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Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

Returning to Nepal after twelve days in a Doha, Qatar, jail, I have made a number of interesting discoveries. One of them is the fact that I shouldn’t travel to the Gulf at all and the other is that the charges of insulting Islam has, indeed, NOT been dropped. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

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“Men Observe Hijab?” Yes!

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A reproduction of an excellent twitter thread on the question of the Hijab. . . . → Read More: “Men Observe Hijab?” Yes!

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Qatar…From Afar: Freedom Cries

Jailed for allegedly insulting Islam in Doha, Qatar, my cries for freedom were answered four years ago today (May 12, 2017). Then came (and I discovered) freedom cries (too). . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Freedom Cries

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

Qatar Has NOT Abolished Kafala

News published in numerous around the world over the past week, describing how Qatar has abolished the extremely restrictive Kafala system, is NOT true. Read this blog post to find out why. . . . → Read More: Qatar Has NOT Abolished Kafala

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Qatar…From Afar: Communiqué

Here’s how details of my incarceration in a Qatari jail on May 1, 2013 and the Free Dorje Gurung campaign unfolded on my Facebook Timeline. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Communiqué

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…

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Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions IV

Did the Qatar Academy administrators know about my impending incarceration? If so when?

They mostly likely did from the very beginning, from when the formal complaint was filed by the parent.

. . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions IV

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Qatar…From Afar: Sleepless in Kathmandu

When you need to know…when you have to know…. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Sleepless in Kathmandu

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Qatar…From Afar: Entitlement — License to Abuse?

An example of how students at Qatar Academy deliberately made my life in Qatar so difficult that I hit bottom — professionally and personally. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Entitlement — License to Abuse?

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

‘This company doesn’t consider a human being a human being’

The music video of a Nepalese song featuring the interview of a migrant worker brought back memories of my trip to Janakpur with my mate Pete, a journalist for the Guardian. The video was produced by Pete and I had been involved in the interview. The reason so many Madhesis go abroad and are protesting is partly because they have very few opportunities. Hence the large migration of the Madhesis abroad. . . . → Read More: ‘This company doesn’t consider a human being a human being’

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