The onslaught of modernisation and the partition has squeezed the Dard tribe to the remote Gurez valley, where they are struggling to save their Shina language and culture
From Kathmandu to Kolkata, the momo is an essential street food. Photo: Dinodia By Amish Mulmi A friend of mine had once said, “Nepalis don’t think. We just eat momos.” And he wasn’t off the mark. Every Nepali has a momo story, usually to do with how many they’ve eaten, or where they’ve eaten it. Momos…
The fantastical landscape, framed by three mountain ranges including the mighty Himalayas, has changed little since Genghis Kahn and his Mongolian hordes passed through here in the 13th century. Indeed, some of these hilltop monasteries were here long before the fabled Silk Road and, according to locals, will outlast mankind itself.
Gyalpo Losar is a celebration of the Tibetan New Year and this is the Year of the Bird. The Tibetan calendar is made up of twelve lunar months and Losar begins on the first day of the first month. Losar celebrations begin on the 29th day of the 12th month of the calendar.
“He is here, sick and on the hospital bed, but he keeps telling me that we need to go on another expedition,” said Hanif.
Bahrain is at boiling point. The hundreds of Bahrainis who have taken to the streets to protest against these shocking executions, which were carried out amid allegations of torture and after unfair trials, have been met with excessive use of force by security forces, as well as an escalation in the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression,” said Lynn Maalouf.
By Tenzin Monlam Pageant Director Lobsang Wangyal with Ayushi Sethi and Parul Patel at the press conference in Dharamshala, October 8, 2016. Phayul Photo: Kunsang Gashon DHARAMSHALA, October 8: The fourth Miss Himalaya Pageant will see two girls from Dharamshala compete for the coveted crown on Sunday at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts Auditorium…