So I’ve been reading these great articles from the Sewanee Review, and I decided to send them one, too.
I’m delighted to see it published, here.
Let me know what you think.
This year, like last, I’ve written multiple articles each month for ECS Nepal and our sister publications. Here are some of the ones I most enjoyed researching and writing, plus a few that generated some buzz. A surprising number have been interviews, which I seem to have done a lot more of this year.
Delighted to have an article published at Unusual Efforts – it’s aptly titled (not by me, but a great title!) What’s an Italy fan in football-mad Nepal to do during the World Cup?
In an unusual bit of serendipity, the editor’s choice to put it up today coincides with the 15th anniversary of my mother’s death. While she was not a football fan as such, she was half Italian and it was my childhood spent in Italy with her that cultivated my love of all things Italian, which as you can see, continues to this day.
It was a pleasure to work with such a great magazine! Read the article here:
Since joining ECS Nepal as editor in January of 2017, I’ve done a lot more writing for the magazine, rather too much to post it all here. When I have time, though, I’ll still be linking to work published – like the article below, one of my recent favourites.
Meeting a fascinating traditional medicine man, found here
About a favorite local soup, here
Yesterday a hundred and fifty or so people gathered in the newly opened Fairfield Marriott for the launch of ECS’s May Issue – a special one all about Thamel. It turned out to be a wonderfully fluid and animated event. Speakers included Fire And Ice’s Anna Maria Forgione, Karna Shakya from Kathmandu Guest House, and Akur Narsingh Rana, born in Thamel and now 89 years of age. They shared their memories and thoughts on what Thamel means to them–a little bit of living history.
Go to Roads & Kingdoms to read all about it, here
This month’s issue is all about local methods of traditional healing, Ayurveda, herbal remedies and related issues.
Do you know what Ayurveda is? Well, I didn’t either – till I read this: Ayurveda: A Beginner’s Overview
Still not sure I get it completely, but 🙂
And I loved the travel piece by Jeremy Vestal about his trip to Jumla: Go West! Adventure Awaits!
The articles I personally enjoyed working on most were Nepali Medicine Man – which was just amazing, to see something that to me was right out of the past so fully alive today – and Wonders out of Waste, about two awesome sisters who run a paper recycling business.
As my first byline in The Kathmandu Post, I’m glad that it’s also on a topic that means a lot to me and I believe also has the potential to matter for Nepal. I love the intersection of cutting edge science and practical applications for those who need it most.
This was published in the print edition on Saturday, February 11th, 2017.