Tihar delights

October 25, 2019 11:35 am

If Dashain is all about the savories (read various mutton delicacies), Tihar is the time we revel in the sweet delights. People from different cultures and regions prepare various types of ‘mithais’ or desserts to offer to the gods worshipped during this festival. So, for anyone with a sweet tooth, Tihar is as close to a sweetness heaven as it gets. Here are five such delights that we recommend you to not miss out on.

You have been warned

May 17, 2019 10:19 am

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.

Musings of occasional drinker

November 17, 2018 00:15 am

Drinking is universally accepted as a normal practice across cultures and societies notwithstanding its perilous implications on health. The world may never have seen the drinking habit of one guy (read Bret Ka vanaugh, recently installed the United States Supreme Court Justice) until it triggered such an impassioned discourse.

Mountain cultures

December 12, 2016 00:15 am

The pace of change in the Hindu Kush Himalaya comes at the cost of delicate socio-ecological balance of these mountains

US chef says food connects cultures

September 15, 2016 23:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: For many it was way past their lunchtime on a late Wednesday afternoon. But at the Summit Hotel in Kupandole, several chefs and restaurateurs had gathered in the hotel’s patio to attend a master class from US chef Mark Tafoya on cooking the big American brunch.