Culture cannot be an afterthought

Heritage and culture have been shunted from one ministry to another for 40 years, no one quite seems to know where to put them

Everest's natural heritage on canvas

A painting of Mt Everest could have only been unveiled on Everest Day 29 May at the iconic Hotel Everest View in Syangboche.The triptych...

Ashish Dhakal

The tug of tradition

Prem Lal Shilpakar of in Bhaktapur was eleven when he first worked on the chariot for the ancient Biska Jatra. The chariot, which...

The light of feet

How does it shape women who belong to communities where they are not expected to dance?

Pratibha Tuladhar

Boasting while pretending not to

We are not fooling anyone with humble bragging, fake modesty doesn’t win any friends

Anjana Rajbhandary

Creation to destruction, then revival

The ancient town of Panauti is preparing for its once-in-12-years Makar Mela this month, a festival that dates back 1,000 years. Despite...

Kunda Dixit

Kathmandu’s passage of time in photos

Nepal is known the world over for its majestic mountains and historic monuments, but for American development worker Scott Faiia there are...

Ashish Dhakal

Feel angry? Read this.

Archaic patriarchal beliefs will persist for years but you can't let negative emotions consume you

Anjana Rajbhandary

Kathmandu Valley’s Nil Barahi Dyo Pyakhan

More than 500 years after they were first performed, Kathmandu Valley’s tantric dance festivals are seeing something of a revival.The Lichhavi and...

Long live tradition

Traditionally, the average lifespan of a Nepali used to be 40-45. Child mortality rate was high, and very few people lived to...

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