With Many Nepali Men, You Can Take Them Out of Nepal BUT You Can’t Take Nepal Out of Them

I avoided being part of Nepali associations and organizations all the years I lived abroad. Luckily, that wasn't too difficult most of the time because most places I lived in neither had any sizeable Nepali population nor organizations.

One reason behind the avoidance was a discovery I made about many Nepali men -- you can take them out of Nepal, but you can't take Nepal out of them!

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Arranged…Agony for an Adult Daughter

  • Post category:Social Justice
  • Reading time:6 mins read

A reproduction of an Instagram post about a family in Nepal pressuring their young professional adult medical doctor daughter based in Australia to accept an arranged marriage proposal from a complete stranger. In spite of her "No" the day the post was published, it had been three weeks of constant pressure from the family to accept the proposal, completely ignoring her wishes and thus putting her through a lot of mental and emotional agony!

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When Form and Protocol (“Sanskriti”) Generally Take Precedent Over and Is Valued More Than Substance…

  • Post category:Social Justice
  • Reading time:13 mins read

When form and protocol generally take precedent over and is valued more than substance, a society struggles to make social, economic, and political progress. One such form and protocol is showing respect for and/or deferring to old men. In this blog post I demonstrate how two old men use the guise of lack respect for old men as a pretext for silencing young adult women of similar academic and professional stature as them for no other reason than the fact that they are female.

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Hall of Shame VI: The Lockdown Edition

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  • Reading time:6 mins read

The sixth one in the series about Nepal needing a revolution…a revolution of the mind.
Here’s more of one of many MANY reasons why from during the lockdown to contain the coronavirus.

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Stand for Something Much MUCH Bigger Than Yourself…

Stand for something much much bigger than yourself: then you'll see how insignificant you are and how big a difference you can make. Like an ant that tirelessly contributes to the construction of an anthill, something million-billion times bigger than itself!

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