• Pedaling dreams

    Pedaling dreams

    Soha Ebrahimzandi and Somaye Farhan, the Iranian cyclist-photographer duo, are pedaling their way around the world, sharing their secret to fulfilling dreams. Nepal is one of their stops. Follow your heart and chase your dreams with the faith that the stars will align and the universe will provide. This piece of advice, provided by Soha Ebrahimzandi and

  • A new home for ancient teachings

    A new home for ancient teachings

    An ancient center of learning flourishes in a new location. The mass exodus from Tibet, following the 14th Dalai Lama’s escape, was like a tide that washed great spiritual masters into the outer world. One such person was the lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He fled from Tibet to Bhutan, where he became spiritual advisor to the royal

  • 24 Hours

    24 Hours

    To spend a day well is what most of us seek when we go on trips. For some, that one day means walking for hours on end, being out of breath at times, to arrive at a place surrounded by towering peaks. For others, it is a day walking between giant Sal trees, binoculars slung around their necks, bodies tingling

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  • Pedaling dreams

    Pedaling dreams

    Dorothy Lysandra Lu

    Soha Ebrahimzandi and Somaye Farhan, the Iranian cyclist-photographer duo, are pedaling their way around the world, sharing their secret to fulfilling dreams. Nepal is one of their stops. Follow your heart and chase your dreams with the faith that the stars will align and the universe will

    Apr.17.2014
  • A new home for ancient teachings

    A new home for ancient teachings

    Kapil Bisht

    An ancient center of learning flourishes in a new location. The mass exodus from Tibet, following the 14th Dalai Lama’s escape, was like a tide that washed great spiritual masters into the outer world. One such person was the lama Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. He fled from Tibet

    Apr.15.2014
  • Discarded gems

    Discarded gems

    DOROTHY LYSANDRA LU

    Bottles To Beads, a pilot project, hopes to empower Nepalese women by transforming junk into jewelry It’s a woman’s world at the Bottles To Beads workshop, located in founder Marie Ange Sylvain-Holmgren’s backyard, unless one counts the dogs milling around curiously. “I’ve never met a woman

    Apr.13.2014
  • A place called joy

    A place called joy

    Amit Shrestha

    Joy Source Mountain Resort at Lamagaun in Pharphing is a delightful getaway comprising of two charming cottages. But perhaps more important than what is inside is what’s around it – farms, hiking trails and the opportunity to volunteer for a day of teaching. Not too long ago,

    Apr.11.2014
  • Devouring art

    Devouring art

    TAN PEI LIN

    Displaying a growing appreciation for local artwork, several of Kathmandu’s popular eateries are doubling as art spaces. These restaurants do not just satisfy hunger, they are also places where art can be consumed. Imago Dei Tucked away in the inner alleys of Naxal, this well-furnished café stands

    Apr.10.2014
  • In memory of the man behind the Ambassador

    In memory of the man behind the Ambassador

    Yogendra Sakya

    45 days after my father departed, I was standing on the rubble of the dismantled Hotel Ambassador in Lazimpat, wearing my Barkhi (mourning) attire, when I noticed an elderly gentleman, maybe in his early 70s, looking at me. “Aren’t you Yogendra Sakya?” he asked. “I live a few blocks away

    Apr.08.2014
  • Of boyhood tales

    Of boyhood tales

    Muna Gurung

    It seems as though the characters in Prawin Adhikari’s debut collection The Vanishing Act have conspired to stay with us. Without much sound, they burrow deep into the folds of our memories and appear in our daily lives-- nudging us as we doze off on a bus, warming up a

    Apr.07.2014
  • Sindhuli Gaadi

    Sindhuli Gaadi

    Anil Chitrakar

    By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered in great detail, still has about 30 km left to be completed. Priced at thirty billion Nepali rupees, it is the largest Japanese aided project anywhere in the world. Although

    Apr.06.2014
    • Handwriting

      The lost art of handwriting is one of the few ways we can uniquely express ourselves... Handwriting allows us to

    • What caffeine can do for you

      Drink coffee? Tea? Fizzy colas? Regardless, you are surely among the 90% of the world’s inhabitants who consume caffeine in

    • Tuned-In/Tuned-Out Travelers

      People are missing out the natural sound while travelling thanks to the earpieces.  When an Internet blogger recently identified

    • Sindhuli Gaadi

      By March 2015, traffic along the Banepa-Sindhuli-Bardibas Highway is going to go up exponentially. The highway, which is being engineered

    • Bhasmasura

      The story of Bhasmasura teaches us that greed and lust can lead to self-destruction. Bhasmasura turned himself into ashes, in

    • Swastika

      Because the Swastikai  is used as elcetion stamps, it was seen on pamphlets and banners of various parties. One