Meet the soldiers who ‘call the shots’ in Nepal’s city of festivals

The myriad of jatras (loosely translated as ‘festivals’) in Kathmandu Valley have different traditions and folklore associated with them. While some are a few hours long, others stretch for weeks. The gods may be different, the part of town maybe different, but in many cases one thing remains the same. During any jatra, especially the […]

Even with so many eateries to choose from, Kathmandu’s local fare (and momos!) still hold up

The food scene in Kathmandu has witnessed an explosion of sorts over the past few years. Not that there haven’t always been good places to eat before that: I remember even back in the 90s, tourists arriving here from India were amazed and impressed by restaurants in Kathmandu that scored higher on both variety and […]