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August 2017

  • The Guardians of the Stupa

    The Guardians of the Stupa

    Evangeline Neve

    Boudhanath Stupa is one of Nepal’s world heritage site monuments, and one of the holiest places for Tibetan Buddhists pretty much anywhere in the world. Even for those who follow other religious paths, it is a location of immense power and wonderment; no matter how many times I

  • The Many Facets of Heritage

    The Many Facets of Heritage

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    A heritage issue indeed! But how far are we updated to the current discourses of heritage? In general, heritage is something that is inherited; a legacy, tradition, achievements, beliefs, a part of our past and what we will pass on to the future. It is a term not easy

  • Trek to Mystical Mangmalung

    Trek to Mystical Mangmalung

    Sajib Chaudhary

    A little visited region in Eastern Nepal filled with fascinating sights and kind-hearted people. Many parts of Nepal are still unexplored and unknown to the outer world. Despite being frequented by locals during certain festivals, they remain unknown and inaccessible to the rest of the world the rest of

  • A Gem in the Jungle Green Park Chitwan

    A Gem in the Jungle Green Park Chitwan

    Baghmara is a regenerated forest forming a buffer zone adjacent to Chitwan National Park, a World Heritage Site, and Nepal’s most famous park. The area is home to the endangered one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, and gharial, as well as about 200 types of birds and many other

  • Precious is a Gift

    Precious is a Gift

    Shivangi Bansal

    Children are any country's most valuable resource, its true gifts. As I enter the gates of Koseli, I see children patiently lined up in their playground, eagerly waiting to receive their treat of chocolate from a volunteer. Some children are seen giggling, some perhaps dreaming about football

  • Gunla, a Musical Tradition with Deep Roots

    Gunla, a Musical Tradition with Deep Roots

    Astha Shrestha Joshi

    In the warrens and alleys of the old city, musicians young and old practice and prepare for their part in an ancient, melodic pilgrimage. Every July, from 5:00 p.m. onwards, Pignani, located right behind the debris of Kasthamandap, starts hearing the faint sounds of drum beats. Enter

  • The Many Tales of Tokha

    The Many Tales of Tokha

    Avantika Shrestha

    A village with many significant features that make it an important landmark in terms of culture, history, and religion. An old village with many tales wrapped within its gallies, Tokha holds historical, cultural, and religious significance. Located five kilometers from Budhanilkantha, this ancient village still holds on to its

  • Mero Rug, Yours Forever

    Mero Rug, Yours Forever

    Ichchha Pradhan

    Mero Rug is Nepal’s first company when it comes to selling handmade carpets on the internet. Mero Rug was established in 2012 as the sister company of the 25-year-old Paramount Carpets, which means it certainly has a heritage to live up to. Which it does. With its wide assortment

  • Jasmine Walls, and Deep Jade, the Depths

    Nina Merz

    Take a quiet moment to sit and reflect in the stillness as the sun slowly sets. The sun is going down, it sets fire to the water where they meet. Orange smudges into the still green water, disturbed only by ripples from a fish’s tail. There is serenity in the buzz of quiet voices, muffled by the blanketing dusk that has fallen onto the stone steps; white, like jasmine flower in the dying light. Jasmine walls rise from jasmine steps, encasing the pokhari in a glimmering rectangle. The ancient stone watches another day end, alongside the people. They are

  • Tasty Tamang Delicacies

    Sharmila Tamang

    Nepal, though a small landlocked country, is full of cultural and natural diversity. Along with that, Nepalese food is gaining more popularity even abroad due to the variety of dishes and their uniqueness. Growing up, home-cooking for me meant my family’s Tamang dishes, one of my favorites being dhindo with local chicken meat and our all-time favorite, gundrukko aachar. Dhindo is a traditional food made by cooking cornmeal (makaiko pitho), millet flour (kodoko pitho), or buckwheat flour (phaaparko pitho) with water. To prepare this dish requires real effort. My mother uses a copper pot and a wooden spoon,