• An afternoon on a Hermit's verandah

    An afternoon on a Hermit's verandah

    A trek to one of Nepal’s last true wildernesses reveals it will remain so for a while. Vultures came swooping down from the hill to the east, and I was reminded once again of my destination. I was in the army barracks in Jhigrana village, the last settlement before Khaptad National Park. My destination was the army

  • From physical to digital

    From physical to digital

    The introduction of the gramophone by aristocrats in the early 20th century can be seen as the genesis of Nepal’s music industry. With vinyl records being replaced by audiocassettes, compact discs, and digital data, the music business in the local market has taken giant leaps over the years. Upendra Lal Singh is a pianist and a

  • Bagmati blues

    Bagmati blues

    The story of Kathmandu is incomplete without the presence of the Bagmati All the great rivers of the world are awash with anecdotes; the Bagmati is no different. The river that runs across the Kathmandu Valley wasn’t always this filthy. A long time ago, she breathed clean water and flirted free spiritedly in a wide space. Her

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  • An afternoon on a Hermit's verandah

    An afternoon on a Hermit's verandah

    Kapil Bisht

    A trek to one of Nepal’s last true wildernesses reveals it will remain so for a while. Vultures came swooping down from the hill to the east, and I was reminded once again of my destination. I was in the army barracks in Jhigrana village, the last

    Jul.22.2014
  • From physical to digital

    From physical to digital

    Girish Subedi

    The introduction of the gramophone by aristocrats in the early 20th century can be seen as the genesis of Nepal’s music industry. With vinyl records being replaced by audiocassettes, compact discs, and digital data, the music business in the local market has taken giant leaps over the years.

    Jul.20.2014
  • Bagmati blues

    Bagmati blues

    Srizu Bajracharya

    The story of Kathmandu is incomplete without the presence of the Bagmati All the great rivers of the world are awash with anecdotes; the Bagmati is no different. The river that runs across the Kathmandu Valley wasn’t always this filthy. A long time ago, she breathed clean

    Jul.18.2014
  • In a different light

    In a different light

    Yukta Bajracharya & Shuvechhya Pradhan

    Patan, for a long time, has been a place of refuge for the writers of these pieces. But both the writers discover a different shade of the city, a discovery that adds to the love and fascination that they already have for this place. Midnight in Patan Patan

    Jul.16.2014
  • More than plain white grains

    More than plain white grains

    Rubina Chitrakar

    Daal-bhaat-tarkari may be the staple food of Nepal but there’s much more to rice (bhaat) than just that.  Sel roti Sel roti is a crispy, ring-shaped bread/doughnut, made from rice flour and sugar. Prepared by frying dough in ghee, sel roti is an indispensible part of Hindu festivals, Tihar

    Jul.10.2014
  • The Prediction

    The Prediction

    ABHISHEK MISHRA

    The latest offering from Sushma Joshi is a collection of short stories that, if nothing else, will bring your reading habit back. My relationship with books has been severly disconnected of late. I haven’t been able to read for pleasure like I used to. There was a time when

    Jul.09.2014
  • A crafted summer scene

    A crafted summer scene

    Nischal Oli

    A glance at the new collections launched in two of Kathmandu’s favorite craft stores. Dhukuti Dhukuti’s new collection covers your home’s entire needs with selections for kids’ rooms, the kitchen, kitchenware, furniture, and much more. The collection, rolled out two months ago for the summer, adds an assortment of

    Jul.07.2014
  • An empty sheet of paper

    An empty sheet of paper

    Kapil Bisht, Guest Essayist

    Pencils, refill ball-point pens, sheets of paper, note pads, a desktop, or some other location on your computer filled with Microsoft WORD documents. These are the paraphernalia of a writer, something all of us have. But their condition and how much we use them tells a very different

    Jul.06.2014
    • 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