Crafts with a conscience

July 29, 2016 03:25 am

Sarala Khadgi, 53, has been making Nepali handicrafts since the 1990s. A member of the Association for Craft Producers (ACP), she has been working in the production division for years now. ACP is a local, not for profit, fair trade organization providing design, marketing, management, and technical services to low-income Nepalis craft producers. ACP is a resource to advance and globally distribute their work, for which they receive fair wages and generous benefits.

‘Get well soon Lokman’

July 27, 2016 16:20 pm

KATHMANDU, July 27: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has demonstrated with banners and pamphlets shouting slogan ‘Get well soon Lokman’ in front of Bhatbhateni in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The chariot of the God of harvest and rainfall in Newari culture, Rato Machhindranath, that was at Lagankhel has been brought to Jawalakhel on Tuesday on the occasion of ‘Machhindranath Jatra’, the longest festival in Kathmandu Valley.

CHITWAN, July 26: Narayani River has witnessed this year’s biggest flood on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 23: People have gathered in support of Dr. KC's cause to protect health & education sector at Maitighar, Kathmadu on Saturday afternoon.

Weaver bird tales

July 22, 2016 11:42 am

The weaver bird (or Baya Topchara as it is commonly called in Nepal) is also known as the engineer charo (bird) because of its startling ability to build an artistic nest.

KATHMANDU,  July 18: Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since early morning today to observe the first Monday of the month Shrawan of the Nepali calendar.

Salt mine in Upper Mustang in limbo

July 17, 2016 17:05 pm

MUSTANG, July 17: Due to the sheer negligence of the government, salt mine located in Upper Mustang has remained close since many years. In the past years, the salt was processed using traditional skills and techniques and was supplied to different parts of the country.

Myagdi : Nature at its best

July 15, 2016 00:00 am

Cradled in the laps of the Himalayas, Myagdi district in Dhaulagiri zone is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. The glorious mountain ranges that run through its landscape, significant bio-diversity, and a rich history make Myagdi an appealing place to visit any time of the year. The district headquarters of Myagdi, Beni Bazaar, is a historical market that has a lot of prospect and potential to be a focus for tourism. Before the unification of Nepal, Beni was the trading hub of Tibet and India. Located at the meeting point of the river Myagdi and Kali Gandaki, Beni Bazaar is incomparable for its cultural variety and economic enrichment.

At a time when the sun is scorching and the rainfall is erratic in Kathmandu, it will be best to visit the newly opened ‘Whoopee Land Amusement and Water Park’.