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Social Media

My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Reading Time: 7 minutesLast January I decided to drastically cut down on my social media activism in Nepal. Additionally, I also decided to cull my Facebook friend list and make my Facebook posts viewable only by friends. Four months later, I came across yet another reason to do that. . . . → Read More: My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Nepal Education

Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn educational exercise that explores how the realities of power, authority, and societal values influence our perceptions about how we see the world. If you are an educator, you could easily do this with your students at school or college or university. . . . → Read More: Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

United World College (UWC) Movement, UWC Nepal

Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutesDetails of United World College scholarship application for Nepalese candidates to begin their UWC careers in 2019. . . . → Read More: Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2019

Nepal Education, Parenting

IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Reading Time: 2 minutesReading makes a huge different in people’s lives. Reading to babies and toddlers makes a huge impact on their academic achievements later on as well as in the their adult life. Children who read, on average, lead children who don’t academically. Adults who read, for example, on average have been found to live longer than those who don’t etc. . . . → Read More: IEF 2018: Read To Lead

Nepal Education

Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

Reading Time: 5 minutesAll about the ills of the education system we have in Nepal and how it can be improved to serve the population and the country. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: The Power of Education

My Personal Stories

#LifeEh: Friends, Marriage, and Nepal

Reading Time: 2 minutesTwo observations about how the lives of my group of close friends from school in Nepal have unfolded. They didn’t unfold as we thought they would, not surprisingly. . . . → Read More: #LifeEh: Friends, Marriage, and Nepal

Equality, Social Media

Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

Reading Time: 6 minutesThe combination of a highly patriarchal society and an abysmally poor quality of education in Nepal means that boys and men view girls and women as inferior and treat them as such. One such example is viewing them as the culpable party for when they become victims of violence, as happened on social media over an incident involving the rape of an Australian woman by a Nepali man. . . . → Read More: Nepali Man’s Argument: If You “Sexually Provoke” a Man, You Are Responsible If Raped

Equality

Kathmandu Post: “How Abnormal is Normal?”

Reading Time: 5 minutesSex, we are born with. Gender, however, is a social construct. Except, in Nepali society, that simple fact is NOT very well understood, mainly because of our very patriarchal and misogynistic society, and abysmally poor quality of education. But here’s an opportunity for you to challenge and question your Nepali-culture inculcated ideas of what constitutes the female gender. . . . → Read More: Kathmandu Post: “How Abnormal is Normal?”

Nepal Education

Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Reading Time: 7 minutesA Grade 8 Social Studies textbook has nothing on the one system that has defined and shaped our society and is responsible for, directly or indirectly, many — if not most or even ALL — of the social, economic, and political problems our country faces, hindering its progress: the caste system! And the reason? It’s a “small” issue! . . . → Read More: Grade 8 Social Studies Textbook: The Caste System Is a “small” Issue

Nepal Education, Parenting

When in Rome…

Reading Time: 3 minutesLack of basic science literacy and the desire and tendency to copy western cultural practice has lead to, in Nepal, adoption of some questionable practices. This particular one is the celebration of birthdays but with Roman candles on the cake and use of foam spray even in the presence of naked flame! Why are they an issue? Roman candles contain toxic chemicals and canister sprays, in the presence of naked flame, is highly highly flammable! . . . → Read More: When in Rome…

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