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Equality, Social Media

Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Reading Time: 4 minutes Before abortion was legalized in Nepal in 2002, “up to one-fifth of incarcerated women were convicted of abortion-related crimes” and “more than half of maternal deaths during the one-year study period [was attributed] to abortion-related complications.”

Now we have a pro-life Christian organization with 32K strong volunteers, and hospitals run by a Christian organization most likely staffed by also conservative pro-life Christian doctors who follow their religion’s narrow dictates when it comes to abortion. . . . → Read More: Pro-life Christians Undermine Law of The Country

Casteism, Social Justice

Excruciating Dilemma of Young Adult Nepali Couple

Reading Time: 3 minutes The story of two young Nepali adults in love but struggling with a dilemma that many like them do: they are from different castes and their parents don’t approve of their desire to get married and start a family. But the comments under their story on Facebook, where I found it, fills me with hope! . . . → Read More: Excruciating Dilemma of Young Adult Nepali Couple

General

US Midterms 2018: Why Vote Candidates With Progressive Agendas

Reading Time: 13 minutes A case for voting for candidate with progressive agendas in the upcoming, November 6, midterm elections in The US. . . . → Read More: US Midterms 2018: Why Vote Candidates With Progressive Agendas

Leisure, Movember

Movember 2018: Growing Solo

Reading Time: 1 minute About November, mo, men’s health and possibly charity. I’ll have to see about that! . . . → Read More: Movember 2018: Growing Solo

My Personal Stories, Qatar, Qatar Academy

The Moment of Truth II: Working Towards a Dream

Reading Time: 6 minutes On February 12, 2013, feeling ready to return to Nepal, I turned down a job offer. All through my student life in Nepal as well as when studying, working, and traveling abroad, I had been doing a number of things in preparation for that eventuality to really fulfill a dream. . . . → Read More: The Moment of Truth II: Working Towards a Dream

My Personal Stories, Qatar, Qatar Academy

The Moment of Truth I: The Offer

Reading Time: 3 minutes In February 2013, I had a job offer paying several thousand dollars a month. I either accepted it and continued on with my international teaching career or, as I had been contemplating for a while, turned it down and returned to Nepal to pursue a new career. I choose the latter. . . . → Read More: The Moment of Truth I: The Offer

Qatar, Qatar Academy, Social Media

Qatar…From Afar: What Others Saw vs. What I Was Going Though

Reading Time: 9 minutes The first month and a half back in Nepal following my ordeal in Qatar, I discovered a lot of people, both on social media and outside, who were interested in what I had to say and did. The attention, while flattering, made me quite uncomfortable, and at times embarrassed. But while on social media I gave the impression of doing decent enough job of moving on with my life, internally and also in my daily life, I was struggling greatly. With hardly any emotional and social support, I was having to deal with that on my own, by myself. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: What Others Saw vs. What I Was Going Though

Social Media

My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Reading Time: 8 minutes Last January I decided to drastically cut down on my social media activism in Nepal. Additionally, I also decided to cull my Facebook friend list and make my Facebook posts viewable only by friends. Four months later, I came across yet another reason to do that. . . . → Read More: My Facebook Posts According to a Friend: “Criticism of Nepal and Nepalis” And “Often” “Highlight the Privileged”

Nepal Education

Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

Reading Time: 2 minutes An educational exercise that explores how the realities of power, authority, and societal values influence our perceptions about how we see the world. If you are an educator, you could easily do this with your students at school or college or university. . . . → Read More: Drawbridge Game Adapted for Nepalis

United World College (UWC) Movement, UWC Nepal

Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Details of United World College scholarship application for Nepalese candidates to begin their UWC careers in 2019. . . . → Read More: Nepal UWC Scholarship Application for 2019

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