Table of Contents

Issue 207 | February 2019

Fresh Tastes in a Classic Setting

Within Patan Durbar Square, there is a café enriched by the ethnicity and charm of the area where it makes its home. Serving a wide range of Nepali and Continental...

The Sweet Taste Of Newari Culture

The Sweet Taste Of Newari Culture

Chhyang is the rice alcoholic beverage brewed in homes of people from both the Nepali and Tibetan communities. In Nepal, brewing chhyang is more prevalent in the Newari culture, as...

On the Life of Bhupi Sherchan

On the Life of Bhupi Sherchan

Bhupi Sherchan died thirty years ago, in 1989, and Michael Hutt’s biography of the famous Nepalese poet was published almost a decade ago. It is time to revisit his life...

Maghee Sankranti

Maghee Sankranti

Most of us witnessed the recent festival of Maghee Sankranti, also referred to as Makar Sankranti, which is a cultural festival celebrated all over Nepal by numerous communities: the Brahmins,...

Silence No Longer: Ashmina Ranjit

Silence No Longer: Ashmina Ranjit

Ashmina Ranjit is one of Nepal’s most innovative artists. Working within the medium of performance art, she has staged multiple events related to democracy, conflict and peace, and the corporeality...

Sounds of Nepal

Sounds of Nepal

Intangible heritage is a phrase that’s been coming up more and more in Kathmandu these days, but what is it, exactly? Here’s one of the clearest—and I find rather beautiful—ways...

Web of Ganga

Web of Ganga

I am once again grateful to mighty Ganga for causing me to muse upon her cycle, thus offering me basic teachings of life. For when I see droplets of water...

A History Lesson on Sherpas, Monastery Life

After crossing the passes of the eastern region, I finally bumped into some local people in the Solu Khumbu region. They told me that the trail I was walking along...

Coinage  A Significant Reading

Coinage A Significant Reading

In the beginning of human civilization, people had to fulfill their necessities through their own labor. In the course of time, the practices of barter system came into being, but...

Urban Amalgamation

Urban Amalgamation

I walk uphill along a straight, narrow, and unpolluted road that is surrounded by houses on both sides. With sounds of only the air blowing, I see creepers growing on...

5 things to do in Kirtipur

5 things to do in Kirtipur

1. Jholungepul The nearest jholungepul(suspension bridge) from Kathmandu city is the Tinthana Bridge in Kirtipur, which is about 10 minutes’ walk from Nayabazar. As you step foot on the...

Kaji Dai, Nepal's Birdman

Kaji Dai, Nepal's Birdman

Nepal, home to over than 800 species of birds, is unquestionably a bird watcher’s paradise. Many of these can be spotted even in the larger cities, though with the rapid...