Aji's

Aji's is a social enterprise that empowers the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge.

See our coverage on Nepali Times, Republica, and The Kathmandu Post.

9 Unique and Traditional Handmade Gifts from Nepal

A frequent question we get asked by friends visiting Kathmandu is “What unique Nepali gifts or souvenirs can I buy to take home with me?” Please allow us to offer a few suggestions. What makes these gifts unique? They are handcrafted products that are rooted in our history and culture, and you know exactly who made it: home-based elderly makers with incredible life stories.

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A forgotten Newari love song from the 1950s [Audio]

यो गीत एउटा लबस्टोरी को गीत हो | म ११/१२ वर्ष को हुँदा "ख प्याखं" भनेर टोल टोलम़ा मंच बनाएर नाच देखाउने चलन थियो | त्यतिखेरै टिपेको गीत यो हो | यसको रचनाकार को हो मलाई थाहा छैन, यो गीत को सिर्सक के हो पनि मलाई याद छैन | शब्दहरु चाही याद छ | म प्रज्ञा देवी शाक्य हो | म श्रीबहालमा बस्छु |

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Gyani Laxmi Manandhar passes away at 92

We are very sad to inform you that Aji’s eldest maker, 92 year old Gyani Laxmi Manandhar has passed away. She left us peacefully on the morning of Jan 26th in her home in Chhauni. In the short time that we got to know her, she left a lasting impression on all of us, including Aji’s team members, the journalists that interviewed her, people who bought her Mheecha pouches, and people who got to know her through videos and articles about her.

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Unconditional love for children & grandchildren - #AskAnAji

Our second #AskAnAji question comes from Lirisha Tuladhar who is pursuing her Bachelors in Public Health. She is currently on a two month WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) training in Gorkha district in Nepal. She asks: “Despite hardships, what motivates you to move forward in life and stay happy? How can the young generation get motivated to stay positive in moving forward in life?”

For this edition of #AskAnAji, we gathered some incredibly insightful answers from France, Italy, and Nepal. The common thread in these answers from different parts of the world seems to be the unconditional love for children and grandchildren.

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Global Edition: Forgotten cuisines and delicacies of the past - #AskAnAji

All over the world modern replacements like processed foods have taken over many traditional recipes that were once an integral part of global cultures. As an attempt to bring back the memories of those forgotten foods and with the hope that they will make their way back to the dining tables, we collected answers from elders around the world to our first #AskAnAji question. The older generation have enjoyed eating and making these cuisines in the past and are now sharing with us the delicious memories and recipes.

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