• Glory of the Himalaya

    March 24, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    The Himalaya was nature’s gift to Nepal when, millions of years ago, the Indo-Australian Tectonic Plate collided with the Eurasian Tectonic Plate, forming what is now called the abode of snow (Himalaya).  It is, according to geologists, the youngest group of mountains on planet Earth.  The...

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  • The Rickshaw Ride: Fun, Fear & Reality

    February 4, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    I have always been very excited and glad whenever I get a chance to travel outside valley (which I don’t get mostly). This year, going to Eastern Nepal was a very magnificent experience. I had opportunity to try many things which were left undone until. One of the fun things I tried this time was...

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  • Identity Crisis: Am I Nepali?

    February 1, 2016 •NEPAL •Author:

    Growing up abroad we heard words like BBCD – British Born Confused Desis (substituted ABCD for Americans), Coconut (brown on the outside white inside) and plenty of other stereotypes that were used to put ‘people like us’ in a box. Back then, I was very much a Nepali who had just been living...

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  • “Back off India:” Is it working?

    December 28, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    I neither understand the purpose nor the strategy of my Nepali brothers and sisters who take their protests to the streets. Ever since India allegedly imposed economic sanctions on Nepal, Nepali citizens have been going through a rough time in the wake of the coming harsh winter. It is absolutely...

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  • Dear Madhes!

    December 4, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Dear Madhes, It is 100th day of shutdown!!! One hundred day in 365 days amounts to some 27.39 %. And for this much time- you have been silently shouting by staying stagnant. Thanks to the Earthquake that had least impact in Terai ( in comparison) and now- how life is out of gear makes it …...

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  • Message to Madhesi Youth

    November 22, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Dear Madhesi Youth friends, I was born and raised in Terai. I understand the language and I know the culture/customs to a large extent. I used to cut banana trees during Chhath Puja, and excitedly eat the Prasad after the puja. My next door neighbor was a Madhesi. And, before you make judgement...

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  • Why Nepalese Can’t Get Along: A Diagnosis of the Problem

    November 9, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Mr. Shiv Raj Bhatt, Technical Adviser of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Government of Solomon Islands, wroteNepal is “Landlocked with Bad Neighbours” this is one of the reasons that keep poor countries poorer and in conflict trap despite international aid and support — this...

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  • FC Dead Runners Crowned Champions Again!

    October 19, 2015 •NEPAL, SPORTS •Author:

    HOUSTON, October, 17, 2015 Once again, Football Club (FC) Dead Runners have been crowned the Champions of Houston among Nepalese community. FC Dead Runners claimed the title of Champions after defeating Everest Football Club by 4-0 in the exciting final match. Dead Runners are now back to back...

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  • Dear ungrateful, unappreciative Nepali Citizen

    October 14, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

      This is a rant of mixed emotions. A lot of anger mixed with heartbreak from the earthquake that killed so many people yet failed to bring this country together. On behalf of the 8000 people who died and thousands of others who lost something irreplaceable: Dear ungrateful, unappreciative...

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  • Indo-Sino Relationship of Nepal: An Analysis

    September 30, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    By- Dr. Deepak Simkhada What commonality do Nepalis have with the Chinese?  None.  What makes me say this?  Because we don’t speak the same language, we don’t use the same script, we don’t eat the same food (although occasionally we eat at a Chinese restaurant), we don’t wear the same...

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  • Help Nepal @ Avant Garden, Houston

    June 13, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    A Night of Dance and Art in support of Nepal! Almost 50 days has reached since the first earthquake hit Nepal in April 25, 2015 with a magnitude of 7.8 Richter scale (USGS). Hundreds of aftershocks have been felt ever since & it hasn’t come to full stop. The 5.7 Richter scale was just...

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  • Nepalese in Houston Light Candles for Nepal

    April 27, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    April 26, 2015, Houston, Texas Nepalese in Houston gathered in downtown, Houston today to light candles in vigil for beautiful lives lost in Nepal due to the deadliest 7.8 Magnitude earthquake. Despite the drizzling rain, Nepalese showed up in hundreds to show their support for the lives lost in...

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  • Is Marriage a Private Affair?

    April 23, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Is marriage a private affair? My teacher asked whole class before teaching the lesson. ‘Marriage is a private affair’ by Chinua Achebe. Few guys said from the back, Yes it is! I shouted Nah! It is not. How can it be private affair? What is there so private in marriage? If you talk...

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  • Glimpses of Bisket Jatra in Thimi

    April 17, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Did you desperately want to go and see Bisket Jatra after reading our last article?? But unfortunately you have not managed!!! Don’t worry we have collected some candid moments from the jatra for you to see. Enjoy the Jatra!!!! Photo credit: Roshan Raut          ...

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  • Bisket Jatra: A Historical Tale

    April 14, 2015 •NEPAL •Author:

    Bisket jatra is a ancient traditional jatra which is celebrated in the old and religious city Bhaktapur situated 18 km away from Kathmandu. Bisket jatra,is a jatra, which marks end of chaitra(march-april), last Nepali month to baisakh(april-may), beginning month of Nepali calendar, welcoming the...

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