Jan 2017 8 min read
Let’s just call it what it is: a desktop bluetooth speaker
Californication in Kathmandu
13 Jan 2017 7 min read
Innov8, a Putalisadak-based rock band, cover the Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ popular number 'Californication'
Untethered
06 Jan 2017 8 min read
Apple’s earphones have gone truly wireless, but they are not without some inherent design flaws characteristic to wireless earphones
Chinese delights in Boudha
06 Jan 2017 9 min read
We strolled into White Dzambala, a Tibetan restaurant that also serves popular Chinese grub
In search of lost love
06 Jan 2017 5 min read
For Ruslan Cover Factory, The Class 9 Project perform a cover of ‘Machhi Kaadaile’ by Diwas Gurung
Five best Tech & Toys picks in 2016
30 Dec 2016 7 min read
Because 2017 is almost here, we thought it would be the perfect time to take a quick look at five of the best gadgets we featured in 2016 on Tech
Rare and delicious
30 Dec 2016 8 min read
If you truly want to eat local, head over to Bulal, where they serve rare Newari snacks and beverages
Note for Note
30 Dec 2016 5 min read
For Ruslan Cover Factory, Dorje and Shaswat Aryal perform a cover of 'Almost Is Never Enough'
If you enjoy the art of chilling
23 Dec 2016 8 min read
Most Bluetooth speakers meet only some of our expectations. But there are some, like the Yamaha LSX-70, that check almost all the boxes
Chaat time
23 Dec 2016 8 min read
We made our way to Khichapokhari, New Road, to try out the dahi puri and alu tikki chaats at the famous chaat stall in front of People’s Plaza
They’re on fire
23 Dec 2016 5 min read
Rock band Revelation are new to the game, but they sure nail their cover of ‘Sex On Fire’ by Kings of Leon
Putting country first
16 Dec 2016 5 min read
AXATA performs an ode to Ani Choying Dolma’s ‘Ma Ta Thulo Hudai Hoina’
The budget phone with the best camera
16 Dec 2016 8 min read
Colors have called their Pride P-85+ the ‘Picture Perfect Selfie’ phone, and that nomenclature is pretty much on point
Grilled goodness of Golfutar
16 Dec 2016 8 min read
For this week’s edition of Hunger Hunt, we head to the northern reaches of Kathmandu to sample the sekuwa at Nawaraj and Niroj Sekuwa
Perfectly balanced
09 Dec 2016 10 min read
If you’re looking to buy a budget smartphone, then let us make a quick suggestion. Buy the Obi MV1
Feeling it
02 Dec 2016 5 min read
Miss Nepal International 2015, Medha Koirala, and guitarist Shree Rajan get together for an intimate acoustic cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Feeling Good’
Oodles of lovely noodles
02 Dec 2016 8 min read
We head over to Khawa Karpo to gorge on spaghetti done the right way
From the peaks to the people
27 Nov 2016 10 min read
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita is known for conquering the highest peaks around the world
If spirits could sing
25 Nov 2016 5 min read
Nikhita Thapa, Utpal Kandel and Hemanta Kanchha Rasaily remake ‘If I Die Young’
Microsoft Surface Studio
25 Nov 2016 10 min read
Microsoft has finally put an all-in-one PC out in the market. And it looks pretty awesome
Narayan Daiko Mashangalli Momo at Gaushala
25 Nov 2016 8 min read
Perhaps one of the most famous momo outlets in all of Kathmandu, Narayan Daiko Mashangalli momo, at Gaushala consistently serves up delicious fare
The selfie phone
18 Nov 2016 8 min read
This is the S6s—Gionee’s latest mid-range smart phone. It has a few tricks up its sleeves to draw customers, but is that going to be enough for it to go....
Longing for spring
18 Nov 2016 5 min read
The Sound of Streams cover ‘Basanta’ by the London-based Nepali band JPT Rockerz
Top Five Features that matter in the new LG V20
11 Nov 2016 8 min read
LG doesn’t necessarily make the most popular smartphones out there but it sure wants to keep trying. And with the extremely well-engineered, military grade V20 smartphone, it might’ve just....
Top five features in the iOS 10 update
28 Oct 2016 8 min read
Here are our picks among the new and improved features in the tenth iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system
A Blast from the past
21 Oct 2016 5 min read
The Midnight Riders bring an AC/DC classic to life
The Top 5 Features in the new GoPro Hero5s
21 Oct 2016 8 min read
Hero5 black and session are two of the newest action cameras from gopro this year, and they come with built-in gps, multiple microphones, water resistance, voice control and pretty refined....
Boudha’s local morning treat
14 Oct 2016 8 min read
Ever ended up at Boudha early in the morning to enjoy the serenity and spirituality, but got famished all of a sudden? Well, here’s what you can eat at Boudha....
Apple gets it right the second time
14 Oct 2016 9 min read
The second-generation apple watch, the series 2, is out, and it focuses on fitness tracking, and comes with water resistance, built-in GPS, faster performance and brighter display
Reliving Lived Moments
14 Oct 2016 5 min read
‘Biteka PaI’, originally sung by singer Victor Lama, makes it to our list of covers on Ruslan Cover Factory in the voice of Ronzai
Haasko choila
03 Oct 2016 7 min read
Choila is usually prepared from buffalo meat. But there is a place in Dhobighat where for 24 years, Shyam Dai has been making delicious Duck choila
The five biggest features in macOS Sierra
03 Oct 2016 7 min read
Sierra, Apple's recently released new OS upgrade for MacBooks and iMacs, includes new features and tweaks to create a more enhanced experience
Sweet Treat
23 Sep 2016 8 min read
Google has released the consumer version of the new Android OS—Nougat—and it’s not without some big and small refinements
Something new, something old
21 Sep 2016 7 min read
This year's iphones are finally out. here are the 10 things that you can expect in the new iphone 7 and 7 plus
Small is beautiful
20 Sep 2016 7 min read
The lumix dmc Gx85 has all the essentials that creative filmmakers desire: 4k shooting, dual is with post focus depth control and 5-axis sensor stabilisation, plus a few other cool....
Blending Genres
16 Sep 2016 2 min read
Nikki Hamal covers Zayn Malik's 'Pillowtalk'
Sweet times in Bhaktapur
12 Sep 2016 7 min read
Bhaktapur’s two best desserts—yogurt and kulfi—easily stand out among similar offerings in the valley
Five essential travel gadgets
12 Sep 2016 8 min read
Travelling is fun but as fun as it can be, without a proper set of gadgets, it can also be slightly tedious and less pleasant
Aji’s Poleko Anda
26 Aug 2016 7 min read
Somewhere not too far from the centre of the city, an old lady serves ember-roasted eggs. Find out what’s so special about them.
10 Reasons To Buy The OnePlus 3
26 Aug 2016 5 min read
Looking for reasons to pick the Oneplus 3 phone? Here are 10
Gooey Goodness
19 Aug 2016 5 min read
If you love chocolates, you’ll love this choco lava cake at grill me. And we got you the recipe too
Top 10 Features Of The Galaxy Note 7
19 Aug 2016 8 min read
Top 10 features of Samsung Note 7
Spicy Succulence
12 Aug 2016 6 min read
The best laphing in Boudha is served at an establishment that started out selling CDs
Where The Action Is
12 Aug 2016 7 min read
Action cameras are not a new thing, but Sony’s action cam AS200V is, and here’s why
A fine balance
29 Jul 2016 5 min read
In the overwhelmingly tough world of mid-range smartphones, Xiaomi pits its latest, Redmi Note 3
Hygienic paanipuris
29 Jul 2016 5 min read
Just because they’re paanipuris doesn’t mean they can’t be hygienic and spicy at the same time
iPhone SE Explained
23 Jul 2016 8 min read
This is not a full-on review of the iPhone SE. This is the iPhone SE explained
New Chef, New Fare
22 Jul 2016 8 min read
An early preview of Royal Singi Hotel’s new menu, created by executive Chef Kumar Chalise
The M&S Guide to Wine and Food Pairings
15 Jul 2016 5 min read
Being able to pick your wine is one thing; knowing how to pair it with food calls for something else. You can use these simplified rules to bone up on....
Here Comes The Worldphone
15 Jul 2016 5 min read
The Obi Worldphone may be a new name in our neck of the woods, but you’re likely to hear about it more often in the months to come
5 Reasons To Buy The OnePlus X
01 Jul 2016 5 min read
One Plus X is easily available, comes with a full HD display with twin Corning Gorilla Glass 3 paneling and a solid hardware, plus a utilitarian design principle—all at a....
A city retreat
24 Jun 2016 5 min read
Looking for a quick retreat or an indulgent meal within the confines of the city? head for the summit hotel to enjoy garden-fresh food and warm hospitality in a lovely....
Coffee, Cakes And More
20 May 2016 5 min read
Head out to Indreni’s Cake Shop for some pleasing cakes and pastries
Syrian Fast Food Fix
06 May 2016 6 min read
We drop by taza, a Syrian-owned, Syrain-cooked fast food joint with a Nepali name that serves quick levantine fare
More Than Meets The Eye
22 Apr 2016 8 min read
Love it or Hat e it, Marshmallow is Google’s idea of how Android should be like in 2016
The Desktop Reimagined
15 Apr 2016 5 min read
The Dell Inspiron 2350 is Dell’s take on how desktops ought to look and work. We see how it actually fares
In The Heart Of The Forest
12 Feb 2016 6 min read
Gokarna’s Saturday Barbecue Brunch has made a comeback and it’s bigger, better and boozier
Attaining Eargasm
12 Feb 2016 5 min read
Somewhere out there is a perfect pair of earphones made just for you