The Pyakha of Patan
On a pleasant night, at the tail-end of October, on the dabali in front of Krishna Mandir, a few men lit torches in the four corners to demark the stage. As the crowd started pouring in, the musicians tuned their instruments and the actors adjusted their costumes for a final time before staging the annual celebration.
One dog at a time
The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.
A holy river, a sea of humanity
Ujjain Simhastha is a Hindu festival worth marvelling at. A tradition that has been in practice since the 18th century, the month-long fair attracted an estimated 75 million devotees this year, including 10,000 tourists from around the world.
The tales we tell
The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.
Magar, Tharu communities observe Maghi festival (in pictures)
People belonging to Magar, Newar, Chhetri, Tharu and Chhantyal communities are celebrating Maghi festival on Friday. Also called Maghe Sankranti, the festival falls in the month of Magh as per the Bikram Sambat Nepali calendar and is observed across the country.
The old man and the pottery wheel (photo feature)
Seventy-one-year-old Lalit Prajapati of pottery square in Bolachhe-14, Bhaktapur district, is a potter by profession. He took up his family profession ever since he can remember.
Dreams on wheels
If you were to take a walk around Patan Durbar Square in the morning, you may stumble upon a middle-aged woman pushing a wheelcart brimming with badaam. A mother-of-three, Goma Bashyal, has been selling peanuts from her mobile shop for nearly two decades.
Exclusive scenes from the sets of 'Doctor Strange'
Exclusive scenes from the sets of Hollywood flick 'Doctor Strange'.
Earthquake victims make scrap bus their home (in pictures)
two families in Lalitpur district, whose houses suffered cracks in the earthquake, have found a unique temporary shelter for themselves