Table of Contents

Issue 118 | September 2011

Read to them, the illiterate

Illiteracy is the inability to read or write simple sentences in any language. It exists all around us, in Nepal and across Asia and the world. It’s pervasive, more than...

Discovering Aaila

Discovering Aaila

The strong Nepali liquor is now making its ways into a more international palate. It is part of every religious occasion, it is believed to have healing powers, it...

Let there be light

Let there be light

The story of how electricity came to Nepal - over the hills and on the backs of porters On 22 May 1911, a crowd had gathered on Kathmandu’s central Tundikhel....

Bwo: A palate for protection

Bwo: A palate for protection

Food, in Newari culture, is not consumed merely for survival. It has a larger significance. On the surface, the significations attached to food and the reason behind eating certain food...

Mahindreshwor Mahadev: Lord Pashupatinath at Hanuman Dhoka

For most of the Nepalese, Lord Pashupatinath is the most revered deity in Nepal. Many Hindus, especially those belonging to the Shaiva cult, regard Lord Pashupatinath of the ancient Gwala...

Come together

Come together

“We dance together, we drink together, we pray together”- a look at the most important community festival of the Sherpas. A trek in proximity to Namche Bazaar in June or...

Mediterranean Tastes:

Mediterranean Tastes:

Sol, a food import company, introduces Mediterranean flavor to the Nepali palate. The Mediterranean diet is considered the healthiest in the world, especially if you can live under its warm...

Guru - Ba:Master of Dance

Guru - Ba:Master of Dance

When a popular film monthly published an article on me titled, ‘Dance Guru of Crown Prince Dipendra’, I was inundated with calls and visits”, says Dr Kumar Prasad Darshan, ...

PM's Office

PM's Office

Sometimes one wonders why so many people are willing to do anything and just about everything to become the Prime Minister of Nepal. Given the numerous challenges facing our country...