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Equality, Gender Equality, Social Media

Troll Nepal: Like Name, Like Post

I have come across Nepali men, in person, on social media and elsewhere, who, when discussing gender issues, are experts at deflecting, re-directing and refocusing the conversations to themselves — men! In the process, they display their conceit, their complete ignorance of the patriarchal society we live in and how that benefits and privileges us, men.

This is just one example of that.

. . . → Read More: Troll Nepal: Like Name, Like Post

My Personal Stories

Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

How people are in some respects — and also how power dynamics — work don’t change with time. Should you suffer in some way because of that, hardly any of it is about you AND as such you can’t do anything about it really. And that’s ok! . . . → Read More: Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

Returning to Nepal after twelve days in a Doha, Qatar, jail, I have made a number of interesting discoveries. One of them is the fact that I shouldn’t travel to the Gulf at all and the other is that the charges of insulting Islam has, indeed, NOT been dropped. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal II

In a country where lawmakers are also some of the main lawbreakers, how much can you trust them to do the right thing for the country? . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal II

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal I

In a country where the connected and the powerful make sure that the law applies only to the poor, how can we trust what the government says?

A reproduction of the March 12 (1998) Kantipur FM episode of the Malboro Music Network program in which I talked about an issue surrounding wild life contraband.

. . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal I

Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Height of Mount Everest and That of Rudeness

Reproduction of a commentary on Nepalese beauty pageant contestants that I made in 1998 on the radio show I used to host on Kantipur FM. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Height of Mount Everest and That of Rudeness

Equality, Gender Equality, In & Around Kathmandu

Cold is “Beer as Cold as Your Ex-girlfriend’s Heart”

Cold really is “We serve beer as cold as your ex-girlfriend’s heart,” if you know what I mean.

(I certainly don’t mean the beer or ex’s heart.)

. . . → Read More: Cold is “Beer as Cold as Your Ex-girlfriend’s Heart”

Qatar

“Men Observe Hijab?” Yes!

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A reproduction of an excellent twitter thread on the question of the Hijab. . . . → Read More: “Men Observe Hijab?” Yes!

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Freedom Cries

Jailed for allegedly insulting Islam in Doha, Qatar, my cries for freedom were answered four years ago today (May 12, 2017). Then came (and I discovered) freedom cries (too). . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Freedom Cries

My Personal Stories, Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Pain

Do you know what ultimate pain is? If not and if you are interested, read on! 😀 😀 . . . → Read More: Ultimate Pain

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