• A Tongue, Fire-Forged

    A Tongue, Fire-Forged

    Watering holes, watered-down nectar and wonderful memories.  It is not easy for me to talk about alcohol without sounding like a drunk. I wouldn’t trust anyone who can’t enjoy a drink or two when the day is just right. Such straight-laced people, I think, lack moral vitality: they’re likely sitting on a stick of shame and concealed

  • Lapsi: Nepal's Best Kept Secret

    Lapsi: Nepal's Best Kept Secret

    The fruit is central to a plethora of different cuisines in Nepal, but what makes it special? Last year they hacked down the lapsi tree in our yard. They say the lapsi must never be planted where you reside, for it pulls together all the negative energy from its surroundings. Where ever the sour fruit grows, calamity is

  • Fine Dining the Nepali Way

    Fine Dining the Nepali Way

    There might be some people who, when they think of fine dining, think only of western-style restaurants. But they’d be wrong.  In the centre of Kathmandu, a 17 year old restaurant in a 108 year old building is showing how to do fine dining, the local way. I’m talking about Bhojan Griha, in DilliBazar. This huge neoclassical

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  • A Tongue, Fire-Forged

    A Tongue, Fire-Forged

    Rajendra Balami

    Watering holes, watered-down nectar and wonderful memories.  It is not easy for me to talk about alcohol without sounding like a drunk. I wouldn’t trust anyone who can’t enjoy a drink or two when the day is just right. Such straight-laced people, I think, lack moral vitality:

    Mar.05.2015
  • Lapsi: Nepal's Best Kept Secret

    Lapsi: Nepal's Best Kept Secret

    Srizu Bajracharya

    The fruit is central to a plethora of different cuisines in Nepal, but what makes it special? Last year they hacked down the lapsi tree in our yard. They say the lapsi must never be planted where you reside, for it pulls together all the negative energy from

    Mar.04.2015
  • Fine Dining the Nepali Way

    Fine Dining the Nepali Way

    Evangeline Neve

    There might be some people who, when they think of fine dining, think only of western-style restaurants. But they’d be wrong.  In the centre of Kathmandu, a 17 year old restaurant in a 108 year old building is showing how to do fine dining, the local way.

    Mar.03.2015
  • Orbs of Bliss: 12 Suparis

    Orbs of Bliss: 12 Suparis

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Matchmakers are slowly disappearing from Newari culture. The Lamis who previously made matches, confirmed marriages and brought communities together, are now only merely footnotes to the ever evolving marital trends. The rays of the sun illuminated the sky and the stars disappeared. It was six in the

    Mar.01.2015
  • The Best Taste of Patan

    The Best Taste of Patan

    Yukta Bajracharya

    A list of the top four places to try the best food that the Newars have to offer. Whenever I have friends coming in from abroad, I take them on a stroll to Patan Durbar Square, in and around Patan’s other attractions and then, once their stomachs

    Feb.23.2015
  • Breaking  Your Fast in  Kathmandu

    Breaking Your Fast in Kathmandu

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Seven must-try local breakfast items that will drag you out of bed this winter. Getting out of bed in the winter can be a challenge. As the mercury dips, the comfort of a warm blanket suddenly becomes exponentially harder to abandon. Often it feels that were it not for

    Feb.22.2015
  • Preserved For Good

    Preserved For Good

    Amar B. Shrestha

    The preservation of food is not unique to Nepal; however, some preserved food items do happen to be quite unique. Do you know where the word ‘kraut’ comes from? Yes, the very same word used in a derogative manner by Allied forces to address Germans during the

    Feb.20.2015
  • The Sacred Thread

    The Sacred Thread

    Rudolf Hogger, Reviewed by Kapil Bisht

    Someone came into the room where my cousins and I were getting ready for the ceremony and gave to each one of us a rectangular piece of yellow cloth a little smaller than an A4-size sheet of paper. Strings several inches long were sewn on each corner of this piece.

    Feb.19.2015
    • 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