Aerial Footage from Nepal Reveals Earthquake Devastation


The death toll in Nepal has risen beyond 3,700 after Saturday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The worst earthquake the country has seen in 80 years devastated the capital of Kathmandu along with surrounding areas including the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Arial footage shows the impact across the region. Source: Mashable http://mashable.com/2015/04/27/aerial-footage-nepal-earthquake/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link Advertisements Continue reading Aerial Footage from Nepal Reveals Earthquake Devastation

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.

30 Day Photo Challenge: The Fading Sun at Dusk


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

Homebound Before Nepal Bound


The day that we were anxiously waiting was not that far when all this late drama unfolded. We were going to visit family in Nepal after six years but a bizarre incident almost jeopardized our entire plan. While playing soccer with my sons in the backyard, I fractured a metatarsal in my right foot. What initially seemed to be a normal sprain and bruise turned out … Continue reading Homebound Before Nepal Bound

English As a Third Language; Don’t Underestimate Anyone


I should have had this entry on 1st May, since something that I am writing now had happened on that day. It is the day my second child Saral was born three years ago. So it was his birthday, and we were planning to celebrate it in the evening. We had ordered a cake in Costco two days earlier. Pick up day was on the … Continue reading English As a Third Language; Don’t Underestimate Anyone

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

When Are You Coming Back?


I have been living in the United States for past six years and been back to Nepal only one time all these years. Apparently, it is normal that people ask questions like, “When are you coming back?,” or “How long are you still gonna be there?”. Some friends even go little further and ask “You must have made a lot of money?,” What? And one follow-up question from friends here, “Have their grandparents (pointing to my kids) met them?” or “Have you been back to Nepal after you came here?” It is nothing unusual to get asked these sorts of questions when you are away from the family. But what bothers me the most is that I also do not know how long I will stay here. Continue reading “When Are You Coming Back?”

Bahra: Marking the Coming-of-Age


BAHRA: Marking the Coming-of-Age “Bahra or Bahra Tayegu” in Newar language literally means “to mark the age of puberty.” Sometimes it is referred to as “to make menstruation come out.” This custom is carried out after Ihi – a ritual follow through when a girl turns the odd age of 5, 7, 9, or 11. In Ihi, the girl is being married to a Bel … Continue reading Bahra: Marking the Coming-of-Age