Kathmandulivinglabs.org has launched a very very useful online tool for reporting incidents and mobilizing relief. Want to know more?
As if the Nepalese people needed more suffering....
Coined by a good friend of mine, Hornmandu as another label for the city of Kathmandu is quite apt. Here's why!
We have two untouchables in Nepal: the ones most others don't want to touch and the ones most others can't touch! A lone man of conviction and principle is trying a group who fall in the latter camp putting his life on the line!
In Nepal, it seems, some rights -- even when it infringes on the rights of others -- can be asserted especially when you can back it up with violence! In other words, some rights -- granted by the law and constitution of the country -- which you should be able to assert peacefully, you might not assert, or be able to assert, because of the threat of violence against you!
A day-by-day account of my dealing with a few government offices in Nepal trying to get an official paper way back in 1999. In other words, this is all about the farce that is the Nepalese bureaucracy.