Reading Time: 1 minuteIn most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here’s an example. . . . → Read More: Old Habits Die Hard…in Nepali Public Schools
In & Around Kathmandu
Reading Time: 13 minutesWhy do most of the contestants and winners of Miss Nepal beauty pageant belong to BCN (Bahun Chhetri Newar) trio of ethnicities?
My tentative answer is that they are the most privileged groups in the country, and the pageant is of the BCN, by the BCN, for the BCN! . . . → Read More: Miss Nepal: “Be Beautiful…Be The Change”
Mustang District, Nepal, Presentations & Speeches
Reading Time: 1 minuteMy attempt at inspiring students at Dhaulagiri Boarding School in Jomsom, a village in my home District of Mustang, to pursue their dreams, to break out of the limitations and constraints imposed on them by Nepalese culture and society. . . . → Read More: Dhaulagiri Boarding School: If I did…Why not You?
Reading Time: 2 minutesSome issues with Grade 3 My English Book, a book for eight-year old children attending government (public) schools in Nepal. . . . → Read More: My My, Hey Hey, My English Book Has It Yay!
Reading Time: 3 minutesHere are the details from the last of the seven-session US Embassy’s Book Bus (Science) Teacher Empowerment Program, Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, To Learn. . . . → Read More: Everyday Science: Assessing for Success
Reading Time: 2 minutesA holiday package like no other, a holiday package to go watch white people!! . . . → Read More: Kathmandu, want to go on a white-people watching vacation? We have the perfect destinations for you!
Reading Time: 3 minutesThis series is about Nepal needing a revolution…a revolution of the mind.
Here’s more of one of many MANY reasons why. . . . → Read More: Hall of Shame III
In & Around Kathmandu
Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the crucial ways our aviation industry in Nepal is failing us and why. . . . → Read More: “To Err is Human” But to Err So is Inhumane!