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July 2017

  • Handmade,  Just For You

    Handmade, Just For You

    Ichchha Pradhan

    Collaboration and cooperation can get one further faster, and that’s what Timro Concept Store is all about. Only two months old, Timro Concept Store at Jhamsikhel has been making waves on the social media. The store is a place where passion and love for Nepali handmade products and Nepali

  • Stories of a  Himalayan Hunter

    Stories of a Himalayan Hunter

    Don Messerschmidt

    My friend, the story of my life is that story: story of hunting. . .  ~Dil Das The Himalayan hunter today is a mythical character. Half a century ago, however, when Dil Das and others like him were tracking wildlife in the Himalayan forests it was a way of

  • Pagalbutti, Shiva's Tears, and Tejpatta

    Pagalbutti, Shiva's Tears, and Tejpatta

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Where Am I ? Seven kilometers from the Ring Road, and you’re in Eden, flowers and trees and the unceasing chirping of birds, and serenity, tranquility, and peace. It’s a plant species with some pretty intriguing names. The Tharus of Nepal’s lowlands call it ‘pagalbuti’ (pagalmeans mad and

  • Vatvatey Reunion 2017

    Vatvatey Reunion 2017

    Sasha Koirala

    An event where bikers could rejoice, rejuvenate, and reconnect, Vatvatey Reunion 2017, was an event solely dedicated to the bike enthusiasts of Nepal. A first-of-its-kind, premium festival for biking enthusiasts, Vatvatey Reunion 2017 was held at Park Village Resort, Budalinkantha, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Initiated for

  • Uniquely Made in Nepal

    Uniquely Made in Nepal

    Joshua Ryan

    A lot more needs to be done to make Nepal’s beautiful handicrafts more competitive in today’s globalized world. Be it via grassroots brands, personal connections, or what have you, the element of ‘special items’ has a peculiar place in developing nations such as Nepal, that demands recognition. Niche production

  • Green Everest?—Necessary and Possible!

    Green Everest?—Necessary and Possible!


    An expedition has been hard at work to clean up the tallest mountain in the world. An expedition with the stated goal of not just climbing but cleaning up? It sounds like a novelty, but considering the circumstances, it would be nice if it became the new “normal.”

  • Pemba Dolma Sherpa: Remembering Her Legacy

    Pemba Dolma Sherpa: Remembering Her Legacy


    Although, today, Everest has been summited by thousands, including a good number of women, the pioneering feats of the few that showed the way cannot be forgotten. The 1970s saw a rapid increased in the number of expeditions traveling through Namche  Bazaar, on their way to Everest and the

  • Appeasing the Gods of Rain

    Appeasing the Gods of Rain

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    Nepal's monsoon season on display in New York. Festivals have been a part of the Nepali culture since the times they have been inscribed in stone, leaves, barks of trees,and paper. Anyone visiting Nepal, and the Nepalis themselves, are in awe of the number of festivals celebrated, making it

  • The Many Blessings of Summer Fruits

    The Many Blessings of Summer Fruits

    Ichchha Pradhan

    Refresh yourself with the season's treats - the delicious, juicy and healthy fruits of summer! The hottest time of the year is here. Summer is the time for fun and happiness—to go out and enjoy, letting our skin breathe with the lightest of fabrics while soaking in the brilliant