Once upon a time in Nepal: Five must-read books on the post-isolation kingdom

“Perhaps nowhere in Asia is the contrast between a dignified, decaying past and a brash, effervescent present as violent as in Nepal; and one knows that here too eventually, the present will have its shoddy triumph.” That was the travel writer Dervla Murphy prophesising the dignified past’s imminent passing in her book The Waiting Land. […]

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty when eating chocolates

There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a chocolate bar, taking a bite, rolling it in your mouth and letting its silky-smooth rich taste melt in your tongue—it’s a sensory delight par excellence—a total bliss! It’s no secret that everyone loves chocolates—no matter, old or young. And it goes without saying that kids hanker […]