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  • Buried in the Sky

    Buried in the Sky

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan, published by W. W. Norton & Company The blurb on the cover, ‘The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day’ says it all. Well, not quite, actually. ‘Buried in the Sky’ is more

    Nov.08.2017
  • Neglected but Nutritious

    Neglected but Nutritious

    Sanjib Chaudhary

    Neglected but Nutritious Airkanchan, a delicious dish of taro leaves from Nepal’s southern plains  This description of a rarely sampled delicacy will make you curious and hungry! We often tend to neglect nutritious veggies and term them ‘a poor man’s food’. One such green vegetable

    Nov.03.2017
  • An Elaborate Ritual called Marriage

    An Elaborate Ritual called Marriage

    Shreeya Shrestha

    An Elaborate Ritual called Marriage  A new step for a new life, and thus having the greatest significance for both men and women. Marriage is that special occasion where we decide to spend our whole life with another person, through both the ups and the downs

    Nov.03.2017
  • Learning From the Past, Aiming High Today

    Learning From the Past, Aiming High Today

    Svati Garg

      Learning From the Past, Aiming High Today An organization is only as good as its leader, and there is no doubt that he is one of the best in the country, but he has a massive responsibility on his shoulders today. As the flag

    Nov.03.2017
  • Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered

    Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered

    Xie Jiaxin (Katherina)

    Trekking in Langtang: To Conquer the Unconquered As much as it is a journey that tests your physical boundaries, it is also about self-revelation that brings your philosophical side to the fore. Trekking the Langtang hills was all about gaining new insights and discovering new truths

    Nov.03.2017
  • Nowhere else but in Hadigaun!

    Nowhere else but in Hadigaun!

    Amar B. Shrestha

      Nowhere else but in Hadigaun! It is a strange phenomenon, one must say—Hadigaun, a remnant of yesteryears, in a well-urbanized locality of cosmopolitan Kathmandu. One can presume that very soon it will be just another typical urban center. Right now, however, it still has some

    Nov.03.2017
  • Taking the Long View

    Taking the Long View

    Evangeline Neve

    Taking the Long View His journey of exploration and discovery to a far-off Himalayan kingdom resulted in his becoming a part of its history.  Nepal in decades past as seen through the eyes of one of its faithful culture recorders. Wolfgang Korn is probably best

    Nov.03.2017
  • The Climb

    The Climb

    Anuj Pandey

    The Climb  Fulfilling a boyhood dream took courage, determination, and endurance, but he did it, and it made him a better man.  Climbing a 6000-meter mountain may be an easy task for people like the hardy Sherpas, but for regular guys like you, me, and the

    Nov.03.2017
  • Trek to the Clouds

    Trek to the Clouds

    Svasti Garg

    Trek to the Clouds You don’t have to go far and away to enjoy a day in the wilderness, look around you, and you’ll discover there’s plenty nearby, too. Despite the concrete jungle that Kathmandu has become, there are still small slices of nature as yet untouched

    Nov.03.2017
  • Trip to Hemjakot

    Trip to Hemjakot

    Aniesha Shakya

      Trip to Hemjakot Hemjakot is a beautiful village lying about 19.5 km from Pokhara towards the north. It can be reached following an off-road that starts from Bhupi Sherchan Highway, a.k.a. Pokhara-Baglung Highway. The road to Hemjakot from Phedi is all gravelled. You need a

    Nov.03.2017
  • A How-to for Healthy, Happy Holidays

    A How-to for Healthy, Happy Holidays

    A How-to for Healthy, Happy Holidays  A chat with the capital’s leading travel medicine center on how you can stay healthy as you trek and explore. Evangeline Neve in conversation with Prativa Pandey, M.D. This month we are focusing

    Nov.03.2017
  • Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing

    Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing

    Sachitra Gurung

      Ekadeshma, a Tale of Nepali Clothing  This fairytale has neither a fairy godmother nor a prince charming, just a few women working towards their dreams and goals. From one room workshop, to a proper working factory setup, Ekadeshma has come a long way. Started

    Nov.03.2017
  • Treasured Memories of Patlekhet Homestay

    Treasured Memories of Patlekhet Homestay

    Jade Gao (Gaoxuan)

    Treasured Memories of Patlekhet Homestay The sun is shining, the mercury is climbing, and the trees are finally in blossom. Autumn is ready to come, and it's time to get outdoors and take advantage of the vivid colors before the weather turns cold. Talking of having a

    Nov.03.2017
  • Bhratang, the Apple Heaven

    Bhratang, the Apple Heaven

    Dibesh Dangol

      Bhratang, the Apple Heaven   En route to Manang from Chame, there is a small village called Bhratang, a veritable apple heaven. Dibesh Dangol interviewed Samraj Gurung, Chairman of Agro Manang, to know more about Bhratang, the apple farm, and Farmhouse, a resort besides

    Nov.03.2017
  • Still very much the Heart of Kathmandu

    Still very much the Heart of Kathmandu

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Still very much the Heart of Kathmandu   Among the many indelible images after the royal massacre on June 1, 2001, is one that reflects the despondency of the country and the shroud of mystery hanging over an event so unimaginable as to baffle the senses.

    Nov.03.2017
  • Much More than just a Festival of Lights

    Much More than just a Festival of Lights

    Swosti Rajbhandari Kayastha

      Much More than just a Festival of Lights  An occasion when relationships are bonded between brothers and sisters, as also between animals and us.  It is certainly one of the most popular festivals of Nepal, and enjoyed by both old and young equally. It

    Nov.03.2017
  • Buried in the Sky

    Buried in the Sky

    Amar B. Shrestha

      Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan, published by W. W. Norton & Company The blurb on the cover, ‘The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day’ says it all. Well, not

    Nov.03.2017
  • Writing on Buddha Birthplace

    Writing on Buddha Birthplace

    Don Messerschmidt

    Writing on Buddha’s Birthplace An Emperor’s edict, regal graffiti & more Lumbini is one of these dreamlike, emblematic places.Sacred trees, beautiful flowers, celestial splendor, eternal tranquility?these are the elements that constitute the place where Siddhartha, the Lord Buddha, was born. A modest grove in the

    Nov.03.2017
  • Bewitched by a Sublime Beauty

    Bewitched by a Sublime Beauty

    Ravi Joshi

    Bewitched by a Sublime Beauty The remarkable journey to Rara began from Naya Bus Park, Kathmandu, at approximately 2:00 p.m. Finally, I was about to initiate a dream that had chased me for a real long time. Two of my dearest friends were also an important part

    Nov.03.2017
  • The Manangis Story

    The Manangis Story

    The Manangis’ Story Almost 300 km northwest from Kathmandu lies the mesmerizing district of Manang. It is connected to the sacred shrine of Muktinath in Mustang district by a trail that goes through the Thorung-La pass, which at 5,415 m is the highest point on the world-renowned

    Oct.03.2017