• Death:Celebrate life and all its splendors, even as you grieve over what cannot come to be again.

    Death:Celebrate life and all its splendors, even as you grieve over what cannot come to be again.

    The awareness of life is chased at its heels by the awareness that it, too, is finite. Innocence dies in the moment corruption is recognized, and death is the great corruptor of life. Laughter and love, the passion for an endeavor, unshackled imagination—all of these qualities which are companions of innocence—now become tainted with a grave and marked sorrow. Sunrises

  • Priceless Gifts Kosah:To beginnings and much more.

    Priceless Gifts Kosah:To beginnings and much more.

    What is that one gift that you value the most from your wedding, Hajurma?” I asked my grandmother. My hajurma married at the age of 18, in a pretty steady age than most of her contemporaries, but unlike the brides of today, she was carried on an ornately decorated khat (palanquin) to her husband’s house. The red

  • A Tale from Langtang Valley  A Magic Place

    A Tale from Langtang Valley A Magic Place

    The April 25 earthquake devastated the otherwise picturesque region of Langtang; here’s a first-hand account of the horrific experience. The air is cool, but sweet. Far from any motorized noises, it trills occasionally with the sound of birds, and gurgles constantly with the ever-present rhythm of the nearby river. The water is glacial, shallow, and bright, and

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  • Going Organic a growing Culture

    Going Organic a growing Culture

    Anandeeta Gurung

    Organic food is still somewhat of a fad to the general populace, but there’s no doubting that interest has grown manifold in recent times. We hear a lot about how the vegetables we buy, after meticulous inspection to choose the best produce and at best price, are often heavily

    Feb.09.2016
  • Enamored by Choila

    Enamored by Choila

    Ichchha Pradhan

    Put your race face on! Asian Enduro Series comes to Nepal. Italian by origin, Tina Geraldi has been living in London for the past 20 years. She is involved in an array of activities—part-time teacher in universities to translator from English to Italian, she even has British clients going

    Feb.08.2016
  • Divine Breakfast at Bouddha

    Divine Breakfast at Bouddha

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    Bouddhanath Stupa is where one goes to find a deeper meaning of one’s existence; it is where one finds oneself. One might wonder if spending time around the stupa could be any more calming. The much needed refreshing break it gives from the hustle-bustle of the city

    Feb.05.2016
  • Nepal's All-Season Bounty

    Nepal's All-Season Bounty

    Alonzo Lyons

    Off-season opportunities include everything from all-out exhilarating adventures to revitalizing leisure pursuits that this fascinating Himalayan country dishes up on a continual basis. Nepal is world-famous for mountaineering and trekking possibilities, especially in autumn and spring, when the weather is most reliable, and views edge toward sparkly clear. Known

    Feb.04.2016
  • Food Adventures in Nepal

    Food Adventures in Nepal

    Dayishaa Daga

    ‘Fear Factor’ has taken the sting out of the revulsion at eating repulsive stuff; even so, weird are the food that are part of some cultures, even in Nepal.  Along with some bizarre traditions, Nepal also has a few mindboggling weird food items to offer. Weird food culture has

    Feb.03.2016
  • Listen Up! Or, Guess What Happened on the Way to My Lecture

    Listen Up! Or, Guess What Happened on the Way to My Lecture

    Linda Smith, Guest Essayist

    ‘Spilled Ink’ is all about communicating through reading and writing and, not least, attentive listening. Guest Essayist Linda Smith of the NGO Filters for Families admits that she didn’t listen to her bicycle one day. Big mistake! Here’s her story. This bicycle is not traveling today, it said in

    Feb.01.2016
  • Death:Celebrate life and all its splendors, even as you grieve over what cannot come to be again.

    Death:Celebrate life and all its splendors, even as you grieve over what cannot come to be again.

    Rajendra Balami

    The awareness of life is chased at its heels by the awareness that it, too, is finite. Innocence dies in the moment corruption is recognized, and death is the great corruptor of life. Laughter and love, the passion for an endeavor, unshackled imagination—all of these qualities which are companions of

    Jan.20.2016
  • Priceless Gifts Kosah:To beginnings and much more.

    Priceless Gifts Kosah:To beginnings and much more.

    Srizu Bajracharya

    What is that one gift that you value the most from your wedding, Hajurma?” I asked my grandmother. My hajurma married at the age of 18, in a pretty steady age than most of her contemporaries, but unlike the brides of today, she was carried on an

    Jan.19.2016
    • Sindhuli Gaadi

      By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered

    • Bhasmasura

      The story of Bhasmasura teaches us that greed and lust can lead to self-destruction. Bhasmasura turned himself into ashes, in

    • Swastika

      Because the Swastikai  is used as elcetion stamps, it was seen on pamphlets and banners of various parties. One