Holidaying in the Street: The echoes of Patan

Holidaying in the Street: The echoes of Patan

Mountains are always inviting, the hills are always welcoming, the plains are truly vibrant, but many a times in life, we are bound by the concretes. The city just does not let us go anywhere. While trekking, hiking or camping would ideally come to our minds for a recreational vacation and exploration, the city and its spaces through its concretes can also provide sufficiently to celebrate a weekend in a unique way. Kathmandu Valley is both profane and sacred. While this city seems so indifferent and is sandwiched between the ugly towers and its shrinking rivers, the city has its own unique charms to keep you awestruck, if you are really willing to stand and stare a bit.   Once we stand and stare, we will actually realize that this city that we often find struggling for its visibility between the dust and its sloppy streets, actually oozes with ancient fragrances and offers vibrant colors of our day to day lives. Kathmandu Valley unveils its treasures in the narrowest of its lanes. Three major Durbar Squares – namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square are its life lines, which keeps its tangible heritage alive and where Gods and Goddesses come alive. I am today talking about a Saturday in Patan Durbar Square. One of the most intriguingly structured spaces of the ancient city, Patan Durbar Square and its adjoining lanes offers you the most vibrant theatrical experience you can earn within a matter of few hours. A Saturday in Patan Durbar Square Wear your comfortable casual outfit, carry average money – approximately 500 rupees and...
#NIPTRAVELS, NIP Photo Contest- It’s getting Hot!

#NIPTRAVELS, NIP Photo Contest- It’s getting Hot!

Nepalese in Photography, a popular facebook group with more than 1000k (109,025 to be precise when we posted this) members, has  an Interesting Photography Contest, #NIPTRAVELS going on within the group members. The main theme of the Contest, Travel Photography inside Nepal. The subjects can be Landscape, People, Cultures, Customs and History of Nepal, basically anything significant when you travel Nepal. The Contest started from 7 Sep and will conclude in two weeks. Here are what the Winners get : 1st prize: 72mm Hoya DMC pro ND8X ND filter( worth US$50) 2nd prize: 77mm Tiffen 812 warming filter (worth US$45) 3rd prize: The photographer´s eye book by Michael freeman (worth US$20) Also three Honorable Mentions will win a t-shirt each and 15 of the best pictures will be featured on our website. The contest is heating up and everyday, 100’s of awesome photos hashtagged #NIPTRAVELS are submitted in the page. The submissions vary from the hot plains of Terai to the freezing Annapurna Basecamp. Here’s the link to the competition, https://www.facebook.com/groups/Nepalese.In.Photography/search/?query=%23NIPTRAVELS A sneak-peak to the event and some of our random picks from the Contest, enjoy!                                     Which one’s your favorite? Comment your pick! Want to share one of your favorites from the competition, let us know in the...
Beautiful Illam in Photos

Beautiful Illam in Photos

एकचोटी हाम्रा कविजी भूपी शेरचनलाइ एक जना पत्रकारले ईलाम घुमेर आएपछि यो प्रश्न राखेका थिए रे ! पत्रकार: कविजी ईलाम घुमेर आउनु भयो कस्तो लाग्यो त ईलाम ? भूपी: नेपालको हरेक ठाउमा अलि अलि ईलाम छरीदिउ छरीदिउ लाग्यो ! ल आज, हामी पनि तपाईहरुलाई नेपालको मनोरम जिल्ला ईलाम घुमाउन लैजानछौ, फोटोग्राफर निरज मेचेले खिचेका इलामका मनमोहक तस्बीरहरु...