A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed

By Deepak Adhikari/AFP A small aircraft taking tourists on a sightseeing trip around Mount Everest crashed in Nepal on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board, officials said. The Buddha Air Beechcraft plane carrying 10 Indian passengers, three other foreign tourists, three locals and three Nepali crew crashed into a hillside in heavy rain andContinue reading “A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed”

Foreigner’s Eye: An African Experience in Nepal

The experience in Nepal has not always been always good. When walking in the streets we hear people calling us Kale/Kali all the time. नेपालमा सबै अनुभव राम्रा छैनन् । बाटोमा हिँड्दा सधैंजस्तो मानिसहरूले हामीलाई ‘कालो, काली’ भनेर चिच्याएको सुन्छौं । By Yvonne Otieno [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] “Namaste! Welcome to Nepal.” These wereContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: An African Experience in Nepal”

Foreigner’s Eye: I Married a Nepali Mountain Biker!

Dan and Nirjala: “Sriman ani Srimati – Hamro maya is Happy!” By Dan (Bahadur) Wright [विदेशी आँखा- bideshi ankha- Foreigner’s Eye] I’m a recently married man…twice, all in the space of just 7 months and to the same girl! I first came to Nepal in 1997 at the age of 18 as a volunteer EnglishContinue reading “Foreigner’s Eye: I Married a Nepali Mountain Biker!”

Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated

All Pics by Makar Shrestha Around 80 per cent of the total 4,113 samples of foodstuff randomly collected from factories and shops across the country failed food quality test in the last fiscal year, while 23 among the 29 categories were found contaminated, according to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC). According toContinue reading “Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated”

Tracking the Indian Ambassador to Nepal: Jayant Prasad-2

Nice shoe your excellency. Previous post: Tracking the Indian Ambassador in Nepal: Jayant Prasad-1 SEP 13: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai summoned Indian Ambassador Jayant Prasad at his office and discussed the possibility of rescinding the Patna High Court verdict in which it slapped jail terms and fines on 11 senior Maoists leaders. “The PM inquired theContinue reading “Tracking the Indian Ambassador to Nepal: Jayant Prasad-2”

American Diplomatic Cable: The United States and India Must “See Eye-to-Eye on Nepal”

2006-02-27 11:56 S E C R E T KATHMANDU 000566 SIPDIS NOFORN SIPDIS NSC FOR MILLARD/RICHELSOPH DEPT FOR SCA/INS E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/27/2016 TAGS: PREL PGOV MARR PINS IN NP SUBJECT: INDIAN AMBASSADOR: SUMMIT AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO PRESSURE KING REF: KATHMANDU 473 Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty, reasons 1.4 (b/d). Summary ——- ś1.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: The United States and India Must “See Eye-to-Eye on Nepal””