One thing I don’t understand: People feel pain for the loss or miscarriage of their cattle while do not feel the least of the pain when their daughters-in-law miscarriage a baby girl/fetus for thinking, “She can have a baby again.” I am not raising the issue whether a fetus is a baby or not here. Neither am I trying to contest that people should not … Continue reading Mourn the Loss for Cattle Over a Human Baby?
I had the opportunity to interact with several teenagers of both sexes during my six weeks stay in Nepal. I had firsthand experience of how those young minds think and behave alike. The education system and the unreasonable demands from the parents that their children become who they want them to be when they grow up have equally played a vital role in molding and … Continue reading A Failing Education System
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
In my recent visit to Nepal, my ol’ childhood good friends invited me to their office for a meeting. They have been working in the field of child rights and education. In their debriefing on how they are impacting the Nepali society in the far west Nepal, my friend told me that their vigorous effort to eliminate the malpractice of spending a month in “goth” or … Continue reading Spending a Month in “Goth” – Chhaupadi Pratha
Internet is very slow here. It’s, however, better than the ancient dialup where you would wait for your modem to dial and connect to the net. Yet, it’s just not good enough to update apps in my laptop, tablets or posting pictures or backing up datas in my devices. Sometimes I get frustrated when I can’t write right away the ideas that are popping in my … Continue reading Sluggish Internet But Ridiculous Price
#YesAllWomen This is the epitome of how women are abused and violated for no reason. A reason for assaulting Tanka Maya in this case is that she allegedly lost or hid the key of her husband’s motorbike! Even if she had lost the key of the motorbike, it is inhumane to inflict such a pain on her. Beating her is driven by a bastion of … Continue reading End Domestic Violence: Unveil a Coward Hiding Behind a Veil of Machismo
नौ वर्ष पूरा भएर दश वर्ष लागिसकेछ मैले कुनै पनि नेपाली चलचित्र नहेरेको । त्यसयता हेर्ने कहिल्यै जाँगर पनि चलेन । हाम्रा छिमेकी ठुल्दाइको बलिउडबाट जस्ताको तस्तै नेपालीमा उतारेको, अङ्रेजीमा भन्छन् नी ‘कपी क्याट’ हेर्ने न मसँग बेकाइदाको फुर्सत थियो, न त हलसम्म पुग्ने रहर, न त पैसाको बोट ! एकाध नेपाली चलचित्र हाम्रो देशको वस्तुपरक छ, बाँकी सबै उही हो – अर्थ न बर्थ, … Continue reading अभिनय भनेको खेल हो ?
I found out a case study and a report on Chhaupadi Pratha in Mid and Far-Western regions of Nepal as of late. I had never heard about this kind of malpractice called “Chhaupadi Pratha” before. But when I read about it, my jaws were wide-opened in an utter shock that this practice bars women from their daily activities like work, school, and deprive them of … Continue reading Chhaupadi Pratha: An Actus Reus