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Projects

Project Update: July Visit

The multi-purpose court & new building in the background.

Reading Time: 2 minutesA short post about my most recent visit to Thangpalkot. I was accompanied by a friend and former colleague from my days in Qatar. . . . → Read More: Project Update: July Visit

In & Around Kathmandu, Leisure

Cycling…for (a) Change

Schedule of fees.

Reading Time: 2 minutesThough not an avid cyclist, having gotten into the sport for fitness purposes, I decided I would participate in a protest ride Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, to the entrance to Shivapuri National Park on the perimeter of Kathmandu Valley. . . . → Read More: Cycling…for (a) Change

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, My Personal Stories

Stolen Innocence and Lost Dreams

Sona and her two younger siblings.

Reading Time: 5 minutesIn rural Nepal, the innocence of children and their dreams are often stolen and lost, respectively, because of a lack of will on our leadership to do anything concrete to tackle poverty and lack of education. Often such children become victims of trafficking. . . . → Read More: Stolen Innocence and Lost Dreams

Projects

Project Update: March Visit

10th graders hard at work preparing for SLC in the Science Laboratory.

Reading Time: 4 minutesCOMMITTED makes regular visits to our project site, Thangpalkot village. This is post about our March visit when we took along our Swiss friends! . . . → Read More: Project Update: March Visit

Musings, Satire

In a Hurry…To be Late

moving onwards & forwards

Reading Time: 2 minutesTraffic in Kathmandu is beyond bad! It’s absurd…but then what system in Nepal isn’t?! I have decided that one of the ways of dealing and coping with it is to make jokes and laugh about it. (The other option is to go mad, go crazy!) Here are two jokes Jerry Seinfeld might crack about it. . . . → Read More: In a Hurry…To be Late

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions II

Reading Time: 4 minutesDid Qatar Academy know that the parent, who filed formal complaints against me at the school and got me fired, would also be filing felony charges with the authorities and would have me jailed? . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions II

Buddhism & Spirituality, Casteism, Social Justice

Social Justice: Cost of Accident…of Birth

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe spuriousness of the logic behind the Caste System, which considers birth as an end instead of the beginning that it is, and what can be done to eliminate it. . . . → Read More: Social Justice: Cost of Accident…of Birth

Bureaucracy & Corruption In Nepal, Nepal Education

Education in Nepal: A School in The South

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnother government school visit…another dose of reality! . . . → Read More: Education in Nepal: A School in The South

Projects

Project Update: Reading in Thangpalkot

Reading Time: 4 minutesAnother post about COMMITED’s visit to Thangpalkot village, our project site, in early February. This one is mostly about our attendance at Star Reader recognition functions at the schools in the area, and about the discovery of the sad fate of one Star Reader. . . . → Read More: Project Update: Reading in Thangpalkot

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions I

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat if, in my place, there had been a “Western” teacher? . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: Uncomfortable Questions I

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