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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

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…

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’

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

Bound to Kafala

What I beheld the early morning of a July day in 2012 from the guest house I was staying at.

Compassionate leave could mean so much to a population otherwise so subjugated.

. . . → Read More: Bound to Kafala

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

“We Neither Got the Visa Nor Our Salaries”

The plight of a number of Nepalese migrant workers in Qatar suffering from grave injustice for over a year and with very little chance of seeing justice being served! . . . → Read More: “We Neither Got the Visa Nor Our Salaries”

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

The Beginning of The End to a 17-year Yearning

A wrong is righted! Roshan, a Nepalese migrant worker, stuck in Qatar for 13 years, unable to leave because of a travel ban, was able to do so within about a month of initiating a small campaign to get him out. . . . → Read More: The Beginning of The End to a 17-year Yearning

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

Casualty of Qatar: “17 Years of Yearning for Home”

Real life Prison Break-esque story except he hasn’t made it out! This is the story of a Nepalese man, unable to leave Qatar because the authorities wouldn’t right all the wrong done to him. In a last ditch effort, deliberately gets arrested with the hope of being deported! But he is still languishing in Qatar! Can someone help? . . . → Read More: Casualty of Qatar: “17 Years of Yearning for Home”

Migrant Laborer, Qatar, Qatar Academy

Looking Back…to Move Forward

A short introspection on May 13, 2014, a year to the day since my release from prison, and recognition–with gratitude–of the contribution of all those who made that possible. . . . → Read More: Looking Back…to Move Forward

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

For a Good Friend…

A plea on behalf of my journalist friend Pete Pattisson to vote, online, for his video for a Webby Award. Having worked with him on some of his stories on the plight of Nepalese migrant labourers, here’s why it’s important recognize his work! . . . → Read More: For a Good Friend…

Migrant Laborer, Qatar

“Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true?”

Hopes and dreams of poor families in Nepal sending a member abroad to work as a semi- or unskilled worker, turn into nightmares when the said member returns home in a coffin. This is the story of one such family whose children’s education COMMITTED supports. The post is based on my findings during a short visit to the family. . . . → Read More: “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true?”

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