Saturday Diary: Far from Nepal, Pittsburgh Felt Like Home

Authors

  • Deepak Adhikari Agence France Presse, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.549

Keywords:

Nepal

Abstract

When I arrived in Pittsburgh in the end of March, I got a new address: 10 Allegheny Center, Apt. 115. Here, on the North Side of this bustling city, I sought to create a home away from home. A framed picture of Pittsburgh at night adorned the most expansive white wall, but I wanted to make my Allegheny Center apartment Nepali, too. I hung posters from Nepal--of Kumari, a living goddess; of Swayambhu, a Buddhist temple in Kathmandu; of Nyatapola, a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur. I uploaded Nepali songs to my laptop and hummed them as I cooked Nepali food.

Author Biography

Deepak Adhikari, Agence France Presse, Nepal

Deepak Adhikari worked at the Pittsburgh PostGazette as an Alfred Friendly Press Fellow in the summer of 2008. He is currently a Nepal correspondent at the French newswire Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

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Published

2011-07-01

How to Cite

Adhikari, D. (2011). Saturday Diary: Far from Nepal, Pittsburgh Felt Like Home. Journal of International Students, 1(2), 35. https://doi.org/10.32674/jis.v1i2.549

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Study Abroad Reflections