| September 23, 2017
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Salvaging sewage

A couple of years ago, a college trip took my classmates and I to the Gujeshwori Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kathmandu. On my part, it was a well-anticipated trip as I had many questions about why the river systems of…
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Search for the lost trace

Issues surrounding investigation of the disappeared persons have been front and center for quite a while now. They have been analyzed and discussed from various angles and points of view. However while political, security and judicial concerns have been bought…
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Periodic blues

For four to five consecutive days a month approximately 95% of girls and women in the Mid and Far Western Development regions in Nepal live among the cattle, have limited access to nutritious food, and face many a restrictions in…
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The culture of katha

I remember Aama reading to me when I was little. Before putting me to bed, she would always read me a story. It wasn’t always picture books. Sometimes, it would be something she was reading and would just read out…
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Thrifty travel

Most of the time, airfare is the biggest expenditure of any vacation we plan. It takes up a major chunk of our hard earned savings. Now you may think there is no way around this little conundrum but over the…
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A festering wound

More than a year has passed since the earthquake reduced our nation to rubble and instilled a fear of the smallest of tremors, be it somebody suddenly pushing the chair you are sitting on or someone simply saying they felt…
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Tales of Tibet

The first thing you’ll see when you enter the Tibet Museum of Natural Sciences in Lhasa is a sculpture depicting a man plowing a field. There are also several other images showing how farmers in China used to work in…
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