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  • Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year

    Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year   The Chinese New Year brings in spring and marks a change in the calendar with the commencement of the year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac. The festival is not just celebrated in China but also in

  • Satisfying the Cravings of a Sweet Tooth

    prashant Shrestha

    Satisfying the Cravings of a Sweet Tooth By Prashant Shrestha Sweets seem to have different meanings to different people. To some, sweets are those excessively sugary foods that you are obliged to have in festivals, which just add unnecessary calories to your diet. Some take it to gain

  • A Delicious Memory from the Past

    Dinesh Rai

    A Delicious Memory from the Past Can the Pork and Rayoko Saag remembered from years ago still be found? by Dinesh Rai Ever since my childhood days, my favorite meal has been rice with pork and rayoko saag. In Kathmandu there used to be an

  • A Vibrant Vegetarian Round-up

    Anisha Schubert

    A Vibrant Vegetarian Round-up by Anisha Schubert Does it always have to be meat or fish? Vegetarian food can be as vibrant and filling— it isn’t only beneficial for our waistlines, our wallets, or our planet, it delights our taste buds, as well. Luckily, the Kathmandu valley offers

  • The Secret's in the Sauce


    The Secret’s in the Sauce It is the sauce that defines the way we eat our momo and how our taste buds dance with each bite. Many chefs emphasize that the real secret to a good momo is in the dough—it must be so fine that,

  • Season Smart Food from the Terai

    Sanjib Chaudhary

    Season Smart Food from the Terai by Sanjib Chaudhary What do you do if you are a fish lover and there are no fish available in the surroundings? You dry them and save them for the future during the rainy season, when the water bodies around

  • Discovering History

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Discovering History By Amar B. Shrestha On the way to Swyombhunath Stupa, opposite the army hospital in Chauni, is an old Rana period durbar that has been the repository of Nepal’s history for the last 80 years or so. Established in 1938, it is a treasure

  • From Machhapuchchhre to Machu Picchu

    Elena Moody

    From Machhapuchchhre to Machu Picchu Dr. Johan Reinhard receives the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal during the 4th Mountain Festival in Pokhara. by Elena Moody On December 11 and 12, 2017, Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) held the 4th Mountain Festival at the International Mountain

  • The Old Man with his Staff

    Prashant Shrestha

    The Old Man with his Staff by Prashant Shrestha The buildings were propped up by slanted wooden pillars. What once must have been its mighty walls now were in a dilapidated state. In my mind, it resembled an old man holding on to his staff.

  • Studying Buddhism in Boudhanath

    Susan M. Griffith-Jones

    Studying Buddhism in Bouddhanath Part 2 How I met the Guru and started practicing the path of highest yogic Tantra of Tibetan Buddhism. By: Susan M. Griffith-Jones Bouddhanath is one of those places you can just fall into. It may start with a casual association