Three years after Nepal quake, JiddĂ© Budi is back in her ‘house of stories’

  I first met her while trekking to Gosainkunda. My friends and I had walked up to her village with an old man who was headed home, a village a bit farther down on the trail to the sacred lake. When he stopped at this ramshackle place for a bowl of chhyang, we decided to […]

Why littering the Rara Lake is not so cool

Imagine the stunning beauty of a serene lake situated on the lap of a conifer jungle, interrupted by the green lush of grassland meadows and primitive rhododendron forest. The realm of the pristine wilderness where nature unfolds her beauty to the fullest flowers bloom, fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees or even at the song of warblers. […]