Shine Media

Shine Media:

Orange Life – Latest Issue
Summer 2006: Space for Ourselves
Revolutionary Tourism
When Nepal does appear in our newspapers and on TV, it’s usually to show Himalayan landscapes and Sherpas, complete with references to Shangri-La (the earthly paradise found in a lost Tibetan valley, imagined in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, Lost Horizon). Recent political turmoil in Nepal has however brought other images to the forefront: strikes and curfews, the King forced to reopen parliament, a new prime minister, protests in the streets. But in either case, the representation of Nepal raises questions about our perceptions of faraway places, filtered through the lens of our media-driven preconceptions.”

– a commissioned piece in the Canadian mag “Orange Life” I did ages back – for some reason I have had a lot of trouble trying to get copies delivered. If they did not seem so nice (Canadians!) I’d be thinking they were deserving of a visit from some tough Mountie type who’d go round their place and duff em up with his sharp hat.