Photo ©Mary Slusser This picture was taken in 1974 AD. Every time I went back home, I wonder how much this place has changed for good or bad all these years. One part of me wanted to see the change that corresponds to the present modern world. On the other hand, I would like it to remain untouched by the modern civilization. A lot has … Continue reading Khokana in 1974 AD
Happy New Year 2016 We have come to an end of the year 2015 and are looking forward to New Year 2016 with new hope and partnership in ministry. This year has been a mix of blessings and sorrows in terms of health, family, new friendships, new endeavors in ministry despite the earthquake devastation in Nepal. My hometown Khokana was also hit hard by the … Continue reading Year in Review: Ministry Partnership
This man is considered as a lower caste. By which means, he is from the lower spectrum of the Hindu caste system that automatically disqualifies him from access certain privileges that the higher caste people enjoy. He is socially and culturally barred from eating and drinking with his peers from the higher caste. He can go to “bhatti” or local bars and pubs with his friends and drink … Continue reading Acceptable to Pantheons of Gods but Not to Men
In the backdrop, sun is setting down behind Champadevi Danda (hill). The sun is like a new bride covering its bright face behind the veil in the dusking sky. The high-voltage power line tower has been there for years without any power. It’s still awaiting for wires to come and adorn it like a garland as if it were a new groom. Continue reading 30 Day Photo Challenge: The Fading Sun at Dusk
This is one of my pictures someone is using as his own. This is not so great picture; yet I do not want someone claims my work as his or his friend’s :). This is a typical Newa: (Newar) suburb alley in Kathmandu valley. This picture was taken in Khokana in September, 2005. Continue reading Light and Shade Alleyway
By Kabita Maharjan Khokana, the traditional suburb occupied by 4258 people, according to Population Census 2001, and 7 km far away from the capital city in Nepal has a very unique and eve-famous festival called Khokana Jatra or Sikali Jatra. It begins on 29th of September and concludes on 3rd of October. The custom, traditions, and life style is still far from modernization. Even being … Continue reading “Sikali Jatra” Kicks Off
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
Recently, I talked to my folks to keep myself updated about the ongoing development in Khokana. I grew up in a small community of 100 % Newāh or Newār indigenous people group in the outskirt of Kathmandu valley, Nepal. They informed me that real estate business is thriving. Locals are selling their lands like never before. It was not utterly unexpected, yet shocking that Nepalese, especially … Continue reading Where the Green Rice Field Have Gone?