Table of Contents

July 2018

A Passion for Pizza

When it comes to restaurants I like, I admit to being pretty boring: a creature of habit, if you will. The reason is simple – if they have...

Hitting a Magnificent Century

Hitting a Magnificent Century

This is the 200th issue of the country’s leader in culture and lifestyle publications—ECS Nepal—a milestone in every sense of the word. It has taken eighteen long years...

A Walk Across Makalu-Barun

A Walk Across Makalu-Barun

Figure 1. Mt. Makalu (8481 m), Makalu-Barun National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal (photograph by A. Byers). Introduction: Between October and November, 2017 I spent 26 days...

A Pilgrimage for a Friend

A Pilgrimage for a Friend

“During my trek in Nepal I often though about Pam and felt I was seeing and experiencing all she had missed. And now, (at home in the U.K.) as I...

Reconstructing Heritage

Reconstructing Heritage

Reconstruction of heritage has risen to the top of priorities in the world of development post- earthquake. Even as the aftershocks continued to hit after the 2015 earthquake,...

The Unsuccessful Hippy

The Unsuccessful Hippy

It’s not easy being a hippy. Even if embracing the flowing clothes, dangling necklaces, open sandals, and flowers in the hair is not too hard, there is all...

Sweet Susal Stebbins

Sweet Susal Stebbins

Most people will remember Susal Stebbins as one of those sweet persons who would never say anything to upset you. Always polite and attentive to what you were saying, she...

#MeToo in the Deukhuri Valley

Through film, a Nepali village begins to grapple with domestic violence For two years in 1989 and 1990, Damian Jones lived in Ratanpur, a village in the...

A Most Rewarding Journey

A Most Rewarding Journey

I was penniless. At last the good Lord had granted me one of my greatest wishes—to be literally on the sidewalk (footpath ma, as we say in Nepali, meaning, homeless,...

Pokhara's Fish Tail

Pokhara's Fish Tail

There are many reasons to visit Pokhara, Nepal's premier lakeside resort nestled in a valley surrounded by the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, topped by snow-capped peaks such...

Beyond Buddha's Birthplace

As we entered the Maya Devi Temple complex in Lumbini, I could hear the murmur of tourists although the area is a silence zone. At a distance, three...

Historiography of Nepal

Historiography of Nepal

The earliest description of Nepal was written in 1811 by Sir William Kirkpatrick, An account of the History of Nepaul, and published in London. It was then spelt...