• Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered

    Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered

    Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered As much as it is a journey that tests your physical boundaries, it is also about self-revelation that brings your philosophical side to the fore. Trekking the Langtang hills was all about gaining new insights and discovering new truths for a young Chinese girl during her exciting exploration of

  • The Climb

    The Climb

    The Climb  Fulfilling a boyhood dream took courage, determination, and endurance, but he did it, and it made him a better man.  Climbing a 6000-meter mountain may be an easy task for people like the hardy Sherpas, but for regular guys like you, me, and the writer of this piece, it is a monumental challenge!

  • Bhratang, the Apple Heaven

    Bhratang, the Apple Heaven

      Bhratang, the Apple Heaven   En route to Manang from Chame, there is a small village called Bhratang, a veritable apple heaven. Dibesh Dangol interviewed Samraj Gurung, Chairman of Agro Manang, to know more about Bhratang, the apple farm, and Farmhouse, a resort besides the farm. Can you tell me something about Bhratang

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  • Melodious Instruments of Lyrical Nepal

    Melodious Instruments of Lyrical Nepal

    Prashant Shrestha

    Nepal’s rich culture comprises unique songs and lyrics, and they are set to the tunes of ingenuous musical instruments that are extremely melodious and very, very pleasing to the ears. Entering the narrow entrance door of Patan Durbar Museum (which was deliberately made narrow so that enemies

    Nov.29.2017
  • Sour, Spicy, Satisfying: an Unlikely Love Affair

    Sour, Spicy, Satisfying: an Unlikely Love Affair

    Evangeline Neve

    The first days of cold weather bring with them a craving for a favorite dish.   Just a few days ago, the weather finally started to change. It’s been hot for so much longer than it usually is that I was surprised and delighted when finally

    Nov.28.2017
  • Walk for Peace, Walk in Hope

    Walk for Peace, Walk in Hope

    Bhikshu Krishna Man Manandhar is a simple monk attempting to realize great visions. Through his work, he has been trying to bring the world’s religions together in an effort to bring peace to this world. Walking meditation, also known as Parikrama in Sanskrit, Kora in Tibetan, and

    Nov.28.2017
  • Rituals from the Long Past, Yet still Living today

    Rituals from the Long Past, Yet still Living today

    Evangeline Neve

    The pujas are completed, and the party is finished, too, by the time I sit down with Karna Shakya. He has just completed an induction ceremony, which he calls a “coronation,” and is now officially the most senior member and ceremonial head of his clan, or community. I’m

    Nov.28.2017
  • Christmas is in the Air

    Christmas is in the Air

    Shivani Sarawagi

     Wondering what festivities are on offer this Christmas? Here’s a list to get you started. Feeling festive yet? It’s never too early to begin thinking about Christmas. I know I am, with the days getting shorter, and mornings even harder to get up to, the smell of

    Nov.28.2017
  • The Begum of Oudh is Indulged…

    The Begum of Oudh is Indulged…

    Don Messerschmidt

    The Begum of Oudh is Indulged… Recent and Historic Episodes in India and Nepal   Only in India could you find a long-running struggle with such faintly comic overtones. The Begum is indulged... (James Miles, Los Angeles Times, June 1985)   This story

    Nov.28.2017
  • Studying Buddhism in Bouddhanath

    Studying Buddhism in Bouddhanath

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    Part 1: How I arrived at the feet of the Master When it comes to studying with the High Masters of Tibet, one should never expect anything at all to be mundane! This too is not an ordinary story… I mean, it wasn’t like I heard about

    Nov.28.2017
  • Once I am Up There, I Have no Fear

    Once I am Up There, I Have no Fear

    Jolana Whyte

    An unexpected encounter with a motivated and fearless mountaineer Recently, I was asked to visit Bhotang, in Sindhupalchok district. The area was hit very badly in the 2015 earthquake; eighty-five percent of the houses vanished, and with that, many lives and livestock. I was working sixty kilometers

    Nov.28.2017