CYNTHIA CHOO Trekking guide Ganesh Adhikari was on an eight-day trek in the Annapurna region when the second earthquake struck on 12 May. Adhikari saw only 35 other trekkers on the route that week. That number would have been in the hundreds in ... Nepali Times, 1 week ago
KUNDA DIXIT The contraption is so simple and intuitive, you wonder why no one thought of it before. But Singaporean corporate executive, Hassan Ahmad, did. After rushing to disaster zones after the Philippine typhoon last year or the cyclone in ...Nepali Times, 2 months ago
The first emergency may be over, but the work of rehabilitating lives is only beginning. Discovering Maurice Herzog's book Annapurna as a boy growing up in the flatlands of the Mississippi Delta, I dreamt of the Himalaya.My heroes were the ...Nepali Times, 6 days ago
When Britons Richard Jones and James Watson decided to go to Nepal on a trek earlier this year they knew it would be an adventure, little did they know that the experience would change the trajectory of their lives. The tourists stayed on in Nepal ...Nepali Times, 3 weeks ago
A year in the life of Varanasi, the prime ministerial constituency 1 YEAR OF MODI It is 5.30 in the morning and thousands have gathered at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Shlokas ring in the air as pundits offer morning ritual aarti to the waters of ...Open, 1 month ago
The normally busy Thamel intersection wears a deserted look during what should be peak tourist season BIKRAM RAI Besides the death and destruction, last month's earthquake has dealt the most devastating blow to Nepal's tourism industry. Hotels ...Nepali Times, 1 month ago
Observer Rashmita Shashtra, de facto village head, surveys the ruins of Swarathok. On the third day after the earthquake, the village of Swarathok buried its dead. The aftershocks were less frequent and less powerful. The initial chaos and fear ...MSN Canada, 1 month ago
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