Hāttiban Hike— Passing Through My Memory Lane

This view is one of the things I miss living away from my hometown. We had many memories made on the hill named after an animal ”hāttiban” for its rough shape of an elephant. We used to go hike the hill, at least, once every week, and forage wild berries such as ainselu ‘ऐंसेलु’ [yellow Himalayan raspberry, blackberry], chutro ‘चुत्रो’ [Indian barberry or tree turmeric], … Continue reading Hāttiban Hike— Passing Through My Memory Lane

Downtown Grand Rapids: Art of the Collaborative City

There was a time when people knew or had heard the name of Detroit more than the state of Michigan. They would more likely not know if you were to tell them that you were living in Michigan, least Grand Rapids. Usually I tell people back home that I live in a small village called Grand Rapids. However, I started learning to love this city for … Continue reading Downtown Grand Rapids: Art of the Collaborative City

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear … Continue reading The Himalayas from 20,000 ft.

Passengers Roping For But What?

Have you ever had a car or bus ride where you had to get down and push it to pull aside or jump start? Well, I’ve had one of those experiences in the past where we were told to get off the bus and push it to start the engine that suddenly turned off on its own. You stay behind the bus or car in a push-up position, hold your breath, and push the vehicle with all your might just like the picture below;)

Bus stuck in Bajura road

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Elephant’s Skull

On the second day of our trip, we went to see the elephant breeding place in Sauraha, Chitawan National Park. Ticket counter has an adjacent room that is used as one-room museum that displays the big skull of a dead elephant. Four walls of the room is covered with valuable information on elephant’s life-cycle, its inhabitant, health issues and challenges to rear them etc. etc. … Continue reading Elephant’s Skull

Change of Season of Life

Winter season is saying Good Bye after leaving record high snowfall this year, Spring is thawing the little snow hills and ice patches from the driveways. Sun is unveiling itself as a reserved bride. The change of this new season cannot be not talked about the changes it has brought in our lives too. This season of life is more like riding a roller-coaster.   … Continue reading Change of Season of Life