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Issue 205 | December 2018

Resurrecting a Lost Heritage

Beyond the mighty Himalayas, perched on gigantic plateaus, Tibet is a fantastically fascinating place. What comes to your mind when you hear ‘Tibet’—the Dalai Lama, Potala Palace, Buddhism, Free Tibet...

Scattering Seeds of New Life

Scattering Seeds of New Life

Festivals are an integral part in the lives of most people in Nepal. The celebrated festivals Are mostly cultural and religious. To quote our national anthem, Nepal is a garland...

A Babble of Birds!

A Babble of Birds!

"Birds from different species recognize each other and cooperate. Researchers show for the first time how birds from two different species recognize individuals and cooperate...

5 Favorite Craft Stores

Kathmandu abounds with shops that sell all manner of beautifully made local objects. It’s a joy to Discover small ones—often you’re able to meet the artisans themselves, always a fascinating...

All that Glitters is Gold

All that Glitters is Gold

Patan is a feast for the traveler’s senses. It not only opens your eyes wide, but your mind, too. It’s a city of variety; with local sweet shops, the hustle...

Pashmina, Nepal's Pride

Pashmina, Nepal's Pride

The story of pashmina is extraordinary, to say the least. It began in one of the World’s most desolate areas and has made its way into high fashion boutiques and...

Weaving Fibers into Dreams

Weaving Fibers into Dreams

When I was young, I remember hearing my parents tell stories about their childhood, times when They had to sit on woven straw mats (sukuls) at school, as...

Warm Inside, Warm Outside

Warm Inside, Warm Outside

The full moon day of late August, every year,is an auspicious one. This is the day of JanaiPurnima, when Brahmins change their sacred thread (janai). This is also the day...

Nepali Art Goes Global

Nepali Art Goes Global

Over the last few years I’ve attended a lot of art exhibits, openings, and the like, for both work and Pleasure. It’s been a privilege, and both enlightening and humbling...