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.
By BHADRA SHARMA, ELLEN BARRY and RAJNEESH BHANDARI OCT. 16, 2014 KATMANDU, Nepal — Freezing, exhausted and blinded by snow, Yakov Megreli, an Israeli medical student, had a few minutes to make a choice. He could spend the night shivering in a flimsy wooden tea stall with a few others, as snowdrifts crept up the walls […]
BY Rajneesh Bhandari | Apr. 21, 2014 | 1:18 Kaji Sherpa is a climber who survived the avalanche Friday on Mount Everest. From a hospital bed in Katmandu, he recounted the disaster that killed at least 13 Sherpas.
BY Vikram Singh, Rajneesh Bhandari and Taige Jensen | May. 9, 2014 | Footage captured minutes before April’s deadly Everest avalanche highlights the Sherpas’ pride and resilience, which support not only Western expeditions but also the Sherpas’ families far below. Related: Article: A Sherpa’s Final Moments
Three days after an avalanche killed 13 Sherpas on Mount Everest, a funeral procession was held for six of them in Kathmandu. By Rajneesh Bhandari
Nepal’s Himalaya region has inspired mythology both ancient and modern, including the British author James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizon,” which coined the term “Shangri-La” in 1933 to describe the heavenly nature of the region. But today, all is not well in paradise. HUMLA DISTRICT, NEPAL—For more than five years, the Humla region of Nepal’s Himalayas […]