| Oct 10, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Nine students from High School Inc., Hartford's Insurance and Finance Academy, traveled to New York on Sept. 18 to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange — a reward for having the highest scores on Connecticut Academic Performance...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
After Lisa Ling gave a speech at Tufts University, students asked her what advice she had for young people. "The best education I have ever received was through travel," said the California-based journalist. "You'll become more conversant, poised and...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At first glance, it may seem odd that "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush would executive produce a documentary about rhino poaching in Nepal. After all, the television personality is best known for reporting on celebrities. Also, he's admittedly bug...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 1:32 PM
I'm one with the spirits, though it's hard to recall who found whom first. But when they come calling, I listen.
They called when I was in a mystical square here in one of Nepal's most enchanting medieval cities, where you do not need to imagine how...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 3:08 PM
It was a homecoming of sorts for designer Prabal Gurung, who drew inspiration from his homeland of Nepal for his fall 2014 collection, presented Saturday during New York Fashion Week.
Specifically, he was inspired by the remote Mustang region, where...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:32 PM
In Tuesday's Pictures in the News, survivors in Tacloban, Philippines continue to dig out from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the country on Nov. 9. It has been described as one of the most powerful typhoons to hit land, leaving...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Leonardo DiCaprio is once again putting his money where his mouth is, donating $3 million through his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation to help the World Wildlife Fund protect and nurture tigers in Nepal.
At the 2010 Global Tiger Summit, a goal was set the...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 3:43 PM
With just a pencil in hand, Nancy McClanahan, a 17-year-old senior at Valley Vista High School in Fountain Valley, worked diligently to finish her portrait of Kala, an orphan from Nepal.
Nancy had in front of her two pieces of paper. One was a color...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The use of 3D scarcely deepens "Beyond the Edge," a rote run-thru of Sir Edmund Hillary's climb to the peak of Mount Everest 60 years ago. Narration mentions that the expedition represented the "last hurrah of the British empire," although the pic's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
William Blake's oft-quoted observation about finding the world in a grain of sand comes to mind more than once during "Manakamana," the latest in a string of marvelously original non-fiction features to emerge from Harvard University's Sensory Ethnography...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:52 AM
Laguna Beach resident Christine Casey didn't know a 2004 hiking trip to Nepal would change her life forever.
Casey, now 70, was a successful banking executive without much experience in international charity, but the children tugged at her heartstrings....
| Mar 21, 2013
| 7:15 PM
After Sir Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Mt. Everest, everyone knew Hillary's name. Far fewer knew about his indispensable partner, George Lowe.
Hillary and his friend Lowe were the only two New Zealanders on the 1953 expedition to the top of the...