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

Niranjan Kunwar | Posted 09.08.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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'...


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.

PHOTOS: Polaroids From Kathmandu

Mike Schreiber | Posted 12.30.2012 | Travel
Mike Schreiber

For this trip, I decided it would be a great idea to bring my big old Polaroid Land Camera with 6 or 7 packs of film (along with a few other cameras). I'd planned to do a daily journal, taking a Polaroid every day.

Nepal Avalanche Kills At Least 9

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 11.23.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche hit about two dozen climbers in a camp high on a Himalayan peak at the start of Nepal's autumn climbing season, k...

The Kathmandu Chronicles

Farryn Weiner | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel
Farryn Weiner

Nepal is not a stop over, nor is it a vacation destination. It's intense, it's uncomfortable, it's frustrating and chaotic and surprising.

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm

Michael Shank | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Michael Shank

Given the World Bank's focus on poverty, economics and climate, and given Sachs' wealth of experience in all three, there is no better candidate.

PHOTOS: 10 Lessons Learned Between Kathmandu And Delhi

Anne Sobel | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Anne Sobel

There are many times when I was in the poorest sections of India when I struggled to justify why I would travel to a place with such dramatic poverty for my own amusement.

Nepal: No Amnesties for Wartime Abuses

Human Rights Watch | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(Kathmandu) – Five years after the end of Nepal’s civil war, victims are still waiting for justice, Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum ...

Romancing the Snake

Jeff Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jeff Greenwald

When Nepalis make their offerings to the snake this Saturday to celebrate Nag Panchami, they'll be thinking less about molting than about primal power.

'Himalayan Viagra' Murders Ruling Delayed

AFP | Claire Cozens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KATHMANDU (AFP) -- A tiny court in one of Nepal's most remote areas Wednesday postponed its verdict on 36 men charged with murdering a group of farmer...

Aubrey Sacco Search In Nepal Hampered By Lack Of Witnesses, Records

CNN | Jason Hanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(CNN) -- Three weeks into his personal search for his daughter in Nepal, Colorado lawyer Paul Sacco keeps running into this: The last trace of 23-year...