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In & Around Kathmandu, Nepal Education

Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

Reading Time: 4 minutes At a night club in Kathmandu, I recorded a video of a birthday celebration which included Roman candles on a cake, and aerosol sprays. It could have ended in disaster if not for the big space. I went and shared my concerns with the party-goers, which could have also ended in disaster…for me.

I have discovered that doing the right thing in Nepal could turn out to be the wrong thing to do because things might just not go the way you reasonably expect. . . . → Read More: Nepal, Where Doing the Right Thing Could Be Wrong

In & Around Kathmandu

Something (is still) Rotten in The City of Kathmandu

Reading Time: 2 minutes Almost twenty years since I first did a series of episodes on my FM radio program I used to host then, nothing appears to have been done about the MAIN problems plaguing our rivers in Kathmandu valley. Why? Greed, of course! . . . → Read More: Something (is still) Rotten in The City of Kathmandu

In & Around Kathmandu

Miss Nepal: “Be Beautiful…Be The Change”

Reading Time: 12 minutes Why 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”

In & Around Kathmandu

“To Err is Human” But to Err So is Inhumane!

Reading Time: 6 minutes One 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!

In & Around Kathmandu

Nepal, where keeping your friends happy is more important than defending the country’s constitution

Reading Time: 5 minutes Relationships matter a great deal in Nepal, which, in and of itself is not necessary a bad thing. But when a relationship, like friendship, trumps doing the right thing to fend off attack on a freedom guaranteed by the constitution, and therefore on one of the very foundations on which democracy rests, something has gone horrible wrong somewhere. . . . → Read More: Nepal, where keeping your friends happy is more important than defending the country’s constitution

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

Where’s The Cable Guy When I Need Him?!

Reading Time: 2 minutes What’s a pile of cables on the road in Kathmandu?! . . . → Read More: Where’s The Cable Guy When I Need Him?!

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

Zebra Crossing…in Kathmandu

Reading Time: 1 minute They say you should look at the streets and traffic to get a sense for how a country is doing and what it is all about!

What does a video of the challenges I faced crossing a road in Kathmandu say about Nepal, our country? . . . → Read More: Zebra Crossing…in Kathmandu

In & Around Kathmandu

This is NOT The Twilight Zone…This is Kathmandu Airport

Reading Time: 2 minutes Kathmandu airport! . . . → Read More: This is NOT The Twilight Zone…This is Kathmandu Airport

In & Around Kathmandu

Ratopati: “Shots Fired in Mhyepi, Five Apprehended: Here’s What Happened”

Reading Time: 1 minute Reproduction and translation of a Nepali article in Ratopati about a recent incident of gun-violence near Thamel, the tourist district in Kathmandu. . . . → Read More: Ratopati: “Shots Fired in Mhyepi, Five Apprehended: Here’s What Happened”

In & Around Kathmandu, Traffic

How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

Reading Time: 1 minute In the embedded video, Chinese pedestrians take drastic action at crosswalks (zebra crossings). What if pedestrians in Kathmandu did the same? How would Kathmandu drivers react, I wonder! I really do! . . . → Read More: How Would Kathmandu Drivers React I Wonder If…

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