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  • Food City Kathmandu 25 Reasons Why

    ECS Nepal Team

    These days, Kathmandu can rightfully be called a “Food City”. Along with diversified culture and tradition, one can also find a large variety of cuisines—whether it's local Newari, or from different parts of Nepal, or around the world. With a wide range of restaurants in the city, we

  • Nepali Beer: Happiness in Every Sip

    Urvi Suwal

    Nepal is home to a small number of quality breweries that produce emphatically fine lager beer offering a refreshing and smooth drinking experience. The next time you visit a bars or a restaurant, make sure to get yourself a bottle of authentic Nepali local beer, which will surely validate Benjamin

  • Rejuvenating the Festive Spirit

    Amar B Shrestha

    It’s when the shopping begins that you know that the festival is now really and truly on. It’s not the shopping for clothes, decorations, and such that I’m talking about, that’s secondary. It’s foodstuff that’s on top of the agenda for any festival to acquire that true festive spirit. 

  • Delicious, Crunchy Kanchamba

    Evangeline Neve

    Kanchamba is a food that you should not judge by its outward appearance, because it tastes so much more spectacular than it looks. Sometimes called ‘Thakali finger chips,’ this buckwheat treat is crunchy on the outside and tender and giving on the inside. It’s perfect for dipping in ketchup or

  • Hopeful Mornings

    Srizu Bajracharya

    It is 5:00 a.m., and I am shivering as I look out from my terrace. “It’s so cold, who wakes up this early?” I mumble, and then run towards my room to bury myself in my warm blanket once again. But, my eyes are wide awake, calculating if it’s

  • Close to My Heart

    Amar B Shrestha

    From time to time, I love to have a fulfilling meal in a bhojanalaya, one of those very local eat-all-you-can restaurants where they serve you piping hot meals of daal, bhaat, tarkari, either chicken or mutton curry, and a tomato pickle laced generously with chili powder that will set your

  • Nepal's Environment Is Getting Better...Really!

    Amulya Ratna Tuladhar

    In many regions around the world, more so in less developed countries, ecological degradation is usually considered to be a given. But Nepal’s scenario is quite different, it’s quite encouraging, actually! We are used to bemoaning that everything is getting worse in Nepal. Oh yes. Politics? Down the tubes!

  • Kondo Baje's Fruitful Journey from Niigata to Mustang

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    Like the poets who dream of flowers blossoming in the desert, Toru Kondo, widely known as Kondo Baje, was a poet-cum-pomologist who dreamt of growing rice in the trans-Himalayan arid climate of Mustang. He worked like an artist, bringing together wild and domestic fruits to create new species that flourished

  • Carrying Forward the Koirala Legacy

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    Instituted in 1991, the B.P Koirala Foundation (BPFK) carries forward the legacy of B.P Koirala. The foundation aims at fostering the relationship between India and Nepal through a host of activities in the fields of literature, poetry, cinema, music, and research. Very few do, and even fewer

  • A Part of My Life, My Trusted Steed

    Amar B Shrestha

    A significant part of the growing up years, the bicycle was indispensable in conducting everyday life.  Man has always looked for some sort of transportation to get him from point A to point B faster. How could I be any different? It was the 1970s. I was