A 1966 Tibetan Class Photo Lands in a 2021 Film with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Friend

A 1966 Tibetan Class Photo Lands in a 2021 Film with Bishop Desmond Tutu and Friend

by BNimri Aziz Tibetan School, Class 4. India, 1966 By chance I picked a copy of A Fearless Heart while browsing at my local library. It’s a memoir that also explains the teaching of mindfulness for which its author, Thupten…

Could Nepal Become a Player in a Future US-China Crisis?

Feb 23, 2022 by B Nimri Aziz The Hopeful Logo for a Controversial US-Nepal Project The formidable peaks stretching across the north of Nepal (or Tibet in the south of China depending on your perspective) have up to now provided…

Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Durga Devi Ghimire: A Legacy for Women’s Rights Advocates

Arun River and Manakamana Hermitage for Women: secured and build by Durga Devi ~ 1960. Photo 1982 July 5/21 by BNimri Aziz.     Being a widow presents difficulties for many young women in South Asia. This includes Nepal where Durga…

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Kuragraphy director Kishor Subba Limbu interviews BNA

Lisbon-based Nepali anthropology scholar from Sankhuwasabha and Barbara Nimri Aziz talk about her early work in Nepal and her latest book Yogmaya & Durga Devi. March 21, 2021. Check out KS Limbu’s blog posts where you’ll find many excellent interviews…

Read ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali; enjoy Nepali poetry in English

Read ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali; enjoy Nepali poetry in English

March 4, 2021 B Nimri Aziz Before trekking through open Himalayan valleys, tourists might stroll along Thamel, Kathmandu’s congested quarter of hiker hostels, bakeries and cafes. They’d pass a landscape studded with bookstores, and perhaps pause to flip through glossy…

The Nepal Streets Today

The Nepal Streets Today

by B Nimri Aziz, Feb 17, 2021 Counterpunch.org Boisterous, almost frivolous rallies and counter-demonstrations representing Nepal’s numerous political factions have become commonplace across the country for 2 months now. They continue with neither a clear aim nor signs of a…