• A Close Community

    A Close Community

    For Israeli and Jewish travelers in Nepal, Kathmandu’s Chabad House is a home away from home. As Nepal prepares to celebrate the annual Dashain festival, a small, but noticeable, group of people will be celebrating another important religious holiday: the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Like Dashain, these holidays which make up the Jewish

  • The Eight Cornered Gift

    The Eight Cornered Gift

    The three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley captivate with the richness of their architectural heritage. But those who know what they were like before the 1934 earthquake also feel the pangs of loss when they look at them. In the late 1980s, two architects decided to rebuild one of Bhaktapur Durbar Square’s most iconic buildings, the Chyasilin Mandap, in

  • The Lost God of Kathmandu

    The Lost God of Kathmandu

    Hanuman has been a benevolent figure in all our lives and as ethereal as the open sky. However, there lies a deeper layer that we uncover with this issue; one that will take you around our city, and present the darker side of the son of Vayu. The story of Hanuman has been told and retold many times; most of

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  • A Close Community

    A Close Community

    Marisa Sarnoff

    For Israeli and Jewish travelers in Nepal, Kathmandu’s Chabad House is a home away from home. As Nepal prepares to celebrate the annual Dashain festival, a small, but noticeable, group of people will be celebrating another important religious holiday: the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom

    Oct.16.2014
  • The Eight Cornered Gift

    The Eight Cornered Gift

    Kapil Bisht

    The three Durbar Squares of the Kathmandu Valley captivate with the richness of their architectural heritage. But those who know what they were like before the 1934 earthquake also feel the pangs of loss when they look at them. In the late 1980s, two architects decided to rebuild one of

    Oct.15.2014
  • The Lost God of Kathmandu

    The Lost God of Kathmandu

    Abhishek Mishra

    Hanuman has been a benevolent figure in all our lives and as ethereal as the open sky. However, there lies a deeper layer that we uncover with this issue; one that will take you around our city, and present the darker side of the son of Vayu. The story of

    Oct.13.2014
  • Lost Amid the Bustle

    Lost Amid the Bustle

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Unearthing “Lodging Path” and its fading stories Just like ink on paper, everything eventually fades with time. Stories lose their meaning and legends are long forgotten. Yet these stories are what link us to our past, and can be a looking glass into the future. Today I

    Oct.10.2014
  • Pledge of the Khay:

    Pledge of the Khay:

    Srizu Bajracharya

    Unearthing the forgotten lore behind an ubiquitous ritual. I remember squeezing into the little space in a small room where our family Aagan Dya was being worshipped during Dashain. We were waiting to take Aarhe.  At the time, the room we were all in, was alight only from a

    Oct.09.2014
  • A lakeside story

    A lakeside story

    ECS NEPAL Team

    here’s something for everybody in Pokhara. Whether you are a backpacker who wants to make the most out of the city on a minimal budget, whether you are vacationing with your family or are there on your own - Pokhara will fit into your mind-frame. Here are our recommendations on

    Sep.26.2014
  • The museum side of Pokhara

    The museum side of Pokhara

    Shuvechchhya Pradhan

    Walking towards the main museum of the International Mountain Museum (IMM), you might get to see unripe coffee berries (if it’s the season of unripe coffee berries) hanging from the coffee bush to the right. On the left, a huge ground with a few small houses and a mock Mt

    Sep.22.2014
  • Baywatching in Pokhara

    Baywatching in Pokhara

    Shuvechchhya Pradhan

    In Pokhara, a tower stands still, looking over the Fewa Lake, making sure any accident on the lake doesn’t go unnoticed. If you take right at Lakeside – the road that leads you to the shores of Fewa Lake where boats take you to Barahi Temple and

    Sep.21.2014
    • An Open Road and Savage Desire

      “ ‘Write about what you know,’ the creative-writing teachers advise, hoping to avoid twenty-five stories about robots in love on

    • Writers' block

      ome days I fear writing dreadfully, but I do it anyway. I’ve discovered that sometimes writing badly can eventually lead

    • An empty sheet of paper

      Pencils, refill ball-point pens, sheets of paper, note pads, a desktop, or some other location on your computer

    • 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