You Look Fantastic!

I am not much of a writer but I occasionally try my hand at it. Today was one of those days where I wanted to pen down some reflections. Perhaps, because something repetitive has been happening to me. On several occasions, people I see daily or others who I have run into after years have mentioned things like- “Prasha, you look well!” “You look fantastic.” … Continue reading You Look Fantastic!

Let it Ferment

The more I think of my culinary heritage, the more pride I can take in it. I would think the inclination I have now to fermented foods and drinks may have something to do with how much I loved ‘Gundruk’1 and ‘thwoñ’2 growing up. I have been making kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut quite religiously now. Love integrating these cultured foods in my diet. Sally Fallon, … Continue reading Let it Ferment

DIY: पर्मानेन्ट मार्करया दागी

छि: छ्यें च्वोंगु छुनं सिंया ज्याभ वा फर्निचरे होस मडेक अथवा मस्तेसं पर्मानेन्ट मार्करया दागी जुगु दु ला? मस्त हुर्केयायेगु धैगु अपु मजु | उमिसं म्हितिगु इले थसिबें जापिं मन्हु त – अबु, माँ वा छ्येंच्वोंपिं सुनानं छुँ यागु खनेकी उकिया नक्कल यायेगु स्वई | अले फर्निचरे उमिसं गुबले कोरेन: यायेफु | यदि छि: मस्तेसं न अथेहे कोरेयाना फर्निचर हिसिमदेका तगुदसा आ: पीर कया च्वोने … Continue reading DIY: पर्मानेन्ट मार्करया दागी

The Himalayan Times : Retaining the charm of Khokana – Detail News : Nepal News Portal

The Himalayan Times : Retaining the charm of Khokana – Detail News : Nepal News Portal. An oasis in the urban concrete jungle Added At:  2011-05-15 10:13 PM    Last Updated At: 2011-05-15 10:13 PM     MUKUNDA BISTA Khokana‚ the only ancient Newari settlement inside the Kathmandu Valley‚ has preserved the traditional Newari lifestyle. A little attempt from all the interested people to save Khokana … Continue reading The Himalayan Times : Retaining the charm of Khokana – Detail News : Nepal News Portal

Khokanā Mahotsav Concluded

By Amrit Dangol and Nirmala Dangol| Photo: Amrit Dangol and Sajana Dangol Today is the last day of Khokanā Mahotsav. People seemed even more interested today, as the flavor of pure Newāri was going to end today. The day started with a cold morning, but got warmer as the da progressed. The warmth of the sun encouraged the enthusiastic visitors to tour the Khokanā Mahotsav. … Continue reading Khokanā Mahotsav Concluded

Khokanā Mahotsav – 2nd Day

By Amrit Dangol 16th January 2011 The second day of Khokanā Mahotsav went very well. Though it rained almost all day, the visitors did not feel the least discouraged or disinterested.  The visitors seemed unhappy about the rain and there was a decline in the number of visitors in comparison to the first day. The roads of Khokanā were all muddy making it difficult to … Continue reading Khokanā Mahotsav – 2nd Day

Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav

We’ve received some pictures of the first day of the Khokanā Mahotsav 2011 that began today. Women are making Chatāmari in the food-stand in Nayajho, 7th Street. Photo: Kabita Maharjan ————————————————————————————— ©| Photo: Man Hari Maharjan —————————————————————————————- Continue reading Updates: Khokanā Mahotsav

Ghyah-Chāku Salhu (Māgha Sankrānti)

Ghyah-Chāku Salhu (Nepali: माघ संक्रान्ति [/ģĥjɔ-ʧɑkʊ. sɜlhʊ/] Nepal Bhasa: घ्यो-चाकु सल्हु) is celebrated on the first of Māgha (mid-January). In Nepal Bhāsā, Salhu typifies the first day of month, and what make the beginning of this month so special than other months every year are the festivity part as well as the marking of warmer weather – the gradual increase in the length of day and shortness in night. The day also marks the shift of the sun into Makara rāshi (Capricorn) on its astronomic path. So, it is also known as Makara Sankrānti.

The sun is believed to move apparently in the northernmost extremes leaving the southernmost extremes on this day. This is referred as Uttarāyanā, the excursion of the sun to the northward region from Dakshināyanā, southward region. Uttarāyanā is also called as Devayanā, and the Dakshināyanā’ is called Pitrāyanā. This is why, Makara Sankrānti is considered as the beginning of the day of enlightenment, prosperity, and restoration of health. Continue reading “Ghyah-Chāku Salhu (Māgha Sankrānti)”