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Nepalis open doors to a better life

Kathmandu, Dec. 6 -- Until recently it was not unusual for women in villages of Kavre to hide when they saw outsiders approaching. Today, they welcome tourists to their homes and are even learning Eng... Read More


The new age of Grammy nominee Manose

Kathmandu, Nov. 29 -- When Manose Newa brings his bansuri flute to his lips, his entire demeanour changes. His shoulders relax and his elbows extend as his fingers move skilfully along the wooden inst... Read More


From heads to toes

Kathmandu, Oct. 25 -- King Mahendra made it mandatory for government officials to don the dhaka topi to work 60 years ago, giving the traditional weave state sanction. The fabric had been part of Nepa... Read More


Satisfying trekker appetite for adventure

Kathmandu, Oct. 5 -- An assortment of French cheeses, appetisers and wine sit atop a stately table adorned with a purple tablecloth against the backdrop of snow-capped Himalaya and clear blue skies. ... Read More


Jazz returns to the 'Mandu

Kathmandu, Oct. 4 -- If it is October, it must be Dasain in Kathmandu. And it must be time for Jazzmandu. This year, the 17th edition of the Kathmandu Jazz Festival returns with artists from all over ... Read More


Tourism, aviation and carbon

Kathmandu, Sept. 13 -- Last month, young climate change activist Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for 15 days on a zero-carbon yacht. After the UN Climate Action Summit, she will sail o... Read More