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Viral Swimming Pool Video Shows 2010 Mexico Earthquake, Not Nepal (CORRECTION)

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

CORRECTION: Closed-circuit TV video that purported to show the effects of the earthquake in Nepal -- and was published as such Monday in The Huffingto...

Devastating Earthquake in Nepal: Humanitarian Relief and Tackling Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

I remember looking at the thousands of flimsy shacks and hovels lining Kathmandu's dusty slums and the sturdier, but still precarious, multi-tiered family homes, and the cheaply-built apartment blocks and ornate temples that collectively give the city its colorful distinctive appearance. We all understood and feared what a big earthquake would surely do there.

The Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

Apart from the geographic information and aesthetic pleasure offered by this exhibition, one can't help taking a socio-political stance. In her vision statement, Davis states that "the project contributes to dialogue about the international art trade...[it] provides a forum for acknowledging losses of Nepal's deities and exchanges ideas on preserving what remains."

The Dark Streets of Patan - Nepal Manages the Energy Deficit With Rolling Blackouts

Janne Riikonen | Posted 04.06.2015 | World
Janne Riikonen

It's 7 p.m., but it feels like midnight. The city of Patan in Nepal is already sleeping. The large city subsumed in the greater Kathmandu area is k...

Surreal Videos Capture The Moments After A Plane Crash-Lands In Nepal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying 224 people skidded off the runway Wednesday and crash-landed in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. The...

Meet The Man Who Put Nepal On The Tourist Map

OZY | MIKE MCDOWALL | Posted 02.05.2015 | World

A single pomelo tree in Kathmandu is credited with feeding the creativity of writers, musicians and even politicians. But its owner, Karna Sakya, gets...

South Asia: On the Cusp of Regional Connectivity

Nisha Biswal | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Nisha Biswal

The United States sees a South Asia with unlimited potential, not only to dramatically increase trade within the region but to also reach out to regional neighbors in Central and Southeast Asia.

Yantra 3.0, an Art/Science/Tech Festival, Is All Set to Launch in Kathmandu

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 01.04.2015 | Technology
Niranjan Kunwar

The press meet unfolded as organic guided tours. There were no formal presentations or copious note-taking; no specific starting time.

Falling in Love With Kathmandu's Trash Heaps

Robert J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.19.2014 | Travel
Robert J. Rosenthal

I'd like to believe that with time and distance from the 1996-2006 insurgency, this issue, and others, will be ironed out and given the attentions -- and solutions -- it deserves.

Rewriting Nepal: 2014 Is Marked by Sparkling English-Language Debuts

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 11.08.2014 | Books
Niranjan Kunwar

English language writers who reported regularly during the People's War have come up with their first book. Pulled into the chaos, the texts they have produced are authoritative accounts, must-reads for anyone vaguely interested in or associated with Nepal.

La.Lit, a Literary Magazine, Launches Third Print Volume at City Museum of Kathmandu

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

What kind of space -- literary, cultural, socio-political, psycho-emotional -- does a Nepali writing in English have in Nepal? And in the world?

A New Wave of Artists, Writers, Educators and Managers is Helping Kathmandu Open Up

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Niranjan Kunwar

On a perfect spring evening The City Museum of Kathmandu, led by its director Kashish Das Shrestha, hosted a crowd of nearly 200 for a unique event titled Khumbila.

Everest Tragedy Exposes Big Business Interests At Play

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

* Nepal faces season without successful Everest ascent * Death of 16 sherpas in accident sparks crisis * Climbing world'...

Edushala

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Niranjan Kunwar

We want to involve people from all walks of life -- not just students seeking after-school courses but housewives and retirees who are looking to learn a particular skill in a collaborative, interactive environment. So, why Edushala?

10 Things That Helped Me Reconnect With Kathmandu

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 11.12.2013 | Travel
Niranjan Kunwar

Every city has its own wonders and pitfalls. So does Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city. Returning to my hometown after a long stretch in the West was challenging in many ways. But over the past five months, I found ways to reconnect with Kathmandu.

Kolor Kathmandu Injects Color Into the Nepali Consciousness

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts
Niranjan Kunwar

The Kolor Kathmandu murals inject much-needed splashes of color into the Nepali consciousness: They compel you to reimagine your national identity and redesign your idea of hope and possibility.

Waiting for Truth and Justice in Nepal

Tracy Fehr | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Tracy Fehr

For the thousands of conflict-affected widows -- such as Sita and Radha -- and their families, amnesty is not an option. The Supreme Court must end the culture of impunity that has so far defined Nepal's post-conflict transition.

Fighting Climbers On Mt. Everest Reach Truce

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A truce has been reached between three foreign climbers and Nepalese Sherpa guides who were involved in a fistfight on Mount Everes...

Pot Laws Relaxed For Festival

Reuters | Gopal Sharma | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weird News

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Ringed by an endless stream of pilgrims at an ancient temple in Kathmandu, Hindu holy man Mahant ...

Bim, The Boy From Beit Chabad

Baila Olidort | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Baila Olidort

Bim arrived at the Chabad House last year, naked but for a plastic bag that he used for some cover. One of hundreds of children exploited for profit on Kathmandu's dangerous streets, he fixed his eyes on a rabbinical student, and asked for help. He wouldn't leave until the student brought him back to Chabad.

The Practice of Child Brides

Gordon Brown | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Gordon Brown

If every girl is to go to school then we will have to end the practice of child brides. Universal education is not possible until children are able to grow up as girls -- not brides.

CNN Hero Of The Year 2012 Rescues Nepali Children From Prison

Posted 12.03.2012 | Impact

When Pushpa Basnet, 29, visited a Nepali prison as a social work student she knew she had to act fast. "I saw a small 8-month-old child. I could n...

Kathmandu Chronicles, Part 2

Farryn Weiner | Posted 01.15.2013 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

A journey is not always what you make of it. Often, it's what they make of it -- the people you meet along the way, the lives you fall into, change or in many cases, interrupt.

Create Your Own Rite of Passage, Send Your Son to Kathmandu

Kate Gale | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

The country needs men and women who make room for each other to think, who listen to each other. In the old story, women waited while men acted. In this new story, we can all act together.

$240 Changed Bikram's Life

Elizabeth MacNairn | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth MacNairn

In Nepal, people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals. They live in extreme poverty, are poorly educated, and generally excluded by the rest of society. Amid such stigma, they have to overcome so much to simply meet their basic needs.