I recently came across an article on a Nepali news daily about the rampant growth of beauty pageants. Since the last few years, beauty shows are growing like wild mushrooms in Nepal, with titles ranging from Miss [insert some cultural group] to Miss [insert some teen princess or angel likes] to Miss [insert some region] … More Women and burning candles?
The majority of Nepali society still practices arranged marriage. Arranged marriage is when the bride and groom are pre-arranged by parents and relatives. A huge importance is placed on the “status” of the prospective bride/groom and compatibility is rarely taken into account. Criteria such as job, salary, caste, horoscopes are carefully checked before consideration into … More Arranged marriages in Nepal
Originally posted on Adventures of an erstwhile Koop Mandook*:
This encounter followed shortly after the previous one. It was arranged once again through the time honoured route of Times of India Matrimonial Column! He was from a small town which was a 4-hour train ride from the one I lived in. Given the unpleasantness of…
Nepal just celebrated the two biggest festivals of the country, Dashain and Tihar. Since I am practically the only Nepalese person living in this city, I didn’t celebrate at all but the flood of photos that appeared on my facebook feed made me nostalgic. Dashain, the biggest festival of the majority Nepali Hindus, is celebrated for … More Festive season in Nepal