Why Karnali is not just Rara, it’s Nepal’s intangible heritage

In September this year, I had the opportunity to visit the Karnali region. It was a dream come true, for I would also visit Rara Although at every turn I saw nature at it best–whether it was the serene lake of Rara or the terraced fields of Mugu, or the lush, fertile valley of Sinja–the […]

Nepal quake only sped up the clock, historic quarters in Kathmandu were dying already

In core areas of Kathmandu, an amalgamation of old and new buildings, narrow alleyways, temples and squares, along with the constant hustle and bustle of people create a cultural experience like no other. It is fascinating to see how these spaces, which play host to numerous jatras and festivals, transform between the day and the […]