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My Personal Stories

Lost Friends, Lost Grandfather But Safe Cousin!!

Reading Time: 9 minutesAn incident last October brought back memories of the untimely death of my dear maternal grandfather (the same year my classmates ostracized me at St. Xavier’s Godavari School). But determined not to let the same tragedy befall the cousin who had suffered a fall that October night, with help from his older brother, I defied the rest of the cousins to do as I saw fit. . . . → Read More: Lost Friends, Lost Grandfather But Safe Cousin!!

Nepal Education, Tertiary Education

SIT Nepal Fall 2017 Symposium of Student Research

Reading Time: 3 minutesSchool for International Training holds Independent Student Project symposium showcasing the Independent Student (research) Projects. The student present their topics and share their discoveries. This could be very very useful for undergraduate students in Kathmandu. . . . → Read More: SIT Nepal Fall 2017 Symposium of Student Research

Buddhism & Spirituality

Three Celebrations and A Funeral

Reading Time: 3 minutesI was part of the funeral rites and rituals of a relative who died recently. Being the first time I had ever participated in the activities, I learned how little I knew about our own funeral rites and rituals, and by extension our ethnic-Tibetan Mustang culture and traditions. . . . → Read More: Three Celebrations and A Funeral

Nepal Education

When A Textbook In Nepal Fail Children

Reading Time: 5 minutesAn example of a poor quality textbook children in Nepal are taught from shows how careless authors and others involved in the production of such textbooks can be. . . . → Read More: When A Textbook In Nepal Fail Children

Social Media

Why Do Nepali Men Struggle to Admit Their Mistake AND Apologize?

Reading Time: 4 minutesI have noticed Nepali men rarely admit their mistakes; forget about apologizing for them. Why is that? I am really curious to know. . . . → Read More: Why Do Nepali Men Struggle to Admit Their Mistake AND Apologize?

Equality, Gender Equality

Attitude of Nepali Women Towards Abusive Behavior by Their Mothers-in-law

Reading Time: 3 minutesOver 60% of Nepali women believe that a mother-in-law is justified in verbally abusing and threatening her daughter-in-law for any one of six reasons! . . . → Read More: Attitude of Nepali Women Towards Abusive Behavior by Their Mothers-in-law

Social Media

Qasim Rashid: ‘A bigot challenged me to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” So I did.’

Reading Time: 1 minuteQasim Rashid’s response to a #MarchAgainstSharia bigot’s challenge to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” . . . → Read More: Qasim Rashid: ‘A bigot challenged me to “Show him the Christian terrorist attacks.” So I did.’

Equality, Gender Equality

Nepal: Patriarchy-Shaped Laxed Attitudes Towards Wife-beating

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn the highly patriarchal society that is Nepal, it’s not surprising that women have such laxed attitudes towards domestic violence. Addressing that requires a multi-prong approach, one of which must be providing quality education to the population. . . . → Read More: Nepal: Patriarchy-Shaped Laxed Attitudes Towards Wife-beating

Teacher Training

Intro to Science Teacher Training Program…With Some Light Magic

Reading Time: 1 minuteIntroducing my Science Teacher Training module to several dozen teachers and administrators on December 1, I performed some light magic. Follow the link to listen…to the 18-minute long magic!! . . . → Read More: Intro to Science Teacher Training Program…With Some Light Magic

Teacher Training

The US Embassy’s Book Bus: Science Teacher Training

Reading Time: 5 minutesI will be running a long-term science teacher training program for the next several months starting on January 12, 2018. Find the details here. . . . → Read More: The US Embassy’s Book Bus: Science Teacher Training

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