• The Dream Weavers from WSDO

    The Dream Weavers from WSDO

    The Dream Weavers from WSDO Words: Sambid Bilas Pant Photos: WSDO Ram Kali Khadka watches the women at work as their craft slowly takes shape. The lives of the weavers are much like the products they make. They gather like the strands, tangle like the ribbons, their lives have many twist and turns. "Sa…the male

  • Hone Your Climbing Skills

    Hone Your Climbing Skills

    Hone Your Climbing Skills By Lauren Paquette While the fields of mountaineering and trekking have been large in Nepal for decades, gym-trained rock climbing as a sport is relatively new. Those more intense mountain sports take years of training, time, and money to even begin, but rock climbing is different. Anyone, of any athletic background or

  • Conservation is not an Impediment to Development

    Conservation is not an Impediment to Development

    Conservation is not an Impediment to Development Talking with the WWF about 25 years of preserving Nepal’s natural assets. By Evangeline Neve May 19, 2018, is the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Nepal country office of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They’ve been supporting Nepal’s conservation efforts for even longer than that, though.

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  • 5 Things to do in Asan

    5 Things to do in Asan

    Samyak Shrestha

    Asan, more properly defined as the beating heart of Kathmandu, encompasses the rich culture and lifestyle of the Nepali people. Untouched, raw, and full of vibrant tradition, Asan can definitely attract the attention of any audience. Hence, we will show you all the things you can do while you are

    Jun.08.2018
  • Adding Zest to your Life

    Adding Zest to your Life

    Joshua Ryan

    Being assigned to check out AchaarGhar—‘pickled sauce house’ in English—excited me, as it had been on my radar for some time. After living in Kathmandu for a couple of years as an ‘expat’, one is recommended many different niche restaurants by locals and other foreigners, who have spent

    Jun.08.2018
  • My dream, is if I make money, I will buy those buildings, pull them down, and plant trees.”

    My dream, is if I make money, I will buy those buildings, pull them down, and plant trees.”

    Evangeline Neve

    One of the country’s tourism veterans shares his vision of green, high-value cultural tourism. Kantipur Temple House, down a small alley in Jyatha, is a place I’ve driven past over the years but never entered, so I wasn’t prepared for the little gem I discovered when I walked inside.

    Jun.08.2018
  • The Shantipur Story

    The Shantipur Story

    Eliz Manandhar

    As King Pratap Malla entered the darkened vestibule of the temple, legions of bats awoke to the cadence of his footsteps and flapped and fluttered about in the dark, further intensifying the horrific omnipresent dread in the room. Serpents slithered into the room from other chambers, hissing about in the

    Jun.08.2018
  • How Many Steps to Swayambhu?

    How Many Steps to Swayambhu?

    Josh Dewan

    It’s been a little more than three years now that, when going for jogging, I go up to Swayambhualmost every alternate day, taking the eastern stairway. If you jog, you will know what I mean when I say you tend to count your own steps. So, I counted

    Jun.08.2018
  • Rehabilitation of Culture Sector three years after Gorkha Earthquake

    Rehabilitation of Culture Sector three years after Gorkha Earthquake

    Kai Weise

    Countdown eighty years after the Great Earthquake of 1934 History shows us that every eighty to hundred years a great earthquake strikes Kathmandu. With the additional tremors such as those in 1988 and 2011 reminding us of the urgency of the situation, preparations were underway in anticipation

    Jun.08.2018
  • Marwari Mahotsav 2018

    Marwari Mahotsav 2018

    Esparsh Sarawagi

    Marwari (Marwadi)—the South Asian multi-linguistic group, particularly in India and Nepal—is an umbrella term that includes both Hindus and Jains who have originated from the eastern Rajasthan region, i.e. Marwar of India. The rich language of this community, Marwari, is included under the umbrella of Rajasthani languages, and is said

    Jun.08.2018
  • Ashtimki, an Ancient Form of Tharu Wall Painting

    Ashtimki, an Ancient Form of Tharu Wall Painting

    Sanjib Chaudhary

    Ashtimki, an ancient tradition of painting the story of the evolution of life, holds great significance among the Tharus of western Nepal. While the Tharus in eastern Nepal draw Kohbar on their walls during marriages and other rituals, the Tharus in the west, particularly in Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, and

    Jun.08.2018