Four years after the Nepal earthquake, Barpark trades unique architecture with concrete

If you observe Barpark, the epicentre of the 2015 earthquake from afar, you’d think that the people living there have gotten over the devastation. However, if you talk to the people, you’ll learn that most of them are still terrified. For people like Jit Bahadur Ghale, it’s not easy to forget the quake which killed […]

Breaking cultural stereotypes, Nepal’s first dhime girl wants to preserve traditional instruments

When a 12-year-old Indira Lachhimasyu first picked up a Dhime baja¬†(a traditional Newar drum) at her home in Bhaktapur, different people had different things to say. But two-and-a-half decades on, she has proved her doubters wrong, mastered the instrument and become one of Nepal’s first ‘dhime girl’. Lachhimasyu grew up around a lot of traditional […]