Dasain 2022

After two years of relatively muted Dasain festivities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nepalis were all revved up to make up for it this...

Reasons for disdain at Dasain

I am not good enough for Dasain in a society that uses the festival to reject anything out of the established norm

Pratibha Tuladhar

Horsing around

The Ass takes umbrage at Nepal celebrating Horse Day with an official holiday in Kathmandu Valley on 25 March, whereas there is...

Ass s

Home is where the heart is

What drives Nepal's singular obsession with owning a house?

Avani Adhikari

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

New Year New Places

The Old Inn, BandipurMost people driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara do not realise that 30 minutes off the highway and up a...

Santi, the female Santa

It is that time of the year again. Malls in Kathmandu have decorated themselves with tinsel, baubles, artificial trees, LED lights and...

Sons of bitches

It’s that time of year again when dogs are gods in Catmandu, and as we involuntarily get the urge to raise our...

The Ass

Non-government of Nepal

The first 100 days of Sher Bahadur Deuba as fifth-time prime minister is not a huge disappointment to Nepalis -- most did...

Sonia Awale

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...