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Musings, Satire

Fight Fire with Fire!

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Here’s how you fight fire with fire.

Here’s how you, as a driver, dictate the terms of your driving experience in Kathmandu.

Here’s how you drive Kathmandu.

. . . → Read More: Fight Fire with Fire!

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status II

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The wolf of educational institutions in Kathmandu fleece parents. The parents willingly oblige and pay up because of the culture of associating high school fees with social status. Folks, a win-win situation like no other, what’s the problem?! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status II

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status I

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In this show, i talked about the scam some private educational institutions in Nepal engage in. To make a lot of profits, they charge really high fees, which families lap up as social status symbol.

Sadly, the more expensive the school, the more the bragging rights of the parents! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status I

My Personal Stories, Nepal Earthquake

Bourne Again!

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Books are amazingly powerful.

They can make people’s lives.

They did mine!

. . . → Read More: Bourne Again!

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

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Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education

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Reproduction of the February 2, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, in which I talk about how private schools could be a really profitable business. They are able to fleece families of their students.

One of the ways they do that is by logging multiple charges for the same service, describing it using difficult-to-decipher acronyms and/or terms.

. . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

“The Waiting Place…”[…] “No! That’s Not for [me]!”

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Driving in Kathmandu can be quite the entertainment! Here’s an account of an incident which repeats everyday, pretty much everywhere, also pretty much at all times on the streets of Kathmandu! . . . → Read More: “The Waiting Place…”[…] “No! That’s Not for [me]!”

Casteism, Social Justice, Structural Equity & Equality

Social Justice: Politics of Dignity And Equity

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Parts of Professor Thorat’s presentation at the Politics of Dignity and Equity: Dalits in Nepal symposium. He talked about some of the issues faced by Dalits in Nepal, their remedies, including lessons learned from India. . . . → Read More: Social Justice: Politics of Dignity And Equity

Nepal, Presentations & Speeches

YHBHS: Escape from Kathmandu

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One of the reasons for my wanting to go abroad for studies had been to learn about other people and places. The other had been to escape Nepal. . . . → Read More: YHBHS: Escape from Kathmandu

Equality, Gender Equality

Hall of Shame

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Nepal needs a revolution…

a revolution of the mind.

Here’s one of many MANY reasons why.

. . . → Read More: Hall of Shame

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