Archive for September, 2017
 
 
 
Mountaineering
 

In the footsteps of Nepal’s Maoist rebels

For 10 years gun-toting Maoists prowled Nepal’s distant Himalayan trails dodging assaults from military helicopters. Today, 5 years after a peace accord ended the insurgency, vacationers armed with cameras and water purif...
 
Culture
 

Nepal sadhus banned from selling cannabis at temple

They are gathering at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to rejoice the Hindu competition of Shivaratri. Sadhus – Hindus who surrender the world round them – historically rejoice Shivaratri by smoking hashish. But th...