The Spiny Babbler, Nepal’s only endemic bird, fascinates ornithologists and bird lovers alike

Although more than 800 bird species are found in Nepal, the Spiny Babbler (Turdoides nipalensis) is the only bird that is endemic to the country. The greyish-brown bird, called Kaande Bhyakur in Nepali, lives in dense scrub and can be spotted more easily at elevations ranging from 500 meters to 2135 meters. Although the Spiny Babbler has been fascinating […]

Nepal Vocational Academy is filling the generation gap in heritage conservation

Just before the 2015 Earthquake, conservationist Rabindra Puri started what he calls one of the most important projects of his career. While most of his projects were driven by his urge to fight the ‘concretisation’ of Kathmandu, the Nepal Vocational Academy was born out of necessity. Puri, known for his Namuna Ghar (‘Model House’), an old […]