• The Mountain Heroes

    The Mountain Heroes

    Living on thin air, the Himalayan Rescue Association and its volunteer doctors have saved numerous lives, while risking their own. Past its 40th year, the HRA’s journey encapsulates numerous tales of efforts to tame the untamable. On 18 April, at around 8:00 in the morning, Prakash Adhikari, the Chief Executive Officer of the Himalaya Rescue Association (HRA),

  • Out of the bag A new predator in Nepal

    Out of the bag A new predator in Nepal

    The discovery of the Pallas’s cat in the Annapurna Conservation Area might be related to climate change but, at the same time, some experts believe it could actually be an indicator of a healthy ecosystem It was a normal trip that ended with an unusual finding. In September 2012, Bikram Shrestha, the coordinator of Snow Leopard

  • Backstreet Lessons

    Backstreet Lessons

    Backstreet Academy provides crash courses for individuals interested in learning about Nepal’s various crafts. Mask carving, momo making, and even the art of massage are all on offer. When I first heard about what Backstreet Academy was doing, I was slightly suspicious. Their cause was noble, of course; helping skilled individuals in poverty make a living

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  • More than plain white grains

    More than plain white grains

    Rubina Chitrakar

    Daal-bhaat-tarkari may be the staple food of Nepal but there’s much more to rice (bhaat) than just that.  Sel roti Sel roti is a crispy, ring-shaped bread/doughnut, made from rice flour and sugar. Prepared by frying dough in ghee, sel roti is an indispensible part of Hindu festivals, Tihar

    Jul.10.2014
  • The Prediction

    The Prediction

    ABHISHEK MISHRA

    The latest offering from Sushma Joshi is a collection of short stories that, if nothing else, will bring your reading habit back. My relationship with books has been severly disconnected of late. I haven’t been able to read for pleasure like I used to. There was a time when

    Jul.09.2014
  • A crafted summer scene

    A crafted summer scene

    Nischal Oli

    A glance at the new collections launched in two of Kathmandu’s favorite craft stores. Dhukuti Dhukuti’s new collection covers your home’s entire needs with selections for kids’ rooms, the kitchen, kitchenware, furniture, and much more. The collection, rolled out two months ago for the summer, adds an assortment of

    Jul.07.2014
  • An empty sheet of paper

    An empty sheet of paper

    Kapil Bisht, Guest Essayist

    Pencils, refill ball-point pens, sheets of paper, note pads, a desktop, or some other location on your computer filled with Microsoft WORD documents. These are the paraphernalia of a writer, something all of us have. But their condition and how much we use them tells a very different

    Jul.06.2014
  • The Mountain Heroes

    The Mountain Heroes

    Prabal Shrestha

    Living on thin air, the Himalayan Rescue Association and its volunteer doctors have saved numerous lives, while risking their own. Past its 40th year, the HRA’s journey encapsulates numerous tales of efforts to tame the untamable. On 18 April, at around 8:00 in the morning, Prakash Adhikari,

    Jun.27.2014
  • Out of the bag A new predator in Nepal

    Out of the bag A new predator in Nepal

    Vishal Rai

    The discovery of the Pallas’s cat in the Annapurna Conservation Area might be related to climate change but, at the same time, some experts believe it could actually be an indicator of a healthy ecosystem It was a normal trip that ended with an unusual finding.

    Jun.16.2014
  • Distance simulator

    Distance simulator

    Kapil Bisht

    One of the closest towns from Kathmandu often feels like one of the farthest. Like all peaceful places, Dhulikhel, especially at night, creates the effect of being a distant place; the 30 kilometers that separate it from Kathmandu can feel like 40 years. The silence, the high

    Jun.12.2014
  • The Daughter of the Mountains

    The Daughter of the Mountains

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Dr. Harshvanti Bisht's passion for the peaks is undying. After being among the first women to summit the Nanda Devi in India, besides being part of an Everest expedition, Bisht has been working to develop the Gangotri area in the Indian state of Uttarkhand for the past twenty-five years. Her

    Jun.11.2014
    • 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