Up to the mountains Where I’m going To….Kathmandu

Kathmandu and Nepal assume a mythic place in popular culture; between Bob Seeger’s 70s crooning “I’m going to Kathmandu” and as a gateway city to the jagged Himalayan peaks, the city’s a confluence of cultures swirls among its dusty, rutted … Continued

A Birth That Shook the World

  Nearly 1500 years ago, a child’s birth sent shockwaves through Asia and the globe that continue to shape people and ideas to this day. The child’s mother, Queen Mayadevi, gave birth in Lumbini, in what is now southern Nepal and where … Continued

A Living Wall of India

  Fading walls, chipped and grimy frame India’s sooty streets and Agra, the Taj Mahal’s home, takes no exception. A few hundred yards from the Taj’s glowing perfection, I found the wall. Just a normal wall in India, but on … Continued

Dhaka’s Hindu Heart

It beats and throbs like an adrenaline-soaked sprinter racing through the heart of Dhaka’s old city. Hindu Street, a long, narrow road with cracked sidewalks where bicycle rickshaws and pedestrians jostle for space on its narrow throughway while women in … Continued