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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

In the Media

Lost In Transcription

How a journalist completely missed the central point of — AND misrepresented what I shared at — a presentation about volunteering that I made earlier this month. . . . → Read More: Lost In Transcription

Nepal, Presentations & Speeches

So You Want to Volunteer in Nepal?

Earlier this month, the evening of April 5 to be precise, I gave a presentation at Wisdom Wednesdays series of talks at Paddy Foley’s organized by NGN. The series, and therefore the talk, is about ETHICAL voluntourism. I volunteered to give the presentation as a contribution towards the organizer’s efforts to #StopOrphanTrips to Nepal. . . . → Read More: So You Want to Volunteer in Nepal?

My Personal Stories, Travel

Tongue And Tales

As a result of a versatile tongue, I have enjoyed privileges and have had some interesting experiences, both abroad and in Nepal, that I otherwise wouldn’t have had. . . . → Read More: Tongue And Tales

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