Ghongi snails are what Purnima Mahat hunts for dinner in Sauraha, Nepal. Purnima tells AJ+ how it’s done…and how it tastes. From video journalist Rajneesh Bhandari in Nepal.
Thousands of Nepalese came out to stand by two teenage schoolgirls who were recently attacked with acid and to protest against the government’s inadequate policies for ensuring the safety of women and girls. The girls’ attacker hasn’t been caught.
A group of artists in Nepal are on a mission to transform Kathmandu into a living art gallery. Their PRASAD campaign aims to spread images of Nepalese heroes to inspire young people to make it big in their own country rather than leaving for other pastures.
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.