• Baywatching in Pokhara

    Baywatching in Pokhara

    In Pokhara, a tower stands still, looking over the Fewa Lake, making sure any accident on the lake doesn’t go unnoticed. If you take right at Lakeside – the road that leads you to the shores of Fewa Lake where boats take you to Barahi Temple and beyond, you will notice a tower jutting out into the

  • The unstoppable ultra - runners

    The unstoppable ultra - runners

    Their stories go unsung, muffled by the glamor of football and cricket, but a new breed of Nepali ultra-runners is taking the international running scene by storm. They stood anxiously at the starting line, some 1600 athletes from 30 nations – among them, the world’s finest. A chilly dusk in early January captivated the international sports community at the

  • Secret, historical hills

    Secret, historical hills

    The geographical and historical heartland of Nepal has been renovated for tourism. These secluded, emerald hills which were once the homeland to Gorkhali warriors offer robust cultural attractions, and distant views of the Himalayas towering into the skies.  It was invitation only – a venture into secluded hills where few tourists have set foot. I was the

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  • Baywatching in Pokhara

    Baywatching in Pokhara

    Shuvechchhya Pradhan

    In Pokhara, a tower stands still, looking over the Fewa Lake, making sure any accident on the lake doesn’t go unnoticed. If you take right at Lakeside – the road that leads you to the shores of Fewa Lake where boats take you to Barahi Temple and

    Sep.21.2014
  • Hope

    Hope

    Astha Joshi

    Jane Goodall, a renowned primatologist and an outspoken environmentalist was recently in Nepal spreading her message of hope. She’s 80 and still so inspiring” a young girl overheard while waiting for her turn to click pictures with the world renowned British primatologist, Jane Goodall.  Jane Goodall

    Sep.19.2014
  • The Art of Preservation

    The Art of Preservation

    Sanjit Pradhananga

    The capital’s newest museum is an art in itself, maintaining the finest balance between modernity and the travails of preserving antiquity. I have been telling anybody willing to listen, that their Kathmandu experience is not complete without a trip to the newly opened Tara Gaon Museum. The

    Sep.17.2014
  • Thomas Bell's: maiden book on Kathmandu

    Thomas Bell's: maiden book on Kathmandu

    Abhaya R Joshi

    Journalist Thomas Bell, who writes about Nepal for the Economist and other publications, has written a book on Kathmandu in the same name. Bell, who came to Nepal in 2002 to cover the Maoist insurgency and later the peace process, says the book is more of a work of

    Sep.16.2014
  • Endangered bamboo boxes

    Endangered bamboo boxes

    Gerard Toffin

    The traditional craft of the Newar village of Pyangoan, the making of pyaang, is gradually being revived after a threat of extinction. The making of bamboo boxes for measuring grain (rice, wheat, etc.) and for storing food products (oil, spices) as well as some other items (lamp wicks, cotton, tobacco)

    Sep.15.2014
  • The Capital of everything

    The Capital of everything

    Kapil Bisht

    Pokhara plays the perfect host to lovers of the outdoors, adrenaline junkies, sybarites, holiday-makers, and leaves each one feeling it is a place made just for them I become a frog when I am in Pokhara. That does not mean that I grow webbed feet, have

    Sep.12.2014
  • An Open Road  and Savage Desire

    An Open Road and Savage Desire

    Don Messerschmidt

    “ ‘Write about what you know,’ the creative-writing teachers advise, hoping to avoid twenty-five stories about robots in love on Mars. And what could you know better than the inside of your own head?    “Almost anything. And almost anyone else is better positioned than you are to write

    Sep.11.2014
  • The unstoppable ultra - runners

    The unstoppable ultra - runners

    Anuj Adhikary

    Their stories go unsung, muffled by the glamor of football and cricket, but a new breed of Nepali ultra-runners is taking the international running scene by storm. They stood anxiously at the starting line, some 1600 athletes from 30 nations – among them, the world’s finest. A chilly dusk

    Aug.29.2014
    • An Open Road and Savage Desire

      “ ‘Write about what you know,’ the creative-writing teachers advise, hoping to avoid twenty-five stories about robots in love on

    • Writers' block

      ome days I fear writing dreadfully, but I do it anyway. I’ve discovered that sometimes writing badly can eventually lead

    • An empty sheet of paper

      Pencils, refill ball-point pens, sheets of paper, note pads, a desktop, or some other location on your computer

    • 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