British Belles Bethi (Plant Paddy and Dance)

Saturday photo blog: British girls and boys and locals of Ghattitaar village of Ilam district in eastern Nepal take part in paddy plantation in tune with the Bethi tradition. The tradition has almost disappeared in other parts of the district though it has survived itself in this village. While some farmers are starting to plantContinue reading “British Belles Bethi (Plant Paddy and Dance)”

Covering Bhutanese Refugees in America

Saturday blog: A reporter’s notebook Bhutanese siblings Dilli Prasad Odari, 20, Man Maya Odari, 25, Yani Maya Odari, 22, stand in the doorway of their Pittsburgh apartment. Pic by Andy Starnes/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Deepak Adhikari On the chilly winter mornings in Kathmandu, I would nurture a dream. It was not an American Dream per se.Continue reading “Covering Bhutanese Refugees in America”