NEPALI TIMES

Everest 70 years on

The lives and legacy of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary If you raise your head and take a look around the cast of characters who define Nepal in the international arena, none loom so large in popular imagination as the enduring duo of Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Percival Hillary…

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The good doctor

Medicine meets spiritualism in this award-winning memoir by David R Shlim My first home in Kathmandu was a glass A-fame house nestled in a lychee and mango orchard, sheltered by a magnificent old fig tree in Bansbari. It was rented from Prem who lived with his young family in the…

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The Queen is Dead, Long Live the King

It is Indra Jatra in Basantapur but in Britain, the Queen is dead. Through an early September cloudburst we navigate the uneven flag-stoned narrow streets around Om Bahal. Water drips down my collar, drenched awnings hang limp and locals shelter in the shopfronts amidst an air of anticipation. Not far away, the…

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Buried in history

New book on the British cemetery reminds us of expatriates who lived and died in Nepal over the past two centuries The British cemetery at Kathmandu is little known but not hard to find. Keep the imposing white sweep of the British Embassy gate on your left, and then walk past…

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Remembering John Nankervis 1946-2022

The pioneering New Zealand mountaineer who preferred not to climb Everest When I bring Nank to mind we are always laughing, often uncontrollably. He is crouched pixie-like on a low table in a Wellington bar, stomping tongue-extended in a Maori haka through Dave Bamford’s kitchen, or skipping nimbly along the…

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