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Posted on: 2014-12-21

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A year almost done, a new one on the horizon ... but are we looking at it with tired eyes or with a new spring in our step? What kind of a year would you want 2015 to be for you? Would it be a year of new beginnings, or a year of kicking bad old habits, or a year of achievements, or a year of thankfulness, or a year through which you drag yourself ...

Posted on: 2014-12-07

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When you see couples tying the knot and taking vows for their blissful married life, you somehow get in the zone and imagine — 'how would it be with my future life partner'. What kind of a husband/wife you wish for? What sort of characteristics do you seek in him/her? Illustrate.

Posted on: 2014-11-30

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Public property is made for us from the taxes we pay. And it becomes our duty to maintain it too. What are you doing as a citizen? How are you being responsible towards the public property? Explain with an example if you have respected the public property and not destroyed it.

Posted on: 2014-11-23

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December 1 is World AIDS Day. Perhaps everyone knows that. But how aware are you about HIV/AIDS? Unfortunately, people still discriminate HIV/ AIDS patients. How can you help curb this situation? Explain. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, November 28 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-11-16

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All of us have bad habits, but not everyone is ready to accept it, and thus changing bad habits becomes a difficult endeavour. What one bad habit of yours have you changed or want to change, and how?

Posted on: 2014-11-09

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In our life there are many things that we have to give up because we can't have it all. Taking a reference of the basics, if you have to give up one, then which one would you — sex or food? Why?

Posted on: 2014-11-02

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Everyone loves being pampered, and you might kind of drown in self-pity if you feel you are not being pampered when you need it. Sometimes it is also important to put ‘you’ first and pamper yourself and not uselessly wait for others. What have you done to pamper yourself? It could be anything that made you feel good. Why did you pamper yourself ...

Posted on: 2014-10-12

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Tihar is almost here. The trio of I (Mha puja for Newars), my siblings (Bhai Tika), my wealth (Laxmi Puja) earned with my hardwork among others will be celebrated and honoured during the festival. What is the most important ‘puja’ for you during Tihar? Why?

Posted on: 2014-09-28

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Everybody aspires to become someone significant in life. But due to various obstacles, you may not be able to realise your dreams. For instance, you always wanted to become a dancer, but financial problems led you to a career to earn money that you don’t enjoy. Has this happened to you?

Posted on: 2014-09-21

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The most awaited festival — Dashain is around the corner. And along with it comes the excitement and many expectations of new clothes and scrumptious food. But not everyone can afford to spend money like the river. Yet, be it through loans or borrowing money, people have this notion that they have to have a lavish celebration. Do you think this i ...

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Technology has surpassed our imaginations. However, things like a time machine — a favourite gadget in many sci-fi films — we often wish for, has not been created. If such a thing existed or was created tomorrow, how would you use it? Give reasons.