I am no Chobani who is able to announce a huge pledge towards refugee solutions. I am no celebrity or a billionaire with foundations dedicated to charity. What I am, though, is a simple human motivated by my faith and burdened by the humanitarian crisis in my country. There is not a night I don’t think of all the people in Nepal who have been … Continue reading This Hope We Have
I wish I never had to continue writing on this topic after blogging two series (Part I/Part II) in the past. I stumbled upon the same people, same airport, and same airline but the only differences were that I stayed in the different hotel, had different food and a new experience that changed my perception toward Nepalese migrant workers. You find them where not but every … Continue reading Nepalese Around the Globe: Doha, Qatar – Part III
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
“Son, we had everything the other day; today we have nothing.” This is the first thing my dad said when I first got hold of him after the second day of the earthquake. There was a long silence from both ends. Continue reading Homeless in Their Seventies…
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
Surely, Nepal has its challenges. The many generations prior leading up to now have been the unfortunate beneficiaries of poor policies and agreements that were sealed less than a century ago with the then British India. Nepal continues to bear the brunt of politicians with no set goals or vision. They will remain corrupt as long as they can. They will give a blind eye and … Continue reading Nepal – Can It Compare to Switzerland, Really?