Richard Shahi

Richard Shahi

Richard Shahi is a writer at M&S VMAG. He graduated from St. Joseph's School, Darjeeling, and has been with VMAG since November 2016. 

Stories by Richard Shahi

Freshly made potato chips by Damodar Shrestha
25 Nov 2017 4 min read
Damodar Shrestha has built a loyal customer base by serving people freshly made potato chips that come in a seemingly infinite variety of flavours
Constructing our own electric universe
10 Nov 2017 6 min read
Nepal is seeing perhaps its first major wave of electronic music producers whose works span the spectrum from DnB and ambient to trip-hop and future bass
How GeoKRISHI is helping farmers streamline their cultivation practices
14 Oct 2017 4 min read
GeoKRISHI, a data-disseminating app developed by a Nepali engineer, contains every piece of data a farmer could possibly need. The app can be to the farmer what the stock indices....
A kite-flying maestro breaks down the art of flying kites
16 Sep 2017 5 min read
Rohit Shrestha is 26 today. But every year, as Dashain nears, his seven-year-old self--and his thirst for kite-flying--surfaces
How Nepali programming-freelancers juggle their jobs and lives
08 Sep 2017 7 min read
Nepali coders make tidy sums taking up freelance programming work online, but freelancing is not an easy life
Basketball’s blues
28 Jul 2017 7 min read
Basketball has become a huge sport at the school and college levels. But there needs to be more beyond just the college game
Ram Prasad Kadel’s prized collection of Nepali folk instruments
03 Jul 2017 12 min read
From the Archive (Nov, 2016): It’s been more than 21 years since Kadel started collecting instruments. He wants to someday set up a museum for his instruments
Eco-conscious living
24 Jun 2017 7 min read
Hemendra Bohra, director of Matoghar, shows us how we can learn to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle
The watch surgeon of Patan
03 Jun 2017 10 min read
For those in the know, Dirghamuni Shakya is the only watchmaker to turn to when their timepiece breaks down
Mapping the changes in Nepal's pop sphere
22 May 2017 9 min read
VMAG talks to Sunil Upreti about what differences he's observed between the music scene then and now and what challenges today's musicians should expect when they turn professional....
Retreat at the valley rim
15 May 2017 7 min read
Head north of Kathmandu for a little over half an hour and get rejuvenated at Shivapuri Retreat
Pixel perfect
28 Apr 2017 15 min read
In a few days, most cable operators in Nepal will have switched to providing digital television services, a move that will benefit everyone
Lithe and lissome
14 Apr 2017 15 min read
An increasing number of discerning buyers in Nepal are starting to turn to wicker furniture as their preferred option for decking out their residences
Destination Sanga
07 Apr 2017 6 min read
Sanga, a bucolic village 20km away from Kathmandu, never really makes it to the top of most travel wishlists
Strong earth
24 Mar 2017 15 min read
A handful of architects have come up with ways to build structurally sound, aesthetically pleasing mud-house models that Nepalis would readily adopt if only they could get past their qualms....
Nepal’s pau capital
23 Mar 2017 14 min read
Over four decades, the locals of Sanga have turned their town into a pau production hub
For the discerning buyer
24 Feb 2017 13 min read
A new generation of product designers are finding niches for their exceedingly well-designed, well-crafted products
Working magic with wood
17 Feb 2017 15 min read
Over the last three decades, Bungamati has turned into Nepal’s premier woodcarving town from a primarily agricultural one
A small slice of Japan
10 Feb 2017 15 min read
Bhumi Ratna Sakya has spent years perfecting the art of making Japanese bread, and his loyal clientele are proof that his dedication is paying off
Above them all
10 Feb 2017 8 min read
Level 3 aims to provide the best lounge experience in the valley
Helping you find balance
27 Jan 2017 15 min read
Nineteen years ago, a Japanese healer set up a centre in Kathmandu that has helped heal hundreds of people suffering from musculoskeletal ailments
Powered by women
13 Jan 2017 15 min read
At Mac Support, Prashanna Shrestha and his team have shown that when it comes to technical work, women are as good as men
Minstrels at the crossroads
06 Jan 2017 15 min read
The Gandharva musicians need a more responsive market than the current one if they are to survive as artists
Best of both worlds
23 Dec 2016 8 min read
VMAG talks to Professor John Raftery, Vice Chancellor of London Metropolitan University, about how students can benefit from studying in Nepali colleges affiliated with colleges abroad