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Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

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

The 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

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II

Transcript of my March 2, 1998 Kantipur FM radio show in which I talked about some of the other ways private schools in Nepal fleece families. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education II

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education, Post-Secondary Education, Tertiary Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: Education And Change

To improve a system, just introducing a change is, of course, insufficient. The nature of the change and how it’s implemented is as equally important, if not more important. But that, I argue in this Kantipur FM commentary, is missed by those steering the transformation of our education system in Nepal. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Education And Change

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: School Fees And Social Status II

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

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

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Business of Education I

Jayjeev preparing Raithane school students for some basketball drills and a game! (Click here for more photos.)

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 I

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Nepal Education, Secondary Education

Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

In the March 29, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM, Marlboro Music Network radio show, I talk about the peculiarities of SLC by comparing my class’ end-of-year examination results to that of SLC to show why it is an exercise in futility and unreliability. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: SLC — An Exercise in Futility and Unreliability

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Musings

Kantipur FM Commentary: Ridiculing the Ridiculous & Being Ridiculous

In the April 15, 1998 episode of the Kantipur FM The Music Jam radio show, I talk about the ridiculousness of Nepali politics comparing and contrasting it to the fun game of musical chairs. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Ridiculing the Ridiculous & Being Ridiculous

In & Around Kathmandu, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: What’s in a Name?

My commentary on my Kantipur FM radio show about names — names of peoples, names of schools etc. — in the late nineties. A name, it turns out, is associated with image and status! . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: What’s in a Name?

Kantipur FM Commentaries, Migrant Laborer

Kantipur FM Commentary: The Price Unskilled Laborers Pay…

The plight of Nepalese migrant workers as discovered in 1998 and commented on in my radio show I used to host on Kantipur FM. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: The Price Unskilled Laborers Pay…