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How one artist is using Mithila painting to challenge social norms

Kathmandu, April 13 -- When Ranju Yadav was a ninth grade student in Rajbiraj, an incident from a nearby village made a lasting impression on her. A woman was murdered by her in-laws because her paren... Read More


Long eclipsed by Pokhara and Lumbini, the town of Tansen offers much history and abundant natural beauty

Kathmandu, April 12 -- For decades, Tansen has been eclipsed by its two more popular neighbours: Pokhara to the northeast and Lumbini to the southwest. But in the last few years, things have begun to ... Read More


Six things to do in Tansen

Kathmandu, April 12 -- For decades, Tansen has been eclipsed by its two more popular neighbours: Pokhara to the northeast and Lumbini to the southwest. But in the last few years, things have begun to ... Read More


This is what it takes to get a foreigner to Everest

Kathmandu, April 6 -- In the spring of 2010, Pemba Gelje Sherpa crossed the dreaded Khumbu Icefall 14 times. The Icefall is the most treacherous part of the Khumbu glacier, fast-moving and ridden with... Read More


Just a two-hour drive from Kathmandu, Bhotechaur offers better views than those from Nagarkot or Dhulikhel

Kathmandu, March 29 -- By the time I reached Sankhu, my shoes looked like they were made of mud. My motorbike's engine and its tires too were coated with several inches of mud, and in a remote corner ... Read More


Mala Thapa Magar: Of all the allo that grows in Nepal, only 10 percent is harvested

Kathmandu, March 25 -- In 2008, when Mala Thapa Magar, a sociology student, started volunteering at an orphanage, her aim was to become a social worker. What she didn't know was that fate had somethin... Read More


Tarebhir is a perfect place for a quick weekend getaway--and for some great food

Kathmandu, March 15 -- For the first 30 minutes of the hike from Jagdol, Kapan to Tarebhir Village, a Tamang village in the foothills of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, the trail was all uphill. The... Read More


Biraj Khadka: 'We want to revolutionise the horticulture industry'

Kathmandu, March 11 -- For decades, plants nurseries in Nepal have operated in a very traditional manner. The industry lacked innovation, and it wasn't considered a respectable business in itself. The... Read More


When freezing cold shuts down classes, these schools migrate south for the winter.

TANAHUN, March 9 -- It's a warm February afternoon and the last of the day's classes are over. A group of children play football at the Lekshed Tsal School in Tanahun, a few chasing 14-year-old Pema W... Read More


Shattering barriers with stand-up comedy

Kathmandu, Feb. 19 -- One well-worn topic of Rajina Shrestha's stand-up comedy is feminism. Her typical old grandmother, says Shrestha, starts her day at 6 in the morning and spends the whole day clea... Read More