Lovesick Elephants and Hindu Cremation – A Trip to Remember

Thank goodness our elephant is docile. We are traveling in convoy – my friend Priscilla and I on one elephant, a young family squashed onto the back of another. Suddenly, an elephant trumpets in the distance. The family’s elephant stops and trumpets back. Then she spins in a circle. ‘She’s lovesick,’ our guide explains. ‘Her Read more

Teej, A Celebration of Woman-hood


Teej, the most auspicious festival of Nepalese Hindu women, is dedicated to Lord Shiva- the destroyer or the transformer among the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. This three-day long celebration combines sumptuous feasts and rigid fast and is observed with austerity and fanfare. With the red saris, glittery clothes, pote, sindur, Read more

Nepali Film Star to Scale Everest

Kathmandu, Chaitra 6:  A popular Nepali cine artist Arjun Karki, is all set to scale Mount Everest, the highest peak of the world.  The chairman of the Film Artistes Association of Nepal- Nawal Khadka handed over Nepali flag and bade farewell to Karki amidst a programme organized at the Premises of Pashupati temple. Khadka said, Read more