Stories By ' Kamal Ratna Tuladhar'
The old Tibet trade is a celebrated period in Nepal’s history when commercial and cultural exchanges across the high Himalaya reached exalted heights. For over a thousand years, generations of merchants of Kathmandu have journeyed across the frozen passes in great mule caravans to conduct business in Lhasa and other trade centres in the Land of Snows.
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Some people would say that I have my head in the clouds, but I have always been an avid plane watcher. And the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of the early
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The monastery of Kindo Baha lies hidden in an out-of-the-way place, much like its history as the place from where Theravada Buddhism spread across the Valley in the 1930s. It was from this humble spot at the foot of Swayambhu hill that a few monks and nuns began revealing the teachings of the Buddha, and brought back a tradition that had been lost for many centuries. But this was not accomplished without much suffering, and the early teachers endured harassment and eventually expulsion from the country.
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