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Suzi Richer

Pollen Analyst – Environmental Archaeologist – Communicating the environment

Tag / Kathmandu

Women take four hours to burn

“For men it takes about three hours to burn and for women it takes four hours. Do you know why?” asks our friendly guide. We hazard a guess that women have more flab. We’re not far from the truth. Pashupatinath temple is the one of most important Shiva Hindu temples in the world, but the […]

Rats and monkeys

‘We use just a single rat hair,’ said Tashi, ‘To paint the eyes.’ We are sitting holding mugs of chai tea, as Tashi Lama explains how the beautiful thangka are painted. He is master of his craft. All of the thangkas in front of us are painted in the modern art school in Kathmandu. The […]