On 23 April, Kalpana Shrestha dropped her four-year-old daughter off at her mother's house for a few days. Kalpana returned home to her village in Sano Sirubari, two hours away in the central part of Nepal, but promised to pick her up soon.
Over 700 people from all walks of life assembled in a large conference room in the United Nations headquarters last weekend to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
Driving along the dusty, single-lane road from Dolakha to Kathmandu on the holiday of Maha Shiva Raatri provides an unexpected reminder of the whimsical ingenuity of childhood.
Adolescent girls in developing countries miss schools for at least five days every month -- 60 days in a year during their menstrual cycle due to the lack of access to sanitary napkins and unhygienic conditions at schools. Many of them fall behind in their classes.
Energy is at the forefront of most economic, environmental and developmental issues the world faces today. In Nepal, roughly 80% of the population l...
The people of Nepal are wading through problem after problem, many of which are incomprehensible until you really take interest.
Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespa...
International Women's Day is a time when we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. It's also a time when organisations, including Womankind Worldwide, make a rallying cry to ensure that the momentum for change in women's rights and gender equality continues. The fight is not over yet.
My Sister -- a Minneapolis-based apparel company-- is trying to combat human trafficking, one t-shirt sale at a time. Six percent of their proceeds directly fund work being done through two nonprofits: MN Girls Are Not For Sale, and Maiti Nepal.
2.3 billion people worldwide lack access to reliable electricity. In Nepal roughly 80% of the population live in rural mountainous regions that have l...
One of the silent crises confronting our world today is the pervasive and unprecedented degradation of biological diversity on our planet. Consider that the current extinction rate is more than 1,000 times the baseline extinction rate.
It is a fact that in the year 2016, the majority of young people in Greece are trapped in the whirl of unemployment and illegal labor. However, there ...
Nine months after the 2015 earthquake devastated central Nepal, a confusing mix of early success and later failures continue to quash expectations of millions of people. The immediate toll was quantifiable: Nearly 9,000 people perished.
A group in Kathmandu shared experiences about intimacy, sex and relationships. They realized they had to take this journey further and talk about the fundamentally gender-insensitive and often misogynistic treatment so many of them had been subjected to.
One would expect that anyone living under such circumstances must be extremely unhappy, right? But everyone I photographed was friendly, hopeful and positive.
A new, life-and-death definition was brought home to Nepal on 25th April 2015. That's when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 8,500 Nepalese, and left an estimated 2.5 million others displaced.