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Teacher Training

When Seeking the Right Answer is Wrong

A reproduction of an article I wrote for the recently concluded Innovation in Education Fair 2017 information booklet, in which I question the way we approach teaching in Nepal as well as provide details of how we can improve the learning outcomes of students by changing, slightly, how we, teachers, teach science. . . . → Read More: When Seeking the Right Answer is Wrong

Social Justice

A Nepali Rape Victim Speaks out to “Shatter the Silence”

What is it like to be a girl-child victim of rape in Nepal? Here’s a personal story of a courageous victim who has now risen above the ordeal and has a touching and powerful message for us all! . . . → Read More: A Nepali Rape Victim Speaks out to “Shatter the Silence”

Teacher Training

When Your Time, Energy and Effort Pays Off

Volunteering at Jana Uddhar School produced results! One of the science teachers I worked with successfully went on to use her imagination and creativity to create solutions to problems of lack of resources, which, I would like to believe, I was a small inspiration for! . . . → Read More: When Your Time, Energy and Effort Pays Off

In & Around Kathmandu

Kathmandu’s Gaping Holes

Holes on the streets of Kathmandu engulfing children, animals and vehicles, show there are gaping holes elsewhere too. . . . → Read More: Kathmandu’s Gaping Holes

UWC, UWC Nepal

Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2018

Details of United World College scholarship application for Nepalese candidates to begin their UWC careers in 2018. . . . → Read More: Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2018

My Personal Stories

Lost Memories of Old

Something — ten-year (1997) high school reunion — that I should remember! I should have memories of it! After all, I had been heavily involved in its organization! But, strangely enough, I don’t, while I do our one-year (1988) reunion, for all the right and two wrong reasons! . . . → Read More: Lost Memories of Old

In & Around Kathmandu

Kathmandu Can…If and When it Wants

I have argued over and over again that it’s not that we in Nepal can’t do what we should do to develop, to make progress, but that we WON’T do them. We do them only when, for whatever reason, we feel that we absolutely HAVE to, for example.

Here’s an example of that.

. . . → Read More: Kathmandu Can…If and When it Wants

UWC, UWC Nepal

UWC Scholarships, Nepotism and Conflict of Interest

I am most likely swimming against the current here with how I am dealing with a social ill in Nepal but…here it is! . . . → Read More: UWC Scholarships, Nepotism and Conflict of Interest

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

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