The Kumari’s Story

Largely unknown to the outside world, Nepal’s centuries-old institution of the child deity, the Kumari Devi, is deeply embedded in the culture of Kathmandu Valley. Young, beautiful and decorous, even a glimpse of her is believed to bring good fortune. Continue reading The Kumari’s Story


World War III

26th February 1997 The cold passed reluctantly from the earth, and the retiring fogs revealed an army stretched out on the hills, resting. They waited for their rival, like a lion for its prey. The rugged wasteland was spread out before Kristen as thick pelts of rain trickled down from the velvet, dark sky. Brilliant stars illuminated the battlefield. The two armies had decided to gather … Continue reading World War III

Is Pad Man real?

Last week, I watched Pad Man, a riveting fictional retelling of an entrepreneur who developed cheap sanitary pads in India – Arunachalam Muruganantham. After watching the movie, I was so inspired that I felt I must explore the real Pad Man, and so I decided to write this post, discussing to what extent did the movie capture Muruganatham’s struggles and hardships.   Pad Man VS Arunachalam Muruganantham … Continue reading Is Pad Man real?

The Metamorphosis of Art And Science

It is true what they say about never truly see something until you draw it. Who knew chickens looked so fierce?! And who knew there were so many sizes and colors of eggs? A while back I took pictures of some chickens that belong to a friend of mine. I thought they might make good […] via Chicken University — madebyfay Inspired by Fay’s pristine passion … Continue reading The Metamorphosis of Art And Science

Beauty of History and Literature

  The year after I left university, while working as a supervisor for a local bar and nightclub, I applied to a graduate fast-track scheme for a large recruitment consultancy. The scheme offered good money, benefits and prospects. The process was competitive. I had to go through two local interviews and a regional one. Suited and […] via History: the Ghost at the Feast — bennewmark … Continue reading Beauty of History and Literature