Kathmandu’s (and Nepal’s) Tribhuvan: One of the World’s Most Hated Airports (!)

We agree with CNNgo’s assessment. We also agree with what they have said at the end of their note on Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan: Never mind. The city’s markets and surrounding mountains are lovely. These photos, taken on 11 Nov, are the evidence. Pics by Dinesh Wagle [More photos at the end of this post] CNNgo recently putContinue reading “Kathmandu’s (and Nepal’s) Tribhuvan: One of the World’s Most Hated Airports (!)”

In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide

By John Bishop in the New York Times THE air whistled past my helmet as I removed a cube of raw buffalo meat from the bag strapped to my paraglider harness and placed it in my gloved hand. While a soup of haze obstructed the views of the Himalayas one afternoon last spring, I wasContinue reading “In Nepal, Gliding With a Feathered Guide”

Bryan Adams in Nepal: Perspective of a Nepali Youth

A brilliant piece on the rockstar’s tour to Nepal. by Ushaft The attendants of the at Dasarath Rangashala last week expected no more understanding from the cynics among us than what we are already known to be capable of. The performer hasn’t been known to be an active promoter of drugs like many other rockstarsContinue reading “Bryan Adams in Nepal: Perspective of a Nepali Youth”

Bryan Adams in Kathmandu: What Does That Mean to Nepal

[This article first appeared on Sunday’s (feb 20) Kathmandu Post. Bryan Adams performed in Kathmandu’s Dasharath Stadium on Saturday.] By Dinesh Wagle Pic by Narendra Shrestha KATHMANDU: Were things better here, Bryan Adams’ arrival wouldn’t be such a big deal. Over the past two decades or so Nepali society has opened up to the outsideContinue reading “Bryan Adams in Kathmandu: What Does That Mean to Nepal”

Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair

Patriarchal and Hindu Nepali migrant coalminers marry matriarchal and Christian Khasi indigenous women in India’s Meghalaya state. Read on to find out what happens By Dinesh Wagle Wagle Street Journal Kul Bahadur Magar, his wife Deng and their children. Marriages, history shows us, are often tactical arrangements between rulers to expand empires, strengthen political alliances,Continue reading “Meghalaya, India: Marriage is Not a Private Affair”

The #Football World Cup: This Time for Twitter

It feels like everybody in the world is in one room watching the match together. By Dinesh Wagle Every World Cup tournament is a watershed in the history of football. With the stunning display of human emotions and talents, the game rejuvenates millions of people around the world. Those who watch the games will talk about that magical goalContinue reading “The #Football World Cup: This Time for Twitter”