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My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

“Let’s Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhoods.”

Reading Time: 16 minutesViolence against children in Nepal, in homes and schools, was routine in the eighties when I was growing up. Results of surveys show it to be so even now, more than two decades later.
Instead of raising children, who have to recover from their childhoods, we should and we can raise them to be kind and compassionate human beings! . . . → Read More: “Let’s Raise Children Who Won’t Have to Recover From Their Childhoods.”

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

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

My Personal Stories, Nepal Education

Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it’s defended as part of our “culture.” My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn’t do much good for us!

What’s more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.

. . . → Read More: Raise the Child, NOT the Rod

International, My Personal Stories, Presentations & Speeches

Burr & Burton Academy: Success…What you Make of Life

Reading Time: 1 minute

Live life in others’ terms, you’ll fail…no matter what.

Live life in ones own terms, you’ll succeed…no matter what.

In other words, ones success is measured by oneself, so therefore, success is what you make of life.

. . . → Read More: Burr & Burton Academy: Success…What you Make of Life

My Personal Stories

Turtles Can Fly?

Reading Time: 5 minutesHow, in fifth grade, I began nurturing a near-impossible dream because that had been the only realistic dream! . . . → Read More: Turtles Can Fly?

International, Presentations & Speeches

Suva Intermediate School: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe following is the video of one of the three presentations I made to students at Suva Intermediate School, where my UWCAD friend Larry used to work. I talk to about my dreams and life and following dreams to classroom full of mostly Hispanic children, many of whom come from lower middle class or lower class families. . . . → Read More: Suva Intermediate School: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

International, Presentations & Speeches

PAUTA Students: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

Reading Time: 2 minutesAt a presentation to children and families from lower-middle class and lower class in Mexico, I share with them how I followed my dreams and beat the odds to achieve academic and professional success. I share with them how I did it, and to tell them to not lose hope! . . . → Read More: PAUTA Students: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

International, Presentations & Speeches

NYC: Education for Freedom

Reading Time: 1 minuteEducation is for freedom: freedom from the constraints of having to think, having to subscribe to attitudes and having to behave in ways dictated by the culture and society one is born into (whether in Nepal or elsewhere); freedom from the socioeconomic shackles one is born into if born into a low socioeconomic context in countries like Nepal and others. . . . → Read More: NYC: Education for Freedom

My Personal Stories, UWC

UWC…To Learn About the World and People

Reading Time: 3 minutesI applied for a UWC scholarship because I had “a strong desire to learn more about the world and the people who live on it” and to get a much better education. . . . → Read More: UWC…To Learn About the World and People

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