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NEPAL

Experiences, news, trending topics related to Nepal.

monsoon

Monsoon Melancholy—A misery in Kathmandu

Monsoon is one of my favorite seasons. Petrichor - the fresh smell of earth after a downpour is such a pleasant one, it rejuvenates me and recharges my energy. As the dust of Kathmandu settles down with rain, f...
himalayan

Himalayan Honey

Mountains mean different things to different people. For me, Maha Bhir (Honey Cliff) of Darkha, named after its sheer cliffs, created terror and respect in me as a young boy. Its cliffs, home to Himalayan ho...
kabul

What I Think of The Kabul Attack

All we have to offer, all that we feel, is sympathy. Because it didn't happen to us. The one who reads this can either be in pain or can only imagine it. And while some of us are occupied complaining about who ...
himalaya

Glory of the Himalaya

The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is...
rickshaw

The Rickshaw Ride: Fun, Fear & Reality

I have always been very excited and glad whenever I get a chance to travel outside valley (which I don’t get mostly). This year, going to Eastern Nepal was a very magnificent experience. I had opportunity to tr...
identity crisis

Identity Crisis: Am I Nepali?

Growing up abroad we heard words like BBCD – British Born Confused Desis (substituted ABCD for Americans), Coconut (brown on the outside white inside) and plenty of other stereotypes that were used to put ‘peop...
india

“Back off India:” Is it working?

I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions on Nepal, Nepali citizens have b...
madhes

Dear Madhes!

Dear Madhes, It is 100th day of shutdown!!! One hundred day in 365 days amounts to some 27.39 %. And for this much time- you have been silently shouting by staying stagnant. Thanks to the Earthquake that had...
madhesi youth

Message to Madhesi Youth

Dear Madhesi Youth friends, I was born and raised in Terai. I understand the language and I know the culture/customs to a large extent. I used to cut banana trees during Chhath Puja, and excitedly eat the Pras...