• Mountainous Sindhupalchok

    Mountainous Sindhupalchok

    Life is hard, but life in Sidhupalchok is beautiful.  Sindhupalchok is a haven for the lungs, that is, heavenly for breathing.  The day we arrive in the mountains, our coughing stops. That was actually no bronchitis or pneumonia, only “urbanitis” of our breathing apparatus!  The mountains sing with trees taking in the sun, and in this season, being bathed

  • Because it's there! 9 Decades of Everest Mountaineering

    Because it's there! 9 Decades of Everest Mountaineering

    Everest mystery: are Norgay and Hillary the first to ascend the highest peak of the world? May 29, 1953. At about 11:30 in the morning, Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stepped on the topmost point on Earth. Their stay of about a quarter of an hour on the slightly flat peak was spent in taking pictures.

  • Holistic Spiritual Ecology Launched In Nepal

    Holistic Spiritual Ecology Launched In Nepal

    From birth through death, many Nepali families will experience a leap in ecological and spiritual growth.  Myriad tribal and urban myths, beliefs, practices, and policies have institutionalized violence and brutality over the past millennia.  From cruelty toward animals and mass-slaughter of humans to destructive pillaging of the planet, human ignorance and greed has created dogma and laws that are

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  • Urban Walkability

    Urban Walkability

    Don Messerschmidt

    Want to go for a walk in the city? Choose your day, time and place carefully, to avoid the worst of Kathmandu’s air pollution. Out in Pokhara (by comparison) there’s far less pollution, so any day, any time, and almost any street or lane there is good. The best time

    Sep.25.2016
  • The Forgotten Haja

    The Forgotten Haja

    Sachi Mulmi

      Remembering the mouthwatering delicacy from childhood, a unique mix of specially cooked rice combined with sugar and butter.  Ask a man about haja, and he’ll tell you to ask a woman about it! Not because he cannot be bothered by the preparation of food items,

    Sep.25.2016
  • The Women in Red

    The Women in Red

    Avrati Bhatnagar

    The beauty of culture lies in its palpability to change its value with time. A newlywed fasts for the first time and finds new meaning in the traditional festival of Teej. Every year as a little kid I saw my mother dress up in her prettiest red

    Sep.25.2016
  • Khokana's Famed Tori-ko-tel

    Khokana's Famed Tori-ko-tel

    Srizu Bajracharya

    One can pick up the aroma of mustard oil cooking hundreds of feet away in Khokana. It’s evident that at first, you will find yourself following the strong scent to gradually transcend to your own memories of tori-ko-tel.     The scent of a place

    Aug.15.2016
  • Why You Need to go to Dolpo

    Why You Need to go to Dolpo

    Sasha Holmgrens

      Its diverse terrain and rich culture makes Dolpo an ideal and interesting location to spend the monsoon. Shrouded in the great Himalayas, it’s what we call a ‘rain shadow’ area (where the land experiences little to no rain). While the rain can be very beneficial for

    Aug.10.2016
  • A Birth of Light, Lumbini Shines in the World

    A Birth of Light, Lumbini Shines in the World

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    Located in the Terai of southern Nepal, the sparsely populated, forested, marshy land of Lumbini is famed as the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, whose teachings and instructions on the path to peace and lasting happiness still inspire millions today. I first visited Lumbini in the early days

    Aug.07.2016
  • Innovation in Education Fair

    Innovation in Education Fair

    Niranjan Kunwar

    In the first week of August, local organizations active in Nepal are coming together to transform educational practices and learning through the Innovation in Education Fair. Here is an account of participating groups and why this initiative needs to be heeded to and celebrated. Quixote’s Cove

    Aug.07.2016
  • Books to read through the monsoon

    Books to read through the monsoon

    Prawin Adhikari

    In the afternoons, or late at night, when the heat oppresses and the mind wants to wander, or, perchance, if there is the din of rain on roofs, and the world has come to a standstill, nothing beats a few immersive hours spent with a good book. Have the

    Jul.13.2016
    • Khokana's Famed Tori-ko-tel

      One can pick up the aroma of mustard oil cooking hundreds of feet away in Khokana. It’s evident that

    • Innovation in Education Fair

      In the first week of August, local organizations active in Nepal are coming together to transform educational practices and

    • Mountainous Sindhupalchok

      Life is hard, but life in Sidhupalchok is beautiful.  Sindhupalchok is a haven for the lungs, that is, heavenly