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Issue 93 | August 2009

La Gioconda and all the rest

The Air France air hostess asked, “Café? Thé?” The tone of her voice was lilting and musical. “Thé, sil vous plait. Merci becoup !” I answered, glad to put into...

The Thief on the Trail

The Thief on the Trail

One of the good things about travelling alone, if travelling alone ever is good, is that you get to set your own pace. The other good thing is that you...

Nepali Street Games

Nepali Street Games

Sit in front of your friend and watch as she frantically waves her forefinger in front of your face saying “Machha machha maachha” (Fishy fishy fishy). Try to catch that...

Michael Kobold: From Making Watches and Hunting Nazis to Climbing Mount Everest

Besides being the founder and owner of the world-famous Kobold Watch Company, Michael Kobold is also a novelist, film-maker and an adventurer. Here he shares his experiences of climbing Mount...

The Wonders of Fruit

The Wonders of Fruit

Who says life is always an easy affair; hearts get wounded, droughts last for years, imbroglios abound, there may be deals to be brokered, controversies to be defused, then there’s...

Tistung, A Worthy Destination

Tistung, A Worthy Destination

“We are from Tistung,” says Mina Maharjan, chairper son of the Makwanpur Ethnological Studies Group. Her office is in Bajrabarahi of Tistung and presently they are focusing on a study...

River Rafting in Nepal

River Rafting in Nepal

The Himalayan Mountains and its high plateau are responsible for at least 40% of the world’s water. Therefore is it any wonder that some of the world’s...