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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

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, 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

Social Justice, Social Media, Structural Issues

The Blinding Effect of Structural Privilege

Social structure propped up, supported and perpetuated by Nepal’s very highly patriarchal caste system has given rise to a bureaucractic and political–and other–systems that’s characterized by deplorable structural inequality, which many of those responsible aren’t able to understand or, if they do, will not acknowledge.

But there is a solution!

. . . → Read More: The Blinding Effect of Structural Privilege

Equality, Social Justice, Structural Issues

What is Privilege in Nepal?

In side the kitchen: The fireplace on the other side.

What does privilege in Nepal look like? Here’s an exercise to visually and dramatically show that. . . . → Read More: What is Privilege in Nepal?