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Meanwhile in Nepal’s highest settlement, time stands still

The people are still involved in subsistence farming, they have almost no connection with the outside world and services such as electricity and health care are nowhere to be seen. In Dho and Tarap (collectively known as ‘Dho-Tarap), considered the highest inhabited area in Nepal, a few hundred people, most of whom are Tibetan-speaking, lead a […]

Monsoon madness: Hard-earned grandmaster’s championship

I began wondering as I sweated my guts out pedalling my mountain bike up the steep hill. The tires spun slimy mud all over me, my lungs felt like they would burst and my knees buckle from the strain. “What on earth am I doing on this godforsaken track?” Curiously enough, I kept it up […]