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?
Six rules for eating dim sum like a Hong Kong pro
The three Michelin stars winner Chan Yan-tak, executive chef of Hong Kong’s Lung King Heen Restaurant, offers tips on what to do and what not to do
A New Yorker going to Hong Kong to enjoy an authentic dim sum experience may walk away a little deflated: largely gone are the traditional carts, loaded with delicately flavoured bite-size dishes, that diners flag down as they pass by in many American restaurants.
In the home of the cuisine, they’ve largely been relegated to history and replaced with à la carte menus.
Millennial poll: Is Trump’s presidency living up to expectations?
President Donald Trump is performing about as expected in his first year of office for 44 percent of millennials, according to results from a new NBC News/GenForward survey.
Forty-five percent say his presidency has been worse than anticipated, while just 8 percent said he is doing better. But for millennials of color, reflections are especially grim.
While a majority of white millennials said Trump is performing about how they expected (52 percent), majorities of African-Americans (57 percent), Latinos (61 percent) and Asian-Americans (52 percent) said that Trump is doing worse than they expected.
Nearly 70 percent of Latina women said Trump is doing worse than they expected….MORE
Commodity prices fall after Dudh Koshi bridge opens
Dec 2, 2017-Prices of daily essential commodities have started to drop after a bridge connecting Khotang and Okhaldhunga opened last week.
The bridge over the Dudh Koshi River was eight years in the making.
Likewise, a bridge over the Sunkoshi River connecting Khotang and Okhaldhunga opened two years ago after being in construction for 14 years. However, another vital link over the Dudh Koshi River is yet to materialize due to negligence on the part of the contractor. …MORE
Only 21 medical colleges in Bangladesh restricted for Nepali students
The Kathmandu Post
Nov 27, 2017-The Education Consultancy Association Nepal (ECAN) has stated that there were no restrictions Nepali students to enroll in all medical colleges in Bangladesh. … There are about 150 medical colleges in Bangladesh and 25,000 Nepali students are pursing medical education there. RSS.
Bel Bibaha or Ehee is a ceremony in Newari community of Nepal
efore girls from the Newar community reach their puberty they are married to the wood-apple also called Bael. It is performed before the onset of menstruation when the girl is at the age of 5, 7 or 9. The ceremony is performed to protect the girls from the awful stigma of widowhood.
On Wednesday, 38 girls from Newar community in Patan gathered for the ceremony in Bangalamukhi temple…MORE
Tantric Buddhist dance of Nepal (Namasangiti Charya Dance)
Kanchan Amatya wins Presidential Honor Roll Award from President Clinton
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: In celebration of its 10th annual meeting, President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Foundation honored Nepal’s Ms. Kanchan Amatya with the Clinton Global Initiative Presidential Honor Roll Award at the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University in Boston. This coveted recognition …MORE