The government can’t dislocate thousands of people from their indigenous habitat in the name of development. — Read on kathmandupost.com/editorial/2020/07/06/listen-to-khokana Continue reading Listen to Khokana
This picture in the story is not of a communist China, or totalitarian state North Korea, theocratic Iran or Saudi Arabia, or autocratic African countries where the state confiscates the private properties of a political opponent. It is happening in Khokana – a little town of Newa: indigenous people group on the outskirt of the capital city in Nepal. The farmers were trying to till … Continue reading Farmer’s Outcry- Government’s Systemic Repression
Not that long ago on 25th April 2015, a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal that claimed nearly 8000 lives and displaced estimated 200,000 people. After experiencing more than 150 aftershocks and several 5+ Richter scales tremors, people thought that dust had settled and started going back to their houses that were livable. People were trying to recover and come to the terms of unimaginable suffering … Continue reading Short Documentary: Survivors’ Stories Amid Unimaginable Loss
The death toll in Nepal has risen beyond 3,700 after Saturday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The worst earthquake the country has seen in 80 years devastated the capital of Kathmandu along with surrounding areas including the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Arial footage shows the impact across the region. Source: Mashable http://mashable.com/2015/04/27/aerial-footage-nepal-earthquake/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link Continue reading Aerial Footage from Nepal Reveals Earthquake Devastation
My tight-knit community of around 7,000 is also hit hard by this earthquake. The United States Geological Survey reported that a scale of 7.9 magnitude earthquake wrecked Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal. The epicenter was only 35 kilometers, the east of Lamjung, Nepal. At this point, the Nepal Government has confirmed more than 1500 death toll and this number could rise since the … Continue reading #NepalEarthquake 7.9: National Tragedy
Recently, I talked to my folks to keep myself updated about the ongoing development in Khokana. I grew up in a small community of 100 % Newāh or Newār indigenous people group in the outskirt of Kathmandu valley, Nepal. They informed me that real estate business is thriving. Locals are selling their lands like never before. It was not utterly unexpected, yet shocking that Nepalese, especially … Continue reading Where the Green Rice Field Have Gone?