• Rebuilding Sankhu

    Rebuilding Sankhu

    Sankhu, perhaps, suffered the most devastation when the earth shook violently in April 2015. Restoration and rebuilding will undoubtedly be a long term prospect.   Located about 17 km away from Kathmandu, Sankhu (also known as Sakwa) is an ancient town predominated by Newars. Famous for its rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture and sculptures, it is home to

  • Restoring  the Self-Created

    Restoring the Self-Created

    The Swayambhu area was one of the places that sustained the most damages during the earthquake. Luckily, the main Stupa itself was spared. Everyone who visits Swayambhu likes to gaze up at its majestic pinnacle as soon as they reach the top of the stairs. Gazing up at the Buddha’s eyes and admiring its beauty is a ritual as

  • Revival of a Devastated 16th Century Town

    Revival of a Devastated 16th Century Town

    One of the most picturesque little towns in the Kathmandu valley, Bungamati was also one of the most devastated during the great quake. When I first came to Nepal after the earthquake, I didn’t feel the destruction, in the sense that the people were so alive and enthusiastic,” exclaimed David Best, an artist. Along with his team, he is

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  • Rebuilding Sankhu

    Rebuilding Sankhu

    Krisha Shakya

    Sankhu, perhaps, suffered the most devastation when the earth shook violently in April 2015. Restoration and rebuilding will undoubtedly be a long term prospect.   Located about 17 km away from Kathmandu, Sankhu (also known as Sakwa) is an ancient town predominated by Newars. Famous for its rich cultural

    Apr.17.2016
  • Restoring  the Self-Created

    Restoring the Self-Created

    Anutara Shakya

    The Swayambhu area was one of the places that sustained the most damages during the earthquake. Luckily, the main Stupa itself was spared. Everyone who visits Swayambhu likes to gaze up at its majestic pinnacle as soon as they reach the top of the stairs. Gazing up at the

    Apr.15.2016
  • Revival of a Devastated 16th Century Town

    Revival of a Devastated 16th Century Town

    Prabin Maharjan

    One of the most picturesque little towns in the Kathmandu valley, Bungamati was also one of the most devastated during the great quake. When I first came to Nepal after the earthquake, I didn’t feel the destruction, in the sense that the people were so alive and enthusiastic,” exclaimed

    Apr.14.2016
  • What has Bhadgaon's  Old Houses got to do with Heritage?

    What has Bhadgaon's Old Houses got to do with Heritage?

    Srizu Bajracharya

    The famous monuments of Bhaktapur are, undoubtedly, valuable heritages of the city; but similarly, its houses are too.  Before the devastating earthquake last year, the heritage city of Bhaktapur had around 17,000 houses, most of them built in the traditional Newari style. When the ground convulsed on April 25, in

    Apr.12.2016
  • Boudhanath a World unto Itself

    Boudhanath a World unto Itself

    Amar B Shrestha

    The great Boudhanath Stupa, too, could not escape the effects of the devastating earthquake in 2015, but thankfully, damages were limited, and these too are undergoing rapid repair and restoration.  Next year is the ‘Year of the Bird’,” says Mr. Mani Lama, as we sit drinking coffee

    Apr.11.2016
  • Standing Strong!

    Standing Strong!

    Astha Shrestha Joshi

    The restoration of a world heritage monument is no small matter; it is also a journey of new discoveries. The one-year anniversary of the tragic incident in Nepal’s history, the great earthquake of April 25, 2015, is only a few weeks away. The insecurity, the helplessness, the chaos still

    Apr.10.2016
  • Glorious Endeavor

    Glorious Endeavor

    Avash Shrestha

    A landmark with a glorious history; it was reduced to rubble during the 2015 earthquake; however, determined efforts are on to rebuild it to its original glory. When Kasthamandap collapsed during the April 2015 earthquake, a legend of Kathmandu, an iconic piece of history of our majestic old city,

    Apr.08.2016
  • 2nd RSR MTB Challenge

    2nd RSR MTB Challenge

    VonKathmandu

    Head down to Riverside Springs Resort this April for some mountain biking action and fun under the sun in the 2nd RSR MTB Challenge organized by Switchback! Acclaimed international DJs and hosts at the after-party are sure to make your adventure-filled weekend an unforgettable one. Sun, beach, greenery, swimming

    Apr.08.2016
    • Rebuilding Sankhu

      Sankhu, perhaps, suffered the most devastation when the earth shook violently in April 2015. Restoration and rebuilding will undoubtedly be

    • Restoring the Self-Created

      The Swayambhu area was one of the places that sustained the most damages during the earthquake. Luckily, the main Stupa

    • Revival of a Devastated 16th Century Town

      One of the most picturesque little towns in the Kathmandu valley, Bungamati was also one of the most devastated during