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The many faces of travel

Kathmandu, March 23 -- Opting for a tuk tuk to circumnavigate Sri Lanka, scooters through Myanmar, or trains and buses to cross the continent of Europe, I have long erred on the side of adventure when... Read More


A monastic experience

Kathmandu, March 22 -- Striking a small gong, a young man in maroon robes surveys the picturesque Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery grounds and Kavrepalanchok's distant paddyfields and outlying villages... Read More


Looking to escape the chaos of Kathmandu? Spend a night at Namobuddha monastery.

Kathmandu, March 22 -- Striking a small gong, a young man in maroon robes surveys the picturesque Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery grounds and Kavrepalanchok's distant paddyfields and outlying villages... Read More


For tonight only, an evening in France

Kathmandu, March 21 -- If France were to feed Kathmandu for a night, what would it serve? The French are rightly proud of their cuisine, which boasts more iconic dishes than one can count. And Kathman... Read More


New Zealand terrorist attack betrays the country's identity

Kathmandu, March 16 -- New Zealand has long been a place of refuge, away from the conflicts of the world. The country has been a safe haven, where people lived peacefully, unmolested. There's even a s... Read More


Butchering buffaloes is inhumane and unhygienic. But the government can't do anything about it.

Kathmandu, March 16 -- Skin and bones are scattered feet away from buffaloes awaiting slaughter. Mud, blood and entrails form a slurry on the killing floor. Having arrived from the southern plains, p... Read More


From Kochi to Kathmandu: a taste of Keralan cuisine comes to the Valley

Kathmandu, March 15 -- Brought to Kathmandu from Kochi, the only familiarity with the kudampuli seems to be its texture. Although that too is up for debate-maybe it's the texture of a dried apricot, p... Read More


Drinking in the Nepali language

Kathmandu, March 9 -- As a 'kuire' living in Nepal, the Nepali language has always been something I know I should learn. Having spent six months of 2018 in Kathmandu, the fact I could only master and ... Read More


Ethiopian pop-up restaurant comes to Nepal

Kathmandu, March 8 -- For the average Nepali, doro wat, gomen and berbere might sound alien, but one taste of these Ethiopian delicacies and Nepalis might just recognise the flavours. Among a host of ... Read More


A short eating tour of Patan-from Patan Dhoka to Chyasal

Kathmandu, Feb. 19 -- If coming from Kathmandu, take a right at Patan Dhoka and follow the road until you arrive at another smaller gate, where you take a left and follow the winding claustrophobic al... Read More