The Lost Guide

There are different kinds of landslides in life, and our guide was soon to meet his. Before leaving Katmandu, we made arrangements to  have a driver pick us up in Pokhara and  take us west. Easier said than done, as so few Napalese ventured in that direction. Success finally came in the shape of a […]

American Taliban or 21st Century Crusaders?

On the road again. Watching how buses and trucks waltz the bends, people hanging by the open door. There is no Big Brother ensuring seat belts are fastened, no ghostly officer belting out orders. Merely the will to arrive. And the hope that one’s destination will materialize –  not ending up off the cliff but […]

Yes, We Have Wi-Fi

Another morning, another road. This time we were bound for Pokhara; a two day stop to catch up with write ups and organizing data. I looked forward to connecting online again, replying to emails and dipping into my regular online habits. Too immersed in the country-side around me, little did I realize then that habits […]