On Arniko, the Nepali artist at the court of Kublai Khan
How Buddhism formed the crux of political relations between ancient Nepal and Tibet
One of the most incredible journeys I undertook during the writing of All Roads Lead North was to Mustang, to the north of Pokhara. Until a decade ago, one…
My translation of a chapter from anthropologist Dor Bahadur Bista’s historical fiction ‘Sotala’
From the 17th century till the 1960s, Newar traders from Kathmandu regularly crossed over into Tibet, where they set up trading establishments, lived for years at a stretch, and…
Behind the scenes: how we made the cover for All Roads Lead North
How has China been able to extend its influence in South Asia – an essay-review of Bertil Lintner’s The Costliest Pearl
How is Rama’s story perceived in Nepal, the birthplace of Sita?
Eleven songs that decode Nepal’s capital city and its many avatars
San-Dai has never visited China but speaks fluent Mandarin and is catering to Nepal’s Chinese tourists.