I have ambled, trekked, climbed all over Nepal, from the Annapurnas and Langtang to the length of the Solu Kumbhu. Many times! Sometimes in a group, sometimes alone or with just one porter. Always new people to meet, always new… Read More ›
Why nations fail and remain poor: Part II, Foreign Aid is part of the problem not the solution!
In Part I of this series we described the assertions about poverty and why nations fail from the excellent book by Acemoglu and Robinson, “Why Nations Fail”: With many examples they revealed a single and consistent factor as being the… Read More ›
The most precious piece of Nepalese art ….. The Paubha
Paubha are religious paintings of Buddhist or Hindu figures or scenes originating from Nepal over 1000 years ago. The oldest surviving examples are in museums dating back to the 13th Century. They are mostly associated with the Newar people of… Read More ›
Buddha icons and family treasures
Our home is full of Buddhist art and icons mostly gifts from family in Kathmandu. Some are priceless, not because they are solid gold or silver, but because of who gave them to us and the craftsmanship involved. All are… Read More ›
More Buddhist art from Kathmandu
Simple photos from temples, shrines and streets in Kathmandu show the extent to which religion permeates everyday life in Kathmandu with complete tolerance and interchange between Buddhist and Hindu.
Buddhist art photography in Kathmandu
From a large collection of photographs taken across many years spent in Nepal I’ve recently been posting a few on Instagram using different filter and manipulation techniques. Here’s a few ….. what do you think?
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