Explore unusual facts and quirky tidbits that give a wonderful, insider's view of Nepal, including topics such as lifestyle, religion, festivals, the arts, and more.
» Kathak classes in India and Nepal usually run eight to ten hours a day, seven days a week. It takes a student approximately 10-15 years to reach a proficient level after studying with a guru and passing strict written, oral, and practical examinations.
» Buddhists will always move in a clockwise direction around objects. "Right is right" is an easy way to remember this custom. Prayer wheels are also always spun to the right. Like many cultures and religions, this direction is associated with correctness, virtue, and good, while moving counter-clockwise is associated with the opposite qualities.
» Hawking up mucus and spitting are commonplace; this is meant to remove the dust, grit, and pollution which are inhaled. Education has now made people aware that such habits spread disease in the community, but it is only slowly dying out.