• 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.

  • Calling 101

    Calling 101

    You will hardly hear any stories about firefighters in Nepal; seldom will you hear little boys and girls say, “I want to be a firefighter”. What happens when you call 101?  - The call center at Juddha Barun Yantra receives the call.  - Thereafter, when the person on duty confirms the fire, they signal the first group

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  • 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
  • A Woman Alone

    A Woman Alone

    Divyanshi Sharma

    Traveling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller. You can always make money, but you can’t always make memories. Travel, for the younger set, is a part of education, and for the elder, a part of experience. While traveling, one comes across a number

    Jul.12.2016
  • Mountainous Sindhupalchok

    Mountainous Sindhupalchok

    Joan Stanley-Baker

    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

    Jul.10.2016
  • Because it's there! 9 Decades of Everest Mountaineering

    Because it's there! 9 Decades of Everest Mountaineering

    Suresh Paudel

    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

    Jul.09.2016
  • Exotic cuisine Sargyang

    Exotic cuisine Sargyang

    Namoti Nembang

    At first glance, it is easy to mistake these little round slices for Oreos, or brownies. But, this chocolate brown dish is called sargyang, an ethnic food of the Limbus. It is a type of blood sausage made from pig’s blood, yangben (wild edible lichen), minced pork meat, and plenty

    Jul.08.2016
  • Living In Mystique The Traditional Lep

    Living In Mystique The Traditional Lep

    Miya Bajracharya

    The traditional lep still remains a mystery to many. Those who have taken this treatment have no complains about it: Instead, later on, they have become the perfect promoters of this traditional healing method.   A few years ago, a fight had ensued when my mom once went to a

    Jul.07.2016
  • Relax and Read

    Relax and Read

    Divyanshi Sharma

    Happiness is a cup of your favorite coffee, a good book, and the afternoon to enjoy them both. Teahouses, cafes, and bars all fall into a similar sort, a place of business centered on serving a particular beverage, when the beverage in question is available at home at a

    Jul.05.2016
  • The Pyramid Spiral,  Dance of the Five Elements

    The Pyramid Spiral, Dance of the Five Elements

    Reviewed by J. S. Bhutia, BA Buddhist Studies

    In this mind blowing book, a step-by-step process of how the manifest world comes into being is suggested through the description of a piece of artwork made by the author herself, Susan Griffith-Jones. At the time of making it, she was living next to the beautiful stupa of Bouddhanath

    Jun.22.2016