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In & Around Kathmandu

“To Err is Human” But to Err So is Inhumane!

Reading Time: 5 minutesOne of the crucial ways our aviation industry in Nepal is failing us and why. . . . → Read More: “To Err is Human” But to Err So is Inhumane!

Mustang District, My Personal Stories

Biswo Dai’s Tharchyang (Retirement Celebrations)

Reading Time: 2 minutesRetirement celebrations were a big deal in the our village of Tangbe in Mustang District. But before 1990, even with a sizeable number of the people living in Pokhara, I don’t think many held their celebrations in the city because of the shame they felt in being ethnic Tibetan. Things have changed a lot since then. Here’s a glimpse into a celebration that I attended last month. . . . → Read More: Biswo Dai’s Tharchyang (Retirement Celebrations)

Nepal, Travel

Traveling in Nepal While Local: Money Talks, Nepalis Walk

Reading Time: 7 minutesStarting in the mid-nineties, I had the opportunity to travel to Nepal as well as live and work in the country briefly. I also traveled and trekked a great deal during that period. Doing so, I learned a great deal about my country and people. As amazing as some of those experiences were, especially the treks, discoveries I made about some of our systems left me wondering if Nepalis are second class citizens in their own country. . . . → Read More: Traveling in Nepal While Local: Money Talks, Nepalis Walk

In & Around Kathmandu

Nepal, where keeping your friends happy is more important than defending the country’s constitution

Reading Time: 5 minutesRelationships matter a great deal in Nepal, which, in and of itself is not necessary a bad thing. But when a relationship, like friendship, trumps doing the right thing to fend off attack on a freedom guaranteed by the constitution, and therefore on one of the very foundations on which democracy rests, something has gone horrible wrong somewhere. . . . → Read More: Nepal, where keeping your friends happy is more important than defending the country’s constitution

Nepal, Travel

Trekking in Nepal While Local: Second Class Citizen in Ones Own Country?!

Reading Time: 7 minutesStarting in the mid-nineties, I had the opportunity to travel to Nepal as well as live and work in the country briefly. I also traveled and trekked a great deal during that period. Doing so, I learned a great deal about my country and people. As amazing as some of those experiences were, especially the treks, some of the discoveries I made and some of the experiences I had left a bad taste in my mouth, leaving me to wonder if Nepalis are second class citizens in their own country. . . . → Read More: Trekking in Nepal While Local: Second Class Citizen in Ones Own Country?!

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal

Unleashing Nepal: Institution of Chakari

Reading Time: 4 minutesWith permission from the author, I am reproducing interesting parts from the book Unleashing Nepal by Sujeev Shakya. This is the first one and it’s about how and who started the very peculiar and regressive chakari (ass-kissing) system in the country. . . . → Read More: Unleashing Nepal: Institution of Chakari

Mustang District

A Community Reclaiming Identity

Reading Time: 5 minutesSince 1990, little by little, my people from the little village of Tangbe in Mustang District have been reclaiming their identity. Here’s one of the ways they are doing that. . . . → Read More: A Community Reclaiming Identity

Equality

Intersex, Women, Men and Nepal

Reading Time: 13 minutesIn the highly patriarchal Nepali society with very low level — as well as low quality — of education of the population, maintaining the status quo benefits the high caste Hindu men, the social, economic and political elite. . . . → Read More: Intersex, Women, Men and Nepal

Projects

2015-16 US Visit, Earthquake, Fundraising and Reconstruction

Reading Time: 4 minutesFrom a month before the April 25 and May 12, 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, I was in the US for what was supposed to have been a short three-month long visit. But I ended up spending much longer than that initially to raise awareness about the calamity and funds for COMMITTED’s effort to provide emergency relief and rebuild schools in Thangpalkot. Some efforts bore fruit, as it were, while others didn’t, as was to be expected! . . . → Read More: 2015-16 US Visit, Earthquake, Fundraising and Reconstruction

Teacher Training

Everyday Science: Model Lessons III

Reading Time: 5 minutesHere are the details from the sixth of the seven-session US Embassy’s Book Bus (Science) Teacher Empowerment Program, Everyday Science: Learn, to Teach; Teach, To Learn. . . . → Read More: Everyday Science: Model Lessons III

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