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My Personal Stories, Qatar, Qatar Academy

The Moment of Truth IV: All About How And Why I Have Become Who And What I Am And Where Nepal Figured In That

Reading Time: 8 minutes This is all about how I went from thinking of myself as a Tibetan-Buddhist to a humanist, from a Tibeto-Nepalese to a human being first etc., and how and who I have become and where I have gotten to in life — through my international education, profession, and travels — was one of the reasons for turning down a job offer in February 2013 to return to Nepal. . . . → Read More: The Moment of Truth IV: All About How And Why I Have Become Who And What I Am And Where Nepal Figured In That

In & Around Kathmandu

Unleashing Nepal: Bandhs…A Waste of Youth

Reading Time: 4 minutes A brief history of the tradition of bandh (shut downs) in the country and how this tool employed by everyone from political parties to trade unions to even disgruntled families, along with the politicization of education, have robbed many youths of their potential. The youths, invariably, were always the ones mobilized to enforce them! . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Bandhs…A Waste of Youth

Equality

16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: A Potential Squashed

Reading Time: 3 minutes Men using their positions of power to thwart women’s drive and squash their potential by focusing on her body is a form of violence. This is the story of a young, driven, and talented woman who was a victim of just that! . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: A Potential Squashed

My Personal Stories, Qatar, Qatar Academy

The Moment of Truth III: Development (of) Beliefs

Reading Time: 4 minutes Development aid industry is a failed industry. Sustainable development rests in the hand of the locals, not the big bilateral and multilateral development aid agencies. To be part of that I decided to turn down the job offer and to return to Nepal. . . . → Read More: The Moment of Truth III: Development (of) Beliefs

Equality

16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: Story of a Brave Woman

Reading Time: 4 minutes When we raise and educate children using violence, of course, they grow up to be violent, especially the boys. No wonder, domestic violence is such a major issue in the country. We have to do a number of things to curve that. One of them is to eliminate the use of violence against children, whether at home or at school. We should instead raise and educate them compassionately and by engaging with them in a healthy and developmentally appropriate manner etc. . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against GBV Campaign: Story of a Brave Woman

Equality

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign started a few days ago. A campaign that started in 1991 aims to raise awareness about the subject and to spur people into action to end violence against women and girls. . . . → Read More: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign: 2018

My Personal Stories

Railing Against Structural Inequality Does Not Mean Hatred For Khas-Aryas

Reading Time: 4 minutes When the level and quality of education is abysmally poor, sizeable portion of the population view others (and the world) through very narrow lenses. Here’s an example of how some in Nepal have done just that. . . . → Read More: Railing Against Structural Inequality Does Not Mean Hatred For Khas-Aryas

Nepal Education, Parenting

Educating My Little Nephew

Reading Time: 6 minutes What and how you do things for and with toddlers matters hugely. The simply reason, of course, is that they pick up on a lot of that and essentially shapes them. . . . → Read More: Educating My Little Nephew

My Personal Stories, Travel

Fly The Coop, You’ll Thank Me For It

Reading Time: 7 minutes Fly the coop as it were and travel the world! You’ll become much more than you ever imagined becoming and you’ll get to places, both literally and figuratively, that you never imagine getting to, some you might have never even bargained for!

Don’t let A culture and/or A people define you completely.

The world awaits! . . . → Read More: Fly The Coop, You’ll Thank Me For It

In & Around Kathmandu, Nepal Education

Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes At a night club in Kathmandu, I recorded a video of a birthday celebration which included Roman candles on a cake, and aerosol sprays. It could have ended in disaster if not for the big space. I went and shared my concerns with the party-goers, which could have also ended in disaster…for me.

I have discovered that doing the right thing in Nepal could turn out to be the wrong thing to do because things might just not go the way you reasonably expect. . . . → Read More: Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

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