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A lesson to neighbours: The fall and rise of vulture population in Nepal

In his youth, ornithologist Hem Sagar Baral couldn’t care less about vultures he would see around his village “because there were too many of them; they were like sparrows and crows.” But that changed soon as Baral observed something was amiss with the bird of prey. He realised that they were gradually disappearing. Later in […]

Heritage Walk I: Exploring stories behind lost and forbidden gods of Kathmandu

In a sunny morning last month, four young boys and girls walked around various temples of Kathmandu rather leisurely. Along with them was a man in his 50s, describing them which corner has which temple and which temple houses which god. This man was Alok Siddhi Tuladhar, who says he has been conducting the ‘heritage […]