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Organic vegetables stores doing brisk business

SUJAN DHUNGANA
-- Demand for vegetable slightly down in Kalimati market

-- More people buying organic vegetables even though they are costly

-- More than 800 farms producing organic vegetables

KATHMANDU, July 29: Stores dealing on organic vegetables are doing brisk business after the government intensified crackdown against pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables.

“Our sales have doubled compared to a month ago. A large number of customers are visiting our store to purchase organic vegetables,” Bandi Sherpa, owner of Kapan-based Organic Farm House, told Republica. “We record daily sales of around Rs 12,000 these days.” [More]

  REVIEW A treasure chest of eleven gems  
  BY NITYA PANDEY  
 
There are a few books that are like your childhood mates. You spend the most memorable of moments with them. Then slowly, with time and age, you fall apart. And one fine evening, while you are busy dusting your bookshelf, you stumble onto them. You flip through the pages and read a few titles. And just like that, within a snap of your fingers, you reconnect.

‘Naso’ is one such book that remains unscathed by the blows of time. It is equally alluring to all generations of readers, regardless of whether you are a first timer or a repeater. This collection of eleven short stories by Guru Prasad Mainali tugs at your heart and touches your soul with its originality, honesty and simplicity. These pages bring to life Nepal’s historical past with its bittersweet moments of joys and sorrows.

 
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