Newar
The Newar people or Newars (/nɪˈwɑrz/; Nepal Bhasa: नेवार) are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas in Nepal and the creators of its historic civilization.The va...
Kumari, Virgin Nepali Goddess
In this film, producer Maryam Violet examines the traditions surrounding the Kumari - or, virgin goddess - in Nepali culture. Unlike most other Hindu gods and goddesses, the Kumari is a living goddess...
Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...
Trekking Nepal’s forgotten teahouse route
Hiking this challenging trail around Mt Kanchenjunga yields rewards that more popular routes don’t, including stays in traditional teahouses that few foreigners ever see.
UN: Donor Fatigue Hits Nepal One Month After Mega Earthquake
The international community's response to devastating earthquakes in Nepal has been disappointing, a United Nations official said on Monday, adding that donors were focusing more on reconstruction tha...
With Morning Light, Search Resumes for Marine Chopper Missing in Nepal
The U.S. launched two search-and-rescue helicopters Wednesday morning (local time) for a Marine chopper carrying eight people that disappeared as it was deli...
Nepal Earthquake, Magnitude 7.4, Strikes Near Everest
A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, two weeks after more than 8,000 people were killed in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazar, near Mount Everest. The...
Hunting For Heartbeats: NASA Technology Rescues 4 Quake Survivors In Nepal
Four men were rescued from damaged buildings in Nepal with help from NASA technology that detects people’s heartbeats, officials said Friday. A radar detector known as Finder, or Finding Individuals f...
Nepal earthquake: Two rescued after five days
A boy and a woman are rescued in Nepal's capital after surviving five days in quake rubble, as bad weather hampers delivery of aid to remote villages.
How The Deadly Nepal Earthquake Happened
Saturday's terrible earthquake was the latest result of an ongoing collision of giant pieces of our planet, a slow-moving disaster that started about 50 million years ago.
Before And After: Earthquake Destroys Kathmandu's Centuries-Old Landmarks
“We have lost most of the monuments that had been designated as World Heritage Sites," Nepali historian Prushottam Lochan Shrestha said. "They cannot be restored to their original states."
Top Google executive killed in Nepal quake, 100s of foreign tourists missing
The head of privacy at the secretive Google X facility was one of the 18 people killed in an avalanche at Mount Everest, triggered by the Nepal earthquake. Hundreds of foreign nationals are also feare...
Over 1,100 killed after 7.9-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal
A 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal and India, killing more than 1,100 people. The most severe damage was seen in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed, causing numerous inju...
Nepal's women of the Terai Arc become forest conservationists – in pictures | Global development
Communities in the Terai Arc in southern Nepal and northern India depend on the forests for food, water, shelter, firewood and income. Women in Nepal are increasingly becoming guardians of their envir...
Nepal tells Mount Everest litterbugs to take out the trash
Six decades after the first conquest of the world's highest peak, tons of rubbish and human waste abandoned by hundreds of Mount Everest climbers is starting to raise a stink. Nepal is cracking down o...
Stunning photos show the ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal
Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world's largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs. Travel photographer Andrew Newey recently s...
Newar Buddhism
Newar Buddhism is the form of Vajrayana Buddhism practiced by the Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It has developed unique socio-religious elements, which include a non-monastic Buddhist s...
Nepal Bhasa literature
Nepal Bhasa literature refers to literature in Nepal Bhasa. The language has the fourth oldest literature among the Sino-Tibetan languages (the first, second and third being Chinese, Tibetan and Burme...
Newa dance
Newar Dance consists of the whole array of dances that are traditionally performed by Newars.
The Newar dances can be classified asThe Majipa Lakhey dance is a masked dance characterized by vigoro...
Newa music
Newa Music, also spelled Newar Music, is traditional music developed in Nepal by the Newars. The music has its roots in classic Hindu and Buddhist music. It grew with incorporation of folk music of Ka...
Newa cuisine
Newa cuisine (also referred to as Newar or Newari cuisine) is a subset of Nepalese cuisine that has developed over centuries among the Newars of Kathmandu (Yen in Nepal Bhasa), Nepal. Newa cuisine is ...
Newa art
Newa art is the art form practiced over centuries by Newa people. The pictorial art consists of:The Newars are the creators of most examples of art and architecture in Nepal. Traditional Newar art is ...
Newa architecture
Newa architecture is an indigenous style of architecture used by the Newari people in the Kathmandu valley in Nepal. It is a style used in buildings ranging from stupas and chaitya monastery buildings...
Newar caste system
The Newar caste system is the system by which Newars, the indigenous people of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley, are divided into groups on the basis of their hereditary occupations. Although first introduced...
Kathmandu
Kathmandu (Nepali: काठमाडौं [kɑʈʰmɑɳɖu]; Nepal Bhasa: येँ देय्‌) is the capital and largest municipality of Nepal. It is the only city of Nepal with the administrative status of Mahanagar (Met...
Nepali language
Nepali (नेपाली) or Nepalese is an Indo-Aryan language. It is the official language and de facto lingua franca of Nepal and is also spoken in India and Bhutan. Nepali has official status in the India...
Charnel ground
A charnel ground (Devanagari: श्मशान; Romanized Sanskrit: śmāśāna; Tibetan pronunciation: durtrö; Tibetan: དུར་ཁྲོད, Wylie: dur khrod), in concrete terms, is an above-ground site for the put...
Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...