Back in the Vally. Into the News Room.

Final day (6 of 6) of the Hemalbu trek: Om, Nama Shivaya! Are words needed to describe this photo? 24 October: We knew it was our last day of trekking. We were going back to home. We arrived in Patibhyangyang in a jiffy and from there, after eating curd and Chokofun, we started climbing up […]

…and Dish Cleaners

The faces and expressions of the trailside Nepali kids. Part II [Here is part I] 22 October: Yes, he wanted to hide his face from my camera! Actually, he was teasing me and was also challenging me to take the shot of his face. “He couldn’t, he couldn’t,” he chanted when he thought I couldn’t […]

The Kite Runners…

The faces and expressions of the trailside Nepali kids. Part I [Here is part II] 22 October: We met a group of kids somewhere near Chisapani who were having fun by flying kite from a small hilltop. We decided to spend a few minutes observing them, talking to them and teasing them. We got a […]

Tharepati Downward: Pleasant Walk [Helambu Trek Day 5 of 6]

A girl with carries things in a doko. The things, she wouldn’t say what, were sent by her grandfather, a hotelier at the top of the hill, to her grandmother, a hotelier at the down! The granddaughter was working as a messenger between the old couple! 23 October [Thangune Bhyanjyang]: It was a long day. […]

A Boy of Melamchi Khola and His Back!

22 October: I didn’t notice it at first but, when I noticed, I couldn’t stop myself taking out camera and taking the photo. This small boy was playing in front of me. He was occasionally looking at me and when responding to my questions that ranged from his home and the roadside hotel where we […]

At Thare Pati After Tough Uphill [Helambu Trek Day 4 of 6] at Thare Pati. Inspecting the mountains 22 October [Thare Pati]: We started early but in the morning I was feeling slightly exhausted and feeble. I wasn’t able to walk properly; legs were going out of my control. They weren’t really holding me up. After walking down the hill trail for about two hours, we […]

Timbu to Tarke Gyang [Helambu Trek Day 3 of 6]

Ashika Lama, with her two little sisters, had lied about her name and didn’t want to be photographed at the later stage of our conversation though she slightly flirted with us in the beginning. She was waiving hands at us as we started climbing upward. 21 October [Tarke Gyang]: We started late, walked really slow […]

A Dangerous Suspension Bridge Near Keyul

20 October (Timbu): A few minutes after we left the village of Keyul and Maya the girl behind, we came across a suspension bridge over Melamchi khola that we didn’t have to cross. But we wanted go over it. The first sight of the bridge reminded me of Wanda Vivequin and the amazing bridge over […]

CDMA Phone Revolution in Nepali Villages

A hotelier in Timbu village of Helambu region holds the pre-paid CDMA phone set for better signal from Kathmandu valley while a customer talks. (Click to enlarge the photo and sketch.) 21 October (Timbu): With the introduction of CDMA-based phone systems by Nepal Telecom, Nepali villages have experienced a revolution in communication. Even in some […]