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Astoria Characters: The Woman All Set for Success

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.11.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The fingernails on Jamuna Gurung's hardy hands are just the right length: Short enough to do work, long enough to be stylish.

Protesters Want Nepal Declared An Official Hindu State

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — About 500 protesters demanding Nepal be declared a Hindu state in the country's new constitution clashed with poli...

Nepal Calls: Part Three

Debbie Davis | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

This is third in a series of 'Nepal Calls:',(Nepal Calls: One and Nepal Calls:Two published earlier); emails and images from a pastor, and head of an ...

After a Disaster, What You Find When You are First to Arrive

Michael J. Nyenhuis | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Michael J. Nyenhuis

In the months and years ahead, stress could damage individuals and families. When an earthquake wipes hometowns off maps, psychosocial care is critical and is always part of a long-term, comprehensive response.

Scenes From Nepal: The Disaster Continues

Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche, PhD

Friday night I landed in Kathmandu. In baggage claim, an officer told me most of the dead are old people or women. I asked, 'Why?' Because the first earthquake was on a Saturday.

Why I'm Going to Nepal

Deborah Eriksson | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel
Deborah Eriksson

After almost 15 hours in flight from LAX to Hong Kong, my legs are starting to stiffen up and can't wait to arrive. I still have two more flights to go before landing in Kathmandu. It's hard to imagine the chaos that has taken place since the earthquake.

Nepal Calls: Part Two

Debbie Davis | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Debbie Davis

The following is from Reuben Rai, pastor of Mission Nepal (missionnepal.org), Christian Mission Projects in Nepal: The images are of Sindhupalchowk, ...

Near Nepal's Earthquake Epicenter, Shifting Through Rubble to Find What Remains

Crystal Wells | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Most of the older people we spoke to in Bakrang do not want to leave, despite the challenging landscape. Having lost everything, they will not only need basic relief supplies to get by, but also help to recover.

Children of Bhaktapur Lose Homes, Families

Nate Clark | Posted 05.12.2015 | World
Nate Clark

Back on rubble mound, 16-year-old Mako Gali is smiling. Her smile, despite the loss of her entire family, is almost too much too take and she has to comfort a reporter 25 years her senior.

Earthquake in Nepal: Altruism, Solidarity and Institutionalized Selfishness

Matthieu Ricard | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Matthieu Ricard

Let's hope this this wonderful Himalayan country with its unique cultures and courageous people can survive and flourish in the future.

Delivery in the Disaster Zone

Nate Clark | Posted 05.04.2015 | World
Nate Clark

According to a hospital director in Nepal: "At the moment of the first tremor, we were performing caesarean sections. We brought the patients outside and successfully completed the surgeries. These doctors and nurses never left the patients."

Nepal Earthquake: My Experience in the Heart of Kathmandu

Gemma Hume | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Gemma Hume

The death toll in the earthquake that struck Nepal last weekend has reached 6,000 people. Nearly 14,000 have been injured and there are many thousands still unaccounted for.

These 20 Images From Nepal Capture The Hope Among Earthquake Survivors

The Huffington Post | Good News Editors | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News

A devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, leaving parts of the country in pieces and a rising death toll of over 6,000. Howe...

Rescuers Pull Teen From Rubble 5 Days After Nepal Quake

AP | Todd Pitman | Posted 06.29.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Crowds cheered Thursday as a teenage boy was pulled, dazed and dusty, from the wreckage of a seven-story Kathmandu building t...

The Curse of Kathmandu

Jorge Berástegui | Posted 06.28.2015 | World
Jorge Berástegui

It was the curse of Kathmandu, a city of beautiful temples nestled in a valley, where there is so much clay in the ground that when the monsoon rains come, the tarless streets become a pool of mud.

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 06.26.2015 | 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 06.13.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.