Bhutan has long been celebrated as the nation that measures its gross national happiness. But it seems that not all of its citizen’s happiness is accounted for. For the past twenty five years thousands of Bhutanese refugees have been living in camps in eastern Nepal. Negotiations between the two nations on their behalf have repeatedly […]
In the remote hills of Humla in Nepal women have more than one husband. The older members of the Lama community says the tradition has works well. It saves money and makes running a family easier. Rajneesh Bhandari reports.
In remote villages Nepalese women are coming to the fore from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo. 22 Nov 2013 | by Rajneesh Bhandari | ì | Economy & Trade – Original Feature As men leave to look for jobs elsewhere, in Hattibangai village women are replacing husbands and sons on the farming field. At their side […]
Prisons in Nepal are holding double the number of inmates they were built for. One of Nepal’s oldest prisons- Palpa prison is in critical condition and human right activists say as a result it could collapse in on the prisoners. Rajneesh Bhandari went to western Nepal to find out more on this.
People in the Nepal are going with out electricity for up to 12 hours a day—due to daily power cuts. Nepal only produces about half its electricity needs mainly from hydropower. As Rajneesh Bhandari from Kathmandu reports in winter when there is not enough water there is no enough power to go around.
Nepal: Search Continues for Missing Aussie Trekker from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo.
Despite 3rd Sex Recognition, Life is Hard for Transgenders in Nepal from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo. With long curly hair and a particularly feminine outfit Neelam Paudel, is busy applying make-up. 21-year-old Neelam is transgender and likes to dress as a woman. When she discovered her own sexual orientation, it was not an easy […]
Bihar midday meal tragedy puts poorest kids’ future at risk from Rajneesh Bhandari on Vimeo. 25 Jul 2013 | by Rajneesh Bhandari India’s worst midday meal tragedy has cost lives of many innocent children. 23 children died while several others are hospitalised after eating the midday meal in Bihar’s Dharmasti Gandaman village earlier in […]
By Rajneesh Bhandari and Alyssa Kim July 20th, 2013 Poisoning from a school lunch killed 23 children from the northeastern Indian state of Bihar on Tuesday. One villager talks about the effect the tragedy had on his family.