• 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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  • Street Food Love

    Street Food Love

    Akriti Shilpakar

    If you are the unconventional of kind and are truly in love with food, then you are probably not the kind to be thrown off by the possibility of a little stomach ache.  The real taste of any culture rests in the street food the place has

    Sep.27.2016
  • Hajurba ra Hajurma

    Hajurba ra Hajurma

    Numa Shakya

      Listening to your Hajurba and Hajurma’s stories can be both enthralling and fulfilling, transporting you back to their nostalgic memories. As children we are in a hurry to grow up, but as grandparents we only want to be a part of our families’ lives,” my

    Sep.26.2016
  • Indifferent Cart Procession

    Indifferent Cart Procession

    Nirmal Shrestha

      Jatras (festivals) abound in Nepal, but the Khat Jatra is somewhat different from the rest.  Placing deity figures on a khat (wooden platform), and then taking them out in a procession, is known as Khat Jatra, a tradition that has been followed in Kathmandu Valley

    Sep.26.2016
  • Oh  Precious Daughter  of Mine

    Oh Precious Daughter of Mine

    Amar B. Shrestha

    It was almost midnight. We—a friend and I—waited with some impatience outside the hospital delivery room. There were no other patients or visitors. Finally, the swing doors opened, and an orderly wheeled out my wife on a table with our newborn child. The doctor walked beside her, and shaking my

    Sep.26.2016
  • An Ode to Mountaineers

    An Ode to Mountaineers

    Prajwal Maharjan

      TAAN is taking an important step to ensure that the tourism memorial park will be a place to remember and pay homage to the lives lost in the mountains. TAAN is set to build a memorial park for all the lives that have been lost

    Sep.26.2016
  • 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
    • Hajurba ra Hajurma

        Listening to your Hajurba and Hajurma’s stories can be both enthralling and fulfilling, transporting you back to

    • Indifferent Cart Procession

        Jatras (festivals) abound in Nepal, but the Khat Jatra is somewhat different from the rest. 

    • Oh Precious Daughter of Mine

      It was almost midnight. We—a friend and I—waited with some impatience outside the hospital delivery room. There were no other