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The Sultan’s siege of Kathmandu

  He came to Kathmandu with around 20,000 men… His objective: to plunder, pillage and demolish everything. The celebrated historian Baburam Acharya thus described the Sultan’s attack on Nepal Valley. When he left, the city was ransacked, people displaced from their homes and monuments which took hundreds of years to build razed. Only Shiva, the lord […]

Saving the sounds: How is a family business preserving ancient Nepali music?

Though people say that music is a universal language, musical instruments being used in various parts of the world have stark differences. From the primordial producer of music–a leaf blade–and the flute made of mammoth ivory or birds’ bones in the German provenance to the electronic music systems of the recent times; we have witnessed […]