• 'Nepal Will Rise': Writing Positive in the Wake of the Quake

    'Nepal Will Rise': Writing Positive in the Wake of the Quake

      What do writers do in a disaster? They write, and they read what others are writing. And they write more, true stories worth telling.  For weeks after April 25 I searched the Internet and scoured social media to see what was being written about the Nepal Earthquake of 2015. It was an immense crisis with a large

  • 12-year Bunga Dya Jatra

    12-year Bunga Dya Jatra

    In-between Science and Rumors. Manab haru ko bikriti ko karan yesto bhayeko ho” (It’s all because of man’s sins on earth that the earthquake has happened) said my fufu baje at dinner a few weeks back. She just threw a random verdict on our plates and soon I was shouting on top of my voice, trying to

  • Upholding Heritage

    Upholding Heritage

    Heritages are something we inherit from our ancestors, they are those monuments, traditions, objects, and cultures that have passed the test of time and crossed a 100 years. In such times of disaster through natural calamities,  they become a prime concern, their preservation, conservation and restoration for benefit of the future generation. Nepal is a land known to many.

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  • 'Nepal Will Rise': Writing Positive in the Wake of the Quake

    'Nepal Will Rise': Writing Positive in the Wake of the Quake

    Don Messerschmidt

      What do writers do in a disaster? They write, and they read what others are writing. And they write more, true stories worth telling.  For weeks after April 25 I searched the Internet and scoured social media to see what was being written about the Nepal Earthquake

    Aug.18.2015
  • 12-year Bunga Dya Jatra

    12-year Bunga Dya Jatra

    Srizu Bajracharya

    In-between Science and Rumors. Manab haru ko bikriti ko karan yesto bhayeko ho” (It’s all because of man’s sins on earth that the earthquake has happened) said my fufu baje at dinner a few weeks back. She just threw a random verdict on our plates and soon

    Aug.14.2015
  • Upholding Heritage

    Upholding Heritage

    Swosti Rajbhandari

    Heritages are something we inherit from our ancestors, they are those monuments, traditions, objects, and cultures that have passed the test of time and crossed a 100 years. In such times of disaster through natural calamities,  they become a prime concern, their preservation, conservation and restoration for benefit of the

    Aug.14.2015
  • Post Quake Heritage Conservation

    Post Quake Heritage Conservation

    Looza Mahaju

    Rebuilding lost heritage will take time. The need of the hour is how we safeguard what we have and what we have salvaged after the quake. Like most of the Saturdays that followed that Saturday, Devendra Nath Tiwari, Executive Director of Patan Museum and Suresh Lakhe, Museum Officer were

    Aug.13.2015
  • Lama on the run

    Lama on the run

    Anuj D. Adhikary

    Several hundred souls have gone missing in the gorgeous Langtang valley, now left in ruins by avalanche and landslides triggered by killer quakes. A seasoned trekking guide recounts his story of survival and several unwitting lives he saved that fateful day with his training, discretion and quick thinking. The

    Aug.12.2015
  • Nakhipot Urban XC

    Nakhipot Urban XC

    Anuj D. Adhikary

    After weeks of rattling and waking up to aftershocks, cyclists have something else to look forward to - Nakhipot Urban XC Race. Mountain biking is back and ripping through the streets of Kathmandu’s southern outskirts this monsoon. Gnarly brings you Nakhipot Urban XC scheduled to take place on 8

    Aug.10.2015
  • A Heart to Help

    A Heart to Help

    Rubina Chitrakar

      While Pokhara remained relatively unaffected by the earthquake, the people there didn’t remain calm when the disaster hit others. When I returned to Kathmandu from Pokhara nearly a week after the April 25th earthquake, my city had changed. Strangeness encapsulated this place, as though the whole city

    Aug.10.2015
  • restoring Lost Glory

    restoring Lost Glory

    Amar B. Shrestha

    The number of heritage monuments destroyed or damaged due to the April 25 Earthquake has been terrible. Restoration is the need of the hour, but artisans are in short supply. Until 1970, ‘restoration’ was a word that was in the shadows in Nepal. It was the coronation of

    Aug.10.2015
    • 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