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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 […]

Mahalaya in Nepal: Why Hindus remember their forefathers before the festive season

As I walk along the banks of the Bagmati, I observe a lot of things. On one side of the banks, I see a family grieving and performing the last rites of its departed member, while on the other side, I see people paying homage and honouring their forefathers. As I sit there watching, a […]