• Business in their Blood

    Business in their Blood

    The Enterprising Newar Traders of Nepal The young Bhim Shakya was a frustrated young man. He had returned after a lengthy sojourn to foreign lands where he had gone looking for work, and now back in Nepal, had to settle on the role of a teacher at the Cottage Industries Department for a meager three rupees per

  • The Famous Pottery Squares of Bhaktapur

    The Famous Pottery Squares of Bhaktapur

    Nanicha! Come and give it a try! exclaimed 73-year-old Ganesh Bhakta Prajapati to me from inside his dark pottery workshop in the famous pottery square of Bhaktapur. The muddy shoes when you return from the pottery square of Bhaktapur walk back with you to your home with stories of generations in pottery, or with an inspiration to write, in my

  • The Day the Krishna Mandir Fell On Me... Well, Almost

    The Day the Krishna Mandir Fell On Me... Well, Almost

    The day the earth shook mightily is a day few will ever forget, and none more so than writer Sushma Joshi, who had the misfortune of having her legs crushed under rubble near the Krishna Temple.  Lying on the bed of the B and B Hospital, I tried to explain to people what had happened to me in Patan

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  • The Fair Business

    The Fair Business

    Shreesha Nankhwa

    [This month, ECS Nepal investigates a new breed of entrepreneurs who are realizing that making money and making a difference in the world around them does not have to be mutually exclusive.] Helping the needy does not necessarily mean collecting donations and spending money on them. A new strain

    Dec.22.2016
  • Weaving Magic with Humble Hands

    Weaving Magic with Humble Hands

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    She had used a strategy that was not only economically viable, but also generated a lot of employment.  It all started on one fine Friday evening at the Siddhartha Art Gallery, Babar Mahal. The sun was bidding farewell to the sky by coloring the clouds and gently

    Dec.18.2016
  • Business in their Blood

    Business in their Blood

    Amar B Shrestha

    The Enterprising Newar Traders of Nepal The young Bhim Shakya was a frustrated young man. He had returned after a lengthy sojourn to foreign lands where he had gone looking for work, and now back in Nepal, had to settle on the role of a teacher at

    Dec.15.2016
  • The Curious Case of Laxmi's Buttons

    The Curious Case of Laxmi's Buttons

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    The act of buttoning up to get ready, and unbuttoning as the sun goes down, is a common phenomenon, but we hardly notice the little piece of art that defines fashion. I was returning home on a tempo being driven by a young lady, probably in her

    Dec.15.2016
  • The Famous Pottery Squares of Bhaktapur

    The Famous Pottery Squares of Bhaktapur

    Pramita Shrestha

    Nanicha! Come and give it a try! exclaimed 73-year-old Ganesh Bhakta Prajapati to me from inside his dark pottery workshop in the famous pottery square of Bhaktapur. The muddy shoes when you return from the pottery square of Bhaktapur walk back with you to your home with stories of generations

    Dec.14.2016
  • The Day the Krishna Mandir Fell On Me... Well, Almost

    The Day the Krishna Mandir Fell On Me... Well, Almost

    Sushma Joshi

    The day the earth shook mightily is a day few will ever forget, and none more so than writer Sushma Joshi, who had the misfortune of having her legs crushed under rubble near the Krishna Temple.  Lying on the bed of the B and B Hospital, I tried to

    Dec.11.2016
  • Rich Architecture of Itumbahal

    Rich Architecture of Itumbahal

    Abhas D Rajopadhyaya

    Architecturally,  one of the biggest  Bahal of Kathmandu, Itumbahal is a fascinating confusion of open courtyards and narrow alleys.  R?jamat? gana du? Itumb?h?lay chhamha du Hay? biu R?jamat?-ch?. (Where is R?jamat?? There is one at Itumbah?. Bring me R?jamat?.) A popular Newar folk-ballad, also made

    Dec.08.2016
  • Nothing about Anger

    Nothing about Anger

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Kalu Kumale is a name synonymous with wrathful deities, and thus when your interest builds up in his craft, you will most definitely try to trace the buried anger, rage, and indignation his works emote. But, it won’t be a surprise if you are left aghast to see this humble

    Dec.06.2016
    • The Fair Business

      [This month, ECS Nepal investigates a new breed of entrepreneurs who are realizing that making money and making a difference

    • Business in their Blood

      The Enterprising Newar Traders of Nepal The young Bhim Shakya was a frustrated young man. He had

    • The Famous Pottery Squares of Bhaktapur

      Nanicha! Come and give it a try! exclaimed 73-year-old Ganesh Bhakta Prajapati to me from inside his dark pottery workshop