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Happy Birthday, Shiva!

March 6, 2011


This week, the Hindu population of Kathmandu had reason to celebrate. The ladies wore their finest saris or kurtas bedazzled all over with silver and gold, while the men gathered in big, roving groups with mischievous glints in their eyes. Little children drank too much “bhang”—yogurt mixed with cannabis—and had to take to their beds […]

Oh yes it’s ladies’ night

September 10, 2010


Today was the second day of Teej, a Hindu festival for women. It’s a three-day affair that’s celebrated in different ways in different areas, but in Nepal, celebrations go a little like this: some feasting, some fasting, much dancing, some singing, one day of temple-visiting, some puja (religious ceremony) observing, a little lamp-lighting, and a […]