On September 23, 2006, 20 conservation heroes and four crew members lost their lives in a tragic helicopter accident in Kangchenjunga while etching a major conservation landmark – the handover of Kangchenjunga Conservation Area to the local communities by the government as Nepal’s first community-managed conservation area.
Yes, you can call me an optimist. My wife worries more about how she might fail rather than just doing her best no matter what. I’m the kind of person who buys the door prize tickets at a party and expects to win free air tickets to Dubai for two.
Whether you want to bring your entire collection to a trip with you, or you want to re-read your favorite trilogy in digital form on the morning commute to work, there’s a great reading app available for you.
Recently, while commuting in a fully packed public transport and a six-year-old wouldn’t stop crying. Apparently he didn’t want to sit on his mother’s lap. Despite his mother’s numerous attempts to pacify, distract as well as explain the predicament, the child just wouldn’t stop.
Now that the holidays are just around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. There are so many parties to attend, relatives and friends to meet, and yes, shopping to do that you just might find yourself unable to make time for the gym or your regular exercise class.
Sanskrit may have long been considered a dead language, but of late, there is undeniably more interest around the matter. Not only do we have international writers debating over the language, some private schools in the capital are reintroducing Sanskrit classes to their syllabuses.
The famed square of Basantapur stirs to life hours before dawn. Often it’s the priests from nearby Guthis. First, their footsteps, then later on, their chants and bells ring through the darkness and break the 4 am stupor. It’s a practice that has been carried on for centuries. Now, while the tradition of such Nitya Puja was originally born and established in intricately designed, prominent, multi-tiered temples, these days, the early morning rituals in Basantapur make for a rather poignant sight. The priests can be seen shuffling from one wreckage site to another depleted temple, doing their best to maneuver around the tekas in order to offer their prayers.
More than a year has passed but people still talk about the earthquakes of 2015. However, it’s not always fear that dominates theirs thoughts anymore but nostalgia of what was and worries about the future and what lies in store. The reconstruction process has all but come to a halt and the wreckages that remain are reminders of how unprepared we were and still are for natural calamities. The Week spoke to some people to find out their concerns at the moment.