Nepalikukur

Syangja Days – I

Nepalikukur | March 31, 2018

Of a sudden I find myself transported to a cottage of my own, an hour from Pokhara, a dusty, longish bus from Kathmandu.

The fiction of climate change

Nepalikukur | June 15, 2017

We can blame climate change for the scattering of our seasons, and the cultures they enable. This is no less than a remoulding of our imaginations. But how do we face up to our rebellion against Mother Nature, and her wrathful, deadly response?

Keeping the faith

Nepalikukur | March 26, 2017

Do I imagine myself visiting a gobargas project in the sticks to see if my environmental sins are being alchemized into virtue?

No place like home

Nepalikukur | January 25, 2017

It’s not easy being green, as Kermit the Frog says. In a world of long-distance travel and consumption, the pursuit of consistently green living may seem downright quixotic.

A tale of two momos

Nepalikukur | January 1, 2017

Was it conceivable that I was leaving behind a world of cold cuts, fiery chwoela, crunchy sekuwa, tangy drumsticks, juicy steaks and unbeatable dalbhatmasu?

A day at the protests

Nepalikukur | May 19, 2016

Soon afterwards, though, a party activist came up and shook my hand.

Careless talk

Nepalikukur | September 12, 2015

‘He beat them up, ek haat le madisey, ek haat le bhotey.’

Waiting for O’Neill

Nepalikukur | July 3, 2015

How does one evaluate Parnab Mukherjee

Franz praises Nepalis, shoots their animals

Nepalikukur | January 14, 2015

“The state of Nepal is a strange and usually little known country”, declared the Archduke of Austria-Este Franz Ferdinand in a diary entry from 8 March, 1893. This strangeness, of course, was due largely to the fact that the Nepal leg of his world tour was restricted to the far western Tarai (crossing the Mahakali […]