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Archive for March, 2010

 

Adventures of a battery bug

It’s been three years since I started driving my electric car in Kathmandu. In the beginning, it dented my ego  as school kids laughed at the tiny car (“Herta, herta, katro sano taxi!”), motorcyclists gave contemptuous glances as they overtook me at great speed, even bicyclists would swerve to cut me off in traffic. However, […]


Home sweet home

For those who have recently struck rich by cashing on soaring land prices, there seems to be a nationwide obsession with Corinthian columns carved out of cement, or tympanums moulded from concrete. Ferrocement frames have replaced traditional wooden homes built on stilts, houses made of stone and slate, or mud and brick. We are so […]


Home thoughts

Visit any part of the world, and you will be certain to meet a Nepali these days. They all have stories of hopes and struggles, of being driven out of their homeland because of the lack of jobs and prospects. Excerpts of conversations with some compatriots I ran into on a trip this week. Prakash […]



 

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