• A Remarkable Journey through Time

    A Remarkable Journey through Time

    Success breeds more success, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of Hotel Shanker—a hotel that is basking in the limelight because of its makers’ commitment to the preservation of the best of Nepali history, while balancing it with the needs of modern times. Once upon a time, the wide corridors of the sprawling durbar

  • Day Five

    Day Five

    As harrowing accounts of loss were emerging after the blizzard that swept through the Annapurna and Manaslu regions last month, a few groups of individuals continued to toil in the same harsh conditions in the hopes of saving the stranded lives. The following is a brief account of various efforts following the disaster. The initial pictures of

  • A Close Community

    A Close Community

    For Israeli and Jewish travelers in Nepal, Kathmandu’s Chabad House is a home away from home. As Nepal prepares to celebrate the annual Dashain festival, a small, but noticeable, group of people will be celebrating another important religious holiday: the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Like Dashain, these holidays which make up the Jewish

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  • A Remarkable Journey through Time

    A Remarkable Journey through Time

    Amar B Shrestha

    Success breeds more success, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of Hotel Shanker—a hotel that is basking in the limelight because of its makers’ commitment to the preservation of the best of Nepali history, while balancing it with the needs of modern times. Once

    Nov.18.2014
  • Day Five

    Day Five

    Prabal Shrestha

    As harrowing accounts of loss were emerging after the blizzard that swept through the Annapurna and Manaslu regions last month, a few groups of individuals continued to toil in the same harsh conditions in the hopes of saving the stranded lives. The following is a brief account of various efforts

    Nov.16.2014
  • Lhaphing in Boudha

    Lhaphing in Boudha

    Anubhuti Poudyal

    Exploring Boudha’s true culinary gem. Boudha is the melting pot of everything that has come to represent Kathmandu – religion, culture, chaos and good food.  Multi-colored prayer flags flutter from the buildings, guttural chants waft the air and the peace that suddenly envelops as you wander the

    Nov.11.2014
  • A Pair of Silver Makasi Earrings

    A Pair of Silver Makasi Earrings

    Yukta Bajracharya

    Buying history in the name of jewelry. Bekhali Bhota is the name of the woman who took care of me when I was a baby. She also took care of all the children born in my family after me. Bekhali Bhota for us is a fond memory.

    Nov.09.2014
  • Muses in Furs and Feathers: Writers and Their Pets

    Muses in Furs and Feathers: Writers and Their Pets

    Kapil Bisht

    Get a pet.  I am not sure if any writer ever gave that advice to his peers, but writers seem to have a thing for pets. The number of famous writers who kept pets makes it easy to believe that pets could be more than mere companions.

    Nov.06.2014
  • A Close Community

    A Close Community

    Marisa Sarnoff

    For Israeli and Jewish travelers in Nepal, Kathmandu’s Chabad House is a home away from home. As Nepal prepares to celebrate the annual Dashain festival, a small, but noticeable, group of people will be celebrating another important religious holiday: the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom

    Oct.16.2014
  • The Eight Cornered Gift

    The Eight Cornered Gift

    Kapil Bisht

    The three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley captivate with the richness of their architectural heritage. But those who know what they were like before the 1934 earthquake also feel the pangs of loss when they look at them. In the late 1980s, two architects decided to rebuild one of

    Oct.15.2014
  • The Lost God of Kathmandu

    The Lost God of Kathmandu

    Abhishek Mishra

    Hanuman has been a benevolent figure in all our lives and as ethereal as the open sky. However, there lies a deeper layer that we uncover with this issue; one that will take you around our city, and present the darker side of the son of Vayu. The story

    Oct.13.2014
    • 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