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Nepal, Presentations & Speeches

SMD: Human Rights & Education of Marginalized Nepalese

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The plight of marginalized Nepalese, notably, Dalits, women, Tharus and Tamangs, how education can uplift them, what COMMITTED is doing to that end and why I am involved in all that. . . . → Read More: SMD: Human Rights & Education of Marginalized Nepalese

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

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In the March 29, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, I talk about the peculiarities of SLC by comparing my class’ end-of-year examination results to that of SLC to show why it is an exercise in futility and unreliability. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

Mustang District

Al Jazeera Correspondent – Mustang: A Kingdom on the Edge

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Want to learn a bit about the plight of ethnic Tibetans in Mustang, the district I am from, and those of Tibetan refugees in Nepal? Watch the embedded Al Jazeera video. . . . → Read More: Al Jazeera Correspondent – Mustang: A Kingdom on the Edge

Presentations & Speeches, USA, UWC

UWC SSS Boston: Education for Freedom

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Video of my presentation at UWC-Second-Saturday-at-Six gathering in Boston last February in which I describe why I do what I do for the education of the marginalized in Nepal and the impact of the April and May 2015 earthquakes on the schools COMMITTED works with in Sindhupalchok. . . . → Read More: UWC SSS Boston: Education for Freedom

Mustang District, Travel

Twisted Benevolence: Development Aid in Mustang in the Nineties

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The first experience Mustang had with development aid was in the nineties, some of which I saw first hand. And they failed miserably! Part of the reason was the condescension with which Kathmandu has always treated Mustang. . . . → Read More: Twisted Benevolence: Development Aid in Mustang in the Nineties

Mustang District, Travel

The Ugly Face of Tourism in Mustang in The Nineties

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The influx of tourists to Mustang bring little benefits to the local people. On the contrary, the visitors not only have little regard for the ways and values of the locals but also question and threaten the most important aspect, and therefore, the very basis of their way of life: their religion (their spirituality). . . . → Read More: The Ugly Face of Tourism in Mustang in The Nineties

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Musings

Kantipur FM Commentary: Ridiculing the Ridiculous & Being Ridiculous

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In the April 15, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM The Music Jam radio show, I talk about the ridiculousness of Nepali politics comparing and contrasting it to the fun game of musical chairs. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Ridiculing the Ridiculous & Being Ridiculous

Science, Teacher Training

Teach For Nepal: Critical Thinking

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Why in Nepal we must teach our children to THINK and how we can do that in Science. . . . → Read More: Teach For Nepal: Critical Thinking

In & Around Kathmandu, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: What’s in a Name?

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My commentary on my Kantipur FM radio show about names — names of peoples, names of schools etc. — in the late nineties. A name, it turns out, is associated with image and status! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: What’s in a Name?

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Communiqué

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Here’s how details of my incarceration in a Qatari jail on May 1, 2013 and the Free Dorje Gurung campaign unfolded on my Facebook Timeline. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Communiqué

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