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  • Buried in the Sky

    Amar B. Shrestha

    Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan, published by W. W. Norton & Company The blurb on the cover, ‘The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day’ says it all. Well, not quite, actually. ‘Buried in the Sky’ is more

    Nov.08.2017
  • Buried in the Sky

    Amar B. Shrestha

      Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan, published by W. W. Norton & Company The blurb on the cover, ‘The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day’ says it all. Well, not

    Nov.03.2017
  • Lone Seeker Many Masters

    Shivangi Bansal

    Lone Seeker Many Masters Author: Swami Anand Arun Truly a one-of-its-kind, Lone Seeker Many Masters is a book that takes one through a journey of a lifetime from the eyes of Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun. It outlines his experiences, lessons, inspirations, and most importantly, his path

    Nov.08.2017
  • Books to read through the monsoon

    Prawin Adhikari

    In the afternoons, or late at night, when the heat oppresses and the mind wants to wander, or, perchance, if there is the din of rain on roofs, and the world has come to a standstill, nothing beats a few immersive hours spent with a good book. Have the

    Jul.13.2016
  • The Pyramid Spiral, Dance of the Five Elements

    Reviewed by J. S. Bhutia, BA Buddhist Studies

    In this mind blowing book, a step-by-step process of how the manifest world comes into being is suggested through the description of a piece of artwork made by the author herself, Susan Griffith-Jones. At the time of making it, she was living next to the beautiful stupa of Bouddhanath

    Jun.22.2016
  • The Prisoner of Kathmandu: By Charles Allen

    Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt

    I imagine him striding north along Jalapahar Ridge towards Darjeeling’s Observatory Hill. He is fifty-seven, which is old by British Indian standards. He would look then pretty much as he does in a photograph taken soon after his final return to England, now part of a collection of his papers

    May.10.2016
  • Himalayan Quartet

    Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt

    Among the sub-plots running throughout the series are several hunting scenes. They reflect the skills of a knowledgeable writer. Kathmandu’s Deepak S. Rana has written a set of interlinked historical novels on South Asia, but what started as a trilogy but has morphed into... a tetrology? aquadrivium? Nay, let’s

    Jan.11.2016
  • The Fishing Fleet Husband-Hunting in the Raj

    Anne de Courcy Reviewed by Don Messerschmidt

    The Fishing Fleet that sailed from Britain to colonial India in the 19th and early 20th century was not after fish. Rather, it consisted entirely of eligible British girls seeking husbands from among the many British men in service to the Raj as colonial civil servants or soldiers. 

    Nov.25.2015
  • Buried in the Sky

    Peter Zuckerman and Amanda PadoReviewed by Don Messerschmidt

    The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day. Mount Everest is highest at 8848 meters, but second highest K2 (237 meters lower), is a far more treacherous and difficult mountain to climb. “K2 lacks the mass of Everest,” the authors of ‘Buried in the Sky’ tell

    Apr.08.2015
  • 'Pieces of a Continuum'

    Reviewed by Prasiit Sthapit

    Leafing open Kevin Bubriski’s newly released Nepal 1975-2011, I’d decided to skip the essay and prologue and go straight for the first photograph. Good morning. A winter scene taken early in the day that featured a man carrying his kharpan on the right and a woman drawing water at a

    Mar.15.2015
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