Author Archives: Khyam Bishwokarma

A Nepali meaning of family: A source of identity and existence

A Nepali meaning of family: A source of identity and existence

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in…” What a beautiful poem Robert Frost has written. When I read this poem, ‘home’, to me, means ‘family’, and I wonder if Frost also had a similar thought in his mind when he was composing the poem. HomeContinue Reading

Naumati Baajaa: A signifier of Nepali culture

Naumati Baajaa: A signifier of Nepali culture

Music is like a magnet. When I hear some music, it attracts me in such a way that I begin singing silently along with its ebb and flow. When it’s the typical Nepali folk music of the Naumati Baajaa, I cannot control myself. I need to dance. Naumati Baajaa is fundamental to Nepalese culture andContinue Reading

Traditional marriage in Nepal

Traditional marriage in Nepal

Remember that typical scene from a movie where the hero gets down on one knee and offers a rose to the heroine, then asks “Will you marry me?” The heroine smiles, they come closer together and hold each other in their arms. A romantic song begins and they start dancing. If you are thinking aboutContinue Reading

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Celebrating the mystery of Vijaya Dashami

Autumn is awesome in Nepal. The white Himalayas kiss the blue sky and the yellow paddy fields dance in slow motion, in tune with the caressing breeze and the whispering river playing hide-and-seek down the blue mountains. Nature is amazing. With the advent of autumn and the blooming of the golden marigolds and glowing poinsettias,Continue Reading

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