In Nepal, wherever we go, we are surrounded by hills. Being such a common sighting, we rarely tend to give it much attention or thought. But if we were to look closely, we would see that we have missed quite a bit there.
Many people in Nepal are still superstitious and have strong faith in supernatural powers. These centuries old conservative beliefs are still deep-rooted in the social structures of our society. They can be traced to various cultural activities among different communities and sadly, some even lead to both physical and mental abuse. Most of the time, victims of such violence are women especially the ones who are weak, poor and single.
Sarala Khadgi, 53, has been making Nepali handicrafts since the 1990s. A member of the Association for Craft Producers (ACP), she has been working in the production division for years now. ACP is a local, not for profit, fair trade organization providing design, marketing, management, and technical services to low-income Nepalis craft producers. ACP is a resource to advance and globally distribute their work, for which they receive fair wages and generous benefits.
KATHMANDU, July 26: The chariot of the God of harvest and rainfall in Newari culture, Rato Machhindranath, that was at Lagankhel has been brought to Jawalakhel on Tuesday on the occasion of ‘Machhindranath Jatra’, the longest festival in Kathmandu Valley.