The harsh reality of being a woman in Nepal

Two days ago I read an article in the Annapurna Post about how in a village in the Terai where a public college had opened up, the daughters-in-law were finally given permission to study even though they were married (!). I really hate the situation women are still in nowadays in Nepal. But before damning the situation, let us look at the particulars first. You ...

Corruption in Nepal – is there a way to get rid of it?

The Nepali Podcast is part language practice for myself and part an introduction to this blog post. To further elaborate on my thoughts I will explain now in greater detail in English. I personally believe that the way corruption is institutionalized in Nepal is maybe the biggest obstacle in the way of a economic and social prospering in Nepal. Corruption is based on a very ...

Will Nepal’s tourism revive in October 2015?

अर्थ / अर्थनीति [artha(-niiti)] (economy) माैसम [mausam] (weather) विदेशी [wideshii] (foreign) पहिरो [pahiro] (landslide) Tourism has been an important part of Nepal’s अर्थ / अर्थनीति [artha(-niiti)]. Statistics suggest that it has contributed almost 4% of GDP in 2013 (which interestingly is low in global comparison – the average global GDP contribution of tourism is almost 10%). Obviously, after the earthquake, shocked tourists have rushed out ...

How to empower Nepal?

पैसा [paisaa] (money) विकास [wikaas] (development) शक्ति [shakti] (power, energy) वातावरण [waataawaraN] (environment) स्वार्थ [swaarth] (selfishness) गुनासो [gunaaso] (complain) I have donated money two weeks ago to the Party BibekSheel Nepali as it was recommended to me from several people whose judgment I trust as doing effective work. Of course there is never a certainty that this is true, but no other source had been ...