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 […]

Life in Harisiddhi: Four years after the quake, locals still feel shock waves

Krishna Kumari Maharjan, a cheerful woman in her 40s, had never imagined that she would have to call a shed her home. “It’s been three years since we’ve started living here and it seems like forever. With the changes in seasons and the onset of monsoon, it makes me more nervous,” she mentions as she […]