Sushil Koirala isn’t just a doctor, he’s a healer of the soul, too. He’s been handing out roses for years to break down social stigmas in Nepal. And on World Leprosy Day, he wants patients with the disease to know they’re important too. From video journalist Rajneesh Bhandari in Nepal.
Nepal hasn’t had a constitution for almost a decade, and the government is missing deadlines due to partisan politics. Tired of waiting, protesters are in the streets, demanding a draft by the Jan. 22 deadline.
There was a beauty pageant in Nepal this weekend … for elephants. The 11th annual Elephant Festival attracts tourists and promotes awareness for elephant conservation. “This festival reminds us of our responsibilities towards wildlife,” the Nepal Tourism Board said in a statement.
Majipa Lakhe is a traditional dance form practiced in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. But amid modernization and a lack of support from the government, Majipa Lakhe is on the brink of extinction. This is a story of faith and the struggle to keep it alive.