A brief history of the tradition of bandh (shut downs) in the country and how this tool employed by everyone from political parties to trade unions to even disgruntled families, along with the politicization of education, have robbed many youths of their potential. The youths, invariably, were always the ones mobilized to enforce them!
At a night club in Kathmandu, I recorded a video of a birthday celebration which included Roman candles on a cake, and aerosol sprays. It could have ended in disaster if not for the big space. I went and shared my concerns with the party-goers, which could have also ended in disaster...for me.
I have discovered that doing the right thing in Nepal could turn out to be the wrong thing to do because things might just not go the way you reasonably expect.
Almost twenty years since I first did a series of episodes on my FM radio program I used to host then, nothing appears to have been done about the MAIN problems plaguing our rivers in Kathmandu valley. Why? Greed, of course!
After a little over a three years since the earthquake struck and caused major damages to the oldest school in the country, Durbar High School, the oldest high school in the country, has been demolished. It's being reconstructed with help from the Chinese government.
Why do most of the contestants and winners of Miss Nepal beauty pageant belong to BCN (Bahun Chhetri Newar) trio of ethnicities?
My tentative answer is that they are the most privileged groups in the country, and the pageant is of the BCN, by the BCN, for the BCN!
My attempt at inspiring students at Dhaulagiri Boarding School in Jomsom, a village in my home District of Mustang, to pursue their dreams, to break out of the limitations and constraints imposed on them by Nepalese culture and society.