There are many Nepalis who are doing and accomplishing great things around the world. As their list of achievements grows, so does our pride. But that’s not all. These people are inspirational and we could all learn a thing or two from them.
Ojaswi Baidya and Ibha Baidya both confess to always having been particularly fond of silver jewelry. The sisters would always opt for silver instead of brass or even gold. Something about the sublime metal appealed to them and Ojaswi was also sensitive to metal, quickly getting itches and allergies when she donned metal jewelry.
Given the growing fascination of the Korean culture among Nepalis it’s no surprise that Korean restaurants these days get a lot of visitors. If the aisles of supermarket stores packed with ramen and other instant Korean snacks are any indication, Korean food is the new ‘it’. Hangkook Sarang in Naxal, Kathmandu, is catering to this Korean food loving crowd and how
I stumbled across Oldboy at a film related Instagram page (@thpurecinema) and I really liked its plot. An average man, weakened by alcoholism and the hardships in life, is suddenly kidnapped and held at a hotel like prison cell from where he can’t get out. He is trapped in this very cell for 15 years and has no idea why or who did this to him. The administrator of the page had mentioned that this was one of the best foreign films he had watched so far and so I wanted to give it a try.
Manang, Mustang, Annapurna Base Camp and the likes are some popular travel destinations in Nepal. With the numbers of travelers, domestic and international, surging in the recent years, the travel industry has never been busier. And with better roads being built and facilities for accommodation opening up, it seems like there is no place that’s inaccessible anymore.
The world is large, its cultures countless, and its people peculiar. And it is only when you travel that you realize just how peculiar people can be. Take this for example, any other person from the west would hand their air tickets to the flight attendant without much care. It wouldn’t matter to them which hand they used or whether they used one hand or both.
Not the temples, nor the monasteries, palaces or even the historical architecture – it’s the all-permeating dust that has come to define us. When we leave Kathmandu, we heave a sigh of relief just grateful to be away from all the dust. Conversely, when we re-enter the capital, the overwhelming feeling is “here we go again with all the dust and pollution”. This dust is something everyone in the valley quite literally feels – as fine grit in our teeth, face and hair and covering just about any surface anywhere.
If you are a gardening enthusiast but doubt you know the proper ways or you are someone who has always loved greenery but could never really figure out how to go about planting your own garden, the bi-monthly event “Day at the Farm” may be just what you need. From learning how to tend to your plants and understanding what plants might work for you to a chance to buy some locally grown organic vegetables, this is a day that will teach you all things you ever wanted to know about gardening.
In the war of Kurukshetra battle troops were tabulated on the unit of “Akshauhini”. One “akshauhini” comprised of 500,000 warriors, 21,870 chariots and elephants each, 65,610 horses and 109,350 infantry. The ideal ratio, thus, in one “akshauhini” is one chariot: one elephant: three cavalry: five infantry soldiers. Emulating this very structure, an ancient strategic game by name of Chaturanga developed in the Indian subcontinent. It employed the use of small figurines to represent the elephants, chariots, cavalry, and infantry and was played on checkered boards of eight by eight grid.
BARPAK, May 10: Barpak, a village situated in the Northern part of Gorkha, was the epicenter of 2015’s earthquakes. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed and injured many people and left all the families residing in the quaint village homeless. Locals claim that almost 1500 houses were destroyed.