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Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal II

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn 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

Reading Time: 3 minutes

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

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Something (is) Rotten in The City of Kathmandu

Reading Time: 9 minutesThe two rivers in Kathmandu, Bishnumati and Bagmati, are heavily polluted by raw sewage, among other things. How did it come be and why is that still the case? My commentary on Kantipur FM programs the week of March 23-26, 1998. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Something (is) Rotten in The City of Kathmandu

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Social Justice, Structural Issues

Singha Durbar: The “Singha” That’s Lost Its Roar?

Reading Time: 7 minutesNeither the physical structures and the state Singha Durbar is in nor those working inside the buildings in the complex on our behalf represent the country of Nepal. Those employed inside those compounds can’t even maintain the facade of the main structure! The complex needs cleaning. . . . → Read More: Singha Durbar: The “Singha” That’s Lost Its Roar?

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, In & Around Kathmandu

The Good, The Bad and The Untouchables

Reading Time: 7 minutesWe have two untouchables in Nepal: the ones most others don’t want to touch and the ones most others can’t touch! A lone man of conviction and principle is trying a group who fall in the latter camp putting his life on the line! . . . → Read More: The Good, The Bad and The Untouchables

Bureaucracy, Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal

Where Everything Goes, Anything Goes, And Nothing Goes

Reading Time: 9 minutesA day-by-day account of my dealing with a few government offices in Nepal trying to get an official paper way back in 1999. In other words, this is all about the farce that is the Nepalese bureaucracy. . . . → Read More: Where Everything Goes, Anything Goes, And Nothing Goes

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption

Sumargi or Kumargi? (Part II)

Reading Time: 3 minutesSumargi means “someone on the right path,” and Kumargi, “someone on the wrong path.” Sumargi is the name of the central character in both the stories. This is a follow-up to the story of someone who goes by the name of Sumargi and his deeds. . . . → Read More: Sumargi or Kumargi? (Part II)

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption

Sumargi or Kumargi? (Part I)

Reading Time: 3 minutesNepal Central Bank freezes funds amounting over US$28 millions of an individual suspecting it to be illegally amassed! . . . → Read More: Sumargi or Kumargi? (Part I)

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, My Personal Stories

Stolen Innocence and Lost Dreams

Sona and her two younger siblings.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn rural Nepal, the innocence of children and their dreams are often stolen and lost, respectively, because of a lack of will on our leadership to do anything concrete to tackle poverty and lack of education. Often such children become victims of trafficking. . . . → Read More: Stolen Innocence and Lost Dreams

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: A School in The South

Reading Time: 3 minutesAnother government school visit…another dose of reality! . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: A School in The South

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