Who is Santosh from MasterChef?

Santosh Shah, who was born and raised in a village in Nepal called Karjanha, Siraha, has been a chef for 20 years. The keen chef says: "Cooking is my passion and I want to take Nepalese cuisine to the world map of gastronomy one day." Santosh finally reached the finals of the competition winning the hearts of the British public along the way. For the final they had to create a three course menu. And unfortunately Santosh’s meal (buffalo) although delicious was deemed to be a bi...
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Gifts from afar!!

Running a hospital, however well you are supported, is an expensive business. So when gifts arrive there is always a sense of God looking after the hospital. Just before Christmas, 2 big boxes arrived full of bandages, which doesn’t sound so exciting, but is such a useful gift to receive. They will be very welcome in the Septic Surgery Department and certainly put to use straight away. So a very big thank you to Moira and Alisdair Murray for your very useful gift.
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Christmas at Lalgadh

At 6.30 pm on Christmas eve every year  the hospital holds a Carol Service which is greatly enjoyed by everyone.   All the staff get involved, singing or playing instruments. Over 100 inpatients - children, adults, elderly – hospitalized at Lalgadh Hospital for treatment of severe leprosy complications - gather in the colourfully painted, decorated recreation room of our Children's Unit. Here is a picture of Meena practising Christmas carols on her flute. They also hand out presents to...
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Growing Mount Everest!

During Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit last year, Nepal and China had agreed to jointly announce the height of Everest.  This has been of great interest to many people but especially climbers.  It is widely acknowledged that Everest moved along a few inches in the earthquakes a few years ago but as to its height, people were not too sure. So, by Nepal for the first time measured Everest by using its manpower and resources in coordination with Chinese technicians and surveyors, amid great...
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Nepal – reopening its peaks and trails!!

Nepal has reopened its peaks and trails for foreign adventurers in hopes of providing much needed income for hundreds of thousands of guides, porters and workers who have been unemployed for months because of the pandemic So adventurers looking to scale Nepal's Himalayan peaks and trek its mountain trails can finally do so for the first time in seven months, as the country reopens to foreigners even as the coronavirus pandemic has left it short of hospital beds. Foreign visitors are a majo...
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