Category: TEXT

Trafficking in Impunity

Ghyangfedi, Nepal – On a cloudy day in October 2018, Nirmala Tamang, 24, was working in a field, gathering food for her family’s cattle. She cut the green leaves with her sickle, expertly bundling them […]

Advent of spring

Photo by : RAJNEESH BHANDARI APR 04 – Come mid-March every year and villages in Humla wake up in a jovial mood, all ready to bid a fond farewell to winter and welcome the onset […]

Autism and education

MAR 31 – Each student should have an individualised education plan, and only a joint parent-teacher effort can help autistic children learn Fourteen-year-old Kastup Lamsal is an autistic child. He sits aloof, doesn’t communicate with […]

Tea-time tales

MAR 21 – It’s a foggy morning in Lalbandi, Sarlahi, and I need my morning tea. I’d thought about ordering a cup at the hotel I’m staying at, but the people there have recommended Binod […]

The show must go on

KATHMANDU, JAN 31 – Sharada Bhusal Jha has her detractors, but the anti-corruption activist says she is determined to stick it out. On Saturday last week, a group of youths carrying a ‘corpse’ walked out of […]

All in a song

APR 19 – Muna Gurung busies herself in the kitchen while her husband, Raj Kumar, strums the guitar in the living room, the pleasant sound of his singing soon filling their one-storied house in Kalanki. […]

A beautiful mind

MAR 29 – Pritish Shakya, 10, adjusts his thick glasses and shifts his attention back to the game he’s playing on his laptop. As he rams the keys, he keeps up a running commentary, telling […]

remembering… A legacy of love

FEB 08 – “Hey ram, hey ram, hey ram….” This was the very phrase I had heard my grandmother chanting, over and over again, when I met her last month. Little did I know then […]

Dashain at a distance

OCT 26 – Much to my mother’s chagrin, I couldn’t make it home to Pokhara this Dashain. But I wasn’t alone. Most journalists like me working in broadcast media don’t get an actual break during […]

Reimagining the newsroom

JUL 27 – Most of my journalist friends in Nepal seem to operate under the impression that multimedia journalism is a distant thing of the future, yet to make much of an impact in the […]