Stories tagged “2008”
A short, humorous essay about spending Halloween in Chicago with a Burmese monk. It was the monk’s first introduction to our curious tradition, and he not only reveled in it, but thought it was immensely helpful for Buddhist practice.
Momos: Tibetans love these small, steamed dumplings. They’re particularly popular in Dharamsala, India, where many Tibetans live in exile. In this story, we hear that in exile, Tibetan cuisine can’t avoid mingling with the flavors of India or escape the influence of Western tourists.
Nepal is a largely agrarian society, but there aren’t nearly enough veterinarian around to care for villagers’ animals. So the Nepali government and one American charity train laypeople to treat most animal ailments.
The Chhetri sisters teach women the skills they need to work as mountaineering guides for female tourists in Nepal. They’ve also started a skills-building program which they say has a dramatic, transformative effect on many of the hundreds of women who’ve participated.
India is booming, and the men and women building its new skyscrapers must often leave their children to fend for themselves while they work. Some of the luckiest ones have a better option, though — a mobile nursery right at the job site.