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February 2018

5 Things to do in Nepal - February

Rhododendron The rhododendron is a small flower with huge importance; Nepal’s national flower holds the responsibility of decorating the entire nation. It not only beautifies, but were...

The Night of Shiva

The Night of Shiva

Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, in my mind, is always associated with the Pashupatinath Temple. The temple was set away from human settlement for a reason—in the...

Welcoming balance, spring and the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year brings in spring and marks a change in the calendar with the commencement of the year of the Dog according to the Chinese zodiac....

The Secret's in the Sauce

The Secret's in the Sauce

It is the sauce that defines the way we eat our momo and how our taste buds dance with each bite. Many chefs emphasize that the real...

Poleko Anda - A True Local Treat Worth Traveling For

Being an egg lover, I never pass up a chance to find my perfect boiled egg. I have had some perfectly timed boiled eggs, but I never thought...

Chhat Festival Food in Janakpur

Chhat Festival Food in Janakpur

The first time I visited Janakpur was during Chhat that falls just after the Nepali festival of Tihar. Whereas Tihar is a national festival, Chhat is celebrated only...

Tea Gardens and Rainbow Trout

Tea Gardens and Rainbow Trout

Nepal has a long history of tea cultivation, now evolving into a commercialized industry benefiting the country economically and socio- economically. Nepal’s climate is well-suited for the growth...

Discovering History

Discovering History

On the way to Swyombhunath Stupa, opposite the army hospital in Chauni, is an old Rana period durbar that has been the repository of Nepal’s history for the...

When Winter Strikes

“There is no sincerer love than the love of food” –So aptly stated by George Bernard Shaw, Irish comic dramatist and literary critic of the late nineteenth century. Food is...

Lunch at Ravi's

Lunch at Ravi's

The invitation was for Wednesday lunch at Ravi’s, in Tokha on the north side of Kathmandu. It’s not a restaurant. It’s Ravi’s home located deep inside a maze...