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October 2017

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  • Tara Oriental’s Pashmina, Companionship for Life

    Tara Oriental’s Pashmina, Companionship for Life

    Tara Oriental’s Pashmina, Companionship for Life Tara Oriental has now been in the pashmina industry for around twenty years. It was first established in 1998. Before, it used to deal with plain and ombre pieces only. Now, the company has different varieties, ranging from shawls to sweaters

    Nov.08.2017
  • Plan Himalaya

    Plan Himalaya

    Chandra GT       Chandra Gt, an enthusiastic tour leader, has more than 25 years of experience when it comes to leading international and individual trekking tours throughout Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan. Apart from just being a mountain tour leader, he has also got experience in the

    Nov.08.2017
  • Lone Seeker Many Masters

    Lone Seeker Many Masters

    Shivangi Bansal

    Lone Seeker Many Masters Author: Swami Anand Arun Truly a one-of-its-kind, Lone Seeker Many Masters is a book that takes one through a journey of a lifetime from the eyes of Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun. It outlines his experiences, lessons, inspirations, and most importantly, his path

    Nov.08.2017
  • The Delightful Flavors of Authentic Gurung Cuisine

    The Delightful Flavors of Authentic Gurung Cuisine

    Imelda Lama

    The Delightful Flavors of Authentic Gurung Cuisine  Life in the hills and mountains requires strength and hardiness, which in turn calls for healthy nourishment.  Everybody knows that the Gurungs are world renowned for their bravery and fortitude, but not everybody knows as much about authentic Gurung

    Oct.15.2017
  • Dance till you Trance

    Dance till you Trance

    Sachitra Gurung

    Dance till you Trance  The graceful swaying of nubile bodies; a long drawn song, hypnotic in its rendering. It’s a dance that mesmerizes both dancer and watcher alike. I grew up hearing the stories of this famous Gurung dance form called “Ghatu naach” from my grandmother.

    Oct.15.2017
  • Meeting the Living Goddess

    Meeting the Living Goddess

    Katherina

    Behind the Scenes: The Person who knows all the Secrets of Kumari  One of the unique aspects of Newari culture, Kumari grants her compassion and blessings to all who come to her. Nowhere else in the whole wide world will you find a living goddess, except

    Oct.15.2017
  • Majipa Lakhey Aaju, the Demon who Cares

    Majipa Lakhey Aaju, the Demon who Cares

    Shreeya Shrestha

      Majipa Lakhey Aaju, the Demon who Cares  In a land of myths and mystique, is it any wonder to find living goddesses and dancing demons? A demon who is worshipped as God. Lakhey is a demon, that is what we all believe, but

    Oct.15.2017
  • The Dynamic Lure of Learning Chinese

    The Dynamic Lure of Learning Chinese

    Kate (Chen QiuXiao)

    The Dynamic Lure of Learning Chinese  Just as English is a global language today, Chinese, too, is surely on its way to becoming one. It is not an exaggeration to say that China holds the center stage world-wide, and Chinese is gaining special attention as a

    Oct.15.2017
  • The Chinese Connection

    The Chinese Connection

    Amar B. Shrestha

    The Chinese Connection  Nepal and China are linked by the mighty Himalayan range, and since time immemorial the relationship has been as enduring as the majestic peaks. Nepal is now, officially, a partner of the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative, China’s historic plan to revive

    Oct.15.2017
  • Larger than Life

    Larger than Life

      Larger than Life Giant chariots, with massive wheels that can crush all who come in their path, and many times bigger than Arjuna’s or Ramsay’s or Julius Caesar’s; gigantic masks of wrathful tantric gods, fearsome in appearance, and so imbibed with mysticism that that are

    Oct.15.2017
  • In Search of Buddha's Descendants

    In Search of Buddha's Descendants

    Prashant Shrestha

    In Search of Buddha’s Descendants Everyone knows the story of Lord Buddha, but none know about his descendants.  Ages ago, Siddhartha Gautam left all worldly relationships and princely possessions to seek nirvana, and ultimately became “The Awakened One”. Yet,

    Oct.15.2017
  • NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style

    NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style

    Esparsh Sarawagi

    NPI Collection’s Cashmere with Style Working with the concept of “designer pashmina”, NPI Collection has established itself as a brand that has become the first choice when it comes to cashmere products with a blend of uniqueness and contemporary design. “It feels really great when you

    Oct.15.2017
  • An Unusual Hike through Verdant Farmland

    An Unusual Hike through Verdant Farmland

    Dinesh Rai

    An Unusual Hike through Verdant Farmland Nepal is not all about high altitude week-long trekking, there are many short hikes around Kathmandu Valley that are also rewarding.  Kathmandu and other major cities in the valley may be highly urbanized, yet, there are some nearby places that

    Oct.15.2017
  • The Nava Durgas

    The Nava Durgas

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

    The Nava Durgas Among the countless number of deities in the Hindu pantheon, the mother goddesses are a class apart.  Dashain, the greatest festival of Hindus in Nepal, is a time of wholesome fun and never-ending feasts. It is also an occasion for enthusiastic religious fervor,

    Oct.15.2017
  • Buddha Air, Making Flying Possible For Everyo

    Buddha Air, Making Flying Possible For Everyo

    Buddha Air, Making Flying Possible For Everyone In a way, ‘flying cheap’ should have been two mutually exclusive concepts, but Buddha Air has made it their mission to make it possible. Their goal, to serve all passengers. In a transportation scenario like ours, one can’t help

    Oct.15.2017
  • Himalayan Cashmere Company

    Himalayan Cashmere Company

    Esparsh Sarawagi

    Himalayan Cashmere Company A stunning showroom slap-bang in the middle of Lazimpat—traffic whizzing by— but inside, a haven of taste and aesthetic design. Greatly inspired by purity of spirit, luxurious modernity, and a contemporary ethos, this is where one will find Himalayan Cashmere Company and its product

    Oct.15.2017
  • Where there is Festival, there is Food!

    Where there is Festival, there is Food!

    Pramita Shrestha

    Where there is Festival, there is Food!  Nepal has many festivals through the year, and they are great times for sampling some rare delicacies. Even the gods demand good food at the time of their worship, and especially more so when a festival is celebrated in

    Oct.14.2017
  • Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave

    Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave

    Siddartha Tuladhar

      Ethnicity and Empowerment in Every Weave  Nepali handicrafts have an identity of their own, and are special. So are the women who craft them.  Domestic demand for handicraft is still low. Why? Nepali handmade products are of high quality and unique designs, and they

    Oct.14.2017
  • The Saligrams of Muktinath

    The Saligrams of Muktinath

    Don Messerschmidt

    The Saligrams of Muktinath When the British mountaineer-explorer H.W. (Bill) Tilman visited the pilgrimage shrine of Muktinath in 1950, he was among the first Westerners to go there. It is located at nearly 12,200 ft. in northern Nepal’s Mustang District, at the head of the tributary Jhong

    Oct.14.2017
  • Where Am I

    Where Am I

    Amar .B.Shrestha

    Where Am I The Blessing I entered the small doorway, carved as intricately as only the doors of Lalitpur’s magnificent mahavihars can be, ducking my head as I did so, and walked around a wide courtyard to a doorway leading into a small dark portico. Inside,

    Oct.14.2017
  • Five things to do in Nepal

    Five things to do in Nepal

    1.Do a tattoo in Thamel Tattoo, which is a fashion statement, as well as a badge of belonging, has become more and more fashionable and acceptable. If you are a tattoo fanatic, you absolutely should make a unique tattoo when you are in Nepal.

    Sep.15.2017