The Newa Architecture & building technology: Indigenous knowledge for earthquake resistance

The Newa Architecture & building technology: Indigenous knowledge for earthquake resistance

Indigenous building culture anywhere develops without the benefit of processed knowledge. In such a situation, locally available building materials and the site geology initially influence the development of building technology and forms. Building cultures develop over time and over failures and successes of earlier attempts. The process of development of architecture in indigenous societies, also, shows precedence of response to socio-cultural and religious demands. Technological and material knowledge and skill seem to develop to match these demands as they sought permanency of construction to
satisfactory levels. Some societies, conditioned by their understanding of the material universe, have also sought ‘perishability’ as a requirement of building.
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Learn Newari on your phone

Learn Newari on your phone
Republica
And even those who do speak Newari, they do not know how to write the language. Nepali or English language has become more common choices as a medium of conversation among youngsters. And the lack of use of Nepal Bhasa font in social media has not helped in the language’s promotion either …MORE

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You Want to Climb Mount Everest? Here’s What It Takes

You Want to Climb Mount Everest? Here’s What It Takes
New York Times
Most climb Everest from the Nepal side. From Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital, mountaineers take a short flight to Lukla, then trek about 10 days to Everest Base Camp (17,500 feet). Most will spend weeks there in the spring, acclimating to the altitude with rest and day hikes, waiting for the route to …

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What Children From Nepal Taught Me About “Wanting” During The Holidays

What Children From Nepal Taught Me About “Wanting” During The Holidays
HuffPost
Each child had been chosen from the thousands of others who live in poverty in Nepal— and each found the courage to leave family and friends; to move to Zürich; to live with English speaking families in one of the wealthiest financial capitals in the world. Because of ICS’s partnership with Shree Mangal …

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20 best business gadgets of 2017

20 best business gadgets of 2017
Inc
Here is my official list of the best gadgets of 2017, the ones that made me most productive.
I test a lot of gadgets throughout the year, but only a few standouts make my year-end list. For the past 16 years, I’ve been writing about routers, laptops, and everything in between. Not every gadget is impressive enough to impact my daily routine and productivity. Here are the top picks that actually made a difference and helped me in my work.

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How Nepal election results have a bearing on India and China relations

How Nepal election results have a bearing on India and China relations
DailyO
The Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the Nepal Communist Party-Maoist Centre having stitched up a solid pre-election alliance have so far won 91 seats in the national Parliament and lead on another 31, serving a body blow to the Nepali Congress (NC), one of the …

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5 Nepali Apps You Should Install Today

5 Nepali Apps You Should Install Today
Kathmandu Tribune
Nepali Apps are coming of an age. Not only they are getting popular but it’s getting better day by day. The IT sector of Nepal suffer from various bottlenecks but over the years Nepalis have entered the digital market by developing innovative apps. Here are 5 Nepali Apps that you should install today.

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Time to go

Time to go
Republica
Following its worst electoral defeat in its nearly seven-decade-long history there must be reckoning in Nepali Congress. When all the results come out, Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba must take personal responsibility and resign. The new low that Congress has descended to, we believe, is the …

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Meet Nepal’s man in Tibet, building bridges on the roof of the world

Meet Nepal’s man in Tibet, building bridges on the roof of the world
SCMP TODAY: INTL EDITION

Gobinda Karkee is fostering his nation’s relations with emerging superpower China, as Kathmandu also tries to balance its ties with Beijing’s regional rival India

As Nepal’s consul-general to Lhasa, Karkee is the head of the only diplomatic mission based in Tibet, enjoying unparalleled access to the ethnically sensitive region in China’s far west.
The wider foreign policy issue facing Karkee and other Nepalese government officials, however, is complex. As Nepal tries to tread a fine line between culturally close India and an increasingly powerful China, what should the strategy be for the small Himalayan nation sandwiched between two supersized neighbours?

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