The medieval mall

The medieval mall

We create public buildings and squares out of a sense of community, and then these spaces, in turn, shape us
Kathmandu Post
It is ironic that the word ‘Maru’ in Nepal Bhasa literally translates to ‘does not have’, because this traditional neighbourhood, 300 metres southwest of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, it would appear, has just about everything to offer. Busy and bustling throughout the year, Maru is more than just the southern entry point into Basantapur; it is a vibrant community that still perpetuates snatches of Old Kathmandu—a testament of its ability to change and morph itself according to the pushes and pulls of ever-changing time. …more