All posts tagged: Nepal

In the aftermath of a superstar

I have this fantasy. It might seem a little odd, but it goes like this: I have made friends with someone who used to be famous and popular. Someone, who has stepped out of the spotlight. Perhaps because of age. Yes, he or she has […]

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Is there a genie in the lamp?

The Newars is one of the more than 130 ethnic groups in the republic of Nepal. In fact, they are considered to be the indigenous population of the Kathmandu Valley. For a number of reasons, the Newari community has attracted attention since the first Westerners […]

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Green Tara: The Mother of Liberation

She is beautiful. She is the ‘mother of liberation’. She is Green Tara. Tara is a Buddhist tantric meditation deity, and she takes many forms. One of the most widely known forms is the Green Tara, who is known as the Buddha of enlightened activity. […]

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God Idol – Nepal

Almost resembling some kind of fable animal, this statue wasn’t actually meant to look as scary as it does! The lack of a clear and visible face is the result of years of wear and tear by physical contact with people’s hands. Originally, the statue […]

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