Healing Kathmandu

Losing Flavours

food losing flavors

(WORDS BY Anutara Shakya) Food is a universal language and this is especially true for our society that uses the term, “Have you had breakfast/lunch/tea/dinner?” as a greeting on a daily basis. The term is not just for asking if someone has had eaten, and if they haven’t, they’re invited …

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Heritage Conservation, How to Push Efforts?

Nepal has had a rocky history of heritage preservation. On one hand, we have people commenting on social media about how proud they are of Nepal and its culture, each time a photo from the country pops up on an international platform. On top of that, Nepal’s vibrant culture, festivals, …

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Living in the Streets, Or in Hell?

Researchers have observed a variety of emotions in dogs, including not only joy, pleasure, and compassion, but also pain, grief, fear, and loneliness. Moreover, scientific exploration supports the idea that dogs have the capacity of suffering to the same degree as we humans do. But, this still doesn’t change the …

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Traditional Water Conduits of Valley

Rapid population and climate change have numerous effects on the environment, in land as well as water, water scarcity being one of them. Water scarcity leads to limitation of safe drinking water, it limits the practice of hygiene and effect health systems, brings lot of repercussions, especially on health, and …

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Challenges and Strategies to improve Children’s Health in Low-Income Countries

Healthy children become healthy adults: people who create better lives for themselves, their communities, and their countries. Nepal is a low-income country with a gross domestic product (GDP) per capita (purchasing power parity, PPP, Int $) of US$ 1276 in 2012. The poverty rate has declined from 42% to 25% …

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A City that is Sensitive, Supportive, and Cooperative

Kathmandu’s mayor is also regarded as the metropolis’s father/mother. This is meaningful. Just like the role the leader of the household has to play at times when the home’s electricity supply is disturbed, when no water comes from the taps, when there is problem with the sewage, when some member …

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The Evolution of Menstrual Taboos

Dashain is around the corner, and for me it brings about very fond childhood memories. This much-awaited festival signifies victory of good over evil. In this auspicious 10‐day festival, the nine days are celebration of various incarnations of goddess Durga, who defeats the demons and brings peace to ‘devalok’. The …

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