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Snow, sunshine, smiles, rains and reflections in Sindhuplachowk’s Panch Pokhari

It was the first time I’d encountered snow. It was slippery, we walked carefully. But everyone was happy. I drew a smiley on the snow and wrote ‘Happy Birthday’. Sixteen hours later, I could hardly ask, “Are you awake?” through the thin nylon sheet of our tent that we set up inside a shelter (read […]

Finding Nature’s long-lost music and motion in Kathmandu’s monsoon

Of all the sounds of Nature that have been lost in Kathmandu, the one of flowing water is the one sorely missed. The city’s rivers are portraits of tragedy. Some of us might remember the days when the rivers of Kathmandu could be heard. Others have been to places where water flows freely or rages on […]