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September 2017

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  • Bringing People Together in Devotion and Prayer

    Bringing People Together in Devotion and Prayer

    Bringing People Together in Devotion and Prayer No matter how many times one says it, and no matter how highly publicized the fact, one has to be in the moment to truly fathom the rich culture of this fascinating country.

    Nov.08.2017
  • The Culinary Tour,  Tasting Nepal the Local Way

    The Culinary Tour, Tasting Nepal the Local Way

    Pramita Shrestha

    What are the basic things in life? Food, clothes, and shelter! Food provides nutrients necessary for survival, but we cannot ignore how the norm of food has changed with the passage of time, and where food stands today, aside from it being merely fuel for the human body.

    Sep.25.2017
  • Five Things to do in Nepal

    Five Things to do in Nepal

      Five Things to do in Nepal 1. Be a part of Sandhya Aarti Pashupati is one of the must-go-to places in Kathmandu, if you want to learn about Hinduism. Among the main attractions of the temple, the aarti (prayer) is what most people

    Sep.15.2017
  • The Callings of a Restless Heart

    The Callings of a Restless Heart

    Amar B. Shrestha

    The Callings of a Restless Heart "Rare is the individual who dares to surrender all to destiny and fly off on wings still not fully opened." According to the theory of karma, what happens to a person, happens because they

    Sep.15.2017
  • Raise it Up, Let's Build it Again

    Raise it Up, Let's Build it Again

    Evangeline Neve

      Raise it Up, Let’s Build it Again  Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking at length with Mani Lama, a descendent of the original Chinia Lama, whose family has been, for years, the guardians and caretakers of the epic Boudhanath Stupa. In last month’s

    Sep.15.2017
  • A Journey to Salvation

    A Journey to Salvation

    Sambid Bilas Pant

    A Journey to Salvation  We had our breakfast in 'Yak Donald's', Nepal's answer to McDonald's, and saw the early morning sun kissing the cold hard mountain as she started to dazzle like gold. When I watched 'Paths of the soul', a movie about Tibetan pilgrims

    Sep.15.2017
  • Before Rocks and Mountains

    Before Rocks and Mountains

    Prashant Shrestha

    Before Rocks and Mountains “What are we before rocks and mountains?” Elizabeth Bennet, one of Jane Austen’s immortal characters, exclaims when her beloved sister suffered from heartbreak. If you too are going through a bitter breakup, defeated by the pressures of hectic life, or just want to

    Sep.15.2017
  • Kathmandu Kora 2017

    Kathmandu Kora 2017

    Dolma Yangchen Sherpa

    Kathmandu Kora 2017  Among the three challenges—50 km, 75 km, and 100 km—I chose the first. Now, never mind that I had never even ridden over 7 km, so I was unsure if I could complete this challenge. But did I complete it or did I not? You will find

    Sep.15.2017
  • The Enterprising Chinese of Thamel

    The Enterprising Chinese of Thamel

    Jade Gao (Gao Xuan)

      The Enterprising Chinese of Thamel Down the years, a Little China has sprung up around Thamel, and it has many hard-working Chinese with great enterprising spirit.   Do these Chinese words attract your attention while walking in Thamel? I would say, “Yes, they

    Sep.15.2017
  • Discover Kathmandu’s Rich Artistic Heritage

    Discover Kathmandu’s Rich Artistic Heritage

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Discover Kathmandu’s Rich Artistic Heritage   There’s much about Nepal that makes it one of the world’s top tourist destinations; and there’s much about its capital that makes it an art lover’s delight.   Okay, so Kathmandu is not the Shangri-La it once was.

    Sep.15.2017
  • What Top 5 Souvenirs You Would Never Regret Bringing Back Home?

    What Top 5 Souvenirs You Would Never Regret Bringing Back Home?

    Jade Gao (Gao Xuan)

      What Top 5 Souvenirs You Would Never Regret Bringing Back Home?   After visiting this beautiful Himalayan country, make sure that you return home with a suitcase full of the best souvenirs of Nepal. When you travel to Nepal, special, delicate and colorful

    Sep.15.2017
  • The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri

    The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri

    Sambid Bilas Pant

      The Cutting Edge: Legacy of the Khukuri    It has instilled fear in countless enemy hearts in many great battles, and so is enshrined in martial history as a deadly weapon of war. I was in Wangjiang Park, rediscovering the art of

    Sep.15.2017
  • A Special Feel for Felt Craft

    A Special Feel for Felt Craft

    Katherina (Xie Jiaxin)

      A Special Feel for Felt Craft   Synopsis: They are the perfect gifts for the folks back home, and they are souvenirs that will always bring back fond memories of Nepal   When you step into Thamel, you will find hundreds of

    Sep.15.2017
  • Falling in Love with Bulbulay

    Falling in Love with Bulbulay

    Amar B. Shrestha

      Falling in Love with Bulbulay It’s a holiday destination that will seem like a home away for home for most Nepalis, as well as for expatriates living here, and it’s charming, to say the least.   “Do you have an ILP?” queried the

    Sep.15.2017
  • Dhunche to Gosaikunda, the Best of the Langtang Trail

    Dhunche to Gosaikunda, the Best of the Langtang Trail

    Nir Adhikari and Sajan Poudel

    Dhunche to Gosaikunda, the Best of the Langtang Trail  The Langtang trail is one of the most breathtaking trips you can take, perhaps in a lifetime. We did it last May. Here are some of our experiences, with some advice for others who might want to take the same

    Sep.15.2017
  • Two Girls on a Weekend Getaway

    Two Girls on a Weekend Getaway

    Prachi Goyal

    Two Girls on a Weekend Getaway  Leisurely swims with luxury at hand, yoga to rejuvenate the soul, boat rides on a lake tranquil and shimmering with sunshine, music that compels the body to sway, and food that inspire as much as sustain, this is a weekend getaway

    Sep.15.2017
  • Holiday Comfort Zone with Newari Accent

    Holiday Comfort Zone with Newari Accent

    Urvi Suwal

    Holiday Comfort Zone with Newari Accent   Set in the midst of Patan Durbar Square, Lalit Heritage Home has the perfect location for guests and tourists to feel the complete essence of home, with a spectacular view of the heritage from just about any room. With

    Sep.15.2017
  • Moksha: A Gift to Self

    Moksha: A Gift to Self

    Moksha: A Gift to Self Few people know the secret of living life to the fullest. Those who do know, know that the secret is not something that can be read, but practiced. Every day. “We put so much focus on our material belongings. Take your

    Sep.15.2017
  • Solace for the Soul at Osho Tapoban

    Solace for the Soul at Osho Tapoban

    Shivangi Bansal

      Solace for the Soul at Osho Tapoban  Looking for an escape from all the chaos and humdrum of Kathmandu? Then, look no further than Osho Tapoban. A perfect getaway from the city life, nestled between the hills and the forests is an ashram set

    Sep.15.2017
  • The Magic of Mystic Mountain

    The Magic of Mystic Mountain

    Kate Chen

      The Magic of Mystic Mountain  Mystic Mountain Hotel: When the point of perfection meets the point of height Thirty-two kilometers from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is a serene hill with a 270-degree panoramic view of the Himalaya. Driving along the crooked paths uphill, you can see Mystic

    Sep.15.2017
  • Pokhara Grande Hotel

    Pokhara Grande Hotel

    Pokhara Grande Hotel Grandeur at its Best Pokhara Grande Hotel lives up to its name with its grand lobby, massive conference halls, and eminent restaurants. Size matters here, and the quality of service, also, is not meager in any way. Its five-star grandeur and the luxury

    Sep.15.2017
  • A Museological Tour of Kathmandu Val

    A Museological Tour of Kathmandu Val

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    A Museological Tour of Kathmandu Valley The valley of Kathmandu has a history much richer, deeper, and mystifying than known to most of us. According to Hindu mythology, it is said to have originated in the mythological era due to the draining of the water of the valley by

    Sep.15.2017
  • To Ink or Not to Ink

    To Ink or Not to Ink

    Sanjib Chaudhary

      To Ink or Not to Ink "Tattooing was the cheapest way to adorn oneself with un-erasable jewelry," said Kanni Devi Tharuni from Saptari when I asked why she had tattoos all over her body. The Tharus in the southern plains of Nepal had a

    Sep.08.2017