• Remembrance of Things Past

    Remembrance of Things Past

    Objects of old become Proustian portals to a time that has all but come to pass.  Memories have a strange power over people. There is no telling what seeps in and what gets filtered out. What you cling on to, and what you let go. And suddenly, years later you find yourself under some other skies, reminiscing

  • A Trip worth a Lifetime

    A Trip worth a Lifetime

    A personal memoir of a conservationist on his first Red Panda sighting. I am writing this story about a day I will always remember. It was 11th November, 2007, the first wild red panda sighting of my life. We were camping on the lap of the highest hill in Ilam district, Sandakpur, in Mabu village. We were

  • Himalayan Truffles

    Himalayan Truffles

    Prabesh Roka and Dr. Raj Tripathi are risking five years of hard work. Their Himalayan gamble might pay off lavishly for Nepal. Visionary thinking and innovation are deserving of a country with the world’s most dazzling peaks…and the far-western raaksi is unbeatable. Prabesh Roka fished out a vial from his rucksack -- crystal clear nectar with a

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  • Remembrance of Things Past

    Remembrance of Things Past

    Objects of old become Proustian portals to a time that has all but come to pass.  Memories have a strange power over people. There is no telling what seeps in and what gets filtered out. What you cling on to, and what you let go. And suddenly,

    Jan.22.2015
  • The Canvas of her life

    The Canvas of her life

    Abhaya Raj Joshi

    The story of the person behind the persona of Jan Salter Sometime in the 80s, a British woman from Southampton travelled to Jakarta. While she was there, she attended an art show by the great Indonesian artist Affandi. The woman, an aspiring artist, wanted to learn from

    Jan.19.2015
  • A Trip worth a Lifetime

    A Trip worth a Lifetime

    Sonam Tashi

    A personal memoir of a conservationist on his first Red Panda sighting. I am writing this story about a day I will always remember. It was 11th November, 2007, the first wild red panda sighting of my life. We were camping on the lap of the highest

    Jan.18.2015
  • Himalayan Truffles

    Himalayan Truffles

    Alonzo Lyons

    Prabesh Roka and Dr. Raj Tripathi are risking five years of hard work. Their Himalayan gamble might pay off lavishly for Nepal. Visionary thinking and innovation are deserving of a country with the world’s most dazzling peaks…and the far-western raaksi is unbeatable. Prabesh Roka fished out a

    Jan.15.2015
  • All's Quiet on the Western Front

    All's Quiet on the Western Front

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga

    A history junkie’s visit to Daha Chowk, a place where Prithvi Narayan Shah had set up a base camp before marching east into Kathmandu Valley. On this quiet morning from this foggy vantage point, it is hard imagine that this sleepy settlement is perched on such intriguing history. A

    Jan.14.2015
  • Welcoming Warmer Days!

    Welcoming Warmer Days!

    Astha Joshi

    Celebrating the first day of spring with a little bit (too much) of sweet. Every year it’s the same old story: my mum pounding on my door yelling at me to wake up for the Maghe Sankranti puja (or Ghya Chaku Sanlheu to Newars) while all I

    Jan.12.2015
  • Here's to my Swasthani Story

    Here's to my Swasthani Story

    Anubhuti Poudyal

    Swasthani brata is an annual Hindu festival in which women fast for their family’s prosperity. Every day for a month, family members also read a chapter from the Swasthani book, which mostly consists of religious stories. We all enjoy these tales, but over the years, I am beginning to wonder

    Jan.08.2015
  • Turning Streets into Silver Screens

    Turning Streets into Silver Screens

    Shuvechchhya Pradhan

    How do you inspire the masses? Show them movies in their own communities. When we took the Makhan Galli, a long time ago, my father told me that this was where they used to screen movies. “They didn’t allow it during the Panchayati regime”, he’d told me

    Jan.07.2015
    • 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