Coming to Pokhara

I left Parsadhap, Chitwan at 5:00 in the morning. I was standing beside the highway waiting for the bus when Bishnu came out of the darkness and waited with me — he always waited with his volunteers, as far as I knew. We exchanged pleasantries, final parting words and...

Om Mani Padme Hum

Starting as early as 4:00 in the morning, Buddhist devotees begin their dizzying walk-chant-pray routine around the Boudha Stupa, just on the northeastern fringe of Kathmandu. Hundreds of locals, pilgrims and immigrants walk clockwise around the grand Stupa holding their prayer beads with most murmuring “Om Mani Padme Hum”...

Writing Prompt #1: Write about a time you performed in front of an audience.

I searched online for writing prompts purely for my own entertainment and “training;” to stretch my current repertoire, albeit only slightly. Some require the use of my imagination, some of my failing memory, others of raw emotion and others still, of dreams. Yet, they all necessitate the sharpening of...

Why Nepal?

The Himalayas contain the world’s highest peaks, with more than a hundred mountains over 7,200 meters high. Shrouded in mystery, adventure and cultural desolation, I found there to be more reasons to go there than otherwise. Like many other places on Earth, I harbored a dream to make my...

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