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Social Justice, Social Media, Structural Issues

(Structural) Privilege And Khas Privilege

Structural privilege in Nepal is Khas privilege and, as such, enjoyed by all Khas Nepalese. No Khas Nepalese suffer BECAUSE they are Khas. That is a privilege ALL Khas enjoy. Non-Khas Nepalese, however, suffer in a number of ways BECAUSE they are non-Khas. . . . → Read More: (Structural) Privilege And Khas Privilege

Social Justice, Social Media, Structural Issues

You Can Lead a Horse, Even One With Blinders On, To Water…

A reproduction of a Twitter lesson on the reasons behind the inclusion debate that the Madhesis (and other indigenous Nepalese) are having with Kathmandu. . . . → Read More: You Can Lead a Horse, Even One With Blinders On, To Water…

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Social Justice, Structural Issues

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

Neither 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?

Casteism, Social Justice, Structural Issues

Social Justice: Politics of Dignity And Equity

Parts of Professor Thorat’s presentation at the Politics of Dignity and Equity: Dalits in Nepal symposium. He talked about some of the issues faced by Dalits in Nepal, their remedies, including lessons learned from India. . . . → Read More: Social Justice: Politics of Dignity And Equity

Nepal, Presentations & Speeches, Social Justice

SMD: Human Rights & Education of Marginalized Nepalese

The plight of marginalized Nepalese, notably, Dalits, women, Tharus and Tamangs, how education can uplift them, what COMMITTED is doing to that end and why I am involved in all that. . . . → Read More: SMD: Human Rights & Education of Marginalized Nepalese

Casteism, Social Justice

Nepalese Actor Discovers How People Act…

A nepalese movie actor makes an interesting discovery about Nepalese society through the acts of a number of different people. . . . → Read More: Nepalese Actor Discovers How People Act…

Casteism, Social Justice, Structural Issues

“Tell Me, Where is Ethnicity-based Discrimination in Nepal?!”

A meme, using completely false reasoning, tries to prove that there isn’t any discrimination in Nepal. But, ironically, in the way the the non-Khas-Aryas are characterised in the meme, the creator ends up outing himself or herself as a bigot! . . . → Read More: “Tell Me, Where is Ethnicity-based Discrimination in Nepal?!”

Equality, Grinnell College, Presentations & Speeches, Social Justice, USA

Rosenfield Program: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal

Video of April 2014 Rosenfield Program presentation at Grinnell College. It covers the plight of marginalized groups, such as Dalits, women, Tharus and Tamangs both in the country and abroad, and what COMMITTED is doing about it all. . . . → Read More: Rosenfield Program: Human Rights and Education of Marginalized People of Nepal

Equality, Social Justice, Structural Issues

There is Poor Representation…and Then There is Nepal

The incredibly homogeneous power structure of Nepal is an anachronistic slap in the face of the equally incredibly diverse population of the country. . . . → Read More: There is Poor Representation…and Then There is Nepal

Social Justice, Social Media, Structural Issues

A Graph is Worth a Thousand Words…It Seems

How do some Nepalese see statistics about composition of different bodies in Nepal?

While a few explain away the disproportionate representation of the High Caste by ascribing it to education, others are against disseminating such information because, according to them, they promote animosity and inter-caste hatred etc. These “educated” Nepalese fail to see/understand — among other things — how information is actually educational and empowering!

. . . → Read More: A Graph is Worth a Thousand Words…It Seems

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