Stories Tagged 'Newars'
The controversial bill pits Kathmandu Valley’s indigenous community against a government increasingly bent on extending its control
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In 2015, when I appeared for a job interview at a popular Kathmandu school, the very first question the principal asked me was, “Are you a Newar?”
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Every once in a while, my father’s second cousin drops by with a five-litre gallon of aila, the Newari liquor. My father’s aunt prepares the beverage in her backyard by distilling fermented rice and packs a gallon for my father whenever he asks. Later that evening, my father prepares himself for a ritual he calls, ‘aila manangement!’
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Last month the Newars of the Valley paid homage to the Rato Matsyendranath with a month long jatra inviting bountiful harvest. Amid the din of the jhyali, and pomp and fanfare, revellers followed the Rain God’s chariot as it made its way from one tole to another in Patan’s urban core.
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