Tagged with Bhutanese Nepali folktale

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

Slideshow of the Pumpkin Party

We had a fabulous time at the festival! There was much singing, dancing, storytelling, and eating. It was wonderful to see people come together to enjoy the festivities and learn more about each other’s cultures. We hope you enjoy the photos.

Listening is Golden

Listening is Golden

When I first heard about the Bhutanese-Nepali book project and The Story of a Pumpkin, I was thrilled to be asked to help with the blog. Little did I know that one month later, I would be teaching a beginnning English class to Bhutanese adults at the International Institute in Manchester. So, it made perfect … Continue reading

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Yellow Garlands and Preeti Files

Selling Fruit and Garlands for the Diwali Festival by John Pavelka/Creative Commons Narad Adhikari listened to the storyteller Hari Tiwari on tape as she told The Story of a Pumpkin, the story we selected in our Bhutanese-Nepali folktale project. He read the tale interpreted into English by Nilhari Bandari, which I had transcribed. Then he composed the story in Nepali … Continue reading

The Next Life of a Wedding Sari

The Next Life of a Wedding Sari

Storyteller Hari Tiwari and Ambika talk about the design in Ambika’s sari Hoo – ray to artist Susan Gaylord who’s joined Dal Rai, Hari and Ambika Sharma, me, and many others in the NH Humanities Council Bhutanese-Nepali Book Project. Susan is now the book designer. She created a  book dummy with the text of The Story of … Continue reading