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UWC, UWC Nepal

Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2018

Reading Time: 3 minutesDetails of United World College scholarship application for Nepalese candidates to begin their UWC careers in 2018. . . . → Read More: Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2018

My Personal Stories

Lost Memories of Old

Reading Time: 4 minutesSomething — ten-year (1997) high school reunion — that I should remember! I should have memories of it! After all, I had been heavily involved in its organization! But, strangely enough, I don’t, while I do our one-year (1988) reunion, for all the right and two wrong reasons! . . . → Read More: Lost Memories of Old

In & Around Kathmandu

Kathmandu Can…If and When it Wants

Reading Time: 2 minutes

I have argued over and over again that it’s not that we in Nepal can’t do what we should do to develop, to make progress, but that we WON’T do them. We do them only when, for whatever reason, we feel that we absolutely HAVE to, for example.

Here’s an example of that.

. . . → Read More: Kathmandu Can…If and When it Wants

UWC, UWC Nepal

UWC Scholarships, Nepotism and Conflict of Interest

Reading Time: 5 minutesI am most likely swimming against the current here with how I am dealing with a social ill in Nepal but…here it is! . . . → Read More: UWC Scholarships, Nepotism and Conflict of Interest

Equality, Gender Equality, Social Media

Troll Nepal: Like Name, Like Post

Reading Time: 4 minutes

I have come across Nepali men, in person, on social media and elsewhere, who, when discussing gender issues, are experts at deflecting, re-directing and refocusing the conversations to themselves — men! In the process, they display their conceit, their complete ignorance of the patriarchal society we live in and how that benefits and privileges us, men.

This is just one example of that.

. . . → Read More: Troll Nepal: Like Name, Like Post

My Personal Stories

Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

Reading Time: 6 minutesHow people are in some respects — and also how power dynamics — work don’t change with time. Should you suffer in some way because of that, hardly any of it is about you AND as such you can’t do anything about it really. And that’s ok! . . . → Read More: Sometimes You Just Can’t Win…and That’s OK

Qatar, Qatar Academy

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

Reading Time: 7 minutesReturning 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[.]”

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal II

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn a country where lawmakers are also some of the main lawbreakers, how much can you trust them to do the right thing for the country? . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal II

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Corruption, Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal I

Reading Time: 3 minutes

In a country where the connected and the powerful make sure that the law applies only to the poor, how can we trust what the government says?

A reproduction of the March 12 (1998) Kantipur FM episode of the Malboro Music Network program in which I talked about an issue surrounding wild life contraband.

. . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Wild Nepal I

Kantipur FM Commentaries

Kantipur FM Commentary: Height of Mount Everest and That of Rudeness

Reading Time: 3 minutesReproduction of a commentary on Nepalese beauty pageant contestants that I made in 1998 on the radio show I used to host on Kantipur FM. . . . → Read More: Kantipur FM Commentary: Height of Mount Everest and That of Rudeness

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